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Old 05-16-2017, 12:18 PM   #126
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6 max would generate more rake. Casinos would love 6 max, but players won't play it.
Depends on the reduced rake structure. If you reduce rake at 6 that probably isn't true.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:21 PM   #127
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If the casino was going to run 6 max games, they would not give a reduced rake for that game I can assure you.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:29 PM   #128
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Very true. At my place they wouldn't play 6-max without a reduced rake so it wouldn't happen.

If a game goes down to 6 and the dealer over-rakes you should see the players gripe.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:27 PM   #129
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If a game goes down to 6 it's not a 6 max. It's a 9 or 10 max.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:11 PM   #130
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I mainly play a time rake game so my comment was saying I'd gladly pay the difference in rake to play 6max.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:48 PM   #131
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If a game goes down to 6 it's not a 6 max. It's a 9 or 10 max.

But of course. Wasn't my point but nevermind.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:04 PM   #132
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The problem tends to be that even if you have live players who want to play 6 handed. Someone gets up and walks, or someone leaves and their isn't a list to fill the seat no you are five handed .... and if someone else walks or busts out you are 4 handed and it is even harder to get live players to play that short. The online players are used to seats being filled immediately and its just so much harder to do that in a live game
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:17 AM   #133
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Fidget Spinners?

How long before we start seeing these fidget spinners at the poker tables?

Would you have a problem if your neighbor(s) is spinning his while at the table?
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:23 AM   #134
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Re: Fidget Spinners?

http://www.gq.com/story/fidget-spinners-explained

I feel like poker players shuffle chips instead?
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:27 AM   #135
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I feel like poker players shuffle chips instead?
I can see people who are new to the game (younger), or don't know how to do any chip tricks could bring them in.

They could double as a card protector too.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:19 PM   #136
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They could double as a card protector too.
This is what I've been waiting to see.

My kid has an ass load of these things. He's making a killing at school buying them for $3 on eBay and selling them to his classmates for $8. He sold the first couple for $3 and told me about it when he asked to get more. I explained mark up to him and I may have created a monster.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:23 PM   #137
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I feel like poker players shuffle chips instead?
Saw one at the table for the nightly tournament at Talking Stick maybe 2 months ago. Didn't know what it was at the time, but have since seen stories like above in local media, usually highlighting the ADD/ADHD therapeutic "value". Gentleman was mid- to late-twenties, couldn't put it down. Luckily (!!) I was out early (as usual) so it never got too annoying.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:22 PM   #138
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I am good with anything that a player does physically without conscious or deliberate thought. All the more opportunities for tells
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:00 PM   #139
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Well, I must have been psychic.

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Old 05-28-2017, 08:35 PM   #140
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At Bay 101 in San Jose, it's $5 rake for 8-9 handed. $3 for 6-7 handed and only $1 for 5 or less players.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:24 PM   #141
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This is what I've been waiting to see.

My kid has an ass load of these things. He's making a killing at school buying them for $3 on eBay and selling them to his classmates for $8. He sold the first couple for $3 and told me about it when he asked to get more. I explained mark up to him and I may have created a monster.

Not the best of images...

But good job teaching some American capitalism!
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:54 AM   #142
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Re: Live Casino Poker 2017 Low-Content/Chat Thread

Just wanted to x-post the following because I found it to be an interesting glimpse into poker history.

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I used to live in Tucson & played poker there all the time between about 1993 to about 2002. Actually, I was playing the 1st day they opened the 1st casino, it wasn't the DD, but I think it was called Casino of the Sun.

At one of the Indian Casinos (they all were).....because of some type of law the house wasn't allowed to back any blackjack. But for some reason I'm not sure of....they were allowed to spread it and deal it if one of the people that was a reg. there or somebody that heard about it......would be the person putting up the money to run the games themself.

So you had people tripping over each other to be the house against the players in BJ. The person would have to be checked out to see if they were clean and had enough money to handle it if the house got killed once in a while. I'm not sure of what the limits were, but I know they were at least $100 a hand.

They may have changed depending on who was backing the games that day.
Usually the person backing the game would be sitting there watching it to see how they were doing.

One more thing....I was surprised how much abuse some of these dealers took from some real s-bags. One night a guy that had that M.O. walked up to an empty BJ table and bet $100 on each spot - I forget how many Blackjack players sit at one table, around 7 I think?

Anyway, this guy hits a few hands and busts out. And he stood on the rest of the hands with like 18 to 20. And if I remember, this young girl that was dealing had a face card showing and when she turned up the other card it was a 6.....and as luck would have it, she pulls out the next card and its a 5.

Well this guy started cursing all sorts of foul stuff about her & I think she was just very young and hadn't run into these types before and she started crying and left the room while he's behind her telling her it was her fault that he lost $700 in a few minutes in between the nasty stuff he was saying.

I don't want to finish that right now with some more info....but that was mainly the deal.

I remember that there were bad beat jackpots there and for a while they were rigged. It was done on graveyard shift. Shift manager in on it. Dealer too of course. A prop player was always involved. And they always had a blocker for the camera for the BBJ table where the Jackpot got hit.

Eventually too many people knew or were suspicious and there was some kind of investigation. Shift manager gone....don't remember how it all played out.

But when the Desert Diamond opened....thats where the traffic went because it was much cleaner & more professionally run. It was on Valencia Road on the South Side. I'm talking like 1993 or 4 to 2001 or 2.

When it was on Valencia there was plenty of action although it was all limit. Spread Hold-em Omaha/8 and seven stud mostly. If u played a lot u got to know most of the people. Most afternoons they had $3-$6 and $6-$12 going and at night usually a $10-$20.

Busy weekends....usually a $15-$30 & rarely a $20-$40. There were some real characters around then. If somebody posted a player in those times here....90% chance I'd know them.

But they ruined it.....they moved it from Valencia Road and put it several miles further away down the highway in the middle of nowhere & most of the action dried up. That was a bummer.

You could always drive up around the Phoeniz area and they had bigger games there too.....but if I remember....and I should....it was about a 90 mile drive & not many folks from Tucson would make the 3 hour round-trip drive too often. I moved to GA in November of 2003 & haven't played in a brick and mortar since....& I miss them. Online poker for Americans sucks now although it was really good until 2006....all downhill from there IMHO.

Wow does time go by fast. And you know that where there is a lot of money around, you got some bad apples. They used to have promos like giving away a brand new nice car of some kind & how it workyed was that every time you got a really strong hand in hold-em....you got to fill out a slip.....and they would put all the slips in a wire tubular thing (theres a name for these, but can't pull it up right now) & all these slips would end up in there. On prize day, somebody would spin the thing around and pull out a slip with the winners name on it.

And one of the times.....I guy I knew pretty well said a few minutes b4 the draw.....the cars mine....you watch and see. And he didn't play nearly as much as a lot of the regs. Anyway - he did win the car. I'm guessing the guy that drew the slip had palmed one with this guys name on it and they had some kind of deal worked out.

And I saw it done again......twice altogether. A guy that almost never played. He was too busy snorting coke & chasing women. He probably had one or two slips in there as opposed to some of the regs that may have had 200. And he came that day for the drawing. What a coincidence. And yep - he won - it was 2 cars this time I think but I don't remember for sure.

But over-all, when the Diamond was on Valencia, it was good times playing cards. And they always had at least 1 or 2 games running all night.

I could tell some interesting stories from those days....but I doubt too many people on this forum were regs there during those years and I'm tired of typing.

I'll mention 1 other thing now. When they spread Omaha/8 some of the Indian dealers didn't have a clue. Especially when maybe 2 players split low and 1 for high & there were sidepots for a player that was all-in & they couldn't figure out who had the best low hand....the players basically ran those games by telling the dealer what to do.

Although sometimes with a whole lot of stuff going on in a hand - you had to cut them some slack because it wasn't an easy thing to do early in a dealers career.

Oh, I got a better story thats funny & interesting and anybody around those days would remember this.....but I'll post it some time in the near future...too tired now.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 PM   #143
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Re: Live Casino Poker 2017 Low-Content/Chat Thread

What would everyone think of the following redesign?

> Live Poker [This would be simply the title of the section like Two Plus Two, Fantasy Sports, General Poker, etc., and not a forum.]
Rules & Etiquette
Venues
Communities [This forum would combine threads from Regional Communities and MTTc and also allow for trip reports, low-content threads, etc.]
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Re: Live Casino Poker 2017 Low-Content/Chat Thread

Answer over here, though, please:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...dered-1683346/

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