This is definitely by far the easiest poker room to win at ive ever seen, and one of the largest ever not counting the commerce. ive had 100% winning sessions here, which is getting my hourly built back up but slowly when its over 1000 total hours to average in. and ive never had a winning session lower than $192. most of the wins have been quite big $700-800+.
a lot of the policies here really bugs me though. do they bug anyone else?
in vegas, new players are given the courtesy of being able to buyin at the table. In fact, ive never seen ANY casino where this isnt done. yet here, if u dont buy chips at the cage before sitting down, they make u walk all the way back. it just seems kind of rude.
they also take a $2 rake at $10 plus $1 jackpot and the rake gets bigger as the pot grows, not sure what it caps out at. but on small pots its worse than vegas, although not as bad as cali thats for sure.
another thing that seems rude is when ordering food, napkins are never packed into the bag with the food, and if u dont think to act the cocktail waitress (who brings the food which is WEIRD all its own) u just dont have them. theyd make bigger tips if they always were in the habit of asking "do u want any napkins?"
and my good friend Rob will hate to hear that they use the $2 chips here and its next to impossible to get a decent amount of $1 chips. u are constantly short of $1's due to this, and if u need to put in a $5 to pay the BB or SB, the dealer is always giving u $2s back instead of $1s, worsening the shortage.
Plus no button straddle here either.
However its really nice u never ever have to wait for seats unless u are arriving early in the morning or something. i usually arrive late in the day til like 3am, and never ever have to wait for a seat. not even once. early in the morning before noon is the only time theyres a wait. But people shouldnt be coming at that time of day to do their playing anyway if they want good games and good action.
and heres the worst part--dealers arent allowed to play where they work--and u have no chance to win back from them the money they just dealt u out of a few minutes ago because they take all their business to the Other casino by state law.
so if u move to MD to be a dealer u might want to keep that in mind so u dont lose ur right to play here. this is about the only place theyres hiring dealers.
i just got a text from cooldave explaining how to do a screenshot on an iphone 5. will have to check it out and verify it works. a screenshot would work to show texts but not the whole pages of texts, id still need to do multiple screenshots.
i need to somehow decide where ill be staying because its a pain in the butt to be needing to check out or change rooms all the time and the high prices of rooms here arent so good either. couldnt get the great deal from yesterday again. Paid $139 plus tax today.
i like being able to use the shuttle back and forth all the time, its like having a friend with a car whose never got any other commitments. (which is what i thought Ray would be since he dont work and also plays poker). I keep giving tips of $2-3 and i hope he isnt mad im not giving $5 but i dont want to end up paying a lot extra per day. he did tell me he would be willing to drive by the Bank of america close to the mall atm machine to deposit cash if i wanted to. This hotel and all the others that are rich hotels within 3-6 blocks of the mall/casino not all have a shuttle but most do. almost all are over $100-130 a nite unless u are getting a special price.
its really great how the casino is inside (or connected to) the mall theres even a Safeway grocery store about 2 blocks up the street. so it would make it real easy to buy anything u need to buy while u are playing too. theres a promotion going on where u get back 10% in free slot play up to $50 a day on purchases up to $500 in the mail. Joel (the poker meister) suggested i do it and return the items and i said they wouldnt allow that and people would abuse it.
investigated and sure enough they stamp the receipts so the store will know u got the slot play, (and claim with them stamped) the store will probably refuse to accept it back. its certainly not worth the hassle unless u are quite broke and desperate and if u were, wouldnt it be easier to just find other peoples discarded receipts?
i did earn my jacket for 20 hours play and resold it for $20 since i have enough jackets and no more space for clothes in the suitcase. i still need a new suitcase where the wheels work since 2 suitcases would hold more.