Tropicana poker room closing Sep 11 -- 16K in jackpot money must be given away.

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September 11th, 2012 at 9:30:29 AM permalink
Wizard
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This comes from rudeboyoi, so give him all due credit for sharing in a potentially easy advantage play. He says the Tropicana poker room is closing today and they must give out $16,000 in a progressive jackpot by the close of business. He hears they will give out $1000 to two players at random every hour until they close. As I understand it, the room has six tables.

I plan to call him shortly to see about the availability of seats and more details.
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September 11th, 2012 at 10:02:12 AM permalink
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Update: I called rudeboyoi and he says for any newcomers it will be unlikely to get a seat, as there is already a waiting list.
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September 11th, 2012 at 10:56:50 AM permalink
jc2286
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According to the BravoPokerLive app:

Game / Tables / Waitlist
1-3 NLHE / 2 / 28
2-4 LHE / 2 / 26
3-6 LHE / 1 / 4
4-8 LHE / 1 / 8

Reports from 2+2 are that the players are playing super nitty and are entrenched for the duration. It's probably not worth anyone's time to show up at this point.
September 11th, 2012 at 11:18:30 AM permalink
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I'm surprised to even see an active NL Table, not because I wouldn't play anyway, but I would just park my ass at limit and wait for the drawings. I'd try to win, too, of course. The problem with NL is also that I would still be trying to win, but could lose my BR on one hand.
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September 11th, 2012 at 11:25:31 AM permalink
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If the tables are full I wouldn't bother even if I could get a seat. The expected value is only $266 for sitting there 8 hours. Not enough for me.
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September 11th, 2012 at 12:49:57 PM permalink
rudeboyoi
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got there around 9:15. just left around 12:15. i never got a seat. i was #12 on the list. they got to #5. will provide more details later. heading back out.
September 11th, 2012 at 12:52:09 PM permalink
FinsRule
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There are so many more fun ways to give out 16K in a poker room than what they are doing.
September 11th, 2012 at 12:55:55 PM permalink
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I got there at nine and all tables were full just waiting on dealers to show up. By ten there were about 60 on the list. I did not get a seat.
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September 11th, 2012 at 1:28:56 PM permalink
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Quote: Mission146
I'm surprised to even see an active NL Table, not because I wouldn't play anyway, but I would just park my ass at limit and wait for the drawings. I'd try to win, too, of course. The problem with NL is also that I would still be trying to win, but could lose my BR on one hand.


they're playing nitty, which means super tight, preserving their bankroll and just camping out for the $1000.
you can run over them easily by pure aggression
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September 11th, 2012 at 2:02:27 PM permalink
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Quote: FinsRule
There are so many more fun ways to give out 16K in a poker room than what they are doing.


If Trop's poker room management were creative at promos that wouldn't be closing. That place had all sorts of issues. This is the second time the room has closed in 4-5 years.
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