JackStraw8004
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February 13th, 2015 at 6:43:17 PM permalink
The final bad beat jackpot was hit today. They changed the rules where it started at Kings Full being beat then dropping a pip every four hours. What's puzzling is the poker room is going to reopen in July maybe in another location. I don't understand why the Bad Beat money had to be distributed if they plan on reopening. If anything you save the money till then, have a grand reopening with the same rules and the poker room would have been packed with new customers trying to win it.
DJTeddyBear
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February 13th, 2015 at 6:52:41 PM permalink
The key word is "Maybe".

This gives them the option of not reopening.
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JackStraw8004
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February 13th, 2015 at 7:21:13 PM permalink
That's true. In the article they said the poker room was losing money. The Taj really doesn't need a room anyway. Almost of their poker business migrated to the Borgata. The only players the Taj really got was from senior citizen home next to the casino. They didn't drop a dime in any part of the casino except the poker room. Seniors do need some recreation but the Taj doesn't have to provide a money losing situation to accommodate them. You convert the present poker room into some kind of Asian games pit and you can even put some the Asian themed slots in there that the New York casinos have. You will make more money with that then you ever will with a poker room.
onenickelmiracle
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February 13th, 2015 at 7:45:20 PM permalink
I was always under the understanding most poker rooms didn't make money and were to draw in the youth. taj maybe can't afford the investment and from your posts, seems to not have worked for them anyway. I'm out of date on Atlantic City news so other factors might apply.
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Frogger
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February 13th, 2015 at 8:22:35 PM permalink
Sad. I remember my first trip there years ago.. That poker room was hopping!
MrsHeartRN
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February 14th, 2015 at 12:20:43 AM permalink
Sad, I kind of liked the feel of that old poker room, gritty and old school. Used to be one of the best and always a wait. I remember watching my first World Series of Poker televised from that room. Always could spend a few hours when my bankroll was low at the 2-4 limit tables. Such an eclectic bunch.....
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Frogger
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February 14th, 2015 at 7:15:28 PM permalink
I remember Cindy Violet with 5 stacks of 50 green chips. She was tired of how long it took to get chips by new players so she became the defacto bank. Cool girl.
vendman1
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February 14th, 2015 at 7:24:21 PM permalink
This was before my poker playing days. But he Taj poker room was probably the best on the East coast for years. Late 80's till early 2000's. Probably lost the title when the Borgata opened. Sad to see it go. But the last few times I was there it was sadly empty. Poker seems to have faded quite a bit since the early/mid 2000's boom, and even more so lately. Too bad.

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