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terapined
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February 18th, 2017 at 7:07:17 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Alas, my local casino is the Seminole Immokalee, a tiny little dump.



I think I checked out that casino once
Was interested in playing poker
No games going on but a few players waiting
Because I showed up, they had enough to start a game
Yea that is small when the Hard Rock Tampa usually has at least 30 full poker tables
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
GWAE
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February 18th, 2017 at 9:41:20 AM permalink
You can buy the 5 and 9 in PA and vig on win.
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
DeMango
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February 18th, 2017 at 1:25:17 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

You can buy the 5 and 9 in PA and vig on win.



That alone, would pay for the parking. But FL casinos, on land, have no craps.
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
terapined
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March 5th, 2017 at 1:18:42 PM permalink
We have had Pai Gow poker in Tampa but it was just at the Hard Rock.
Kind of pricy, 20 minimum bet usually
Pai Gow poker at Derby Lane poker room in St Pete FL just started up
5 dollar min, no commission, no fortune bet
Its a game I enjoy a lot.
Its fun in that there is some thinking and I like handling cards and setting hands
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
terapined
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March 11th, 2017 at 12:58:51 PM permalink
This one of the best games in the country
House has an edge of course
But
Its so so slight
No commission pai gow poker
House edge just on ties
5 min
5k max
Put 30k on the table and you can bank
Last edited by: terapined on Mar 11, 2017
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
FleaStiff
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March 30th, 2017 at 4:50:24 PM permalink
House and Senate Bills differ ... court cases also looming.
Current Situation:
http://news.wfsu.org/post/gambling-bills-advance-distance-remains
LuckyPhow
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March 30th, 2017 at 7:26:33 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

House and Senate Bills differ ... court cases also looming.



Ugh! Please don't remind me. The state's leadership acting like Keystone Cops chasing their own tails. What an embarrassment.
odiousgambit
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March 31st, 2017 at 3:13:28 AM permalink
It occurs to me that other states led the way, setting good and bad examples of how to introduce gambling, yet Florida's motto seems to be "we do it our way" and they made a dog's breakfast out of it
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
FleaStiff
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March 31st, 2017 at 5:24:14 AM permalink
Its all a question about reality.
Orlando is high crime, high drugs, high gangland, but its still the place of MONEY, Disneyland therefore there will be no non-Disney compatible activities such as crime drugs gangs or gambling. Those with money will bring it to Florida for Disney, not for gambling not for Disney and gambling, just for Disney.

Versus

Disney is fading glory. Real world is drugs, crime,gangs, gambling. Let the money flow to casino owhers.

Versus
Disney is fading glory. Let the money flow to casino owners but not thru the Seminoles.
LuckyPhow
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March 31st, 2017 at 7:52:42 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Its all a question about reality. Those with money will bring it to Florida for Disney, not for gambling...not thru the Seminoles.



Yes. All that you said and more.

  • Whatever happens in Florida, the Seminoles cannot wind up with less than before, otherwise the Compact is voided.
  • Like them or hate them, IMHO the Seminoles have tried to negotiate Compact amendments in good faith, including continuing to pay the state's percentage of gaming revenues when recent court cases say that is not necessary.
  • Florida -- when it can get its act together at all -- has played fast and loose with the requirement that parties negotiating the Compact must act in good faith. If memory serves (and I can probably find a reference), Florida's attorney general commented publicly that the state, indeed, had negotiated the original Compact with the Seminoles in good faith. But, she asserted, that requirement does not apply to AMENDMENTS to the original Compact.
  • "Whoa! Is that even possible?" one might reasonably ask. In Florida, that crap is "business as usual." We have a governor who, prior to running for public office, took the Fifth Amendment 50+ times when his medical services company was investigated for medical payment problems. Who then used his fortune to buy his way into office, rudely pushing every other Republican primary candidate out of the way and far outspending his Democrat opponent. And his running mate as Lieutenant Governor had to resign after being linked to a statewide veteran's "charity" that apparently enriched only the operators. Get outta the way, New Jersey! Here comes Florida as the champion of corruption.
  • But, guess what! The Office of Indian Gaming (in the US Dep't of Interior) has put everyone on notice that it hasn't been pleased with what it sees. And, it carries a big club. That is, unless some new Sec'y of the Interior appointed by our new president decides, "Hey, all this looks OK to me. Business as usual in Florida, so no problem."
  • And the legislators are looking at ways to have more direct impact on decisions by judges by things like term limits, etc. Because who likes to have some durn judge decide you didn't do your homework right when you rewrote the Seminole Compact (or screwed up other state gaming regulations).


Are we having fun yet? Or, what?

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