rudeboyoi
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July 10th, 2012 at 8:44:51 PM permalink
almost hit a badbeat at the orleans the other day. had QQ vs Jc8c on a Q9c7 Tc 7c board. so i get badbeat but no reward. Qc wouldve been it.
24Bingo
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July 12th, 2012 at 2:26:45 AM permalink
Admittedly, I've never played anywhere with a $2 bad beat, and I eventually left the $1 bad beat behind, but calling a side bet with no edge at all the "worst bet in the casino" is, frankly, absurd. And wild as the streaks can be, just like a table game, "active" cash play will ultimately screw you even without a rake's jaws to dance into. Although I will say that low-stakes rakes are enough of a killer that once the table hits six hands, or five no-limit, unless it looks like someone will be back within a hand or two, I'll promptly make it one fewer (although even leaving aside the money, short-handed cash games aren't much fun in any circumstance).
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Tiltpoul
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July 12th, 2012 at 5:53:00 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

Admittedly, I've never played anywhere with a $2 bad beat...



Argosy KC used to have a poker room, and they would get a regular game of Omaha Hi-Lo that I liked, until I realized the raked $2 for the BB Jackpot. The argument was that the player's wanted it, but all the ones I talked to said they hated it, especially since the qualifiers to win the entire amount was set ridiculously high.

Most of those players transferred to Ameristar and now Argosy's poker room is closed. I'm not sure how Hollywood's room is doing, but I'm sure it's screwy too...
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DJTeddyBear
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July 12th, 2012 at 6:04:22 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

The argument was that the player's wanted it, but all the ones I talked to said they hated it....

I would bet, and give odds, that management never really surveyed the players.

I had a similar experience at Taj Mahal. I was talking at the table about the food service. Everyone hated that the snack bar closed and that there was no longer a food waitress. Whe I asked a floor person about it, her response was that the players didn't object.



Quote: Tiltpoul

Most of those players transferred to Ameristar and now Argosy's poker room is closed....

What about the Bad Beat money? Did they award it before closing the poker room?

A few years ago, I learned that the poker room at the AC Hilton (which was really just 4 tables at the end of the craps pit, and hardly ever had even two tables running) was kept alive because although they were no longer taking the BB rake, they had BB money which needed to be returned to the players via a qualifying Bad Beat.
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1arrowheaddr
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July 12th, 2012 at 6:05:40 AM permalink
Ameristar KC has had a $2 BB Jackpot drop on hold 'em for at least a couple of years. They don't have an Omaha BB Jackpot.
rudeboyoi
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July 12th, 2012 at 8:54:01 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

short-handed cash games aren't much fun in any circumstance



wholeheartedly disagree with this. shorthanded cash games are the most fun and can be the most profitable. its probably just a lack of experience on your part and if you keep leaving the table when the game gets short you will never gain the experience. and the rake can drop to $1 and $1 when the game gets short.
mgvegas87
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May 1st, 2016 at 2:56:14 AM permalink
I was a poker dealer for almost 20 years.When they started taking money out of the tournament entry fees.It never has just gone to the dealers.It's chopped between the entire tournament staff.When i worked the World Series when it was still at the Horseshoe even the porters got a percentage of that money.
MrGoldenSun
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May 1st, 2016 at 7:10:28 AM permalink
I tip $1 per pot, but usually don't tip if we don't see a flop. The stakes don't impact my tip, but I mostly play the lowest stakes available. The biggest game I ever played is $20/40 limit holdem and I tipped the same way there.
AxelWolf
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May 2nd, 2016 at 2:17:31 AM permalink
Quote: mgvegas87

I was a poker dealer for almost 20 years.When they started taking money out of the tournament entry fees.It never has just gone to the dealers.It's chopped between the entire tournament staff.When i worked the World Series when it was still at the Horseshoe even the porters got a percentage of that money.

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