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proximity
08-28-2013, 09:52 PM
whizz,

how'd it go??

wiffleball whizz
08-29-2013, 12:18 AM
The director of poker had the master gameplan and pulled off sometimg I thought was impossible to be done......

The way the room is set up its an addition to the casino.....management made people wait in line and only let in enough people at a time to open a game....at 10:50am when I got there there was a line of about the length of the Churchill downs strech......and at 12 it people started filing in....there was no cutting lines or just walking in and sitting down you HAD to wait in a 400 person line

Oh and if you though about just strong arming and getting in room there was police at the door

If you left and were coming back you had to give your player card to the security in front

This was such an effective move I can't explain it....inside the room it was total calm.....52 tables running like the room has been open for years....

Besides management doing a perfect job the action was insane....
1/2nl
2/5nl
5/10nl
10/25nl
15/30
15/30 high low
4/8 Omaha
4/8 holdem
2/2 PLO
5/5 PLO
4/8 7 stud

52 tables packed by 3pm......it will be the best run poker room in country

VeryOldMan
08-29-2013, 08:41 AM
Article in today's Washington Post about the opening:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/new-poker-room-at-maryland-live-generates-crowds-and-buzz/2013/08/28/3c644f00-1011-11e3-bdf6-e4fc677d94a1_story.html?hpid=z3

proximity
08-29-2013, 05:01 PM
no betting line on the tables??

wiffleball whizz
08-29-2013, 07:45 PM
no betting line on the tables??

No solid maroon......didn't like them at first now I do...great 4/8 action today with a mix of white chips and blue $2 chips....

When is proximity gonna invade Maryland live!(!?)

thaskalos
08-29-2013, 07:49 PM
The director of poker had the master gameplan and pulled off sometimg I thought was impossible to be done......

The way the room is set up its an addition to the casino.....management made people wait in line and only let in enough people at a time to open a game....at 10:50am when I got there there was a line of about the length of the Churchill downs strech......and at 12 it people started filing in....there was no cutting lines or just walking in and sitting down you HAD to wait in a 400 person line

Oh and if you though about just strong arming and getting in room there was police at the door

If you left and were coming back you had to give your player card to the security in front

This was such an effective move I can't explain it....inside the room it was total calm.....52 tables running like the room has been open for years....

Besides management doing a perfect job the action was insane....
1/2nl
2/5nl
5/10nl
10/25nl
15/30
15/30 high low
4/8 Omaha
4/8 holdem
2/2 PLO
5/5 PLO
4/8 7 stud

52 tables packed by 3pm......it will be the best run poker room in country
What's the rake on the no-limit side, whizz?

I am thinking of taking a little vacation...

ManU918
08-30-2013, 05:12 AM
it will be the best run poker room in country

Calm down...The place has been open for a day..

Did you see event 1 on Tuesday at the Borgata? 2 million guaranteed for their opening WPT event on a $500+$60 buyin... That's sick.

proximity
08-30-2013, 06:02 AM
What's the rake on the no-limit side, whizz?

I am thinking of taking a little vacation...

will wait for ww's official word, but I've heard 10% up to $5 max with $1 bbj and that some higher games are time.

ManU918
08-30-2013, 06:13 AM
10% to a $5 max, $1 Jackpot in HE only
No flop, no drop
Timed rake starts at 5/10 NL
5/5 PLO and 15-30 Limit are also time raked at $7 per half hour.
Reduced rake when 6 players or less.

wiffleball whizz
08-30-2013, 09:46 AM
will wait for ww's official word, but I've heard 10% up to $5 max with $1 bbj and that some higher games are time.

Correct.....thaskalos should come down it would be epic to have PA royalty invade Maryland!!!!!!

And yes md live! Is run very well.....borgata won't be in same zip code in a month

ManU918
08-30-2013, 10:20 AM
And yes md live! Is run very well.....borgata won't be in same zip code in a month

Come on Whizz lets not be unrealistic right now. The Borgata is a top 3 poker room in the world. I understand you are happy to be working there and I hope it works out for you but your room will never break into the same stratosphere as The Borgata.

ManU918
08-30-2013, 10:26 AM
If Thaskalos makes the trip I'll drive the two hours and meet up with you assholes.. Depending on what stakes he plays... If hes playing something like 10-25 then we will certainly not be at the same table.

thaskalos
08-30-2013, 02:13 PM
If Thaskalos makes the trip I'll drive the two hours and meet up with you assholes.. Depending on what stakes he plays... If hes playing something like 10-25 then we will certainly not be at the same table.

If you promise to come down so we could meet...I promise to play whatever stakes you want me to.

thaskalos
08-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Correct.....thaskalos should come down it would be epic to have PA royalty invade Maryland!!!!!!



Thaskalos may invade Maryland in a big way.

I am looking for a place to move to once my son goes away to college...and this new poker room just might tilt the scale Maryland's way.

To be honest, I was looking for a place that's a little warmer during the winter...but with poker action like this, I doubt that I'll be outside much. :)

ManU918
08-30-2013, 04:18 PM
If you promise to come down so we could meet...I promise to play whatever stakes you want me to.

I would definitely come down... It's not that far at all. We could play, grab dinner and drinks... (Not sure if you drink but I'm a pretty big beer drinker).

proximity
08-30-2013, 04:38 PM
for here and now live will be one of the biggest rooms in the world. when the Baltimore casino(s) open they'll cut into it some. I imagine tomorrow's going to be an absolute zoo there. you'll probably see a lot of Charles town players there so I imagine it'll be softer games than Borgata.

wiffleball whizz
08-30-2013, 11:16 PM
Come on Whizz lets not be unrealistic right now. The Borgata is a top 3 poker room in the world. I understand you are happy to be working there and I hope it works out for you but your room will never break into the same stratosphere as The Borgata.

Borgatas days are numbered....how it is there now number 3 and that's even shakey.....

Foxwoods in my opinion is number 1, you can play any game any stakes any time then parx then borgata.....

BUT it's now

1. Maryland live
2. Foxwoods
3. Parx/ borgata

Mon-thur games at borgata are terrible

Come down and play at Maryland live

ManU918
08-31-2013, 02:48 AM
Borgatas days are numbered....how it is there now number 3 and that's even shakey.....

Foxwoods in my opinion is number 1, you can play any game any stakes any time then parx then borgata.....

BUT it's now

1. Maryland live
2. Foxwoods
3. Parx/ borgata

Mon-thur games at borgata are terrible

Come down and play at Maryland live

LOL.... I seriously cracked up when I looked at your list. Your really going to say a room that has been open for a day is better then The Bellagio, Commerce, Borgata, Parx, Foxwoods, etc? Come on Whizz.

wiffleball whizz
08-31-2013, 02:55 AM
LOL.... I seriously cracked up when I looked at your list. Your really going to say a room that has been open for a day is better then The Bellagio, Commerce, Borgata, Parx, Foxwoods, etc? Come on Whizz.

East coast yes.......commerce Im sure is the stone cold nuts but there's good action in the northeast........

Buts it's impossible to dispute that Maryland live is gonna be the busiest room besides Foxwoods....and even the woods is a shadow of what it once was...10/20 holdem fell off the earth there...and borgatas games are a nitfest...

thaskalos
08-31-2013, 03:04 AM
I would definitely come down... It's not that far at all. We could play, grab dinner and drinks... (Not sure if you drink but I'm a pretty big beer drinker).

I don't drink beer...but I'm sure whizz can find me some ouzo.

ManU918
08-31-2013, 03:15 AM
East coast yes.......commerce Im sure is the stone cold nuts but there's good action in the northeast........

Buts it's impossible to dispute that Maryland live is gonna be the busiest room besides Foxwoods....and even the woods is a shadow of what it once was...10/20 holdem fell off the earth there...and borgatas games are a nitfest...

Maryland Live can have 20 more tables running then Parx/Borgata a day but that doesn't mean that ML is a better room. Parx right now is the only room on the entire East Coast that has a 5-10 + NL game running consistently. Parx 10-10 NL game pretty much runs around the clock. Your not getting that anywhere else on the east coast right now except for the Borgata and even the Borgata's 5-10NL + games don't start until mid-afternoon. Your place just opened so that is still TBD. I am not doubting your place at all but it takes time to develop prestige. It also takes time to start comparing the room to the two best on the East Coast. I don't think you can even compare Foxwoods to Parx or The Borgata... That's just my opinion.

ManU918
08-31-2013, 03:17 AM
I don't drink beer...but I'm sure whizz can find me some ouzo.

LOL... okay well then maybe we will just pull a marathon day at the table. My liver would probably be thanking you.

ManU918
08-31-2013, 03:21 AM
I don't drink beer...but I'm sure whizz can find me some ouzo.

Also... Do you have a time frame you are looking at?

proximity
08-31-2013, 05:13 AM
if live's cocktail waitresses can get within 2 points of the parkettes..... i'll be very impressed. :)

ManU918
08-31-2013, 08:29 AM
if live's cocktail waitresses can get within 2 points of the parkettes..... i'll be very impressed. :)

Are you from the Philadelphia area?

wiffleball whizz
08-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Maryland Live can have 20 more tables running then Parx/Borgata a day but that doesn't mean that ML is a better room. Parx right now is the only room on the entire East Coast that has a 5-10 + NL game running consistently. Parx 10-10 NL game pretty much runs around the clock. Your not getting that anywhere else on the east coast right now except for the Borgata and even the Borgata's 5-10NL + games don't start until mid-afternoon. Your place just opened so that is still TBD. I am not doubting your place at all but it takes time to develop prestige. It also takes time to start comparing the room to the two best on the East Coast. I don't think you can even compare Foxwoods to Parx or The Borgata... That's just my opinion.

Go to the woods and let me know.....

ManU918
08-31-2013, 07:54 PM
Go to the woods and let me know.....

I was there for a week last year.

wiffleball whizz
08-31-2013, 08:16 PM
I'll say it again md live just took control of the mid Atlantic poker scene

ManU918
09-12-2013, 10:50 AM
I'll say it again md live just took control of the mid Atlantic poker scene

MD Live will never take over Parx, Foxwoods or the Borgata.... Shit I have talked to about 5 people over the last 2 weeks who said once Harrah's opens up in Baltimore....MD Live is going to lose a lot of business. That coming directly from people who either live in MD or currently work at MD live.... Right now MD live is the only game in town.

wiffleball whizz
09-12-2013, 10:58 AM
MD Live will never take over Parx, Foxwoods or the Borgata.... Shit I have talked to about 5 people over the last 2 weeks who said once Harrah's opens up in Baltimore....MD Live is going to lose a lot of business. That coming directly from people who either live in MD or currently work at MD live.... Right now MD live is the only game in town.


Early morning comedy

ManU918
09-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Early morning comedy

So your saying when Harrah's opens next year in Baltimore it wont hurt the MD Live attendance? That's comical.

wiffleball whizz
09-12-2013, 11:51 AM
So your saying when Harrah's opens next year in Baltimore it wont hurt the MD Live attendance? That's comical.


Will cost them 4 games......if md live averages 38 on a Thursday they will average 33-35 if jarrahs opens.....players won't leave the md live poker room if its established.........see Foxwoods when Mohegan sun opened and borgata when revel opened........new doesn't mean winner

Stop these tourney reports and come play cash at md live!!!!!!!!

ManU918
09-12-2013, 07:17 PM
Stop these tourney reports and come play cash at md live!!!!!!!!

How do you know I haven't been there? I'm sure your name tag doesn't say wiffleball whizz.

wiffleball whizz
09-12-2013, 07:25 PM
How do you know I haven't been there? I'm sure your name tag doesn't say wiffleball whizz.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha that it doesn't,,...perryville or Delaware for me tnrw night I think

ManU918
09-13-2013, 12:55 AM
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha that it doesn't,,...perryville or Delaware for me tnrw night I think

I'm playing at Delaware in the noon.. I might stick around for the 7 o'clock afterwards.

ManU918
09-13-2013, 07:01 PM
I cashed in the noon tournament at del park so im sticking around for the 7oclock tournament... Let me know if you make an appearance.... I tried to PM you but it says your box is full.

proximity
10-12-2013, 01:47 AM
come play cash at md live!!!!!!!!

took $150 yesterday which lasted me for about 12 hrs of 4-8 hold 'em.

pros:

* very easy casino to get to. exit 10a off 100 exits right into the mall. just loop around and the casino is kind of behind the mall. nice garage with free parking.

* there were some very bad players in my game...... but hey, they did beat me.:blush: also, the room was very busy.... even when I left at almost 2am... with a pretty big variety of game selection.

* food wasn't too expensive and was pretty good. had a crab sandwich and some waffle fries from Phillips..... less than $10.

cons:

* did not go into the upstairs section, but this room could have been nicer with more tvs. the tvs they did have could have been higher too. the room itself is just kind of a dark rectangular room. no fancy architecture like Borgata or even the big table games pit at pen.

* kind of disorganized and did see some line jumping. dealer did try to ask the floor about it but was kind of ignored and just let it go after that.

* slow drink service. not very many waitresses for a room this busy.

overall, lost $150. could have been worse, but I folded almost every small blind I had, saving $2 x a lot of orbits. got out to a good start, but was getting crushed from about 5:00 on. a-k, a-q, k-k got run down 4x by ace rag. hours later I was making a comeback when my own dominated hand ended up crushing me. k-q hearts. flop a-k-q, turn q. villain had a-q. final death blow came approaching 2:00am when k-3 off ended up rivering my q-q. :rolleyes:

fun times at md live!

proximity
12-23-2013, 04:48 AM
returned to live! for some last minute Christmas shopping at the Arundel mills mall and to again try my luck in a nice recreational game of 4-8 hold 'em.

things had been going bad for me this week in no limit and it seemed like my woes were going to continue in limit action at mdlive!. opened a new game at about 11:00 and was spent the nfl pregame shows and most of the first two nfl games (nearly 8 hours) folding rags and getting sucked out on at the river by ridiculous holdings when I did have a hand. at one point I fell behind almost $200 in this humble game but for the most part I was vacillating between -$120 and -$150 until the about the end of the ravens game when I finally went on a tear and surged to a lead I would pad even further towards the end of the eagles game before cashing out $340 to the good around 1 am.... a 14 hr session.

*the bad players were still there and they love to cold call raises with hands they shouldn't even be limping in pots with.

*tried Phillips again and had a really good slice:ThmbUp: of meatlovers pizza.

* some decent dealers but the majority fell well below "whizz" standards in speed, game control, getting cards to the two seat.... (whizz himself had the day off)

* they could have used several more cocktail waitresses for the room. you're much better off taking matters into your own hands and walking to the bar to get a drink yourself. one pepsi that I did get to order never even came, lol.

* overall though hope to be back in 2014!

proximity
08-27-2014, 10:45 PM
live! 29
horseshoe 15

sounds like horseshoe has some interesting bad beat concepts and I can't say I disagree with them.

interested to see how horseshoe does this weekend?

counting on whizz for a report!

wiffleball whizz
08-28-2014, 02:17 AM
Full report on fri night.....

Don't forget at live all day thur $1000 high hands every 30 min all day long!!!!!

Followed by 500 every half hour pretty much all of September with $300 from 3am-9am

cj's dad
08-29-2014, 01:06 AM
Bad 'hood, bad crowd = trouble, I know what the future holds. Truxt me on this.

proximity
10-02-2014, 08:32 AM
4 long sessions this summer and I log into my live! account and have ZERO dollars of free slots play????:mad: :mad: :mad:

$43 of "self comps" that can only be used for food and merchandise and then can't even be used at 30-40% of mdlive! restaurants. pathetic. :(

if I can only eat at luk fu, then Maryland live! **** you!!

thaskalos
10-02-2014, 04:40 PM
4 long sessions this summer and I log into my live! account and have ZERO dollars of free slots play????:mad: :mad: :mad:

$43 of "self comps" that can only be used for food and merchandise and then can't even be used at 30-40% of mdlive! restaurants. pathetic. :(

if I can only eat at luk fu, then Maryland live! **** you!!
Hey...that's more than you would have gotten at any racetrack in the land.

proximity
10-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Hey...that's more than you would have gotten at any racetrack in the land.

you're certainly right about that although for the purposes of this particular thread mdlive! comps are a little disappointing for an out of town player like myself. the six dollar rake has been a silent killer on my own poker tour thread so I can see live's lower rake appealing to the local Maryland player. but for an occasional Maryland visitor i'd rather not lose my comps after 90 days of inactivity and I prefer to have more flexibility in how I use them.

proximity
02-12-2015, 12:13 AM
50-100 lhe @ live!

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/27/brick-mortar/i-broke-one-my-cardinal-rules-but-would-you-have-1496145/

thaskalos
02-12-2015, 11:26 PM
50-100 lhe @ live!

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/27/brick-mortar/i-broke-one-my-cardinal-rules-but-would-you-have-1496145/

If the original poster of the thread at that link is the typical 50/100 limit player...then I am going back to limit.

And this guy expects to "easily win a few grand a night.."? :D

tucker6
02-13-2015, 09:12 AM
If the original poster of the thread at that link is the typical 50/100 limit player...then I am going back to limit.

And this guy expects to "easily win a few grand a night.."? :D
my favorite line from that thread was,

"Folding by request is probably a losing strategy" :lol: