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charm city whizz 07-05-2020 02:29 AM

Hey guys hope all is well with everybody, glad to see people returning to do battle on the felt!!!!!!

Ahhhhhh, track collector entering the home game scene😎😎😎😎 Iím shocked you didnít get hung up in the online game that somebody handles all payouts and transactions

I stayed away from gambling in a whole from late feb through till I discovered nascar wagering, I canít be any worse at it, also back on board betting horses which is a horror show in its own respect

Itís very bad what happened to poker as we know it and any room that wasnít turning a big profit now have the excuse to close up shop, tables ripped outta parx and Wynn encore for slots and table games, if either are doing good would they ever bring back poker, that I donít have any answers to

Weds I finally go back to work at mgm, so very soon weíll be up and running, Iím just shocked no other rooms have tried to capitalize on the lack of places open, especially Delaware

Great to be posting on here again, and hopefully see all you guys soon!!!

PaceAdvantage 07-05-2020 03:38 AM

hey charm...welcome back! :ThmbUp:

Track Collector 07-06-2020 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charm city whizz (Post 2627724)
Hey guys hope all is well with everybody, glad to see people returning to do battle on the felt!!!!!!

Ahhhhhh, track collector entering the home game scene😎😎😎😎 Iím shocked you didnít get hung up in the online game that somebody handles all payouts and transactions

I stayed away from gambling in a whole from late feb through till I discovered nascar wagering, I canít be any worse at it, also back on board betting horses which is a horror show in its own respect

Itís very bad what happened to poker as we know it and any room that wasnít turning a big profit now have the excuse to close up shop, tables ripped outta parx and Wynn encore for slots and table games, if either are doing good would they ever bring back poker, that I donít have any answers to

Weds I finally go back to work at mgm, so very soon weíll be up and running, Iím just shocked no other rooms have tried to capitalize on the lack of places open, especially Delaware

Great to be posting on here again, and hopefully see all you guys soon!!!

Welcome back! Hope things have been ok while you have been away from work.

I see MGM is open for poker again this Friday starting at 4 p.m. Tables will be 6-max and players separated by plexiglass. What days/shift will you be working? My maiden voyage to MGM may be very soon.

Regarding the on-line poker, yes, I have a lot of trust in my "agent". Been doing well too, so we will see how reliable payment requests are handled.

Now about 7 weeks until Timonium. Currently cautiously optimistic about a meet running and fans being allowed to attend. The Maryland State Fair website has a countdown clock, and their Facebook page proclaims "Prepare For The Fair", so one would think a final/official decision is going to be made within a few weeks.

proximity 07-07-2020 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by charm city whizz (Post 2627724)
Hey guys hope all is well with everybody, glad to see people returning to do battle on the felt!!!!!!

Ahhhhhh, track collector entering the home game scene😎😎😎😎 Iím shocked you didnít get hung up in the online game that somebody handles all payouts and transactions

I stayed away from gambling in a whole from late feb through till I discovered nascar wagering, I canít be any worse at it, also back on board betting horses which is a horror show in its own respect

Itís very bad what happened to poker as we know it and any room that wasnít turning a big profit now have the excuse to close up shop, tables ripped outta parx and Wynn encore for slots and table games, if either are doing good would they ever bring back poker, that I donít have any answers to

Weds I finally go back to work at mgm, so very soon weíll be up and running, Iím just shocked no other rooms have tried to capitalize on the lack of places open, especially Delaware

Great to be posting on here again, and hopefully see all you guys soon!!!


the MAN is back!!! :cool:

davew 07-12-2020 03:55 PM

I periodically check my Bravo, and the Commerce has closed again after re-opening :(

Track Collector 07-17-2020 02:25 AM

Say It Ain't So Joe
 
RIP Charles Town Poker Room

Rumors which have been supposedly confirmed by multiple sources per posters on the Two Plus Two Poker forum.

For me this is terrible news.......as I used to average about 4 nights per week there. Now my live poker activities will have to be shifted to Maryland Live, the Horseshoe (when they re-open), or MGM (which just re-opened but I have never been there yet). My commute just doubled from about 40 minutes one-way to 80 minutes. I will especially miss many of the dealers, wait staff, and a number of local players, some of whom I may never run into again. :(

proximity 07-17-2020 09:10 AM

where on 2 plus 2 does it say this???????

the waiting list was a mile long when it opened with tons of tables behind the grandstand......and now the game is eliminated totally?

if this is true then rocky gap should get a little room going.

Tor Ekman 07-17-2020 11:02 AM

Too bad, I enjoyed my 2 visits to Charles Town poker room and met some nice characters

Track Collector 07-17-2020 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by proximity (Post 2632072)
where on 2 plus 2 does it say this???????

the waiting list was a mile long when it opened with tons of tables behind the grandstand......and now the game is eliminated totally?

if this is true then rocky gap should get a little room going.

Check here:
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...3-18-a-821950/

And yes, maybe Rocky Gap should consider bring poker back. I had never been there when they had it. Supposedly only 1-3 tables and on weekends. They would need a few more tables and run it more regularly to make it go. I doubt they reconsider though.

It's a long thread started many years ago, so go to the very last page or two.

proximity 07-17-2020 05:33 PM

if i'd only known how the king(s) would fall.....
 

if this is true i am deeply sorry for the dealers, staff, regs, and everyone like me for whom charles town was an enjoyable stop on the circuit. :rip: :(

Tor Ekman 07-17-2020 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Tor Ekman (Post 2632081)
Too bad, I enjoyed my 2 visits to Charles Town poker room and met some nice characters

In particular, there was one very nice older gentleman in a cowboy hat, for some reason he thought I was a retired "G-Man" . . . I got a kick out of that and was sorry to disappoint him.

proximity 07-17-2020 11:23 PM

yes!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tor Ekman (Post 2632402)
In particular, there was one very nice older gentleman in a cowboy hat, for some reason he thought I was a retired "G-Man" . . . I got a kick out of that and was sorry to disappoint him.

played cowboy many times there in both limit and no limit and i'm sure track collector has too. a lot of great people in the room and in the dealer box.

this is very hard for me to believe because of how absolutely crazy it was in the beginning with the enormous waiting lists and unbelievable action.

pen gaming could have fought harder for the player base and with the track and later sports could have been an amazing gambling destination. certainly they never would have remained the home room of most md and va players but they would have stayed in the loop at least instead of becoming an afterthought. that they want to just be a smoky slots pit seems criminal to me given the high barriers to entry in the business. jmo.

Track Collector 07-18-2020 11:40 PM

Maybe Joe Says It Ain't So
 
Today my wife and I were shopping for two particular chairs that need replaced soon in our "computer" room. These efforts took us to the Martinsburg, WV area. I decided while I was within about 15 miles of Charles Town, I would go to the casino and cash out a significant number of chips I had accumulated over the past few years. Subject chips had been in my dresser drawer for purposes of replenishing my poker bankroll if/when need be. No need to keep Charles Town chips if their poker room was closing for good.

While at the cage I mentioned the permanent closing of the poker room to the lady there, and she mentioned she was not aware of any specific plan to do so. Given that she was not in any type of supervisory role, I considered her statement in that light. It did give me a tiny little bit of hope though. And before I went to the cage, I went over and walked thru the poker room. In the middle I saw a bunch a slot machines awaiting movement somewhere. I was surprised though to see all the poker tables and chairs looking clean and exactly where they normally would have been. I had expected to see everything pushed out of the way and perhaps in one corner.

Then another lady in the cage (perhaps a supervisor) overheard our conversation and mentioned that one of the higher ups (who would definitely know about things involving the Poker Room) was on duty in the table games area. After waiting about 20 minutes I was finally able to locate him.

And.......per his understanding there is NO current plan to discontinue the Poker Room at Charles Town. They are still waiting on approval/authorization from the Governor to re-open. (I know that things can change at any time, but I believe that this upper management person would have told me so if he knew otherwise.). It would seem the significant issue preventing re-opening is allowing players to touch the cards, which is driven from the Governor's office. And as to the slots machines in the poker room, he told me they were just being stored there temporarily, and were eventually going to be installed upstairs.

So, it still may be a long time, but my level of hope is MUCH higher now then it was yesterday regarding the return of poker to CT. :)

proximity 08-08-2020 09:20 AM

now "that other site" seems bearish on the room again? :confused:

Track Collector 08-09-2020 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by proximity (Post 2640200)
now "that other site" seems bearish on the room again? :confused:

Yes I saw that too. I guess we will have a better idea in the next 10 days.


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