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Monday, July 24, 2006

Oppressionist Regime

So Foxwoods isn't the only poker room on Earth with Stalinist oppressionist rules: check out this shit from the Tropicana.

I notice on Friday morning as I'm playing 2-5NL, there's a pot in which I raise to $25, and I get called 3 times before it's reraised to $65. I see the dealer pulling out chips for the rake (10% up to $4). Now, the action is coming back to me, and this is my fucking pot, so I ask him, "You are pulling the rake already, even if there's no flop?"

"Yes, the money is committed to the pot," he tells me...

I shake my head and re-raise to $200... Anyway...

Later that night, different table, different dealer, I find AA and raise to $20. Everyone folds, and the dealer pushes me SIX dollars. I look at him, staring at the $6, like "What the fuck?"

"10% rake: $1 for rake." He knows exactly what I'm looking at.

"You do NOT rake the pot when someone steals the blinds," I'm in shock.

"Yes sir, that's the rule. Your $20 raise is really a call of $5 and then a raise of $15. When you have called the $5, there is $12 in the pot." Seriously - the Trop is really trying to TILT me, but I'm from the "nothing fazes Bill Gazes" school.

"You're kidding, right?" I can't believe it.

"No sir."

I later track down a floorman to confirm this, and the shift supervisor confirms that the dealer was correct.

Fahhhhhhhhhhhhhkkkkk.

-KD

3 comments:

Huge Junk said...

What the fuck ever happened to common sense and taking care of your customers? The 80-20 rule doesn't exist because businesses fucked over every customer that walked in the door to maximize profits. I hate people.

MattW said...

I'm about to hit Vegas. I came back to reread this so I knew to avoid this shit. Please tell me the Wynn's games have no-flop/no-drop rule.

Kid Dynamite said...

yes - Wynn and Mirage structures are normal - no flop no drop

and Bellagio finally fixed the buy-in on their 2-5NL game.. now $200-$500, where i believe it used to be just $300 min/max