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revots33 11-27-2007 02:46 PM

Harrah\'s vs. Showboat (AC)?
 
I'm heading down to AC this Sat to play in a tournament and then probably some 1-2NL cash games. It looks like both Harrah's and Showboat have $100 tournaments on Sat afternoons, so I'm just wondering which is the better overall poker room for cash games (considering things like overall comfort of room, dealer/floor quality, wait list times, food, caliber of competition, etc.?)

myxter7 11-27-2007 03:32 PM

Re: Harrah\'s vs. Showboat (AC)?
 
Showboat for the 7pm... start with 15000 in chips, blinds start at 50-100, but there are no antes. The play in general is pretty soft. The tournament staff is hit or miss, but the room is comfortable. Plan on being there for 5-6 hours to hit the final table.

capngoldfish 11-27-2007 03:32 PM

Re: Harrah\'s vs. Showboat (AC)?
 
I'm a regular at both of these casino's, I prefer to play at Showboat but lately I have been finding much softer games at Harrah's. I believe that their tournament structures are about the same, however from what I've seen Showboat gets more players for their tournaments. Showboat's room is very quiet and on the second floor away from the main casino floor whereas Harrah's room is kind of crammed in the corner behind the cafe. The dealers and floor people are great at both casino's and I've seen very few if any dealer mistakes at either casino. I'm not sure about wait list times as I usually arrive early in the day but when I do get there later I usually don't wait more than 10 minutes for a seat.
You can't go wrong with either one but like I said I've been finding much softer games at Harrah's.

Good Luck!

myxter7 11-27-2007 03:33 PM

Re: Harrah\'s vs. Showboat (AC)?
 
forgot to mention they usually get between 100-120 for that 7pm

Mr. AtlanticCity 11-27-2007 07:09 PM

Re: Harrah\'s vs. Showboat (AC)?
 
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I'm heading down to AC this Sat to play in a tournament and then probably some 1-2NL cash games. It looks like both Harrah's and Showboat have $100 tournaments on Sat afternoons, so I'm just wondering which is the better overall poker room for cash games (considering things like overall comfort of room, dealer/floor quality, wait list times, food, caliber of competition, etc.?)

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Keep in mind, Showboat runs 3 tournaments on Saturdays. 11AM and 2PM are $85+$15, and 7PM is $100+$20. 10,000 chips, except for 7PM, which is 15,000.

Showboat room is confortable. Nice big tables, and they do not start 11-handed any longer. Dealers are good, never had a problem with any of them. Floor persons are OK, sometimes make questionable calls, but for the most part are right. Drink service is pretty good, better then I have seen at some other places. Server usually comes around every 15-20 minutes. Showboat has the only male cocktail server I have seen. There is a light food menu, although I have never seen anyone eat and play in the tournament. For the most part, the cash game players order food and play at the same time. Tournament is pretty soft, I think they tighten up a little on the weekend, but not by much. Strucure is decent, so you have a little time to wait for a hand. You don't need to be a total LAG, but I would not fold every hand waiting for aces either. A lot of players love to limp or call raises with K/7, Q/8, etc., and two suited cards are always good for a limp or call a small raise.

I played at Showboat last Wednesday night. I was a total donkey and LAGtard, and was down to 5,000 chips in only 20 minutes. I came back to finish 16 out of 90.


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