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Picking Up and Leaving

KelbyMarvinKelbyMarvin Posts: 234Subscriber
edited October 2014 in Poker Goals and Challenges
So I recently moved up to 2/5, and am crushing my local game in Detroit. The area here sucks, and I'm stuck here for the rest of the year.
I love to travel, but haven't had the chance to the past couple years because I didn't want to be away from my girlfriend for that long of a period.
We broke up a couple nights ago, so now I'm on my own. I want to just pack everything into the car, and drive. I can't leave here permanently yet, because of my apartment lease. I have paid it up front for the whole year. (Stupid decision)
But I want to at least take a trip for a while and get out of here. I'm booking a place at a cheap Red Roof Inn hotel for a week near Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, MD. I want to check out the area, and maybe go to Atlantic City for another week after that. Does anyone have any other recommendations on places I should stop and check out for future living considerations? I've been to Vegas multiple times, and also all around Florida.

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  • RecreationalRogerRecreationalRoger Posts: 789Subscriber
    If you're going to AC you might as well stick your head into parx and Harrah. PA in general has lower taxes than NJ and you can easily live in PA and still keep AC to a one hour commute for weekend games and play in pa Monday to Thursday.
  • Topset1610 Posts: 280Subscriber
    edited October 2014
    I use to play at Harrahs and Borgato and Maryland Live have way better games. I heard Parx is good though. Also, I would not pay for a hotel in AC. You will be able to get them comped during the week if you play more then 5 hours I think.

    Foxwoods in Mass runs a ton of games as well. I have never played there though.
  • KelbyMarvinKelbyMarvin Posts: 234Subscriber
    Has anyone played in Foxwoods? I've heard the games there are ridiculously tough. Same with the Borgata.
  • sleepyboy Posts: 127Subscriber
    I have only played 2/5 at Borgata (and I have a small sample size there as well) and although I think the games are still fairly soft, they have been tougher than other areas on the East Coast. I think Maryland Live is the place to be right now, and although I can't comment on the living expenses, 2/5 is very soft there and 5/10 is decent as well with the right table selection. I personally wouldn't waste my time with Atlantic city. MD Live and Parx are I think 2 hours away from each other so you could stay at one and commute to the other.
  • Topset1610 Posts: 280Subscriber
    Borgata $2 $5 games although I do not have a large sample size are def not ridiculously tough. I actually thought they were very soft when I played. Maybe mid week they will be a little harder, but all summer they are good and any weekends they are good.
  • BigLarry Posts: 86Subscriber
    Borgata 2/5 is NOT tough. I play in it around 80 hours per month and I have built a healthy bankroll there.

    If you put in a couple of 8+ hour sessions you will start getting comped a room 2 nights per week (I think initially it takes a few days for the free rooms to kick in). So, a good idea is to go there and start playing and stay in a cheap motel closeby until the free rooms kick in. I am there pretty much every Thursday and Friday so make sure you shoot me a pm if you are coming.

    Larry
  • GhostDogGhostDog Posts: 328Subscriber
    Larry,

    Where do you suggest staying if you're not getting comps?
  • KelbyMarvinKelbyMarvin Posts: 234Subscriber
    edited October 2014
    GhostDog said:
    Larry,

    Where do you suggest staying if you're not getting comps?
    Would also like to hear recommendations. If I stay at a normal hotel, even if it's cheap it will cost me upwards of $600 for the week plus $200 in gas..
  • KelbyMarvinKelbyMarvin Posts: 234Subscriber
    Also, a little bit of an update. I think what I might do is stay 5 days in MD and play at Maryland Live. Then I'll go to Parx and stay around there for another 5 days. I don't think I'm going to bother with Atlantic City. Maybe if it were on the way, but it's too far of a drive.
  • BigLarry Posts: 86Subscriber
    GhostDog said:
    Larry,

    Where do you suggest staying if you're not getting comps?
    If you take the garden state parkway, get off exit 40 and take Absecon directly to Borgata (about 4 or 5 miles). Along this strip there are a slew of hotels from about $25 per night and up (more expensive on weekends). What I would do is arrive on a Sunday or Monday, book a cheap hotel for the night, get a players card and put a nice session in and repeat until you start getting the comped rooms. By Friday you should be getting them.

    For Parx, stay at the Inn place at the end of Parx parking lot. Ask the poker room for the poker rate there and it will be $59 per night. Regs get rooms free but I doubt you will be able to manage that unless you can figure out who to talk to. Maybe if you can nail one of the dealers (there are some hot ones there) she can help with that...

    Happy grinding!

    Larry

  • GhostDogGhostDog Posts: 328Subscriber
    BigLarry said:
    GhostDog said:
    Larry,

    Where do you suggest staying if you're not getting comps?
    If you take the garden state parkway, get off exit 40 and take Absecon directly to Borgata (about 4 or 5 miles). Along this strip there are a slew of hotels from about $25 per night and up (more expensive on weekends). What I would do is arrive on a Sunday or Monday, book a cheap hotel for the night, get a players card and put a nice session in and repeat until you start getting the comped rooms. By Friday you should be getting them.

    For Parx, stay at the Inn place at the end of Parx parking lot. Ask the poker room for the poker rate there and it will be $59 per night. Regs get rooms free but I doubt you will be able to manage that unless you can figure out who to talk to. Maybe if you can nail one of the dealers (there are some hot ones there) she can help with that...

    Happy grinding!

    Larry

    Larry,

    Thanks.
  • GhostDogGhostDog Posts: 328Subscriber
    Solution,

    Good luck in your travels! I've been to MDLive a handful of times and I can say it is everything it's built up to be. I've only been to Parx once and was not impressed by the games. But I think it definitely deserves a second or third look seeing as all I read is that the games are good. Anyhow good luck where ever you go
  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,090Subscriber
    GhostDog said:
    Solution,

    Good luck in your travels! I've been to MDLive a handful of times and I can say it is everything it's built up to be. I've only been to Parx once and was not impressed by the games. But I think it definitely deserves a second or third look seeing as all I read is that the games are good. Anyhow good luck where ever you go
    There is no room in the US that has better table selection than MD.. if you happen to get a table with another grinder there are on weekends 19 other tables to pick. 9 other games to pick during the week at 2/5 just unreal selection..

    At parx I see an interesting dynamic.. some games are horrible and some games are just fabulous.. I will say that although there are fewer games at Harrahs I found that the players there were far worse than at parx.. I have gone to parx at least 6 times and had some great sessions and some really bad sessions. I have gone to harrahs three times and every time felt the game (s) there were far better.. there may be only 1 or two games at harrahs but even the "good" players seemed awful. Also every time I went to harrahs was during the week.. its right near the airport as well.. and about 30 min from parx..

    ww
  • Arenzano Posts: 1,464Subscriber
    I just consider Las Vegas to be about the best place to play. Plenty of game selection, relatively inexpensive on a lot of levels, the job market isn't horrible, a steady influx of tourists year round, and you're only 4-5 hours away from LA. I guess if you're restricting your view to only poker, MD Live might be it, but Md is pretty expensive to live, the weather blows most of the year, and I think the taxes are pretty high as well.
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