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I was talking with a friend and we've decided to go, maybe rent a room there and play at the 100$ NL table, has anyone stayed at Niagra for a night? Like what would the cost be? And what is the rake structure like there? And finally what IS the place like overall? Good place? :club:

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I was talking with a friend and we've decided to go, maybe rent a room there and play at the 100$ NL table, has anyone stayed at Niagra for a night? Like what would the cost be? And what is the rake structure like there? And finally what IS the place like overall? Good place? :club:
youre looking at about $200 for a hotel roomeverything there is generally expensivei believe they take session fees at the $100NL in the old casino, cant rememberthe place is great overall, people are friendly
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youre looking at about $200 for a hotel roomeverything there is generally expensivei believe they take session fees at the $100NL in the old casino, cant rememberthe place is great overall, people are friendly
Well spending 200$ sorta defeats the purpose of going ;P We'll work something out, if I have too ill sleep in the car ;)But I'll take some digi shots and make a RE: Niagra post if anyone is interested.
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I was talking with a friend and we've decided to go, maybe rent a room there and play at the 100$ NL table, has anyone stayed at Niagra for a night? Like what would the cost be? And what is the rake structure like there? And finally what IS the place like overall? Good place? :club:
I haven't been to Fallsview, but I've been to Casino Niagara and Seneca Niagara a lot. If what you want is to tumble out of bed and walk to a poker room in your socks, then stay at the Brock Plaza. The Brock has a walkway from the lobby through a food court and into Casino Niagara. It's all indoors, which helps because the weather is usually awful there. The Brock's pretty cheap, too. I've never paid more than about $85US for a room. The Skyline Inn is also inexpensive, but you have to cross a street. The best place to eat at Casino Niagara is the noodle joint way in the back behind the baccarat tables. It's a nice comfy area, too. Since you have to purchase alcohol in Canadian casinos there are fewer hammered players to prey upon. The later at night it is the better, though. Casino Niagara's poker room is nice enough, but the scene at the desk is completely haphazard. You can call up to an hour and a half in advance to get on the waiting list, which I highly recommend. 905-353-7000.Seneca Niagara over on the US side has daily tournaments, but everyone there is a broke Buffalonian with nothing to do, so the players are pretty tight. They do serve free drinks, though. And their poker room is completely set off from the casino, so it's much less noisy and distracting. If you're spendng the night you're better off just staying at the Brock and driving over to Seneca in the morning for the tourneys. It's only a couple miles at most, but you have to cross the border. My favorite place to eat at Seneca Niagara is the Three Sisters Cafe. They have the best toast in the universe.I mostly play limit cash games and no limit tourneys, but the 2-4 limit rake isn't that bad at either place. Hope this helps!
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The action at the old Casino Niagara is pretty good and if you are a half decent player you should leave up for the session.They no longer have session fees - the rake is 10% up to $5 at the 1/2 tables. There are tons of motels on the Canadian side for less then $100 per night that I find are good enough since there is hardly any sleeping when we go to play. The Market Buffet inside the casino is pretty good and not too expensive. Do call in to get on the waiting list or you could be there for awhile waiting to get on a table.

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The action at the old Casino Niagara is pretty good and if you are a half decent player you should leave up for the session.They no longer have session fees - the rake is 10% up to $5 at the 1/2 tables. There are tons of motels on the Canadian side for less then $100 per night that I find are good enough since there is hardly any sleeping when we go to play. The Market Buffet inside the casino is pretty good and not too expensive. Do call in to get on the waiting list or you could be there for awhile waiting to get on a table.
Ok, the buffet sucks.However, do call up to 1 hour ahead to get your name on the list.
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There are many cheaper places to stay than $200 a night. Check the Toronto Star on Saturday in their travel section for some specials. Both Casino's hotel buffets are good. There is some place that has something like 200 types of chicken wings if you want to check it out. I forget the name though.

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Hey me and my girlfriend are going up there too..leaving sunday coming back thursday. The hotels in the area are actually cheap, unless you stay at the fallsview resort. We got the sheridan (sp?) really nice hotel for $68 a night. except the hotels are 4X the price on new years eve, so were staying in a smaller one that was like $150 a night. But hotels dont look too bad in price, our place has a connected walkway right to casino niagara. Im pumped.

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I think fallsview is out of the question, my friend went there one time and told me some horror stories... very expensive for everything, including... playing? Everyone has deep pockets and the 5-5 NL table just cleaned him out, he was up against people with 10,000 in front of them! They were just putting him all in almost every hand.

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I think fallsview is out of the question, my friend went there one time and told me some horror stories... very expensive for everything, including... playing? Everyone has deep pockets and the 5-5 NL table just cleaned him out, he was up against people with 10,000 in front of them! They were just putting him all in almost every hand.
The 5-5 game is generally very good...Your friend probably just sucks at poker. I've never seen somebody with 10k at the 5-5 table but I suppose it's possible. More likely your friend is exhaggerating or miscount.Anyways, the max buy-in is $500 in that game so what does it matter if someone has 10k or 1k until you have a big stack?
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I probably misheard him, but he is actually a good player, I'm guessing he probably sat down and some people might have had a few grand, with lots of cash stacked away in case they bust and just constantly pushed him around.

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I probably misheard him, but he is actually a good player, I'm guessing he probably sat down and some people might have had a few grand, with lots of cash stacked away in case they bust and just constantly pushed him around.
And besides, at 5-5 the money goes pretty fast, I don't know about you guys but I don't have the roll to handle 5-5, the amount of money one SHOULD have to cover all his bases is about 5000$ right? I mean if we are following general rules of bankroll management? About 10 buyins?
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And besides, at 5-5 the money goes pretty fast, I don't know about you guys but I don't have the roll to handle 5-5, the amount of money one SHOULD have to cover all his bases is about 5000$ right? I mean if we are following general rules of bankroll management? About 10 buyins?
umm...10 buyins is a rule for bankroll. Dunno about you but I'm not prepared to blow my whole BR in a single session.Bring and play what ur comfortable with. There's also 1-2 and 2-5 NLH.
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Well spending 200$ sorta defeats the purpose of going ;P We'll work something out, if I have too ill sleep in the car ;)But I'll take some digi shots and make a RE: Niagra post if anyone is interested.
want a suggestion? find out about rending a dorm at Brock? prolly 50 a night and 15 minute drive
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umm...10 buyins is a rule for bankroll. Dunno about you but I'm not prepared to blow my whole BR in a single session.Bring and play what ur comfortable with. There's also 1-2 and 2-5 NLH.
Yeah, that's what I said. :club:
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Do not stay at the Hotel in the Casino, there are lots of rooms u can find within a minute drive from both casinos for under $70CDN. As for poker both casinos are full of fish, and the old one has a great 1 2 game that a decent player could easily pillage for 2 or 3 hundred a session

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Yeah, that's what I said. :club:
Right, but you also said Fallsview was out of the question because of the 5-5 game. There are other games but if you have a decent bankroll it's worth playing $500-800 on the 5-5 during the weekend. If it's not a good game drop down afterwards.GL
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The Hilton right across the street rocks 99-109 a night. The beds are very comfortable I was just there on Monday. If your going for New Years you will get juiced some of the places charge 3-4 bills a night. I would avoid New Years eve as good luck getting a chair.

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Im leavin sunday, this 1-2 game at casino niagara sounds juicy..cant wait. This is gonna be a good time, never been to canada.
I'll hope you find we are very hospitable :club:
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