Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:05 AM
Los Angeles:Hawaiian Gardens: There is usually at least one 3/6 table going and during peak hours there is as many as 6. I think sometimes they spread a 2/4 table, but i'm not sure. The 6/12 game usually starts at around 1:00pm at sometimes goes all night, but usually breaks between 2:00am and 4:00am. all games are played with a full kill. ALL games at hawaiian gardens are really soft. the 6/12 gets a must move table around 5:00pm and usually breaks between 10:00-11:00 pm. the 6/12 game is full of rich doctors who play EVERY flop, the rest is a mix of old asains and sour old white dudes. there is a pro or two in the 6/12 game who are just total nits and if you pay any attention their hand will be face up. the games are gold mines. there's usually very little wait time to get in either of these games.Commerce: commerce spreads 3/6 and 4/8. both usually have one table going all night and there is never a long wait to get in. both games are full kill. there's no real pros at the commerce tables but at 4/8 25-35% of the people have some idea what they are doing. typical live O8. they will sometimes spread a much much bigger game 75/150+, but those are rare and quite strong from what i've heard.Bicycle: 3/6 and 6/12, both w/ full kill. The 3/6 game is as soft as hawaiian gardens, but the 6/12 is generally more rockish most nights. tons of 3/6 tables, usually one main 6/12 and one must move. again, typical stuff here. the have an interest board for a 20/40, which i'm told goes off every once in awhile. since i found out about it i've been calling the floor but haven't been able to catch it, he promises he'll call me when it goes. (also to note: they have 3/6 crazy pineapple hi/lo, which has a lot of concepts similar to O8, and the game is an ATM and a golden goose wrapped together).hollywood park: i've never played there but i'm told they spread 6/12 (and probably 3/6). i also heard they have a 20/40 Stud8, O8 mix game that runs regularly. I'm going this weekend, so i'll edit next week.Oceans eleven (san diego): 3/6 4/8. 2-3 tables a piece. i haven't played them, but it looked like standard O8.Las Vegas (from Checkymcfold):mirage: 5/10 lo8 full kill, runs almost every afternoon through early morning. game's retarded soft, too. i played it last week and saw a couple 8-way 5 bet preflop hands.wynn: 10/20, 20/40 1/2 kill, runs daily. if you can afford these limits and know how to adapt to relatively LAG play (read: not lose value when people go nuts with one end consistently), this is the game to play. the 10/20 actually is less soft than the 20/40 (the rich fish at the wynn like to play higher), but there's definitely a lot of money to be had in each. i've played these a total of maybe 40 sessions in my life and have only lost money once (and even then only three bets), if that's any indication of how soft these games are.the venetian will also run any game you want whenever you want if you get enough players to start the game. they're also running a $1 rake for 8/16+ games promotion until at least the end of april. generally the room's a bit slow, but once someone starts a list a game gets going faster than you'd think. the play here, at least in o8 and mixed games, is actually pretty solid, so you'll have to be pretty good to make a good deal of money.the 20/40 o8 game at bellagio doesn't run anymore.there's also a 4/8 game at the orleans running regularly, apparently, but i've never played it and can't comment.
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