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  1. They had a $40K, $225 buy in with a $20 add on Saturday. I hardly ever play there because the casino sucks and the poker room couldn't manage their way out of a wet paper sack.

    That being said, I thought I would go play in this tourney because I knew there would be a good tournout, and the payouts would be a decent value for the amount of the buy in.

    At first, I thought it was going to be a good tourney, we started with 10K in chips (counting the add on) with the blinds at 25/50 and 30 minute blinds. I thought this was good at first. It was like a deep stack tourney for the first few hours and everything was going well.

    The problem started when the blinds went to 100/200. I asked the dealer when the ante's started, and he said there were no antes. I was like wtf , are you serious? I have never played in a tourney that had a decent stucture that didn't have antes. This tournament was going to last forever. On top of the that, that there was no tournament clock and no blind stucture posted anywhere so you really didn't have a good idea of when the blinds were going up and what they were going up to.

    More than one time in this tournament, they skipped a blind level, and then realized they messed up and moved the blinds back down for the remainder of the level. A good example is when the blinds were 600/1200 and they announced that the next hand the blinds were increasing to 1000/2000, and of course I was in the BB. I called the floor over and ask them to double check to make sure they didn't skip a level AGAIN, and they said no that was right. So after I had posted both my blinds, they announced they screwed up and the blinds and they should in fact be 800/1600 like I thought. So once again I called the floor over and asked if I could get my chips back from overpaying the blinds, and he says no. I think you can start to see see what a joke this poker room is now.

    I just wanted to make a post and rant some of my frustrations about how shitty a job this casino did running what had the potential to be a great tournament.

    FWIW, I played about 9 hours and busted out, and there were still about 55 people left out of 240. I can't imagine how much longer this tourney lasted with no antes.

    Cliff notes:

    Tourney had good potential, but the staff had no clue what they were doing.
  2. what cash games do they have?
  3. One of my friends went to play there and said that its a fucking hole in the ground....i much prefer Downstream it goooooot!!
  4. Choctaw Casino Durant, OK FTW
  5. LOL

    I went to thier "100k Gaurantee" $500 buy in a few months ago.

    They marketed it as above, yet when they only got 179 players the prize pool was only $89,500. Everybody was bitching that it was a "gaurantee" and the staff's response was that they didn't have enough entrants to meet the "gaurantee". Very low budge operation down there.
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    Originally Posted by stlpokerstar View Post

    what cash games do they have?

    1/2 nl, 4/8 lhe, maybe some 2/5 nl and 5/10 nl, and maybe if you're really lucky some 1/2 plo.

    Pretty much all the good cash games around here have moved to Downstream, which is just off I-44, exit 1. Downstream is only an hour away from me, and I have played some 1/2 HO there, and the dealers sucked, but it had just opened so I would assume it's better now and I'll probably go play there some. And I heard there were going to be some tourneys there beginning of January from the Midwest Poker League, I think.

    Personally, I would much rather drive another hour west and play at Cherokee in Tulsa (which is getting ready to change over to Hard Rock btw) to play. They have by far the best tournaments and cash games in the midwest. The extra drive is worth it imo. And the comps are much better there than anywhere else I have been around this area.
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    Originally Posted by vitobiggs View Post

    LOL

    I went to thier "100k Gaurantee" $500 buy in a few months ago.

    They marketed it as above, yet when they only got 179 players the prize pool was only $89,500. Everybody was bitching that it was a "gaurantee" and the staff's response was that they didn't have enough entrants to meet the "gaurantee". Very low budge operation down there.

    LOL That's ridiculous.
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  8. apply for a job as poker room manager there
  9. I would rather not have a job related to poker even though I know I could do a much better job than these yahoos. There was a point in time that I thought it would be fun to something related to poker for a career (including playing), but it probably wouldn't work out. I have a job that I like, and I enjoy playing when I feel like it, not because I depend on it for a living.
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