Brisbane - opinions on casinos ridiculous rake

    • bradomurder
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      Hey

      I went in to the conrad treasury casino on friday night to find they have changed the rake, which was 10% capped at $10 for 200NL, to a $1/hand participation fee for everyone but no rake.

      Has anyone played with a structure like this? would you?

      I left without playing a hand.
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    • Fagin
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      I've never played with a rake structure like that you described and never would. What would be the point?

      If it was $1 per orbit on NL200 then perhaps but per hand???

      I think you did the best thing by voting with your feet here.
    • gedwashere91
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      $1 hand participation fee when the blinds are $1/$2?? That's fucking ridiculous. Thanks for the warning, I won't waste my time going in to the casino now :P
    • peche025
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      LOL that is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard, I'm glad you walked out, hopefully you'll find a new venue soon.
    • taavi1337
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      Originally posted by Fagin
      If it was $1 per orbit on NL200 then perhaps
      that's called small blind
    • bradomurder
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      well jupiters down at the gold coast has normal rake i think, apparently the players are even worse than the treasury too. I might have to make the trip down and stay one weekend soon.
    • elhh82
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      Originally posted by bradomurder
      well jupiters down at the gold coast has normal rake i think, apparently the players are even worse than the treasury too. I might have to make the trip down and stay one weekend soon.
      for reference.. the casinos in vegas (which probably have he best rake in the world) charge 10%, but capped at $4 for $1/$2 NL Hold'em. Some also charge an extra buck for the jackpot.
    • Waiboy
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      Originally posted by elhh82
      Originally posted by bradomurder
      well jupiters down at the gold coast has normal rake i think, apparently the players are even worse than the treasury too. I might have to make the trip down and stay one weekend soon.
      for reference.. the casinos in vegas (which probably have he best rake in the world) charge 10%, but capped at $4 for $1/$2 NL Hold'em. Some also charge an extra buck for the jackpot.
      But aren't you tipping the dealer whenever you win a pot? *shudders*
    • gedwashere91
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      Originally posted by bradomurder
      well jupiters down at the gold coast has normal rake i think, apparently the players are even worse than the treasury too. I might have to make the trip down and stay one weekend soon.
      I played at Lasseters casino the other weekend in alice springs... the players are SO bad but buyin is capped between 20-40bb ($100-$200 dollars) which is completely retarded in my opinion. Table there would have been soooo +EV if I could have actually got some good hands......
    • justkyle88
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      Originally posted by Waiboy
      Originally posted by elhh82
      Originally posted by bradomurder
      well jupiters down at the gold coast has normal rake i think, apparently the players are even worse than the treasury too. I might have to make the trip down and stay one weekend soon.
      for reference.. the casinos in vegas (which probably have he best rake in the world) charge 10%, but capped at $4 for $1/$2 NL Hold'em. Some also charge an extra buck for the jackpot.
      But aren't you tipping the dealer whenever you win a pot? *shudders*
      Yeah but the rake is so low that you can handle it. Plus, the players are tremendously bad. You can easily run at 400bb/100 ;)


      But back at topic: Yes, Australian casino's are horrible with their rake. I think the only time you could consider it beatable would be on weekends with all the drunks.
    • bradomurder
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      Originally posted by justkyle88
      Originally posted by Waiboy
      Originally posted by elhh82
      Originally posted by bradomurder
      well jupiters down at the gold coast has normal rake i think, apparently the players are even worse than the treasury too. I might have to make the trip down and stay one weekend soon.
      for reference.. the casinos in vegas (which probably have he best rake in the world) charge 10%, but capped at $4 for $1/$2 NL Hold'em. Some also charge an extra buck for the jackpot.
      But aren't you tipping the dealer whenever you win a pot? *shudders*
      Yeah but the rake is so low that you can handle it. Plus, the players are tremendously bad. You can easily run at 400bb/100 ;)

      But back at topic: Yes, Australian casino's are horrible with their rake. I think the only time you could consider it beatable would be on weekends with all the drunks.
      Maybe, 50bb/100 is a stretch though even with the worst players. Maybe it would be beatable if stacks were really deep like they get late into the night, but apparently with the $1/hand thing the stacks never get that deep anyway, they are taking about $250/hour from the table
    • justkyle88
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      Yeah live poker is really incredible with it's rake.
      I doubt it's grind-able.