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Old 12-03-2005, 01:13 PM
Ryan Z Ryan Z is offline
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Because I have to make a return trip to Chicago sometime in the next 6 weeks, I've decided to make it a road trip with one of my buddies, possibly 2. We're going to hit up the Chicagoland cardrooms, and from the sound of things, most likely the Trump Indiana.

With that in mind, how does one go about getting the poker rate for the room? I called up there and they told me you only have to play two hours to get the rate. So should I just book the room, then talk to the poker room manager? They told me it would be $44 a night after 2 hours. Sound about right?

I was reading the Wikipedia entry on the cardroom, and it seems like I should expect a pretty good game selection. For an online 3/6 multitabler, would 6/12 be my game of choice? In my area, I used to play the 5/10 live game because it was usually better than the only 10/20 table. Any advice/experience with the rooms in this area would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:39 AM
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Bring hand sanitizer. Use it every time you touch the chips. They are grody. Nice room, though.
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:24 AM
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Ryan,

goto the Resorts room instead, cleaner, chips are newer, games are juicy, better casino overall. There is no hotel but when I went I stayed at the Ramada hotel in Hammond Indiana for like $60/night, it was decent and worth the price. It's about 10 min away from the boats.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:20 PM
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Also, if you are north of Chicago, the trip to Potowotami in Milwuakee may be worth it. For me, it is about an hour to both the Pot and East Chicago resorts. They spread every limit up to 20/40 and some NL. Every game I've ever played there has been juicy as hell.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:19 PM
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Yes. Go ahead and book you room. After you've played for a couple hours go to the desk in the poker room and ask them to call the hotel for the poker rate. Be sure to tell them that you already have the room booked. They are the most cooperative place I've ever encountered in terms of getting a great rate for the room. And, yes, the room will come to $44 with tax. Even on weekends.
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:27 PM
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goto the Resorts room instead, cleaner, chips are newer, games are juicy, better casino overall. There is no hotel but

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Resorts definitely has a hotel. I have no idea what the rates are, but those 20 or so stories sitting next to the boat are definitely a hotel.

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Old 12-04-2005, 09:53 PM
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For me, I'm just looking to see where I'll get the best low- to mid-limit action. I'm taking one of my friends along with me, who plays at a lower limit than I do. We've never hit up any of the casinos in this area, so it's all about game selection. I just figured the Trump would work with the poker rate and what not.

Oh yeah, how many tables are actually at the Trump? I guess if Resorts has more, I'd probably go there.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:02 PM
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They only have 10 tables total. Games are juicy as hell, but the wait is killer long, especially in the winter. You can shave an hour off the wait if you call ahead.

Id say probally a huge chunk (if not most) of the players are from Northern Illinois, especially on the weekend.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:40 PM
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if you can beat 3/6 online you should be playing at least 10/20 or 20/40 at Resort. Both of the games are horribly played.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:41 PM
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For me, I'm just looking to see where I'll get the best low- to mid-limit action.

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At Trump it's 3/6, 6/12 and 10/20 all with kills. The lowest Resorts game is 5/10 with kill. Oh, they have 1-5 stud. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

The Trump room is a bit bigger than Resorts. You can call ahead to both rooms to get on the list.

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