Red Chip Meet-up Down Under

The MuleThe Mule Red Chipper Posts: 790 ✭✭✭
I'm going home to Melbourne over Christmas (the real Melbourne, not Melbourne Florida or Quebec or wherever) and am hoping to get to Crown to lose my live poker virginity. I'd be keen to meet up for a beer with any other Red Chippers in the area (please DM me if interested).

A few questions for the Aussie Red Chippers (wherever you are) about playing in the casinos in Australia:
- Is there an expectation of tipping ? If so, can you suggest a rule of thumb ? Who do I need to tip ?
- Is it generally difficult to get on a table ?
- Is there a particular week day or time of day that is best ? It'll probably be between Christmas and New Year so I assume it'll be in holiday mode.
- Is it true the Aussie games are the toughest in the world ? That the $1/$3 game at Star is tougher than $5/$10 in Vegas, even tougher than $2/$5 in Europe (mainly due to the chance of being punched in the face by a sheila) ?



  • Adam WheelerAdam Wheeler Red Chipper Posts: 2,659 ✭✭✭✭
    There is a Melbourne in Quebec !?
  • The MuleThe Mule Red Chipper Posts: 790 ✭✭✭
    If you believe Wikipedia.

    It's probably pronounced funny though.
  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭✭
    I've never played in Australia, but I have talked to some Aussies who were playing in Atlantic city. I do believe the Crown, charges both a rake and a time payment, (which makes it steep), but there is no tipping.

    I do seem to remember some discussion of a speed game they also have at the Crown. Something like you have 30 seconds to make your play, or your hand is dead, but at 2-5 and above you can through in a $5 chip into the pot and get 2 minutes.

  • The MuleThe Mule Red Chipper Posts: 790 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the tips on tips @Eazzy. I have read that the rake is brutal. Everything is expensive in Australia.

    As an exclusively online player, the 30 second shot-clock should't bother me, and I assume would lead to more hands per hour so might have more appeal to the adrenaline junkies. Might check that one out.

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