Tri-State Area (NY / NJ / PA / CT)

ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
We have a big poker scene up here in the Northeast, @ChipXtractor has organized some killer unofficial meetups, and I know that I run into at least one Red Chipper every time I hit the casino. We run squid deep up here.

This is us.

This thread serves as a place for us to connect on upcoming poker trips, inside tips, population exploits, promo exploits, etc. for live poker rooms in and around the Northeast US.

Let's meet up in July! Last three weekends... July 15/16, July 22/23, July 29/30... let me know what dates you're going to be playing, maybe we can get a group together.

I plan on visiting as many different casinos as I can over the coming months. Planning a cool new direction for Strategy in Action and I want to hit them all up:

Rivers Casino (Schenectady, NY)
Turning Stone (Verona, NY)
Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT)
Foxwoods (Mashantucket, CT)
Sands (Bethlehem, PA)
Sugar House / Parx (Philadelphia, PA)
Borgata / Golden Nugget / Harrah’s / Tropicana / Bally's (Atlantic City, NJ)

Please let me know if I missed any.

Let's start a little Northeast poker gang up in here.
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  • NYCRyNYCRy Red Chipper Posts: 301 ✭✭✭
    I should be free all of those weekends and would love to meet up. Preferably Sugar House but could possibly head elsewhere
  • Mr. DontMr. Dont Red Chipper Posts: 357 ✭✭✭
    Im in too, at least one, hopefully two session. Parx, sugar house, or AC.
  • nickyblindsnickyblinds Red Chipper Posts: 33 ✭✭
    I'm in AC almost every weekend and some week days. Hit me up.
  • Eon137Eon137 Red Chipper Posts: 153 ✭✭
    This sounds fun! The 15/16th or 22/23rd would work for me. (I'll be in Vegas on 29/30th). Closest locations for me are Rivers (local) then Turning Stone, Foxwoods, Mohegan CT. The other locations are possible, but less likely I could make the trip.

    @zacshaw, I've been thinking that a great topic for a podcast or Strategy in Action would be a look at small casinos in under-served markets. The new room in Schenectady has replaced several underground rooms in the capitol district. As a result, there are a lot of players at the 2/5 and 5/10 level playing 1/2 since they only run a couple of tables at the bigger games. This has kept a lot of the more casual players away from this room, resulting in what I perceive as tougher 1/2 games than might be seen in larger markets. I don't have regular access to bigger markets, though, so I'd like to see if that perception is shared by those who have played more in different settings. Another aspect worth exploring is the types of local playing styles and "groupthink" that occur in areas where playing options are limited.

    Drop me a PM if you want to discuss this topic further, or let me know if you want to meet up sometime when you are in Schenectady.

    Ed
  • tfaziotfazio Red Chipper Posts: 810 ✭✭✭
    I am in mass and ply at Twin Rivers but would be up for a Sunday drive to Foxwoods
  • Dean MDean M Red Chipper Posts: 167 ✭✭✭
    I could make any weekend work at these two.

    Sands (Bethlehem, PA)
    Sugar House / Parx (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Mr. DontMr. Dont Red Chipper Posts: 357 ✭✭✭
    It looks like one for PA area (maybe includes AC area too), one for CT area, one for others??
  • ChipXtractorChipXtractor Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭✭
    I am always up for a meeting of degenerate casino patrons.
    Twitter = @ChipXtractor
  • AcesaladAcesalad Red Chipper Posts: 240 ✭✭
    I'm interested. I can make most of them but I am partial to AC.
  • moldyfishmoldyfish Red Chipper Posts: 93 ✭✭
    I would plan to make it out but am currently in Germany until mid august.
  • ChipXtractorChipXtractor Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭✭
    moldyfish wrote: »
    I would plan to make it out but am currently in Germany until mid august.

    Is your picture 'mooning' us?
    Twitter = @ChipXtractor
  • SliverOverlordSliverOverlord Red Chipper Posts: 323 ✭✭✭
    I've been frequenting Mohegan but live roughly equidistant from Mohegan, Foxwoods and Twin River. Let me know where and when the party's at!
  • tfaziotfazio Red Chipper Posts: 810 ✭✭✭
  • ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    Anyone into Sat/Sun, July 22-23 at Sugar House?

    I've never been, so it's the one I'm most excited to hit up. It's 3 hours away from me, but the Rivers has been punishing me ( @Eon137, thanks for explaining why.) Looking to try something new.

    I am hoping to do one-on-one interviews with fellow Red Chippers on location when I take my poker trip each month. Kind of like the opposite of what's going on in the poker vlogging world with Polk, Neeme , The Trooper, etc. Instead of the show focusing on me, I want to focus on the people I meet. I've found that people crazy enough to take this game of poker seriously often have fascinating stories to tell.

    We wanted to create a few threads to anchor discussion in the various poker 'scenes' across America (and eventually, the world?) Open to any of your thoughts on how to continue to develop this geographic group into something fun and useful for all of us. This thread is for anyone to hijack with news of a good game or a poker trip being planned.
  • Nathan SNathan S Red Chipper Posts: 267 ✭✭
    I am down to meet up at Sugar House.
  • NYCRyNYCRy Red Chipper Posts: 301 ✭✭✭
    In for Sugarhouse for sure
  • Dean MDean M Red Chipper Posts: 167 ✭✭✭
    I can make Sugar House work also - I've been to PARX & Harrah's in Chester but never S-H
  • ChipXtractorChipXtractor Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭✭
    Would love to attend. Maybe we can get a half PLO game going @ZacShaw ??
    Twitter = @ChipXtractor
  • ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    Awesome!

    SugarHouse on July 22/23 is locked up on my calendar. I figure I'll be there Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

    I am going to find a well-lit, relatively quiet corner of the casino to interview any Red Chippers who are interested.

    @ChipXtractor After I got stacked for $300 in a Big O game in Vegas a few weeks ago, I quickly realized my live bankroll is not ready for games with 'O' in them. Online is a different story, my ROI on $16.50 PLO8 tourneys has been 400%. Maybe it's just a live game selection leak from always sitting down with Poker's 1%?

    I am playing more tournaments now than anything else and might get into the $125 $5K guaranteed at Sugar House. Will have to play some $1/$2 NL for the blog though!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.
  • Mr. DontMr. Dont Red Chipper Posts: 357 ✭✭✭
    Lock me in for sunday, 23rd. See you guys...
  • ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    Nice, see you there @Mr. Dont

    Who else is in?
  • Nathan SNathan S Red Chipper Posts: 267 ✭✭
  • ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    Sugar House! Getting pumped to visit Philly, it's been a few years. @Nathan S @Mr. Dont , looking forward to seeing you.

    Anyone else on board? I will be at the casino Sat evening and Sun afternoon. Cash games Sat night, playing the $125 at 1pm on Sunday.
  • Mr. DontMr. Dont Red Chipper Posts: 357 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    @ZacShaw, how late will you stay on sat nite? I was gonna go sunday, but right now not sure. Try to make my best to stop by sat nite or sunday.
  • ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    @Mr. Dont Saturday night I'll be at the casino from around 8pm on. Gonna play the 1pm tourney the next day and head back that evening. Let's hang if you're around.
  • Kevin SKevin S Red Chipper Posts: 7 ✭✭
    What's up guys! I live in Atlantic City so I'm always around. Anytime any Red Chippers are in town I'm pretty available. I Listen to most of the podcasts, have the PRO membership, and this is what I do for now. Would love to share ideas, thoughts, and $$$ lol!
  • Nathan SNathan S Red Chipper Posts: 267 ✭✭
    I'll be taking part in the saturday morning $45 MTT. Starts at 11 if any other red chippers want to take part, we can recap things afterwards.
  • Karl SKarl S Red Chipper Posts: 2 ✭✭
    Hello to everyone!
    Boston Ma. here. Mostly Foxwoods, but I plan on branching out. :-)

  • NYCRyNYCRy Red Chipper Posts: 301 ✭✭✭
    Nathan S wrote: »
    I'll be taking part in the saturday morning $45 MTT. Starts at 11 if any other red chippers want to take part, we can recap things afterwards.

    I would inquire about this when you get there. One dealer told me they rake $17 out of the $45 with these. Seems like a lot. haha

  • ZacShawZacShaw Red Chipper Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    The $45 looks like a $35 + $10 fee. Then I looked at the $125... it's $100 + $25. Geez, rethinking the tournament idea.
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