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the_tpupthe_tpup Red Chipper Posts: 75 ✭✭
Any Red Chippers in the Seattle area? I'm a frequenter of Fortune and Muckleshoot

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  • ArtArtBobartArtArtBobart Red Chipper Posts: 354 ✭✭
    edited August 2017
    I'm from Olympia, and play at Little Creek in Shelton as well as Muckleshoot. You'll know it is me at the Muck because my Bravo/Poker Atlas name is "Card Shart."

  • zampana1970zampana1970 Red Chipper Posts: 546 ✭✭✭
    Im in Vancouver and come down to Seattle for ballgames and poker. I played in a little shack in north Seattle - The Hideaway Card Room. Smelled a little weird but I loved that it was poker and only poker. Nice little bar and the food looked good too. Nice people.
  • Zero CoolZero Cool Red Chipper Posts: 233 ✭✭✭
    Hey guys, I'm up in Bellingham. I play 1/3 at the Slopitch a small card room here and down at Tulalip if I want 3/5. @zampana1970 is that Vancouver WA or BC?
  • the_tpupthe_tpup Red Chipper Posts: 75 ✭✭
    ArtArt - I've been meaning to give Shelton a shot during next big tournament, i know a lot of the guys at Muck go , at least the tournament regs.

    Zampana - I used to go the hideaway on occasion, just real far drive

  • zampana1970zampana1970 Red Chipper Posts: 546 ✭✭✭
    @Zero Cool Vancouver BC. Much more choice south of the border for Tournaments...
  • Jeremy RJeremy R Red Chipper Posts: 7 ✭✭
    Hello Seattle/WA folks. I live in western WA and wanted to see how people felt about various poker rooms in the area. Doesnt seem like there is any 1/2 and barely any 1/3 in the area at all judging by poker atlas has that been everyone else's experience as well? I am saving money for a live cash game bankroll and am curious what people think of the poker scene out here. One questions I had was about Fortune poker room. I live less than 10 minutes from there but constantly hear bad things about the place. Is it worth playing at or should I just save for a larger roll to play 2/5 elsewhere instead of the Fortune 1/3 games? Thanks for any opinions everyone!
  • the_tpupthe_tpup Red Chipper Posts: 75 ✭✭
    Personally I love the Fortune 1/3 games - I'm there daily. I havent gone to play 3/5 at Muckleshoot lately but I may make a stop in as I live in Federal Way. But in all honesty, I prefer the 1/3 at Fortune , easy money for the most part
  • Jeremy RJeremy R Red Chipper Posts: 7 ✭✭
    So you havent seen any signs of collusion between players or even between dealers and players? those are the reviews that worry me haha. I appreciate the reply
  • Zero CoolZero Cool Red Chipper Posts: 233 ✭✭✭
    @Jeremy R I've never played fortune but I talked with a couple players at my regular game tonight and they all love it and said its a great card room.
  • the_tpupthe_tpup Red Chipper Posts: 75 ✭✭
    No - the place is ran straight up - no collusion issues ; the 20/40 game , i dont play so i dont know but lot of regs in that game , idk if they play each other soft or w/e but for 1/3 , clean straight game
  • Jeremy RJeremy R Red Chipper Posts: 7 ✭✭
    thanks for the feedback guys! Makes me feel better about going there once I have enough saved for my bankroll. I live literally 5 minutes from there so thats convenient
  • Zero CoolZero Cool Red Chipper Posts: 233 ✭✭✭
    @Jeremy R Tulalip also has 1/3 and they just increased the max buyin from 200 to 300.
  • Jeremy RJeremy R Red Chipper Posts: 7 ✭✭
    Yeah I scoped the scene out on Poker Atlas a bit, Tulalip is a couple hours drive for me so I was glad to hear fortune could be an option for a regular haunt. I will probably give Tulalip a try as well along with Casino Caribbean in Kirkland which says it has the 3-300 spread game with a good rake structure
  • Zero CoolZero Cool Red Chipper Posts: 233 ✭✭✭
    @Jeremy R Any non Reservation casinos are going to have a 300 max bet even if they say they're no limit. For some reason I was thinking Fortune was in Redmond not Renton which is only about half hour from Tulalip. If you like tournaments Tulalip has their mini world series in January.
  • Cereal KillerCereal Killer Red Chipper Posts: 76 ✭✭
    Jeremy R wrote: »
    So you havent seen any signs of collusion between players or even between dealers and players? those are the reviews that worry me haha. I appreciate the reply

    I wouldn't sweat those reviews. My experience is exclusively Caribbean versus Fortune and it's not close. Fortune is way better. One episode that bothered me a bit happened at Lil's where I won a large pot at 4/8 and the dealer seemed to push the pot to me reluctantly, but that has been it for uncomfortable experiences there. Food is good and cheap and action is better in Renton, IMO. No bad experiences at Carribean, but it's dark and they only have a few tables. You can wait a long time for a seat to open up there.
  • Darren BDarren B Red Chipper Posts: 1 ✭✭
    I play the 3-300 spread game at Caribbean often since I live like five minutes from there. Has a good mix of tougher regs and softer players. I think it’s one of the best rooms around. Lower rake than other casinos, GREAT Monte Carlo board, comps for food (which is always excellent) and points for hours of play, freeroll tournament for the players with the highest clocked hours and free buffets on freeroll days!
  • Cereal KillerCereal Killer Red Chipper Posts: 76 ✭✭
    Darren B wrote: »
    I play the 3-300 spread game at Caribbean often since I live like five minutes from there. Has a good mix of tougher regs and softer players. I think it’s one of the best rooms around. Lower rake than other casinos, GREAT Monte Carlo board, comps for food (which is always excellent) and points for hours of play, freeroll tournament for the players with the highest clocked hours and free buffets on freeroll days!

    I don’t play for the MC, so I didn’t mention it in my post. Fortune runs $250 high hands every 15 minutes for 14 hours every day except Friday. They run standard MC’s off hours—$10,000 for a Royal in spades, $1000 for the other three, and $88,000 bad beat. That isn’t what keeps me coming back. I’ve never had to wait more than 30 minutes for a seat at Fortune, but I’ve waited for an hour+ at Carribean. I also don’t usually eat at the poker room, so I can’t comment on food or deals at either room. That said, you can get pretty decent phad thai at Fortune for $5.50. It was two meals for me, so I felt like it was a win even after a $4.50 tip. I have no ill will towards Carribean, they have always treated me well. Parking is also infinitely better at Carribean. It would be my home room if I didn’t live closer to Fortune.

  • Andy TranAndy Tran Red Chipper Posts: 1
    I'm looking to host a local/friendly texas no hold'em table in Auburn every Thursday night and Sunday morning. If anyone is interested, please call/text for details 425-528-3630
  • VinnyVinny Seattle/PortlandRed Chipper Posts: 3 ✭✭
    Interested. I play at Red Dragon and occasionally Tulalip, Carribean, and Muckleshoot
  • BadgerBadger Red Chipper Posts: 27 ✭✭
    edited September 7
    I play mostly the northside of Seattle in 1-3NL games. Currently I spend most my time in the Red Dragon and Tulalip rooms. The Hideaway is a tiny room and just reopened so I am not sure whats going on there.

    Red Dragon is a poker only room so it is generally filled with a lot of grinders and regulars on weekdays. There is a 1/3NL game going every night starting about 3pmish. In particular Saturday night has $400 dollar high hands each half hour and the room fills up with 12-14 tables going (tons of Omaha and spread limit games). Mississippi straddles, button game, run it twice all are fun little options the room allows. One downside 300 dollar max bet. If you don't have some skill you should be somewhat careful in this room your first visit or two. Oh half price food too about the quality of a Denny's.

    I like Tulalip but I find that it has the longest wait of all the poker rooms on the north end. The 1/3NL players are nothing special and since it is attached to a big tribal casino you get a nice steady influx of rookies and people playing casually. The max bet is 500 here. For some reason the rule in Washington state is the longer a game has its license the more the max bet is allowed to be or at least that's what a dealer told me. 75cents an hour comp with player card...yeah but its better than nothing.

    I have heard some rumors of collusion via a foreign language at either fortune or Caribbean and I wish I could remember which one it was (from one player). HOWEVER everyone else that I talk to about either room seems to love them both and denies any collusion.

    One type of collusion I occasionally do see at the Red Dragon is some regulars soft playing each other after the flop when they get heads up and just checking it down.

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