Crown Melbourne Part 4

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tombomb

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 8, 2007
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I went in yesterday. Very underwhelming at the moment. I don't play poker, so I don't have an opinion there either way. But the whole set up is very restrictive.
 

ash_1050

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Nov 21, 2009
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Had a look at Crown, was sad to see the poker room turned into low level blackjack tables. Poker will be moving to the area which was formerly Groove Bar (behind Lumina), won't be open before new year.
 

Nalts

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Aug 15, 2009
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Current whisper is poker will be back in Feb/March. However it'll be capped at 10 tables and only running Friday/Saturday/Sunday. No more tournaments or tournament series', Aussie millions etc likely gone for good. This is coming from management so likely to be legit but plans can change. They've been wanting to do away with poker for a long time so seems like they're largely seizing this opportunity to make it happen.
 

Deledio_Judd

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Sep 19, 2006
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Current whisper is poker will be back in Feb/March. However it'll be capped at 10 tables and only running Friday/Saturday/Sunday. No more tournaments or tournament series', Aussie millions etc likely gone for good. This is coming from management so likely to be legit but plans can change. They've been wanting to do away with poker for a long time so seems like they're largely seizing this opportunity to make it happen.

That absolutely sucks :(
 

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MrKK

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Coming back in May. 20ish tables in the old high limit area downstairs. 5 handed, full rake. Lowest game will probably be 2/5, definitely no 1/2.
What's the rationale behind 5-handed? I don't see how that works without tables constantly breaking. Here in Adelaide they're running full tables since reopening.
 

Nalts

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Used to work there, still have friends that do. Comes from management.

What's the rationale behind 5-handed? I don't see how that works without tables constantly breaking. Here in Adelaide they're running full tables since reopening.
I'm assuming it's a government stipulation since all the other games are also capped at 4 or 5 per table.
 

MrKK

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I'm assuming it's a government stipulation since all the other games are also capped at 4 or 5 per table.
Cheers. Seems unworkable for poker. My experience of live games is no-one wants to play short handed - if it gets down to 6 at any point without a waitlist then the table inevitably breaks.
 

Nalts

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Cheers. Seems unworkable for poker. My experience of live games is no-one wants to play short handed - if it gets down to 6 at any point without a waitlist then the table inevitably breaks.
Yeah I reckon they're dreaming thinking people will be willing to play permanent short handed while paying full rake. Maybe the poker starved degens will be into though.
 

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