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    Poker rooms and tournaments in Pennsylvania

    • Parx Casino (No updates on tournaments)
    • Mohegan Sun Pocono (weekly tournaments)
    • Mount Airy Casino Resort ( No tournaments)
    • Rivers Casino Philadelphia (weekly tournaments)
    • Rivers Casino Pittsburgh ( monthly tournament) (Bad Beat Jackpot is over $1 million)
    • Meadows Racetrack and Casino (No tournaments)
    • Philadelphia Live Casino (weekly tournaments)
    • Wind Creek Bethlehem ( no weekly tournaments)
    • Pittsburgh Live Casino (weekly tournaments)

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    Are there any SBR members from Pennsylvania who are professional poker players?

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    SteveyK


    I think a few more

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickFazzer View Post
    Are there any SBR members from Pennsylvania who are professional poker players?
    My guess is NO. Just too hard to beat the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    My guess is NO. Just too hard to beat the game.
    There's definitely someone from PA on here who plays professionally, weather they still are active members is another story, it's hard but definitely beatable if you put the time into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    • Parx Casino (No updates on tournaments)
    • Mohegan Sun Pocono (weekly tournaments)
    • Mount Airy Casino Resort ( No tournaments)
    • Rivers Casino Philadelphia (weekly tournaments)
    • Rivers Casino Pittsburgh ( monthly tournament) (Bad Beat Jackpot is over $1 million)
    • Meadows Racetrack and Casino (No tournaments)
    • Philadelphia Live Casino (weekly tournaments)
    • Wind Creek Bethlehem ( no weekly tournaments)
    • Pittsburgh Live Casino (weekly tournaments)

    WOW, I'm 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh had no clue the bad beat was up to a milly, going to have to go down this week. Hopefully it's not hit tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickFazzer View Post
    Are there any SBR members from Pennsylvania who are professional poker players?
    I forget his name but there was a guy on here that said he made millions playing live weekend tourneys in Pennsylvania. I think he said a lot of crazy stuff though.

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    Barstool at Penn National closed down

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    I DO NOT PLAY BINGO BOARD GAME POKER sorry but when they took away real poker where you needed 5 cards to make a hand i quit

    NO BODY could touch me even at $20- $40 level........ i was at top of game in 90's i learned how to read fake poker players the tells were so huge stevie wonder could pick them up

    I never forgot real tourney at taj mhal midnight madness buy in $60 blinds were up high i had A 6 diamonds i just checked in flop 6 6 Q

    i raise 10 K other guy comes all in for $1000 more turns cards over J Q off suit turn card J i scream no no dont do it

    river card J arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh other guy across from me that was horrible how you lost that hand

    i said it's why i hate this penetrating game i could have had AA and lost then we took 15 min break

    any way didnt make cash i was out 60th out of 100 players

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    I forget his name but there was a guy on here that said he made millions playing live weekend tourneys in Pennsylvania. I think he said a lot of crazy stuff though.
    Impossible if it's only in PA. PA has never had anything bigger than the Parx Big Stax series which were still small buy ins. $300,$500,$1100 buy ins I believe.

    The entire East Coast is dead for poker tournaments now. Used to have Parx, Borgata, Harrahs/Ballys (WSOPC) and Foxwoods. Now nobody does anything. No series, nothing. Staffing issues. They could run a flight tournament where you have 3-5 days of Day 1's or even run Day 1a/Day1b stuff to get big prizepools, but they don't.

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    Poker dead as a door knob usa

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Poker dead as a door knob usa
    It's not dead at all. The WSOP ME may have a record field this year for a $10,000 buy in when the economy is not great and crypto collapsing.

    They just don't have the staffing for tournaments . Cash games running just fine.

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    Thatís once a year

    Almost all
    Live poker Pa dead

    Online rooms empty

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusherrr View Post
    It's not dead at all. The WSOP ME may have a record field this year for a $10,000 buy in when the economy is not great and crypto collapsing.

    They just don't have the staffing for tournaments . Cash games running just fine.

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    Poker started being popular when the WSOP on ESPN was a big thing. Then all these average Joes thought they could make it big. Is WSOP even on ESPN any more? That fad just seemed to have died.

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    Remember Chris MoneyMaker on ESPN. That was cool, now itís dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevex View Post
    Poker started being popular when the WSOP on ESPN was a big thing. Then all these average Joes thought they could make it big. Is WSOP even on ESPN any more? That fad just seemed to have died.
    yes

    I think also a lot realize its a negative EV game or slow death

    If your real good you make $7-$15 per hr

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    Being in Vegas during WSOP is just fun if you like to play poker.

    Donkeys from all over the world in every poker room make the games more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    yes

    I think also a lot realize its a negative EV game or slow death

    If your real good you make $7-$15 per hr
    Bingo! A total lack of noobs at every room make it tough to get an edge. Even tournaments are a crapshoot once you get halfway through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Being in Vegas during WSOP is just fun if you like to play poker.

    Donkeys from all over the world in every poker room make the games more fun.
    Yep…I love when those donks from Australia come over and we can win their money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpaschal34 View Post

    Yep…I love when those donks from Australia come over and we can win their money.
    I was pretty bad first time we met in Vegas
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    Yep the more amateurs the harder it is more random it is


    Quote Originally Posted by klemopixx View Post
    Bingo! A total lack of noobs at every room make it tough to get an edge. Even tournaments are a crapshoot once you get halfway through.

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    You know JJ, all these gambling facilities are great and all however, Freehold is the best gambling atmosphere in the country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingillini View Post
    You know JJ, all these gambling facilities are great and all however, Freehold is the best gambling atmosphere in the country!
    yes

    Illini your reformed religion saved you

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