Hollywood Park Casino Visit

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Hollywood Park Casino
Location: Inglewood Ca
Tables: 125
(Bar/Food) B +/B+
4 Restaurants/Cafes
Turf Club for OTB has its own bar.
Century Bar & Grill
Raise Lounge is on the opposite side of the dual open bar/lounge that looks out over the poker tables.
Venues: Club/Music Auditorium? [Y/N]
Hotel? [Y/N] Many in the area and a 300 room hotel being built on the Hollywood Park site. [Hollywood Park Life]
VIP/High Roller Room: [Y]

The “Cary Grant Pavilion”, it’s a great looking classy poker room and in my opinion, a classier club atmosphere than a casino with lots of slot machines. Walking into the lobby entrance gives it that elegant club look. The new casino has around 125 poker/gaming tables. Poker Atlas has them at 51 tables, which may have been the old Hollywood Park Casino. Altogether, there are 350 televisions throughout the casino.

The Bar: As far as the bar is concerned, I’m a beer and whiskey snob, so it’s very hard to get an A+ rating without great dark beers and Irish whiskey, the best would be one that can make a Black and Tan beer.

About the food: Actually their “Floor Menu” is quite impressive, more impressive than their restaurants menus [Century Bar & Grill and Raise Lounge] and may be the only reason I gave them a B+.
A very eclectic variety from around the world with American, Mexican, Italian, Asian, as well as Vietnamese.

I’m really looking forward to the Rams/Chargers Stadium being built, as well as the surrounding area amenities, restaurants, shopping, hotel, etc.
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Gamble/Action: Ultimate Gaming Activity
Ultimate Activity with long and short waiting lists = new tables opening

Cash Games: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha 8, BigO, Stud, Stud 8, Razz, Mixed
1/2 NLTH @ 40/100 Max Buy-in (M50), always 5-6 tables (Game C, Action B)
3/5 NLTH @ 100/300 Max Buy-in (M60), 3-4 tables (Game B, Action B)
5/5 NLTH @ 300/500 Max Buy-in (M100), 3-4 Tables (Game A, Action B)
5/10 NLTH @ 500/No Max Buy-in (M200+), usually 1 or 2 tables (Game A-, Action A)
LTH 2/4 LTH @ 20/No Max Buy-in (M200+), usually 3-4 tables (Game A-, Action B)

Sit-N-Go games? [Y/N]Celebrity Sit-N-Go
$3,000 Guarantee. $330 Entry Fee. It’s only on Tuesdays.
Tournament Value:   38.54 (Anything under 50 may not be worth playing and more likely designed to get you back to the cash game tables, but then again, it’s on Tuesday.)
A tournament more geared to Luck at 81% than Skill, at about 18%. Could be more of a Shootout than a Sit-n-Go if they only pay one player. Haven’t seen the results. I don’t think Hollywood Park Casino publishes them.

Satellites: Tournament entry ticket only

Tournaments: Deep Stack @ “M”/”M”1hr – Turbo? WSOPC WPT?
Daily: $60 NLTH (DS M100/M1hr@50) (DS w/AO M250/M1hr@125)
Weekly: Sit-N-Go
Weekend: Big OSunday Special

House Games: Slots, Dealer Table Games (Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Poker, Let it Ride, etc), California House Poker Games

Automated Poker Tables [N]
Video Texas Hold’em [N}

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Online Poker? Bitcoins? Blockchains?

BITCOINS, the favorite currency of money laundering and criminals.

Bitcoins

OK, this is MIND BLOWING!!!
It’s coming, like a runaway freight train going downhill. Bitcoin and Blockchain may be going in opposite directions though.

Banks and financial institutions will hate it, but it will also put con artists and their ilk out of business.
It’s the future, but could it be the future of online poker? Better yet, could it be the future for brick and mortar casinos to expand online? Who will be there first.

George Frey corners the Bitcoin market!
FYI, it’s not a real Bitcoin, which is really only a commodity.
A Bitcoin isn’t a physical object, so what exactly are we looking at in Frey’s photographs? They’re called Casascius Bitcoins, and they were minted, in a variety of metals, by software engineer Mike Caldwell at his home in Sandy, Utah.

The Winklevoss twins.
Gemini is the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins through Winklevos Capital Management LLC.
In 2013, the company of the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, Winklevoss Capital Management LLC, launched the first proposed bitcoin ETF, the Winklevoss Investment Trust, looking to trade on the HFT-dominated BATS exchange.

Bitcoin price crashes after SEC rejects the Winklevoss Twins’ ETF!
Right, it’s a commodity, so be careful how much you use Bitcoin as a place to stash your poker winnings, they could easily turn into losses. Failing to get ETF approval will simply keep Bitcoin extremely volatile. As much as 95% of all Bitcoin transactions are carried out in China.
Bitcoin Exchanges

It’s hard to settle on one price each day. Because it’s a relatively thinly traded market, and that is compounded by the fact that cryptocurrencies are traded 24/7, exchanges all over the globe vary widely when it comes to how much a single bitcoin is worth, with exchanges in China, where volumes are highest, typically showing higher prices. Gemini has daily 10-minute BTC/USD auctions at 4pm Eastern Time every day, don’t be late. The auction feature could be especially appealing to traders buying or selling large quantities of Bitcoin who typically can’t place such big orders on exchanges without moving the price. One can only store Bitcoin in a computer wallet via a computer code. One of the most interesting things about Bitcoin is the blockchain technology that records a chain of ownership. The currency in itself is generated through a computer software known by the same name, which ‘mines’ a certain value of this digital currency, transfers it directly among users and maintains records on a distributed ledger powered by blockchain technology. The global circulation of Bitcoins are estimated to be worth $24 billion (roughly about 16 million units).

The Good -Bad-and Ugly
Bitcoin’s “creator” races to patent technology with gambling tycoon
Sports gambling and Bitcoins
Bitcoin’s Future Value?

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