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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Hawaiian Gardens Casino Visit

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Location: Hawaiian Gardens CA
110 Poker Tables
(Bar/Food) C+/B+; Well & Craft Verity (No Dark Beer)
2 Restaurants/Cafes

Nicely laid out with the new remodel. Get Valet parking, $2 for Valet or $5 for up close, quick getaway Valet, it’s the best poker value. About the food; A very eclectic variety from around the world with American, Mexican, Italian, Asian, as well as Vietnamese and Korean.
The Concierge was very helpful in directing me to the tournament section, as I was interested in checking out their Sit-N-Go tournament. They used to have a couple of great ones in the past, a 3 table NLTH game that paid 4 players was the best. Now they are really just shootout turbo events, winner takes all and only one table w/10-12 min blind changes. A starting M” of 40-52 that plummets down to 2.53.5 at the one hour mark, means you will be All-In after about 25 hands dealt. If you like to gamble, that’s the game for you, absolutely no skill required. I’d rate it at a D”.

I decided to check out the Low Stakes NLTH games.
I’d rate the 1/2 buy-in at about a “
C” and mostly a Loose AggressiveB” Action, which is typical of most 1/2 games in the area with an “M” of only 50, best to wait until a new table opens for those games.
The 2/3 game was the most interesting, I’d give it a buy-in at “
B+” with an “M” of 67 and a Moderate Aggressive A+ Action. Lots of good banter and with 6 tables going it looked to be a good place to start. Didn’t see any LC/MM players, which is good.
There was also a good looking NLTH 3/5 and a 5/5 game in the High Stakes Room, with a buy-in at “
B” and Moderate Aggressive A+ Action

My favorite game is Pot Limit and Limit Omaha Hi and they had a couple of PLO games going. The 1/2 PLO with a buy-in at A-, “M” of 200, and another 1/3 PLO with a buy-in at a solid A, “M” of 100.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino Info:
Cash Games: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha 8, BigO, Stud, Stud 8
NLTH 1/2 @ $100 MAX (M50) Buy-in; 5-6 tables; [Game C, Action B ]
*NLTH 2/3 @ $200 MAX Buy-in; 5-6 tables [Game B; Action A+ ]
Most not LA-PF, 2-3BB usually on the flop w/draws; 3/4BB w/low pair or LA players
*NLTH 3/5 @ $300 MAX Buy-in; 2-3 Tables [Game B ] Action A+ ]

Sit-N-Go Games (D”)
They call them Sit-N-Go games {M_F}, but are basically a Shootout, winner-takes-all tournament.

Satellites: Tournament entry ticket only, no cash payouts?

Tournaments: Seasonal (Deep Stack; Turbo; WSOP; WPT)
Daily:
Seasonal: Poker Festival – May15-31 2017
May 19 Event #11 Deep Stack to 20k; BI $140=$35 w/1AO@$100, PR 536/312min
Level Time = 30/25L5; 0RB/1AO@$100; UM/M = 266/400 @1hr 133/200; MF-L5; BO-L1;
G75k+PO10%; PR(G/BI)

House Games:
Black Jack, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em

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