Hawaiian Gardens Casino Visit

The Gardens 2Location: 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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