Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
It didn't work out too well. I as down my first $100 in the first 90 minutes, mostly because two hands in a row, I lost to Sam's J5. One hand I had KQ, the board was K55/9/3; the next I had AJ and the board was J93/6/5.
I bought in for another $100, and after whittling away about $30 of it in blinds and limps, finally hit my first win with AA, then my very next hand with KK. The pots were decent sized, and I didn't have to show my hand to win, which surprised me, since most pots were going to the river with three players. Clearly, I had a tight image, they knew when I raised on the turn and river that I wasn't bluffing. About half an hour later I tried to do the same with middle pair/weak kicker, and this time, two people called me down. Bah.
Around 12:30 a.m., I won a good sized pot with trip kings, bringing my stack to $145 (down $55), but over the next hour, that stack got whittled down to $20. The coup de grace was a four-way pot, where I held 6♦ 6♠, and the board was 4♣ 5♣ 7♦ / K♥ / 6♣. Pot odds wouldn't let me get away, raising went crazy, and the winning hand was K♣ 3♣. Sam, incidentally, had queen high. Down $180 for the night. Bah.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Published: November 5th, 2008 12:30 AM
A proposal to ban minicasinos in Lakewood was failing Tuesday night. Initial counts from the Pierce County Auditor’s Office showed Proposition 1, the city’s first citizen-led initiative, going down by a wide margin.
Monday, November 03, 2008
- Effective January 1, bet limits on table games are $300 instead of $200.
- Effective January 1, mini-baccarat is legal. This game has the smallest house edge in the casino. The only better game out there is a limited number of video poker machines, which aren't legal in Washington.
- Electronic poker tables
- Raise the limit on a poker wager from $40 to $500
- Increase the number of players at a table game, other than poker, from seven to nine
- A casino that only is running poker tables, and has wager limits at $40 or less, doesn't have to staff a surveillance room.