Recent visit to Del Lago poker room

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Didn't have any plans for Friday night and the wife wanted to get out of the house so we took the 1 hour drive to Del Lago Casino in Waterloo NY. Let me start out by saying I'm not a good gambler and an even worse poker player, therefore I do not like to risk a large amount of money. I went to the poker room while the wife donated to the slots. I asked for a seat at a $1/$3 NLHE table and got $200 in chips. As I approached the open seat they sent me to I saw how many chips were in play and apologized. I must be at the wrong table, I'm playing 1-3. They said "no this is 1-3, have a seat". The average stack must have been 3k with a couple players hovering around 5k. I sat & folded for almost an hour when they opened a new table and requested a table change. The players at new table had between $200 & $500 but the play was just as crazy. The first hand had a pot of about $500 and the winner had Ace high. Another hour goes by and nothing really exciting happens and then I witnessed one of the craziest hands I've seen and really the reason for this post.

Seat 3 is under the gun and raises to $12. He's a young man who doesn't appear to have a lot of casino poker experience. He's attempted string bets earlier and had a hard time counting out chips. He's either a little on the simple side or had too much to drink. Three folds and seat 7 re-raises to $25. I fold & seat 9 re-raises to $80. Couple more folds and now its back the seat 3. He's says "All In" clear as can be. Seat 7 asks for a count and as the dealer starts to count it out and the kid starts to flip out saying he was asking if the others were all in and hes not all in. He kept saying he was asking a question and would never go all in with his hand. He even started to throw his cards in the muck but someone stopped him. The floor was called over, dealer explained the hand and the floor ruled that the All In stands. Seat 7 goes all in for more and 9 calls.

Seat 3 has 7,5 off suit with about $470
Seat 7 has A,K suited with a little over 1k
Seat 9 has pocket Aces with about $700

The young kid stands up and starts pacing and pulling his hair. I thought he was going to go postal.
The kid flops 2 pair, the other hands don't improve and he scoops a $1400+ pot.
 

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Here's the post I made on 2+2 a while back about the room.

Just visited this room for the first time while visiting some family in Rochester.

Overall, I liked the big tables that were 9 handed. Lots of space. Chairs were comfy. Action was good and I liked the 100% max buy in. We had about 10k on our 1/3 table with a few stacks over 2k. As a 2/5 and 5/10 player I liked that aspect. Although with that said, no 2/5 game ran last night and I suspect the 100% max buy in rule is why.

The $6 rake is higher than a lot of places which sucks and I also didn't like that the promos ended at midnight during a weeknight especially with them pulling $2/hand for them.

The dealers were decent, but one in particular committed some major etiquette breaches (looking at folded cards who didn't say they could, reaching into a players stack pulling out 3 hundred dollar chips and "raising" for the player with 4 more players to act). The floor was useless in this and another incident that happened around 3 in the morning.

Despite this I enjoyed the room a lot and am really glad that a poker option exists this close to my inlaws. I'll be back for sure next time I'm in town.
 

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On the last few trips out east in our motorhome, we made it a point to stop at Del Lago and spend a few nights. My wife and I really enjoy that casino. I haven't played poker there, but have had lots of fun, and some minor luck, at the table games. We were there on a sunday afternoon during the NFL season and the sports book was jammed!! And the drinks are free....extra bonus!!!
 

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Didn't have any plans for Friday night and the wife wanted to get out of the house so we took the 1 hour drive to Del Lago Casino in Waterloo NY. Let me start out by saying I'm not a good gambler and an even worse poker player, therefore I do not like to risk a large amount of money. I went to the poker room while the wife donated to the slots. I asked for a seat at a $1/$3 NLHE table and got $200 in chips. As I approached the open seat they sent me to I saw how many chips were in play and apologized. I must be at the wrong table, I'm playing 1-3. They said "no this is 1-3, have a seat". The average stack must have been 3k with a couple players hovering around 5k. I sat & folded for almost an hour when they opened a new table and requested a table change. The players at new table had between $200 & $500 but the play was just as crazy. The first hand had a pot of about $500 and the winner had Ace high. Another hour goes by and nothing really exciting happens and then I witnessed one of the craziest hands I've seen and really the reason for this post.

Seat 3 is under the gun and raises to $12. He's a young man who doesn't appear to have a lot of casino poker experience. He's attempted string bets earlier and had a hard time counting out chips. He's either a little on the simple side or had too much to drink. Three folds and seat 7 re-raises to $25. I fold & seat 9 re-raises to $80. Couple more folds and now its back the seat 3. He's says "All In" clear as can be. Seat 7 asks for a count and as the dealer starts to count it out and the kid starts to flip out saying he was asking if the others were all in and hes not all in. He kept saying he was asking a question and would never go all in with his hand. He even started to throw his cards in the muck but someone stopped him. The floor was called over, dealer explained the hand and the floor ruled that the All In stands. Seat 7 goes all in for more and 9 calls.

Seat 3 has 7,5 off suit with about $470
Seat 7 has A,K suited with a little over 1k
Seat 9 has pocket Aces with about $700

The young kid stands up and starts pacing and pulling his hair. I thought he was going to go postal.
The kid flops 2 pair, the other hands don't improve and he scoops a $1400+ pot.
That's insanity! Did the kid stay and continue playing, or add insult to injury and just make off with the money???
 
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