Strange Rule at Hard Rock

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A Hard Rock opened six minutes from my house a few months ago and they have a five table poker room. Most of the dealers are pretty new and there have been a few times where conflicting rulings were given by different dealers/floor persons. One ruke that I have been told is "Hard Rock policy" is this: If someone bets say $30 dollars, and you put in $59 or anything less than $60, it counts as a call. For me this is crazy. At every other casino I have been to if you out in more than half of the bet it's a raise, less than half and it's a call. It could could create major spots for angling, particularly in bigger hands.
Has anyone seen this ruling at other Hard Rocks or other casino's?
 
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you put in $29 or anything less than $30, it counts as a call
I also assume it is a call, but then they have to complete to $30, from whatever lower amount they put in. Are you saying they can just put in $1, and freeroll the other $29? Surely not!
 

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If someone bets say $30 dollars, and you put in $59 or anything less than $60, it counts as a call. For me this is crazy. At every other casino I have been to if you out in more than half of the bet it's a raise, less than half and it's a call. It could could create major spots for angling, particularly in bigger hands.
Has anyone seen this ruling at other Hard Rocks or other casino's?

I've encountered this is many rooms. If when facing a bet you stack chips in front of you in an amount that that doesn't complete a legal raise, it's considered a call unless doing so puts you all in.

This prevent someone from being bound to a raise just because they accidentally put extra chips out by mistake.

Now if someone declares an action verbally, for example in your situation if they said 'raise' and put out $59 - the dealer would make them top up their bet to $60.
 
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