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Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Horseshoe

Friday night, I made my first trip to the Horseshoe Baltimore.   In a word - Awesome.  Some great bars and restaurants.   Plenty of places to watch games.  Nice size.  And fantastic poker room.  Nice lightning and tables and plenty of space.  And, best of all, very little wait.

I arrived around 7:00 and took a lap before finding a spot in front of a bar top VP machine.   I slipped in a crisp hundred and dwindled down to $40 before hitting quads three times, including quad aces.  My heater continues.  I cashed out $350 and went exploring.  

I rode the escalator up to the second floor and found the Diamond lounge, poker room and several more restaurants.   After a quick Miler Lite in the lounge, I went back downstairs and had dinner at Binions.  Cabernet, crab cake and a filet:



The food was fantastic.

And after dinner, it was time to hit up the poker room.  It was 9:30.  On a Friday. Typical wait list at Maryland Live! at that hour - 2 hours, standard.  At the Shoe?  I waited 3 minutes before getting seated.  And the room looked great:



I played a 3.5 hour session and made $406.   I played only a handful of hands, but they were all big hands.  I think I only showed down once the whole night.


 A great evening.  Excited to have such a fantastic casino so close to home.  

15 comments:

  1. Nice session, and glad to hear the room is so nice. Since the room is so inviting, does this mean you'll be cutting down on your visits to Vegas now? I hope not.

    Also.....be prepared for a certain nomad blogger to read this and take it as invitation to fly out to Baltimore to play poker with you. When he loses the rest of his roll, he will of course blame you and hit you up for his loses.

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    1. I will not cut back on Vegas trips. But I will definately be in Atlantic City far, far less. Like, next to never.

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    2. How nice to have a primo place close by. And ... to see that the sweet sweet VP heater continues.

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  2. The place looks awesome. Nice to see the VP and poker run continue. I'll have to come visit some day. It's nice knowing I can count on PPP to reimburse any of my losses at poker, BJ, craps, roulette, tilt and of course expensive taxi rides and in flight wifi. I will of course pay for my own food and lodging. I hope the horseshoe has good comps.

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  3. Congrats! That's a really sweet looking room - AC takes another hit...

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  4. las vegas (and the rest of NV) have enough locals in the games to fill up the poker rooms here without them going out of business, why wouldnt NJ? it has a bigger population than NV does. i have a hard time believing NJ residents are going out of state to play.

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    1. loooool Do you even know what is going on outside your little world? There is now full scale gambling in Delaware, PA and MD that simply didn't exist 4-5 years ago. AC is virtually dead. Try using a Google machine...it tells you lots of stuff.

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  5. Would someone kindly explain to TBC that not everyone gambles? Large population does NOT equal large number of poker players. His world view seems to be a bit narrow in terms of how he sees human beings and what they do for entertainment/a living.

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    1. that is a lost cause,madam. STUpid UNGER is a retard and that is an insult to retards

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  6. I thought everyone played poker whenever they weren't busy working or sleeping or having steak and crab cakes. Or is that only PPP and TBC?

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  7. Thanks for the review. I hope to visit there sooner or later. Heading to a family wedding on LI this week, stopping at Dover for a comped room and late night action. May stop there on the way back.

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  8. Thanks for the TR, we will try it out in the spring for our yearly east coast trip

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