I only play casino card rooms. The closest to me has 3/6 all the time and 4/8 one day
a week. Before I moved, I played 5/10 at a place with a lot of really good players and
occasionally I'd find a loose 10/20 table. (I just love loose players with bankrolls)
My experience (10+ years) at 3/6 has been: a lot of calling stations all the way to the
river. Pot odds
, implied odds, EV, etc., are simply not in their vocabularies. You'll never
find a taker if you try to make a prop bet on any of the simplest pecentages. Their eyes
glaze over if you try talking theory with them. If you even think about bluffing these
tables, you might as well just toss your money out the window. It will not work.
Hey, they're nice people, they have fun while they're losing their $2-300 and really
whoop it up every 5 sessions when they win $150. They don't look at gambling as a way
to pay expenses or afford niceties. It's a past time and may God continue to bless'em and
love 'em, cause I sure do.
The 4/8 folks are less likely to be in love with seeing flops and they don't chase. I like
these tables because you can get into some really tight hands and good pots. You can
be down $80 real quick and up $200 even quicker. I am a tight player. I'm not afraid to
get agressive. Bluffing can be done. After the flop. Never before. (again, my experience)
They're more likely to be aware of any betting patterns you may have, so be sure and
mix up your style. It won't take you long to figure out who's knowledgeble and who's not.
Some of them are old hands and often play larger tables. And you may notice, if you're
listening, some of them talking about others rooms they play in. Frequently you'll find
that some of them are pros and they play small limits between big games or to pick up
some "walking around money." Check raises, bluffs, etc., will work, or not, if
you've established yourself with your competition. As I said, at 4/8 they're more
Long story short: yesterday I had been at it for about 8 hours. A couple of new
guys came in. After about an hour I noticed out of the corner of my eye that
they both folded when I raised on the turn. I realized I'd done that twice before
in that hour when I'd had trips (from the flop). They caught it. Yes, I'd fallen
into a pattern, hadn't realized it, they saw it, but I changed it.
So, in conclusion, go get'em. Take your knowledge and use it. Enjoy yourself.
And good luck to 'ya.