Originally Posted by bgomez89
Playing live is amazing but can get boring and frustrating
While it may be (is) boring and frustrating. It's the same for everyone at the table. Knowing this, and how to play it can be your friend as well. But that's a feel thing that will be part of your learning experience.
Don't bet into a guy who's actively betting whilst eating. It's pretty much universal that he/she has a hand.
Don't think the wimmins are timid little shrews. If you do, see the next tip..
Don't go in the casino without enough gas to get home. It can be quite embarrassing to stand in front of the casino begging for gas money.
DO bet your winners big, cuz you're prolly gonna have very little problem catching calls.
When you order coffee, ask if they have an upgrade coffee. Most casino's have the swill which is free, and the upgrade (usually Starbucks) for a buck.
Around 2:15 am the drunks will start to get edgy cause they can't get any more booze. Be very attentive of this, as a good spotting will usually garner his/her whole stack.
TIP, TIP, TIP... they pay dealers less than babysitters. So tip. The dealer is your ONLY friend at the table.
At the lower levels play extremely tight and cherry pick. Very boring and long haul orientated. But you will make daily money. Won't have much fun, but....
Get to know the floor men by name.
I'll think of more. This is what I do...
Originally Posted by tusabes
To the op,
My advice a live cash game player is to learn different games. In my local b&m(s) the best (most profitable/easiest to beat) games are rarely NLHE. Certain days they spread Limit Omaha hilo, pot limit HOE, etc...
While it's true that these games can be quite profitable, you must also understand that these games are usually populated by grumpy old men (which is why I love Omaha8) that have been playing the game since their hair wasn't gray. Very tough field. And if you're new to their game, they will be ganging up on you.