Casino coming to my home town. Need advice.

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I have only played online poker (hold'em). I prefer tournaments over cash, as I created my bankroll completely from freerolls.

In less than two weeks, a casino is coming to our 50,000 population town. Since I am semi-retired, I would like to play there and supplement my income. I am a good online player who mostly plays TAG in tourneys. How do I translate that into $1/2 tables profitably?

Also, are there any live poker rules I will need to know?
 
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I also play TAG in tournies live and online, but if i was you, i would try and read about cash games strategies. The TAG play isn t working out for me at cash games in casinos with the regs who play a little looser. I only plaid cash live 5 times tho. Just go there and watch how they play and try to adapt. Good luck.
Just announce the amount of chips when you raise, the first time i played live i just had some chips in my hand and only dropped half of them and put the other half after and the dealer told me i wasn t aloud , it was called a stringbet.
 
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Before all rooms over here were closed I was rounding regularely for years which gave me enough savings to live off them .. good times.


One thing I can give you advice on.
It's completely different than online.
I am a decent MTT player online but cashgame is so much harder online imo.

IMO the biggest perk of live cashgame is that you can see tells easily by studying micro-expressions...cause every single human has them and its really hard to train yourself to not have them. It's by default
There are universal mimics for example surprise, disgust , tensity etc



I have only played online poker (hold'em). I prefer tournaments over cash, as I created my bankroll completely from freerolls.

In less than two weeks, a casino is coming to our 50,000 population town. Since I am semi-retired, I would like to play there and supplement my income. I am a good online player who mostly plays TAG in tourneys. How do I translate that into $1/2 tables profitably?

Also, are there any live poker rules I will need to know?
 
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I have only played online poker (hold'em). I prefer tournaments over cash, as I created my bankroll completely from freerolls.

In less than two weeks, a casino is coming to our 50,000 population town. Since I am semi-retired, I would like to play there and supplement my income. I am a good online player who mostly plays TAG in tourneys. How do I translate that into $1/2 tables profitably?

Also, are there any live poker rules I will need to know?
The main advice is to play poker and not to play other games like slot machines, blackjack, roulette, and the like.
 
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The first time I went to a poker house (in brazil it is called that) I tried to get to know the environment, the players, the values (Buy in), today I try to get to know the table with the possible opponents, I have my limit and I don't exceed it
 
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Play fast and don't take defeats to heart.If you lose a big pot, always maintain your composure. Don't throw chips around like you're in a casino movie.
 
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Don't get drawn in to playing looser as live players tend to be looser than online. If the table is loose, tighten up....the average 1/2 player isn't going to notice that you are tight unless you're super ultra crazy tight....and if they do it allows ou to bluff a little more at times.

Also playing tight allows you to hang out and play for longer even if you are losing. In the end, the longer you spend playing live, the more comfortable you will become....watch everyone else....work out who is more crazy, who is fairly tight etc.....standard stuff.

The first time I played live a year and a half ago, I didn't play a hand for over 3 orbits, 10 seater table. I was just getting a feel for it and watching the other players....I didn't fold any monsters or anything, just didn't play anything marginal either.

One simple thing I didn't know, was the BB ante. Instead of all putting in an ante, the BB puts in 2 BB's each time.
 
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I have only played online poker (hold'em). I prefer tournaments over cash, as I created my bankroll completely from freerolls.

In less than two weeks, a casino is coming to our 50,000 population town. Since I am semi-retired, I would like to play there and supplement my income. I am a good online player who mostly plays TAG in tourneys. How do I translate that into $1/2 tables profitably?

Also, are there any live poker rules I will need to know?
As for online or live poker, the rules and strategies and skills of poker are the same and apply to both, only in live poker the skills of reading body language make the difference and help in winning.
 
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Making the switch from MTT to cash is going to be just as problematic as going from online to live. Be prepared.
 
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I am a good online player who mostly plays TAG in tourneys.
Tournaments may be the most profitable play in that poker room.

How do I translate that into $1/2 tables profitably?
Being a small room it is likely they will have difficulty getting $1/2 games going. Maybe once or twice a week at most. Probably associated with tournaments.

Cash profitability - always consider pot odds for online or live cash games - really important.

Also, are there any live poker rules I will need to know?
There are plenty of little live poker rules.

Is there a betting line that chips need to cross over? Or is forward motion the rule?

Can you use a cell phone at the table?

But my biggest advice is to speak to the dealer about all your actions.

The dealer runs the table. Be clear and loud about your intent to call, fold, raise and I recommend verbalizing your bet amounts.

They are required to publish their live poker rules. Ask them for a copy. They may have a separate page for tournament rules. I wouldn't tell other players about this - not all of them know!

You know how to play poker - but these are really worth reading. Pretty sure there will be a couple of rules that are unique to your room. :rolleyes:

Let us know more about your journey and this room when it opens!

Good luck !
 
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Thanks everyone for the answers and advice. Hopefully it helps.

They open on April 8th, the same day as the full eclipse that travels directly over my town at 3:04. I guess I will check it out after I burn my eyes.

And thanks for all the well wishes.
 
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watch carefully to see what the casino is taking for rake and 'promotions' . and raise big if you enter a pot .... otherwise that drop may eat away at your potential winnings .
 
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I have only played online poker (hold'em). I prefer tournaments over cash, as I created my bankroll completely from freerolls.

In less than two weeks, a casino is coming to our 50,000 population town. Since I am semi-retired, I would like to play there and supplement my income. I am a good online player who mostly plays TAG in tourneys. How do I translate that into $1/2 tables profitably?

Also, are there any live poker rules I will need to know?
Live cash is all about how is the table playing- Often it goes multiway to the flop so understanding how much EV a TAG style loses post flop multiway is very important. TAG play is about preflop ranges and post flop domination for big pots but at your local casino playing the same players over and over they will adapt to you and stop paying you off when you dominate them:unsure::geek:
 
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