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The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

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  • The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

    I have to say that I like this place. And not just because I won a tourney there today!

    The poker room sits just across from the hotel on the first floor before you really get inside the casino. The place is spacious: not of the overwhelming size of the California poker rooms. There are two booths: one for low stakes games and one for high stakes games. The tournaments are run in the high stakes room. In contrast to the room at the Borgata, there are far more tables and the waits are far shorter to play. There is also a nice mix of games to play including Hold'em, Stud and Omaha. I found the Taj Mahal more organized and more convenient than the Borgata.

    The location of the Taj Mahal is also more convenient. It is on the boardwalk and close to other casinos. At the Borgata, I felt like a prisoner there as it was remote from everything else. But there was no need for me to go anywhere other than the Taj today.

    What I really liked was the no buy-in, no-add, tournments. I played in a $50+15 tournment with 87 other players. I do not like buy-ins and add-ons as it prolongs the early phase of loose play in a tournament. I did not feel crowded or hurried in the play. Since I get so few opportunities to play tournaments live, I made a few mistakes such as using check, raise, bet and call incorrectly. Online, you don't practice this. But the people were very patient (except for one A-Hole who thought he was a better dealer than the actual dealer.) The Taj also has Sit and Go's at $50 + 15.

    With respect to food, I had forgotten how good a true deli pistrami tastes. I heartily recommend the Deli Restaurant on the 2nd Floor. It is authentic down to the pickles. The knishes were excellent too. For those of you who have never been to a New York City deli, you don't know what you are missing!

    Since I stay at my daughter's house, I can not speak to the accomodations.

    Well worth going back to and I am on Monday.


  • #2
    Walt, the Taj has sit n go's? They're my favorite. I'll be around the AC area in August, and would love to play some sit n go's. Do you know how they're structured and the starting chip count?



    • #3
      Good Morning Janis,

      The SNG's at the Taj Mahal are $50 +15 buy-ins. You get 1000 chips to start. The format is "Winner Take All." The levels change every 15 minutes. I don't have a complete list of levels but they go something like

      1st Level
      No Ante
      Blinds $25/$50

      2nd Level
      No Ante
      Blinds $50/$100

      3rd Level
      No Ante
      Blinds $100/$200

      4th Level
      $25 Ante
      Blinds $100/$200

      5th Level
      $50 Ante
      Blinds $150/$300

      In the ones I played, they lasted less than an hour. I hope this helps.



      • #4
        A big congrats on your nice win! Job well done.
        2 Time Bracelet Winner



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