Posted by Johnnymac 1:15 PM
I am going to New York for a business trip during the first week of December and am right now putting the finishing touches on a likely customer boondoggle to Foxwoods to play a little poker. Back in college when $50 was a lot of money, a buddy and I would to drive down to Connecticut from Boston and sneak in to play the whacky games with no people waiting in line (because we were suckers) or take a couple of swipes at the $5 pass line on a craps table. Then, after we had each busted out we would drive to my buddy's parents' beach house in Rhode Island and drink beer on the back porch as we watched the cold winter fog roll across the bay. Those were the days!
(Incidentally, I only remember one time that I left a winner - when I hit 444 playing chuck-a-luck and turned my $10 bet into $100. We immediately left the casino and went to buy beer.)
Now, apparently, Foxwoods has benefitted from the poker boom with a room of 81 (!) tables and, from what I understand, a whole lot of good action. They also just hosted the WPT Finals this past weekend.
Hopefully I will get to play in a tournament when I am there (they are generally very large and lucrative; Fossilman Raymer used to be a regular) and if not, I'm sure I will find a good low limit ring game or even a $1-2 no limit game there. I have plenty of experience with that structure from all the time I have spent on Waring Street recently, so I am rearing to go.