Double Deck Blackjack Tournament - Iron Horse Casino (Auburn) - Auburn, WA

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  1. smstill63

    smstill63 Member

  2. smstill63

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  3. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    I removed Sunday from the days included. Do you have any idea if the other listings are accurate for Iron Horse? That’s Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu.

    Calling before a drive is always recommended, especially since the vast majority of events listed here likely no longer exist.
     
  4. johnr

    johnr Active Member

    Sorry to hear, I went to one of their tournaments. I had called before flying, The host greeted us with a meal, Met some good folks. Was planning on heading to another. Other than terrible traffic it was a delightful Casino.
     
  5. smstill63

    smstill63 Member

    Yes they still have turnaments Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays
     
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  6. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    So Friday should be added?
     
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  7. UncleAbe

    UncleAbe Member

    Iron Horse has tournaments Mon-Tue-Wed-Thurs. Mon-Tue-Wed tournaments have $30 buy-in / $30 rebuy for $2200 prize pool / $1100 first place. Thursday tournaments are $50 buy-in / $50 rebuy for $5000 prize pool / $2500 first place... Except the first Thursday of every month which is $100 buy-in / $100 rebuy for $10,000 prize pool / $5,000 first place. Typical elimination format - 14 hands.
    This pretty much the best and only decent tournament in the area. We used to be blessed here with almost too many tournaments; nearly all the casinos and card rooms had them. One by one, they've dropped tournaments. Still, Iron Horse rarely fills up. Bigger Thursday tournaments are capped at 63 players. Last night, they had only 39. Go right to the semi from the first round (top 2) - no quarter-finals last night(sometimes yes). That's all fine and good, but I often wonder if this poor participation might doom this one too someday. I suppose they need the tournament to bring in players. Tough to compete with the tribal joints. Iron Horse has 15 live table games, no slots, craps, or roulette. Tribal casinos have it all and have keep a lid on it making it difficult for independent card rooms to thrive. At least IH is non-smoking (nice outdoor patio). Decent food and atmosphere.
     
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  8. LeftNut

    LeftNut Top Member

    WOW. Wish there was anything even close to that kind of action here in Michigan. I'd be there every possible date. About all we have left is a crappy monthly at one of the Detroit joints, not even sure I'd waste the gas to play that one on a comp.
     
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  9. noman

    noman Top Member

    Leftnut: What are the up and downsides to the MGM Monthly?
     
  10. LeftNut

    LeftNut Top Member

    Second Friday of every month. $100 entry + $10 appreciation fee for extra chips. $3500 for first. I haven't seen the rules in a very long time so details are a bit fuzzy in the memory and their website gives no rules but here goes...

    My issue with this one, and it's a biggie, is that one predetermined hand near the end of every round pays 5x for a natural. That's right, not 3:2 or even 2:1 but 5:1. So, what happens is everyone bets conservatively then shoves a huge bet for that one hand and hopes they get the Willy Wonka golden ticket to the next round. Since the first round only advances one out of seven, the luckbox factor is enormous.
     
  11. Monkeysystem

    Monkeysystem Top Member Staff Member

    I would take anything at all near me. With the discontinuation of the monthlies at Four Winds in New Buffalo, MI there are no longer any regular tournaments within driving distance for me.
     
  12. noman

    noman Top Member

    Leftnut: Thanks for info
     

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