|Entrance to the Hustler Casino|
|The poker floor at Hustler Casino|
Having had one prior experience with a 2 / 5 game, the players at this game seemed unlike prior players I have encountered. The action was typically loose passive - players limp / calling large raises to check / fold cbets. I got nice value from JTs to a pocket second pair on a Jack high board, and stacked a player with a turn check / raise where I flopped a set to another player's AA (which totally tilted him, FTW!), but other than that, I had very few decisions. The one "threat" at the table wound up quitting, leaving me as the table aggro.
A few observations: In this game, I would constantly raise my button to the limpers - a price of $40 would force the limpers to fold, as they were not keen on playing a large pot out of position. In this game, players were able to fold their hands a lot easier than the 2 / 3 or 1 / 2 games I have played. Finally, I walked away with a decent profit of $475 for the 3-4 hours of play - not a bad profit for a Wednesday night.
The coolest thing about the night, though, was a fellow player who was involved with movie production - a contractor who started a company applying EVMS to movie schedules / costs. This is in my bailiwick as an engineer, so my interest was definitely piqued. We exchanged emails and he'll hopefully contact with future opportunity.