The Poker Game of Life

Poker and scotch on the rocks. Below are my reflections on life and poker. My journey from $4-8 as a past time to $30-60 for serious money and my life experiences in between.

Location: seattle, Washington, United States

Monday, March 21, 2005

Party Poker vs. Casino Poker - Less Hands

On Saturday, for the first time since Vegas on New Year's I played poker in a casino. I play almost everyday, but my game has really started to become focused online. Mostly due to one thing...the money. I do so much better playing partypoker online it's ridiculous. They just play so bad.

So I lost a little bit playing $8-16 on Saturday which actually seems like a small game now. It was good seeing a bunch of the regulars there that I haven't run into in awhile. It's almost like a strategic truce with some players as they recognize you can play, others are actually friends.

One thing that I really noticed was how much slower it is to play in a casino. I'm seeing like 30-40 hands an hour playing at a casino vs. what I would estimate is 60-70 online. I'm curious as to what others think about this, how many hands do you think you see an hour online? What about in the 6 handed game?