Saturday, June 17, 2006

R.I.P. : Empress Poker Room

I just don't get it. The Empress poker room has been packed EVERY time I've gone which has been AT LEAST twice a week on various days at various times. Two weeks ago they added a Tuesday night no limit game so now they had two nights of no limit action with a packed table and long list all night long. They added a Wednesday night 20/40 game as well which was packed both weeks it ran. Sure they only had four tables but the four tables were packed the majority of the time. So what do they do......shut down the room. That's right folks. Sunday is the last day of Poker at Empress. I played Tuesday night and all was good. When I returned Thursday night there was a sign stating the room would be closed come Monday June 19th. A lot of it has to do with Illinois gaming laws and the number of stations they are allowed....blah, blah, blah. I was really enjoying the games at Empress......damn. Looks like it's back to Friday nights at Majestic Star II or Resorts. I might check out Hollywood Casino but I've heard the wait there is just crazy.

I owe a Vegas trip report.......and it will be forthcoming. Things have just been crazy since we returned with the kids and summertime activities.

Til then I'm looking forward to the PokerStars Blogger tourney tomorrow.

Baz Out