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« Reply #1740 on: January 13, 2008, 05:06:10 PM »

i spoke to Aces last time i was down there and he said that DTD make a loss running the £50 comp which sells out

fair enough people want to play small comps but we cant have rob yong supporting our enjoyment out of his pocket we need to help meet costs

got to also remember DTD isnt a monopoly if yoiu dont like it and would rather player elsewhere with table games and no dealers you have the choice
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« Reply #1741 on: January 13, 2008, 05:06:45 PM »

Count yerselves lucky.  In our neck of the woods, there's a 'Tour' group running pub league tourneys with a €20 buy in + €10 reg .  In wee pubs, with (at best) 1 dealer supplied and a few sausages and chips thrown in to justify the fee.  Oh wait...they bring a laptop with them to keep track of results too.  Lovely...NOT!

Simple really, dont play in it if you do not think your getting value for your money.

Personally i think dtd may have done better making it £30 + £5 but im sure they know what they are doing.
If i remember rightly there was meant to be a membership fee to join and play at dtd, as far as im aware no charges have been made yet so for your fiver your getting to play poker in A1 surrondings with dealers.


You can be sure I'd NEVER set foot in the door to one of those pub tourneys, but wouldn't mind paying the £5 at dtd because they're offering a top class service.     



Those pub tournies are FREE and give out thousands in prizes and introduce new players which are badly needed. DTD is an excellent club and Rob has spent a fortune trying to get things right. He deserves a lot of support but dont knock the ideas that bring in new players ...you were one once!
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« Reply #1742 on: January 13, 2008, 05:14:44 PM »

Different pub tournaments I think... 50% juice mention above!
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« Reply #1743 on: January 13, 2008, 07:39:57 PM »

Has my diary now become "the moan about dtd thread"

Tragic - congratulations, you are barred.

Cheers Rob
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« Reply #1744 on: January 13, 2008, 08:13:11 PM »

Went to dtd last night for my first visit... Took the wife and two mates along..

The building is terrific ,the decor superb,

We had some food which was not overpriced but was  generous well cooked and presented well

Tournement structure is a complete sucess, loads of play... sadly though my cards let me down.. (nothing to do with my F/H walking into a bigger F/H).. The games on offer were excellent with cash games starting all the time.. The valets were courteous and efficient and able to get me green tea which most places can't. Plenty of space round the tables to sit at without bumping into adjoining tables/players.
Nice to see that the dress code is being enforced and this was reiterated over the P/A. the screens dotted around dtd mean you know exaxctly whats going on at all times. The computer terminals all aroud the building were a revelation.
When you look at the layout of the interior the designers have done a fantastic job. Comfortable without being over comfortable and stopping people from playing cards.
Staff wise you can see some of the dealers are newish but they are all keen ..
Danny recognised me having only seen me once in Blackpool nearly three years ago.. Now that was impressive...

dtd will suceed as the vision of Rob Yong and the dedication of the staff he has working for him. This is without a doubt the finest cardroom in the country and the enthusiasm for all who work here is impressive...

I know Rob waited a long time for it to open .. but then some of us did too.. We wern't disappointed
 

reading your post and remembering a couple of things that were said at the table I think I've done it again, I have a habit of sitting with blondes and not knowing it. you were the guy who came up from cambridge right? I was sat in seat 8 while you were in seat 7 for the comp, the hand that crippled you was horrible.
cheers anyway, you were good company for the short time you were there.

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« Reply #1745 on: January 13, 2008, 10:08:18 PM »

Has my diary now become "the moan about dtd thread"

Tragic - congratulations, you are barred.

Cheers Rob
Apparently i got banned last weekend as well rob.Tikay was convinced i got thrown out,which was really difficult considering i was sat in my house in scotland slating iron on the forum.Can i still come down in feb please ?
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« Reply #1746 on: January 13, 2008, 10:15:12 PM »

I think this diary - the diary of DTD should now be locked and put into the archives.
Rob has done an amazing job in bringing the DTD dream into a reality and the time has come to lock and preserve this thread in The best Of Blonde.

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« Reply #1747 on: January 13, 2008, 10:16:09 PM »

Has my diary now become "the moan about dtd thread"

Tragic - congratulations, you are barred.

Cheers Rob

Having not posted an opinion on DTD since i was told off for being negative probably 2 years ago i feel i must break my silence and say that's harsh, guess i'm barred too now?
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« Reply #1748 on: January 13, 2008, 11:12:57 PM »

Has my diary now become "the moan about dtd thread"

Tragic - congratulations, you are barred.

Cheers Rob

Having not posted an opinion on dtd since i was told off for being negative probably 2 years ago i feel i must break my silence and say that's harsh, guess i'm barred too now?

I took it as not being serious!  Surely it can't be!
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« Reply #1749 on: January 14, 2008, 12:39:56 AM »

I think the way I posted the opinion was pretty silly to be honest. I of course never meant it as an attack on DTD; considering the service they provide that would just be plain stupid. As posted it just looks really petty but that was never my intention, and I certainly shouldn't have posted it on this thread anyway. So I apologize unreservedly. I think Rob is entitled to do whatever he wants considering what he has put in to the club and how badly worded and ill thought-out my post was. Pete.
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« Reply #1750 on: January 14, 2008, 04:19:54 AM »

LOL, I think I would prefer if this diary was taken off the forum, if possible Mr Blondepoker (wink), as it sems to be getting used for comments on dtd instead of people contacting Simon Trumper with any issues.

The £25 upcoming tourney on Wednesday has £5 juice. That is sick or what?

The only constructive way I can ever see criticism from customers being positive is to speak to Simon Trumper personally or email him, rather than posting clever remarks "That is sik or what" on a poker forum. I mean, it's not like we are a corporate company in an office block somewhere - dtd is easy to give your feedback or suggestions to directly!

Since Tragic has been so quick to apologise, on this occasion, he can take my "Congratulations, you are barred" as a tongue in cheek comment, but in the future, and for the avoidance of doubt, I / our management team / our staff would prefer people who choose to publicly criticise us (online or offline) not to vist our little poker club. I think this is very fair, we are a members only club, not a public casino, and noone has a right to enter our premises if we don't like their opinion of us.

I know so many of my staff and members would back me up 100% on this policy, many of them are as proud as me of the club we have built from nothing.....I think I have been very clear now - players can make their choice and I have asked the DTD management to enforce this policy from now on.

Cheers Rob

PS - my football club lost 2-0 on Saturday, the Manager, the Assistant Manager, the Captain, plus the Right Back were all sent off, Tragic - "That is sik or what?"
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PS - my football club lost 2-0 on Saturday, the Manager, the Assistant Manager, the Captain, plus the Right Back were all sent off, Tragic - "That is sik or what?"


lol..Did the local casinos make a deal with the ref?..do tell more.
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« Reply #1752 on: January 14, 2008, 09:19:51 AM »

I agree it's just odd to pay £5 for a £50 and £5 for a £25 surely?

If by "odd" you mean unusual, then it isn't. The Grosvenor chain has staged increases in fee too. And at the G in Luton you would pay £5 to play in their late night £20 turbo freezeouts. And have to deal for yourself until the final table.

So I wouldn't consider it sick either, relatively speaking.
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« Reply #1753 on: January 14, 2008, 09:48:30 AM »

I agree it's just odd to pay £5 for a £50 and £5 for a £25 surely?

If by "odd" you mean unusual, then it isn't. The Grosvenor chain has staged increases in fee too. And at the G in Luton you would pay £5 to play in their late night £20 turbo freezeouts. And have to deal for yourself until the final table.

So I wouldn't consider it sick either, relatively speaking.

Cardrooms have to make money. 10% on a small buy in does not make enough particularly if you have a dealer dealt environment. If you look on it as an entrance fee to an event then actually £5 to be in the building is neither sick nor unreasonable. After all what does it cost to go and watch / participate at other types of events whether sport, the cinema, theatre. I think we in the UK were a little bit lucky with charges for quite a long time.
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« Reply #1754 on: January 14, 2008, 10:19:13 AM »

I like the new Isle Casino in Coventry.  Nice place, plush cardroom, etc.  I played in the £20 d/c tournament, and unfortunately it was self-dealt.  No juice though, so can't complain.  But I haven't been back, and I won't until it's dealer-dealt.

I'd rather pay £20 + £5 and play in a dealer-dealt tourney at DTD.  A fiver can't buy you two pints these days (well, it can in a Wetherspoon pub, but not in most places). 

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