Discount Gambling

Lunar Poker Removed From Pechanga :(

Posted in lunar poker by stephenhow on October 19, 2012

I knew it was too good to last. But I thought the best game ever might last a little while longer, at least long enough for us to get barred from the casino. But when I showed up tonight at the usual spot in the Kelsey pit near the craps table, it was gone. I immediately knew something was wrong when I saw the empty table. Normally, there might not be any players at the table, but tonight there was no dealer. And when I saw they removed the LCD sign, I knew the Lunar Poker game was gone forever.

There were warnings that this might happen. The dealers always said they never dealt the game; either it was closed by the time they started their shift, or they sat dead at the table. The floor supervisors always said it was on it’s way out. I guess it wasn’t holding well. But I’d been playing it regularly for weeks now, and people would join the table, and everyone would have a good time. And when they brought in the new LCD signage, I thought it might last. But it was right next to a $5 blackjack game, which was always full, and which probably held a lot more than the Lunar Poker game. Apparently, it ran the course of it’s contracted period, and the casino took it out immediately after.

This really was the best game ever. Nothing else compares to how good this game can be. This was the absolute Holy Grail of gambling. Every other +EV game I’ve ever written about in this blog pales compared to Lunar Poker. And it was in our hands for one brief, shining moment. The last sessions were the best. We played into the wee hours of the morning, joking, betting big, and playing perfectly. It was so much fun, I knew that it couldn’t get any better, but I had a feeling it wouldn’t last.

After playing Lunar Poker, all other games are essentially dumb and pointless. I actually can’t imagine playing anything else. I thought a lot about the loss of Lunar Poker. I haven’t felt this empty in a long time.

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  1. Charles said, on October 22, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I agree, Lunar Poker is a great game and sorry to hear that Pechanga pulled it. Cache Creek has a couple Lunar Poker tables, so hopefully it was last longer there. Thanks for all the strategy points – this game deserves to be all over California.

  2. Thackeray said, on November 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Chukchansi Gold has the game.

    • stephenhow said, on November 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks, this news made my day!


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