Poker Tables:
4 Tables
Open Now (9:00am - 3:00am)
Minimum Age:
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
ssnoor wrote a review about Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA

The Rake is Too High

This poker room is great. The chairs are comfortable. The setting is nice. The dealers are good. The 1/2 games they run use only $1 chips and have a $100 max buy in and it plays like a 1/1 game, which I really like because the stakes are more reasonable. The management is friendly. I also played a tournament which was well run. You can't get alcoholic drinks from table service.

There's only one problem: the rake is too @#$% high. For the $1/2 game it's $4 PER HAND. Plus $1 for the promotion. And they always take the $1 for the promotion whether there is a flop or not. They just take the small blind every hand. The rake is just too high for the game to be anything but just for fun. I play for fun, but I like to try and win. If you get in 25 hands an hour, that's $100 per hour. Plus $25 for the promotional fund (which you theoretically should get back since you play for the BBJ).

Really irks me that what would otherwise be a great room just charges up the wazoo. If you're going to make it a flat fee per hand, charge $3 or $2. You're paying $14 or so an hour just to play poker. So this room is good if you don't care about that.

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