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My girlfriend and I have been playing at The Bike for about five years. Typically 2-3 times a month for 4-8 hour sessions, but sometimes as much as 20-40 hours in week (flexible work schedule). We primarily playing the 2/3, and $5 NL games, and tournaments. Another reviewer has cut-and-pasted the same rant twice, plus a third negative review thats obviously from the same guy. I havent experienced anything thats he complains about. Sounds to me like someone who had a run of bad luck (or just cant play), and hes directing his anger at the house rather than the leak in his own play. Games- pretty much everything, with action running round the clock (been there as late as 4am and as early as 9am). At the 2/3 NL games, theres typically 3-10 tables running round the clock, and its rare to wait more than 30 minute for a seat. Action at the $1 tables is typical donkfest. At the 2/3 and up, its pretty solid play, with enough donks to keep it moving. Ive never seen a dealer refuse to scramble the deck, but I was told the house recently implemented a "new setup on even hours only" rule (some people were abusing setups to take a smoke break every hour). Fine by me - Im there to play poker, not wait on shuffles. Tournaments- I think The Bikes tournaments have the least turbo-y structure around. If youre open mid-day, they do a daily "Nooner" for 30+10, that typically draws 120-150 people, with a $2k guarantee. Wednesday-Sunday evenings, theres a 5pm tournament with $20-50 buy-ins and a $5-10k guarantees. Then theres the a big series pretty much every other month - WPT, WSOP, etc. Staff- Ive never had an issue with the dealers or floor managers in the cash games. The tournaments are often used as auditions for new dealers, and from time to time youll get a weak dealer in a tourney. Facilities -- Clean and secure. Unlike Commerce or Hawaiian Gardens, my girlfriend has never felt uncomfortable leaving by herself late at night. The main room is comfortable, with tables well spaced (to me, Commerces poker room feels like a warehouse, and the tables at Hawaiian are packed like sardines). The room is well lit without being glaringly bright, tables are comfortable and stable, chairs on the upper deck (2/3+ games) are comfortable executive desk chairs - chairs on the main floor and tourney hall are standard convention hall seating. Food at the tables is very good and reasonably priced (free at the 2/3+ games). For enjoyable, solid poker, the 2/3 tables at The Bike are my game of choice. Commerce is juicier, but I just dont like sitting in that cavernous hall.
It is quite unfortunate that racism is alive and well in 2016. During a recent stay (January 2016) I was discriminated against, harassed, antagonized, confronted, & bullied by hotel staff all be because of something i cannot control...something no one can control...the color of my skin. I spoke with managers, supervisors and was told in no uncertain terms this is just protocol. That even though people who look like were paying the exact same amount to stay as everyone else there they would be persecuted. I had security footage pulled to support my claims and was offered a refund for one nights stay. When will the fight end. When is enough enough we are people too. If you are any other race than brown Im sure you will enjoy your stay here. If not be ready to be harassed by security endlessly confronted, and have your door knocked on at 2:00 am by assistant managers who want you to know "your people dont have to stay here". Have your rental car lost by valet, & have security not only check your room key,but your name, room number, 3rd grade teacher, & job attendance before they let you on the elevator. You are treated like a prisoner here. The dealers have bruises on their faces covered by makeup (awkward). Only after they are sued will they fire this racist staff and the earn the reputation they claim to have online. God Bless.
I visited the hotel and casino to try the restaurant because I heard the food was good and the prices reasonable. The valet was quick to check us in when we arrived. My girlfriend and I went to the restaurant and were seated immediately. There was music in the dining area, both live and recorded. For dinner, we ordered minestrone soup, fajitas, and gargonzola filet minon. Complimentary chips and drinks were quickly served. The food however was anot her story. I was told the minestrone was not available and to try their chili bean soup instead. I was offered a sample but did not order the chili beans as I was craving a soup. We waited at least 25 minutes for our entres. The food was great. Everything was cooked well. The portions were great and overall I did not spend as much as I normally do for such meals. I was told in the past service was faster here and the food was good for a great deal. For whatever reason though this Wednesday night the food took a long time to be served. Overall though everything else was good and I will probably return again.
March 17, 2016The employees deny people food after they loose there money what kind of bs is that ? Oh you lose you cant eat here talk about treating your customers right and with respect. My mother is disabled and cant walk and she was told she couldnt eat after she stopped playing and they expect a disabled person that cant walk no more then 1 feet to walk to the deli ? I tried to speak to the manager mark and he got very upset when I was asking him if its true they deny customers food service after they loose and he got very upset and started raising his voice at me then hung up saying he didnt care about my complain. Its like the least they can do is listen to what a paying customer is telling them. I guess its true what I read on here if your brown Hispanic or black anything that aint oriental they will not treat you properly and with respect. How sad in this day in age.
How can a Casino like this one even stay open? They seem to blame everything on the construction and why they are so bad but that is just a sorry excuse. They have the worst restaurant, waiting time is horrible and the food is made with no love, no flavor and over charged. They mistreat the workers, specially the servers and the front desk. The servers are tossed around sadly trying to help out 3-4 tables per worker and the front desk stand all day, no chairs. Poor workers need to call OSHA or someone. The 80NL is a joke, same players and they talk among themselves in either armenian or something and cheat. I jumped to the what they call Plaza games and they are worst, I walked out with about $500 in winnings,tipping my servers and front generously. Poor people. Took my winnings to San Manuel Casino and doubled up. Stay away from these cheaters.
At hotel on business. very nice. special praise for JAMES at front desk. Hugo in maintenance, and (I think) Norma, ?? in housekeeping. give them all a raise. only neg. was, for some reason they gave me a handicaped room. not really a prob. but should have told me. maybe thats what was left, Sat. night. by the time I realized it, I didnt feel like moving. should have told me, I would have stayed anyway. minor inconvenience. LOW closet, cloths hit floor. annoying flashing strobe, ?? they said for hard of hearing, but it flashed every 5 sec. 24/7 they offered to put towell over it. you could still see it. I was tired so didnt affect me. Staff made up for it. all very polite, friendly. I stayed 2 nights,I will be back