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Review of Casino M8trix

Casino M8trix
Ranked #39 of 140 things to do in San Jose
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stopped here on business to kill some time with a co-worker. We had an entertaining experience but predominately just sat at the bar. People were having a great time. The bartenders were great and it was directly across the parking lot from our hotel so we just walked over afterwards. This is a fun place.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Casino M8trix is the primary card casino club in San Jose, California. It offers such games as pokers, blackjack, baccarat and pai gow. There are dining and bars as well. It is open 24 x 7. We have walked through and seen the club although personally we have not played here.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you live in the South Bay and want to spend a few hours playing poker or blackjack, I would recommend this casino as a good place to scratch the gambling itch. However, there are some pretty big cons with the place.

Cons
- $1 'Ante' for every hand played on a 'table game' which consists of Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3 Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, etc.
- $5 rake for every poker hand, even if the pot is $6.
- Extremely busy and hard to get on a poker table after 5pm on weekends (at least the few times I went at that time). If you go during the week, it isn't too bad of a wait usually, sometimes you get on immediately

They are able to rake you over the coals because there isn't much competition in the Bay Area for casinos. So if you want to play, you gotta pay!

Pros
- 3/6 Poker game is fantastic. It is full of interesting characters and regulars who love playing the game and you can tell a lot of them come here often by how many people they know.
- The food is actually very good for a casino
- There is a coffee bar where you can get drips or lattes if you want
- The sports bar has a fun atmosphere and looks like it would be a fun place to watch a game

Overall, its a place to go to kill some time and have some fun with cards. The rake and ante system are brutal to the bankroll and start you off in a hole unless you play really high limits where it doesn't have an affect on you. If you play the $5 blackjack and pay $1 per hand, you're starting off 20% in the hole and its a hard enough game to begin with, right?

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Reviewed July 29, 2017
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Reviewed November 23, 2015
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