Re: The Lowdown on the Bike

by , Apr 29, 2007 | 10:49 pm

LOS ANGELES–Oh, I almost forgot, one thing that I saw repeatedly at the Bicycle Casino that had me a little confused:

  • Calling clock on yourself? This happened in both the cash game and tournament … whenever players would find themselves facing difficult decisions and steeping into the tank, eventually, usually after 30 seconds or so, they would call out, “Clock.” Every time the dealer nodded in agreement. What’s up with this? I thought it was on other players to call clock — thereby giving the tanker 60 seconds to call, raise, or fold. Perhaps it’s done differently in California?

5 Comments to “Re: The Lowdown on the Bike”

  1. Phoenix

    You know that doesn’t surprise me, off the camera I here that alot.

  2. Annonymous

    I hear that alot in rooms in Dallas too. It’s just the player taking too long
    being curtious to the other players, at the same time putting pressure on
    himself to make a decision. I like the idea alot

  3. zach

    It’s nothing new, I see it a few times a week.

  4. DanM

    But no one EVER had it called on them by another player. It was such a common thing — definitely different from Dallas clock situations.

    Certainly Californians aren’t just more polite, right?

  5. Kevin

    Guess the terminology has changed… in the past a player would call “time” at the table to indicate he needed more time to figure his action. Tomayto, tomahto.