favorite casino's to play at?

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  1. njbandit

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    In 1998 I used to frequent the Sands in Atlantic City often because there was a dollar machine that I hit some smaller and larger jackpots on. My current favorite is probably the Ballys in Atlantic City because I've won quite a few times playing the Wheel of Fortune slots.
  2. RuffToy

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    Any casino will make more money from slots vs poker room, that's a known fact. Casinos open and enlarge poker rooms for the draw, get the people into the casino...these days where there's no poker room there are fewer players in the casino period. Besides, poker players tend to have deeper pockets than slot players.

    IMHO Mohegan has made a tactical error and will continue to attract a lower end clientele.

    Haven't played at Taj....not a fan of that place. Kind of seedy and dirty and in major need of renovation.......yeah Trump. Just got back from AC and played at Borgata, and Trop. My first time playing at Trop....not a bad room, but still an antiquated wait list system. Lots of regulars at Borgata....doesn't anyone work anymore?
  3. bomber6989

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    The real "unofficial" reason

    I used to go to Mohegan frequently. Now I go to Taj Mahal in AC.

    The official reason that they closed (at least as it was stated in the letter they sent out) was that there wasn't enough action to support 2 poker rooms in Connecticut.

    The unofficial reason was they were only making $2 Million there per month. By putting 125 slot machines into that space, they upped their take to $10 Million per month.
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  4. RuffToy

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    No you were right the new poker is not slated to open until the summer.
  5. Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine I had to open my big mouth.......

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    On a lark I played spanish 21 once and had no idea what I was doing strategy wise, still won 200, but called it quits after only a half hour, wasnt going to push my luck. (no 10's in the deck, you can double down at any point and some other weird deviations)
  6. Cloud Nine

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    I know the old room is open, but are you saying the new poker room is open now?
  7. JackT

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    I agree... for dice I like to find tables that offer at least 5 x odds on all the numbers. Sometimes tables right next to each other in the same casino will offer different odds structures.
    Lately I've been playing dice while waiting for a spot at a poker table to open up... so I've played at Harrah's, Trop, Taj, Caesars, Foxwoods... all fine with me.
    Dice is a lot more fun when the players are having fun, throwing around money, winning and screaming and yelling.....

    For blackjack, in Vegas you gotta look out for the "Dealer Will Hit On All SOFT 17s" tables. Better chance for the player to beat them if they stand on all 17s.
  8. RuffToy

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    Thanks C9, just called & poker room is open, will be there tomorrow.
  9. MetroJay1

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    I really enjoyed Mohegan Sun when they had their poker room. It was really stupid for them to give it up. They did so right before poker became really popular. Foxwoods poker room is ok. I can't wait to check out the new one at the Borgata.
  10. Cloud Nine

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    The original opening was supposed to be in may but I think theyve pushed it to July
  11. RuffToy

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    Do you know the current status, is the poker room open as we speak? I'm schedule to be there next week. Will change plans if the room is closed.
  12. RuffToy

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    --Borgata.....the only LV style casino in AC. Great place, great poker room.
    --Mandalay Bay, LV...the poker room is right next to the sports book, so you can watch sports after you fold.
    --Bellagio, LV...they just increased the size of their poker room. Before, it was impossible to get a seat at a table.
    --Mirage, LV...I know it's an older casino, but still prime, poker room is in middle of casino, nice location, smaller but good action.
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  13. BigMadM

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    IM a dice man, always was, always will be.

    Any Atlantic City casino is fine. Foxwoods, and other indian casinos dont allow more than 2 times odds on certain numbers, some indian casinos on all numbers, so Id rather stick to Atlantic city, although I do play on reservation land, just watch my bets.
  14. BigMadM

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    I thought he was referring to me.
  15. JackT

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    Maybe the dealers stand up too?

    ;)
  16. JackT

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    Now, I've never counted the tables... but Taj looks pretty big... especially when they open up that separate area near the restrooms for tournies getting down to the final tables....
  17. Cloud Nine

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    Maybe they have short handed tables?
  18. Slinky Bender

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    Should it be 850 new chairs?
  19. Cloud Nine

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    BTW-85 poker tables in an AC casino is like 3-4 times the amount of tables at any other casino in AC.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2006
  20. Cloud Nine

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    According to their ad:

    "It's no longer a secret. We're expanding our poker room. Start practcing.

    Coming Summer 2006

    85 New Poker Tables
    810 New chairs
    More chances to find your game"