The "latest" is that a couple of the supervisors and managers there told me that they now realize they made a big mistake and they will be returning to the old, full pay pay tables. But when I asked "when" they didn't know. They did take a lot of heat over this, and when I was back there on Sunday the casino was packed except the video poker machines were not being used at all in the high limit room, and the video poker room was seeing very little activity. Word spreads pretty darn fast, doesn't it?
As of Monday night, Rincon is now "improving" some of the rotten pay tables they installed two weeks ago. But the improvements aren't good enough by a long shot. Still can't find any 9/6 Jacks machines... even the $100 machines only have 8/5 jacks. Bonus poker pay tables are now looking very weird.
Oct 19, 2009
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Let us face a few things about this:
Dust will settle, time will go by and press releases will be issued about "adjustments" and then later about "upwards adjustments" and their will then be accompanying mouthings about "meeting the needs our customers," "player demand" and "favorite games".
How long will it take for dust to settle? California dust settled at a different rate than Vegas dust does.
Just as casinos are paranoid about card counting they are paranoid about Video Poker. The view "favorable" pay tables most unfavorably. Just as they think one five dollar card counter will bankrupt them they feel one VP addict will drive away all those customers who lose on their shirts on other slot machines.
The pendulum will swing back, be patient.
Actually no one is being patient. The casino is getting hit hard with complaints. My host called me this past Thursday to tell me that others have told them they would stop going there.
Im not a $100/coin player or a $25 or $10 player... but I can just imagine what those people are saying.
Usually when I go in there, there are at least two $100 players but no more. Ive been there on nights when all 8 $100 machines are in use. I dont think a $100 player has been there in the past two weeks.