1BB
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June 1st, 2015 at 9:27:39 AM permalink
I wonder if the low limit blackjack will be 6:5 like the party pit that was only open weekends. This latest effort may be too little too late.
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Doc
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June 1st, 2015 at 9:38:27 AM permalink
If they just made "Wild Wild West" the official name of that (section of the) casino and played with chips with that designation, they would lure me in for at least one visit. Maybe they could even handle that a bit like the Margaritaville Casino over at Resorts.
MrsHeartRN
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June 1st, 2015 at 10:13:57 AM permalink
Even though I never really liked Bally's(from way back in the day) and presently don't like any CET property in Atlantic City, (I was a Showboat girl) I like the philosophy. The Golden Nugget started out this way, low table limits, good entertainment, fun bars it has become very popular.

I might even go back and give it a try.

The only one problem, budget casino with premium price rooms..... and resort fees...
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ajemeister
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June 1st, 2015 at 10:22:27 AM permalink
finally.. I missed the old wild west... low/mid tables, cheap bar nearby, bands every weekend, the bull, etc.. place was ALWAYS packed.. then they closed it and I left, as did many others. The rest of bally's is boring and depressing. Just hope they don't kill it with 6:5
ajemeister
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June 1st, 2015 at 10:26:42 AM permalink
Quote: MrsHeartRN


The only one problem, budget casino with premium price rooms..... and resort fees...



I always found bally's to be the cheapest in AC when it came to rooms.. it usually matched showboat and was 10-20 below caesers and harrah's.. That's not saying much though as most rooms in AC are damn expensive..
dave12038457
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June 1st, 2015 at 11:25:38 AM permalink
Could be a winning formula. One thing is certain, high end like Revel or Caesar's Pier didn't cut it in the A.C. market. Many people need or want a good value, I applaud Bally's for trying to foster this market.
Romes
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June 1st, 2015 at 11:37:05 AM permalink
A good idea... stop ripping people off. Hmmm, wonder why the previous model failed? I'd love to see this succeed. Give the people what they want: low limit decent games with cheep drinks at the bar, and they'll in turn give you what you want: their money.

I absolutely won't say this is a good idea until I read/see that their blackjack tables are 3-2 though... I have a feeling they'll be 6:5 =/, in which case... let it burn.
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Paradigm
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June 1st, 2015 at 11:55:15 AM permalink
I think the days of low limit (e.g. $5), 3:2 Blackjack are gone forever in at least destination gambling locations. The Strip is headed that direction & even demanding 6:5 on $10 & $15 min tables these days. You just can't keep the lights on holding 12-14% on the dollar volume of table drop a $5 minimum table brings in......the economics don't work anymore.

To solve the problem, you can keep the good rules and get enough players to make side bets with a 4% - 13% HE, or increase table minimums to drive up the $$ drop volume going through the table or crank up the HE on the main game by going 6:5 on BJ. Sorry to say to all those purists out there, blackjack as you knew it "back in the day" is going to go the way of Faro or European Roulette (single zero). The older version of those game can't support the cost of real estate they occupy.
Romes
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June 1st, 2015 at 12:25:32 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

...Sorry to say to all those purists out there, blackjack as you knew it "back in the day" is going to go the way of Faro or European Roulette (single zero). The older version of those game can't support the cost of real estate they occupy.


The even sadder thing is, instead of building $100 million dollar hotel/casinos that require X amount of electricity per month... Why not build a $50 million dollar hotel/casino that needs x/2 per month? I hate the mentality of almost ALL current companies (casino or not)... SQUEEZE the customer for every last drop so that ever year we can see our impossible INCREASE in profits instead of just making great profits and everyone being happy. This screw the customer mentality is going to destroy companies (and already has). Sure, you'll get your buck, then your company will be tarnished forever and fall in to bankruptcy and ultimately close up shop.

No one understands that there's a market cap on things and you can't just have ever growing profits, forever. They'll make all the games 6:5, and their profits will continue to fall, and they'll wonder why / fire CEO's because they can't make the profits go up, etc.

What do you think would happen if a company build a 'moderate' hotel/casino and just offered regular decent games? I'm talking 6D, H17, 3:2, $5. That's still not even a 'good' game, but hell, that's at least considered a game of blackjack.
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