jobaba
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October 20th, 2019 at 6:33:55 PM permalink
So, I ended up at AC in 2 consecutive weekends which has not happened for a while.

I have been sporadically in the past several years.

From 2000 until about 2011 I was a fairly heavy gambler, often going to AC multiple times in a weekend.

I ended up at Ballys (Main not Wild West) and was shocked to see about 4-5 tables with a $5 minimum. I could not even find a table with a $25 min, until I looked in the high roller section and there is where it was. Only one guy was sitting and playing.

I used to come to Ballys 15 years ago and you had to wait in line for a seat just to sit $25 at a crowded table. And that's not even factoring inflation.

I understand part of that was probably Hard Rock & Oceans taking customers, but $5 tables at Bally's Main on a Saturday night?

Wow...
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October 20th, 2019 at 6:37:41 PM permalink
Im pretty sure they all came to sands in pennsylvania at bethlehem/wind creek, sugar house, or mt airy. we have great... eh rules, but the tables are usually never below 15, are on average 25, and at least in wind creek, they have just recently designated one section to usually play for 50. We also have 100 dollar tables, and the 200 dollar tables are usually reserved within the 50 dollar section oddly.

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oh yeah we have stadium blackjack as well which is our cheapest at 5
DRich
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October 20th, 2019 at 6:50:15 PM permalink
Quote: jobaba


I used to come to Ballys 15 years ago and you had to wait in line for a seat just to sit $25 at a crowded table. And that's not even factoring inflation.

I understand part of that was probably Hard Rock & Oceans taking customers, but $5 tables at Bally's Main on a Saturday night?

Wow...



Thank the expansion of Gaming to new jurisdictions. They no longer have the east coast monopoly.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
FleaStiff
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October 20th, 2019 at 10:04:11 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Thank the expansion of Gaming to new jurisdictions. They no longer have the east coast monopoly.

Only a cruise ship has captive players. Everyone else competes on some basis.
SOOPOO
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October 21st, 2019 at 4:18:18 AM permalink
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Only a cruise ship has captive players. Everyone else competes on some basis.

not close to being true. Without reasonable rules I'm a cruiser, not a player.
FleaStiff
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October 21st, 2019 at 6:18:00 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

not close to being true. Without reasonable rules I'm a cruiser, not a player.

You can take to a deck chair, play shuffleboard, watch dolphins, stuff yourself at the buffet, drink and dance, but you can't gamble elsewhere if the rules and table limits are not to your liking.
DRich
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October 21st, 2019 at 7:12:13 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

You can take to a deck chair, play shuffleboard, watch dolphins, stuff yourself at the buffet, drink and dance, but you can't gamble elsewhere if the rules and table limits are not to your liking.



Not on the shp, but plenty of cruise ports have gambling (ie. Nassau, St Maarten, Aruba, Puerto Rico, etc.)
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gamerfreak
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October 21st, 2019 at 7:58:48 AM permalink
I noticed the same thing but I don't think it's shocking, table minimums are generally lower in the offseason.
AxelWolf
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October 21st, 2019 at 8:35:42 AM permalink
I haven't been on many cruises and it's been a long time. The cruise actually had fairly good rules and even some + EV video poker due to a progressive. I can't remember the exact pay table but it couldn't have been too bad since the Progressive wasn't abnormally High. They had a significant amount of accumulating bonus slot machines.
The casino was never that busy their just seem to be a few people sprinkled in here and there.

I remember the food was absolutely fantastic, especially during dinner.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 21st, 2019 at 9:04:12 AM permalink
One possible cause of casino low limits is on-line gambling. Casinos have low limits to get your feet back in the casino.
I used to go to the casino every week. Now I might go once a month.
With on-line gambling, you don't have to go to the casino. Instead of traveling 75 miles to the casino, I can gamble at my desk. I don't have to pay for tolls, parking and gas.
Many casinos have on-line live dealers on-line.
The monthly AC gambling reports show that on-line gambling is increasing.

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