Rwcatskills
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:28:25 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Im going sunday

What do u want me to look for




Place is nice but not overly nice- easy to get to from nyc
Video poker is not good.
Two large table game pits. No where near each other
Asian put is huge and to the right hand side when you walk in
Normal pit is straight ahead
I believe blakcjack was 3-2 but it was packed as it was grand opening and I didn’t look that closely
Nothing great with the craps either. Def not 100x odds

Had tons of machines but high limit room had a terrible selection
Cashier was off to the right
Seems like they had decent food choices
Players card sign up bonus was awful at only 10 dollars for new sign up.
Hotel was decent and obviously brand new
Valet parking was closed. I believe it’s open now

Kiosks got players club were not on floor and were off to the back right of the pc
Plenty of egypt machines and a daily good variety of games except for in high limit
Table minimums were not crazy high as they had midi baccarat at only 25 dollars. Blackjack tables had 10 and 15 minimums
bj4fun
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February 20th, 2018 at 1:59:44 PM permalink
At least for now NYS gambling law states:

(c) Payment of natural blackjack
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(1) If the first face up card dealt to the dealer is a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 and a player has natural blackjack, the dealer shall announce and pay the blackjack at no less than odds of 3:2, unless blackjack is being dealt with only one or two decks, in which case the odds shall be 6:5 or another amount approved in writing by the commission, and shall remove the player’s cards before any player receives a third card.
(2) If the first face up card dealt to the dealer is an ace, king, queen, jack or 10 and a player has blackjack, the dealer shall announce the blackjack but shall make no payment until the dealer checks the dealer’s hole card in accordance with paragraph (6) of subdivision (a) of this section. If the dealer’s hole card does not give the dealer a natural blackjack, then the player having blackjack shall be paid at no less than odds of 3:2, unless blackjack is being dealt with only one or two decks, in which case the odds shall be 6:5 or another amount approved in writing by the commission, and the dealer shall collect such player’s cards.

So there should be 3/2 payouts - other rules may vary (of course)
ECoaster
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February 20th, 2018 at 4:06:38 PM permalink
Quote: Rwcatskills


Video poker is not good.

Nothing great with the craps either. Def not 100x odds



I don't get why VP is so bad in this region outside of AC...

As for craps, all I want is a $10 table (which you won't even find at the Sands along with their awful VP).
BedWetterBetter
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March 7th, 2018 at 6:49:05 PM permalink
I heard it is like any new Casino in a new area with Table games. The tourists and bus patrons pack the place and you can't find a seat for most table games. By the wee hours in the morning the action dies down and seats become available.

High limits($25) on weekends for BJ and I'm guessing a hostile crowd waiting around for spots. I'll fine tune this once I go, but if it's anything like the Sands in PA was when they got table games going, I can't imagine it being any better.
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March 13th, 2018 at 4:39:35 AM permalink
Made our first trip up to Resorts World Catskills today, Monday March 12. The place has been opened just over a month now so plenty of time to work out the bugs.

We arrived about 9AM. No lines no waiting at the players club where we quickly got cards in a very efficient manner. At this hour the place was not very busy and it was easy to find a seat at a table. There was 1 guy playing $10 craps, 3 $15 BJ tables open with plenty of seats. The place is really quite nice, plenty of slot machines to choose from. The Asian area is off to itself and quite large. Mostly Baccarat, Pai Gow Tiles, and Pai Gow Poker along with BJ.

Craps $10, only 1 table open. I didn't get the odds.
Roulette $10, only 1 table open.
Carney games look to be all $10 (a bit high?)
BJ $15, 3 tables open when we got there.
BJ in high limit room $50 and $100.

I sat at a BJ table ($15) and had a very nice, well trained, dealer who dealt at a comfortable pace. He made very few if any mistakes. His relief dealer, however, was slow, couldn't add, made frequent errors and really took the life out of the table. I played for a couple of hours ending up down a bit. By the time I left, the table was full with many folks looking for seats. These tables stayed at $15 and others (at least 5 more) were now open at $25. There were seats available on these tables but they too were pretty full. Still only one VERY full craps table and now more roulette tables open.

For VP 0.25 Jacks was 8/5, $1 9/5. I was not allowed to play my $10 freeplay on those machines! I did some, unsuccessful, Ultimate X vulturing.

We wanted to grab some lunch and choices are certainly still limited. We decided we would try DoubleTop Bar and Grille but it was closed! Really, there were people inside, oh they open at 12PM!!!!! So we waited a bit, the menu is quite small but the food was pretty good and prices were in line with what I would expect at a Casino.

By the time we left the casino was quite full and bustling. I stopped up at the Poker room which looked quite nice. They were running a mix of holdem, NL and PLO with pretty short wait lists. We will definitely return. It is just a short 45 minutes from home.
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April 8th, 2018 at 10:28:40 PM permalink
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Hey all,

Has anyone been to--or heard anything about--this new casino? Just opened a few weeks ago, I believe. It's closer to me than Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun by a 30-45 minutes (and there will probably be far less traffic), so I was thinking of paying it a visit.

I mostly play blackjack, so I'm interested in the conditions there. I'm a low bankroll guy--not an AP but I play fairly close to perfect basic strategy.



So, in not so many words don't even bother. Just came back from a quick trip there and what everyone didn't mention yet is there csm's scattered all over the place. Also, some progressive extra betting bulls*** about getting sevens or something. So if you count or AP in any way, just be aware it is ploppie haven. There wasn't any so I asked pit crew about a $15 min table, and after a few minutes one appeared with smiling faces ready to take my money. I sat down, gave a penny machine five dollars of my money and got the f out of there.. and so should you.

Happy Scouting
*thumbs up*
BedWetterBetter
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October 29th, 2018 at 7:15:45 PM permalink
Just made my second trip in 10 days to RW Castskills and have to say I am actually impressed with the place and was wrong in my previous assumption. It is exactly a One Hour drive from my house and only costs $1.25 in tolls, which is a HUGE upside for me, who is used to driving 90 minutes or more each way. Nice drive across the mountains and to the countryside area of NY state.

The casino itself is huge, spacious and well designed. Table games are right at the entrance and slots are more in the middle, which is great for any AP. BJ is standard $15 limits during the day time and goes up to $25 on Weekends and $50 on Big Holidays.

Dealers Hit Soft 17, which is the only downer, but they do offer Surrender. BJ pays 3:2 and they have the standard sucker bets of Three Card Poker +3 and Blazing 7's Progressive for any combination of 7's(paying higher odds on colored 7's and suited 7's). I ended up ahead on both trips and will certainly be coming back more often.

Now here is the part that surprised me and I expect this to get some snide comments. But the majority of Pit bosses are younger Asians and the dealers are predominantly Caucasians in their 50's or older. I only say this is surprising is because throughout my 15+ years of casino gaming, I've been to AC, Vegas, CT, PA, Florida, & Buffalo where nearly all of them had older, white guys as the majority of floor personnel and the dealers predominantly being younger Asians from Thailand, Vietnam, China, & India.

I'm guessing the majority ownership is comprised of one of the aforementioned ethnicities, which there is nothing wrong with, but surprises me that a Casino in the Catskills would have it set up that way. Perhaps they are following the business model of Sands in Bethlehem PA or figure they can attract more locals with familiar faces dealing than "foreign ones". I did notice the dealers I played were more interesting with their comments, anecdotes and past lives(one was a prison guard at Sing Sing) versus the typical " I came to this country XX years ago and have been dealing cards ever since" you get with dealers from another country.

Other than the Bomb scare a few months ago, this place doesn't seem dangerous or shady like MANY casinos on the East cost. Parking Lot is big and parking is Free, which is always good. Food court looks good and prices are reasonable $7 for a personal pizza, $8 for a Burger/Sandwich and $9 for a Salad.

Once I find a suitable bus company that runs daily here, I may have found my new spot. But they've kept that information a secret so far!
longislandman
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October 29th, 2018 at 7:55:44 PM permalink
Ive stayed and played here 3 times.
first time, only half the hotel was open and the diner 24/7 wasn't open yet
a lot of construction workers outside working the first visit.

only one craps table going at night when I was there, 15 dollar minimum, not easy to get a spot. I had to wait.

crew was ok, some mistakes, but nothing to stop me from playing there again.

the hotel rooms are beautiful. Staff in hotel is great. The second time we arrived there at noon, they let us check in as room was ready(midweek),

My wife claimed slots were tight, where aren't they tight?

Im reluctant to go back again because I don't enjoy having to wait around for a spot on the craps table, and I prefer 10 dollar tables.

Its a decent place, Id recommend it to anyone
Im waiting on that 1 dollar flat with 100x odds to make my fortune
DJTeddyBear
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October 30th, 2018 at 8:56:00 AM permalink
I’ve more less shifted all of my local business from Sands to Resorts World. Plus I’m applying to be a poker dealer at Resorts World.

I was there last Thursday, 10/25 at 11 AM. There was one table open at $10. It was busy, but you can still squeeze in another player or two.
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October 30th, 2018 at 9:09:00 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter


Now here is the part that surprised me and I expect this to get some snide comments. But the majority of Pit bosses are younger Asians and the dealers are predominantly Caucasians in their 50's or older. I only say this is surprising is because throughout my 15+ years of casino gaming, I've been to AC, Vegas, CT, PA, Florida, & Buffalo where nearly all of them had older, white guys as the majority of floor personnel and the dealers predominantly being younger Asians from Thailand, Vietnam, China, & India.



That might be something that's trending now... last time I was in Vegas (last year) I was playing in one of the Asian pits and one of the pit bosses was a young Asian woman, and most of the dealers were a mix of older white and Asian. Another one of the pit bosses was a middle aged white man, though.

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