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BleedingChipsSlowly
September 1st, 2018 at 3:27:11 PM permalink
Stopped by on opening day around 11:30 - an hour after the "grand opening"

No trouble finding a parking spot no more than 50 feet from the entrance. Traffic was less than "very light."

Didn't visit any high-roller room, but all of the pits in the open spaces were 8-deck, 3-2. Hand shuffled. Maybe 8-10 $15 dollar tables. I played one-on-one on a $15 table where I triggered a shuffle when I waked up. Played three rounds until a people wandering by sat down. Some tables were full but there would not be a problem getting a seat at a $15 or $25 table, Penetration was maybe 6 3/4 decks.

Interesting S17/H17 arrangement. There were two adjoining tables in one pit. One was $25, the other $15. The felt on the $25 table said S17, the $15 felt said H17. The table limits were the usual video display, such that the lower limit could change. So if they raised the $15 table to $25? Two identical tables side by each, one would be H17, one S17. I guess they would never LOWER the $25 to $15.

Hotel supposedly has, count 'em, 84 rooms.

Already smelled smoky, to this non-smoker.

Extremely low key.

Initial impression is that the competition has nothing to worry about. People driving to or from Cape Cod will drive right by Mohegan/Foxwoods/Springfield to go to Tiverton? Not likely.
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odiousgambit
September 2nd, 2018 at 3:22:17 AM permalink
Rhode Island.
Twin Rivers a/k/a Tiverton.
"Convenience" casino. Just off Route 24.
900 parking spaces.
84 room hotel opens in a week.
1,000 slots.
32 table games.
No poker.
Current labor dispute with casino security officers previously employed at tribal bingo parlor whose license was transferred to Tiverton.
Soft opening invitations went to player's card holders at previous tribal gaming facility.
One restaurant.
Also a food court.
BleedingChipsSlowly
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September 2nd, 2018 at 4:15:10 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Rhode Island.
Twin Rivers a/k/a Tiverton.

No.

Lincoln Park => Twin River Casino
Lincoln Park, a slot parlor, was razed many years ago to construct a new facility at the same location near Providence. Twin River opened as a slot parlor and transitioned to a casino several years ago by adding table games. I see they are now adding stadium games. Can 6:5 blackjack be far behind?

Newport Grand => Tiverton Casino
Newport Grand was operating in a building built for a hijali fronton, located in Newport near the Naval War College. The state decided to close Newport Grand and apply the license to a new facility in Tiverton, about 15 miles distance and less than a half hour to drive. I think Twin River might be handling the management, but this is a separate casino.

The two casinos are about 28 miles apart, a half hour drive. Hey, it's a small state.
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FleaStiff
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September 2nd, 2018 at 6:27:14 AM permalink
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Hey, it's a small state.

Yeah, drove thru it once several decades ago. Couldn't even pronounce half the towns. Nearly got hired there as a chef 'bout a decade ago.
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September 2nd, 2018 at 8:41:46 AM permalink
No promotions or anything yet?

I didn't even see a drawing.
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