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cestanl
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December 15th, 2018 at 12:02:11 PM permalink
Hollywood at Penn National has been open since November 16th or so. I made an NCAA basketball futures bet on Nov 17 for my team to win the title :)
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December 15th, 2018 at 1:10:01 PM permalink
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No idea the limits, but that they have a line for a dime and up says they expect a few sharps with big rolls. I do not see much six figure action as lets face it, those guys are already in Vegas and would prefer to be able to shop several places and not deal with the snow and cold.





Thanks for that info. Maybe they will take the PC when they get "approved." Not so much that I care as am curious.

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One interesting thing would be the travelers. I have been doing uber on game days and I never realized the amount of people who come to this city just for football. People always talk about Steelers having a large fan base for away games. Last home game I did 26 rides and if I were to guess 23 of them were from our of towners here for the game. I could see those types of 0eople putting down some larger wagers.
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December 15th, 2018 at 2:17:58 PM permalink
here is a pic of the sportsbook. It is facebook, if you click on it there are other pics too.

https://www.facebook.com/riverscasinopgh/photos/pcb.2202978759754511/2202972449755142/?type=3&theater
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December 15th, 2018 at 7:44:07 PM permalink
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One interesting thing would be the travelers. I have been doing uber on game days and I never realized the amount of people who come to this city just for football. People always talk about Steelers having a large fan base for away games. Last home game I did 26 rides and if I were to guess 23 of them were from our of towners here for the game. I could see those types of 0eople putting down some larger wagers.



I believe that as when I was delivering luggage a desk clerk at a hotel told me that it was amazing how much busier they were when the Pirates were in town. And this was somewhere like Monroeville, nowhere near the ballpark at all. Football will of course get more bets down, but sports does bring in the fans from out of town.
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December 20th, 2018 at 3:44:53 PM permalink
UPDATE

It appears Rivers passed the "tryout" and the book is here to stay. It will eventually move to take over the Levels bar area. My favorite bar in the place, but also the slowest, so you can see why they will put it there. That whole corner is kind of a dead area.
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Long line last night as I guess a basketball game was just starting as I got in line to bet for Sunday. I was in the area so bet last night. The "Dime Line" was gone and now just one line. Kiosks were jammed. They will need more kiosks for sure, and hopefully some more slots for face to face bets.

If you thought the poker room was all male players, this is even more so. To be expected, but wow.

Some guys in line complaining that the counter people were not the most qualified. I am sure this will improve. Lots of talk in the line if you could tease or parlay. I mentioned that the most qualified people to work at the book were all on our side of the counter. Meanwhile, a guy I deal with quit his day job and I suggested he get on the extras board for the book. He said he doesn't care to bet sports, which makes him a perfect fit.

This time there were no people asking if you needed help betting or anything. Just a bunch of wiseguy sharps who care most about a point spread, the most important thing in sports.
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onenickelmiracle
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December 20th, 2018 at 7:13:34 PM permalink
Does the Rivers have nice, big and comfortable, cushioned chairs and do they have nice set-ups of television screens to watch sports?
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December 20th, 2018 at 7:41:22 PM permalink
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Does the Rivers have nice, big and comfortable, cushioned chairs and do they have nice set-ups of television screens to watch sports?



look up a few spots, I posted a link. there are pictures. They did add a ton of tvs and lots of seating. I was surprised how nice it was as quick as they got it up.
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December 20th, 2018 at 9:35:36 PM permalink
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look up a few spots, I posted a link. there are pictures. They did add a ton of tvs and lots of seating. I was surprised how nice it was as quick as they got it up.

The screens look great compared to every other midwest/east book I have seen, like those comfy chairs(which will be monopolized by bums).
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December 21st, 2018 at 3:29:45 AM permalink
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The screens look great compared to every other midwest/east book I have seen, like those comfy chairs(which will be monopolized by bums).



They did do a good job on this. Meadows horse book looks almost like a sawdust joint compared to it, though to be fair a horse book will never be as nice as a full sports book. If by halftime it looks as though my early bet will hit I may go down and make a late bet mostly just to see the atmosphere there during an NFL Sunday.

It does put me in a moral quandary that I promised never to watch the Steelers again unless I can avoid it for signing Vick, but I would take the Saints and lay the points. Or do I give myself a break there as it will be Festivus Day?
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March 24th, 2019 at 5:52:19 AM permalink
Quick update for those in SWPA. Meadows sportbook coming for football season I was just told last night.

$10MM to get a license for a SB in PA BTW.
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