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September 3rd, 2010 at 9:38:28 PM permalink
I suggest the Other Casinos forum be broken out by region of country like West, Midwest, South and East.
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September 3rd, 2010 at 11:36:20 PM permalink
Yes, but call them...

1. Pacific Coast (CA, WA, OR, Vancover)
2. East Coast (Atlantic City, Connecticut, Penn, NY state, etc.)
3. Gulf Coast (MI, AL, FL, etc)
4. Mid-West
5. Nevada broken Out......
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September 4th, 2010 at 3:19:01 AM permalink
It might help to have geographic designations but I think the proper title should be: Casinos in Lesser Destinations. We have our gambling Mecca: Las Vegas. Famous due to its decades of hype and its decades of being the prime area for legalized gambling. We have other cities that have jumped on the bandwagon of Sin as the Salvation of Strapped Budgets: Atlantic City. We have the various other areas such as Biloxi and Tunica but those are simply outgrowths of the various Lawyer-Created Oases of gambling: the Foxwoods "tribe" was concocted by lawyers, many other Indian tribes are legal fictions.

Recently states other than Nevada are embracing gambling as a source of tax revenue and economic jolt. Those states may hope for an eventual designation as The New Las Vegas but its unlikely to ever take place. Recently, Betcha.com was throttled by former Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire because her loyalty is to the Indian Tribes that financed her campaigns. The legal and economic forces at work in other gambling areas are not the same as in Las Vegas.

I always find it interesting to note the headlines when an unfortunate incident such as a shooting takes place in Las Vegas. The first few headlines tend to name the casino but later stories downplay the name and often generalize the location as a casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. You can't quite get the same clout at some un-seaworthy "riverside" barge.
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September 4th, 2010 at 4:47:27 AM permalink
Agreed. Las Vegas > Atlantic City > Everywhere else.

Edit: Reno and Tunica and/or Biloxi are nice destinations but just don't have the capacity, amenities, and history of A.C., IMO. I actually haven't visited either of those places (want to), so maybe they're great and I'm just missing out.
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September 4th, 2010 at 5:20:28 AM permalink
Really? Atlantic City?? There is no better place to play BJ than Reno. There is no better place to play craps than Tunica. Vegas specialty would be sports books. We are talking about making money right??
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September 4th, 2010 at 5:33:55 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

3. Gulf Coast (MI, AL, FL, etc)

Dan, Michigan is not on the Gulf coast. ;-)

(Guess I'm just in a nit-picky mood this morning.)
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September 4th, 2010 at 7:02:25 AM permalink
I'm not sure I want to hunt all over the forum, looking for posts of interest. If you make everything too specific, then you remove the chance you will stumble into some good information. For instance, if you never look at the Biloxi/Tunica area, you might never know you can play craps where you can buy the 5/9 and pay the vig only on the win (HE 2%) AND get a 3x field (HE 2.78%) AND 10x odds, all in the same game. So as a recap, you have:
PL bet at 1.41%
place 6/8 at 1.52%
buy 5/9 at 2.00%
buy 4/10 at 1.67%
3x field at 2.78%
Then again, maybe you don't care......;-)

I would vote for Vegas being the main board with 2 other categories, East and West of the Mississippi. KISS principle at work once again.

Just to argue with myself (it is best that way, because I always win) I suppose if you had the categories specific enough, there would be less traffic in each area, which means posts would be more visible for a longer period of time. You could also make one or two key posts sticky at the top of the category.
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September 4th, 2010 at 8:19:36 AM permalink
I think that dividing them out would be beneficial - While I think there is some merit to Raleigh's point, but with the gaming industry as it is, although we're a Vegas based board, there are some folks who may only look in their geographical area for info, and ignore the other areas.

I would break it up as follows:

East Coast (CT, PA, NJ, WV)
Gulf Coast (MS, LA)

Alternatively, you could break them out based on competition in the regions (Vegas, AC, Philly, etc) - places like in the Midwest where they are the only casino tends to minimize things like good games, comps, etc.


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