Poll

15 votes (41.66%)
18 votes (50%)
3 votes (8.33%)

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woodytyme
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March 18th, 2011 at 6:52:25 PM permalink
I just checked and it would cost aprox $400 for airfare (from Ohio) plus $200 for a decent hotel room Downtown (5 nites). I recently spent 2 days at a West Virginia casino about an hour drive from my house. Played lots of $1-2 limit hold'em and quite a bit of craps (10X odds) and got in some greyhound racing. Stayed at a Super 8 about 7 miles from the casino. Total cost - $300 for room, gambling and gas. In other words, I can make 2 trips to a local casino for what it costs just to fly to Vegas! And considering the offers that I usually get and didn't after my last trip to Vegas, an hour drive is looking a lot better than 4 hour flight!
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toastcmu
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March 18th, 2011 at 7:13:48 PM permalink
I've been alternating between CT in WV for a quick fix, Dover DE for blackjack, and AC for my pai gow fixes. I checked recently myself, and the non-stops from DC to Vegas are up to $600 a person. Suddenly those high rates in AC on the weekend don't look so bad. I will still try to make it to Vegas, only since there are still restaurants and shows I'd like to check out., but at this point, the yearly trips may not happen anymore.

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DJTeddyBear
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March 18th, 2011 at 7:57:38 PM permalink
I live in Northern NJ, and and have only taken four trips to Vegas, and, if the stars align correctly, will go twice this year.

Even so, I voted "Cut Back" because I've cut back on AC trips.

It's 142 miles from AC and 138 miles to Mohegan Sun CT. But I'm only 77 miles to Sands Bethlahem PA - my current casino of choice. I've been to Sands 7 times since table games have opened there, and zero trips to AC and one to CT.
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RobSinger
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March 18th, 2011 at 8:25:51 PM permalink
I live in the Phoenix area and there is nothing here that is worth keeping me from going to Nevada. All we have are smoke-filled Indian casinos, and the machines are clogged with the lower rung of society. What makes it worse is the fact that people just don't want to accept that, while there of course are the occasional big winners, the machines including video poker are all programmed to scalp the player more than they would if they were fully random.
EvenBob
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March 18th, 2011 at 8:52:46 PM permalink
I have 5 casinos within 90min of my house. 3 of them have opened since 2007. It drastically cuts down on my trips to Vegas. 2 more are opening in the next year. Bye bye Vegas.
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Nareed
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March 18th, 2011 at 9:15:36 PM permalink
There's a casino less than a mile from my place. And at least two others within 10 miles. also a bingo place. I've never been to any of them. They're all slots, bingo, automated roulette and electronic BJ. That hardly qualifies as a casino to begin with...
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zippyboy
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March 18th, 2011 at 9:41:13 PM permalink
Quote: RobSinger

I live in the Phoenix area .... All we have are smoke-filled .... casinos, and the machines are clogged with the lower rung of society.


Yeah, I hear ya, it's the same way here in Las Vegas.
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woodytyme
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March 18th, 2011 at 10:02:53 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

There's a casino less than a mile from my place. And at least two others within 10 miles. also a bingo place. I've never been to any of them. They're all slots, bingo, automated roulette and electronic BJ. That hardly qualifies as a casino to begin with...



I agree with you on that 1! I once stopped at an Indian casino south of St. Paul, MN and no poker or craps. I walked around and looked at the VP selection (horrible) and the slots (which I don't play), had the $12 buffet (pretty good) and left without gambling a dime! They did have BJ tables, tho. the only thing that kept it from just being a "slot parlor"!
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Wavy70
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March 18th, 2011 at 10:21:22 PM permalink
Wife and I still go to LV about 4x a year. We live in CT. We go to MSun often but rarely stay there. Aside from the casino and shopping mall the amenities are rather weak. For how much they spent building the hotel they have the crappiest pool.

I prefer to play after midnight and the CT Casinos are rather boring once the bars close at 1:00.
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EvenBob
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March 18th, 2011 at 11:58:57 PM permalink
Quote: woodytyme

I agree with you on that 1! I once stopped at an Indian casino south of St. Paul, MN and no poker or craps.



If it doesn't have exactly the same games as Vegas, its not a casino in my book.
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