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CrapsForever
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August 9th, 2012 at 10:10:57 AM permalink
I'm heading to New Haven, Connecticut for a Wedding later this month. Might be able to buy a few hours away from the wife for some Craps play.

Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods?
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August 9th, 2012 at 11:18:05 AM permalink
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Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods?



When originally faced with this choice years ago, Foxwoods was considered 'smokey' by some reviewers... that tipped the scale for me. Never tried the place.
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August 9th, 2012 at 11:57:28 AM permalink
I-95 East of New Haven is quite a traffic jam on weekends.... Beaches and the Casinos are main culprits. I would advise I-91 North to Weathesfield, and take Route 3 across the CT River to Route 2 East. Follow Route 2 to Norwich, and go South on I-395 to Route 2A... The Sun has its own exit. Total travel time should be 90-100 minutes. Consider this long-way as being shorter on the weekends: I've tested this with friends, and save from 15 to 30 minutes, more if an accident on 95.
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August 21st, 2012 at 10:35:43 AM permalink
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They added table games in the Great Cedar casino about a year ago. I have to give them credit for actually replacing slots with tables; at most casinos, the opposite happens.


It's because of the agreement with Connecticut. The gov't gets a piece of all slot revenue by either casino, but the casino gets to keep 100% of the table proceeds, so you'll see slots get replaced by tables quite often at both casinos.

And for the debate for which casino, hands down it's MS. I live on Long Island and take the high speed ferry to New London and it's only 10 minutes away from the ferry. Plus the lobby, shopping and restaurants are all laid out better and it's just a nicer hotel.

That said I will drive 3 1/2 hours to AC everytime. I don't trust any casino that doesn't have a state run watchdog looking over their shoulders with the threat of pulling their gaming license. Whenever there is money involved and alot of it I want some assurance that it's a fair game and I do not feel the slots and even some of those multishoe table games are on the up and up. About the only game I can trust is roulette. Those two have a monopoly on gaming in Conn. and they choose their own rules, why anyone would want to game under those conditions is beyond me.
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August 21st, 2012 at 11:02:22 AM permalink
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... That said I will drive 3 1/2 hours to AC everytime. I don't trust any casino that doesn't have a state run watchdog looking over their shoulders with the threat of pulling their gaming license.

I was going to say: "Then cross AC off your list. There are no commission representatives in the casinos anymore."

Trouble is, although it's been discussed here, as well as at my poker league, I couldn't find and news media about it. Maybe I'm just doing a bad search....

For what it's worth, there HAVE been changes in AC that are attributed to the eased regulatory status. For one thing, poker rooms now allow straddles and have expanded the offerings of games.
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August 22nd, 2012 at 5:57:07 AM permalink
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The Technical Services Bureau (TSB) ensures the integrity of electronic gaming equipment used in New Jersey. The Bureau consists of an Engineering Unit, Field Inspections Unit, Investigations Unit, and Technical Support Unit. These units work together to ensure gaming products are fair and that they are operated in compliance with regulations.

A major priority for the TSB is the review, approval, and inspection of slot machines. Last year Atlantic City casinos generated over $3.5 billion in revenue, of which approximately 70% came from slot machines. In order to ensure the integrity of these games and the revenue that they generate, every slot machine must be approved by our slot lab and then must undergo an inspection on the casino floor prior to its use.


TSB site
Maybe no commission reps in the casinos, but they are subject to inspections and can always threaten to pull their license if they suspect foul play. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I feel like it's a fairer wager when I'm in AC or LV than any Indian casino.
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CrapsForever
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August 22nd, 2012 at 6:26:12 AM permalink
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I-95 East of New Haven is quite a traffic jam on weekends.... Beaches and the Casinos are main culprits. I would advise I-91 North to Weathesfield, and take Route 3 across the CT River to Route 2 East. Follow Route 2 to Norwich, and go South on I-395 to Route 2A... The Sun has its own exit. Total travel time should be 90-100 minutes. Consider this long-way as being shorter on the weekends: I've tested this with friends, and save from 15 to 30 minutes, more if an accident on 95.



Thanks for the info! I thought the drive from New Haven would be closer to 60 minutes.
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August 22nd, 2012 at 6:49:43 AM permalink
I've never seen $5 blackjack at Foxwoods; I've seen $5 craps and roulette, but only in the early morning. In just sort-of slow hours, like Thursday afternoon, it's only ante games (LIR, TCP, etc) and big six (which as far as I can tell never goes above $5, and goes all the way down to $2 at slow times). Mohegan, on the other hand, has the $5 blackjack tables advertised, with $5 roulette and Spanish 21 in the same pit, and $5 craps and sic bo elsewhere, as far as I can tell, 24/7, plus some S17 shoe games at $5 at odd hours. I think the Diva Pit (women only, Friday only) has $5 S17 shoe games, but I dunno.

The big difference for me is the poker progressives; I used to think that it was better to play at Mohegan, since you stand a better chance of recouping your losses, but I eventually found that waving around those six-digit numbers, plus the fact that the casino is just busier in general, brings a lot of easy money downstairs.
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August 22nd, 2012 at 7:17:55 AM permalink
I spent a week in NH at Lake Winnipesaukee a couple weeks ago, and learned of a new casino in Maine.

Not the Hollywood Casino in Bangor, but The Oxford Casino, located inland, northwest of Portland.

With new casinos coming on line, the two big, original casinos in Connecticut will suffer the same fate as the casinos in Atlantic City.

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August 25th, 2012 at 5:37:03 AM permalink
Better Driving conditions to Mohegan Sun driving from New Haven; Friday Evening or Saturday Evening?
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