Boz
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August 29th, 2014 at 11:16:21 AM permalink
Correct me if I am wrong, but didnt Rivera offer 1000x Odds a couple of years ago? I think I remember seeing it advertised in Vegas. Not sure again how many people will put $5000 behind a $5 line bet, but someone might have.

I am headed down to Baltimore next week and will do a quick report on what I find.
ChampagneFireball
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August 29th, 2014 at 11:21:47 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Correct me if I am wrong, but didnt Rivera offer 1000x Odds a couple of years ago? I think I remember seeing it advertised in Vegas. Not sure again how many people will put $5000 behind a $5 line bet, but someone might have.



When I went there, the table was $10 minimum, $5000 maximum, so you actually couldn't do more than 500x odds. They might as well have advertised infinite odds (up to table limit). Still, I saw plenty of 2x-5x odds, but no more. I did see someone playing 100x at Casino Royale one time.
wudged
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August 29th, 2014 at 2:27:22 PM permalink
Quote: ChampagneFireball

When I went there, the table was $10 minimum, $5000 maximum, so you actually couldn't do more than 500x odds. They might as well have advertised infinite odds (up to table limit). Still, I saw plenty of 2x-5x odds, but no more. I did see someone playing 100x at Casino Royale one time.



Usually the table max does not apply to odds, and/or they list a separate max for odds.
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August 30th, 2014 at 7:48:18 PM permalink
Went down Friday afternoon from about 2PM-4PM to check things out, then I was back again today from 8AM-3PM to really try my luck.

First, they've done a great job with this casino. There are high ceilings and a good amount of natural light - a stark contrast to what's on offer at Maryland Live! just a few miles south. The live band playing in the center of the downstairs bar can get a bit loud, but it's a casino - I go in expecting to be overstimulated. The diamond lounge is well appointed with comfy leather chairs and sofas and a nice bar. It's up on the 2nd floor near the high roller slots.

Both yesterday afternoon and this morning/early afternoon the crowds were pretty light. They had a few $15 craps tables open both times I went, along with the $25/$50 tables. Yes - I can confirm 100x odds, though I didn't go any higher than 10x odds, myself - didn't need to blow my bankroll on a single throw of the dice. The pit crew is still getting their sea legs. About half were seasoned, the other half were still learning how to pay out properly. Definitely recommend staying away from the craps tables for a bit if you're looking for a lightning-fast crew. Still, they were friendly, made a conscious effort to use your name, and were very appreciative of the action I put on the line for them.

After cashing out a couple hundred up on craps, I sat and played Ultimate Texas Hold'em for awhile. All the dealers were nice, but they are definitely still learning the rules. I did the honest thing and stopped the dealer from paying me on my ante (three separate times) when she didn't qualify with a pair or better. Guess that translated into some good karma, because I hit a couple of full houses that put me up a few hundred on the table before I cashed out to go check out the slots.

If my experience with the slots is anything to go by, they are as loose as any I've seen. I got to bring home a W-2G form from a $1350 jackpot, and I left the casino about $3,000 up. The high roller slots area wasn't packed at all, yet I saw at least 3 hand pays in the short time I was there. For you VP players, the best JoB machine I saw was 9/5 payout on $5. Most of the dollar machines were 8/5, with 7/5 for quarters/multi-line (usual Caesars VP odds).

Today was an "event day" because of the Ohio St. vs. Navy football game going on at M&T Bank Stadium next door. That meant $60 self-park, $80 valet instead of the normally free self-park and $20 valet ($10 for Gold/Platinum, free for Diamond/7 Stars). However, they will give you $60 at the cage to pay for your parking on event days if you earn at least 100 tier credits - you just have to swipe your card at the promotional booth next to the Total Rewards desk. Parking will be like this for every Ravens game day.

Overall, I really liked the vibe in the new Horseshoe. Looking forward to going back.
onenickelmiracle
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August 30th, 2014 at 8:25:33 PM permalink
Uh huh. The only thing loose Horseshoe can probably afford are loose bowels.
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strictlyAP
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August 30th, 2014 at 8:29:43 PM permalink
that beyond nuts for parking 80 for valet? I can park at the plaza in nyc for less then that

maybe there is an ap play with running cards through for 60 reimbursement lol
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Transplant
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August 30th, 2014 at 8:39:55 PM permalink
Quote: strictlyAP

that beyond nuts for parking 80 for valet? I can park at the plaza in nyc for less then that

maybe there is an ap play with running cards through for 60 reimbursement lol



Yeah - $80 is insane, even for being so close to the stadium. At least it only applies to home game days.

The cage is supposed to check to make sure you've got a parking ticket in hand, but I don't recall them asking for mine.
odiousgambit
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December 31st, 2014 at 4:02:49 AM permalink
apparently results are disappointing as the numbers are in for the first time.

you gotta think they blew it, Maryland Live was ripe for shedding disgruntled players, and apparently it didnt happen. These casinos are really close to each other.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/horseshoe-casino-baltimore-is-not-raking-in-as-much-cash-as-state-officials-expected/2014/12/05/ae5d734c-7cd1-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc_story.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2014/12/05/maryland-casino-revenue-surpasses-90m-in-november.html
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100xOdds
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December 31st, 2014 at 7:03:48 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

apparently results are disappointing as the numbers are in for the first time.

you gotta think they blew it, Maryland Live was ripe for shedding disgruntled players, and apparently it didnt happen. These casinos are really close to each other.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/horseshoe-casino-baltimore-is-not-raking-in-as-much-cash-as-state-officials-expected/2014/12/05/ae5d734c-7cd1-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc_story.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2014/12/05/maryland-casino-revenue-surpasses-90m-in-november.html



I am surprised.
Horseshoe has much better VP than Md Live.

Wonder why horseshoe isn't making as much as expected?
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wudged
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December 31st, 2014 at 7:13:13 AM permalink
I still haven't been to Horseshoe, but I think MD Live being at the mall is a big factor. Around this time of year people are spending more time indoors (not wandering around the Inner Harbor) and shopping (mall).

I also think MD Live is closer to the majority of the wealth in the surrounding area. I Most people are going to go to what's closest, not necessarily the best games to play. (If Horseshoe even does have better games. I don't know enough about the games offered at the two casinos. Horseshoe does offer 100x craps, but how many people are seriously looking for that?)

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