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bobsims
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April 4th, 2015 at 12:00:47 PM permalink
Five minutes north of Providence sits Twin River Casino, the only casino on the I-95 corridor between Connecticut and Maine. It draws from metro Providence and the mega-metropolis of Boston, which is under an hour away. That's millions of people for those keeping track at home. With almost 5000 slots the place is packed to the gills every Friday and Saturday night or holiday with 90% or more of the slots/table game seats occupied.
Massachusetts is finally smartening up, to some extent, and opening its first slot parlor in June. It is 15 miles closer to Boston than Twin River. This, plus the fact that it will be the closest gambling option for some 3 million people, is going to result in some crowding. So how many slots are the geniuses who run the state allowing Plainridge to have?
Zcore13
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April 4th, 2015 at 12:05:43 PM permalink
Quote: bobsims

Five minutes north of Providence sits Twin River Casino, the only casino on the I-95 corridor between Connecticut and Maine. It draws from metro Providence and the mega-metropolis of Boston, which is under an hour away. That's millions of people for those keeping track at home. With almost 5000 slots the place is packed to the gills every Friday and Saturday night or holiday with 90% or more of the slots/table game seats occupied.
Massachusetts is finally smartening up, to some extent, and opening its first slot parlor in June. It is 15 miles closer to Boston than Twin River. This, plus the fact that it will be the closest gambling option for some 3 million people, is going to result in some crowding. So how many slots are the geniuses who run the state allowing Plainridge to have?



Generally the State doesn't just decide how many to give the Casino. In most States it's based on something and not just arbitrarily decided. In Arizona it's based on Tribe size. For every Tribal Member in the Tribe a certain amount of slots are allotted. I don't know that is what they base in on in MA, but I'm sure it's based on something concrete so there can not be claims of favoritism made by others.


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Frogger
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April 4th, 2015 at 4:16:36 PM permalink
http://www.plainridgeparkcasino.com/casino

SLOTS
Over 1,200 of the newest, hottest slots - plus your favorites.
Venthus
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April 4th, 2015 at 6:37:29 PM permalink
Quote: Frogger

http://www.plainridgeparkcasino.com/casino

SLOTS
Over 1,200 of the newest, hottest slots - plus your favorites.



In comparison, Twin River's website claims '...over 4,500 video slot machines and virtual table games (including blackjack and roulette), as well as 80 live table games...'

Also: PRP is using Marquee Rewards, which is the same as what The M now uses which sort of caught my eye...
Frogger
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April 4th, 2015 at 6:41:33 PM permalink
Quote: Venthus


Also: PRP is using Marquee Rewards, which is the same as what The M now uses which sort of caught my eye...



Is this good or bad?
Deck007
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April 4th, 2015 at 6:41:38 PM permalink
I just don't understand your title "An accident waiting to happen:Plainridge Park Casino "
What accident are you talking about.
Frogger
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April 4th, 2015 at 6:42:10 PM permalink
I think in the beginning the place will be packed. But Mass has 3 or 4 new casinos being built, right? At least one closer to Boston. Once those are up, this new place will be a blip on the radar.
Venthus
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April 4th, 2015 at 7:19:02 PM permalink
Quote: Frogger

Is this good or bad?



Undecided. I don't really frequent anywhere that uses the Marquee Rewards program. It does mean that the place is run by Penn National Gaming, and isn't an independent location though.

Some links of possible interest:
https://www.marqueerewards.com/locations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_National_Gaming
bobsims
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April 4th, 2015 at 7:41:51 PM permalink
Quote: Deck007

I just don't understand your title "An accident waiting to happen:Plainridge Park Casino "
What accident are you talking about.



3000 people if not more fighting over 1200 machines every Friday and Saturday night and holiday.
Deck007
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April 4th, 2015 at 9:14:01 PM permalink
Quote: bobsims

3000 people if not more fighting over 1200 machines every Friday and Saturday night and holiday.



That is a problem all casinos love to have.
Add more machines. Raise the minimum bet. Drop the pay-out.
The last thing they want to do is limit the number of people in the casino.
Why are they or their competitors not building another 10 casinos nearby.

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