cmlotito
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December 1st, 2016 at 7:31:34 PM permalink
Opens December 8th. Who plans on checking this out and what are the chances it will have any decent video poker? By decent I'm talking about 99%+.

I work 10 minutes from there and half of me hopes there is nothing there to play so I can save money and the other half of me wants there to be something decent to play not so I can "make" money but at least play with the hope of not getting my ass handed to me for when I do play. Although even 99%+ can be very rough if your not hitting quads.

I'm fairly confident there won't be much there based on the fact the three nearest casinos have no good video poker. So why would MGM offer any?

Thoughts?
odiousgambit
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December 2nd, 2016 at 6:20:21 AM permalink
I think you will have to wait weeks if no longer to see; at first expect nothing and high minimums at the tables too - with crowded conditions. But there is hope, the market is getting more saturated

Don't know about VP hopes, good VP seems to be something that a casino with the state hooked in directly on collecting the profits can hardly think of it

10 minutes away eh? how many of us would be kicking ourselves soon for yielding to temptation?
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100xOdds
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December 2nd, 2016 at 7:56:15 AM permalink
im going to avoid the mad house for a couple of weeks.
I expect traffic to be even more horrendous
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odiousgambit
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December 2nd, 2016 at 12:21:50 PM permalink
The hotel has 300 rooms and will usually be booked solid I assume - I got a teaser email offering me a complimentary room today though*; I have to think they are setting up arrangements for local hotels? There is a number to call, not sure I will, I am planning nothing near future. It'd be interesting to see what it is about though.

Stay tuned, I might call.

*evidently somehow my stay at Gold Strike in Tunica MS got me pegged as something beyond the low roller that I actually am. I had assumed that offers would be coming only from Mississippi though. This one I wasn't expecting
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odiousgambit
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December 5th, 2016 at 6:42:38 AM permalink
I called today and was getting set up for a complimentary room - just excusing myself at the point of confirming it.

This floors me. Either rooms are easier to get than I can really believe, or I have been put on a list I don't belong on.

Meh, doesn't make it +EV. Just not planning a trip this month, and although I think it is a nice deal will just scratch my head and pass on it.

Anybody else checking on this?
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Simon23
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December 5th, 2016 at 5:08:03 PM permalink
My guess is that they have single line 15/9 deuces up to 9/6 jacks $5 and above. Below $5 single line would be 9/6 ddb at best. Multi line would be all 98-98.5% percent at .25 to $5.00. Below .25 would be 97% or worse crap. I'll bet the UX vultures will be out in force. 3,4,5 craps and 6/5 blackjack are possible. I do think that Horseshoe Baltimore and Maryland Live will respond with some better games so you may see the $1/$2 9/6 jacks or 9/6 ddb return to the shoe.

One thing I will be concerned about is safety and security. The casino butts up against one of the poorest neighborhoods in the DC area and I don't know whether I'll feel safe bringing a few grand (or leaving with a few grand) in there or not.
ahiromu
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December 5th, 2016 at 8:20:16 PM permalink
I drove past it over the weekend. New street signs are up and it's a beautiful property as seen from 495 (in particular eastbound/outer loop). Enjoy the traffic everyone!

Quote: Simon23

One thing I will be concerned about is safety and security. The casino butts up against one of the poorest neighborhoods in the DC area and I don't know whether I'll feel safe bringing a few grand (or leaving with a few grand) in there or not.



If even one person gets shaken down on the way back to their car, rumors will spread. My guess is that they will have a small army of security personnel.
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December 7th, 2016 at 6:40:05 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I called today and was getting set up for a complimentary room - just excusing myself at the point of confirming it.

This floors me. Either rooms are easier to get than I can really believe, or I have been put on a list I don't belong on.

Meh, doesn't make it +EV. Just not planning a trip this month, and although I think it is a nice deal will just scratch my head and pass on it.

Anybody else checking on this?



I received an email yesterday offering 2 free weekday rooms during the next two weeks. Considering booking it just to see what the rooms are like, but I imagine I wouldn't want to gamble with the minimums that will be offered.
TheoHuxtable
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December 8th, 2016 at 10:54:03 PM permalink
National Harbor does not have video poker on the floor - I repeat - National harbor does not have video poker on the floor.

Just got back from opening. It's a beautiful place and you can definitely see where the billion went. The only VP they offer is crappy hold pay tables at the bars. I couldn't get a straight answer on whether this a short term or long term strategy on MGMs part.

More poker derivs and less BJ than the rest of MD casinos. Bacc room is in a very open area with high ceilings. A break from the traditional secluded feel of bacc pits.

All BJ is old school MD rules. S17, SA.
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cmlotito
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December 9th, 2016 at 10:04:54 AM permalink
Quote: TheoHuxtable

National Harbor does not have video poker on the floor - I repeat - National harbor does not have video poker on the floor.

Just got back from opening. It's a beautiful place and you can definitely see where the billion went. The only VP they offer is crappy hold pay tables at the bars. I couldn't get a straight answer on whether this a short term or long term strategy on MGMs part.

More poker derivs and less BJ than the rest of MD casinos. Bacc room is in a very open area with high ceilings. A break from the traditional secluded feel of bacc pits.

All BJ is old school MD rules. S17, SA.



As crowded as it was for grand opening it is possible you missed some machines, hopefully. I'll check out the place next week. Maybe Monday night after work around 1am. Hopefully some parking available at that time.

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