odiousgambit
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December 12th, 2016 at 7:44:38 AM permalink
well, well, well

BJ players better watch their step, is PA next?
"Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed." .......... Mark Twain
GWAE
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December 12th, 2016 at 7:50:38 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well, well, well

BJ players better watch their step, is PA next?



Eventually but not yet. They tried to change it to 65 but a few of the casinos. Yes the casinos fought against it. They sighted that having the best rules will bring people to PA with all the new conpetition. It basically worked how competition is supposed to work.
citrusc77
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December 12th, 2016 at 3:09:12 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well, well, well

BJ players better watch their step, is PA next?



Everywhere is next!
odiousgambit
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December 25th, 2016 at 3:57:39 AM permalink
Baltimore Sun article covers this

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-casino-blackjack-rules-20161224-story.html
"Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed." .......... Mark Twain
Sandybestdog
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December 27th, 2016 at 5:07:11 PM permalink
Maryland politicians have never seen a tax they didn't like. When gambling first started, they had great rules that looked out for the player. Then the casinos convinced the regulators that hit 17 would mean more revenue for the state. 6:5 was just a natural progression. It's a such a shame. The sad part is that the average gambler won't protest. It's too addicting that they will still play. Meanwhile, taxes have not gone down a penny. Our governor did manage to lower tolls in a few places, so at least he's managed to give a little relief.
WatchMeWin
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December 27th, 2016 at 5:39:49 PM permalink
This casino is fantastic! MGM knows how to do it right. The waitresses were on point and the restaurants are amazing. The craps tables were great.... not crazy hop and prop players jumping in an out of the game with 40 dollar buy ins. Pulled away with a few G's and called it a night. I will be back. Hit Maryland Live the next day for a few more G's and drove to AC. Stopped in the ever empty Resorts and had a craps table to myself. Smoked it! Great weekend!
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'
ahiromu
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April 2nd, 2017 at 1:33:45 PM permalink
MGM National Harbor is great, the layout is very reminiscent of Aria.

Notes:
-Everything at $25 and up on a Sunday afternoon
-Outdoor terrace is beautiful. Fountain and a great view (top floor), there are couches available for anyone to sit on
-Bathrooms at the exits/entrances
-Craps is 3,4,5 (wasn't it a statutory 10x at one point?)
-Hard to find the high limit slot area

Coolest thing: They have a dozen machines that read your ID and print out your MLife card. Many MLife clerks have been automated. Every casino needs a few of these.
Its - Possessive; It's - "It is" / "It has"; There - Location; Their - Possessive; They're - "They are"
odiousgambit
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April 4th, 2017 at 2:22:32 AM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

MGM National Harbor is great, the layout is very reminiscent of Aria.

Notes:
-Everything at $25 and up on a Sunday afternoon
-Outdoor terrace is beautiful. Fountain and a great view (top floor), there are couches available for anyone to sit on
-Bathrooms at the exits/entrances
-Craps is 3,4,5 (wasn't it a statutory 10x at one point?)
-Hard to find the high limit slot area

Coolest thing: They have a dozen machines that read your ID and print out your MLife card. Many MLife clerks have been automated. Every casino needs a few of these.

Thanks for the update btw. Looks like high minimums are going to be there for a while - eventually I'll see inside I guess, probably during the week and will hopefully see lower mins.

I'm also hoping the competition will help usher in good effects on these casinos. Eventually!

PS: Nothing statutory ever about free odds in MD, pretty sure. 3x4x5x is a good sign, you know Charles Town was 2x and stayed there at first, without the competition. In areas of PA 10x is getting more common, it's at least one thing that tells when it comes to competition.
"Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed." .......... Mark Twain

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