Martin
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December 5th, 2010 at 10:06:08 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Mohegan's our home joint. They've settled on a "high stakes bingo parlor" atmosphere that fits the community; if they were high class, none of the locals would go, and the place isn't close enough to anything else to draw the vacationers and what you Vegas people would call the Strip crowd. We play there a couple times a month; any dealer attitude you experienced (I've gotten it once or twice) is transient; the general attitude is very informal, much less than AC. I had a long phone conversation with a gaming manager about this, it is intentional. Their slots have switched from what I call "blanks or jackpots" to a long grind type, where you can sit for a long time on $100. I'd have to agree with you, as a destination it isn't so great. But if you're going to stick a casino in a depressed community and suck $100,000,000 a year out, this is what it's going to have to look like to survive.

Mt Airy... hell, I live here and still miss it every time.




I had my expectations set by the MS in Connecticut. It's a shame.
DJTeddyBear
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December 5th, 2010 at 11:10:04 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Mt Airy... hell, I live here and still miss it every time.

I should point out that Sands is also a little tricky, but far better than Mt. Airy. While there are several billboards, with the exit number indicated, once you get off the highway, those last two miles don't have enough signs.Sometimes you have to also keep your eye out for a trailblazer sign for Emeril's Chop House (the gourmet restaurant in Sands.)

On the other hand, if you simply make the correct turn at the end of the exit, and more or less follow your nose, you'll go right there.



Quote: Martin

I had my expectations set by the MS in Connecticut. It's a shame.

Are you basing your opinion on what Mohegan Sun CT was like when it first opened, or what it is today?

I suspect the latter. Think about the former: there was only one casino, no hotel, no gourmet restaurants, and no retail space. Then the comparisons are similar.

Does that mean that MS PA (and other PA casinos) will grow in time, once the cash starts flowing?

WILL the cash start flowing?

And if the cash DOES start flowing, do they even have the acreage to grow?


Time will tell....
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Martin
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December 5th, 2010 at 11:44:57 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I should point out that Sands is also a little tricky, but far better than Mt. Airy. While there are several billboards, with the exit number indicated, once you get off the highway, those last two miles don't have enough signs.Sometimes you have to also keep your eye out for a trailblazer sign for Emeril's Chop House (the gourmet restaurant in Sands.)

On the other hand, if you simply make the correct turn at the end of the exit, and more or less follow your nose, you'll go right there.



Are you basing your opinion on what Mohegan Sun CT was like when it first opened, or what it is today?

I suspect the latter. Think about the former: there was only one casino, no hotel, no gourmet restaurants, and no retail space. Then the comparisons are similar.

Does that mean that MS PA (and other PA casinos) will grow in time, once the cash starts flowing?

WILL the cash start flowing?

And if the cash DOES start flowing, do they even have the acreage to grow?


Time will tell....



A joint is a joint - whether it is a multi-billion dollar place on the strip or locals casino in the heart of the Pocono's (a magnificent place to visit by the way - even if you don't do a casino by all means visit - you won't regret it).

I guess we should be happy if we find a fair game, a level table and a pair of square dice.
EvenBob
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December 5th, 2010 at 3:20:59 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

>Casinos that are cheap or sweat the money joints had better be monopolies, else they won't really keep their players there for long.



They usually are the only casino for 100 miles in any direction. They're like corner bars, everybody knows everybody else. The dealers are related to half the players and its all on a first name basis. If you're a stranger, good luck getting any good service, they know they'll never see you again.
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DJTeddyBear
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January 2nd, 2011 at 6:18:08 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

...Like the Sands, they don't want buy-ins at the table. Unlike the Sands, you CAN re-buy at the table. In that respect, they run a lot like Vegas. If you re-buy, the cash stays in the rack. Occasionally the floor person will take the cash and replace it with chips so the rack always has $1,000.

I was at the Sands yesterday. They now do it this way too.

Maybe it was a PA regulation, and it got changed....
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joenunz
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January 31st, 2011 at 5:48:36 PM permalink
Hello PA gamblers...

On 2/21 (President's Day) I may have the opportunity to go to Mt Airy (no option for any other PA casino, as Mt Airy is "on my way" that day.)

A few questions to those who might now:

* What are the chances of <$25 min blackjack tables? And $10 or less craps tables?
* What are the carnival game minimums? (LIR, 3CP)
* Is alcohol served at the tables free like AC and LV?
* How are the rooms? Is it worth the $249/night I see on the casino website and Expedia and the like?

thanks for any input.
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