odiousgambit
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May 19th, 2012 at 2:55:25 AM permalink
Anybody planning to go opening day or so at the June 6 opening of what is being called a casino at Arundel Mills Mall between Baltimore and DC? How about a report, if so?

I am not an "opening day" kind of guy so I'm not volunteering. It is only about 45 minutes away, though, the closest action to me yet in our new era [assuming they have action I want].

The big question is, what kind of table games are going to be offered on the electronic table games they are going to place there? If Craps, even if only a 2X odds game, I'm not going to be able to resist unless the table minimum is high [surely no need for that, but you never know]. Some form of electronic BJ and Roulette is almost certain, but I will be less interested.

You know, I have this gambling problem, I don't gamble enough. It's a scandal! The fate of those living in the area save anyone willing to travel just a bit far, or do online gambling [that would not be me]. But it looks like mid-June I will get my fix, definitely doing Harrington DE and just maybe seeing if I can drop back by this new place on the way back to check out the action. There will be a report then at least, so stay tuned.

PS: note that the website is set to go with online gambling. It appears it is for play only now, but seems to me they are planning to be ready if and when they get the go-ahead.
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May 19th, 2012 at 4:36:26 AM permalink
Strange coincidence that I will be going to Maryland on June 6 for a few days to visit friends and family in the area. I lived in Maryland for 5 years before relocating to Florida a couple of years ago. Not sure if I'll be checking out the Arundel Mills "Casino"; electronic table games are not my thing. I'll be going to either Hollywood Casino, WVA or Harrington's Raceway in Delaware to get my Craps "fix" while I'm up there.

There is a possibility that I'll be taking my wife to Arundel Mills for some shopping; if this occurs....I'll check out the Casino and drop a Trip Report on the forum.
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May 19th, 2012 at 5:50:30 AM permalink
That is close to FrGamble's territory. I think his parish is in Catonsville, just north of there. Hopefully he will fill us in what this new casino is like after it opens.
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May 19th, 2012 at 6:05:54 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

The big question is, what kind of table games are going to be offered on the electronic table games they are going to place there? If Craps, even if only a 2X odds game, I'm not going to be able to resist unless the table minimum is high [surely no need for that, but you never know]. Some form of electronic BJ and Roulette is almost certain, but I will be less interested.



The big question to me is whether the table mins WILL be really high. Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV reportedly had $50 mins across the casino on BJ, $25 on craps and roulette for a couple months after opening. I met a dealer at HSI who helped open the casino, and she agreed that the mins were set at a ridiculous level, simply because of the proximity to Washington D.C. This place will be closer and probably more accessible. If they are iTables with live dealers, and Rapid Craps and such, $25 mins would not be unheard of.

On a positive note, Charles Town mins (which are now around $15 for BJ from what I've been told) should continue to fall.
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May 19th, 2012 at 6:35:14 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

Quote: odiousgambit

The big question is, what kind of table games are going to be offered on the electronic table games they are going to place there? If Craps, even if only a 2X odds game, I'm not going to be able to resist unless the table minimum is high [surely no need for that, but you never know]. Some form of electronic BJ and Roulette is almost certain, but I will be less interested.



The big question to me is whether the table mins WILL be really high. Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV reportedly had $50 mins across the casino on BJ, $25 on craps and roulette for a couple months after opening. I met a dealer at HSI who helped open the casino, and she agreed that the mins were set at a ridiculous level, simply because of the proximity to Washington D.C. This place will be closer and probably more accessible. If they are iTables with live dealers, and Rapid Craps and such, $25 mins would not be unheard of.

On a positive note, Charles Town mins (which are now around $15 for BJ from what I've been told) should continue to fall.



Craps table minimums at Charles Town were $10-$25 when I played there in the fall and again a couple of months ago. $10 was often limited to one table, but I was in on weekend nights.

If those minimums hold for electronic games, I'll skip the new casino. it is closer to where I visit in Maryland than Charles Town, but at minimums above about $1, I want real dealers. If the game has the same odds, I guess it doesn't matter...but I don't want a machine calling the dice. it may be the way of the future...and that will save me some money, because I want "live" casino action as opposed to machines.
odiousgambit
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May 19th, 2012 at 6:45:32 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

If they are iTables with live dealers, and Rapid Craps and such, $25 mins would not be unheard of.



Live dealers would not seem to be what to expect, but then again real information is hard to find.
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May 19th, 2012 at 7:00:19 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Live dealers would not seem to be what to expect, but then again real information is hard to find.



"Maryland casinos are limited to slot machines."

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/02/16/omalley-not-eager-for-table-games-in-maryland/

The "table games" will be a version of the "real thing" that can be considered a slot machine. I don't think there is any other way to do it within the current law.
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May 19th, 2012 at 8:05:54 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

"Maryland casinos are limited to slot machines."

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/02/16/omalley-not-eager-for-table-games-in-maryland/

The "table games" will be a version of the "real thing" that can be considered a slot machine. I don't think there is any other way to do it within the current law.





JFYI: so we can look at your links.


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odiousgambit
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May 19th, 2012 at 8:48:56 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

"Maryland casinos are limited to slot machines."

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/02/16/omalley-not-eager-for-table-games-in-maryland/

The "table games" will be a version of the "real thing" that can be considered a slot machine. I don't think there is any other way to do it within the current law.



This February article does not mention the Arundel Mills Mall development.

If the "electronic table games" are in fact just slot machines with, say, blackjack etc "themes", that would be something.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 19th, 2012 at 8:50:39 AM permalink
Shortly after the conclusion of Maryland’s first special legislative session of the year, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) committed to holding a second — on a possible gambling expansion.

The governor had floated the idea before but sounded far more definitive during a gathering with reporters Wednesday afternoon.

Asked if he definitely plans to call a second special session, O’Malley said: “Yes.”

“Certainly we have to address the gaming issue,” O’Malley said. “The presiding officers are pretty committed to it, as am I. ... We have some preparation to do before that time.”

Washington Post May 16

Evidently palms have been greased. LOL

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