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    Pennsylvania Now 2nd Biggest Gambling Market In America


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    Interesting stats

    There casinos are booming

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    quakers love the gamble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Interesting stats

    There casinos are booming
    JJ

    Definitely moving up.

    When Sugar House first opened here in Philly, it was really no big deal because they didn't have hardly any table games. No Texas Hold Em, no blackjack, just slots and 3 card poker.

    Now, since they've added those table games like hold em and blackjack, their business is booming.

    I know AC has got to be concerned.

    There was even talk of Foxwoods opening a second casino in Philly, competing with Sugar House.

    Foxwoods won the bid for the license but it got tangled up in the courts after they missed several deadlines required by the city and state.

    It now appears that the license is going back up for bids, either for Philly or elsewhere in the state.

    Wouldn't surprise me to see a second casino in Philly though.

    This is in addition to Sugar House, Philadelphia Park, and Harrah's Chester.

    Philly/Pennsylvania is definitely booming.

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    Pennsylvania accounted for around 33% of AC's business before PA casinos..........

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    im within 30 min of 2 pa casinos and 4 nights of the week you could barely get on any tables. buisness is def. up and money they bring in weekly is high. they post the casinos earnings in the paper almost weekly and its a high amount.

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    Atlantic City Casino Profits Fall 7.4% In 2011

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/0...4-percent.html

    Looks like Pennsylvania is handing New Jersey it's ass in the gaming industry.

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    There used to be tons of bus trips from Harrisburg to AC for the casinos. Now that Hollywood Casino in Grantville has table games and eleventy million slot machines, nobody bothers spending for a bus or dropping a hundy on gas roundtrip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Proffett View Post
    There used to be tons of bus trips from Harrisburg to AC for the casinos. Now that Hollywood Casino in Grantville has table games and eleventy million slot machines, nobody bothers spending for a bus or dropping a hundy on gas roundtrip.
    Yep.

    In defense of AC I will say this though.

    None of the Pa. casinos has the atmosphere of AC.

    Yes, Sugar House is much more convinient for me to go to, but it has none of the qualities of Atlantic City.

    Especially in the summer. In AC, you got the boardwalk, you got the ocean, you got the smell of saltwater in the air.

    You get none of that in the Pa. casinos.

    The giant advantage the Pa. casinos have is convenience.

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    go Pa!

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    How is Harrah's Chester? Only been to the one in AC.

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    lots of GA meetings coming to Penn

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-wizzle View Post
    How is Harrah's Chester? Only been to the one in AC.
    Beautiful racetrack. Ordinary, smallish casino, nice card room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-wizzle View Post
    How is Harrah's Chester? Only been to the one in AC.
    Depends on what you mean.

    If you mean the casino itself it can be hard to get a table on nights when they are packed.

    The track is a good place to spend an afternoon. Food is not good. Especially if you're used to eating on the level offered in AC at the Borgata.

    Location is questionable as there is a prison right across the street lol.

    Overall, not bad but there are definitely better places to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFlyers View Post
    Depends on what you mean.

    If you mean the casino itself it can be hard to get a table on nights when they are packed.

    The track is a good place to spend an afternoon. Food is not good. Especially if you're used to eating on the level offered in AC at the Borgata.

    Location is questionable as there is a prison right across the street lol.

    Overall, not bad but there are definitely better places to go.
    Very familiar with the location. Terrible area but not the absolute worst part of chester.

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    Not surprising with what I have heard there. They keep the PA'ers who headed to AC, while northern PA can lure New Yorkers. Did their homework pretty well with all this and should keep booming.

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    If I am driving from New York which is the closer one in Pennsylvania for me to go to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYSportsGuy210 View Post
    If I am driving from New York which is the closer one in Pennsylvania for me to go to?
    Parx in Bensalem, PA (the old Philly Park racetrack) or Sands in Bethlehem, PA

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    There's also the new casino in the KOP area.

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    Even Mississippi casino industry is booming. In Louisiana this week and was talking to a guy at Hollywood in Baton Rouge who actually explained Mississippi as having a North, Central, and Coastal sector

    Apparently even with one shutting down recently in Vicksburg the state is doing well with all the ones in Biloxi and Tunica and the tiny Philadelphia 'resort'.

    Who woulda thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by itchypickle View Post
    Even Mississippi casino industry is booming. In Louisiana this week and was talking to a guy at Hollywood in Baton Rouge who actually explained Mississippi as having a North, Central, and Coastal sector

    Apparently even with one shutting down recently in Vicksburg the state is doing well with all the ones in Biloxi and Tunica and the tiny Philadelphia 'resort'.

    Who woulda thought
    They do well because Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee do not have casinos (except for a couple quasi-Indian slot parlors in Alabama). if Georgia ever opens a casino...... then Mississippi will decline as well. What Mississippi does have is the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFlyers View Post
    Atlantic City Casino Profits Fall 7.4% In 2011

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/0...4-percent.html

    Looks like Pennsylvania is handing New Jersey it's ass in the gaming industry.
    And this is surprising for what reason?

    West Virginia offered slots. Pennsylvania offered slots.
    West Virginia offered card game. Pennsylvania offered card games.
    When a neighboring state offers sports betting, you can be sure Pennsylvania will follow.

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    PA is also an "old" state. tied with Florida for 5th oldest population, lots of senior citizens because their is a brain drain..young educated professionals don't stay in PA, they leave the state for greener pastures. median age

    Old people love to stuff coins into slot machines..think the blinking lights hypnotize them or something

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    wait til Cumo adds NY state to the mix. already in the mix. say good nite AC and foxwoods.

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    Rivers and Meadows are pretty nice out west. When I'm in NJ I prefer going to Mt. Airy instead of AC. Shorter drive, and much less risk of getting stabbed in the parking lot. Atlantic City allowed itself to get too ghetto.
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    PA is smart.

    They're taking away business from NJ and keeping folks in the state.

    NJ has a tough road ahead.

    Wonder if them losing business to PA is one of the factors in them moving forward with the internet gambling legislation?

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    PA will be losing Ohio money very soon.

    Clevelands Horseshoe casino opens on May 14th.

    I use to love the fact that Presque isle downs and casino was only 80 minutes away but now the new horseshoe will only be 10 minutes away.

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    So competitive now

    Eventually everyone going to knock themselves out

    Over crowding will weed out the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeT View Post
    PA will be losing Ohio money very soon.

    Clevelands Horseshoe casino opens on May 14th.

    I use to love the fact that Presque isle downs and casino was only 80 minutes away but now the new horseshoe will only be 10 minutes away.
    im excited for this casino to open. i actually dont think itll hurt the pittsburgh casinos as much as the west virginia ones and presque isle probably, mountaineer in west virginia might as well close up their doors.
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    Now just as soon as AC or PA allows sports betting, I'll actually go to them... I'm close to Parx, but I've never bothered to go... Give me sports betting and I'll never leave!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtneer1212 View Post
    They do well because Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee do not have casinos (except for a couple quasi-Indian slot parlors in Alabama). if Georgia ever opens a casino...... then Mississippi will decline as well. What Mississippi does have is the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi......
    Yep. And Tunica does well with Memphis being right there to commute. I've only been to Vicksburg a few times but always a lot of Arkansas visitors there.
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    I have been to every casino in PA - My favorites are 1. Mohegan Sun at PD 2. Hollywood, 3. PARX

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    Give it a year or two and when theyre all broke the numbers will drop. Enough people still have some savings left ot piss away apparently.

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    More Lucrative PA. Lottery May Mean Going To Internet

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