Gambling in Pa

Gambling in Pa

PostBy: acesover On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:33 pm

I don't think this is good for the people of Pa, don't get me wrong I the first guy to set down at a poker table in AC, but here no good.


http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20091208_ap_majorgamblingbillnearsvoteinpahouse.html
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:55 pm

The Mohegan Sun is only about 5 miles from here, haven't been there yet. Not that I have any problem with it.

It's provided a subastantial amount of money for many local communities especially the one where it resides. My problem is this, this was originally sold as a way to reduce property taxes which has but very little. The proceeds from the tax revenue have just turned into yet another sopurce politicians can draw from for pet pork projects.

As far as the table games go I see little difference between table games and slots except you might attract a better clientele... Gambling is gambling no matter which way you slice it.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: acesover On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:52 pm

You got that straight, like the 900,000,000 million that the lottery gave to the 2,000 000 million senior citizens last year.
Ray
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: CoalBin On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:31 pm

Richard -

I've been to Mohegan Sun - expect to bring $$$$ and leave with ( ) . The food's OK - I'd rather go to Pizza Perfect though 8-)
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: cokehead On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:50 pm

I live several miles away from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. I drove a Volvo A30C durring the construction of the Hotel at the Mohegan Sun so I have benifitted from The casinos but I'm not a big fan of gambling. It is a common story that people have lost their homes, businesses, and live savings at the casinos. People who are addicted to gambling have embezzelled 100s of thousands of dollars to go gamble it away. Break ins have also increased. In balance I think the casinos do more harm than good. A fool and their money is soon parted. That is the basic principle all casinos are based on. It can be very expensive entertainment for those who can't limit themselves to a set ammount of money to loose.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:40 am

I should note I'm talking about the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. ;)

CoalBin wrote:I've been to Mohegan Sun - expect to bring $$$$ and leave with ( )


Yes, I've been there, done that at a few casinos. I lost so much at at Indian Reservation in Arizon we had to blow right threw Vegas on a road trip because I had nothing left to gamble. :P

Almost hit the "big one" once, my girlfriend liked to pick the machine and had picked a slot to play in a casino in Niagara Falls and someone got to it before we did. We sat down at the one next to it and the damn lady hit the original one for a couple thousand. :mad:

Remember if you're going to play those slots pick a machine you can afford to put the max bet in. You'll really be kicking yourself if it hits and you don't have the max in.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:19 am

Hey, what's all of this gamble talk??? (my last name is Gamble)
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: acesover On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:44 am

Haven't played a slot since they legalized poker in AC, maybe 13 years or more.
Ray
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:32 am

The Sands casino in Bethlehem is a lot nicer than the Mt. Airy Lodge up in Mt. Pocono. I'd drive to the Sands and play Roulette or Blackjack on a real table rather than the video tables they have now. Although I doubt the real dealers would be dressed in bathing suits and bras like they are now. AC is too far away and I think the Mohegan Sun in CT is further than Sands.

The Irish Pub at the Sands has good food and the Guinness is tasty :yes:
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:43 am

cokehead, have you ever been to the museum at Foxwood? Its within site of the casino & well worth the price.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:55 am

samhill wrote:cokehead, have you ever been to the museum at Foxwood? Its within site of the casino & well worth the price.



after the museum go eat at the nordic lodge....

http://www.nordiclodge.com/
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:17 am

Your right there, been to quite a few casinos a few times & never dropped a dime in a slot & had a heck of a good time.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: cokehead On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:12 pm

I have been to the museum at Foxwoods. It is very interesting. I saw the Chinese Actrobats at Foxwoods also. I have not been to the Nordic Longe to eat. Some day when I'm felling rich maybe I'll take my wife. The problem with taking my wife she would never get her money's worth. She can't eat enough. I did go to Johnny Rockets. I think it was at Mohegan Sun. I never gambled at either. I never bet on baseball! :lol: Once in a while I buy a Power Ball. My biggest gamble is the stock market. I'm up, I'm down, I'm up........I watch the stock market the way other people watch football or hockey. I get the latest "score" several times a day if I can get near a computer.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:21 pm

Gambling !!!!! The ignorance TAX. Keep playing boys.
It's another reinforcement by government that you can
get something for nothing.
To each his own.
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Re: Gambling in Pa

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:36 pm

samhill wrote:Your right there, been to quite a few casinos a few times & never dropped a dime in a slot & had a heck of a good time.
I do the same thing with my wife. She goes in and I get a six pack and some Turtle wax and a few rags and make the car look new. :beer: There is nothing in the casinos for me except a few hot milfs that will get me in trouble if I get caught staring. :nono: I dont' care for Philadelphia park. It's so smokey you can't see the other side of the building. :sick: :sick: :sick: Delaware park is much nicer, no smoking. :) And a 40' t.v. screen to watch the Eagles.
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