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AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

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AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

Only Harrah’s & Caesars increased their monthly take. Table games were the only big winners, some made big gains.

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1. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

Thanks, easydave I was waiting to see what the numbers were for November. I thought that maybe the Thanksgiving holiday weekend would have helped. Here's another link that lists all the casinos and their revenue percentages.

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2. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

It seems that each month is showing slot revenue down and table revenue up. Perhaps the AC execs should start paying attention to this fact. Since their competition in the surrounding states don't offer table games, AC should focus more on what makes them unique. Put in more tables. Put in more low minimum tables. Put in some electronic table games. Slots may have a higher win percentage, but only if people are playing them. Better to have a full BJ table with a $5 minimum than 6 or 8 empty slots.

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I agree. I know the arguement that slots require no salaried workers but many times I have seen banks of slots empty and people waiting to get onto tables. Maybe not have them staffed 24/7 but on weekends and holidays it would be to their benefit.

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4. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

I'm curious to know what you all think about this - why are table revenues up? Is it because people think they have a better shot at winning on table games? Or that PA offers no competition in this area?

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5. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

acmama,

that is a good question. I think it is a combination of both. I think that ppl are getting tired of the tight slots and there is no competition for the tables.

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6. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

ACmama, I think it might also be what I alluded to in my thread about AC getting electronic table games. Perhaps people are checking out blackjack and poker games at the electronic video virtual tables in PA and Delaware (and NY maybe, not sure) and then feel confident enough to sit down and play at a real table in AC. Nobody wants to learn at a $25 live table, but they can learn at a $5 video table and then graduate to the live tables once they feel like they know what they are doing.

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7. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

disneysteve

i think your wrong to think atlantic city should switch to electronic games. Maybe put in a few but atlantic city currently offers live gaming which pa and del and ny slot parlors do not. And that in itself gives people a reason to come to atlantic city over the slot parlors. Why take away that edge. Besides many casinos currently offer five dollar live blackjack as well as many of the other games during the week and slow periods.I think they should look into getting sports betting and have the casinos all get together and create more big special events . Title boxing matches ect.

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8. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

I personally like slots but my money just goes too fast, if I buy in with $200 it usually lasts me a good hour or 2 (if not longer I'm usually up a bit and down a bit). I have some drinks, meet new people and if the dealer is good he'll help with keeping the table lively. I love to go down early when the table limits are lower. I don't trust the video table games. I know there probably isn't much difference but in my mind I like seeing the cards being shuffled and delt.

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9. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

Soulcat, please see here for Steve's post. He wants to see electronic tables in AC, not take over...

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Also, I fully believe that it would be a good idea to have them there - however - not replace. I live 5 minutes from harrah's chester, and i rarely go there. I would rather drive to AC. Because i love live table games.

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10. Re: AC casino gaming revenue down again (7.8%) for November

I like live tables more than the electronic ones in de.and pa.I just recently tried them in november at delaware park.I liked them but would never want them to take the place of real card games. a/c should get some and have a small section of them and maybe even work out a deal with the manufacturer and have their own exclusive version with a different bonus or something.they would be great for beginning table players and would help over all business and help maintain a/c as a place for true gambling action over the wanna be's.