Wynn Will Reopen Without Poker

In The DarkIn The Dark Red Chipper Posts: 241 ✭✭✭


  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,482 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 1,535 ✭✭✭✭
    That sucks. I have been worried about this exact situation.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 4,285 -
    Isn't this simply a response to Gaming's announcement that, on opening, poker will be played 4-handed, and that nobody wants to play 4-handed?
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  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 1,535 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't really know but as a fulltime "live" Pro it has me worried. If other Vegas casinos follow what does that mean for the rest of the country?

    Near me(FL) I imagine daytime poker action will take a massive hit since my home casino is full of older gentlemen. I know that 95% of them hate playing shorthanded, and I suspect many will avoid poker rooms for health reasons. If this goes on too long I worry some casinos might just abandon poker in favor of more slots.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 4,285 -
    For the large Vegas casinos, having a poker room is part of the full-service package. I don't see it going away here.
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  • BoilerAceBoilerAce Red Chipper Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    Living in the midwest and midsouth, poker rooms are almost a "must have" for casinos. Several casinos I know of have shut down their poker rooms only to have to open them back up realizing that the slot machine wives quit coming to the casino because husbands didn't have a poker room to play in. The casino might make less money directly from poker but do make much more indirectly by having a poker room.
  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 1,535 ✭✭✭✭
    I am sure you guys are right in the longer run.

    I was just thinking live poker for the rest of 2020 might be really dead? I would be very happy to be wrong :)
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Since Florida has overall done better than other states, you may yet get lucky given that the response is going to vary widely by locality.
  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 1,535 ✭✭✭✭
    I am hearing that Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and Sugar House are all planning to reopen casinos without Poker.

    I will have to keep sharpening up my game and grind it out online.

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