ERROR: Macro njDefaultArticleHeader is missing!

Casino: Give back our winnings! There's a bridge in Brooklyn for sale

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

Konica Minolta Business Solutions promotes series of execs

By Eric Strauss
May 5, 2016 12:32 PM

CONTINUE READING

C&W hired to sell Clifton office property

By Eric Strauss
May 5, 2016 10:02 AM

CONTINUE READING

advertisement

Paramus software company's CFO stepping down

By Eric Strauss
May 5, 2016 10:14 AM

CONTINUE READING

iQuanti picks veteran financial executive as new CFO

By Eric Strauss
May 4, 2016 02:02 PM

CONTINUE READING

Children's Specialized creates app for children and teens with autism

By Anjalee Khemlani
May 4, 2016 11:56 AM

CONTINUE READING

Sports physical therapy business opens 11th facility

By Anjalee Khemlani
May 4, 2016 11:52 AM

CONTINUE READING

Stark & Stark names new managing shareholder

By Emily Bader
May 4, 2016 11:15 AM

CONTINUE READING

advertisement

When I first agreed to do this blog, which was intended to be a snarky cynic's take on the news of the day, never in my life did I imagine I'd spend so many words on Atlantic City.

Unfortunately, it's oftentimes just too easy.

Today's "for instance" was in our morning roundup, and involves an effort by the Golden Nugget to reclaim $1.5 million it paid out in a mini-baccarat game, saying improperly shuffled cards stacked the deck against the house. Notably, the casino is not saying the vendor that provided the cards needs to ante up — rather, it expects the winners to turn over the money.

Apparently, the Golden Nugget also is in talks to purchase a bridge in Brooklyn.

I suppose the casino's operators are taking "the house always wins," a bit too literally here. In fact, the hubris/stupidity on display here could level the house to its foundations. Can you imagine having a great night at the casino, then having a lawyer call you the next day demanding you return your winnings, because the cards weren't shuffled properly? Now that it's happened once, don't you think players will be wary of that going forward?

And more importantly, what about the people who managed to lose at the tables when that incident happened? Anyone think they're going to get a check in the mail?

With New Jersey's casino gaming monopoly long gone, competition is as ferocious as a starved bear in a room full of kittens. This is the kind of publicity casinos can't afford, because it gives people another reason to take their business not just to another casino, but another state, and all the "Do AC" ads in the world won't convince them otherwise.

Come to think of it, maybe this is why the "Do AC" campaign doesn't mention gambling: "Do the right thing! Do the wrong thing! Do everything! Do forfeit your casino winnings before you leave!"

I'm even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:

Casino: Give back our winnings! There's a bridge in Brooklyn for sale

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

advertisement

When I first agreed to do this blog, which was intended to be a snarky cynic's take on the news of the day, never in my life did I imagine I'd spend so many words on Atlantic City.

Unfortunately, it's oftentimes just too easy.

Today's "for instance" was in our morning roundup, and involves an effort by the Golden Nugget to reclaim $1.5 million it paid out in a mini-baccarat game, saying improperly shuffled cards stacked the deck against the house. Notably, the casino is not saying the vendor that provided the cards needs to ante up — rather, it expects the winners to turn over the money.

Apparently, the Golden Nugget also is in talks to purchase a bridge in Brooklyn.

I suppose the casino's operators are taking "the house always wins," a bit too literally here. In fact, the hubris/stupidity on display here could level the house to its foundations. Can you imagine having a great night at the casino, then having a lawyer call you the next day demanding you return your winnings, because the cards weren't shuffled properly? Now that it's happened once, don't you think players will be wary of that going forward?

And more importantly, what about the people who managed to lose at the tables when that incident happened? Anyone think they're going to get a check in the mail?

With New Jersey's casino gaming monopoly long gone, competition is as ferocious as a starved bear in a room full of kittens. This is the kind of publicity casinos can't afford, because it gives people another reason to take their business not just to another casino, but another state, and all the "Do AC" ads in the world won't convince them otherwise.

Come to think of it, maybe this is why the "Do AC" campaign doesn't mention gambling: "Do the right thing! Do the wrong thing! Do everything! Do forfeit your casino winnings before you leave!"

I'm even more irreverent on Twitter @joe_arney.

Share This Story On:
advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy
advertisement
ERROR: Macro defaultSidebar is missing!
ERROR: Macro footer_top is missing!
Back to Top