I’ve been reading about how the Rivers casino isn’t doing as well as expected and several complaints have been offered.
The gambling bug hasn’t never bitten me, although in my 20’s, I did spend most of a week in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.
When I first entered, I was struck by a dimness and the lack of clocks. I hit the blackjack tables. It was very easy to play all night.
Then it was time for breakfast. For 79 cents, I was able to get a breakfast of steak and eggs, hash browns, orange juice, toast or English muffin and endless cups of coffee. Naturally, that’s not feasible these days.
I was young, but I immediately refused the free drinks. A lot of people did like them though.
I was in Monaco a few years later. I refused to enter because it was for tourists, not the James Bond casinos I would have liked to see. I spent the day at Jacques Cousteau’s headquarters. Very interesting. Perhaps there should be more of a tie-in with Viaport.
And the entertainment -- big shows, dancing girls and big-name entertainers. Why can’t these people entertain at the casino? I think this would bring in a lot of money. People of all ages like to have a good time. It’s so necessary with all the stress of life, especially these days.
I think our casino should see that there are some big winners — people tend to flock to these places. Good luck seems to follow itself.