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  • #370308

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Walker said:
    I don’t believe Ohio liquor laws allow for free drinks.

    They do have free soda fountains. But that ain’t drinkin’

    #370309

    News
    Participant

    Columbus Casino Brings In $165 Million In Wagers
    November 8, 2012
    by The Associated Press

    In its first 3 1/2 weeks, Columbus’ new casino attracted $165 million in wagers. Regulators say the opening of Hollywood Columbus, Ohio’s third casino, sharply boosted wagering in October, despite a drop in betting at the other two gambling houses.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/11/08/columbus-casino-brings-in-165-million-in-wagers/

    #370310

    News
    Participant

    Some Ohio State students reluctant to venture to Hollywood Casino
    By Sarah Niekamp
    Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Students looking to make a quick buck and achieve a gambling high have had an easier route since the Hollywood Casino in Columbus opened its doors last month. The casino, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, opened for business Oct. 8, and generated $18.3 million in revenue in October.

    However, some people said the casino isn’t the only one winning big money. Ben DeBacco, who graduated from Ohio State last spring, has been to the casino three times since it opened. DeBacco said he’s won money all three times.

    READ MORE: http://www.thelantern.com/campus/some-ohio-state-students-reluctant-to-venture-to-hollywood-casino-1.2953698#.UKVdn0I9ksk

    #370311
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Checked the Casino out briefly for a work event, was as creepy as my obvious bias had suspected.

    Methed out zombies in pajamas (dress code my ass) roaming from slot to slot in between those on bottled oxygen and mobility scooters.

    Strolled through the “Epic Buffet”, seemed as epic as any Hometown Buffet but with better deserts. Can’t imagine paying more than $5.95 for that trough feed, let alone the advertised $15 lunch/$20 dinner.

    Casino’s just really aren’t my thing I guess, especially one plucked down in a despondent wasteland.

    I’ll give it a 1 out of 5 colostomy bags. Would not return.

    #370312

    buckette13
    Member

    Not a gambler but went there a couple of weeks ago with the ladies from the office. It was very clean and nice. I agree that the buffet seemed overpriced but it was in keeping with what I would have paid for eating out in the SN or AD and there was a nice selection of items.

    I thought some of the table minimums seemed rather high, but don’t have anything to compare them too. There was free soft drinks which was kind of nice. All in all we had a pretty good time. I had a limit, won a little and lost it all back. Can’t imagine anyone thinking they are going to come out ahead.

    In the evening on a Friday there was a nice mix of people. A lot more 20 somethings then I would have thought from the discussion here. I do not plan on being a regular, but it was a fun night out. I see is as an event, like going to a hockey game (if there was hockey to go to).

    #370313

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    Was also very surprised at the number of 20-30 somethings there.

    I have been 3 times now. All were out of boredom and the fact that nothing else is open in this town after 2am.

    Maybe it really is a good thing it was moved out into ghetto bfe. Otherwise I’m sure I would have been there nearly every weekend.

    #370314
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Come for the excitement and gambling, stay because you sold your car!

    #370315

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Snarf said:
    Come for the excitement and gambling, stay because you sold your car!

    Great business idea. used car lot across from the casino. Pay in chips.

    #370316

    bjones7
    Participant

    Schoolboy said:
    Was also very surprised at the number of 20-30 somethings there.

    I have been 3 times now. All were out of boredom and the fact that nothing else is open in this town after 2am.

    Maybe it really is a good thing it was moved out into ghetto bfe. Otherwise I’m sure I would have been there nearly every weekend.

    I’m also glad that its not near downtown and they put it on a side of town that if all fails and goes to the shitter it should not have a huge impact on the city. Don’t get me wrong, I hope for the best! However I’ve been to a Hollywood Casino once before in some really small town in Indiana(Lawrenceburg) and went to the Columbus one for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago, and they looked identical to me! In fact I think the one in Lawrenceburg might be a little more inviting before you get to the casino floor(restaurant/bar right outside casino floor). It’s like going to a McDonald in Chicago then going to one in BFE Ohio. There in two different parts of the country, and one might have WAY more things to see/do, but at the end of the day they are McDonalds franchises. My point is, unless there is something I don’t know about development/economic influence from a Casino franchise I don’t see that area of town becoming anything more than what it is currently.

    I personally enjoyed myself because it added something else to do when I want entertainment and have more money than I know what to do with. I would only go again if one of my friends wanted to go or there was another reason for me to go over there. SO again, its nice just nothing special.

    #370317

    bjones7
    Participant

    ricospaz said:
    Great business idea. used car lot across from the casino. Pay in chips.

    Well if you look across the parking lot of the casino you can see there were a couple used car lots there at one time, but they too went bankrupted like the rest of the area.

    #370318

    DavidF
    Participant

    I took my mother there to play slots for a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon. I dropped her at the slots and went over and checked out the poker room. The dealers were still obviously pretty new, and most of the players were fairly tight, but I was still able to double my buy-in in just over an hour (which more than covered mom’s losses).

    I’d give it 3 out of 5 fish. Not as easy to make a buck as it used to be online, but a relatively unintimidating game.

    Core, have you been yet?

    #370319

    leftovers
    Member

    Came out a head $$ both times we went. I imagine it will get harder as time goes on. It was fun and something different. The location was not as far out as I had thought it was. I say 4 out of 5 if you are wanting to try something besides the usual bar/restaurant thing.

    #370320

    susank
    Member

    I went. Having gone I am surprised by all the doom and gloom. It was a fun night. I spent about what I would on a night on the town in the cooler neighborhoods and I did not emerge a degenerate gambler (ymmv). I am not sure this would have been a blackhole in the Arena District.

    I once made a road trip to the dog tracks in WV so maybe I am a more adventurous soul, but I see more entertainment options as a plus for Columbus.

    #370321

    geoyui
    Participant

    I’ve been there twice and enjoyed my time there. First time was their first saturday night with a buckeyes night game. My recommendation, don’t go during a buckeyes game if you want to play cards. The place was packed, no spots were available at the tables I wanted to play, and the restaurants stopped taking names at 10 pm.

    Second time I visited I won so that was a plus. However a guy at our blackjack table decides to blame and criticize my friend’s playstyle for him losing $200. He said my friend was the “worst blackjack player he’s ever seen”. My friend was up about $500, and just blew him off. We’re playing blackjack at a $25 min table, easy there champ.

    #370322

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    I live in the AD and think this would have been fine here. I like that it is 24 hours and really don’t have a problem with those dreaded ‘others’ in pajamas or carrying oxygen bottles. There by the grace of gawd….

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