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Are there any casinos near where you live? (unless you live near Las Vegas or Atlantic City, that is lol)...

And if so, have you been to them? How are they? State run casinos or indian casinos?

I am going to go check out the casino in Charles Town WV in the next couple of weeks. Only about 25 minutes from my house, so I figured its worth a try. Its really the only one I am aware of outside of Atlantic City thats anywhere near.

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Charles Town Races/Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia. About 15 minutes away from where I live. I haven't been there yet but thats due to not having any money to play with. I believe its a $25 or $50 dollar buy in at the tables. Since it's not too far from Ashburn, Va you'll see Redskins players there every now and then. Chris Cooley seems to be the most common.

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Charles Town Races/Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia. About 15 minutes away from where I live. I haven't been there yet but thats due to not having any money to play with. I believe its a $25 or $50 dollar buy in at the tables. Since it's not too far from Ashburn, Va you'll see Redskins players there every now and then. Chris Cooley seems to be the most common.
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Awesome... Didnt know that. Will definitely have to make it out. I want to check out the horse races, seems like it would be fun to watch. I have heard its a pretty nice place, though it is brand new. * table games section*

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Are there any casinos near where you live? (unless you live near Las Vegas or Atlantic City, that is lol)...

And if so, have you been to them? How are they? State run casinos or indian casinos?

I go to Charles Town, WV sometimes, It's a State run redneck casino. ;) I love playin me some craps!

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The other two who mentioned Charles Town haven't been there yet. What's it like?

Since they added table games the slot odds have been dropped. Not much around except the casino and track. The poker room on the weekends usually has a wait. The tables change the minimum bets by the demand. Craps is $10 minimum when not to busy up to a $25 minimum when busier. They have a buffet that's ok, have not tried their new steak house yet.

And oh yeah, the lines to cash out on the weekend suck.

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Hollywood Casino is the closest to me. Its about 35 mins from my house. Its pretty nice they have a bunch of restaurants and they added tables about a year ago. Pretty sure its state ran though but, I could be wrong. Its also cool cause its part of Penn National Horse Racing so you can go when they have races and gamble and drink for that as well.

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I live within an easy drive of the depressing cavern that is Harrah's in Chester PA, southwest of Philly.

I haven't been there since they introduced table games, which surely must have improved the place somewhat. But when I've been there I've been struck by how uninteresting and disappointing it is overall. You drive through a really pathetic area of greater Philly (one of many), park in the Harrah's garage which is literally right next door to a prison, and enter a lackluster casino which -- if you've ever set foot in Vegas, Atlantic City, or even some random place in Puerto Rico -- looks like someone bought and renovated the top floor of a disused local armory. Comped drinks are nonexistent for 99% of players, the drinks you do order never seem to arrive, and the employees are about as motivated as you'd find at a randomly chosen Burlington Coat Factory.

Granted, the local gambling addicts don't seem to care; their pensions are worth just as much there as anywhere else, and wouldn't qualify for much in the way of rewards programs even if Harrah's in Chester had one that was worth a damn (which they don't).

Not recommended.

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Since they added table games the slot odds have been dropped. Not much around except the casino and track. The poker room on the weekends usually has a wait. The tables change the minimum bets by the demand. Craps is $10 minimum when not to busy up to a $25 minimum when busier. They have a buffet that's ok, have not tried their new steak house yet.

And oh yeah, the lines to cash out on the weekend suck.

Well, that sounds like **** lol...

I live within an easy drive of the depressing cavern that is Harrah's in Chester PA, southwest of Philly.

I haven't been there since they introduced table games, which surely must have improved the place somewhat. But when I've been there I've been struck by how uninteresting and disappointing it is overall. You drive through a really pathetic area of greater Philly (one of many), park in the Harrah's garage which is literally right next door to a prison, and enter a lackluster casino which -- if you've ever set foot in Vegas, Atlantic City, or even some random place in Puerto Rico -- looks like someone bought and renovated the top floor of a disused local armory. Comped drinks are nonexistent for 99% of players, the drinks you do order never seem to arrive, and the employees are about as motivated as you'd find at a randomly chosen Burlington Coat Factory.

Granted, the local gambling addicts don't seem to care; their pensions are worth just as much there as anywhere else, and wouldn't qualify for much in the way of rewards programs even if Harrah's in Chester had one that was worth a damn (which they don't).

Not recommended.

Now THAT'S a review lol :applause:

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Well, that sounds like **** lol...

It's OK for what it is, a casino within 1.5 hours of DC. Not anything like Atlantic city or Las Vegas though, two completely different worlds. Just don't go with your expectations to high and you can have a good time. Who you go with can be of utmost importance.

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Hollywood Casino is the closest to me. Its about 35 mins from my house. Its pretty nice they have a bunch of restaurants and they added tables about a year ago. Pretty sure its state ran though but, I could be wrong. Its also cool cause its part of Penn National Horse Racing so you can go when they have races and gamble and drink for that as well.

I was just there in May, DONT go on the weekend! Overly crowded..could not get on a blackjack table to save my life...but I did win some $ playing Let It Ride

Same goes for Charlestown, exact same company/chain

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Hollywood Casino is the closest to me. Its about 35 mins from my house. Its pretty nice they have a bunch of restaurants and they added tables about a year ago. Pretty sure its state ran though but, I could be wrong. Its also cool cause its part of Penn National Horse Racing so you can go when they have races and gamble and drink for that as well.

In Harrisburg on business - went there last night, lost on the horses, but won at BJ. Heading there in about 15 minutes to win some more $$$ at BJ.

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Oh yeah, back to the original question:

I live in the NE Philly 'burbs, so AC is not far away. But PARX Casino at Philly Raceway Park has table games now and I've been a few times. I hate that the minimum is usually $25 for BJ -- wish they had $10 tables like at Hollywood in Harrisburg.

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Yes, there are casinos where I live, sadly. I've spent way too much time in them and lost way too much money too. The first two are within 5 miles of my house.

Hustler Casino

Hollywood Park Casino

Commerce Casino

I hate them all. I always considered them private clubs but I suppose they are state run.

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Hickory is the closest to here and they only do video stuff, I think.

When I lived in Atlanta, I would make the trip to Gulfport or Biloxi a few times a year. Nice riverboat casinos. Mohegan Sun and the other one in Conn. got my business when I lived in Boston and Hartford. I went to Turning Stone once, loved it, but not typically up in that area anymore.

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Since they added table games the slot odds have been dropped. Not much around except the casino and track. The poker room on the weekends usually has a wait. The tables change the minimum bets by the demand. Craps is $10 minimum when not to busy up to a $25 minimum when busier. They have a buffet that's ok, have not tried their new steak house yet.

And oh yeah, the lines to cash out on the weekend suck.

the buffet was always great, but i have heard it's not as good anymore. i've heard great things about the steakhouse, and they're getting ready to open a sports bar.

i live a mile from the track. i jog by it almost every day, but i never go.

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