Originally Posted by Lilhulachick
I realize this..... It would take a ton of people doing the same thing to have any effect. Unfortunately even if EVERY person who wanted to play omaha would do the same it still wouldn't be enough people to put a dent in their business... because it's probably only 10% of the player pool anyway... the rest have no desire and could care less... which is why their fears of it killing their business is unfounded to begin with.
luckily for me I have plenty of other options to Ctown... and I'll keep using them.
I think 10% is way high. I don't think 10% even have an interest in playing if they happened to see the game on the list, let alone care enough to do anything to persuade them to run the game. The one time it ran they barely had enough players to get the table started, and I don't believe there were more than 1 or 2 replacement players on the list, if any. It went for a few hours, the weak players left when they got felted, and it broke when it got down to like 4 players and we all knew there was no money to be made unless someone got coolered.
In a way it was a microcosm of what the management thinks will happen on a large scale (and not just to the PLO game itself). But in another way it sort of disproved it because if players don't keep buying in and getting felted, it can't possibly kill their bankrolls. Granted it's an extremely limited data set; unless you happened to be there that day you wouldn't have even known they were spreading the game.
I think there have been a few good ideas discussed here (lower the buy-in, run it 1-2x a week, etc.) But I just don't think they have any incentive to care about it until/unless they have some local competition that could cut into their business in any way. I.e. another casino locally that's willing to spread the game.