Originally Posted by bigtex21
I guess you think a casino paying 6/5 instead of 3/2 on blackjack is fine too. In Tunica we have 9 casinos you can choose to play at the one who treats the customer best. Casinos make money with no flop no drop and giving free drinks all casinos would make money too but some just want to make more.
Meh, cannot compare these two Tex as one is a house banked game with the player competing against the house while the other is a game where the casino charges a fixed cost to the players competing against other players.
I see where you are going with your point though.
In Tunica you have full blown casiinos with hotels. Poker rooms can and do often receive subsidies from other departments in this environment. In Florida, only Chief Wahoo and The Seminole Nation are afforded that opportunity. You have to remember these dog and horse tracks without slot machines have hardly any wiggle room regarding subsidies from other departments. Some tracks have to dedicate a portion of their poker rake or slot rake to subsidies dog/horse racing purses
They have very limited marketing dollars, advertising dollars, etc compared to the huge corporations in the US like The Seminoles.
Until Florida really has a true free market and opens its doors to full class III expansion to everyone, the gaming arena will be skewed,favoring Max Osceola Jr., James Allen, and the Seminoles. But considering all the competitive advantages they have, I really enjoy the fact that places like PBKC, Isle, are kicking Hollywood's butt by providing a better customer experience and better service in the poker arena.