Originally Posted by MSUspartan4
We're hoping to run it for quite some time. Nothing set in stone, however.
Here's one plausible scenario:
IP and Flamingo and Bills and whoever else is now running morning aces-cracked promos will empty, and instead they'll all flock to TI. They will sit in the 3/6 game and just fold around all hands except AK+ for 7 hours a day 7 days a week. The house will rake almost nothing, the dealers will be tipped $8/down on a good down, and the players will take home $500/wk. The tables will pay out $100/hr/table while the jackpot drop will be $20/hr and the jackpot fund will run dry quickly.
So I recommend getting in while the getting is good. Harrah's practically went broke trying to give away $10/hr for a maximum of 3 hours a day if and only if those 3 hours were put in during a morning session. TI's promo is bigger and better--the room will be flooded with nits who are aiming to snag their $20K/yr tax free income that includes free ethanol and coffee (that is, except for the nits who are too cheap to tip the waitresses and don't have the nerve to openly stiff 'em, so they bring in their own beverages from home).
What might save 'em is that this promo will also attract non-nits--something Harrah's morning promo didn't do because non-nits just don't play a lot between 8am and 2pm. These are folks who just wanna play their normal NL game while snagging $10/hr for the effort. It's a bit hard to know if the nits will totally overwhelm the room and for how many hours a day.
I approve of TI's efforts to be creative and attract players, but this promo just has little chance of being sustainable once word gets around.