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Old 08-01-2015, 11:54 AM   #76
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Obviously you didn't read theirs!
That wasn't Twin Rivers ever saying "August" or any delay whatsoever it was a reporter who took it upon himself in that link to make his own claim or to follow a rumor (or both).

The only official statement that has come out of TR is "Coming Soon" which is the same statement used in their billboard marketing and what is listed on the front page of their website. I assume the next/2nd press release will be an opening date.
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Old 08-01-2015, 04:58 PM   #77
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You must not have looked very hard as it is presently on the front page of their website...........


COMING SOON! SMOKE-FREE LIVE TABLES & A POKER ROOM!

Twin River Casino will add an additional 28 new table games to our smoke-free casino on the 2nd Floor, including 16 poker tables, which will constitute the casino’s new poker room, as well as a mix of traditional table games including Blackjack.
That's new, it wasn't there a few weeks ago. Still nothing on exactly what the tables will be.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:01 PM   #78
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That's new, it wasn't there a few weeks ago. Still nothing on exactly what the tables will be.
The table games (which will open first) will be the same as downstairs in the smoking section: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette. My understanding is once those get rolling, the poker room comes later. They've already blocked off a big section of the 2nd floor for the games.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:40 PM   #79
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Does anyone no if there is a director choosen at this point. Im a very good dealer from Maryland and I canr seem to reach out to anyone there.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:46 PM   #80
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I was at Foxwoods Saturday playing 5-10 omaha and a few players that are local are hoping they run an omaha game. we can only dream
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:48 AM   #81
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I was at Foxwoods Saturday playing 5-10 omaha and a few players that are local are hoping they run an omaha game. we can only dream
Me and a few dealers from Maryland want to come there but we cant get ahold of any management.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:47 PM   #82
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Me and a few dealers from Maryland want to come there but we cant get ahold of any management.
for real? there is a direct link on their website for poker dealers.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:51 AM   #83
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From Maryland Live to a 16 table poker room?

Not worth it I don't think
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:40 AM   #84
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No free alcoholic drinks and their comp system is a joke.
Not to mention thug mafia-like staff that treat you like you don't belong there rather than being welcoming like a casino should treat their patrons.

It will still be worth driving to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:47 PM   #85
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I got an email from Twin River Casino today.

Live table games in our smoke-free casino on the 2nd floor opening August 19.
Blackjack, Roulette, 3-Card Poker, Spanish 21.

Poker Room Opening This Fall.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:00 PM   #86
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No free alcoholic drinks and their comp system is a joke.
What is the comp system? Is there a dunkin donuts that takes points or a panera bread?

Are they open 24/7?
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:16 PM   #87
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Dunkin and Subway stay open 24/7
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:58 AM   #88
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No free alcoholic drinks and their comp system is a joke.
Not to mention thug mafia-like staff that treat you like you don't belong there rather than being welcoming like a casino should treat their patrons.

It will still be worth driving to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods.
TR is a 18+ casino. 21+ to drink. That's why you pay for alcohol on the gaming floor.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:02 AM   #89
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From Maryland Live to a 16 table poker room?

Not worth it I don't think
From what I hear that PK dealers will be dealing TG as well. One day you might be dealing poker, next day TG. PK dealers will keep own tokes.

School has not started yet.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:45 AM   #90
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TR is a 18+ casino. 21+ to drink. That's why you pay for alcohol on the gaming floor.
I think it's more like the state of RI wants the extra money. They could very easily make alcohol free and just not serve the 18 yr olds.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:24 PM   #91
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From what I hear that PK dealers will be dealing TG as well. One day you might be dealing poker, next day TG. PK dealers will keep own tokes.

School has not started yet.
Poker dealers will not keep their own for experimental purposes. It will be pooled with table games for time being (which is some bull****)

If it gets bad it will go to some type of vote to seperate (same bull that Foxwoods went thru)
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:39 PM   #92
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Poker dealers will not keep their own for experimental purposes. It will be pooled with table games for time being (which is some bull****)

If it gets bad it will go to some type of vote to seperate (same bull that Foxwoods went thru)
If poker dealers are keeping their own tips, I am inclined to tip bigger than if they are splitting them with people I have no dealings with.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:06 PM   #93
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If poker dealers are keeping their own tips, I am inclined to tip bigger than if they are splitting them with people I have no dealings with.
I've tried to explain that to management, they don't understand.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:07 PM   #94
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Keeping their own not only is it better for dealers, it's better for the house as dealers will be hustling to get more hands per down... More rake for the house.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:07 PM   #95
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Better for players too. Ask anyone about before and after at Foxweoods
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:27 PM   #96
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Better for players too. Ask anyone about before and after at Foxweoods
Yeah you 100% want the dealers to keep their own tips. Not close.

The difference between FW dealers before and after they got to keep their own tips is night and day. All dealers became faster. Even the completely awful ones became average.

I cringed when some FW dealers I'm friendly with told me poker dealers will not get to keep their own tips. I know of several good ones who would already apply to Twin but are instead on the fence because of this.

You want dealers to keep their own tips. Makes them actually care and you see many, many more hands oer hour and that means more rake for the house.

The poker room is in the middle of a pit so I understand why they initially would make everyone share, but it's a giant mistake that I hope they correct sooner than later.

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Old 09-08-2015, 08:42 AM   #97
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There is a bit more than meets the eye when it comes to a casino allowing tips to be kept , instead of pooled. It's got a lot to do with IRS and state income reporting, how the casino will enable a process of income tracking and counting, and/or an hourly estimate of tips (not unlike waiters, etc), as well as prevention of "structuring" by employees/dealers as way to launder money into chips and back into cash for any number of unscrupulous people. Yeah, it's always about money, taxes and the government.

As I have heard and understand, each casino strikes its own agreements and working procedures with both the IRS and state taxation authorities. There is no one, certain, hard fast set of rules for each casino- they negotiate and agree how they will satisfy the regulations set for them by the state and Feds. I've cash out of one California casino for over 5k w/out any paperwork, and then had a bunch of paperwork at a lower level (3.5k), and had to file a CTR federal form there. Why? That casino had a different set of agreements with the IRS.
Remember how they used to come around with big barrels at FW and take all the tips? That all went to a massive counting room, of course, and then was distributed properly. But it was also properly tracked to the satisfaction of IRS and State of CT.

So although it's very doable to just let dealers keep their own, there's much more behind the scenes for this to happen. And at a place like FW, it sure was an operational BFD to accomplish it.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:55 AM   #98
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There is a bit more than meets the eye when it comes to a casino allowing tips to be kept , instead of pooled. It's got a lot to do with IRS and state income reporting, how the casino will enable a process of income tracking and counting, and/or an hourly estimate of tips (not unlike waiters, etc), as well as prevention of "structuring" by employees/dealers as way to launder money into chips and back into cash for any number of unscrupulous people. Yeah, it's always about money, taxes and the government.

As I have heard and understand, each casino strikes its own agreements and working procedures with both the IRS and state taxation authorities. There is no one, certain, hard fast set of rules for each casino- they negotiate and agree how they will satisfy the regulations set for them by the state and Feds. I've cash out of one California casino for over 5k w/out any paperwork, and then had a bunch of paperwork at a lower level (3.5k), and had to file a CTR federal form there. Why? That casino had a different set of agreements with the IRS.
Remember how they used to come around with big barrels at FW and take all the tips? That all went to a massive counting room, of course, and then was distributed properly. But it was also properly tracked to the satisfaction of IRS and State of CT.

So although it's very doable to just let dealers keep their own, there's much more behind the scenes for this to happen. And at a place like FW, it sure was an operational BFD to accomplish it.
It's not hard either, when the casino controls toke boxes and only them carry keys.

I've been on both ends of the spectrum, and it only gives more work to cage and some type of payroll software.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:54 AM   #99
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Most casinos the only ones allowed to open the toke boxes are the dealers. The casino holds the keys but no member of management will ever open a box. Also the dealers count the money. Management is responsible for providing the amount of dealer hours and once the rate is determined they issue the checks
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:41 AM   #100
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Most casinos the only ones allowed to open the toke boxes are the dealers. The casino holds the keys but no member of management will ever open a box. Also the dealers count the money. Management is responsible for providing the amount of dealer hours and once the rate is determined they issue the checks
Oh i know this, I've worked in casinos for 12 years.
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