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Old 01-21-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: CT
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I guess if you have money to flush down the toilet,life must be great.There are no winners only casino.

I play poker
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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You're only in your room to sleep.
Weeell, sometimes couples might be going for more than just the gambling. It can be a mini-vacation to many.

We spent the night once at Mohegan Sun, it was a nice hotel. I think it's far more upscale than say a Holiday Inn or The Sheraton. It's convenient too, no driving or shuttles to take to get to your room. I guess if the hotel can get several hundred dollars a night, why not, if people are willing to pay for it. I certainly wouldn't do it on a regular basis, but it's fun for a special occasion.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Weeell, sometimes couples might be going for more than just the gambling. It can be a mini-vacation to many.

We spent the night once at Mohegan Sun, it was a nice hotel. I think it's far more upscale than say a Holiday Inn or The Sheraton. It's convenient too, no driving or shuttles to take to get to your room. I guess if the hotel can get several hundred dollars a night, why not, if people are willing to pay for it. I certainly wouldn't do it on a regular basis, but it's fun for a special occasion.
I understand what you mean; there are many people who like to have the occasional getaway. But I was talking about people who visit there regularly vs the people who come from quite a distance away. Most of the people who drive from CT's western four counties probably wouldn't pay 250-500 for a room unless it's a special occasion (as you said), and would instead prefer a $110 room at the Holiday Inn down the road. Can you blame them?
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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I guess if you have money to flush down the toilet,life must be great.There are no winners only casino.
i dont make it there 2 often but i won A LOT when i went. i bought a car with it. no flushing that time for me. i LUV Mohegan.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: CT
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Looks like I might get myself a comped room during the entire PokerStars NAPT series there this spring so we can do some videos and blogs from the series for my website.

Mohegan is ok with it, just need to hear approval from Stars and I'm in comped, schweeet!
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Yeah, I wouldn't. I'd stay off site at a place much cheaper. However, I live just 45 minutes or so from both.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: New England
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Just something to consider from a business owners perspective.

Charging $250 per night, they only have to sell HALF the rooms then at $125 per night with much lower hard costs, and if they fill the place up, they doubled their income.

Sometimes it makes for a good business case to be "high end".
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: CT
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Just something to consider from a business owners perspective.

Charging $250 per night, they only have to sell HALF the rooms then at $125 per night with much lower hard costs, and if they fill the place up, they doubled their income.

Sometimes it makes for a good business case to be "high end".

Right, but most casinos aren't making their massive profit off of the rooms, but through slots, table games and food & beverage sales. So it behooves them to have the volume of stay-overs spending additional money in other areas of the property
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Southwestern Connecticut
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The losers built that casino and the losers will pay to stay in it as well. On another note Hilton in Mystic was 95/night on a Weds a week before Thanksgiving; my last known price of that place.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New England
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Right, but most casinos aren't making their massive profit off of the rooms, but through slots, table games and food & beverage sales. So it behooves them to have the volume of stay-overs spending additional money in other areas of the property
That's my point, they are not in the hotel business. They are in the gambling business. I have certain areas of my business I do as a "value added" and I charge much more than others to do it. I'd rather not do it at all for cut rate prices.
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