Last night after dinner I headed out to Foxwoods. I ended up leaving about 8 hours later after one heck of a roller coaster up $15. That however, is a win. I won't share a bunch of bad beat stories, but...other people were getting lucky. I did run into this guy I know from my Summer at the 'gata: Jared. He somehow managed to cash out almost $3k at our table. So...it did end up a good table. I was sad to have just made $15.
1) Increased comps! Two different floor people told me comps had been raised to $1.50/hr. Considering it used to be a piddling $.50/hr back in the day, this is a good sign. I think they are starting to feel some competition from Mohegan Sun's new room.
2) No more time at 1/2NL. They were raking max 4 plus 1 for the jackpot instead of taking $5 time. They still take time at the higher NL games. I know this is something that is a direct result of Mohegan Sun.
3) Table swipe in for comps are up and running (just like at MGM in Vegas). This means I had to go get a new Dream card (instead of Wampum Rewards) for the table. However, Now I am much more likely to not forget to clock out like I used to ALWAYS do.
4) I don't know if I just got unlucky or what, but the action at my table was the tightest I have ever seen at a Foxwoods 1/2 table for the first hour or two. It played a lot more like the Borgata, so still not bad, but not like the woods at all. A player who I have played with before who was at my table and a dealer said the action has been dampered by the economy. However, two hours later, the action picked up to the same old fishiness. There were certainly fewer people at the casino on a holiday weekend, but it wasn't empty either. They had the remains of a tournament going upstairs because all their downstairs tables were occupied. And by full I'd just like to point out that they are a 100+ table room.
Tonight: I might check out Mohegan Sun's new room, though I heard from many people up here whose opinion I trust that it's nothing special. I might go there in the early evening and then head over to the place that makes me smile.