Comments for Mobile Casino Party Reviews of USA Online Casinos for Real Money Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:39:12 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by Brenda Elkins Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:39:12 +0000 in WV people in jails can get alcohol and liquor and gamble table games – of course somebody is crooked there too. It’s all bad vices, that good people end up paying for more than the people doing it.

Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by Brenda Elkins Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:36:56 +0000 but the one doing the signing gets hit with HUGE TAX BILLS, so do they really come out a lot ahead. Not enough for the headaches haha

Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by Brenda Elkins Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:34:36 +0000 I am a compulsive gambler, I switched to bingo playing (no machines or tips allowed for me) and it fed my addictive traits and I saved money from the time I stopped the other gambling. But even bingohalls are crooks. They pay low to patron and high to themselves and have family working and sticking tips in pocket allnight. Bathrooms are nasty, the food not good (food also MEMBER OF FAMILY )( And they are trying to pass a law not to let FEDERAL audit any gambling in W. Va. OMG I knew years ago when tghe state allowed gambling they were taking from the poor who take from the taxpayers. Though I worked most of the time. Either way most of money from the “legal gambling” goes to the owners or the state, the illegal ones you did better in the day haha

Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by Brenda Elkins Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:24:16 +0000 well I live in W. Va. and retired from the workforce, then a little later, got social security disability, then old age retirement social security and I never stopped having to pay taxes, usually on low amounts after putting down as head of household and 2 dependents, and I won $10,000 and taxes were over $4,000 and I was screwed as I’d already paid a car off, lol and didn’t get any money back as I had never saved no proof of losses, so I u pped what I paid to them for a whole year to even end up paying some at end of that year. ugh and yes the crooks did pay out more on video games and the at home poker games – all winnings if you were lucky with housse pigging a small amount in reference to what irs and state would have charged. So funny. Govt is indeed biggest winner

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Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by James Jones Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:43:44 +0000 Here’s what most casinos use to control their payback percentages. They want you to think all hits are random from a random number generator but after doing a little research on Server Based Gaming Systems (SBGS) and Server Supported Gaming Systems (SSGS)you’ll see random number generators have little to do with paybacks.

Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by James Jones Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:32:51 +0000 Lottery Commission & Commissioner;

I have to chuckle every time I read a news article where our states casinos are losing money especially Mountaineer and Wheeling Island. Let’s start with the fact they aren’t losing money they are making a profit in the millions they just aren’t making the same or a bigger profit than a comparable time from the past. Nothing more than a fake loss reported in the papers to sound the dire straits of our local casinos to get some legislation changes repealed such as the smoking ban. Mountaineer blames it on competition and the smoking ban Wheeling Island blames it on competition. You and I both know that no company or casino or business for that matter can stay in operation with the losses reported in the papers if they were truly losses. I do agree that our casinos are hurting but it’s little to do with competition from other states. Businesses look for ways to crush their competition not lay down and take a beating, Our casinos lay down and whine in the papers like that’s going to help. People aren’t going to visit our casinos because they feel sorry for them, to the contrary their going to gamble where they have a good gambling experience. No gambler goes to a casino expecting to win they go for the entertainment value for their money. Why would someone go to one of our casinos when they can stay closer to home and gamble with virtually the same or better chance of having a good gambling experience? Why would they invest the time to travel here, put the wear and tear on their vehicle and risk all the pitfalls of traveling when they can stay and gamble closer to home? Maybe I’m rambling a little but please bear with me solutions follow.
Now let’s speak about my two local casinos and why they are losing “profits”. The casino’s use the excuse every quarter that competition has sprung up in Washington Pa, Pittsburgh Pa and in Canfield Oh as one of the main reasons why their total wager and profits are down. Mountaineer cries foul because of the smoking ban which that and all of the above reasons are legitimately part of the cause of reduced profits. This stuff isn’t rocket science as how to increase profits, it’s easy all you have to do is get more gamblers in the doors gambling right? Well let me explain a good part of the reason why our casinos are losing gamblers and it’s called tight slot machines which we both know is the biggest part of any casinos revenue. People will go where they perceive they can win something or at least have a good experience of entertainment for their gambling dollars. Here’s my point I go to the Mountaineer or Wheeling Island with a $200.00 bankroll for playing the slots. Many of the times I’m not there long enough for my car engine to get cold before I’m tapped out and leaving. Let me add this also I’m not a max better gambler most of my bets are one or two times the max playable lines on a penny machine. Tell me Sir does that sound like fun to you? Less than an hour and down $200. My wife and I live approximately 20 minutes from Mountaineer and 35 minutes from Wheeling Island but yet my wife and I prefer to drive 50 minutes each way to Washington Pa to play at The Meadows. All you have to do is look at my previous statement as to why we go there. Most times we can get at least between four to eight hours and sometimes more of playing time for our bankroll which gives us a good experience and fun for our gambling dollars compared to own our states casinos where if we get an hour we’re lucky. I will admit there were a few times we visited our casinos and had a good experience but that isn’t the norm. Do you see my point as to why gamblers aren’t coming to our casino’s like they used to? To make a point my wife and I are both gold card members at the Meadows which is the third tier player’s card, at Mountaineer and Wheeling Island we don’t even use players cards because we don’t visit them often enough to generate and comps. There’s a big difference in tiers as you know, it takes 25,000 points every six months to maintain a gold card at The Meadows, 1 point takes one dollar in play to earn so we are running at least $25,000 thru the slots in Pa every six months. Yes it’s not all our money but you get the point I’m making you know how point systems work.
I have read parts of the race track gambling legislation and have surmised that YOU the lottery commission control everything from the payouts percentage to where the money goes, all pointed out very well in the rules. I might ad at this point our machines are not random chance machines they are random to the point of the percentage of payout the state allows at any given time. Yes I’m saying the state controls how much is paid out at any given point in time. The state might not control which machine or who wins but you do control when higher periods of payouts happen. It is obvious all one has to do is watch the ticket cashing machines when the lines are up waiting to cash their ticket the state has allowed the players to win for a short period of time or when a whole bank of machines start hitting or even a majority of the machines start giving bonuses all at the same time again the state has loosened the hold a little bit. Maybe the lottery commission should look at releasing some of the percentage of hold back to the players in the form of better payout percentages from the machines. The casinos should also cut their comp programs and reinvest those saved dollars into the payback to gambler. Most gamblers are there for entertainment and if they happen to win then it makes it all the better. If something isn’t done soon It may come to the point where our casino operators one day will say there isn’t enough profit in Wv Casino’s and pull out. If that were to happen our state would lose a lot of revenue from lost casino jobs and tax revenue from both the employees and casino itself and would ultimately have to raise taxes because we both know our politicians can’t stop spending money they don’t have. I’m telling you as a gambler I hear it every time I go to Mountaineer and Wheeling Island how tight the slots are and how disgusting it is to not have a good visiting experience. If you think I’m wrong the commission should do a little testand send some information gatherers out into the casinos as undercover gamblers and strike up a conversation of how tight the slots are and gather some information. The data you gather just may end with our state making some changes to our casino’s payout percentages which will ultimately bring in gamblers the way it once did when our two northern casino’s were the place to go to gamble. This is a case where holding less will earn you more. You have to outwit your competition not be complacent with what you have which isn’t fixing the problem.
Last point here’s payout percentages by states casinos that are two hours or less from us. 2015 is the latest I could find for WV.
For the one-year period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 the average return on VLT’s was: 89.25% at Mountaineer Park, 90.70% at Mardi Gras, 89.95% at Wheeling Island, 89.71% at Charles Town Races and 91.91% at The Greenbrier.

For the 12-month period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, the slot payout percentages for Ohio’s casinos and racinos were as follows:
JACK Cleveland 92.25
Hollywood Columbus 91.80
Scioto Downs 91.03
Hard Rock Rocksino 90.89
JACK Thistledown 90.49
Hollywood Mahoning Valley 89.92

Following is information from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board regarding average slot payout percentages for the one-year period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016:

The Meadows 89.95
The Rivers 89.73
Nemacolin 89.48
Presque Isle 89.52
Hollywood Casino at Penn National 89.29

The best payout percentage by state is in neighboring New York. The Empire State, with its nine reporting casinos, pays back 93.75 percent. Resorts World in Queens, New York, pays the highest returns, at 95.05 percent.
The second state by average is Nevada, at 93.54 percent.
West Virginia is at the bottom of the list, with an average of 89.12 percent payback.
1. NEW YORK – 93.75 percent
2. NEVADA – 93.54 percent
3. COLORADO – 92.85 percent
4. MISSISSIPPI – 92.77 percent
5. FLORIDA – 92.46 percent
6. DELAWARE – 92.36 percent
7. **KENTUCKY– 92.06 percent
8. *CONNECTICUT – 91.77 percent
9. NEW JERSEY – 91.41 percent
10. SOUTH DAKOTA – 91.36 percent
11. ILLINOIS – 91.00 percent
12. RHODE ISLAND – 90.88 percent
13. LOUISIANA – 90.74 percent
14. INDIANA – 90.71 percent
15. IOWA – 90.69 percent
16. MAINE – 90.68 percent
17. MISSOURI – 90.64 percent
18. OHIO – 90.34 percent
19. PENNSYLVANIA – 90.16 percent
20. WEST VIRGINIA – 89.72 percent

Do a comparison we’re either at the same or behind other casinos our area and if you want to be a winner and not just competitive our casinos need to give people a reason to travel here and a reason to keep our local gamblers gambling here.
Also when are we going to allow booking bets on sporting events at our casinos in WV? Don’t you, our lottery commission and our states politicians think it’s time to take the profits from our illegal and unregulated bookies and start putting those betting dollars into our tax base? It will also create jobs at our local casinos.
Thank you for letting me bend your ear but I think it’s time our state start working in partnership with our casino owners to make our state a destination point for gamblers. We have a Republican controlled state which should be a benefit in getting regulations changed or passed.
Thank You
James Jones

Never received any kind of a response from the Lottery Commission. What’s that say about a commission that doesn’t even acknowledge an email from a state gambler. Say’s their a bunch of overpaid idiots to at least not acknowledge receipt of the email.

Comment on West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime by James Jones Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:21:25 +0000 I’ve read thru all the comments and couldn’t agree more. Personally I do not visit any of these so called VLT parlors. I do however visit our Northern Panhandle casinos on occasion. I say occasion because here in the Northern Panhandle of WV we neighbor PA and OH which also have casinos within an hour’s drive and those are the ones I most frequent. In Ohio I have Hollywood Casino and in PA I have The Rivers in Pittsburgh and The Meadows in Washington. My wife and I prefer The Meadows but as of late they also have tightened their machines (new owners). My state’s lottery Commissions doesn’t have a clue on how to run a casino based business they as have already been stated in the article use the casinos as a cash cow to bolster tax revenues. Every quarter without fail as the article states and as our newspapers print our casinos lose revenue compared to last year’s revenue. The casinos excuses are because of a smoking ban at Mountaineer and close competition from other states to both Wheeling Island and Mountaineer which is partially the problem. The casinos and the lottery commission don’t have a clue, they blame everything under the sun but ignore the real reason and the real reason is the slots are so tight that in the winter you can go into one of these casinos and lose your bankroll so fast that your car doesn’t have a chance of getting cold. The heater still blows hot air when you start the car. People where go and gamble where they have a good gambling experience, have a little pleasure for their hard earned gambling fund and get some play for their money. If that is what you’re seeking please at all costs avoid coming to WV casinos especially in the Northern Panhandle. I don’t know much about the casinos in our Southern part of the state but I can’t imagine them being any better. Wv casinos if you do a little research has the lowest payback percentages in the COUNTRY. Yes the country not the area but the country. I can’t overstate that enough. OK enough of my warnings to you, if you still come here to gamble despite warnings from other posters and myself all I can say is hold onto your wallet because the vacuums (slots) at our casinos will such you dry. I did write our lottery commission about our low payback percentages that I’ll post in another post here.

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