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Old November 16th, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Anyone care to guess how they stay open? The place is a dead zone.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:59 PM
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Anyone care to guess how they stay open? The place is a dead zone.
They do host all the national pool tournaments, the APA, the BCA, and others. The tourneys fill their hotel a good part of the year.

Their blackjack games are not totally hateful.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Back in the golden years of the mid 70s the Riv was one of the few 2D strip games: s17, DAS, RSA, LS, 80% pene, and a shufflecard - when they hit the card they would re-shuffle with the cards still in play on the table. What a game! zg
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:26 AM
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The place was paid off years ago, they don't have much overhead and don't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a month providing free entertainment to tourists who never spend a dime in their casino, unlike Mirage and TI
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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Credit where credit is due--they've actually been spiffing up the casino nicely. Whether or not they'll be able to attract more customers remains to be seen. If they handle marketing well, the Riv could actually be one of the more attractive hotels in town for the budget-minded, and should be helped by the closure of the Sahara. I'll take it over Circus Jerkus any day.

Which is not to say that the games have become any better.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Credit where credit is due--they've actually been spiffing up the casino nicely. Whether or not they'll be able to attract more customers remains to be seen. If they handle marketing well, the Riv could actually be one of the more attractive hotels in town for the budget-minded, and should be helped by the closure of the Sahara. I'll take it over Circus Jerkus any day.

Which is not to say that the games have become any better.
They beat the Hilton across the street, where last time I played it was no DD after splitting.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 02:11 PM
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I found this shop quite playable last time I was there. No one ever in there either, which made it even better.
 

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