Friday, June 11, 2010

Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge

WNEP has a newsroom in downtown Stroudsburg, so I don't cover Monroe County as often as I once did.  It was hard to believe, but Tuesday morning's visit to Mount Airy Casino Resort, near Mount Pocono, was my first.  I'd been there in the old days.  This was my initial chance to see the new building-- outstanding from the outside.

Mount Airy has the distinction of being the poorest performing casino in the state.

The picture above is a state gaming official, snapping the seal on a trailer filled with casino gaming tables-- craps, poker, roulette, black jack, etc.

Mount Airy has had slot machines for a few years.  Table games seemed like the next logical step, and the state okayed that earlier this year.  It's all the same to me.  Gambling is gambling.

I've tried the slot machines elsewhere.  Meh.  I'm bored after five minutes.  I just don't get it.

While table games involve smarts and strategy-- more than luck and pushing buttons, don't expect to see me with cards or dice in my hand.  First, that stuff it too intimidating for me.  I've played casino games on my computer, but it's different when real money is at stake.  I like money.  I don't want to lose it.

I do understand the thrill gambling offers, and if that's what you want to do, there will soon be expanded opportunities.

Table games at Mohegan Sun and Mount Airy start in mid July.