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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Really Tried

I'd been to Mohegan Sun, in Plains Township, a few times to try the slots.  My stays were invariably short for one simple reason.  I got bored.

Table games don't interest me because I find them too intimidating, and I don't think I'd be very good at them.

Maybe a change of scenery would help.  I stopped by Mount Airy Casino Resort, near Mount Pocono, Thursday morning.  It was only my second time there.  Let me back up a second.  I was there several times in the "old" days.  My first visit to the new building was a few weeks ago, to do a story on the arrival of table games.  Thursday was my first trip as a consumer.

Same result.  I put $10 in a machine, knocked it down to a few dollars, then got it back up to the break even point.  I think I was gone in a half hour, not including a walk around the floor and a little "people watching."

This is nothing against the operation.  The building in and of itself is spectacular, and it's in a very nice setting.  The food looked good, and the staffers I encountered were friendly.

I guess I'm just not a gambler.