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    Resort World Catskills Hotel and Casino NY

    The Resort World Catskills Hotel and Casino opened last week in Monticello, NY. Just wondering if anyone has gone there yet. Reviews and opinions welcome. I saw on TV opening day coverage and the casino looked kinda empty. I plan to go mid-March.

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    I decided to take a trip to visit there on Sunday. From what I hear, it's a soft opening, because the poker room and most hotel rooms are not finished yet.

    Like its promo picture, it's a large resort rising in the middle of the woods. The gaming area itself is as big as your common East Coast casino (not Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun). It has a fairly large outdoor parking out front, which resulted in a very empty indoor garage in the back. I suspect many visitors do not know about the garage.

    The place is non-smoking, which is great, and there's a smoking patio in the back.

    It was crowded in the front, but probably because it was new. There were about 50+ people waiting at the Membership booth, so I didn't even bother. Most of the table games are up in front, and that's where most of the crowds are. As I started wandering back into the slots area, the crowds started to thinned out.

    The casino tries to cater to the Asian crowd (mostly Chinese). There's a "wing" area where there are another set of table games, like Baccarat, Pi Gow poker, and BJ, but also slots. This area has Chinese music playing, unlike the rest of area where they had your basic American pop songs. There's a main Asian restaurant, as well as food court area serving mostly Asian food (noodles and BBQ ribs).

    The tables are fairly regular. I'm not a BJ player, so I cannot say anything about their rules. I see mostly $25 BJ tables, but I'm sure the crowds were all gathering around the $15 tables. There were four craps tables, but I saw only two ($15 and $25) opened for the whole time.

    They do have my favorite game, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, and there's FOUR tables of them. That's a lot, considering most places only have 0-2 tables. However, even on a Sunday of a holiday weekend, only 1 table was open, and the rest didn't open until 8pm. The new dealers were very slow, since it's probably one of the hardest game to deal.

    As for the slots, they have all of the new games. They are all scattered throughout the places. For example, I must have seen 10-12 of the new Beer Hause (with the Heidi song) in all different places. I don't see any old games (like Pompeii) at all, unless they are with the newer version. I also didn't see a section with Lightning Link games, but I wasn't looking that hard for those. The only bad things about newer games is they mostly cost $.60 min a spin. There are only a few with min of $.40 and $.30 (mostly Quick Hits).

    I actually had good luck at the slots. My money did last a long time. I had many bonus hits, and at opportune times when I raised my bet. I ended winning from slots at the end, mainly because I had some big wins at $1 slots in the end (including a $300 hit).

    With aforementioned Asian food places, there's an American food court outside of the gaming area, and a Bar/Grill tavern. Only the tavern is open for 24 hours.

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    Did you happen to see if the blackjack tables have any side bets? If so, which ones? Thanks

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    Like I said, I'm not a BJ player, so I didn't pay much attention.

    However, as I was playing a table game, there was a loud scream on the BJ table on the other side. They were saying that he won the 777 bonus. He only got 2nd or 3rd prize, because the 7's were not of same suit.

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    Thanks so much for the info!

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    Not all that familiar with the NE corridor casinos. How many more can be viable?

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    Went there a few weeks ago:
    -It's a DAMN nice looking casino. I think they were even pumping in fragrances lol.
    -Did really well with my $10 slot play. Cashed out for almost $50.
    -Food court is...ok. Not the worst, not the best food taste wise.
    -Slot varieties could be better.

    Overall, wasn't that bad.

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