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    Out with the Old, In with the New (Wind Creek Bethlehem and SH online)

    After a successful afternoon playing on SugarHouse Online (legal for NJ residents) felt the itch for a brick and mortar casino experience last night.

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    After a year of being ignored by Sands Bethlehem PA, their new owners (Wind Creek) started October off by trying to entice me to come back. They have kept the weekly free play offers and the 'Reel Steel' offers formerly offered by the Sands on Thursdays plus sending some weekly additional slot play bonuses my way. Decided to head out there last night to double dip weekly free play and an eBonus they sent out via email.

    The first major difference noted in the change of ownership is in the beverage service. No more drink servers walking around the floor with a tray of assorted drinks for you to choose from. Wind Creek has adopted the Hard Rock AC method where you order place your specific beverage from the machine. While I like the updates on when my drink has been made and when my server is on the way (along with a picture of the server to know who to expect) Wind Creek has adopted a 30 minute time limit in between ordering alcoholic drinks. There did not seem like a time limit on ordering soft drinks, water, coffee, etc. Many patrons on the floor were complaining about this change in policy and I overheard one of the beverage servers lamenting to a slot player how the beverage servers hate the new system as it doesn't allow them to mingle with casino guests and that they have seen a reduction in their tips as they feel the new system isn't as personable. Personally, I find the new touch screen access of the machines much better than the old Sands system though it will be nice once the conversion to the new Wind Creek card system is completed and you can look at your offers and balances online.

    Pretty quiet for a Tuesday night. Tried a White Tiger machine with a very high progressives and converted my $60 FP into cash and then decided to move on. Took a walk by my favorite Banana King machines (an Aristocrat oldie but a fun goodie) sandwiched by a couple actively playing them and then moved on to a Mighty Cash Outback Bucks machine with a very high Maxi jackpot and an even higher major jackpot. Played it on minimum bet (8 credits) but on dimes and fortunately got a nice bonus.

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    Wandered around the floor since nearly every machine was available for the playing and noticed an Outback Jack (another goodie oldie Aristocrat) machine that had a high major progressive. Not long after sitting down triggered the card feature which resulted with 3 quick gators for the $5 consolation prize. A few spins later the gold mine bonus shows itself and on the second of the two complimentary digs was awarded a gold nugget for $250 on a $1.50 bet. A few spins later and fluctuating my bets between $0.60, $0.90, and $1.50 triggered the second card feature pick on $0.90 and it didn't disappoint awarding me my 10th major jackpot on OBJ.


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    After being paid out by the attendant, gave some money to my travel companion (Mom) put a few more bucks in the Banana King going after another Major jackpot but walked away after a $50 donation towards the major jackpot after a profitable day and evening.
    ~Love, health, wealth and enough time to enjoy them all~

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    WTG Steph!! Big Congrats!!
    I'm so happy to hear you helped out Mom!! You know i Love Her! and You!! .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich99 View Post
    WTG Steph!! Big Congrats!!
    I'm so happy to hear you helped out Mom!! You know i Love Her! and You!! .
    xoxo
    Gotta tip your driving companion Richie! ❤️ you my friend!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weezie View Post
    After a successful afternoon playing on SugarHouse Online (legal for NJ residents) felt the itch for a brick and mortar casino experience last night.

    SH.jpg

    After a year of being ignored by Sands Bethlehem PA, their new owners (Wind Creek) started October off by trying to entice me to come back. They have kept the weekly free play offers and the 'Reel Steel' offers formerly offered by the Sands on Thursdays plus sending some weekly additional slot play bonuses my way. Decided to head out there last night to double dip weekly free play and an eBonus they sent out via email.

    The first major difference noted in the change of ownership is in the beverage service. No more drink servers walking around the floor with a tray of assorted drinks for you to choose from. Wind Creek has adopted the Hard Rock AC method where you order place your specific beverage from the machine. While I like the updates on when my drink has been made and when my server is on the way (along with a picture of the server to know who to expect) Wind Creek has adopted a 30 minute time limit in between ordering alcoholic drinks. There did not seem like a time limit on ordering soft drinks, water, coffee, etc. Many patrons on the floor were complaining about this change in policy and I overheard one of the beverage servers lamenting to a slot player how the beverage servers hate the new system as it doesn't allow them to mingle with casino guests and that they have seen a reduction in their tips as they feel the new system isn't as personable. Personally, I find the new touch screen access of the machines much better than the old Sands system though it will be nice once the conversion to the new Wind Creek card system is completed and you can look at your offers and balances online.

    Pretty quiet for a Tuesday night. Tried a White Tiger machine with a very high progressives and converted my $60 FP into cash and then decided to move on. Took a walk by my favorite Banana King machines (an Aristocrat oldie but a fun goodie) sandwiched by a couple actively playing them and then moved on to a Mighty Cash Outback Bucks machine with a very high Maxi jackpot and an even higher major jackpot. Played it on minimum bet (8 credits) but on dimes and fortunately got a nice bonus.

    mighty.jpg


    Wandered around the floor since nearly every machine was available for the playing and noticed an Outback Jack (another goodie oldie Aristocrat) machine that had a high major progressive. Not long after sitting down triggered the card feature which resulted with 3 quick gators for the $5 consolation prize. A few spins later the gold mine bonus shows itself and on the second of the two complimentary digs was awarded a gold nugget for $250 on a $1.50 bet. A few spins later and fluctuating my bets between $0.60, $0.90, and $1.50 triggered the second card feature pick on $0.90 and it didn't disappoint awarding me my 10th major jackpot on OBJ.


    objmajor.jpg


    After being paid out by the attendant, gave some money to my travel companion (Mom) put a few more bucks in the Banana King going after another Major jackpot but walked away after a $50 donation towards the major jackpot after a profitable day and evening.

    Great to see Weezie and Thelma back on the road and up in my back yard. If you read my posts I've been having quite a little love affair with the White Tigers for 6-7 weeks now, and I know which one you were playing because the other one is out of comission right now.
    Took advantage last Wednesday night of the new drink service for the first time and I can honestly say I was impressed and got my Scotch on the Rocks in under 3 minutes along with an acknowledeged photo of the server and mention of my first name.
    I can see where the servers would be upset and I do miss not seeing my favorite, Nikki, who habited my little area every week and did mingle.
    Sorry I missed you two, would have to have met you and chatted a bit.

    Wish you both luck on your future wagers.

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