Monday, September 22, 2014
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Trump Plaza lowers table game minimums

The ongoing economic doldrums being experienced by Atlantic City's gaming industry may be no fun for casino operators, but it continues to be a boon to the public.

Trump Plaza lowers table game minimums

The ongoing economic doldrums being experienced by Atlantic City's gaming industry may be no fun for casino operators, but it continues to be a boon to the public.

Discounted hotel rooms and dinner specials at top-shelf eateries are the new norm. Now comes word that in an effort to attract more gamblers, Trump Plaza has introduced lower table game minimums--$3 craps with 10-times odds, and the option for roulette players to play "inside" wagers (e.g. numbers 1-36) for 50 cents.

No additional fees apply with either game. There will be at least one $3 craps table and one 50-cent roulette game available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These offers join the four $1 Blackjack tables and 847 Penny Slots (half the total number of slot machines in the casino) currently in operation at the Plaza.  

“In today’s economy, people are looking to stretch their entertainment dollar as much as possible," said Plaza GM Eddie Llambias, in a statement. "These minimums will give them that opportunity. In addition to value, these minimums can eliminate the intimidation factor of table games.  These new minimums give casual gamers the chance to enjoy playing table games."

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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

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