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Craps DOVER DOWNS CASINO - DELAWARE - JUNE 2016

Discussion in 'Craps Forum' started by Dicenator, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Dicenator

    Dicenator New Member

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    Dover Downs is in Delaware where there is one other casino, DelawarePark. Both of them are affiliated with race tracks. We've been to Delaware Park 3 times. A couple of days ago we decided to take a road trip to Dover Downs. We had booked 2 nights there for the middle of July and we wanted to check it out to see if we should keep our reservation. By the way the cost of the room was $49 per night.


    The trip is about 2 hours 15 minutes from our home in New Jersey. This casino is very easy to get to. Once you cross the DelawareMemorialBridge, you get on Rt. 1 and it is a straight run to an exit which is about 2 miles from the casino.


    The casino was pretty nice, well lit with high ceilings and size wise I'd say it's close to Resorts and the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. This would be around 80,000 square feet. All of the table games are grouped together pretty much in the center of the casino. I'm guessing that there were somewhere between 40 and 50 table games. My wife was happy because they had a $5 blackjack table and a $10 Pai Gow Poker table. She was up a couple of hundred after getting a straight flush at Pai Gow.


    We hit the road early and arrived there at 9:30 am. None of the table games were open. They were going to start opening at 10 am. Fridays through Sunday they are open 24/7. This surprised us since in Atlantic City they are open around the clock every day.


    There were 3 craps tables with all of them being 14 feet long and bouncy. The one table I played at, I consider playable. Well we went to the craps table at 10:05 and there was one player already there and throwing the dice. We bought in after he 7ed out. The table minimum was $5. Eva threw first and made an 11 throw hand with no points and no come out wins. She was chastised by the stickman concerning the dice hitting the back wall. It took her a couple of throws to adjust since the table was longer than what we usually play on. I was next and had a 15 throw hand with one point made and one come out win. By the time my hand was finished 8 more players showed up so we both colored up and left. They opened a second table at noon time with a $10 minimum and there was only 1 player there and they closed the table at 1 pm. By this time the horde at the table I had played at in the morning had thinned down to one player but of course he was a stick right 1 which is the only position I'll shoot from when I'm at an unfamiliar table. So all I managed to play was the one hand.


    To summarize, after visiting this casino yesterday, our opinion is that it is worth visiting again next month for the 2 nights we have booked. These nights are middle of the week so we shouldn't have to deal with crowded conditions. I'm thinking that I can get in a few hands right when the table opens but then I'll have to wait until the afternoon to get in some more play. I don't have a clue yet as to what it will be like in the evening. Stay tuned for this trip report next month.


    Dicenator
     
  2. MrV

    MrV Well-Known Member

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    Do you like it better than AC?

    Why or why not?
     
  3. Varun Praharaj

    Varun Praharaj New Member

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    Dover Downs Casino include a hotel, dining options, over 2,700 slot machines, 40 table games.
     
  4. Boz

    Boz Active Member

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    Actually there is a 3rd casino in Delaware at Harrington, also a race track. Harrington is further south, closer to the beaches of Lewes and Rehoboth.
     

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