Sunday, August 16, 2015

Downtown Grand Cuts Table Game Hours

Downtown Grand is a nice remodeled property, but ever since it opened in late 2013 it seems like foot traffic has been low. This has caused management to make several changes including cutting back on restaurant offerings.

Just recently they did something I've never heard of in a major casino - scheduled hours for table games. The already low number of table games (down to 9 last I heard) will only be open from 2:00 pm to 2:00 am on weekdays, and noon to 2:00 am on weekends.

I understand the urge to close table games at times when nobody's playing, but this looks really bad. If a table games player visits the property in the morning hours only to see a pit of closed games how likely are they to return? I wonder if there's any flexibility to this policy. If a 20 person bachelor party walks in at 1:55 am wanting to throw around some cash on the craps and blackjack tables will they be turned away?

Downtown Grand is also rumored to be up for sale. This isn't surprising as Downtown Grand along with SLS have both apparently struggled since re-opening. I just wonder how much someone would be willing to pay for this property. As nice as it is the location isn't great, and it has already failed once under the Lady Luck banner.