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Date: 08 Feb 2009 22:45:53
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Casinos in Fresno
I spent the day today at two Indian casinos in the Fresno, California area.
I want to say, that if it's true our economy is in trouble, you sure
wouldn't know that from the amount of people at both casinos today. It was
a mob scene at both of them. All day, and then more people coming in in the
evening. Wall to wall people, hard to walk around without bumping into
people. It wasn't like there were any special events like music concerts or
boxing matches. It was just a plain ordinary Sunday. Fresno is a pretty
large town, surrounded by farming areas. A lot of the casino customers were
Hispanic, which matches the area of course. No doubt many of these people
work in farming. Well, if these people are struggling economically, they
sure had money to burn today! And I'll tellya, almost EVERYONE plays those
damn keno machines. It's the damndest thing you ever saw. They just love
keno.

The casinos I visited were Chuckchansi Gold, just about a half hour
northeast, and then Table Mountain, which is in Friant, also northeast of
Fresno. Both are relatively close to each other.

Economic downturn, my ass! Vegas, eat your heart out!

-Paul Popinjay






 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 17:26:44
From: Welshman
Subject: Re: Casinos in Fresno
On Feb 8 2009 10:45 PM, Paul Popinjay wrote:

> I spent the day today at two Indian casinos in the Fresno, California area.
> I want to say, that if it's true our economy is in trouble, you sure
> wouldn't know that from the amount of people at both casinos today. It was
> a mob scene at both of them. All day, and then more people coming in in the
> evening. Wall to wall people, hard to walk around without bumping into
> people. It wasn't like there were any special events like music concerts or
> boxing matches. It was just a plain ordinary Sunday. Fresno is a pretty
> large town, surrounded by farming areas. A lot of the casino customers were
> Hispanic, which matches the area of course. No doubt many of these people
> work in farming. Well, if these people are struggling economically, they
> sure had money to burn today! And I'll tellya, almost EVERYONE plays those
> damn keno machines. It's the damndest thing you ever saw. They just love
> keno.
>
> The casinos I visited were Chuckchansi Gold, just about a half hour
> northeast, and then Table Mountain, which is in Friant, also northeast of
> Fresno. Both are relatively close to each other.
>
> Economic downturn, my ass! Vegas, eat your heart out!
>
> -Paul Popinjay

It was the same at Tachi Palace, as soon as church kicks out it fills up.

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Date: 09 Feb 2009 11:54:55
From: QueenBee
Subject: Re: Casinos in Fresno
On Feb 8, 10:45=A0pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> I spent the day today at two Indian casinos in the Fresno, California are=
a.
> I want to say, that if it's true our economy is in trouble, you sure
> wouldn't know that from the amount of people at both casinos today. =A0It=
was
> a mob scene at both of them. =A0All day, and then more people coming in i=
n the
> evening. =A0Wall to wall people, hard to walk around without bumping into
> people. =A0It wasn't like there were any special events like music concer=
ts or
> boxing matches. =A0It was just a plain ordinary Sunday. =A0Fresno is a pr=
etty
> large town, surrounded by farming areas. =A0A lot of the casino customers=
were
> Hispanic, which matches the area of course. =A0No doubt many of these peo=
ple
> work in farming. =A0Well, if these people are struggling economically, th=
ey
> sure had money to burn today! =A0And I'll tellya, almost EVERYONE plays t=
hose
> damn keno machines. =A0It's the damndest thing you ever saw. =A0They just=
love
> keno.
>
> The casinos I visited were Chuckchansi Gold, just about a half hour
> northeast, and then Table Mountain, which is in Friant, also northeast of
> Fresno. =A0Both are relatively close to each other.
>
> Economic downturn, my ass! =A0Vegas, eat your heart out!
>
> -Paul Popinjay

I moved away from Fresno, but lived there most of my life. I remember
when Table Mountain, was a one room bingo place. They have expanded
it so many times, that I've lost count. You can barely find a parking
place. You're totally correct about the Keno there. It's very
popular. And this is going to make some people mad, but they have
found that it's extremely popular with the "meth users". One of the
big attractions to the game, is that you can play for just 5 cents a
pop. Whenever they would run out of money, they would get the person
next to them to hold their machine, then run around the casino looking
for someone they knew whom they could borrow $1 from (or go around
looking for credits someone left on a machine), then they would be
back in action, until they ran out again, and repeat the process all
over.