I stumbled across this article sometime ago when my site was associated with Google blogger at maythebesthandwin.blogspot.com yet never got around to responding to it. If you judge the article by the title alone we find poker has a relatively new home in the mid-Atlantic and east coast states based on more popular poker states.
Studying the list of casinos, raceways, resorts and hotel spots I could only recognize but a few places. Famously advertised over this website and blog is the many trip made to Delaware Park and Harrington located in Pennsylvania. Might I say from the initial visit to these areas sizzling hot did not got together when you mentioned these two locations.
Let me be quite clear it has little to do with the locations themselves but a lot more to do with the external settings that surround them. An example being the greeting you receive about 10-15 miles before you arrive at Harrington. Which consist mainly of corn fields, modest homes, shrubs, and the feel of small town America.
Now Harrington Raceway Casino first thing you will be forced to take notice is of the waterfall that peacefully meshes with the rather plain buildings. Upon further outside inspection you helplessly notice the industrial equipment that lingered from possible track and farm fixtures. Not to be overlooked is the crisp fresh air that takes your lungs in to a bed of comfort easing the other senses used for inspection.
Upon entering you notice the classic slot machine filled rooms with the machines ringing off and dialing up, gold to those faithful lever pullers of the old and young generations. If you walk toward very back area of Harrington you will eventually be led down a hallway that leads to a escalator lifting poker players to the desired cash game room. Let’s shuffle up and deal right, wrong do take into consideration this room is no bigger than a community center event hall or some financially stable American homeowners living room.
Delaware Park if you have followed closely is another one of our frequented places of business for its accessible points. Pay close attention to the park in the name for it doesn’t in anyway shrink the multi-faceted location. With a 15-20 min drive off the major highways you “smoothly” enter into Wilmington, Delaware.
Driving for about 7-10 minutes you meet the University of Delaware as you continue take notes of the stops and shops that may resemble any major city in the U.S” somewhat.”
Arrival at the Delaware Park requires a 2-3 min drive or 20-30 min walk from the sign to building doors. Among entering you are greeted by loads of slots, continue down the hall you find a sports/horse betting room. Once you get pass these usual spectacles found in any gambling establishment you take the escalator upstairs to the the humble poker rooms cash and tournaments.
I continue to read Barbra Rogers articles to my when my curiosity on the other locations that I know little to nothing about were sparked. Only to find within in some cases less than 2 hours I will soon have the ability to blog about poker from home so to speak it. Interesting as it may all sound to me for those who maybe reading this as yesterday news regarding the PA/DE poker spots.
I am requesting if anyone knows more about the following locations: Parx Casino in Bensalem, near Philadelphia, Mount Airy Casino & Resort in Mt. Pocono, Dover Downs, in Dover, Delaware, The Meadows, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, and Harrah’s Chester.
As cold weather and snow loom on the horizon, Pennsylvania and Delaware show no signs of cooling off in their poker rooms. There is no place more beautiful than Pennsylvania in Autumn. It is a perfect time to travel to see Autumn foliage and play some poker.