I live an hour from this casino. I still prefer to go to Atlantic City. There are only 2 reasons to come here. The Friday night seafood buffet which is a great deal. And during the week, they sometimes have $5 blackjack which is extremely rare in the East. The video poker has poor pay tables. The slots are slots. The players club is only worth the effort if you plan on gambling A LOT. And once you're done gambling, there is nothing nearby.
My wife and I have made 3 trips to this casino in the past 2 years, and all 3 times we have left with far more cash than we came in with. We both play only slot machines, and never seem to have a problem winning money from them, especially the Price is Right slots. We are from N.J., so it's not a long drive, and so far we have always had a good time!
We have been going to Mount Airy for some time and yes the machines have been tightened. Don't get me wrong it is fine to lose every once in a while but I am not going there to deposit. Unless management at Mount Airy changes their strategy I guess I am going to pass them.
The rooms are great, but they don't have the YES channel so if u want to watch the yankee games you must go to the bar.
Smoking is allowed in half the casino, it should be banned in the entire casino. Valet parking is free which is great. The video blackjack and roulette games are nice, the food is excellent in the steakhouse and italian restaurant. Overall it is very pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Mount Airy needs some new slot machines. I think since they opened last year, they changed only about 20 machines and added about 10. I could be wrong, but if you go to Mohegan Sun in Wilkes Barre, they always have different machines.