In the past 5 weeks I have visited 6 times. Each and every time they have done nothing but take at an alarming rate. What really ticked me off is I would play a max bet on a penny machine to the tune of 100 dollars the moment I played minimum bet the machine would hit the bonus. They cannot say this is random since it happened 6 times in a row. WAKE UP GAMING COMMISSION. this is no longer random. They had their chance but I will not be back. I will go to Mountaineer instead. Out of 4 trips there I have came out ok 4 times.
I understand that the casinos are in business to make money but, they need to payout more than 89% in order to keep people coming back. The state gaming control board requires they payout at a minimum of 85% and the Meadows is just 3% higher than that!!....come on, Indian casinos out west pay better that that. Yes, when they first opened they were paying out between 92 and 93%, and I understand that they are not going to pay that now because they sucked people in, but don't tell me the reason it has dropped is because of table games and the gaming atmosphere you provide.
An example of this greed is the new gold and platinum players club. The old club had a nice bar you could sit at and had game consoles (keno, poker, etc.) in it, NOW, the new players club bar does not have any chairs to sit at, games to play, and it doesn't even offer draft beer (GREAT BAR HUH). I am a gold member but, I don't think I will continue to qualify for it because there is no point. You go there and spend between 300 and 400 dollars twice a week and they give you 10 dollars in free play-woopdey freakin doo. I don't care that the casino gives away cars and toasters-how about giving away MONEY- it's a novel idea I know.... but it seems to work for other casinos. I have even heard from casino employees that their pay has suffered because since the payouts have gone down so has their tips.
Yes, the casino is clean and the location is nice, but I don't go to a casino to admire the pictures on the wall. All I ask is that if people are going to spend their hard earned money there, maybe give a little bit back once in a while. Let someone walk in with 300 bucks and stay longer than 75 minutes.
I suggest that if you like to gamble, hold off and save for weekend trips to Atlantic City and Vegas..just make sure you go to casinos that are not owned by the Cannery Casino Company since they are the ones that own the Meadows.
this casino just keeps getting worse and worse....the slots just eat your 20 dollar bill without giving anything back....bonuses are turned off. I'm not sure how they are getting away with this but everyone you chat with there has about had it with their payouts. Someone should be checking on their tactics.
My first experience was not good at all. All the machines did was take and take. When you get a bonus it is not for very much. I make a lot of money and am in Pittsburgh for an extended stay. They are the ones losing out. I will try somewhere else. I wish it was fairly decent because I don't mind losing money but not AT THAT RATE.
I don't like how they do the drawing now. If you win free play it is automatically added to your card. Who's to say they are adding anything. They could be ghost names they call. Some of the names , I never heard of. You don't hear Smith, Jones , or any other common names. They really sound made-up. John Horsesaddle , Joe Sockneedle, and so on. At least make them sound believable. I want to see the winners, cause I know I'll never be one. Also I like how my free-play goes up and down and I am there and spend the same amount every month.