Harrington Raceway Begins Offering Casino Table Games

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Harrington Raceway Begins Offering Casino Table Games

Delaware has given the go signal for casino table games to start full operation on May 28th, 2010 at Harrington Raceway and Casino. Tom Cook, the state finance secretary, whose division handles state gaming inspectors, said that Harrington will start twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week casino table games beginning at noon.

Harrington will be the first facility in state to offer banked card games like blackjack as well as craps and roulette, which are previously not available in casino establishments in Las Vegas Strip and A.C. (Atlantic City) casinos. The casino facility and the casino table games will be able 24/7.

Cook said that the launch of the games is the culmination of their hard work. Harrington has been testing the games all week. The test games started with a wager limit of $25 dollars, increasing to $100 dollars later in the week.

Cook said that the test games have been successful and every night when Harrington closes them down at 10:00 p.m., the casino tables are still full. Harrington employees have been practicing handling money and dealing with players.

Cook said that for instance, one blackjack player asked the dealer if he could go first and the dealer, trying to be helpful, agreed. He said that the dealer meant well but what they should stay consistent and follow the same order always.

Mark Schrecengost, the general manager of Harrington Raceway, said that when the table games go live, there will be a wide variety of minimum and maximum wagers. Some casino table games will have minimums as low as five dollars; the maximum will be five hundred dollars except for the craps tables, where the top wager will be $1,000 dollars.

Schrecengost said that in the high-limit room, which offers banked card games like blackjack, maximums will run as high as $2,000 dollars. He said that there will also be low-minimum poker games as well table games with no limits, although players are allowed to raise numerous times.

Aside from that, Delaware Park announced that it will begin offering casino table games on June 18th, 2010. Dover Downs is expected to start offering table games on June 21st, 2010.


Author: Peter McCarthy