US Open (9-ball) 2021 Atlantic City Sept. 13-18

BRussell

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Huh? Were these events even listed on your own website? https://www.playcsipool.com/events.html
No they weren’t. I had looked up CSI’s events and even commented earlier in this thread that it was nice that CSI’s two pro events in Vegas were just prior to the US Open. And CSI announced their partnership with Predator in the US Pro Billiard Tour, and those events and dates were all announced and don’t conflict with Matchroom’s events. They’re not even on Griff’s website, where they’re presumably going to be held. It’s hard to complain that Matchroom did anything wrong by holding their event on a clear calendar weekend, and then later told that someone else was thinking about those dates.
 

Nostroke

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They’re the alternative to all those costs of attending in person.
Exactly- I thought that was obvious and Bob Kinda explained it and still missed it. And the resort fee was in the total. It wasn't in the total on the Hotel site though im fairly certain. My bad.
 

Bob Jewett

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Where can you go then? The Waffle House? (About the DCC)
In defense of Southern Indiana... You can get to the far side of Louisville from the Horseshoe in 30 minutes.
And there are (or were before the Covid and maybe they still exist) several pretty good restaurants just past the Waffle House.

The Exchange Bank is where all the best billiard magazine editors eat when in town. Open until midnight on weekends. Here's their Asian soup. I'm not sure whether Waffle House serves this or not. ;)

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And here is a pork chop if you're after comfort food.

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Of course you have to have a car, but then I would never go to DCC again without one. You can save enough money not dealing with the Horseshoe that the car is free, and you can visit the local wineries. Yes, even in Southern Indiana.
 

Kid Dynomite

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In defense of Southern Indiana... You can get to the far side of Louisville from the Horseshoe in 30 minutes.
And there are (or were before the Covid and maybe they still exist) several pretty good restaurants just past the Waffle House.

The Exchange Bank is where all the best billiard magazine editors eat when in town. Open until midnight on weekends. Here's their Asian soup. I'm not sure whether Waffle House serves this or not. ;)

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And here is a pork chop if you're after comfort food.

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Of course you have to have a car, but then I would never go to DCC again without one. You can save enough money not dealing with the Horseshoe that the car is free, and you can visit the local wineries. Yes, even in Southern Indiana.
That is great if time is on your side and you are a spectator.

Trying to play and not miss some great matches is next to impossible if you aren't dealing with the horseshoe casino hotel .

After hours action and you see people falling asleep in the stands trying to stay as long as possible for the night action..

Kd

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ChrisSjoblom

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They have no choice. They have to charge the exuberant fees. They are passing the cost of high taxes, levies, and utilities onto the consumer. They are just trying to support their families and survive.
I gotta call BS on the "just trying to support their families and survive," thing. All of the strip hotels are owned by corporations, which means operating executives that answer to a board of directors that in turn answers to major stockholders who want a maximum return on their investment. No mom and pop operations there.

It may or may not be that the taxes, levies and utilities are to blame for the high prices, or it could be a number of other factors, including corporate desire for maximum profits as mentioned above. Either way, the end result is a reduced quality of experience for the visitors, and that was the point of the post you responded to.
 

Bob Jewett

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... All of the strip hotels are owned by corporations, which means operating executives that answer to a board of directors that in turn answers to major stockholders who want a maximum return on their investment. No mom and pop operations there. ...
And it is fewer and fewer corporations owning all the hotels/casinos. The prices are not high because the CEO wants his family to have something besides mac-and-cheese on Sunday.
 

buckshotshoey

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I gotta call BS on the "just trying to support their families and survive," thing. All of the strip hotels are owned by corporations, which means operating executives that answer to a board of directors that in turn answers to major stockholders who want a maximum return on their investment. No mom and pop operations there.

It may or may not be that the taxes, levies and utilities are to blame for the high prices, or it could be a number of other factors, including corporate desire for maximum profits as mentioned above. Either way, the end result is a reduced quality of experience for the visitors, and that was the point of the post you responded to.
Yeah, that's a side of it. But how much are they paying their employees? Everything is high dollar in that area. You dont think those hotel employees are working for $10 an hour, do you?

And as for corporate desire for profit, that's normal. They will only charge what people are willing to pay. If it's too high, or the quality of experience sucks, people won't pay. If they cant do business for less, then the doors get closed. You the consumer has the final say how much profit a company makes. If you dont like it, vote with your feet. Economics 101.

As for the taxes, that is among the highest taxed in the country. Just fact.
 

Nostroke

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In defense of Southern Indiana... You can get to the far side of Louisville from the Horseshoe in 30 minutes.
And there are (or were before the Covid and maybe they still exist) several pretty good restaurants just past the Waffle House.

The Exchange Bank is where all the best billiard magazine editors eat when in town. Open until midnight on weekends. Here's their Asian soup. I'm not sure whether Waffle House serves this or not. ;)

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And here is a pork chop if you're after comfort food.

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Of course you have to have a car, but then I would never go to DCC again without one. You can save enough money not dealing with the Horseshoe that the car is free, and you can visit the local wineries. Yes, even in Southern Indiana.


I get a car EVERYWHERE I go. Even in Vegas if im staying at the Host Hotel. Otherwise i just feel trapped. A sort of OCD thing i think.
 

Bob Jewett

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From a press release today, it appears that Matchroom will be in Atlantic City for a while. It sounds like AC is more welcoming to events than LV. From the press release:

Emily Frazer, Managing Director of Matchroom Multi Sport, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the US Open Pool Championship to Atlantic City, which we hope will become the new home for this great, historic event. Having met with the teams at Meet AC and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City I know we all share a great vision for the future of this event as well as potential new opportunities.
“We know the East Coast has a thriving pool community and we have been excited by the response we’ve had to bringing the event to Atlantic City. In addition we know the event attracts fans and players from across America and around the world and we know Atlantic City is going to be a perfect home for one of pool’s biggest majors.”
 

SteveB

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According to the player agreement all players MUST stay at Harrah's unless they live within the immediate vicinity.
 

fattirewilly

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According to the player agreement all players MUST stay at Harrah's unless they live within the immediate vicinity.
That's BS, either it's open or it's not.

Regarding prices, if someone or some company pays too much for a hotel and jacks prices to try and make it work, nobody is making you go.
 

nrjmax

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Can someone share a link for purchasing tickets for this US Open 9 ball event in AC? Can't seem to find it in here and Google doesn't seem to know. And maybe they're not available yet?
 

Bob Jewett

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Can someone share a link for purchasing tickets for this US Open 9 ball event in AC? Can't seem to find it in here and Google doesn't seem to know. And maybe they're not available yet?
You missed this reply by sjm above.
I was as concerned as you, so I called Matchroom in England last Friday, and they then estimated tickets would go on sale in two weeks, corresponding to about July 30.
 

dnixon

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I’ll be there for the entire event. Driving my RV only $40 a night to Park it In a secured lot
 
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