It is always the case that when a casino changes hands, there will be some major and some subtle changes made to the newly acquired venue by the company that has taken it over, and that is something that is certainly happening over at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.
A raft of new opening hours have been announced regarding their burger joint and buffet, with the casino owners choosing to cutback the hours they are open.
Whilst the casino is still open 24 hours a day, customers who do fancy a snack are not going to be able to have a buffet on Mondays or Tuesdays, nor will they be able to grab a burger before 4pm at the Burger House on Monday through to Thursday.
It is, of course, the case that most gamblers are not visiting such a venue to simply eat. However, it is always handy to have a venue open and be given the choice of taking a break from gambling and eating something when peckish.
The changes to the buffet and burger joint opening hours are just a small raft of measures being put into place by the new owners, for the income generated from the start of the year until September, whilst impressive at some $121.8 million, is actually showing a drop of some 6.7% during the same time last year.
The casino was purchased by Eldorado Resort back in August of this year, for a purchase price of some $327.5 million, and the CEO has stated that he is planning a range of different measures and strategies that are going to, as he puts is, enhance their guest experience. However, not giving them access to a burger or a buffet on certain days of the week is a strange way of going about that.
There are actually 10 casinos in Illinois, of which the Grand Victoria Casino is one, and as it currently stands, only one of those casinos has shown an increase in revenue so far this year based on last year’s figures, and that casino is the Rivers Casino.
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