So to be honest I have been dreading this day for months because I work less than a mile from the Encore Boston Casino. It looms over me from the parking lot of my 9-5 like the Eye of Sauron. The traffic in this city is murder-suicide inducing enough as is so adding another several thousand people to the mix on these one road towns seems like a great way for me to wind up on the news. But dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives all the same.
— Kaitlin McCulley (@KaitlinMcCulley) June 23, 2019
As of 11 a.m. there are 4,000 people still waiting to get into the Encore Boston Harbor. @wbz Still waiting on the official number of people who came in before 11.
— Lisa Gresci (@Lisa_Gresci) June 23, 2019
You have to be absolutely outside of your mind to wait in a line with thousands of people just for the opportunity to give your money to a casino. I am all for doing some gambling and blowing a few sheckles in Vegas, but thats passive money spent with a buzz. Waiting in line for god knows how long in EVERETT is a pre-meditated way to spend a Sunday.
Meet the man who waited 17 hours for the grand opening of the Encore Boston Harbor https://t.co/H94y466kvj
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 23, 2019
I know this will simply be a matter of supply and demand and demand is never higher than the day of the grand opening, but people hoping to get a stack of high society on the cheap can think again. The hotel rooms in the Encore hotel are STARTING at $675 a night and quickly ramp up to four figures. The table minimums are going to shock the average joe looking to play some blackjack too.
Biggest issue I’m hearing from people walking out to Encore is the price point. One woman says $50 minimum bet is too much. She says it prices out the everyday person @NBC10Boston
— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) June 23, 2019
Now with all that being said, from everything I’ve heard the place is insanely nice and you immediately forget you’re anywhere near Boston. All the reviews from people that got early access were glowing.
Initial thoughts on @EncoreResortBH
– An incredibly impressive facility, top to bottom. 5 star all the way. You’d have to be a boring prude to think otherwise.
– It needs a sports book.
– People seem genuinely pumped to be working there.
– They’re not kidding, DON’T DRIVE THERE
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) June 21, 2019
Plus you know any massive Las Vegas based company like this knows how to throw a party.
— Encore Boston Harbor (@EncoreResortBH) June 23, 2019
So despite everything I just bitched about above, you can bet your ass I’ll be taking a goddamn boat to the front door of this casino.
— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) June 20, 2019
Thats really the main reason I want to go. Just pretend like I’m in an episode of Miami Vice, ferrying across the water to do some undercover gambling and bust a druglord on his way out of the high rollers room. CUE THE MUSIC!