Embassy Suites Reinaugurates Casino

For those of you who like to partake of the gaming tables or the slot machines, then maybe you'll have to schedule a trip to Isla Verde to check out the newly reinaugurated facilities at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The renovations are estimated to have cost around $6 million.

So what can you expect from the changes? Well, first of all the casino now features the money-less system that have been implemented in many other casinos on the island. Of course, the new "Ticket In-Ticket-Out" system applies to the money swallowing machines, which had to be replaced to implement the new system. The casino now has 328 slot machines available for your money feeding pleasures. However, I don't know about you, but I'll miss the physicality of feeding the money into the machine.

With 7,000 square feet, the casino now features new carpet and decoration, and a little bit of Big Brother. The gaming tables now feature a video monitoring system which records the bets of the players. Of course, this is for the "benefit" of the players, as the system will grant points to players for the bets they place. These points will be redeemable for prizes, including nights in the hotel, food, and memorabilia from the casino. I can just hear some husband in the future explaining to his wife why there is an unexplained charge to the credit card: "Yes I know honey, I lost $1,000 at Black Jack, but I won this nice T-shirt. (He says grinning nervously)"

According to the general manager of the hotel, Luis Arellano, they plan on investing $2 million more in the hotel. The plans include improving the decoration of the hotel, replacing the sofa-beds in the suites, and installing new LCD plasma televisions in the rooms. The hotel also plans on opening two new restaurants in 2009.

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