Three reasons I won't visit the new casino:
1. They allow smoking and I've been told the ventilation is non-existent.
2. They charge gamblers for drinks.
3. They don't yet have a poker room.
Regarding the ridiculous post about "Pedro's Gambling"...what nonsense. It's a private game between friends. There is no "rake per hand" and we pay normal bar prices for drinks, pizza etc. We pay a voluntary one time sit down fee to help offset the cost of cards, dealer, air conditioning of the back room, etc.
We also play a private game at Fidos once a week.
And, we play in a smoke free environment at Pedro's as the back room is strictly non-smoking. Fido's recently went "non smoking" for its poker game too.
If the casino wants to go after Pedro's and/or Fidos private poker games which are played by respected and respectful residents/business people of San Pedro then I guess it will be time for us to start making noise about going after drug dealers, money launderers etc.
My recommendation is to "Live and Let Live." Hey, casino owners, how about that smoking and those drinks charges? I'd like to give your establishment a try.