He says he did this without advertising it, but he got a newspaper article out of it. Publicity would be the only reason I can think of for making such a boneheaded move. Gaughan is known as one of the "old-school" casino guys, similar to his father Jackie who used to run the El Cortez.
That is always a possibility. Indeed its only about ten percent of the machines that were changed anyway so its really a public relations gesture rather than a profound or fundamental change in their policies. Left unchanged is the VERY tightfisted attitude in the craps pit of 2x when fifty percent of the town is at 5x and a good many are at 10x or even 20x.Quote: Ayecarumba
After the initial hoopla, I would not be surprised if the chips are quietly changed back to the original 94% returns. Thanks to the "free" publicity, there are plenty of people who now have a positive impression of the South Point as a great slot destination, but unless they ask, will not be told the promotion ended.
Yes, that is the best advice but it appears to be impractical with many gamblers. They seem to equate gambling as slot machines. Its strange but I guess the casinos love it.Quote: pacomartin
Better yet don't play slots.