The difference between Vegas casinos and Indian casinos

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June 14th, 2012 at 1:16:18 AM permalink
MichaelBluejay
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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias on why he likes Native American casinos over Vegas casinos.

Interesting perspective if Native American casinos actually look out for your welfare. Do they really?
June 14th, 2012 at 1:47:25 AM permalink
FleaStiff
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NO, they don't. Not at all.

Now you think how people today refer to books as "the dead tree version" but seem to prefer the "real" ie, electronic "book". Its a matter of experience perhaps. The "Vegas Experience" is an event, the local Indian casino is thought of as if it were a dressed-up Dottys. Soon the experience of a local casino will outweigh the experience of a TSA Screener getting to second base on a trip to Vegas.
Then these dressed-up Dottys will suffice in practice while players will still bemoan the old days of real casinos.
June 14th, 2012 at 8:02:00 AM permalink
teddys
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I've been to N.A. casinos that absolutely beat the pants off of anything in Vegas. As usual, it's about the management team, not whose pockets the money is flowing to.

Nobody from the tribal council will come up and talk to you though; that's just for comedic effect.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." ― Rig Veda 10.34.7
June 14th, 2012 at 8:12:42 AM permalink
FinsRule
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We stole their land, they want payback. I don't blame them. I wouldn't play any electronic game in an Indian casino, only card games where I can see all the cards before they are shuffled.

Their laws are different, and they make it clear you're not in America when you're at their casino.
June 14th, 2012 at 8:17:00 AM permalink
Ibeatyouraces
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Quote: FinsRule
We stole their land, they want payback. I don't blame them. I wouldn't play any electronic game in an Indian casino, only card games where I can see all the cards before they are shuffled.

Their laws are different, and they make it clear you're not in America when you're at their casino.

I won't play in any of them. I may visit or stop in to eat but I won't play.

As for their laws, they make them up as they go.
"Shut up Meg." Peter Griffin, Family Guy
June 14th, 2012 at 8:17:38 AM permalink
Gabes22
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I don't think they look out for you any more or less than a Vegas casino. I am thinking though in Gabriel's case, they didn't want him to lose an epic amount of money, because they want him to come back to the joint to perform so they can make more money off of tickets and stuff like that. That being said, I have a soft spot for Indian Casinos, as I popped my casino cherry at St. Croix Casino at Turtle Lake. Funny story, I went there in the summer on 1997 when I was 18 and back then I could gamble there, so long as my parents were with me at the table, but I went back the following year and the law was changed to 21 under all circumstances.
A flute with no holes is not a flute, a donut with no holes is a danish
June 14th, 2012 at 11:41:41 AM permalink
EvenBob
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The biggest difference is, most Vegas casinos are laid back
and most Indian joints are not. Indian casinos tend to sweat
the small stuff a lot more than Vegas does. Put a black chip
on red in Vegas and the pit guy might raise his head off his
desk when the dealer calls out 'black on the outside', he
might not.

Do it in a lot of Indian joints and you'll have a pit person
there in 5 sec, looking at the chip, looking at you, looking
at the chip, looking at you. Its almost like they're going
to whip out their Polaroid Swinger and snap a shot to put
up on the board.

Cocktail waitresses tend to be cuter in Indian joints. They
get all the local talent, its a good job for a young girl
who's probably in college and living with her parents.

Dealers tend to be fatter and uglier in Indian casinos, I
don't know why. The pit is friendlier in Indian joints because
they deal with a lot of locals. And in most Indian casinos
the drinks aren't free. Bummer.
"I've been around people and I've been around dogs. I prefer dogs.." Charles De Gaulle
June 14th, 2012 at 11:45:52 AM permalink
buzzpaff
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I for one am glad to see a voice of reason has returned to the forum. WELCOME BACK< BOB
June 14th, 2012 at 1:22:56 PM permalink
AcesAndEights
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Quote: EvenBob
Cocktail waitresses tend to be cuter in Indian joints. They
get all the local talent, its a good job for a young girl
who's probably in college and living with her parents.

This has not been my experience, but I'm sure it varies widely by locale.
"Hello, Adam and Eve: meet that old serpent, seven out." -MrV
June 15th, 2012 at 8:25:34 AM permalink
texasplumr
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Quote: MichaelBluejay
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias on why he likes Native American casinos over Vegas casinos.

Interesting perspective if Native American casinos actually look out for your welfare. Do they really?


I don't know about that, but I doubt it. I don't play anything but poker there because the tribe regulates itself for the most part. The only one I go to on any regular basis is Winstar, which has a large well run poker room. Walking around the casino the atmosphere seems to be sad though. The exact opposite of what I experience in Vegas or even Shrevepport/Bossier City. And it seems they have an ante on every hand for their table games which seems ridiculous to me.
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