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March 10th, 2012 at 5:35:43 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Somneone brought this up lasgt night, seems silly but thought I would ask.

Is there now an admission charge for The Freemont Street Experience?

Some guy at a party said there was. I asked how it was even possible and mentioned how stupid the idea would be. Just want to get the confirmation one way or the other.
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March 10th, 2012 at 5:46:28 AM permalink
DanMahowny
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No charge as of 4 weeks ago.

I agree, how would that be possible? And what a dumb idea if it were true.
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March 10th, 2012 at 5:47:10 AM permalink
MrRalph
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There is no charge. No idea how that could even be acomplished. The fee comes from those of us that play. It also comes from the fact that the games are not as good as they use to be on Fremont street. Reduced paybacks on VP, video keno and certainly slots as well as deteriorating rules on table games.
March 10th, 2012 at 6:05:09 AM permalink
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No charge. The only time I ever heard of one was for last new year's eve.
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March 10th, 2012 at 6:09:27 AM permalink
DJTeddyBear
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Instituting such a charge would be a logistical nightmare.

The only way it would be a high enough fee to make it profitable would be for New Year's Eve.
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March 10th, 2012 at 6:24:35 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
No charge. The only time I ever heard of one was for last new year's eve.


Thanks.

Maybe that is what he was thinking about. The guy was about a 90% sharp, meaning he knew the basics but when I talked a few really advanced things he didn't even get the reasoning.
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March 10th, 2012 at 9:19:26 AM permalink
EvenBob
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It would be impossible, there's only a bajillion different
ways to enter the thing.
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March 10th, 2012 at 10:41:07 AM permalink
FleaStiff
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Quote: AZDuffman
Is there now an admission charge for The Freemont Street Experience?
No, public relations and logistical nightmare ... I do however believe there is a surcharge on the businesses that border the area and they pay for the FSE on the theory that businesses in the area benefit from it.
March 10th, 2012 at 10:54:54 AM permalink
Doc
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Quote: FleaStiff
... I do however believe there is a surcharge on the businesses that border the area and they pay for the FSE ....
Is everyone paying their share now? I recall hearing that there had been some persistent delinquencies on paying the fees.

Also, I'm not sure that all of the businesses bordering the area are involved in the support. The Viva Vision screen displays the sponsors' names. I don't know whether there is separate sponsorship/fees for Viva Vision and the other elements of the FSE.
March 10th, 2012 at 12:27:32 PM permalink
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