darkoz
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September 20th, 2018 at 11:35:24 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

New Yorker Magazine.
Sept 5, 2018
Culture section article on the NYC Korean community and the "casino bus people" who share a life of poverty.



Thanks. Just read it

Nothing inaccurate but a very small article with no resolution

It ends with a discussion of one guy searching for his brother who he suspects is gambling but doesnt find him

Okay sooo?

Im sure there are plenty of people who have lost touch with someone and are searching for them.
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billryan
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September 20th, 2018 at 12:11:19 PM permalink
The one and only time I took a " China Town" express bus from Flushing to AC, you paid $15 and got $20 and a $10 food credit.
They also stamped your wrist to ensure just one bonus per day.
MaxPen
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September 20th, 2018 at 12:14:28 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

New Yorker Magazine.
Sept 5, 2018
Culture section article on the NYC Korean community and the "casino bus people" who share a life of poverty.




Where is the link to the article?
FleaStiff
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September 20th, 2018 at 12:28:44 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Where is the link to the article?


Article blurb.
https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/e-tammy-kim
ChesterDog
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September 20th, 2018 at 12:52:28 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

The one and only time I took a " China Town" express bus from Flushing to AC, you paid $15 and got $20 and a $10 food credit.
They also stamped your wrist to ensure just one bonus per day.



Now, one must show photo ID to get the $25 bonus, which is put into the rider's Total Rewards account. (The rider is also given a $25 direct bet coupon.)

I don't know whether a rider, now, is restricted to one bonus per day or not.
darkoz
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September 20th, 2018 at 2:02:47 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

The one and only time I took a " China Town" express bus from Flushing to AC, you paid $15 and got $20 and a $10 food credit.
They also stamped your wrist to ensure just one bonus per day.



There is no hustle between flushing and ac on the chinatown buses. There are AC busses but the offers are scoffed at

The main hustle is the sands casino
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billryan
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September 20th, 2018 at 7:19:54 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

There is no hustle between flushing and ac on the chinatown buses. There are AC busses but the offers are scoffed at

The main hustle is the sands casino



Last time I went to AC by bus, the Sands was still open. My knowledge of AC is very dated.
darkoz
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September 20th, 2018 at 8:37:00 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Last time I went to AC by bus, the Sands was still open. My knowledge of AC is very dated.



I see

I remember the Sands AC

To bring you up to date

The Sands in AC was torn down sometime in the late 90's early 2000's to make way for the Pinnacle

But fundinng fell through. Its now an empty lot

2009 the Sands casino was built in Bensalem Pennsylvania. To compete they offerred and still offer good fp incsntives to the NY market

Thats the bus hustle you see us mentioning
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Hoodstar
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September 20th, 2018 at 8:37:32 PM permalink
Heís talking about the Sands in PA i would imagine. For a long time when riders would arrive by bus to the Sands the casino greeter would hand each rider a blank players card with 45$ on them. There were a ton of Asians who just rode the bus back and forth multiple times today and sold the 45$ card or played it out and were making a living basically living on a bus lol. To my knowledge the Sands fixed that awhile ago, been a long time since Iíve been though.
darkoz
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September 20th, 2018 at 8:43:06 PM permalink
Quote: Hoodstar

Heís talking about the Sands in PA i would imagine. For a long time when riders would arrive by bus to the Sands the casino greeter would hand each rider a blank players card with 45$ on them. There were a ton of Asians who just rode the bus back and forth multiple times today and sold the 45$ card or played it out and were making a living basically living on a bus lol. To my knowledge the Sands fixed that awhile ago, been a long time since Iíve been though.



I went about a year and half ago although not by bus. Met some of the bus riders still doing the same hustle

The only thing Sands did to my knowledge was disallow freeplay on the video blackjack and VP tables

From the article published this month in the New Yorker it sounds like its still going on
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