DeMango
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December 29th, 2016 at 11:10:51 PM permalink
Quote: ukaserex

Thank you for this endorsement. How is the internet there? I found the internet at PCR to be horrible. Couldn't stream videos a bit.


PCR, I assume Pearl Casino Resort? Scarlet Pearl is very good, as is Harrah's, Treasure Bay and seemingly slightly slower, Hard Rock. I do a bit of video streaming and the latter had minor issues. But those are the only rooms in my rotation, so I can't speak for all.
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LuckyPhow
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December 30th, 2016 at 6:37:31 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff


The ... Vegas Strip ... casinos seem to outsource their internet access but ... don't want to provide anything over minimal ...


FleaS,

Can't say I'm surprised, what with all the complaints everyone has about parking fees, wretched VP, horrible BJ rules, terrible service by hosts & staff, and on and on. Why would casinos not put the "squeeze" on hotel guests?

And, the casinos start with an overall "guaranteed" advantage. Their greed seems to ooze from every pore.

Quote: FleaStiff


Tunica is the worst.


A careful check would probably show that the most accurate geographic definition of "middle of nowhere" is Tunica. I don't want to give it any undeserved credit. For what it is, I think it does a pretty good job of trying to give gaming patrons a fair deal. That's generally been my experience when I've played there. Of course, your mileage may vary.

However, for a better-than-average gaming location, gimmie Biloxi any day.
LuckyPhow
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December 30th, 2016 at 7:13:16 AM permalink
Quote: ukaserex


Thank you for this [Scarlet Pearl] endorsement. How is the internet there? I found the internet at PCR to be horrible. Couldn't stream videos a bit.


uk,

I'm not sure the Palace Casino has its "technology" act completely up to date. About 2 years ago, I had a discussion with some Biloxi casino security staff. They told me every casino in the Biloxi/Gulfport area had digital security cameras. That is, every casino except the Palace Casino, which was still using video cassette recorders. Whereas other casinos could answer a question from the floor in less than a minute, it could take 30 minutes at the Palace. The poor service you experienced could be because the Palace Casino internet service is similarly behind the times. But, Palace Casino hasn't given me a good room offer in years, so I cannot speak about its current service.

As far as my own experience with internet access from casino hotels, it has been good overall. My recent bad experience at the IP Casino is contrary to what I normally find. I've also had good experience at Beau Rivage, Scarlet Pearl (which probably has the newest everything), and the Golden Nugget (which has other "stuff" I do not like, but I'll give it an OK on internet access).

I don't stream movies on my computer. However, I have logged into the live poker game feed from Jason Sommerville (aka, JCarver) on his Twitch TV show (IMHO, best accessed here: Run It UP Poker), and I cannot recall any significant problems at any of the Biloxi casino hotels where I've stayed.
FleaStiff
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December 30th, 2016 at 7:20:00 AM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

... for a better-than-average gaming location, gimmie Biloxi any day.

Yes. I wish they would install a great municipal de-humidifier, but I do agree. Biloxi is much closer for me than Vegas and the term "Vegas" just doesn't cut as much ice as before.

As with all casinos, there are pluses and minuses; many of them are uniquely personal to the individual player, but its a 'casino-dense' area and the Beau Rivage's Point Sytem extends the benefits fun-area even further.

Its not Vegas and it doesn't pretend to be, besides it sure is closer to Florida than Vegas is. Cheaper and shorter flights. And, perhaps because its in the South, coffee is an accepted beveage whereas Vegas MBAs tend to discourage in-room coffee makers.
ukaserex
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January 4th, 2017 at 1:09:58 PM permalink
PCR - sorry, I was referring to Palace Casino Resort.

There were many nights I'd had a free room - but no fridge, no microwave and the internet was like a fast dial-up. Good enough for email, but no streaming.

Now that I can record Netflix, it wouldn't be an issue - but last year, staying there alone, sometimes my discipline got suspect and I'd lose what I won just because I got bored and wanted to try something new. Foolish.

So, I stopped staying there.
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