Paigowdan
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April 13th, 2017 at 2:22:56 AM permalink
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Paigowdan
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April 13th, 2017 at 2:22:56 AM permalink
No one's upset, and some left fine but some not, depending on the person. A mixed bag. All in all, it's more of an annoyance for, or lamentation on being a break-in place.

I will say that many dealer Issues simply come out of inexperience and newness, and simple ignorance of work experience, ("being green"), and not from bad will, though the effect is the same and looks poor.

Break-in places take the brunt of the learning curve, and not every fine point is covered or taught, or taught correctly, in a store-front dealer's school.
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April 13th, 2017 at 5:12:26 AM permalink
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This included an engineering firm in NY before I left for Vegas, and also Stations, when I opened the spa.


You owned a spa in Las Vegas? In competition with the casino-funded spas? Wow.
I know Day Spas became quite profitable in Seattle and elsewhere and even here in Florida day spas often improve a man's enjoyment of his golf game or his fishing experience. Indeed some day spas advertise a 'drop the wife off here and then go fishing' theme. Quite a few spas opened in Biloxi and retaining personnel was a problem for awhile, but I would never have the courage to open a spa in Vegas and try to compete against casino-located spas or casino-affiliated spas.

I think its good when a company has excellent health insurance and pension plans, it means they not only value their employees but tend to value harmony as well.
Paigowdan
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April 13th, 2017 at 8:39:33 AM permalink
Yes; my wife runs it. It's on Eastern Ave & Tropicana.
Casino spas cost a fortune, and only "resort" casinos have them (some strip properties, and Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock, etc.)

There are a number of local non-casino spas around town. Our business is doing well with my wife as the "pit boss' there.
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Ahigh
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April 13th, 2017 at 2:08:57 PM permalink
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Been mentioned a few times around here that the name is "sweat joint" Think it was Ahigh who had tee shirts made up to wear there.





South point has the second-worst game run in Vegas. First worst is the Wynn, who decided to follow suit of the South Point after a earnings conference call where Steve Wynn pontificated as if he had been running casinos in Vegas longer than anyone else and knew what best to do.

Ask his craps dealers how the tokes went after his policies. Not exactly creating "stories" of the pleasant variety, huh, Steve?

We need a new "sweat joint" shirt starting with a Wynn Nike Golf shirt.

The Cromwell offers 100x odds, BTW, and last time I was in Vegas, that's the ONLY place for a REAL gambler to play. The second day the Cromwell was open, I suggested that they do 100x odds, but I never expected that they would.

I also make claim to the idea to offer free buys on the four and ten that were adopted after I suggested the idea to Jim Simms when he was at the Downtown Grand. Nobody except Jim Simms, apparently, knows that it was my suggestion to do the free buys, but that idea definitely came from me.

One day I might meet Steve Wynn. I still have a tremendous amount of respect for the man, but I think his move to double odds was "watch the right hand" (Las Vegas doing good) while the left hand was covering up the abysmal performance of Macau Baccarat revenue. They've lost half their market cap since the peak on their ticker if I have my information right (about ten billion).

DO NOT PATRONIZE PLACES THAT TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS TERRIBLY.

That is, unless, of course, you wish to fling it right back at them (how they treat you like an inferior and/or idiot for trying to set the dice, then go a step further to pretend that it worries them).

For some, the idea that (or attention relating to) the house sweating the money is an entertaining component to the game. If you don't believe me, go and watch some people taunting the box-man as they make prop bets, grunt on release, and snap their fingers when the dice hit the table claiming they are hurting the casino.

You just don't want to play with these type of people or in this type of casino. Not ever, really, unless you just like the entertainment of the fantasy of it all and don't mind letting them take your money faster.
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April 13th, 2017 at 3:54:32 PM permalink
If you don't snap n grunt when throwing the dice, don't expect to win.
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April 13th, 2017 at 3:57:22 PM permalink
Snap n grunt is one of them there superstitions. No, you need to grunt n snap.
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April 13th, 2017 at 5:23:44 PM permalink
Actually the guys that can distract the staff long enough to rub the dice on their balls on a 100 degree Vegas Day usually win. Something about the sweat. I am assuming that is the sweat we are talking about here, correct?

Otherwise I don't see a LV casino sweating any so called dice influencer/ controller.
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April 13th, 2017 at 7:12:04 PM permalink
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Otherwise I don't see a LV casino sweating any so called dice influencer/ controller.



They aren't sweating "so called dice influencer" .. they are sweating every shooter that doesn't hit the back wall.
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April 13th, 2017 at 7:25:43 PM permalink
Blame ownership, not the pit.
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