Vegasrider
Vegasrider
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March 19th, 2021 at 9:50:31 PM permalink
Because of C19, a poker room inside a popular casino in Northern Nevada never re-opened. Itís been over a year and I just assumed it would eventually return. But it hasnít and I am probably the only local person who is wondering what ever happened to the drop that technically belongs to the players. Turns out I think it was transferred to the slot department because they have been holding a bunch of ridiculous promotions, giving away tens of thousands of dollars.

My question, does Nevada gaming allow poker drops for jackpots to be redirected to other gaming departments? When a poker room closes or will close, they pretty much give the money away in terms of a free roll tournament or other promotions held within the poker room. This is the 1st Iíve heard of just taking away the poker jackpot money that was put in throughout the live games and redirected to the slots. Hmmm, kind of unethical to me. But again, there is no more live poker.
AxelWolf
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March 20th, 2021 at 3:38:24 AM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Because of C19, a poker room inside a popular casino in Northern Nevada never re-opened. Itís been over a year and I just assumed it would eventually return. But it hasnít and I am probably the only local person who is wondering what ever happened to the drop that technically belongs to the players. Turns out I think it was transferred to the slot department because they have been holding a bunch of ridiculous promotions, giving away tens of thousands of dollars.

My question, does Nevada gaming allow poker drops for jackpots to be redirected to other gaming departments? When a poker room closes or will close, they pretty much give the money away in terms of a free roll tournament or other promotions held within the poker room. This is the 1st Iíve heard of just taking away the poker jackpot money that was put in throughout the live games and redirected to the slots. Hmmm, kind of unethical to me. But again, there is no more live poker.

From my understanding, as long as NGC approves it, it's ok. If there is no more poker room, I have to give them a pass and just be thankful they are giving it away period.
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DRich
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March 20th, 2021 at 8:03:31 AM permalink
I doubt if the Gaming Control cares where the money is distributed as long as it is available for players to collect. The rule on slot machines is if money is transferred it has to be available on a game with similar or lower odds and similar or lower bet amount.
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Vegasrider
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March 20th, 2021 at 7:22:00 PM permalink
Well itís probably worth a call to NGC. How hard can it be to hold a free roll tournament for one day even if there a no more poker. They still have a poker room and the tables and chairs. Just no dealers.
onenickelmiracle
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March 21st, 2021 at 8:07:28 PM permalink
Does seem self-serving IMO. All they had to do was use the player's club system to give back to those who were playing with a card as some have done. They didn't in this case, so guess nobody in charge cared and they approved it and it's done with.

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