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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:11:23 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

It's definitely stealing to take food from a buffet. Though some allow it in moderation. At circus circus they encouraged me to take a cookie.



I agree. Just about every buffet has rules against leaving with food. Some, like the dining commons at UCSB, let you leave with one handheld item like a piece of fruit or a cookie. When you pay to enter you are engaging in a contract and agree to their rules. If you don't like their rules, don't go.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:28:06 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I agree. Just about every buffet has rules against leaving with food.



It's the same reason Vegas casinos
don't have free beverage stations
like Indian casinos do. In Vegas
the homeless would line up and
fill gallon jugs with Coke and Pepsi
and free coffee.

If there was no punishment for
taking food from a buffet, people
would fill a shopping bag with
cookies and desserts and bread
and anything else that didn't leak
all over and the restaurant would
close in a week.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:38:16 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It's the same reason Vegas casinos
don't have free beverage stations
like Indian casinos do. In Vegas
the homeless would line up and
fill gallon jugs with Coke and Pepsi
and free coffee.



I have a friend who used to eat at the McDonalds at the D at a lot (where we've had some WoV McNugget challenges). He said he would often see what looked like bums fill a coin cup (this was before TITO was the norm) with soda from McDonald's former self-serve soda machine without paying a dime. It came as no surprise to him when McDonalds moved the machine behind the counter.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:39:56 PM permalink
There is one well hidden inside an MGM property on the strip.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:44:08 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

There is one well hidden inside an MGM property on the strip.



I'm stumped. I know all of them pretty well, but you got me there. I don't think it should count if it is in a high limit room or employee area.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:46:39 PM permalink
I'll leave it for the scavengers to find :X

Not in those areas. But is in a food area. And we did ask if we could use it without buying a cup and was told yes. This was also a few years ago also, so it could've changed.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 8:54:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

looked like bums fill a coin cup (this was before TITO was the norm) with soda from McDonald's former self-serve soda machine



My local casino has 3 large free beverage
stations with 6 kinds of soft drinks, hot
cocoa, and regular and decaf coffee. You
never see anybody abusing them. But
the casino is in the middle of a corn
field 20 miles from any city. Lots of
deer, no homeless people.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 9:02:07 PM permalink
Every casino I've been to outside of Vegas has multiple free beverage stations.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 9:04:24 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

I once found a $20 bill in while checking out at Walmart and promptly handed it to the cashier and told them I had just found it.

Would you just pocket a wallet, a pair of sunglasses, or a cell phone if you found it laying around? I think most people would call any of that stealing.

Why would lost petty cash be any different than any other property, and automatically be considered fair game to any bystander?



Not addressing the legal issue.

I'm a pretty big ADD-tard so I drop more money than most people. I think, like most people, I assume it's gone. I'm not going to go walking around businesses asking if anyone turned in $5 or $20. I find no fault with the person who found it and put it in their pocket. They probably assume that the owner of the money will not even bother looking for it.

If it was a big wad of cash, then I'd ask.

Sunglasses... sort of depends. If it's in a business, sure, turn em in. If it's on the street, keep 'em rather than taking them to the PD, where they will sit in a box forever.

Phone/wallet: it's pretty easy to find the owner, so return it to them.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 10:08:39 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Every casino I've been to outside of Vegas has multiple free beverage stations.



I find this to be true of isolated casinos in non-populated areas. Casinos that rely on locals or highway traffic. I can't recall seeing free soda machines in big gambling cities like Laughlin, Reno, AC, Tunica, or Biloxi.
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