Nathan
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June 3rd, 2018 at 10:49:07 PM permalink
In Jumbo Buffet, a to go plate is roughly $3.99, after paying like $15 for all you can eat,(You pay roughly $22 including tax and tip for EVERYTHING( not expensive at all, presumably to discourage people from stealing the food. It's cheap so you'd feel like a real eel trying to steal a $3.99 plate of food.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 11:10:27 PM permalink
I thought a big reason there are not any self-service soft drinks or water fountains in Las Vegas casinos was because it would cause union problem, as it would hurt the CW's.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 11:27:22 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I thought a big reason there are not any self-service soft drinks or water fountains in Las Vegas casinos was because it would cause union problem, as it would hurt the CW's.



I would definitely think straight up BUMS filling up empty Pepsi bottles they got out of the garbage with free Casino soda from the self serve soda fountain and then attempting to "return" it at a local store such as Walgreen's for store credit would be the bigger problem. Something similar happened at a Burger King a long time ago. Some low life was siphoning the free hand sanitizer by filling up their own bottle before they were caught by manager and told that the sanitizer was meant for customers that were eating not for the general public to fill up their own personal bottle and make off with it.
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June 3rd, 2018 at 11:29:27 PM permalink
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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.



I can speak to ac and biloxi

Ac you are correct. No self-serve soda machines

Biloxi however does. Boomtown and hard rock are 2 at least
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June 4th, 2018 at 12:11:14 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I can speak to ac and biloxi
Ac you are correct. No self-serve soda machines
Biloxi however does. Boomtown and hard rock are 2 at least



It's an abuse issue. If the casino is
going to be giving freebies away
to the general population and not
just casino patrons, you won't see
them. Soaring Eagle in MI got
rid of theirs for awhile, but the
customers complained and they
brought it back. The new CEO said
it was a waste of money, but lost
business when she took it out.
So that was that.
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June 4th, 2018 at 1:01:38 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It's an abuse issue. If the casino is
going to be giving freebies away
to the general population and not
just casino patrons, you won't see
them. Soaring Eagle in MI got
rid of theirs for awhile, but the
customers complained and they
brought it back. The new CEO said
it was a waste of money, but lost
business when she took it out.
So that was that.




SHE.

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billryan
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June 4th, 2018 at 1:20:23 AM permalink
Glenn Wiggy has a fun read of a book about his year playing BJ at an Indian Casino. and the trouble he got in by abusing the casinos self service kiosk.
An ebook cost about $3 and the name is 1538 Free Waters and other Blackjack endeavors.
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June 4th, 2018 at 5:22:04 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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.

I always thought that it was the casinos that couldn't offer comp alcohol that had the self-serve machines. Kind of like a consolation for no free booze. All of the midwest casinos I've been to have had them, but I don't recall seeing them anywhere else. I'm sure there are exceptions to this.

If you don't give away free drinks, I bet you don't need nearly as many CW's. Perhaps it is cheaper to just install the beverage machines than hire the additional service staff.
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June 4th, 2018 at 6:07:36 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I thought a big reason there are not any self-service soft drinks or water fountains in Las Vegas casinos was because it would cause union problem, as it would hurt the CW's.



I don't know about that. The only ones I ever saw in Vegas were at the M, which took them out after a couple years or so.
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June 4th, 2018 at 6:13:21 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

I would definitely think straight up BUMS filling up empty Pepsi bottles they got out of the garbage with free Casino soda from the self serve soda fountain and then attempting to "return" it at a local store such as Walgreen's for store credit would be the bigger problem.



There was such a case on the People's Court a long time ago, back when Wapner was the judge. Somebody returned a bottle of soda to a convenience store because it was allegedly flat. The store owner refused so a lawsuit ensued. The owner complained how people try to cheat him all day long, that he didn't see the customer open the soda, and implied the soda he was returning wasn't his. Both parties were standing on principle and seemed to take it very seriously. In the end, I don't remember who won.

This goes to show the kind of thing that sticks in my brain.
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