mcallister3200
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February 10th, 2021 at 7:51:03 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak


I donít understand why they donít just use offer canned soft drinks. I am able to order cans of redbull from CET diamond menu, but not any other soft drink.



I doubt theyíre getting the soda out of a can.
HokusPokus
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February 10th, 2021 at 8:12:55 PM permalink
Sounds like I'll be ordering 2 drinks whenever I'm at a Caesars property. Does this really matter? How many people pay for drinks anyway? I guess the more liquid, the more I'll have to use the restroom.
gamerfreak
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February 11th, 2021 at 5:40:42 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

I doubt theyíre getting the soda out of a can.


I understand it usually comes from a soda gun behind the bar.

My point is that people expect a full size drink, I think thatís pretty obvious by the replies in this thread. Beverage industry standard for a drink is 1.5oz liquor, 5oz wine, 12-16oz beer or soft drink. The skimpy coffee and soft drinks that are usually served are not worth the $1 you are expected to tip.

Harrahís philly and Delaware park (and Iím sure others) used to have free self serve soft drink stations. Iím sure they are gone now, because according to the casino shills in this thread, anyone who is not boozing in the casino belongs in an arcade.
ThatDonGuy
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February 11th, 2021 at 6:20:46 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Harrahís philly and Delaware park (and Iím sure others) used to have free self serve soft drink stations. Iím sure they are gone now, because according to the casino shills in this thread, anyone who is not boozing in the casino belongs in an arcade.


Didn't at least one Vegas casino have a soft drink station on the casino floor, only to realize that it might as well have put up a giant sign at the entrance saying, "Free Soft Drinks For The Homeless"?
gamerfreak
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February 11th, 2021 at 6:25:16 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Didn't at least one Vegas casino have a soft drink station on the casino floor, only to realize that it might as well have put up a giant sign at the entrance saying, "Free Soft Drinks For The Homeless"?


I can see it being a disaster in Vegas or AC.

Security is much tighter at Delaware/Pennsylvania casinos. Generally every casino floor entrance has a security desk you need to pass through.
billryan
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February 11th, 2021 at 9:14:38 AM permalink
On the other hand, if the casinos can turn a money-losing division into a profit center, perhaps they could offer better gaming.
Forty years ago, good restaurants in Vegas were pretty rare and everyone expected dirt cheap buffets. Shows and night clubs were money losers intended to keep gamblers in the casino. Times changed and so did the casinos.
Other than tradition, why should casinos be expected to give away free drinks? You pay $15 to see a movie and they charge you $6 for fifteen cents worth of soda. You pay $100 to see the Dodgers and they charge you $10 for a beer, yet a casino is executed to give free stuff to you for walking in the door.
mcallister3200
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February 11th, 2021 at 9:42:05 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

On the other hand, if the casinos can turn a money-losing division into a profit center, perhaps they could offer better gaming.
Forty years ago, good restaurants in Vegas were pretty rare and everyone expected dirt cheap buffets. Shows and night clubs were money losers intended to keep gamblers in the casino. Times changed and so did the casinos.



Did the gaming ever get better as a result of those changes? Is there any reason based on gaming trends to believe that it would if free drinks went away? It would be yet another reason for people to gamble at the local rather than go to Nevada, MS, or AC when they often have to pay for drinks anyway at the local. Green light/red light system seems to work pretty well they can probably always tighten that up more require more play.
Joeman
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February 11th, 2021 at 10:38:38 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Other than tradition, why should casinos be expected to give away free drinks? You pay $15 to see a movie and they charge you $6 for fifteen cents worth of soda. You pay $100 to see the Dodgers and they charge you $10 for a beer, yet a casino is executed to give free stuff to you for walking in the door.

I thought the whole reason for comping drinks for gamblers was because the resulting increase in gaming revenue due to drunk patrons would exceed the outlay for the free drinks. Is this not the case? (Any more?)

I know that if I get toasty at the Dodger game, I'm not going to just give them an extra $500 for the seat I paid $100 for. However, in the casino I may give them more than I was intending if I were inebriated.
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EvenBob
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February 11th, 2021 at 10:46:16 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Didn't at least one Vegas casino have a soft drink station on the casino floor, only to realize that it might as well have put up a giant sign at the entrance saying, "Free Soft Drinks For The Homeless"?



One of my local casino's got
rid of the free beverage
station a couple years ago
and players almost rioted.
They put a smaller station
back in and all that did
was make for longer lines.
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DRich
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February 11th, 2021 at 11:07:59 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I thought the whole reason for comping drinks for gamblers was because the resulting increase in gaming revenue due to drunk patrons would exceed the outlay for the free drinks. Is this not the case? (Any more?)



I don't think that is the case. People just like free stuff and are willing to go back to where they get free stuff. Same reason they give free rooms and free buffets.
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