Vegasrider
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February 11th, 2021 at 1:52:47 PM permalink
Most free beverages stations are gone at the moment due to C19 guidelines prohibiting self serve. Kind of like eliminating the drinking fountains that you would normally see in public places.

When it comes to drinks, most casinos apply comps against the department, so if a player playing in the pit request a free drink, the pit is charged for the drink at full price. No discounts, each department must account for what they have gained and lost in terms of profits. So if I'm playing Bingo, that drink gets charged against the Bingo room. So the way I see it, the food and beverage department will be gaining the net profits by reducing the pour as customers may start ordering more drinks while they play, which in turm would go against the gaming profits.
billryan
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Thanks for this post from:
Joeman
February 11th, 2021 at 4:50:00 PM 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 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.



I'm sure that was the case in the 1950s thru the 1970s when drinking was a much larger part of life, but I'm not sure it's the case anymore.
marcel55
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February 23rd, 2021 at 6:33:56 AM permalink
Yeah I remember that also.
speedycrap
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February 23rd, 2021 at 7:37:20 AM permalink
Casino is more than happy to offer alcohol. Alcohol gets you excited and make bolder decision.
Venentian poker room had self serving beverage station 2018. I wonder it is still there.
TinMan
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February 23rd, 2021 at 7:50:27 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

I have seen casinos serve compíd draft beer in tiny 6oz plastic cups.



I hate this as well. Especially places that do it for coffee and soda. Some properties will give you basically a shot glass of coffee. (I believe the Orleans does this). The good ones will give you a proper 10-12 oz cup with a lid. I strongly prefer coffee in a paper cup to one in glass.

Iíve stopped ordering soft drinks from the cocktail waitress at some properties. If thereís a food court I can usually find a large fountain soda for $3 or so that is easily 5x-6x the size of the comped sodas.
If anyone gives you 10,000 to 1 on anything, you take it. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to be a very rich dude.
EvenBob
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February 23rd, 2021 at 10:27:39 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm sure that was the case in the 1950s thru the 1970s when drinking was a much larger part of life,



Look at the show Madmen, they
drank in the office all day long.
That's not an exaggeration, it
was thought alcohol inspires
more original thought in
advertising. Turns out they
were correct, that's why so
many famous authors drank.
Weed has the opposite effect,
it kills creativity.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
gamerfreak
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February 23rd, 2021 at 10:35:21 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Weed has the opposite effect,
it kills creativity.


lol
rxwine
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February 23rd, 2021 at 11:44:22 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Look at the show Madmen, they
drank in the office all day long.
That's not an exaggeration, it
was thought alcohol inspires
more original thought in
advertising. Turns out they
were correct, that's why so
many famous authors drank.
Weed has the opposite effect,
it kills creativity.



Picasso before weed.

After weed
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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February 23rd, 2021 at 12:13:17 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

lol




"Smoking weed not only harms your health but also reduces your creative thinking capabilities, according to researchers. Smoking weed may put you at risk of losing your creativity as well as make you less aware of your mistakes. The findings showed that cannabis users were less able to brainstorm, a mental process that is crucial for creative performance."

This certainly isn't 'new' information.
I knew this when I smoked weed in
the 70's. I saw it in my friends. I've
heard comedians tell stories about
how their careers went nowhere
until they quit the weed.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
marcel55
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February 24th, 2021 at 6:22:58 AM permalink
Alcohol doesn't only make you excited its makes you much more :D

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