Boz
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November 21st, 2016 at 6:47:22 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

I keep the LVA book in my car when I travel around Las Vegas. Such things as 25% off Binion's Steak house is a huge savings on a great dinner AND a great Vegas experience; so is two-for-one show tickets. Just about any casino in any area has a good perk in the coupon book. I can't complain.


This may be true, but I am thankful for the praise and recommendations my book has so far received. It very well defined this niche of game design technique, and as a more formal discipline. It might not be a big niche, but to me and many others it is an important area, and was worth the effort to publish, as short lived as you seem to hope it will be.


I get real discounts from it, and many business get my patronage: I see this as a good thing, and little wrong in this.



Only going to say if you get value from it, you got your monies worth for it. I would question how many of the same coupons are available in free books out there. Perhaps a job for Mission. Would add value to the site, perhaps at the expense of a "friend " of the site. Comparing it to the ACG would be even better.

The advertising is invaluable to you, but don't use it as an ad for AC's deal without proof, or you can. We all have our gods we owe our justification to.
Boz
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November 24th, 2016 at 4:26:43 PM permalink
And today Curtis sends out deals on Dan's book. I get trying to sell your book and supporting those who help you, it's the American way. But don't expect me to accept your defense of his as non biased.

I again think it is a good challenge for Mission to compare the paid books to the free coupons available on the street. But even AC says to not buy his membership for the business alone. I give him credit for that.
Mission146
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November 24th, 2016 at 7:09:58 PM permalink
Quote: Boz



I again think it is a good challenge for Mission to compare the paid books to the free coupons available on the street. But even AC says to not buy his membership for the business alone. I give him credit for that.



I'll do it next time I'm there, as long as that doesn't necessitate me using the coupons for hot, hot girls.
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Paigowdan
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November 24th, 2016 at 7:29:01 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

And today Curtis sends out deals on Dan's book. I get trying to sell your book and supporting those who help you, it's the American way. But don't expect me to accept your defense of his as non biased.


Biased? It isn't me. Very many people take the position that his products (books, newsletters, and LVA features and offers) are very good and that they certainly offer something positive and useful. If you and others disagree, fine, as many do agree.

I and others feel that LVA and Huntington press offer a lot to gamblers and the industry, and that's a good thing. He seeks to provide what he feels and believes are good things to offer, and many agree with him. I think Curtis deserves every bit of his success. I can't think of another outfit that is the go to place for things Las Vegas and gaming related to the degree that LVA and Huntington Press is. I'd be biased if I said they were good when they're were not. I am not biased if I say they're good, positive, and useful if they really are, as that's calling a strike a strike.

As for his Huntington Press, I am very pleased they think my book is very fine and that they were happy to publish it. I certainly think it is an extremely helpful book to anyone who wants to investigate or even commit to the process of getting a game out. When it received a great endorsement as to this exact goal and effect by the Center for Gaming Research at UNLV, I was impressed. I will say that while some have an attitude of "good for you, Dan, I am and proud and happy for you," others are very sour grapes and resentful about this for some reason, and so I see mixed responses from people, a mixed bag.
Last edited by: Paigowdan on Nov 24, 2016
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