DRich
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September 2nd, 2015 at 4:47:43 PM permalink
I saw this link posted on Lasvegasadvisor.com. If this catches on there are going to be lots of unhappy cocktail waitresses, bartenders, and frugal customers.



http://vitalvegas.com/mirage-las-vegas-tests-comped-drink-voucher-system-everything-is-ruined/
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djatc
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September 2nd, 2015 at 5:36:47 PM permalink
I saw this in another post about "loose machines"

Loose machine
8/5 db

Pick one
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MaxPen
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September 2nd, 2015 at 6:27:50 PM permalink
Another win for the bean counters. Problem is you have to plant seeds in order for future bean crops to grow. Casinos will eventually have such acidic soil nothing will grow and the bean counters will have nothing to count except expenses.

It is a shame. Just yesterday the Downtown Grand no longer validates parking with a player card. You have to be silver to park in the garage for free. Valeting requires the top tier black card. Anybody else must pay $7. Place looked like a ghost town. Restaurant recently removed their 10% players card discount. Drop off in business notable.

More and more people will decide to go to their local casinos in their home states if Vegas tries to go the captive audience route. First person to bring back the 80's - 90's experience with comp discretion and game rules will crush it. The place won't be big enough to service all the players that would flow through the doors.

Sucks to be a bartender at the Mirage now...LOL
zoobrew
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September 2nd, 2015 at 6:47:45 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen



More and more people will decide to go to their local casinos in their home states if Vegas tries to go the captive audience route. First person to bring back the 80's - 90's experience with comp discretion and game rules will crush it. The place won't be big enough to service all the players that would flow through the doors.



You do know that many local casinos in their home states charge for drinks, parking and they are even non-smoking.
Rigondeaux
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September 2nd, 2015 at 7:02:20 PM permalink
I assume the point is, if Vegas becomes like that, why bother coming here?
zoobrew
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September 2nd, 2015 at 7:24:41 PM permalink
Yea, I was a little slow on catching the point.
RS
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September 2nd, 2015 at 9:12:30 PM permalink
DTG is an awful casino. It is always dead, yet it takes an infinite amount of time to get your car from valet. Although it isn't their fault, location is awful. Every time I've tried to get a free bet voucher or promo chips, something's f***ed up in the system. The players club/cashier people look on the computer, insist I have nothing for free bets. I show them my mailed and tell 'em to keep looking. They guarantee me there's nothing there. Tell 'em to keep looking. Finally they find it and say, "Yeah we've been having lots of problems with the system where the free bet listing doesn't show up on the main page so we have to go back a page or 2.".....THEN WHY THE HELL DID YOU JUST TELL ME I HAD NOTHING, WHEN YOU DAMN WELL KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN PROBLEMS WITH THE SYSTEM AND YOU HAVE TO GO BACK 2 PAGES??!!


I've actually gone in there before, gave the cashier/club person my card+ID and said, "I should have XXX in a free bet voucher, you gotta go 2 pages back from the main screen in order to find it." And they were surprised and asked how I knew where they had to go on the computer.


DTG's 3:2 DD BJ game has been closed the last 4 visits I've made to that dump. Twice on a weekend night time, probably 8-10 PM, and twice during the day. It's never open. That 6:5 DD BJ game never has any action on it, either. I'm thinking the casino hates money and just wants to see how much they can lose before they go out of business. I hope they go out of business soon and let someone else take over.
teddys
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September 3rd, 2015 at 11:21:50 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen


More and more people will decide to go to their local casinos in their home states if Vegas tries to go the captive audience route. First person to bring back the 80's - 90's experience with comp discretion and game rules will crush it. The place won't be big enough to service all the players that would flow through the doors.

I find that the El Cortez is one of the only casinos that treats low rollers fairly. That's kind of sad.
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JohnnyQ
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September 3rd, 2015 at 2:41:44 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Just yesterday the Downtown Grand no longer validates parking with a player card. You have to be silver to park in the garage for free. Valeting requires the top tier black card. Anybody else must pay $7. Place looked like a ghost town. Restaurant recently removed their 10% players card discount. Drop off in business notable.


Classic death spiral has officially begun ?

So where are the good places to park downtown now ?
Like the castle in its corner In a medieval game; I foresee terrible trouble And I stay here just the same
DoubleOrNothing
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September 3rd, 2015 at 2:46:09 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Classic death spiral has officially begun ?

Don't worry. Who needs all that stuff, anyway?

Did you know that spirals are made up of the internal structure of the ellipses?
I can't believe what I believe.

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