aceofspades
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sabre
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November 23rd, 2015 at 12:58:45 PM permalink
I'm not surprised. MGM seems to be tightening it's free drink offerings across the board.

Was playing briefly at the Mirage bar by the lobby before a show recently. Friend ordered a drink and played for about 5 mins. Went to cashout and the bartender said he was going to charge her $11 for the drink if she didn't play longer.
Romes
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November 23rd, 2015 at 12:59:50 PM permalink
I'm sure "exceptions" are made for those in the high limit room, where you like to be =P.

Most of us "non-high limit" schmucks won't even mind, ha. Though recently I've been really enjoying top shelf stuff!

It's the business model of the 2000's... EVERY YEAR WE HAVE TO MAKE MORE. Companies have no clue that there's a market cap on EVERYTHING. There's only so many people in the world, so many people that you can 'convert' to having interest in your product, and only so much money that can possibly even have/make in order to use on your product.

Yet every year stockholders/execs get together and execs get fired if they didn't make more than the year prior. That leads to execs making STUPID decisions, such as cutting wages, firing employees, and in the casino world slashing comps, etc, etc... which in turn drives both their good employees AND customers AWAY, thus lowering their take for the next year and them getting fired only to have the cycle start all over with the new exec that wants to find ways to cut costs to keep his job.

Companies today (stockholders/execs/etc) are majorly just completely incompetent on how to actually run a company.
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EvenBob
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November 23rd, 2015 at 1:26:39 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

wow

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/blog/5735/pgp-aria-limits-comp-booze-offerings-to-well-brands/



Most people have mixed drinks and
can't tell the difference anyway. The
difference between Makers Mark and
Jim Beam is minimal. And who drinks
vodka straight up. It all tastes the same
when drowned in orange juice, Coke,
or cranberry juice. Smirnoff is a good
vodka, it won't matter.

Smirnoff and Beam aren't exactly well
brands either, those are usually call
brands. A typical well brand is usually
something you've never heard of.
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MathExtremist
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November 23rd, 2015 at 1:47:07 PM permalink
But if you're drinking Scotch, it really, really does matter. I think I've had Macallan 12 at Aria before (comped while playing $25 craps). What's their "well" Scotch now? And Scotch isn't a typical base liquor for mixing because "peaty" doesn't go well with a lot of things the way "sweet" or "spicy" do. Blood and Sand, anyone?
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November 23rd, 2015 at 1:48:50 PM permalink
This is only the beginning. First they came for the top shelf, I didn't speak since I don't drink top shelf.

Next they came for the bottom shelf, I didn't speak since I don't drink alcohol.

Next they came for the beer, I didn't speak since I don't drink beer.

Next they came for the COKE/PEPSI brands, but nobody spoke for me since there was nobody left!

But seriously, I better get coke or pepsi when I ask for one none of this Safeway Select shit.


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aceofspades
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November 23rd, 2015 at 1:55:26 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

I'm sure "exceptions" are made for those in the high limit room, where you like to be =P.




The last time I was there, the bartenders/cocktail waitresses informed me that I could only get a drink while playing at a table. I used to wait and get a drink after I was done playing - unfortunately, the eye in the sky now watches and bartenders cannot give a player a drink before or after they play without being charged full price or with a comp called in from a host
EvenBob
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November 23rd, 2015 at 2:08:01 PM permalink
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But if you're drinking Scotch, it really, really does matter.



I didn't mention Scotch because it's the
least ordered liquor in a bar. The three
heavy weights are vodka, bourbon, and
gin. Vodka is the leader because it mixes
with everything. I used to drink scotch,
Amaretto, and milk in a bucket glass.
A couple of those and you're on your way.
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aceofspades
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November 23rd, 2015 at 2:11:29 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I didn't mention Scotch because it's the
least ordered liquor in a bar. The three
heavy weights are vodka, bourbon, and
gin. Vodka is the leader because it mixes
with everything. I used to drink scotch,
Amaretto, and milk in a bucket glass.
A couple of those and you're on your way.




Gin is a Big 3 I thought tequila before gin?
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November 23rd, 2015 at 2:18:41 PM permalink
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Gin is a Big 3 I thought tequila before gin?



I would have thought rum.
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