CasinoKiller
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January 2nd, 2017 at 12:16:18 AM permalink
Put about $25 in coin in on Video BJ in 5 min, and nonetheless there was no free drink ticket that was printed for me. Casinos are the greediest of enterprises masqueraded as "loving winners"
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Zcore13
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January 2nd, 2017 at 12:43:54 AM permalink
Quote: CasinoKiller

Put about $25 in coin in on Video BJ in 5 min, and nonetheless there was no free drink ticket that was printed for me. Casinos are the greediest of enterprises masqueraded as "loving winners"



Wow! A whole $25? That'sounds probably a theoretical win for the house of $0.20. And you think you should get a $7 drink for that???

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mcallister3200
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January 2nd, 2017 at 12:55:48 AM permalink
More like $1 theoretical win, those "blackjack" machines always pay 1:1 on BJ, and most of the drinks actual cost is less than that. But your exaggerated point is still valid, gonna take more than that at a carpet joint with a drink monitoring system
onenickelmiracle
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January 2nd, 2017 at 1:12:12 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Wow! A whole $25? That'sounds probably a theoretical win for the house of $0.20. And you think you should get a $7 drink for that???

ZCore13

It's not a $7 drink. It's a $1 drink they charge $7 for. Making money on every customer, every time, is greedy for a casino. At a local casino nearby, have to get alcohol now with a tier drink benefit coupon, and not a milkshake I want. A simpler solution, would be to charge $2, $1 for the drink and $1 for the tip, with play. Then the casino would stop sweating and have happier employees and customers. They're greedy, so would insist on $2 just for the drink and the employees work for free as far as they're concerned.
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Zcore13
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January 2nd, 2017 at 2:24:25 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

More like $1 theoretical win, those "blackjack" machines always pay 1:1 on BJ, and most of the drinks actual cost is less than that. But your exaggerated point is still valid, gonna take more than that at a carpet joint with a drink monitoring system



Yes, I was exeragerating for effect, but as you said, nobody is going to get a free drink, even at a cost to the casino of $1, for $1 in theo.

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CasinoKiller
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January 2nd, 2017 at 2:39:52 AM permalink
Publicly traded companies have a motivation to be stingy greedy entities
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BlueEagle
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January 2nd, 2017 at 3:31:44 AM permalink
I played at a Cosmo bar the other month when a friend was in town. The first drink was free but the machine had to print out a ticket before the next drink could be comped. The bartender said something about it being more a timed thing rather than based on coin-in. It felt like it took a while to get the first coupon, but after I had the second drink, I got the vouchers before I was needing a refill.

Recently I was at MGM Grand and decided to play a VP machine at The Lobby Bar so that I could get a cocktail in a bigger (regular sized) glass. The bartender made my drink and then attempted to charge me $12+. I found out the first drink isn't free, I would have to play until the machine printed out a ticket. I said forget that, cashed out and went to another bar that isn't on the drink ticket system (but then got served a drink in the same tiny glass that is served on the floor.)
sabre
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January 2nd, 2017 at 5:58:35 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Wow! A whole $25? That'sounds probably a theoretical win for the house of $0.20. And you think you should get a $7 drink for that???

ZCore13



I'm not sure you could get a domestic bottle for $7 or less at a Cosmo bar. I agree with your point though.
DRich
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January 2nd, 2017 at 7:48:48 AM permalink
Quote: CasinoKiller

Put about $25 in coin in on Video BJ in 5 min, and nonetheless there was no free drink ticket that was printed for me. Casinos are the greediest of enterprises masqueraded as "loving winners"



I know of some systems that require $6 per minute average to get the free drink. I think these casinos offer $0.25 video poker so they are looking for about five hands of $1,25 per minute. Some higher end bars have higher requirements especially if they only offer $1 and above denoms.
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January 2nd, 2017 at 8:32:26 AM permalink
I think it was Westgate sports bar that had a system where a green light shows up on the back of the card reader. The bartender was explaining how much coin in and the timing (I forgot the specifics now). At the time I remember thinking, "Wow, the requirements were super low." It seems I'm currently over playing for some drinks.

If you are frugal and want to drink( at least until they implement this on the floor) how hard is it to just sit at an E-Table and pretend to be betting? It's not as if the cocktail waitresses have a clue what you are doing as you watch the roulletball spin around or whatever. Just tip the girl $3 and ask her to bring another one on her way back. It's amazing how quickly they get back to you with the next drink.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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