Zcore13
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June 14th, 2017 at 2:10:02 PM permalink
The whole thing makes me laugh. In the 28 years I've been gambling/working in the business, the following are the things that were going to kill the Las Vegas Strip:

Too many hotels.
Casinos losing to much money on food and beverage.
Casinos charging too much for food and beverage.
TITO games not as fun when no money comes out.
Tribal Casinos.
Nothing to do for families and kids.
Too many family and kid
Airfare prices.
Gas prices.
Resort Fees.
Lower comp values/less free stuff.
Tightening up on free drinks.
Higher table minimums/No $5 games.
Too many side bets.
6-5 Blackjack.
And now parking fees.

Guess what my friends? 95% of people don't care. It's entertainment for them. It's the feel of being there. Many billions of people don't visit this website and have no interest in shaving the house edge, vulturing Ultimate X or paying to park. Hell, half the people there are on business and will get reimbursed for it.

So raising hell here or badgering people at a table and printing flyers about 6-5 Blackjack does nothing at all except get you thrown in the WoV pokey and punched in the face by someone that doesn't want to hear your mouth during his relaxing time.

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June 14th, 2017 at 2:15:08 PM permalink
WHY DID I GET BANNED EARLIER I DEMAND JUSTICE
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RogerKint
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June 14th, 2017 at 2:42:21 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Who knew a simple thread about paid parking could get so nasty?



Shut up!!!!
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June 14th, 2017 at 2:46:58 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

The whole reason prostitution is illegal in Clark County is because of the Convention industry.



It might be illegal, but I got soliticited by prostitutes at least four times at a Strip Casino last month. It's because I was male and alone.
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June 14th, 2017 at 2:56:39 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

It might be illegal, but I got soliticited by prostitutes at least four times at a Strip Casino last month. It's because I was male and alone.



I always get hit on by really ugly ones. Often early in the morning too, when I'm getting breakfast. It's as if they missed their quota for the night before...
The geniuses who thought HRC was running a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza shop just can't connect the dots on all this trump-Russia stuff....
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June 14th, 2017 at 3:01:26 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

It might be illegal, but I got soliticited by prostitutes at least four times at a Strip Casino last month. It's because I was male and alone.



But that keeps the timeshare people at bay. A fair tradeoff.
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June 14th, 2017 at 3:07:10 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

The whole thing makes me laugh. In the 28 years I've been gambling/working in the business, the following are the things that were going to kill the Las Vegas Strip:

Too many hotels. ....
Guess what my friends? 95% of people don't care. It's entertainment for them. It's the feel of being there. Many billions of people don't visit this website and have no interest in shaving the house edge, vulturing Ultimate X or paying to park. Hell, half the people there are on business and will get reimbursed for it.

So raising hell here or badgering people at a table and printing flyers about 6-5 Blackjack does nothing at all except get you thrown in the WoV pokey and punched in the face by someone that doesn't want to hear your mouth during his relaxing time.

ZCore13



For 90% of people, it is entertainment. The 10% where people "Came to gamble" are the degenerates (once in a while, myself) and forum members (different group, mostly) that the casinos care about. The ploppies who gamble a couple of hours a day at slots and 6-5 blackjack (after all when you are playing $10 blackjack for two hours, you are giving up an EV of $14.47, or +/- 1.5 wins/losses) is just icing. The 10% who contribute 50 - 60% to the gaming revenue bottom line are the Platinum/Noir and Diamond/7* at MGM/Caesars are coming and not paying resort fees, parking, nor food and beverage for that matter.

Of the 10% who "come to gamble" it is likely about less than 1% (and over-represented on this site) of those people who know what they are doing. These are the counters, hole-carders, progressive-musthittin', comp-multiplying advantage swindlers that PaiGowDan abhorred.

So, for the 90%, parking, resort fees, expensive meals, drinks, and 6-5 blackjack are just part of the tourism experience. There are not many places in the world where there is a hot 2 mile x 1/4 mile wide long strip of clubs, pools, bars, restaurants, nightlife, and gambling spots.
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onenickelmiracle
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June 14th, 2017 at 3:39:22 PM permalink
I just basically feel parking fees are for more intimidation than anything else, and it's kind of sick. Parking garages are expensive, but the casinos are making money and dont need it. People that come are automatically behind the second they come to the casino, and it's high pressure for a lot of people. People that are staying in rooms shouldn't have to pay either, they're already paying to stay there.
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June 15th, 2017 at 2:54:58 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

For 90% of people, it is entertainment. The 10% where people "Came to gamble" are the degenerates (once in a while, myself) and forum members (different group, mostly) that the casinos care about. The ploppies who gamble a couple of hours a day at slots and 6-5 blackjack (after all when you are playing $10 blackjack for two hours, you are giving up an EV of $14.47, or +/- 1.5 wins/losses) is just icing. The 10% who contribute 50 - 60% to the gaming revenue bottom line are the Platinum/Noir and Diamond/7* at MGM/Caesars are coming and not paying resort fees, parking, nor food and beverage for that matter.

Of the 10% who "come to gamble" it is likely about less than 1% (and over-represented on this site) of those people who know what they are doing. These are the counters, hole-carders, progressive-musthittin', comp-multiplying advantage swindlers that PaiGowDan abhorred.

So, for the 90%, parking, resort fees, expensive meals, drinks, and 6-5 blackjack are just part of the tourism experience. There are not many places in the world where there is a hot 2 mile x 1/4 mile wide long strip of clubs, pools, bars, restaurants, nightlife, and gambling spots.



I would agree with most of this, but I think you've skewed it a bit. The casinos WANT the slot players most of all, because there are so many and there's a perception that there's no skill involved, so people generally don't inform themselves; they just plug in some money and hope. The cost/revenue per sqft of slots is very attractive as well, compared to nearly anything else they offer. Whales might trigger the best comps for themselves, but little old ladies spinning reels is what keeps the lights on. Skilled players are much less desirable than either.
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June 15th, 2017 at 8:18:19 AM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

Here's the places on the strip or 'close' to the strip that still offer free parking.

Wynn
Encore
Rio
Treasure Island
Pallazo
Venetian
Palace Station
Palms
Planet Hollywood
SLS
Stratosphere
Tropicana

Places like Caesars and I forget who else let you park free as well, but you have to be a 'local' and show proof of residency such as a license. Many other places offer free parking as well but you have to be there less than an hour. The above list is purely FREE though no matter if local or hours spent in the casino.



Add Circus Circus to this list.

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