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September 12th, 2019 at 2:54:28 PM permalink
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I received email promos for Eldorado and Circus Circus Reno advertising "Your Resort Fee at Eldorado Just Became A Resort Credit"

"Book at the Eldorado today and your resort fee becomes a daily resort credit of $30 to redeem for dining, spa or retail costs that have been charged to your room."

Which sounds great because I'd probably spend $30 on stuff anyway—until I see that their resort fee is $34! (And not including tax. Though I wouldn't expect the credit to cover the tax.)

Better than nothing, I suppose. They're probably hoping I either don't use the credit, or spend far more than $30/day.



That is a great step forward. Obviously we all wish they would just get rid of them but until then at least you can get something back for it.
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January 31st, 2020 at 1:14:29 PM permalink
Greetings!

I couldn't find a good thread to tack this on, so I'll just throw it here.

Some of the problems people had with overseas based casinos including non-payment, delayed payment, closing accounts and the casinos arbitrarily declaring wagers void or that a player committed bonus abuse.

In this article, we are going to compare overseas internet casinos to a licensed and regulated online casino in Pennsylvania and the differences between the two are astounding...because there basically aren't any:

https://www.wizardofvegas.com/articles/online-casinos-vs-online-casinos/
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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February 4th, 2020 at 10:06:29 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Greetings!

I couldn't find a good thread to tack this on, so I'll just throw it here.

Some of the problems people had with overseas based casinos including non-payment, delayed payment, closing accounts and the casinos arbitrarily declaring wagers void or that a player committed bonus abuse.

In this article, we are going to compare overseas internet casinos to a licensed and regulated online casino in Pennsylvania and the differences between the two are astounding...because there basically aren't any:

https://www.wizardofvegas.com/articles/online-casinos-vs-online-casinos/

This is buried. It should be front and center. This type of stuff is total b*******.
♪♪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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February 5th, 2020 at 8:22:45 AM permalink
Why isnt your interview with DarkOz advertised anywhere?
https://www.wizardofvegas.com/articles/on-advantage-play-and-tribalism-part-4/
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February 5th, 2020 at 8:31:38 AM permalink
It was in the closest relevant thread to that which was active at the time. My priority order is:

—Relevant active thread
—Relevant inactive thread
—This thread
—New thread if I think it can create a lot of conversation

But, I usually try to use an existing thread, if possible and practicable.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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February 5th, 2020 at 12:56:56 PM permalink
Why spill all the ink in the Oklahoma casino battle thread? That topic has "Mission Article" written all over it.
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February 5th, 2020 at 1:34:31 PM permalink
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Why spill all the ink in the Oklahoma casino battle thread? That topic has "Mission Article" written all over it.



I was starting to think the same thing, thank you!
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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June 1st, 2021 at 6:43:31 AM permalink
Greetings!

There's no active thread where this really fits, so:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/reviewing-reviews/

This is just an article where I look at some of the more silly casino reviews on Google and critique/make fun of them.

Here are two examples:

---Great Response!!! (Four Queens):

We were going to stay for 3 nights and barely ended up staying 1 night. We ended up getting in late around 1130 and we had parked in the parking garage for the hotel. There is no direct connection into the hotel so you have to walk outside parking garage to go into hotel. No sign when you get outside how to get to hotel. On top of that there was a homeless man smoking meth in the parking garage. There were no covid precautions being taken. They do not check for vaccination if you are not wearing a mask. My spouse and I felt very uncomfortable and unsafe. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel Response:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your time with us and we wish you the best as you search for your Las Vegas home away from home.


That’s so great! The hotel’s response is basically, “Good, don’t come back.”

This guest actually thinks Four Queens should go around asking for proof of vaccination for EVERY guest not wearing a mask? You’d have to increase your staff, for the entire property, by at least 20% to have any hope of doing that!

Listen, reviewer, if you are THAT worried about Covid, I don’t know, maybe don’t visit casinos?

I’ve also been to Four Queens and there are, indeed, signs directing guests to the hotel front desk area. Typically, you would start by re-entering the building. Did he think that he would have to walk into a different building?

Let’s move on to The D:

---Alphabet Fail

This is an old hotel not anywhere near what you would expect for D hotels. I booked a suite with panoramic view. The windows were very dirty, old dated furniture. The casino was hot due to the ac malfunction and the clerk informed me that there will be a water outage from 4 am to 8 am. I decide not to stay and requested a refund. The clerk went in the back and returned stating that the manager said no. I was literally in the room for less than 5 minutes. Regardless of the poor customer service I left and got a room at Bellagio. I've stayed at the D in Orlando and it was wonderful, but not the one in Vegas. There are a lot of better hotel options.

It did not compare well to, “The D in Orlando.”

The first thing that I should mention is that there is no property in Orlando named, “The D.” There is a property in Orlando named, “The B,” and is owned by B Hotels and Resorts; there is also a property named, “The Delta,” which is owned by Marriott. Both of these properties are near Disney Springs and are not casino properties.

So, we are starting with this guy expecting a Downtown Las Vegas casino-hotel to compare favorably to a Disney Springs resort hotel. Well, no wonder he was disappointed.

The good news for him is that Bellagio is more likely to compare favorably to whichever of the two Disney Springs resort hotels he stays at.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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June 1st, 2021 at 8:40:14 AM permalink
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It did not compare well to, “The D in Orlando.”



Maybe s/he was thinking about the W Hotels. Both letters are three away from the end of the alphabet. I could see that being easy to mix up. :-P
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June 1st, 2021 at 12:04:17 PM permalink
Good idea for an article, I'll leave some specific comments there too

I noticed a long time ago that slots people overcrowd the reviews for casinos, complaining like hell that they lost. I have to think experienced gamblers learn to disregard these same folk!
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