sodawater
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April 15th, 2017 at 2:31:56 AM permalink
I would like to report that since MGM took over operations at Borgata, both WizardofOdds and WizardofVegas are blocked on their guest wifi network.

Sad!
EvenBob
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April 15th, 2017 at 2:37:06 AM permalink
That's great news, what a selling point
for both sites. They're so dangerous
to the casino industry, they've been
banned from half the Strip casinos
wifi. You can't buy advertising like this.
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FleaStiff
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April 15th, 2017 at 3:47:50 AM permalink
Two cautionary points to be considered:

One: Is this blocking merely from the "lobby area" network access where they do not want loiterers sucking up the bandwidth and lounging in the chairs?

Two: Is the blocking part of a software package such as a library or school might use to block certain sites based solely on terminology rather than on content.

Either way, I'm not too surprised that MGM would do this.
AxelWolf
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April 15th, 2017 at 4:26:13 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

That's great news, what a selling point
for both sites. They're so dangerous
to the casino industry, they've been
banned from half the Strip casinos
wifi. You can't buy advertising like this.

It's gambling related terms.
♪♪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♪♪
BleedingChipsSlowly
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April 15th, 2017 at 4:57:57 AM permalink
Use Opera VPN for mobile, Opera browser with VPN for laptop/desktop. All for free and will defeat content and site blocking. Caution: do not assume any free VPN provides security. The only tweak I use is to set Location to US instead of the default Autoselect. Autoselect tended to hang in some locations. Might be fixed, I haven't checked lately.
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Zuga
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April 15th, 2017 at 5:00:22 AM permalink
Quote: sodawater

I would like to report that since MGM took over operations at Borgata, both WizardofOdds and WizardofVegas are blocked on their guest wifi network.

Sad!



could u access other gambling related websites from the same network?
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sodawater
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Thanks for this post from:
Zuga
April 15th, 2017 at 7:31:55 PM permalink
Quote: Zuga

could u access other gambling related websites from the same network?



Yeah, played on PokerStars no problem. Didn't try anything else.
sodawater
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April 15th, 2017 at 7:33:00 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Two cautionary points to be considered:

One: Is this blocking merely from the "lobby area" network access where they do not want loiterers sucking up the bandwidth and lounging in the chairs?

Two: Is the blocking part of a software package such as a library or school might use to block certain sites based solely on terminology rather than on content.

Either way, I'm not too surprised that MGM would do this.



No to both. It's in the room wifi (only place I tried it.)

It's not third-party software.
supergrass
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April 15th, 2017 at 9:52:20 PM permalink
Maybe people are looking up strategy charts for blackjack or video poker while inside the casino, and while sitting at table/machine. So the casino has taken steps to prevent criminal activity. (assume it is in fact illegal to view them on a mobile.)
Ibeatyouraces
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April 15th, 2017 at 9:58:49 PM permalink
I've never needed WiFi for my phone. And I certainly don't trust casinos to plug my phone into these:

DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!

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