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MichaelBluejay
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November 1st, 2018 at 11:26:40 AM permalink
There wasn't a good category for this post, so this was as close as I could get.

Anyway, my list of Vegas casinos is one of the most popular pages on my site. I also just made a sortable/interactive list. It would be too busy to have them both on the same page, so I've got them on separate pages. But only one page can be the default, i.e., linked from the menu when someone clicks "List of Vegas casinos". So, which page is preferable to be the default? The prefab, colorful page, or the sortable/interactive one?

Prefab/colorful: https://Easy.Vegas/casinos/list

Sortable/Interactive: https://Easy.Vegas/casinos/list-interactive
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November 1st, 2018 at 11:41:19 AM permalink
I prefer the first one, the prefab.
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November 1st, 2018 at 12:06:20 PM permalink
I prefer the one the uses the least amount of energy to power the page hosting it. And all, using less energy is every one of our responsibilities and having 2 seems wasteful.

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November 1st, 2018 at 12:23:53 PM permalink
I prefer the second one because more information is available about each of the properties.
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November 1st, 2018 at 12:35:38 PM permalink
I don't know what folks would be doing with a static list of names if it doesn't do something else to provide more in some way, but whatever the fixed casino name list is supposed to be for it appears to be significantly out of date, starting with the first on the list. There is no such thing as "Aliante Station." Boyd Gaming owns the Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas, and Station Casinos hasn't had anything at all to do with the property since 2012.
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MichaelBluejay
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November 1st, 2018 at 1:30:43 PM permalink
Thanks for the correction, DrawingDead. I updated the lists.

Yeah, I don't know what anyone's doing with the list either, but for some reason, it's one of the most popular pages on the site.
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November 1st, 2018 at 2:00:09 PM permalink
I like the 2nd one better, the interactive one.

I think there's something essential missing from the sort choices. I would want to do a primary sort by affiliation and make sure I went to their casinos on one particular trip, to maximize points earned, or conversely, if I'm trying to sign up to a bunch of casinos new to me, to avoid duplication of standing in line.

I like it a lot that you have a geographic sort. It would be worth having an introductory paragraph or two discussing why that matters.
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MichaelBluejay
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November 1st, 2018 at 3:12:49 PM permalink
Thanks, bbb. I added a link to "Why this matters" where you can choose the geographic area.

I've put "ownership" on my To-Do list. There's a lot of data I'd like to add eventually, like pool size, fitness center, and more accurate pricing rather than just $ - $$ - $$$.
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November 1st, 2018 at 5:11:42 PM permalink
You may already know this, especially if you're a long term local with an interest in following news of the business end of the business, but... The kind of "affiliation" (player "club' system) that interests BBB and probably most casino customers, and the "ownership" identity of a casino, may be equivalent at the majority of properties, but for some others it becomes a bit convoluted and can make it tricky to just assume that A = B for all of them.

For one example, Circus Circus is wholly owned by Mirage Resorts Int'l (aka MGM-Mirage) in about as straightforward a way as casino ownership ever gets. But the parent company doesn't exactly go out of the way to encourage customers of their more upscale places to get closely acquainted with that unlovely but still profitable b*std stepchild sacked out "in the barn on the back-forty" so to speak. It will show up on the company's list of Las Vegas "resorts" and you can book a CC room by following a link to a referral page from the company site, but it isn't in their player reward system with their other properties. The senile clown joint has a separate player tracking "club" for those who are willing to admit being there: https://www.circuscircus.com/en/casino/circus-players-club.html

And then the opposite exists in some cases. There are some properties with ownership by complex partnership arrangements involving a bunch of partial stakes by different entities, even while what the customer deals with has been seamlessly integrated into a chain's player tracking system such as the "Boarding Pass" player club, just like it was a simpler enterprise that was a straightforward wholly owned Station property, for example.

But mostly, I'm just picking at you because I'm pissed off that apparently in a foolish attempt to conserve electrons you completely overlook so many dozens of almost sorta world famous joints which, happily to me, somehow still manage to hang onto valid casino licenses last time I looked. Especially the very most awesomely fantabulous palatially wunnerful gambling place in the whole casino world that somehow inexplicably did not make it anywhere on your list. Which would of course obviously be Club Fortune (conveniently located behind a K-Mart a little off of Boulder Highway out at the far SE edge of Henderson).
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Thanks, bbb. I added a link to "Why this matters" where you can choose the geographic area.

I've put "ownership" on my To-Do list. There's a lot of data I'd like to add eventually, like pool size, fitness center, and more accurate pricing rather than just $ - $$ - $$$.

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MichaelBluejay
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November 1st, 2018 at 5:48:20 PM permalink
Thank you, DrawingDead, I actually did not know that. So, I'll add a To-Do note to add a column not just for ownership, but also one for player's club affiliations.

Incidentally, I'm no longer local. Which is why I rely on my readers more than ever to keep me updated when I miss news of big changes. Adding that Corrections form to the bottom of the page really helped.

The reason I don't list Club Fortune (or the more popular M, for that matter) is that it's in Henderson, not Las Vegas proper. My list is of Vegas casinos, not Vegas-area casinos. I mention that on the prefab page. Someday I might add the Henderson properties....

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