Nareed
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June 19th, 2014 at 6:16:47 PM permalink
I wonder how a self-deprecating promo would work.

Things like "The grand prize is two free nights at the Revel! The second prize is five free nigths at the Revel!"

Probably not too well. But they should hire a comedian to do an act based on such things ("of course I demanded first class accomodations...at Caesars.")
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AxelWolf
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June 19th, 2014 at 6:45:56 PM permalink
I think Bob Dancer said something along the lines that he tried to educate the Revel about the loss rebate and AP's with the excuse he wanted to see it succeed. How did that work out? AP lost out on god knows how much. This also caused a ton of bad press, lawsuits etc etc. Obviously this was not the only reason for them to fail.

I think there is a lesson in here somewhere.
♪♪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♪♪
AxiomOfChoice
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:01:44 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I think Bob Dancer said something along the lines that he tried to educate the Revel about the loss rebate and AP's with the excuse he wanted to see it succeed. How did that work out? AP lost out on god knows how much. This also caused a ton of bad press, lawsuits etc etc. Obviously this was not the only reason for them to fail.

I think there is a lesson in here somewhere.



But there are two different things at play here. One is the stupidity of them offering such a promo in the first place, and the other is the stupidity of going back on their word.

Educating them before they offered it probably would have helped them succeed. Doing it after the fact is like closing the barn door after whatever you keep in a barn escapes.
98Clubs
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:09:03 PM permalink
I used to play in Resort's, Bally's, Caeaser's, Showboat, Trump Marina and the Claridge early on in their careers ('77-'87). MHO is that AC was just such a crack-palace dump, that nothing was gonna fix it. I did not envision the White Knight of Gaming tossing coin at the problem, and the political see didn't toss coin either.

In fairness, IMHO AC turned out to be the Gaming experiment. People like to gamble, and there was a need to put such an area on the E. Coast, I mean it just looked smart in those days. Fast-forward, and CT, PA, DE, and NY get into the act, and its a crusher... for all parties. Look at CT, that got big coin in the 90's up to about '06. The pie-slice is shrinking as more slices are needed. I am reminded of an old Microsoft adage ,"First adopters must die".
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Lemieux66
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:22:05 PM permalink
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Revel Story


ZCore13

Worth only 25 to 75 Million? WOW! My new beach house.



Makes no sense to me. The building alone has to be worth 10 times that.



Something is only worth what someone will pay for it. It's definitely not worth 10 times either of those figures. If it sells it's going to be someone looking for a steal. If you're going to spend a billion plus it's probably not going to be on a failing business.

ZCore13

I'd like to see some business get these places who can benefit from cross marketing. Say Tempurpedic or some other business. There's lots of potential and I can't see why Atlantic Club wasn't taken by one of these businesses for the price required and potential benefits. Even bankrupt Hostess could have afforded ACH just to push Twinkies! So much potential unrealized.



Cigarette and Alcohol companies would cater AC regulars the most lol
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:32:00 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I wonder how a self-deprecating promo would work.

Things like "The grand prize is two free nights at the Revel! The second prize is five free nigths at the Revel!"



Third prize is the Revel itself.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
JohnnyQ
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:40:03 PM permalink
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Quote: Nareed

I wonder how a self-deprecating promo would work.

Things like "The grand prize is two free nights at the Revel! The second prize is five free nigths at the Revel!"



Third prize is the Revel itself.



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Zcore13
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June 19th, 2014 at 8:46:53 PM permalink
Revel now, Laughlin Casinos are coming next. With the addition of legalized gambling in California and Arizona and of course Las Vegas nearby, you'll start seeing some folding or selling in Laughlin real soon.


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June 19th, 2014 at 8:50:08 PM permalink
Bobdancer informed the revel because he wanted to look smart and get hired by them to teach classes that is the only reason. Good job bob
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June 19th, 2014 at 9:23:18 PM permalink
I wonder how much apple pie the new buyers will inherit from revel?

Also anyone selling their beach towels
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