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December 17th, 2016 at 11:48:15 PM permalink
Seems like all of a sudden, every time I get home from a casino, my ears ring. Always thought it might, should happen, and here must be the beginning of a life of saying, "what's that"? Will I have to be the dork with ear plugs or stop going?
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December 18th, 2016 at 3:10:44 AM permalink
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Seems like all of a sudden, every time I get home from a casino, my ears ring. Always thought it might, should happen, and here must be the beginning of a life of saying, "what's that"? Will I have to be the dork with ear plugs or stop going?



If you don't want to be the "dork" with earplugs that you can hardly see cause you shove them deep inside your ears... You can be the "dork" with the over sized headphones with the "B" on the side. You could also be the dork with the iphone or ipod headphones always in your ears at all times walking around or playing or eating the buffet. I seen a real "dork" at a casino the other day. Talk about idiot trying to look like a pro! Huge Headphones. Huge cooler looking type of backpack for his lunch at the full pay machine. Huge 80's style glasses. Huge puffy winter coat. Circling the full pay bank until he got his perfect spot! I think he even had a 40 page printout of every perfect hold for each situation. No lie... back when the Palms had the dollar 5 way progressive by the buffet I would see this pro in the morning that all the employees knew. He in fact did have a huge printout type of a book that had all sorts of holds for when the numbers were different! It was funny to watch him get a hold he had to look up. He would lick his thumb and start slowly turning the pages while trying to find the exact hold!! I always see the morning shift "DORKS" on my way to the door! I honestly don't understand how you pro's play those Banker Hours with every manager in the house?? Talk about DORK'S! Ha Ha! You can also be the "dork" that plays two machines as fast as possible never ordering cocktails and never looking up unless a hand pay is required. I have been guilty of that over the years!

Years ago when I did wear earplugs all the time... even when I would go to sleep... I seriously thought about buying a set of those "Earmuffs" that you wear that are soundproof that those guys wear on aircraft carriers! For some reason over the years my body changed and I hardly ever wear earplugs anymore. Of course if you are going to bang out some promo at Circus Circus for a free cruise like I did 5 or 6 years ago I suggest you buy those Earmuffs! Circus Circus is the loudest Casino on Earth and has more 12 year olds running around than Disneyland!
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December 18th, 2016 at 5:15:39 AM permalink
Parties are festive and loud. No one calls teh cops because the parties are too quiet. No one invites the neighbors except to keep the noise from bothering them. Casinos want a festive, abandon all cares, atmosphere with bells, whistles, buzzers and what not going off above the general clink of glasses.

Some casinos are worse than others, some areas of any casino are worse than others. You don't have to be the dork that wears headsets, you can be the unobtrusive guy who goes around with foam E.A.R. plugs in his ear as if he were in an airplane. Available at most drug stores and all pilot shops, you squeeze them the insert them into your ear where they expand and deaden the noise but don't make you too deaf to function if someone yells "look out" or someone starts shooting.
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December 18th, 2016 at 7:12:29 AM permalink
nick,

I agree that casino noise levels are (too often) uncomfortably loud. Each slot machine has its own "sound environment" supplementing the action on the visual screen (or reels). If no one is playing a slot machine, it often has its own vocal trumpet to attract a player. (Who hasn't heard a vacant Wheel of Fortune slot machine suddenly burst out with, "Wheel -- of -- Fortune!") And, on top of all the slot-machine cacophony, the casino tries to play its own music track.

Sometimes it gets so bad, players at a table cannot talk to one another, one of the things I most enjoy. When it first opened, the Golden Nugget in Biloxi had blisteringly loud music -- because the owner wanted it that way, said the dealers, who suffered along with everyone else. (Since then, GN has moderated the music level somewhat.) But, it does not foster game play if the gamblers cannot hear what the dealer says.

Imperial Palace (Biloxi) often has (relatively) loud music on weekend nights. One time it was so bad, I demanded the pit supervisor summon the on-duty big-boss games manager so I could complain. He and I stepped away from the table so we could talk. I tell him the background music is too loud. He tells me that is why the players come to the casino. I call attention to the fact that we are standing directly in front of one another discussing whether the music is too loud, and neither one of us can communicate using our "inside" voice. He turned the music down (some).

If you have this problem, here's what you should do: If you have a smart phone (sorry, I don't), add a decibel meter app and note the sound level. If it exceeds OSHA noise requirements for a safe workplace, tell the casino to fix the problem or risk having a complaint filed with OSHA. Clearly, the dealers cannot complain without risk of retribution by the casino, but someone should look out, both for the casino staff and for the players.
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December 18th, 2016 at 7:43:48 AM permalink
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If you don't want to be the "dork" with earplugs that you can hardly see cause you shove them deep inside your ears... You can be the "dork" with the over sized headphones with the "B" on the side. You could also be the dork with the iphone or ipod headphones always in your ears at all times walking around or playing or eating the buffet. I seen a real "dork" at a casino the other day. Talk about idiot trying to look like a pro! Huge Headphones. Huge cooler looking type of backpack for his lunch at the full pay machine. Huge 80's style glasses. Huge puffy winter coat. Circling the full pay bank until he got his perfect spot! I think he even had a 40 page printout of every perfect hold for each situation. No lie... back when the Palms had the dollar 5 way progressive by the buffet I would see this pro in the morning that all the employees knew. He in fact did have a huge printout type of a book that had all sorts of holds for when the numbers were different! It was funny to watch him get a hold he had to look up. He would lick his thumb and start slowly turning the pages while trying to find the exact hold!! I always see the morning shift "DORKS" on my way to the door! I honestly don't understand how you pro's play those Banker Hours with every manager in the house?? Talk about DORK'S! Ha Ha! You can also be the "dork" that plays two machines as fast as possible never ordering cocktails and never looking up unless a hand pay is required. I have been guilty of that over the years!

Years ago when I did wear earplugs all the time... even when I would go to sleep... I seriously thought about buying a set of those "Earmuffs" that you wear that are soundproof that those guys wear on aircraft carriers! For some reason over the years my body changed and I hardly ever wear earplugs anymore. Of course if you are going to bang out some promo at Circus Circus for a free cruise like I did 5 or 6 years ago I suggest you buy those Earmuffs! Circus Circus is the loudest Casino on Earth and has more 12 year olds running around than Disneyland!



I saw that guy the other day. 2 machines at once with backpack thing or whatever and the ear phones. I imagine he grinds them puppies seemingly all day every day.


And who cares wtf you look like. Wear ear plugs or ear muffs or whatever if it makes you comfortable. There's plenty of other sh** going on in casinos -- half the Asians at the baccarat tables are wearing surgeon masks.
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December 18th, 2016 at 8:47:39 AM permalink
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I saw that guy the other day. 2 machines at once with backpack thing or whatever and the ear phones. I imagine he grinds them puppies seemingly all day every day.


And who cares wtf you look like. Wear ear plugs or ear muffs or whatever if it makes you comfortable. There's plenty of other sh** going on in casinos -- half the Asians at the baccarat tables are wearing surgeon masks.


Actually if you read my first sentence you would see I already advised him on the FOAM earplugs😄

I know what you mean about the who cares attitude! The problem is that if you're gonna be a pro playing machines all day doing things perhaps might be considered against the players club rules... You might want to blend in better. Look more like a ploppie instead of a pro machine player. I'd rather not wear a 25k Rolex and a 5k suit saying to everyone... Come and rob me. I'd rather not look like a pro is all! I make plenty of mistakes myself. I could do better at blending in but when you wear bright orange earmuffs and bring a lunch to full pay machines it looks odd but that doesn't mean they will 86 or no mail you but why take the chance? I do understand what you're saying RS... F em basically... I'll do and look how I want 😄

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