In the wake of the LV shooting, will we see authorities looking deeper into the predatory gaming practices of the casinos? I for one believe that predatory gaming practices contributed to the shooters state of mind. I believe that the MGM is culpable.
I've read that the shooter was beginning to possibly experience some financial problems from his gambling. A gambling problem that reminds me of Terrance Watanabe, but on a much smaller scale. Casinos are aware of whom the sick and degenerate gamblers are on their floors, yet they choose to continue feeding on their junkies while banning and turning away the winners. Such predatory gambling practices can lead the addicts into a darker frame of mind.
Does anyone believe that such predatory gaming practices will be investigated further and that new legislation may come from it?
I don't believe there will be any gaming changes in Vegas due to the shooting. Security changes, probably.
I donít really have an informed opinion on gaming practices, but I will say that large strip property night clubs/pools do things that range from scummy to downright irresponsible.
The Flamingo pool for example, they check everything in your bag absolutely meticulously. Not for weapons, which Iím sure is their excuse, but to keep you from being in any type of beverage (even non-alcoholic). They will stand there and open up every sunscreen bottle and verify the contents.
Obviously they donít want you to sneak in with a flask and drink for free. But thatís not the problem. The problem is that THEY WILL NOT SERVE YOU WATER FOR FREE. You can only buy bottled water for a WHOPPING TEN DOLLARS. Seriously, people has been boozing all day in the desert heat and youíre going to force them to pay a 1000% markup to hydrate? Go F yourself. That goes so far beyond greed to absolutly psychopathic negligence for the safety of guests.
Well, video poker is the business they are in. Though all those Parkway Taverns offer video gambling also. Casinos price everything high but the real business is always gaming, not over priced drinks.Quote: billryan
dinner last night at a great place called the Parkway Tavern. Sam Stout on tap, nicely done sliders, and fried stuffed mushrooms. Came to about $18. Stopped by a Strip Casino to met a friend in town with a trade show for a nitecap and they were charging $16 for a Gentleman Jack and Coke. They comped the drinks when we said we'd play some video poker.
Its these separate profit centers such as pools and restaurants that royally screw their customers.
Why do you think its okay for a club to charge $800 for a $40 bottle of liquor or $18 for a mixed drink with fifty cents worth of liquor and a nickels worth of soda but not to charge for water? What I find ridiculous is that people pay these prices.
Bags checks are for 1) weapons, 2) drugs, 3) contraband. Used to be big on looking for those laser pointers but that craze has died down. Had dinner last night at a great place called the Parkway Tavern. Sam Stout on tap, nicely done sliders, and fried stuffed mushrooms. Came to about $18. Stopped by a Strip Casino to met a friend in town with a trade show for a nitecap and they were charging $16 for a Gentleman Jack and Coke. They comped the drinks when we said we'd play some video poker.