AxelWolf
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September 7th, 2019 at 6:36:15 PM permalink
Las Vegas Keeps Getting More Expensive, Fees Now Applied to Drinks
https://www.casino.org/news/las-vegas-keeps-getting-more-expensive-fees-now-applied-to-drinks


♪♪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♪♪
MaxPen
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September 7th, 2019 at 6:48:32 PM permalink
Still hard to find a parking space close to the door anywhere on the strip. Not going to stop until people stop coming. I'm not seeing that.

#SUCKERS_BORN_EVERY_MINUTE
FleaStiff
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September 7th, 2019 at 6:55:16 PM permalink
I can understand the upscale 'name' bars imposing both minimums and fees but I rarely go to upper tier bars.
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September 7th, 2019 at 8:40:42 PM permalink
How are service fees calculated? 1.90 for two drinks? Is it a percentage of sales? Or is there some kind of flat rate for different charges (meal fee, drinks, resort days, etc...)?

When I first started the article I was fearful that it was talking about fees on comp drinks (which luckily does not seem the case yet).
"Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. -Thomas Paine
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September 7th, 2019 at 9:44:30 PM permalink
I wonder how much of the service fee or auto gratuity is going to the employees?

I would say it is completely valid for people to stop tipping on the strip now. Having a fee for every little thing affords the casinos the opportunity to pay the employees.

I don't tip anymore at places that have lights for drinks. I fulfilled my obligation to get that reward. Now it is on the casino to deliver. I'm sorry for someone who works for someone that doesn't pay them properly. The difference is I did not request the drink. The casino signalled that they owe me one. #DELIVER
rainman
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September 7th, 2019 at 10:11:21 PM permalink
Vegas has become a joke, wait for a surge in legalized online
gaming or dare I say a recession & see if she can withstand
either or both of those punches.

Its not just the casinos if your from out of town they close
to double greens fees unless you can show Nevada
ID.
Last edited by: rainman on Sep 7, 2019
AxelWolf
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September 7th, 2019 at 11:56:14 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I wonder how much of the service fee or auto gratuity is going to the employees?

I would say it is completely valid for people to stop tipping on the strip now. Having a fee for every little thing affords the casinos the opportunity to pay the employees.

I don't tip anymore at places that have lights for drinks. I fulfilled my obligation to get that reward. Now it is on the casino to deliver. I'm sorry for someone who works for someone that doesn't pay them properly. The difference is I did not request the drink. The casino signalled that they owe me one. #DELIVER

have you ever noticed when ordering pizza during their little recording they remind you that..."a delivery fee is not a tip to your driver".

My order used to cost me like $15(depending if I order lava cakes or not) and I would give the guy the $20.
Now that same order is like $20. That really triggers me, because now I can't just hand him a $20.

What's this have to do with gambling? Well apparently I'm gambling with my life since
apparently places like door-dash is hiring 3-time felons and that guy might not like my tip.

Where is the pizza drones? I thought everything was supposed to be drone delivered by now???
♪♪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♪♪
SOOPOO
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September 8th, 2019 at 5:24:20 AM permalink
I am pretty sure we discussed something like this a few years back about a restaurant, maybe Sugar Factory, or something like that. They had some sort of fee and if my fading memory serves me Mike did something about it?

I know at first I'll be super pissed off if I ever see one of those fees or a mandatory tip on my bill. (I'm used to it for the 'parties of 8 or more'). And I will frequent other establishments that do not have it. And I will alert a manager that I will not be returning because of those fees.

Until there aren't enough options without them.....
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September 8th, 2019 at 6:13:50 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I am pretty sure we discussed something like this a few years back about a restaurant, maybe Sugar Factory, or something like that. They had some sort of fee and if my fading memory serves me Mike did something about it?

I know at first I'll be super pissed off if I ever see one of those fees or a mandatory tip on my bill. (I'm used to it for the 'parties of 8 or more'). And I will frequent other establishments that do not have it. And I will alert a manager that I will not be returning because of those fees.

Until there aren't enough options without them.....



Beer Park, Hexx and Cabo Wabo add one. Pure garbage.

https://vitalvegas.com/beware-the-deceptive-cnf-charge-at-beer-park-hexx-kitchen-at-paris-las-vegas/
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September 8th, 2019 at 7:33:53 AM permalink
Also look for this to become more commonplace across the country due to a new Credit Card processing company in the marketplace.

It goes like this, the company approaches restaurants and offers free CC processing in exchange for adding a Service Fee of $1.99 to $3.99 to every check. The fee is determined in advance based on your average check history.

As a higher volume restaurant/ bar my CC fees are around $4,000 a month. But as a smart business owner I know this and factors the fees into menu pricing as most businesses do. However I see less business savvy owners seeing this as a way to eliminate the fees, without understanding the amount of customers they will lose over it.

Its getting a big push and time will tell if it gains traction but is something to look for when dining out anywhere.

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