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billryan
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:30:31 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I want a clean towel and a made bed every day.



Isn't that why you got married?
I make my bed everyday. If I'm home, if at a friend's or in a hotel.
Most hotels have more than enough towels for a 2-3 day stay.
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March 2nd, 2020 at 12:29:16 PM permalink
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I’m really not picky. It’s just me, I don’t need anything. There’s enough towels. It just seems like everywhere everyone is just itching to get in your room. Tropicana AC, they’re banging on your door at 7:30, then again at 11:30, then at 2 a supervisor is knocking to see how your service was. Maybe that was somewhere else. I normally just leave the do not disturb on my door. I just stayed a few days at Beau Rivage. After the first night I actually had a voicemail on my phone saying we’re sorry you chose not to have your room serviced today. Please let us know if you need anything. Also we reserve the right to enter your room at any time. I know after the Vegas shooting they were all saying we’re coming in your room every day or so whether you want it or not. That seems to have subsided. So I let them come in the next day.

Casinos leave a carbon footprint like any other business. Except the casino itself serves no purpose to the general public. Society is not any better off because of casinos. Whereas we are better because of cars and planes and electricity.


Gambling, imo, is supposed to be a treat, a vacation, a once in a while form of entertainment. The influx of casinos turned it into a regular thing. Considering it’s probably one of the most expensive (ask a slot player) forms of entertainment.....in a general sense, casinos have not been a boon to “living standard” from a $$ perspective. In all regards, it’s been a siphon.

Locals Vegas casinos continue to promote “come on in everyday”....”we love ya”. As I see it, not a good thing.

Gambling should be a treat, a baseball game once a month. A visit to Disney. A day at the beach. Too many turned it into a way of life.
DRich
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March 2nd, 2020 at 12:37:10 PM permalink
Quote: billryan


Most hotels have more than enough towels for a 2-3 day stay.



I don't find that to be true when there are two or more people in the room. I rarely see a hotel with more than four bath towels in the room. The wives usually use two towels each per shower. One to dry with and the other one for their hair.
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March 2nd, 2020 at 1:30:17 PM permalink
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Gambling, imo, is supposed to be a treat, a vacation, a once in a while form of entertainment. The influx of casinos turned it into a regular thing. Considering it’s probably one of the most expensive (ask a slot player) forms of entertainment.....in a general sense, casinos have not been a boon to “living standard” from a $$ perspective. In all regards, it’s been a siphon.

Locals Vegas casinos continue to promote “come on in everyday”....”we love ya”. As I see it, not a good thing.

Gambling should be a treat, a baseball game once a month. A visit to Disney. A day at the beach. Too many turned it into a way of life.

Exactly.
♪♪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♪♪
TDVegas
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March 2nd, 2020 at 1:46:48 PM permalink
I also TOTALLY disagree with the former governor or PA who argued "if they don't gamble here...they will gamble elsewhere".

Does this guy not understand that by making it convenient and local....PA'ers are going to gamble more often than traveling to Atlantic City or Mohegun Sun?? Does he really think a slot addict, if he didn't have access, is going to blow the same money on online sports wagering or scratch offs. Please.

And by more often, I'm talking about the "at risk" gamblers. The ones traipsing into Parx or Sugarland 3-4-5 days a week.

While I'm a free market person..let's not kid ourselves, too many are blowing money they simply cannot afford to blow as more casinos pop up. It's a very expensive fun.

If you want stark reality....the Bahamas probably has the best set up. "Come from far and away and enjoy our gambling".

"You live here as a citizen and gamble in the casinos"?..."we will arrest you".

My understanding...they have one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean islands.
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March 2nd, 2020 at 3:42:53 PM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

Gambling, imo, is supposed to be a treat, a vacation, a once in a while form of entertainment. The influx of casinos turned it into a regular thing. Considering it’s probably one of the most expensive (ask a slot player) forms of entertainment.....in a general sense, casinos have not been a boon to “living standard” from a $$ perspective. In all regards, it’s been a siphon.

Locals Vegas casinos continue to promote “come on in everyday”....”we love ya”. As I see it, not a good thing.

Gambling should be a treat, a baseball game once a month. A visit to Disney. A day at the beach. Too many turned it into a way of life.



Only for people who cannot control themselves. I go in a controlled manner. As do most people I know. I have an Entertaient budget. The casino is great entertainment. Whether gambling or dining. And what makes a game more fun to watch than laying a few bucks on the outcome?

Destructive people will destroy their lives one way or another. Let the rest of us enjoy ourselves.
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March 2nd, 2020 at 4:53:35 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Only for people who cannot control themselves. I go in a controlled manner. As do most people I know. I have an Entertaient budget. The casino is great entertainment. Whether gambling or dining. And what makes a game more fun to watch than laying a few bucks on the outcome?

Destructive people will destroy their lives one way or another. Let the rest of us enjoy ourselves.


No one is changing anything. It’s merely an observation backed up with sound data. Gambling does not provide a bump up to the population on the standard of living scale. It provides an overall bump down.
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March 2nd, 2020 at 5:24:43 PM permalink
No real issue here imo. Even the old folks at McDonald's in the morning drinking coffee wouldn't waste time on this.
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March 2nd, 2020 at 11:31:57 PM permalink
Ehh, I think towels can be reused a number of times. It's just water you're wiping off yourself. Feels wasteful to have em cleaned more than every few uses if you ask me.
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March 3rd, 2020 at 3:50:16 AM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

No one is changing anything. It’s merely an observation backed up with sound data. Gambling does not provide a bump up to the population on the standard of living scale. It provides an overall bump down.



Bump to the standard of living?

It provides entertainment. And it provides jobs for people. Lots and lots of them. If you want to make the argument that "the jobs would otherwise be down at the now closed mall" go ahead, but by that logic you can say any business displaces any other business.

In Pittsburgh metro you have two major casinos. Both have become "anchors" for their areas. Rivers completes the North Shore as an entertainment area. Meadows has turned a fairly empty area into an area of hotels and restaurants. The offices near it now have more life around them. Rivers in fact pays half the running costs for the subway connection to downtown, a very great thing. That subsidy is renewed year by year and may end one day, or it may stay free to the rider. Either way it has turned what was once a dangerous part of the city into new nightlife. Said nightlife is causing a condo conversion boom in the downtown area. It is simply amazing to see if you remember the 70s/80s.
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