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AxelWolf
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June 19th, 2020 at 1:56:58 AM permalink
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I think the 20 minute hold time for a seat is adequate and texting each customer would either be costly or invasive for some patrons.

Why do you think it would be costly or invasive?

At some locations you really can't hear your name being called over the casinos sound system. Also I think it would be very annoying to constantly hear people's name/ numbers being called.

I don't know how many times I didn't hear my name being called for poker or some type of drawing. Obviously with a drawing you know exactly what times they're going to call people, so you're more alert or you can be in the area where they're calling the names. With poker, or some other game you have no clue when they are going to call your name, so you're left with a decision to make, hang out right near the poker room or risk not hearing your name get called.

You really want a situation where people feel comfortable with going wherever they want while playing their favorite slot or video poker machine. Of course, they could always Implement one of those restaurant paging systems they have with the little coasters/pucks that vibrate and light up. If it comes down to it, I actually think that's probably going to be the best answer to this. I think Poker Rooms should have been doing it all along, especially back when poker was super popular or at least at places that have a bustling Poker Room. I'm not sure how they avoid theft of those things.
♪♪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♪♪
ChumpChange
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June 19th, 2020 at 2:31:51 AM permalink
Casinos really don't want people on cell phones in the casino. Maybe an usher could check in with surveillance and track you down with your Player's Card if you won a drawing. If you're waiting in a lobby or car for a seat at a table, then you could use a cell phone text/call. I can guarantee nobody's phone number will be safe from hackers and criminal elements.
ChumpChange
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June 19th, 2020 at 5:09:46 AM permalink
Nevada gaming regulators have updated rules to require players to wear masks at gaming tables where there are no plexiglass partitions.
AxelWolf
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June 19th, 2020 at 5:13:15 AM permalink
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Casinos really don't want people on cell phones in the casino. Maybe an usher could check in with surveillance and track you down with your Player's Card if you won a drawing. If you're waiting in a lobby or car for a seat at a table, then you could use a cell phone text/call. I can guarantee nobody's phone number will be safe from hackers and criminal elements.

Other than the fact that someone might be playing less, I really don't know why casinos would care if people were on their cell phones in a casino, obviously not while playing at table game.

Why would someone's phone number be any more vulnerable in a casino as opposed to any other place you might give out (or use) your phone number? I assume the average person gives their cell phone number when they sign up for a player's card anyways. I guess it really doesn't matter anymore what the casinos prefer when it comes to cell phones. I can only imagine how quickly a casino would fail if they banned the use of cell phones here in the United States. And what a nightmare that would be for security personnel.

Not everyone's using a player's card all the time so that could pose a problem for tracking down a player.
It seems like having an employee contacts surveillance in order to track down a player and then getting word to someone to track them down seems much more complicated that having some automated system that will text/call someone when it's their turn. I guess someone may not have a cell phone, however, I think that's pretty rare nowadays. I guess a paging system would probably work best and solve most of the issues.
♪♪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♪♪
billryan
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June 19th, 2020 at 8:47:21 AM permalink
Just go low tech and hand out pagers like so many restaurants do. Give them a pager and page them when their spot is open.
EvenBob
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June 19th, 2020 at 11:23:23 AM permalink
Some casinos in AZ are reclosing for
a few weeks because of the death
of a security guard and a spike
in new cases. But who goes to
AZ casinos, mostly people over
65.
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BedWetterBetter
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June 19th, 2020 at 5:05:46 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Why do you think it would be costly or invasive?

At some locations you really can't hear your name being called over the casinos sound system. Also I think it would be very annoying to constantly hear people's name/ numbers being called.



A) Not everyone has unlimited data plans, and they would pay for each text message from the casino. I doubt the casino would reimburse them and probably put a disclaimer stating *standard text messaging and data fees applicable*

B) Giving out a personal cell phone number to a casino is like opening the door for marketing teams to contact you. Some individuals prefer not to be bombarded with calls and/or texts from a casino, no matter the reason.

I never said anything about them constantly calling a name or number on the PA system. Most casinos have TV screens all over the place and provide contest winner info, poker seat info and even up coming events & giveaways.

They could announce the number once or twice in a 5 or 10 minute period and post the info on the screens the rest of the time. If the person doesn't show up in that time, they call the next number. This would be no more distracting or annoying than the loud 80's music they blast over the speakers.
AxelWolf
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June 19th, 2020 at 6:59:25 PM permalink
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A) Not everyone has unlimited data plans, and they would pay for each text message from the casino. I doubt the casino would reimburse them and probably put a disclaimer stating *standard text messaging and data fees applicable*

B) Giving out a personal cell phone number to a casino is like opening the door for marketing teams to contact you. Some individuals prefer not to be bombarded with calls and/or texts from a casino, no matter the reason.

I never said anything about them constantly calling a name or number on the PA system. Most casinos have TV screens all over the place and provide contest winner info, poker seat info and even up coming events & giveaways.

They could announce the number once or twice in a 5 or 10 minute period and post the info on the screens the rest of the time. If the person doesn't show up in that time, they call the next number. This would be no more distracting or annoying than the loud 80's music they blast over the speakers.

Most people already give their numbers an email to the casinos. I've only ever gotten a call or text from a Casino Host, never Casino marketing that I can remember other than when I opted in for receiving promotions via text when that was a thing, and I have given my number ti more casinos and I could possibly count over many many years.

I don't know how many people are going to casinos waiting for seats at table games that don't have a decent that a plan, and even if don't, I can't imagine they are going to care all that much about a minimal charge considering the fact that they're out there gambling and blowing off money in the first place.

They could use a television screens supposed, however, I don't think enough casinos are set up adequately for that type of system. It's a lot better for the casinos if people don't have to constantly be looking up at a screen it makes you feel like you're at the DMV or something. Not to mention, some people get confused looking at those screens trying to figure out what's going on. I think it's a lot easier for people just to relax and wait for a text or page from the casino.
♪♪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♪♪
BedWetterBetter
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June 19th, 2020 at 7:46:36 PM permalink
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Most people already give their numbers an email to the casinos. I've only ever gotten a call or text from a Casino Host, never Casino marketing that I can remember other than when I opted in for receiving promotions via text when that was a thing, and I have given my number ti more casinos and I could possibly count over many many years.

I don't know how many people are going to casinos waiting for seats at table games that don't have a decent that a plan, and even if don't, I can't imagine they are going to care all that much about a minimal charge considering the fact that they're out there gambling and blowing off money in the first place.

They could use a television screens supposed, however, I don't think enough casinos are set up adequately for that type of system. It's a lot better for the casinos if people don't have to constantly be looking up at a screen it makes you feel like you're at the DMV or something. Not to mention, some people get confused looking at those screens trying to figure out what's going on. I think it's a lot easier for people just to relax and wait for a text or page from the casino.



Don't assume what people choose to pay for and are forced to pay for are the same or they are willing to do it. They may not be the one paying the phone bill or would not want that number to show up on said bill and have to explain it. This is after all a place where the majority of posters believe tipping $1 is an unnecessary expense and avoid it. If the casino imposed a 25 cent hand fee for every hand you play at a table game, would you just accept it and say "Well, I'm blowing off money in the first place, what's another quarter?"

Just because YOU think something is inconvenient doesn't mean others do. If the TV system is already available in Casinos, it would be the easiest. Again, it's all semantics as none of these practices and assumptions of yours will ever come to fruition. They will just continue to do the least amount of work to fill up the tables, because they know people will be clamoring over those few available chairs.
ChumpChange
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June 19th, 2020 at 7:55:59 PM permalink
There's some hateful people on my familly's party line. Wouldn't want a text message showing up on a freakin' phone bill, nope.

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