wrongway
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December 19th, 2011 at 4:55:02 AM permalink
I was wondering if anyone has used the $300 slot play coupon in American Casino Guide. Sounds too good to be true. In the fine print it says something about cash awarded for top prize only. Going to Vegas next week, any info is appreciated. Thanks!
FleaStiff
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December 19th, 2011 at 5:33:41 AM permalink
Not worth the shoe leather you use to get there. Unpleasant casino with dealers who feel treated miserably by their employer. Great chicken wings and beer, but you can get that all over town if you really want chicken wings. Its just two ordinary slot machines with all the modest prizes removed: you either hit the jackpot or you get zilch. And they feed the hundred dollar bills into the machine for you, you don't even get to touch them. Waste of time and effort.
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December 19th, 2011 at 6:58:09 AM permalink
Normal offer is only $200 for new members, so $300 is better. But it's not on any machine, just a dozen tight $5 machines in a roped off area in center of casino. Apathetic girl chatting with her bf on her cell will feed hundreds into slot for you, and you must play max coin, and play till you get one of the major prizes listed on the glass, then THAT'S what your free play will be elsewhere in the casino. She'll give you a ticket to redeem for the FP at the Owl Desk. If you don't get one of those major prizes, you get nothing. So you can't just run through the $200 thinking you can take your paltry winnings for your pocket.

However, if you're into collecting a weighty stack of players cards, the Owl Card may have value because Hooters is believed to be next to close. Get it while you can.
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December 19th, 2011 at 7:27:20 AM permalink
Agreed. Don't go. I did it a few years ago for $100 and it was worthless. At the time, you had to hit one of the top two awards or accumulate something like 1700 credits (you started with 20!). You will regret wasting an hour.
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December 19th, 2011 at 8:14:27 AM permalink
Same reply from me. I complain about that misleading offer in my Hooters review. The actual worth of that offer is about $5. Note that any time you see the word "promotional" in such offers, assume it a trick.
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December 19th, 2011 at 9:12:37 AM permalink
However, if you're nearby, check out the Tropicana. They had a promotion where you got 1:1 on losses on ANY gaming machine, half of which is redeemable that same day, the other half at a later date, up to a year. You have to LOSE the total amount, but you can play it on Video Poker if you want. I found it to be a very generous promotion, especially if you're going to visit Vegas again within a year.
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December 19th, 2011 at 9:13:47 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The actual worth of that offer is about $5.

Okay, then if its worth "about five dollars" but is variously described as a one hundred dollar offer or a two hundred dollar offer or even a three-hundred dollar offer this is a good example of the misleading hype that seems to pervade Las Vegas. Face it, wouldn't you expect such stuff from a used car salesman or something. Prominently featuring the word promotional may be a tip-off but it shouldn't be. If they want to have some lousy five dollar promotional offer they should describe it as such. Now I can understand some "rounding off" or some sort of puffery but in reality if its a worth five dollars I don't know why they don't such say "Five Dollar offer".

How much is an average taxi-fare and tip? All to take advantage of a five dollar offer? Who would ever do it?
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December 19th, 2011 at 9:32:46 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Face it, wouldn't you expect such stuff from a used car salesman or something.



Actually, a used car salesman would feel right at home in Hooters. The green and purple plaid sportcoat doesn't stand out nearly as much against an orange background.
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December 19th, 2011 at 9:56:08 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

this is a good example of the misleading hype that seems to pervade Las Vegas.



I agree. You should have seen the hype from the former Vegas World. Bob Stupak was famous for it.

For now, I'm happy with my victory against the Vegas Club by getting them to stop saying they have the "loosest slots downtown." However, I don't want to push it so far as to file a formal complaint about Hooters. They at least say "promotional." It isn't just Vegas, that word should set off a huge red flag anywhere in the US that they are about to be tricked.

In a city where prostitution is illegal, yet about 200 pages of the Yellow Pages are devoted to such services, you have to assume enforcement of truth in advertising laws don't take a high priority around here.
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December 19th, 2011 at 10:31:46 AM permalink
In a town that is desperately pleading for people to come visit and open up your wallets to have fun in our casinos ... I would expect that the casino industry is the one industry that would have to be straight forward in their advertising. Imagine taking a cab to get to the Three Hundred Dollar Hooters special and then finding out its an utter rip-off. You may be pissed at Hooters and pissed at yourself but you are going to go get another cab and gamble elsewhere!

I sent an email to Tuscany about their website's "Where The Odds Are In Your Favor" and two weeks later they hired a firm to completely re-do the website. I've no idea if the two events are connected but their website no longer makes any such utterly absurd claim like that!

Tourists are often drunk (to at least some degree) and often ignorant of the games they are playing (to a great degree). The last thing any drunk, ignorant player needs is the casino lying to him or deceiving him. Sure its a festive atmosphere the alcohol intake is still his choice but if the casinos want repeat customers they need to be honest and direct.

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