After we went on the bus to the time-share they began their two hour presentation. When we complained and said that is not we were told, the girl said "Did you think you were going to get something for free? You shouldn't have believed the girl.
It's practical advice.
Did you think you were going to get something for free? ...It's practical advice.
Personally, because of this sort of thing, I am quite allergic to "free" offers. It has made me very slow to get on to the "comp" idea. Not that I earn much in comps the way I play. In any case you can be sure I won't be found at a free lunch for time shares etc, no matter how reassuring someone is that there is no hard sell.
Even the various "comps" systems in Vegas casinos are indeed entangling alliances meant to ensnare you into a false sense of "loyalty" to a particular casino. Its nice to obtain a sort of rebate as a reward but it should never become an overwhelming influence on your behavior. Sort of a "never eat at a free lunch unless you are hungry" policy.
Hooters has been crossed off the poster's prospective list. This forum has done its job. Of course it can be said that the executives at Hooters that instituted and maintained the practices there did their job too. They just didn't do it well. And they are reaping the rewards of their job performance. If Hooters had been more honest and straightforward with their customers perhaps they would have been a more oft-visited casino. Hooters executives had the capacity to make a choice and seem to have forgotten that the public has the capacity to make choices also.
I was impressed by Hooter's as a property and think they do a lot of things well. They have a decent (okay, barely so) promotion where you can earn some free gear for earning points after signing up. Got a t-shirt and hat. Played single-deck blackjack with a Hooter's girl for 15 minutes. Won $55. Plus, I kinda like that faux-wood decor. I would recommend a visit to hooters.
I just did the $200 promo, and I enjoyed it. I'll take the contrary position
I'm thinking high expectations getting crushed are largely the problem. Presumably yours were lowered, and that was a good thing.
I wouldn't cross the casino off the list only because of this. It is otherwise a good value. Not to mention Hooters girls dealing 3-2 single-deck blackjack.
Good point! Two years ago if you wanted to play a game with reasonable odds the dealer wore long underwear (I'm not kiiding). Now you can play decent odds against a Hooter girl.
Logically a casino can only afford to spend so much "expected loss" on a cold contact who did nothing more than walk into your place and sign up
If you give a $5 match play on blackjack, then you are spending $2.50, but at least you know the person is willing to sit down at a table
If you give a "free spin" then the expected value is probably less than $2
If you give $40 on regular machines with an expected loss of 5% then it is $2
If you give $300 it had better be on machines with a very low expected value (about 1%) so that the casino's expected loss per customer is $2