CrystalMath
CrystalMath
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December 20th, 2011 at 12:14:03 PM permalink
Before I did the promotion, I really wanted to stick around and play, but after I did the promotion, I didn't give the casino a chance. I didn't expect them to give away $100 in real free play, but I didn't expect it to be so lousy either. I'd rather take $5 in real free play than take a $100 offer worth $5 by the Wizard's estimate.
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FleaStiff
FleaStiff
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December 20th, 2011 at 12:46:39 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

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

I understand the point being made. The casino really wants to SPEND two dollars but ADVERTISE three hundred dollars... and if that is the situation they might be better off to just come right out and SAY THAT.
We will give you 300 dollars to play at a One percent machine wherein the top Prize is pretty darned impressive but unlikely to hit.

We make decisions based on over all impressions and do not generally give sole weight to one particular factor, but when it comes to deception that is an impression that outweighs alot of other things. The casino is used to Hype... its Las Vegas, after all. Many of the women have "enhancements", many casinos have loose slots, all casinos offer bargains and extravaganzas and everything is hyped. So to a casino executive saying 300 and meaning two dollars is utterly normal. I just don't think its quite that way for the customers.
cardcounter
cardcounter
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December 22nd, 2011 at 4:48:43 PM permalink
Quote: wrongway

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!



One day I was in Vegas and Hooters had an advertisement a $100 in free slot play for new card members so I go over there to check it out. I live in Tahoe where a $100 in free slot play really means $100 in free slot play from places like the Peppermill with about a $97 cash value after you played it out. However the $100 of free slot play at Hooters was probably worth about 5 cents and I walked away with nothing after playing out the slots. Basically Hooters was a bait and switch with there free slot play offer. I prefer the $7 of free slot play I get every week from Cal-Neva in Reno to the $100 of slot play I got at Hooters.
cardcounter
cardcounter
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December 22nd, 2011 at 4:51:27 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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.



I think that the Wizard is being generous when he says the value of the offer is $5 I think that it is even less.
cardcounter
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December 22nd, 2011 at 4:55:20 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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.



I did eat at the Restaurant there and the food was really good so they had that going for them!

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