MathExtremist
MathExtremist
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October 24th, 2016 at 2:06:57 PM permalink
The LA Times ran a story a few days ago about casinos cutting back on free drinks:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-no-free-drinks-caesars-mgm-20161019-snap-story.html

Today I saw an article about how eventually casinos will go smoke-free:

http://triblive.com/aande/gambling/11341662-74/smoking-million-casinos

At the rate it's going, however, the end of free drinks in casinos will happen before the end of smoking in casinos, which means my ideal craps-shooting scenario -- with whiskey, without cigarette smoke -- may never come to pass.

*sigh*

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iamnomad
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October 24th, 2016 at 2:13:22 PM permalink
First article refers to Caesars and MGM Grand...in other words, the strip. The strip is fast becoming a tourist trap catering only to the convention crowd that doesn't know any better. Plenty of free booze elsewhere in Vegas...
Joeman
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October 24th, 2016 at 3:02:11 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

At the rate it's going, however, the end of free drinks in casinos will happen before the end of smoking in casinos, which means my ideal craps-shooting scenario -- with whiskey, without cigarette smoke -- may never come to pass.

ME, if you care to make a trip down to the Gulf Coast, you can live the dream. I know that both Harrah's New Orleans and The Palace in Biloxi are both 100% smoke-free with comp drink service.
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