billryan
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May 7th, 2018 at 2:02:45 AM permalink
I saw on the news that 90 slots at The Riverside had been fitted with drink meters. A green light means you can order a drink. A yellow light means you are near the point and an orange light tells you you are playing too slow to qualify. If this pilot is successful, the spokesman said there were five properties in Vegas already signed up.
I personally don't see a problem with this unless they eliminate most casual players. I think its a very small percent of people who abuse the free drink system and eliminating them should help everyone else.
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May 7th, 2018 at 2:24:12 AM permalink
I agree. But then again I can see it not working since some of the waitresses will serve them anyways for the tips
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May 7th, 2018 at 4:47:40 AM permalink
Typical MBA thinking. Drive off a couple people abusing the system but PO a hundred regular players. Same kind if thinking that tells a bartender you fill a shot to the line not the rim. Save a penny in booze, lose sales of the next shot.

Really, thinking I'd rather go to Reno.
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May 7th, 2018 at 4:51:56 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I saw on the news that 90 slots at The Riverside had been fitted with drink meters. A green light means you can order a drink. A yellow light means you are near the point and an orange light tells you you are playing too slow to qualify. If this pilot is successful, the spokesman said there were five properties in Vegas already signed up.
I personally don't see a problem with this unless they eliminate most casual players. I think its a very small percent of people who abuse the free drink system and eliminating them should help everyone else.



How about a color for "no cocktail waitress has been by in a long time". Or perhaps, "ordered a drink and she never returned" light. Or, "how come no one is covering this area" light.
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May 7th, 2018 at 5:09:45 AM permalink
Quote: GlenG

I agree. But then again I can see it not working since some of the waitresses will serve them anyways for the tips



They really can't. The slot prints out a voucher that you give to the waitress. No voucher, no drink. At least that's the way it works at a casino in Az.


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May 7th, 2018 at 5:27:46 AM permalink
One possible way it could help a lot: instead of the servers walking around the floor aimlessly calling out “drinks, cocktails” they can go straight to a machine as soon as it turns green and ask directly, more like a bar.
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May 7th, 2018 at 5:28:43 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Typical MBA thinking. Drive off a couple people abusing the system but PO a hundred regular players. Same kind if thinking that tells a bartender you fill a shot to the line not the rim. Save a penny in booze, lose sales of the next shot.
Really, thinking I'd rather go to Reno.

I agree wholeheartedly. Its an annoying solution to a minor problem. Waitresses have pretty much been making decisions based on time and tips, now it will be "you are a slave to the lightbulb". Well, as was said, only an MBA would consider it progress.

Its like the annunciator at a roulette wheel that gives Hot Numbers, Cold Numbers and Recent History of Numbers and Color. It sure brings in a lot of money and is a nuisance when it breaks down. Drink Service indicators will not bring in much money, they will only annoy most users.

Reno? Yeah, where they need players and act like they need them.
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May 7th, 2018 at 5:48:32 AM permalink
Quote: TomG

One possible way it could help a lot: instead of the servers walking around the floor aimlessly calling out “drinks, cocktails” they can go straight to a machine as soon as it turns green and ask directly, more like a bar.



To be fair, it is not aimless, it is or at least is supposed to be a pattern.
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May 7th, 2018 at 5:50:52 AM permalink
I still can’t figure out why I’ve only seen touch screen ordering in CET casinos on the east coast.

It fixes every problem with cocktail waitresses.
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May 7th, 2018 at 7:32:47 AM permalink
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I still can’t figure out why I’ve only seen touch screen ordering in CET casinos on the east coast.

It fixes every problem with cocktail waitresses.



They have them in Tunica, in at least one property . Can't recall where else, but that wasn't the first time I'd seen them.
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