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Ibeatyouraces
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February 20th, 2012 at 9:46:46 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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February 20th, 2012 at 9:53:01 AM permalink
I could be wrong, but I think that is also the law in Argentina. Much like Macau, alcohol and gambling don't mix much there, so it doesn't make much difference.
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February 20th, 2012 at 10:07:32 AM permalink
That is the stupidest rule there is. It pisses off everyone, creates a waste of everyone's time. And it serves no real purpose.

Can I assume that the drinks are not free? What about soda? Are they free?

Can you use chips to tip the waitress?

Some casinos have cigarette / snack girls. Do they have them there? Can you pay for those items with chips?

What about food in the poker room? Most poker rooms that allow eating at the table, also have a waitress dedicated to food service. And you can pay for the food with chips.


Is there a website that states the reasoning behind this ruling?
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February 20th, 2012 at 10:27:50 AM permalink
A similar thing is going on in downtown LV @ Main Street Station. They have their "Score with four" promotion where you get a scratch off card for a natural four of a kind playing Video poker. The scratch offs weren't ever worth much (usually $2) but they were great for tips at the Boar's Head Bar. Now you are no longer allowed to give them as tips. Most staff are not happy with a rule that does anything to limit tips, but what can they do. Drinks are still comped, though!
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February 20th, 2012 at 10:31:03 AM permalink
When Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh added table games they allowed people to pay for drinks with cheques. Then, about 2-3 months later, you had to pay in cash (however, cheque tips were still acceptable. That lasted maybe a month before they went back to allowing cheques for payment.

So, yes, I can say that it has at least been tried elsewhere before.

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February 20th, 2012 at 12:05:53 PM permalink
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February 20th, 2012 at 12:10:03 PM permalink
Not too long ago in Mexico we came close to make it illegal to pay for gas with cash. Congress settled for making cash payments for gas non-deductible for tax purposes.

Back to the OP, is there a reason for the rule, or is it just the bureaucracy flexing its muscles? Chips are convenient at the table. You have them right there, you don't have to dig around a purse or pocket for them, and if you need change the dealer has it readily available.
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February 20th, 2012 at 12:18:08 PM permalink
When I drive to the casinos I usually just fill a cooler with an assortment of drinks for myself and my friends.
We just take a break and go chug a beer or two in the car.
It provides a nice break from the games, and I end up spending a lot less and have better quality beverage.
The casinos don't pay their staff and I am supposed to feel that it is my responsibility?
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February 20th, 2012 at 12:31:58 PM permalink
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You want a tip? Here's one: get a job somewhere that pays you a living wage.



I don't tip
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February 20th, 2012 at 12:55:15 PM permalink
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As of about a month ago, the MGCB says you are not allowed to use chips to pay the waitresses/waiters for drinks at any of the Detroit casinos. You must use cash. I think this is rediculous and the wait staff hates it. Is it like this anywhere else?



Iowa for sure, and I believe Indiana as well. Iowa is even funnier.. you can get your drinks COMPED, usually if you're a high-tier card player or if the pit "buys the drinks" which they sign a comp slip but don't charge it against you. But if you want to buy, you better have the cash. I think Missouri used to be that way too, but changed it recently.
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