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kp
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November 10th, 2011 at 8:35:46 AM permalink
Are casinos acting ethically by not having clocks?

Arguments for yes:
Not all businesses have clocks
Wear a watch

Arguments for no:
They don't want you to realize how long you have been playing
They don't want you to realize it's bedtime
They want you at the games longer to increases their profit

Any more arguments?
NowTheSerpent
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November 10th, 2011 at 8:53:06 AM permalink
Quote: kp

Are casinos acting ethically but not having clocks?

Arguments for yes:
Not all businesses have clocks
Wear a watch

Arguments for no:
They don't want you to realize how long you have been playing
They don't want you to realize it's bedtime
They want you at the games longer to increases their profit

Any more arguments?


Restaurants and shopping malls thumb are the same way.
boymimbo
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November 10th, 2011 at 9:19:56 AM permalink
Wear a watch. Really, it's your responsibility to tell the time. On the other hand, the knowledge of passage of time will decrease your gambling time in general because you looking for the time is an active act that you must remember to do. Having a clock in front of you will remind you of the time.

Unethical.
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SONBP2
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November 10th, 2011 at 9:26:08 AM permalink
Most of the time if you are playings slots/vp, when you cash out and the machine prints a ticket the time is on the ticket. I have noticed that this time is occasionally wrong, but you can at least tell if you have been there an hour or two or twenty.
DJTeddyBear
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November 10th, 2011 at 10:23:41 AM permalink
Casinos don't want DEALERS to wear a watch, no so they can't tell you the time, but so they aren't distracted from their other job - to look after the money.

I've asked floorpeople for the time, and have NEVER had one tell me he wasn't wearing a watch.

Casinos don't have clocks for the same reason that many other business doesn't have one: There's no central location that would be obvious to look for it.
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Ibeatyouraces
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November 10th, 2011 at 10:25:12 AM permalink
Most of us now have cell phones with the time on it anyway.
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FleaStiff
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November 10th, 2011 at 11:49:03 AM permalink
The reason watches are given at retirement is that it used to be a near universal rule that any worker found carrying a time piece was immediately and automatically discharged. The factory clock determined the time.

Watches are cheap and universally available and often worn by the gamblers too.

It is however undeniable that the casinos know that "first nighters", particularly females, tend to stay up all night gambling or atleast stay up all night enjoying themselves that first night.
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November 11th, 2011 at 8:40:54 AM permalink
I gmable only when I'm on vacation. I don't care much about time then, gambling or no gambling. If I've reason to mind the time, I set a calendar alert or an alarm in my cellphone.
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Ayecarumba
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November 11th, 2011 at 9:03:44 AM permalink
Some casinos (not in Vegas) have clocks due to local regulation. If it were regulated, and they did not do it, it would be unethical, but there is nothing wrong with designing a gaming space without a clock.
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NowTheSerpent
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November 11th, 2011 at 9:12:32 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

If it were regulated, and they did not do it, it would be unethical



No, it would just be unlawful or non-compliant, ethical as it might be.

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