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November 10th, 2011 at 4:06:07 PM permalink
How is this an ethics question? Is a movie theater acting unethically by not having windows? Am I acting ethically because my house *has* windows?
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November 10th, 2011 at 4:48:59 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

I feel stupid. I've walked past that clock so many times, and I never noticed that it was a clock.

I kept looking at it, amazed. Had to point it out to the others in my group, though I am always the one pointing finer casino points out.
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November 11th, 2011 at 12:01:35 AM permalink
Atmosphere, hole-carding via binoculars, or just the economics of HVAC systems.

Should casinos such as M Resorts inject minute droplets of fig oil into the ventilation system? No, they should see that you smell French Fries and Urine instead?

Glass walls admit light and heat. The Vidara death ray is much over rated but not without some validity. One could say that providing attractive outdoor scenery is a distraction to money management, as is providing young and attractive cocktail waitresses.

One casino in Reno compromised, they provided a webcam showing the River.

Decades ago one man started an FBO in a desolate area. As planes landed to take on fuel was it ethical for his wife to come and provide fresh, warm oatmeal cookies so that few realized how long the re-fueling was taking?
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November 11th, 2011 at 4:11:52 AM permalink
Speaking of glass, do casinos have one way glass (mirror)? I'm imagining some did at one time, and maybe some of the older ones have remnants of that design. I don't know about the ethics of it.

I've seen mirrors high up on the wall near the ceilings sometimes and imagine intermediate floor areas between the main casino floors could be possible.
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November 11th, 2011 at 7:46:12 AM permalink
Quote: jc2286

Exactly. Any psychological "trick" to get consumers to spend more on their products/services is simply smart business.

Quote: MathExtremist

Is a movie theater acting unethically by not having windows?

I think customer would complain about a movie theater having windows in the actual theater room, but how about these scenarios?

You buy your ticket at the box office. Once you enter the theater room, there is an attendant at the door collecting a $5 theater room fee that covers such things as air conditioning, having a seat, drawing a curtain over the windows, drawing the curtain back from the projection screen. Is this extra convenience fee ethical? It's in the small print on the ticket stub.

Young children are given unlimited credit at the snack bar. Before the kid can leave the building its parents must first pay off the kid's tab.

Within the movie, the theater inserts single frames of popcorn, candy, and soda. The single frames are not perceptible to the conscious brain, but the subconscious picks up on these and you are hypnotized into extra trips to the snack bar.

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