FleaStiff
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Livinnvegas
September 29th, 2019 at 4:32:37 PM permalink
Some people smoke inside their hospital oxygen tents. Now that is REAL gambling!

I like non smoking casinos but many gamblers smoke and many are left handed.

It is nice when a smoker considers the people sitting down wind, though strange that they ignore their own lungs.

There used to be a bar restaurant in Vegas that defiantly stopped serving food just so they could remain a smoking establishment. They were proud of accepting people and never once discriminated against a white heterosexual non-smoker though they sure didn't get very many of them.
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September 29th, 2019 at 4:59:56 PM permalink
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. I was was told I was denied because I had only lost $40 thus far for that day and it needed to be $100 or more. So the following week I did the same thing keeping track of my losses and when I asked for the comp I was down $550 and I was told I still did not qualify. I tried to give you as much information as I could so that hopefully you'll be able to help me understand because it's completely illogical to me



Lots of good stuff already given to you here. But I'll add that the first step you could take is to ask at the players club before you play what the requirements are, rather than after. I would say something like "In August I was given a pack of cigarettes after playing. Is that still available for players? And if so, how much do I need to play to earn them?"
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September 29th, 2019 at 5:04:29 PM permalink
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The idea that every company will almost make the best business decision is simply comical.



It shouldn't be about every casino making the profitable decision to ban smoking, it's about having even one make that choice. Have there been any in the US to voluntarily ban all smoking? What were the results?
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September 29th, 2019 at 5:33:14 PM permalink
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It shouldn't be about every casino making the profitable decision to ban smoking, it's about having even one make that choice. Have there been any in the US to voluntarily ban all smoking? What were the results?



Two actually far as i know.

Revel - disaster

The Palace in Biloxi - quite a big success

Also the Island View in Biloxi built an entire new building which is smoke free. I suppose you could argue thats still a casino with a smoking section but it was seen as enough of a profit potential to build an expensive new wing and make it clear air only

BOTH Island View and the Palace make the no smoking aspect a part of their advertising campaigns
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Livinnvegas
September 29th, 2019 at 8:50:01 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

...the first step you could take is to ask at the players club before you play what the requirements are, rather than after. I would say something like "In August I was given a pack of cigarettes after playing. Is that still available for players? And if so, how much do I need to play to earn them?"

Good advice, because different staff might tell you different things. Bear in mind, the people behind the desk at the player's club typically have to rigidly follow rules, while the hosts have the freedom to be more generous (or more stingy).
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September 29th, 2019 at 9:26:41 PM permalink
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California is pretty strict as well, NJ and CA led the charge in State level smoking bans. Probably the two strictest.

As far as hospital parking lots in NV, that sounds like more of a campus policy than a law.

You might be correct. I know there are signs at places like SeaWorld and other places in California, I wonder if that's enforceable by law?

With a quick look actually found this: Loma Linda, July 25, 2008, banned on all sidewalks, streets, common areas in shopping centers, bus stops, parks, restaurant patios, theaters, City Hall, and 80% of motel rooms and apartment units. Exempts the federally controlled VA hospital grounds, and smoking in cars traveling in the city.[47]
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September 29th, 2019 at 9:42:08 PM permalink
Here's a comp question, since I'd like to add this to my comps article: When you get a comped room, does the hotel generally spring for the resort fee? I don't generally take comped rooms because I'm typically in Vegas for weeks at a time in an apartment, but this year we took the room at Encore for a short vacation. I didn't get charged the resort fee, but neither did the Wynn spring for it, so I wound up paying the $39/night so we could get Internet for our four devices.

Is this typical? What are your experiences?

Incidentally, before this I'd always maintained that the casino couldn't claim that a resort fee was tied to certain benefits since everyone had to pay the fee, but now that I found that at least for comped rooms at Encore you don't have to pay the fee, I'll have to rethink that.
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September 29th, 2019 at 11:22:35 PM permalink
I use Boyd for rooms in Vegas I give them minimal action
and get room offers for three nites every month of the
year never have I paid a fee.
Livinnvegas
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September 30th, 2019 at 3:08:29 AM permalink
Thank you-thats a Great idea! I'm going to try that!
Livinnvegas
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September 30th, 2019 at 3:24:26 AM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

Here's a comp question, since I'd like to add this to my comps article: When you get a comped room, does the hotel generally spring for the resort fee? I don't generally take comped rooms because I'm typically in Vegas for weeks at a time in an apartment, but this year we took the room at Encore for a short vacation. I didn't get charged the resort fee, but neither did the Wynn spring for it, so I wound up paying the $39/night so we could get Internet for our four devices. Is this typical? What are your experiences?


In my personal experience: Cannery, Eastside Cannery, and Sam's Town have never charged me any fees for my comped rooms. I did find this on :
"HR 4489 – the Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2019 – says US hoteliers will collect more than $3 billion in hidden resort fees this year alone.

“Consumers should be able to enjoy their vacation without being ripped off and financially burdened. This bill would require that the prices advertised by hotels and online travel agencies must include all mandatory fees that will be charged to a consumer, excluding taxes,” Congresswoman Johnson explained.

The legislation wouldn’t ban the practice of resort fees, but simply require the costs be included in the up-front advertised price."
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