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OTABILL
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Strip casinos limiting comped drinks

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Subject we have discussed. Personally, neither my wife nor I would not drink while gambling because it impacts one's ability to concentrate. Anyways, enjoy this article.

Strip casinos cutting costs by limiting comped drinks

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Post by notes1 »

thanks otabill. quit drinking 20 years ago, so I am not affected. you are correct, this article ties in nicely to the topic of corps cutting back, to improve bottom line. with a slow economy, incomes below 2006 levels, folks cutting back on gambling, I guess this should come as no surprise.


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next up: bringing back the pay toilet? Good article but it doesn't affect me,I've got notes beat by 3 years. Also Bill was right in limiting intake of alcohol while playing anyway. A drunk and their money are soon parted.

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Post by billryan »

I've no issue with this. Eliminating freeloaders should improve service for those of us who do drink.It will be interesting to see if player spending is impacted. Those who drink too much and spend too much money should be unaffected.

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Post by alpax »

Ditto to both Bill(s).

I do not know how Vman can pull off playing while drinking beer.

If this news network wants to stay competitive, it has to report things sooner than it actually happens. It has been going on for months now.

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Post by Tedlark »

Maybe the network was just getting over a hangover????

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Post by alpax »

Very good one Ted! I laughed hard at that one!

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Post by Onenickelmiracl »

Bill Ryan. None of the savings are passed onto employees or employees. I don't drink either but still see this as bad news. Service will not get better and might get worse. Around here in Pennsylvania, you average seeing a waitress at the machines once every 4 to 5 hours.

The casino model is making millions taking from society and they want more just because they want more. Next time you want a beer they're probably going to want $10 like you're at a ball game. Notice how this happens after open container laws come about? They've been planning this a long time.

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Post by Vman96 »

Ditto to both Bill(s).

I do not know how Vman can pull off playing while drinking beer.

If this news network wants to stay competitive, it has to report things sooner than it actually happens. It has been going on for months now.

99% of VP decisions are obvious and the ones that aren't typically don't cost the player too much. As long as I don't get drunk enough to miss holds completely, it won't cost me much extra. Definitely costs less than paying for the beer on the Strip. The bigger issue with drinking is I'm more likely to keep gambling for longer. But I don't tend to increase my bets, otherwise it really could be dangerous to the bankroll.

I've recently heard the red-light/green-light system requires $12 coin-in within 2 minutes to initially turn the light green. Not sure if that pace needs to be constantly maintained though. If so, I'm hoping TAG Lounge doesn't adopt it until after Sept. 13th; I would rather not play at a 300 hand/hr pace if I can avoid it.

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Post by alpax »

Got it. You are dealt a pair 43% of the time, more times than not you hold them. At least when I tried alcohol, it makes me react slower, but I can deal with one bottle of the lesser stuff Corona and Shocktop.

I think you will need to time things right by only playing when the bartender is not preoccupied, and after your 10th round, you immediately request a drink.

It is just over 1 tier credit, $12 coin in on a Caesars Entertainment bartop is about EV 40 cents loss for a game like 6/5 Bonus Poker and 8/5 DDB; even less for the high variance 7/5 Triple Bonus Plus if it is still there.

Beer at a gift shop does indeed cost way more, even with a special of 2 large 16oz cans for $8-$10. Thus this is a true advantage play.

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