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- Video Poker Master
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FYI. Looks like it already exists on VP machines.
Las Vegas casinos may begin to implement 'free drink' monitoring on slot machines Pathetic.....how desperate are the casinos to squeeze a few more dollars out of the obviously saturated and mature US casino market???I'd like to know the following:1) How much does this new "technology" cost in terms of both initial installation & set up, and regular maintenance? Also, are there any technical issues or glitches that can potentially impact or even slow down/delay a player's gameplay or session?2) What are the current "estimates" from casinos in Vegas/Reno-Tahoe/Laughlin regarding just how much money they think they are "losing" from these so-called Drink Scam artists? Seriously, how much money are we really talking about here and how exactly did they arrive at that figure? Considering many casinos have done (or could do) such things as: shrink the actual beverage amount via cup/glass size (or by simply serving beer in a small cup or glass instead of dispensing a full can or bottle) ..... dilute the beverages (i.e. add more and more ice, or dispense the booze for mixed drinks via an eye dropper)..... You really have to wonder how much the have to gain to the bottom line via this new technological annoyance?3) What consideration are the casinos giving to the "perception" issue this move will cause them long term with their overall customer base? In other words, we all know in the last decade (certainly since the great recession of 2008) casinos have stopped being 100% customer service oriented and have become bottom line prioritized in just about all facets of customer relations AND casino operations. The discontent among casino customer bases has increased and become more palpable as of late, and people are more discriminating and less forgiving these days......plus, thanks to websites like this one, people in general are well informed about WHICH casinos do what to whom, charge what to whom, offer what to whom and when, etc etc. Case in point is the now infamous "Non-optional Resort charges" at various Vegas (and elsewhere) Casinos whcih greatly add to the overall cost of stays, whether you use the amenities or not....thanks to the internet though, a person can find that select group of still reasonable properties that do NOT have such a policy for resort fees. It will soon be the same with things like this Drink monitoring alert system.