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Caesars properties to get the 'stoplights' at all bar-top VP machines

Last edit: VegasRateRedditor on Friday, 10th June 2016 4:43 pm
Last response by Drake 12th June 8:45am

Not just in Las Vegas, every Caesars owned bar across the nation. Installations will start before the end of the year.

Solid Green = You've inserted at least $20.

Solid Blue = 1 Comp Drink up to $12 in retail value.

Solid Red = 1 Comp Premium drink up to $20 in retail value.

Flashing Red = You aren't playing fast enough or betting enough for a comp drink.

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 alexanbo responded on Friday, 10th June 2016

Seems odd they'd make the difference between the biggest comp and no comp just whether the light is flashing or not, rather then using colour.

 anawas responded on Friday, 10th June 2016

Assuming solid red is good, a roll of these - and a little slight of hand - gets you free drinks all day, right?

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 EnglishBill responded on Saturday, 11th June 2016

So what happens when you are playing at the right pace/level but the bar tender is rushed off his or her feet & does not get to you for some time? Do you have to keep feeding the machine in the hope that you will be seen?
This is yet another "great" idea thought up by a bean counting accountant without any casino experience.

 VegasRateRedditor replied on Saturday, 11th June 2016

My sources are saying that once you hit that threshold for a free drink, your light will stay illuminated until you're served.

However, my sources are also telling me that Caesars is loving the cutbacks from MGM. That in other areas of the casino are being more liberal with comps and handing out free play - they're making our odds better. Caesars has been taking in a ton of business from MGM properties.

 Drake replied on Sunday, 12th June 2016

At their AC properties, you order drinks via touchpad at machines on the casino floor. It's an excellent system. I guess this bar top scheme isn't too much different, but just a discrete green light when you've "earned" a drink would suffice IMO. And yeah, I'm sure I'll get used to it no matter what.

 Drake responded on Saturday, 11th June 2016

You're seeing the glass half-full. It's a "drink light" not a "stoplight." Forget the royal flush, now it's gonna be "Woo hoo, I got a blue light! Bartender!"

Seriously, these profit-maximizing MBAs are doing everything in their power to suck every bit of joy out of the casino experience with this kind of crap.

The $.25 bar-top VP pay tables at Paris were awful when I was there a month ago but the saving grace were the fast and friendly bartenders. I accepted that the extra coins they were taking for full houses, flushes, and straights were paying for my "free" drinks. Fair enough.

But I'm a steady player who throws in $50 at a clip. I don't want to see a freakin' light in my face, no matter what color. And the minute I see a blinking red light at my level or pace of play, I'm outa there. For good.

 Diablo responded on Saturday, 11th June 2016

Pavlovian conditioning at its finest.