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    Several AC casinos have opened and closed in the past few years. If Hard Rock manages to pull this off, great. However, I don't see how they plan to succeed where so many others have failed.

    I used to go to the AC casinos three or four times a year, before we had kids. My wife and I would collectively gamble about $300 over the course of the night. Typically, one of us would double our money, and the other would lose the whole $150. In the long run, I'm sure the house won, but it was money we were spending on entertainment, as far as I was concerned.

    We always went to the same casino; Caesar's Palace. I preferred it over the others (that I saw) because they were the only casino that had plenty of non-smoking blackjack tables on a completely separate floor from the noisy slot machines. This was back in the late 1990s; things have probably changed since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Several AC casinos have opened and closed in the past few years. If Hard Rock manages to pull this off, great. However, I don't see how they plan to succeed where so many others have failed.

    I used to go to the AC casinos three or four times a year, before we had kids. My wife and I would collectively gamble about $300 over the course of the night. Typically, one of us would double our money, and the other would lose the whole $150. In the long run, I'm sure the house won, but it was money we were spending on entertainment, as far as I was concerned.

    We always went to the same casino; Caesar's Palace. I preferred it over the others (that I saw) because they were the only casino that had plenty of non-smoking blackjack tables on a completely separate floor from the noisy slot machines. This was back in the late 1990s; things have probably changed since then.
    One of our group loved to go there. She was always coming back telling us how much she won. But having watched her play, not a word about how much she lost.

    Caesarís is no longer there. But that is in LV,not AC.

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    I played nickel and dime machines, but played all lines. My winnings always went in another pocket so I brought money home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Several AC casinos have opened and closed in the past few years. If Hard Rock manages to pull this off, great. However, I don't see how they plan to succeed where so many others have failed.

    I used to go to the AC casinos three or four times a year, before we had kids. My wife and I would collectively gamble about $300 over the course of the night. Typically, one of us would double our money, and the other would lose the whole $150. In the long run, I'm sure the house won, but it was money we were spending on entertainment, as far as I was concerned.

    We always went to the same casino; Caesar's Palace. I preferred it over the others (that I saw) because they were the only casino that had plenty of non-smoking blackjack tables on a completely separate floor from the noisy slot machines. This was back in the late 1990s; things have probably changed since then.
    When I was younger, I used to go to Vegas a lot with my fiance' at the time and his parents in the 80's. We always stayed at Caesar's Palace and they rolled out the red carpet for us. Comped suites, you name it. They never paid their hotel costs, it was covered by the casino. He and his parents were high rollers and always gambled at the high stakes tables...5K or more a hand for cards. They also won in the thousands because they bet big. My fiance' was a professional sports better as well...he ran tickets where he worked and I think he was a bookie when we were together. He always carried a couple of thousand in his pocket...his big roll as I called it. LOL I have seen him win enough during the Super Bowl to pay off his car, motorcycle and make his house payment for a year. Me, I suck at it and I am frugal, so if I lose a 100.00 I get so pissed off, I become a big baby. The best luck I have, is the horses. I can usually break even betting the ponies and it is a blast to do. The slot machines are a fools bet, the money is in the cards...if you play well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Does that mean that the casinos Trump ran into bankruptcy in Atlantic City might be coming back and hiring people?
    Sounds like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    ... I played nickel and dime machines, but played all lines. My winnings always went in another pocket so I brought money home.
    I visited one AC casino in the past ten years or so; not to gamble though - just to pass the time on a family trip. One of the major changes I saw... no coins. Back in the 1990s, you'd obtain a large plastic cup (think "Big Gulp" from 7-11) capable of holding perhaps $60-80 worth of quarters. You'd put a quarter (or whatever coin was demanded) into the slot machine, and push the button (the levers were largely gone by then), and if you win, you'll see anywhere from one or two quarters falling into the metal hopper - to a noisy, waterfall-like cascade of coins.

    The cups are gone, the quarters are gone. Instead, you have a card onto which you've loaded up a fixed amount of cash. When you play, it deducts from the card. When you win, it credits your card. I get that it's simpler, more efficient, and cheaper for the casino. But the omnipresent sound of thousands of coins bouncing around hoppers was part of the casino experience; more so than the electronic beeps of the digital slot machines, IMO. So yeah ... no more coins.

    But back in the 1990s, I noticed that the large plastic coin cups each had three holes drilled into the bottoms. Each hole perhaps 1cm in diameter, arranged in a triangle. Wasn't sure about the purpose of this, but I once got into a friendly conversation with a pit boss* who explained to me that the holes were an unfortunate necessity. When people gamble at the slot machines, they often get into the mentality that the slot machine is "about to pay off." This is, of course, nonsense. No pull of the slot offers better odds than the next pull of the slot. But these people will sit at specific machine, convinced that it's close to paying off - and if they walk away, then someone else will play a single quarter, and win the jackpot. So these people will guardedly stay at their slot machine, and they won't walk away for ANY reason.

    And without getting too disgusting, this is why the coin cups had holes in the bottom.




    * Pit bosses are tasked with wandering the casino floor looking for anything amiss. Card counters, dealers making mistakes, drunk people, etc. They're typically very large, and meanacing. This one was a huge man - but he was uncharacteristically friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I visited one AC casino in the past ten years or so; not to gamble though - just to pass the time on a family trip. One of the major changes I saw... no coins. Back in the 1990s, you'd obtain a large plastic cup (think "Big Gulp" from 7-11) capable of holding perhaps $60-80 worth of quarters. You'd put a quarter (or whatever coin was demanded) into the slot machine, and push the button (the levers were largely gone by then), and if you win, you'll see anywhere from one or two quarters falling into the metal hopper - to a noisy, waterfall-like cascade of coins.

    The cups are gone, the quarters are gone. Instead, you have a card onto which you've loaded up a fixed amount of cash. When you play, it deducts from the card. When you win, it credits your card. I get that it's simpler, more efficient, and cheaper for the casino. But the omnipresent sound of thousands of coins bouncing around hoppers was part of the casino experience; more so than the electronic beeps of the digital slot machines, IMO. So yeah ... no more coins.

    But back in the 1990s, I noticed that the large plastic coin cups each had three holes drilled into the bottoms. Each hole perhaps 1cm in diameter, arranged in a triangle. Wasn't sure about the purpose of this, but I once got into a friendly conversation with a pit boss* who explained to me that the holes were an unfortunate necessity. When people gamble at the slot machines, they often get into the mentality that the slot machine is "about to pay off." This is, of course, nonsense. No pull of the slot offers better odds than the next pull of the slot. But these people will sit at specific machine, convinced that it's close to paying off - and if they walk away, then someone else will play a single quarter, and win the jackpot. So these people will guardedly stay at their slot machine, and they won't walk away for ANY reason.

    And without getting too disgusting, this is why the coin cups had holes in the bottom.




    * Pit bosses are tasked with wandering the casino floor looking for anything amiss. Card counters, dealers making mistakes, drunk people, etc. They're typically very large, and meanacing. This one was a huge man - but he was uncharacteristically friendly.
    The last ones I played give you a receipt. You take it to the Cashier to cash.

    I went with a family member after much coaxing to one of the so called Horse race/ casino things that have replaced the horse tracks. I did not see one win. I did see a bunch of older people desperately gamble their SS check away.

    While I was waiting I watched one frail woman so desperate to get in she almost knocked herself down because the wind made it hard to close her car door. Inside I did not see her win anything.

    Really and truly upset me how they are suckering people. I lost $150 and hated it. The family member called me later to excitedly tell me she won $10, but put it back.

    Now she can afford it, don’t get me wrong the the faces killed me.

    My Son and DIL will not go near one after one time in LV on a business trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I visited one AC casino in the past ten years or so; not to gamble though - just to pass the time on a family trip. One of the major changes I saw... no coins. Back in the 1990s, you'd obtain a large plastic cup (think "Big Gulp" from 7-11) capable of holding perhaps $60-80 worth of quarters. You'd put a quarter (or whatever coin was demanded) into the slot machine, and push the button (the levers were largely gone by then), and if you win, you'll see anywhere from one or two quarters falling into the metal hopper - to a noisy, waterfall-like cascade of coins.

    The cups are gone, the quarters are gone. Instead, you have a card onto which you've loaded up a fixed amount of cash. When you play, it deducts from the card. When you win, it credits your card. I get that it's simpler, more efficient, and cheaper for the casino. But the omnipresent sound of thousands of coins bouncing around hoppers was part of the casino experience; more so than the electronic beeps of the digital slot machines, IMO. So yeah ... no more coins.

    But back in the 1990s, I noticed that the large plastic coin cups each had three holes drilled into the bottoms. Each hole perhaps 1cm in diameter, arranged in a triangle. Wasn't sure about the purpose of this, but I once got into a friendly conversation with a pit boss* who explained to me that the holes were an unfortunate necessity. When people gamble at the slot machines, they often get into the mentality that the slot machine is "about to pay off." This is, of course, nonsense. No pull of the slot offers better odds than the next pull of the slot. But these people will sit at specific machine, convinced that it's close to paying off - and if they walk away, then someone else will play a single quarter, and win the jackpot. So these people will guardedly stay at their slot machine, and they won't walk away for ANY reason.

    And without getting too disgusting, this is why the coin cups had holes in the bottom.




    * Pit bosses are tasked with wandering the casino floor looking for anything amiss. Card counters, dealers making mistakes, drunk people, etc. They're typically very large, and meanacing. This one was a huge man - but he was uncharacteristically friendly.
    Oh,Lord,Djinn, I just caught the last part of your post. Honestly I hated those big,heavy cups. I thought you were going to say sweat.

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    I started out with 600 credits if I recall and have parlayed that into more than 3300 just dinking around with it...

    https://www.freeslots.com/poker.htm

    See what kind of luck you guys have @MaryAnne

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    I started out with 600 credits if I recall and have parlayed that into more than 3300 just dinking around with it...

    https://www.freeslots.com/poker.htm

    See what kind of luck you guys have @MaryAnne

    Thx
    I just won 70 Million,Thx! Much more fun when you get tired of Gin Rummy! no loses. I like Slingo the best. You have to use both brain and luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    I just won 70 Million,Thx! Much more fun when you get tired of Gin Rummy! no loses. I like Slingo the best. You have to use both brain and luck.
    I have a poker strategy that seems to pay on that jacks or better machine, I wonder if it's my strategy or that the machine is just too easy.

    So I wonder what others might get on that machine at the link...

    Thx

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