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Anyone noticing more attitude at their home casinos vs. Vegas?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by wrxrob, Dec 6, 2013.

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  1. wrxrob

    wrxrob High-Roller

    Oct 13, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Perhaps I should take a break from visiting my home casinos (mid-atlantic region). In 3 out of the last 5 trips, each to different "local" casinos, I've encountered patrons having some sort of attitude toward the dealers, or other patrons. Its just putting a bad taste in my mouth :vomit:

    1. Older lady customer is filling up soda at self-serve machine, bad guy walks by, and slams other customer into the soda machine, and runs out the door :confused2:. Later that same night, two patrons throw punches at each other in the smoking area.

    2. Craps player notices dealer is struggling, then starts trying to say he had bets that didn't exist, and overall just mouthing off to the dealer, talking down to him, etc.

    3. Neighboring BJ table, one guy makes a scene that the dealer is rushing the betting, and dealing the cards too fast. So much of a scene that security has to get involved.

    Over the last year, I've spent a few too many hours at the local casinos, since we've taken a long break from Vegas. Perhaps it needs to be a new years resolution to leave gambling up to destinations that are at least a plane flight distance away.

    I'm coming to realize the local casinos just aren't that fun anymore, or at least some of the patrons are ruining the fun for others. Somehow, I feel like more of a gambling addict or a degenerate when holding casino chips while not on vacation.

    //thanks for listening
  2. Someone

    Someone High-Roller

    Jun 16, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    lets face it you are not really setting out to attract the "winners" in society when you build a casino around the concept of drawing in people that will go "entertain themselves" dropping a quick hundy at the casino on any random Tuesday evening.......or Wednesday afternoon

    I suppose there is the very very limited amount of people in each area that really do have gambling as their number one form of entertainment and they have an actual REAL budget and their entertainment portion of that budget is mostly gambling, but the vast majority of the rest of the clientele are people thinking they can pawn their wedding ring and make a quick $500 or maybe take the light bill money down to the casino and double it before they pay the light bill so they have cash left over

    and I guess there may exist people on the earth that get into financial difficulty because they just play too many rounds of golf or too many games of tennis that they can't afford or go to the movies too often, but I think that pales in comparison to those that just can't fathom the thought that they are going to be a loser at the casino time and again VS the "winner" that they are in life overall no matter what the mathematical probabilities say
  3. wormhole

    wormhole High-Roller

    Jul 25, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    My only bad experience with hostile patrons at the 2 semi local casinos I frequent was last month, On a Crazy 4 table, I was sitting next to 3rd base, The 3rd base player had just got back from a restroom break. He had taken his chips with him and still had them in his hand after he sat down. Another guy came up to him and accused him of playing with his chips and pointed at the cameras and said they could prove it. The 3rd base player was getting upset. I thought there was going to be a fight, then the pit boss walked up and told the accuser he had been playing at the next table (3 card poker). The accuser halfway laughed and said they moved the tables on him and staggered over to 3rd base at the 3 card table and sat down (he appeared to have been drinking). I have encounter other drunks there, but they were just obnoxiously over friendly.

    I have been hearing more stories from the patrons if the casinos I frequent about fights at one of the local casinos I have never been in. BJ tables have been in several of them. The last story was about a guy getting pissed at another player's style of play and punching that player in the face (the old story of not following basic strategy and costing him money).
  4. NickyDim

    NickyDim Hockey is life

    Dec 6, 2012
    Lone Mountain
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I keep my gaming to either Las Vegas or AC. I'll pass a few local casinos when I drive to AC but wont stop or use them. Casinos that are just casinos and not a hotel/resort are just a local hangout which brings in just what you've seen and it's no fun. I rather hang with folks who are there to get away for more than just gambling.
  5. kel3420

    kel3420 VIP Whale

    Jun 13, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I have always thought the people and just the general atmosphere at local casinos are rather strange.

    Add in the fact that at the one I prefer, there are more Diamond and 7 Stars than I can even imagine. Now realize, most of these people have never even been to Vegas. That ought to tell you how often they are there. Yikes. I'm not saying all of them, but I can't even begin to tell you how many people I've talked with, that have never been to Vegas and really have no intention of ever going. I'm always like, you should go! It's such a different experience than here.

    But boy the offers of a free hotdog warmer or Pyrex dish brings them in in droves.

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Aug 8, 2013
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Personally, I find the exact opposite...(but then again, I don't go to "local" casinos; I go to Reno)
    In Vegas, I find that people play at $10 or $25 crap tables and absolutely are BEGGING to lose their money...
    case in point, we were at Harrahs LV a couple months back, and they had a $10 crap table (on a weekend night) and it was PACKED, so I squeezed in and bought in $200. Simply played $10 pass + $10 odds and I can't believe how COLD the table was (literally 7 shooters in a ROW no passes made!) and people were STILL buying in and betting ALL THE NUMBERS, etc!
    It just boggles my mind that people BEG to throw their money away.
    In Reno, if the crap table is empty, it means it's COLD.
    Also, when they raise the limits (From $5 up to $10+) people move to the cheaper tables...

    But then again, Vegas IS a "vacation destination", so I guess that means people GO THEIR to lose.
    Annual Christmas in Vegas!
  7. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

    Oct 15, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Most people on the Strip are there to party and have fun. Many are inexperienced players.

    At local casinos, in Nevada or elsewhere--many people are not there to have fun. They are APs or semi sharp regular players who are there to win or degenerates who can be a bit desperate and often rude to others.
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