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free water in casinos?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by h0und10, Nov 22, 2015.

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  1. h0und10

    h0und10 Low-Roller

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    In my local casinos there are "self serve" machines for pop and water.. like you would see at a fast food place. Do any casinos have this in vegas? I hate having to "order" a water and wait for it and then to tip a dollar on top of it and then its only a tiny water bottle. Or am I better off just buying a few big water bottles from a cvs and keep refilling them?
     
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    I love how Caesar's Windsor has a self serve pop and coffee station.
    I don't think any casino in Vegas has this (I am not positive) but it could definitely influence where I would stay.

    It is not so much that I hate ordering a drink on a table, but when I am playing slots I hate staying still. Feeling I need to stay in a specific slot area when all I want is my watered down pop is annoying. and often results in me walking to the gift shop to buy a bottle of pop.
     
  3. ngrund

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    Vegas casinos can't have self serve due to health department regulations, however a few poker rooms and bingo halls will have water coolers. since they are usually tiny bottles I always ask for two and tip the dollar. Or I just go to the gift shop and buy a full sized bottle.
     
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    I usually just buy a 12 pack or case of water for the room. Much easier. Take one with me everywhere.
     
    Always seems so far away............
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    a few years back harrahs new orleans had several iced down coolers full of water bottles that they would place in certain areas of the casino, you just take what you wanted. not sure why they stopped that.

    when im at caesars palace i just go to the diamond/7* check in and take a bunch from there and put them in the refridgerator
     
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    oo

    Not in Las Vegas-or-Nevada, the "Health regulations" are more likely :poke:"Union regulations" that require a unionized Casino Employee to serve all drinks.

    Self serve is widespread across the U.S. in many fast food chains/restaurant and the employees tend/clean the stations,
    on a regular basis so the Inference of health concerns is a mute argument.

    Best water source, a quick stop at Walgreens/Cvs or Grocery store for a 12/24 pack of your fav. water/beverage.
     
  7. eaglejohn

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    Whenever I get a drink at the table I get a water also (well total 3-4) to take back to room for wife.
     
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    I see casino bars give away cups of water all the time, though they look annoyed to do so. If gambling you can get free water all day ;), though a tip is expected.
     
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    In some casinos, the CWs regularly keep bottles of water on their trays, especially in the summer. And I've been able to order water along with a drink. I would just tuck the water away for later.

    As for self service machines, M Resort tested it. The heath department regs were a pain. They were also messy. But the main reason they pulled them was because people were coming to the casino, filling up 64 oz cups and leaving. I can't even imagine the strip casinos being able to maintain something like that.
     
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    Water? You could catch a disease drinking that stuff. Stick with something that has some booze in it for safety.:beer:
     
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    At most casinos the waitresses will carry extra bottles of water with them as they take orders and drop off so if you order one you usually don't have to wait. Most people tip 50 cents for a bottle of water.

    For them to give the stuff away in casinos I don't think there would be any issues with the pop other than maybe they'd rather people were drinking alcohol, but with water they'd pretty much have to do it as water bottles because the Las Vegas tap water tastes so bad... and if it was bottles of water the problem there would probably be people just grabbing handfuls of bottles, as much as they can carry, and taking them back up to the room.
     
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    According to Nevada's healthy regulation, only alcohol, due to its intrinsic ability to kill gems, is good to people's health.

    just kidding or maybe not.
     
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    When you are talking self serve are you only referring to water and on the casino floor? On my trip a couple weeks back the mirage buffet had a whole section of self serve drinks which was a change from the last time I ate there. Can't specifically recall if water was available though.
     
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    Okay... but we are usually gone from the room for hours and need many drinks or bottles.
     
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    The Cosmo has a few water cans from which you can get a cup.
     
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    The tiny bottles the CW's carry are not worth waiting for (for me). I usually buy large bottles of water at the casino's gift shop and then keep them in the fridge in the room. I then refill my smaller water bottle before heading down.

    If I'm in need of water while in the casino and don't want to go up to the room to re-fill I just purchase a 1 liter bottle at the gift shop. I don't mind buying the water because it's faster, more convenient for me than waiting for the tiny ones the CW's carry, and staying hydrated is more important than trying to figure out how to get free(?) water from the casino.
     
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    Who has quarters? I always get a bottle with my drink and always tip either $1-2 depending on where I'm at and what I'm drinking.
     
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    Not really. As another poster mentioned, the M casino had a self serve station so we could get all the sodas and water we wanted for free but as also mentioned, the problem was abuse, many people were coming in just to get the free drinks but never gambled so the M stopped it. Another poster also mentioned that the unions grumbled because the self serve stations cut down on tips.

    As for water, I always pick up a few bottles of water when I get in and I usually carry along a smaller bottle with me so I don't have to worry about getting water when I'm in vegas. Because of the cig smoke and heat I usually try to stay hydrated but I usually try to carry around water where ever I'm travelling to.
     
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    I'm with flyguy, your in Vegas why drink water??? lol
     
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    But isn't M Resort in the middle of nowhere almost? Why would someone go all the way out there for a cup of diet coke? If it were a place on Freemont I could totally see people abusing it to get a cup of soda or water or even the strip.
     
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