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Have you ever left before getting your drink?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by mafig, Feb 26, 2016.

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  1. mafig

    mafig Tourist

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    I never have. But there have been many times I've been tempted.
    How long should you wait until the server comes back.

    The reason I asked is we were just at the Golden Nugget (in Biloxi, not Las Vegas) and my husband and I ordered two cocktails. We finished playing at the machines we were at and wanted to move to others. So we could either feed the machine or sit there, wanting to play in another area. After about 45 minutes we saw another waitress and asked if she knew where our server was and she said she was taking over for her because her shift was over and she left! Obviously, I sat there worrying about stiffing her and she didn't care at all.

    Have you ever just gotten sick of waiting and left?
     
  2. Rush

    Rush High-Roller

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    Absolutely! I've done it many times. I'm not sitting around to wait for a drink.

    Here are two issues I had a couple weeks ago. I was playing baccarat at Orleans, and ordered a water. Over an hour went by, and I started yacking about 'where in the hell is that waitress'? Well, she finally showed up, but what if I wanted to leave 40 minutes ago? Am I supposed to stay, because I ordered a drink? Forget that!

    Other incident: Sante Fe craps table. Ordered a water. 30 minutes later waitress comes by taking orders. I said, "I wouldn't mind the water I ordered last time you were here". The gal shoots back, "I just got on duty, so you can save it."

    I told her, "You're all blondes with your boobs hanging out. Easy mistake."

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  3. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    If I want to leave the machine I will wait a reasonable amount of time from when I placed order, then look for my waitress & if I can't find her, I move on. I do not like stiffing them.
     
  4. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I like this one! Yes, after many incidents of waiting at the machines for a drink that never came, I don't feel bad anymore moving on. Sometimes I know in advance that I'm not gonna hang around long so I just tell them no thanks.

    This previous trip the CW was coming around the craps tables pretty frequently and asked me if I wanted another Corona. I said "sure!". A few minutes later I 7'nd out and decided not to play anymore. After I colored up I waited for my beer, with tip in hand. The dealers asked if there was a problem and I said no, just waiting for my beer. She eventually showed up a few minutes later and gave me a blank look when I inquired about my beer. I just smiled and walked away. ( I didn't complain since her boobs gave me a nice show).:thumbsup::beer:
     
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  5. DRPinVA

    DRPinVA Low-Roller

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    Yep...but only rarely when the waitress takes an unusually long time.... Waiting too long can easily cause a $2 drink to become a $50+ drink.
     
  6. notfromconcentrate

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    This attitude of cocktail waitresses is a serious problem in American casino gaming. On my first trip to Vegas, I forgot to tip a cocktail waitress when I was in the middle of a complicated play. When she came around to my table again, I ordered another one - and quite some time had passed, so I asked the dealer "how often does that cocktail waitress come around?". Her reply was "you didn't tip her, did you?". I then said "oh shoot, I forgot to". The dealer then explained to me "They usually don't come back because they work for tips".

    In European casinos this would be completely unheard of. The customer is here playing and they want a drink. Your job is to serve them drinks. If they have ordered a drink, there is no valid reason for you to not come back as soon as you are physically capable of doing so, with that drink on your tray.

    Likewise, in this situation, it is not your problem as a player that she "just got on duty". You asked for a water. You should be getting a water. It's so simple. Because the other cocktail waitress forgot or "forgot", it then becomes her responsibility to get you that water, and pronto - not to correct your attitude. You did nothing wrong by asking again.
     
  7. Guy_

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    Usually I expect a Drink to be in my hands within 10 min of ordering it. If it takes longer then 15 min, I have no problem leaving it behind.
    I hate stiffing people but at some point you have to assume either a) they forgot your order or gave it to someone else or b) it is going to take so long that the drink will likely end up costing you over $50

    I am kind of the same with Table games and players cards tho. If I have lost $200 and they still have not put me into the system I sit out until I get put in. I cant count the amount of times I have lost close to $400 or been playing for close to 30 min and never got put into the system.
    You would be amazed how quickly they get the pit boss to come over when the dealer asks if you forgot to bet and you explain why you are sitting out. I get that they can "back your time up" but that does me no good if I need to leave quickly and want my card back and I am sure when the pit bosses change and the new one comes over and I say I have been playing for 30-40 min already they almost always give me a "yea right" look.

    I have no tolerance for slow service. :p
     
  8. Rush

    Rush High-Roller

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    I don't think they get "stiffed". If you order a Corona, or a Jack and Coke, someone will take that off the tray.
     
  9. spdandpwr

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    Yea, sometimes its easier for me to go to the bar and bring back a drink. I am not keen on waiting, but that said, I've had better luck with drinks at the tables than at slots and on rapid roulette nobody ever comes. In thinking about it now, I find that some locations within the casino floors tend to be better spots for drinks.
     
  10. Snidely

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    I forgot to tip the elderly CW at the old Sahara and she cut me off. I was drunk already so it didn't bother me. I thought it was rather funny.

    All the European casinos I've visited are wretched places. I imagined them being opulent but instead they are smoke filled hell holes. I'm sure there are nice ones but I've yet to find one.
     
  11. stackinchips

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    My expectation when ordering a drink is that I'll have it within 15 minutes (and that would be if I was the first order she took). So if I don't plan on being in the same spot in 15 minutes, I'll just pass on a drink. If I order the drink and it doesn't arrive in 15 minutes, and I'm ready to move, I just go. As someone said if you wait that long, it's likely that you're not going to get it anyways. It's not like they're going to charge her for your free drink you didn't take.
     
  12. stackinchips

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    I've only been to a few Euro casinos, but the one that I've been to fall to the extreme ends of the "nice" spectrum. Monte Carlo was very nice, and was more like playing in a museum than a casino. Others that I've been to were dive joints that looked like cousin Tony was running it out of his basement in Jersey...
     
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    I play pretty reckless so I tend to blow through my money quick at the tables so ill make an effort to track her down.. but if not I just leave and figure oh well..
     
  14. MikeOPensacola

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    I've done it if it is time for me to leave the table. I might stand around for a couple of minutes and wait so I can give her the tip for the drink but beyond that I'll go. I would never let waiting for a drink dictate my play at the table.
     
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    Simple answer is yes....I will wait, about the average 15 mins and 'slow play', if there's no sign of her I will get up and have a quick look around the area, in case she is delivering other people's....if no sign, I will leave, it's usually a standard beer for me and water for the other half, so someone will take it. I often take beers meant for other people when they arrive as well if others have left - usually lots of Corona/Bud, etc available so I know I'm not the only person who moves on.....always tip well whatever so they find me quicker next time!
     
  16. Kolmeseiska

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    Sort of off topic but would care to tell which European casinos have free drinks? Been to a dozen of places but never found one. Any info is appreciated.
     
  17. Ulose

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    I give them 10'or 15 minutes. I have been forgotten so many times that it doesn't bother me to walk away. If it's a common drink she will have it served to someone before she finishes taking her next round of orders anyway. The nugget in lake Charles has drink carts full of iced down beer roaming around the floor on busy nights. No waiting for them to return.
     
  18. Julie888

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    One waitress was really slow. I stood and waited a few more minutes and she came along. I was going to give the lady next to me the $1 to give to her. When she arrived she had a very full tray, so it wasn't her fault.

    At M my husband ordered a water and waited forever. For health reasons, he has to drink lots of water so was getting mighty thirsty. After half an hour she was around for fresh orders and he reminded her about the water. Sometimes a waitress will forget and run back and grab it. Not her. I was sitting at the central bar and she had been standing around bitching about how quiet it was.
     
  19. notfromconcentrate

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    All casinos I've been to in the UK offer free soft drinks. As far as alcoholic drinks go, only place I've seen that gives free alcohol is at the Macau Sporting Club in Dublin, Ireland. The first one is free but you have to pay for the rest. As a heads up, this is literally a retail store casino with a blackjack table, three card poker, roulette, a baccarat table upstairs and a handful of slot machines. That's it.

    But yeah, that's the only casino I've been to in Europe that gives them for free. I recall hearing a rumor that the drinks are free in the Ritz Club in London - but that's not the easiest joint to get into by any means, even if that is true.
     
  20. DrLect

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    Sometimes I will order a Heineken in the hope that the VP machine I am playing will start (or continue) to pay out before it finishes devouring my stake. All too often, the machine stops paying and takes my cash balance to $0.00. In that case I feel no compunction to sit around twiddling my thumbs until the CW returns. I may hang around to gather the drink before moving on, or not. If the machine has taken my funds, I do not believe I am in any way obligated to hang around and extend my misery. Time to move on and find another opportunity to hopefully increase my meager bankroll.
     
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