I read pretty much everything on this site as I'm jonesing super hard these days. And the topic of the tickets at the VP machines baffles me. If you HAVE to play a certain amount to get a free drink, why not just play on the casino floor where they have VP and waitresses that will bring you the drinks and no pressure? Are the pay tables better? Are the drinks better? Do people like playing at the bar to be social with the wait staff? I play a bit of everything on the casino floor and love to be as antisocial as possible (ear buds, putting at least 2 seats between myself and the next person) but once I get a drink, I tip 2-3$ and the waitress is usually back every 10 minutes. And she's not putting pressure or being obnoxious about my (low) wages. Some of these stories of bartenders bending down to check if it's max bet strikes me as SO invasive! So what am I missing?