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VP at Stratosphere C Bar

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Ethannf, Aug 24, 2015.

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  1. Ethannf

    Ethannf Tourist

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    Well as a new local (live on east Sahara) the strat has become a nice local casino for me. I enjoy going up to 107 for cocktails and it's a calmer vibe than center strip.

    I am at C bar on the casino floor for some VP to decompress (8/5 by the way). Anyway...I got charged for my drinks! Kinda surprised! Granted it's happy hour 2-4-1 drinks. 8 bucks for two gin and tonics. But still. I'm shocked to get charged right after sliding at 20 in this machine. Let's see how I do!

    Anyone else experience this recently?
     
  2. Ethannf

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    Other bartender just confirmed that his coworker shouldn't have done that. And then this...[​IMG]
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    When that happens to me, maybe 5% of the time, I always say..."I was planning to play". They will fix it. Unless Stratosphere has all of a sudden changed to the...

    [​IMG]

    Wynn way of thinking.

    (meme courtesy of dutchvelvet)


    Hopefully the progressive is high! It was ~$1800 when I was there in April.
     
  4. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    It sometimes happens with new bartenders or bartenders who aren't paying attention. I remember playing at Aria once a couple trips back, there was a new guy who was about ready to charge me when I was asking for Ketel, despite my having a couple hundred bucks in the machine and playing max bet at $1; I heard one of the other bartenders, who knows me, pull him aside, point to me, and say, "He doesn't pay for drinks." Never felt like more of a high-roller (despite my generally mid-roller habits).
     
  5. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    I happen to like The Strat.
    That C -Bar drink special is a great deal.
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    One of my favorite "interactions" w/ a snooty bartender was at Bellagio -
    I was playing VP........playing Max Bet.......waited 10 or 15 mins.....( at an empty bar )
    for the snooty bartender to ask my drink. The Jaggoff saw me the whole time.
    He finally asked.......I ordered....and went back to playing my VP machine.
    I hit something and was up $250.
    The @-hole comes back with my beer and announces the price of the beer.
    I said, "I'm playing VP ?"
    He doesn't say anything -
    and then peers over the bar and looks at my machine ( and the $256 credits ).
    I look at him with a "yeh, that's right @-hole...$256 bucks in !"
    He just turns and walks away.
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    That may have been the last time I bothered playing there ?
     
  6. Ethannf

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    Thanks for confirming similar stories guys! I'm glad to know its not just me. I'll definitely go back though. I played for a LONG time and had some great drinks
     
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I missed you posting the quad. Doh! Nice hit! Guess that 1800 I saw was a bit of a fluke though. :(
     
  8. Ethannf

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    I'll take quads for 8 bucks. I'm okay with that! Although next time I'll make sure to speak up!
     
  9. merlin

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    Just tell them you're playing, if for some reason they still want to charge you just say" I dont want it then", they'll spill it out, nothing they can do,
     
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