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Beer bought from the property's souvenir/snack shop

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Electroguy563, Nov 3, 2017.

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  1. stiles525

    stiles525 Low-Roller

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    pools are very different I have never been able to get beverages into the pool area but the casino is different at least on the strip.
     
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  2. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Low-Roller

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    My last trip at the Mirage I was playing roulette in the wee hours and no cocktail waitress was anywhere to be found. Had to ask the dealer and pit boss about three times. after about 45 minutes of play, I finally got up, left my chips on the table and told him i'd be right back and headed over to the gift shop to get a 24 oz coors (or whatever those big cans are)...........no problem! :beer:
     
  3. rvallez6

    rvallez6 MIA

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    Exactly my stance... In Reno i was at a craps table and everybody was getting shots of hennessey so i thought i'd join the party... the few shots got to me pretty good, but i hated the wait for my next drink since they couldn't bring a shot and a beer, it was one or the other. I'd rather get a beer and start a collection on the drink tray.

    On the topic, i typically do bring alcohol to pregame in the room or to just have a nice drink while i'm relaxing there. I always bring one when i come down to the casino. I figure the casino wants the players to be drinking regardless.. so they wouldn't make much of a fuss about where it came from.
     
  4. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    We have our Fat Tuesdays drinks and always still get asked if we want something to drink.
     
  5. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    We always buy some beer/drinks on the way in so we have some in our room; never an issue, i don’t thinknhe casinos care as long as you’re getting drunk, it benefits them!

    As for shots/drinks, I’ve asked for the table to do shots at Gold Coast, all she had to do was get permission from the pit & done!
    But at other properties, they say no.
    They do only allow one drink at a time so CWs will have to take your glass/beer when refreshing yours.
    I did have tall boy from the Linq gift shop once this last trip and ordered a beer from the CW & she brought it to me, maybe it’s bc she didn’t serve the tall boy?! Or maybe though it was someone else’s or empty?

    I think the most important thing for us to remember, MONEY TALKS in Vegas and as long as you aren’t doing anything that can really get someone in trouble, throw a tip out there & get your shot & beer!
     
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  6. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    As a restaurant manager myself, my take on this is that any rules which restrict consumption of alcohol purchased elsewhere are just a responsible service thing. The issue isn't so much that you're bringing outside drinks into the casino, it's that you're bringing outside drinks into another drinking establishment. Such rules as only serving one drink at a time are naturally in place to prevent people from drinking too much. That then becomes harder to regulate if you've got a bottle of Smirnoff hidden in your jacket sleeve.

    Then say something happens... a customer passes out on the casino floor and has to be rushed to the hospital. You know where the blame goes now, right? It becomes a legal nightmare to (hopefully) prove that you didn't serve them that much to drink. Furthermore, if they didn't take measures to prevent outside alcohol from being brought in, that's a pretty strong negligence claim, saying that the casino didn't do their best to prevent it.

    As is the case with many "rules", no one on either side of the equation actually cares in reality. For the customers, they get to drink on their own terms by bringing in their own liquor. For the casino, they get to allow their customers to get drunk at no expense to them. As long as the casino went through the necessary motions to "prevent" it, the customer is on their own if anything goes wrong.
     
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  7. whiskeyandslots

    whiskeyandslots High-Roller

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    I didn't even think of all of this, but I think you're absolutely right.

    I worked in a convenience store once. The "No Loitering" and "No Open Containers on Premises" signs outside were for similar reasons. We couldn't really monitor what people were doing in the parking lot every single second, but the signs would help keep us out of trouble if ALE were to show up.
     
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