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cosmo Bond bar drink tickets

Discussion in 'Comps' started by BarbaryCoast, Nov 25, 2015.

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  1. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    That's definitely a big issue, too. I would always tip like $5 when getting fancy drinks comped while playing. I'm much less likely to do that if I have to pay $15 for a cocktail.
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    This exactly what mirage did. I could handle this. Hit each bar for one beer or mixed drink each for the night, and if I still want to play there after that just deal with the slow ass waitresses and settle for Fat Tire.

    Glad you chewed the manager out. 45 minutes is not a good sign. Are you able to give us an idea of coin-in amount during that time? Or the number of identity points while playing? Since you waited that long, I doubt you were waiting on a time limit.

    I'm guessing the coin-in requirement was much higher than I hoped ($100).
     
  3. wishman35

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    True - hit and run each bar for the first free drink, then they will take that away and then nobody will play at their bar tops at all :) I get the feeling they might pilot it and dump it down the road. I just dont see people playing VP seriously at Bond like they might at Mirage or MB. I have spent many a night there and never have I seen more than a handful of people playing and being serious about it. The place is simply too distracting! lol they might as well just rip the machines out.

    Yeah $100 coin in would be fair but clearly after 45 mins, there is no way. It seems like the coin in requirement might be 5x or even 7x that amount. That or they give them quicker to $1 players like a post mentioned previously about the Mirage. It might give preference to higher denomination players.
     
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I hope it fails, but they make so much money at full price. This policy could clear up space for those willing to pay for the drinks, which may not be a bad thing for cosmo.

    To cover a $15 drink in full, they need $375 coin-in (300 hands) from someone that gives them a 4% theoretical loss (8/5 DDB player with moderate errors). Why I was hoping $100 coin-in would be the cutoff as that would cover their "actual cost".
     
  5. DRich2

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    What would people consider a fair amount of play for a free drink coupon?
     
  6. BayouBengal

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    To whoever authorized this policy

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  7. dvandentop

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    Yep for sure if they keep it up fuck em 2-3 trips will be good enough comlared to 6-7 a year now.
     
  8. BayouBengal

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    I think the old cliche of "stepping over dollars to pick up pennies."

    Every time I've played at bond I've seen tons of people paying full price already. Most people had no interest in playing vp even when sitting at a machine.
     
  9. wishman35

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    Exactly what I see also. I dont see anybody ever having an issue with getting there drinks either at a full bar. People reach over me all of the time while playing, doesn't stop anyone.
     
  10. BeeeJay

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    i'll report on this from Cosmo this trip if we even hit any bartops, seems like floor service so good and prefer the STP anyway so play on floor, or probably will play mostly craps. but if I do happen to hit a VP bar, I'll report back, should be playing $1 or $2.
     
  11. Julie888

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    It would be more fair if they told you how many points you need to earn this second drink.
     
  12. BarbaryCoast

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    I think at least 50 points
     
  13. BarbaryCoast

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    Looks like they've run off all the hookers too, and there's a ton of guys late night hanging out waiting for them. about the saddest thing I've ever seen
     
  14. bubbakitty

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    It would seem to work better if they had you insert your player's card first and get a drink up front. It would be easy to "track" those that just order and flee and the true player. If you don't have a player's card, get one or pay for the first drink while playing to earn the second. They get all sorts of information via the player card and it would seem this would weed out the freeloaders in a short period of time.
    But I am not sure of the objective when a new policy just "appears" and little other information is available at the bar.
     
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    If they implement this foolishness at Queue Bar before my trip in two weeks I'm going to be pissed! Cosmo has always been so good about comping premium drinks for bar top players, if that goes away so does a lot of my interest in staying there.
     
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    That sounds reasonable, especially for a bar that is probably selling plenty of $15 cocktails without the VP players.

    I don't like it because I'm sure it will slowly spread to more and more bars. But I can't fault them for wanting a modicum of play in return for well made cocktails in bars like this where most people are paying for the drinks.
     
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    That will hurt the bar's business a lot. A bar can exist without any VP machines or VP players, but it can't without hookers.
     
  18. BayouBengal

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    Did mirage ever reverse the drink ticket policy?
     
  19. wanker751

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    I get Bond bar I suppose. At night, I only twice got a seat there at night. But during the day it is empty and makes no sense. I guess they cannot turn it on and off as the day goes.
    I hope it does not spread beyond bond... or my bartop play will stop. When I can get 7/5 on the floor no need to play 6/5 at the bar without the comped drinks esp if it takes 45 mins or longer to get a ticket. I will be interested to see people's reports here.
     
  20. tringlomane

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    But that system upgrade probably would have cost more money. :evillaugh

    And 50 points doesn't sound good ($300 coin-in; 240 max bet quarter hands). :( On "slow", if I played as fast as I could with letting the machine count up wins, a way of playing I don't find that fun (unless I'm winning), that's 22.5 minutes for me at quarters. Hope it fails.
     
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