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Illicit host offers

Discussion in 'Vegas After Dark' started by HardEight44, Feb 22, 2021 at 2:38 PM.

  1. HardEight44

    HardEight44 High-Roller

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    Has anyone here ever been told by a host that he can get them an evening companion or illegal substances? I am just curious. You always hear about it in movies but does it happen in real life? I feel like I am lucky if my host gets me a free buffet.
     
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  2. greekjim

    greekjim VIP Whale

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    My host got me a last minute Gordon Ramsey steak reservation last month, that is about it from my host.
     
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  3. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I don't (and I doubt anyone on this board) plays at THAT level. (if it was possible) I believe that the guy who fleeced Fry's might have, or the guy from Nebraska who owned Oriental Trading.

    And I believe the word that your looking for is illicit, not elicit.
     
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  4. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Watanabe said in court that Caesars supplied him with pills upon request to keep him gambling. No idea if the host was involved, though
     
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  5. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    You mean free buffet of illegal substances ?
     
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  6. pressitagain

    pressitagain VIP Whale

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    I’m sure there are hosts that are capable or ‘know a guy.’

    You’re not going to get anyone to admit to that kind of stuff here.
     
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  7. snoopydogj

    snoopydogj Low-Roller

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    You’re not going to get anyone to admit to that kind of stuff here.[/QUOTE]

    ha ha. Not on this board you ain’t.
     
  8. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    That was quite the story around here when that happened. He essentially lost his standing with the company for that little stunt!

    There was apparently another similar incident some 20 years before where the son of a prominent local restaurateur ran up charges on a "family" marker and they sent the goons back here to have a "chat" with Dad about it.
     
  9. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    That story was a good one.
    I believe CET had his play as a line item and it was an impressive % of their income.
     
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  10. HoppinHardWays

    HoppinHardWays High-Roller

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    I watched an episode of Drugs Inc on discovery I think? A host basically said it’s not so much them as much as it is they know a guy or multiple people for the whale type players.
     
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    44inarow VIP Whale

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    Or anywhere. To be honest, I would make sure that anyone who did something like that would be marched out the door and trespassed within 30 seconds of finding out. It's just not the right thing to do. I know Vegas has its whole "Sin City" reputation, but it's just not okay. And remember that (1) casinos are regulated the same way as banks, and (2) gaming is the most discretionary use of money that there is, so I'd be furious if anyone jeopardized the public trust in the industry.

    I probably have friends of friends who know people, but it's not anything I'd even consider helping with, let alone jeopardizing my career for. Adults can make their own decisions, but I would never let people facilitate illegal activity.
     
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  12. pressitagain

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    I’m going to make a really vague statement here but (big) MONEY makes some people behave irrationally . But I agree, I wouldn’t jeopardize my career for someone else....some people would...it’s not my place to judge what people do with their lives (or money).
     
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  13. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    If you Google “Jimmy Dimora Vegas Host” you can read about a host’s involvement in Mr Dimora’s corruption scandal. I’m not an attorney, but I don’t think the host did anything illegal here. Just “I know this lady” kinda thing.

    If you Google “Palms Vegas Hookers” - that’s more involved but it was the nightclub & not the casino hosts.

    These cases are a bit dated but it happens I guess. Makes you wanna call your host and complain about your comps.:whistle:
     
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    I had a host that said she put me on the guest list at Pure (yeah, it was THAT long go) and she didn't and I ended up waiting in line for over an hour to get in. If that isn't what you call an illicit activity that a host can commit, then I don't know know what is. ;)
     
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