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"no outside food or beverage allowed" at cosmo?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by random512, Nov 25, 2016.

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  1. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    I just reserved a room at Cosmo and I saw the following text in the footer of the confirmation email:

    "No outside food or beverage allowed inside the guest rooms. Personal coolers are not permitted into guest rooms unless they are required for dietary or medical reasons."

    Is this a new thing? I don't think I've ever seen or heard of this type of thing before. Does anyone know of any cases where this rule was actually enforced?
     
  2. justmare

    justmare High-Roller

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    I stay at Cosmo all the time and never knew they had that policy. I haven't taken outside food or a cooler in my room, though, but I do take my own waters and sodas, and nothing has ever been said by Bell Services when they handle my drink bag (obvious it's drinks since the top of the bag is open).
     
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    There was a post about this quite a while back. I do not believe this is enforced.
     
  4. eaglejohn

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    all have this unenforced policy. Just a way to keep outside catering and keg parties out
     
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    This is mainly trying to keep people from bringing in party trays and large amounts of food and drink for parties. The hotel would rather you use their catering services. It doesn't mean you can't run across the street and get a burger at McDonald's and bring it back to your room.

    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/no-food-beverage-or-coolers-at-the-cosmopolitan.106137/
     
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    As I recall, they tried to loosely enforce this by not having their bell staff bring up coolers etc. In the end, I think they abandoned even that small pretence. As long as you are not acting like a jackass, you will likely be fine.
     
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    Agree with Eagle, most have this in the fine print, including Bellagio and Aria. It is usually not enforced, unless someone tries to blatantly bring in a ton of party food.

    Someone asked about Costco trays for a wedding awhile back at Bellagio, THIS I think would be a no-no, but if it's just for you, you should be fine. If nervous, just pack a small duffle bag or something you can discretely bring stuff in.
     
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    My personal item carry on is a lunch bag cooler and over 80 stays in Vegas job one is to find water, mixers, and booze to carry up to the room. At Cosmo there is a nice convenience store with real food, snacks and alcohol just across the bridge in Planet Ho. As others have stated, this is probably a rule at every hotel but just seems to be more noticeable at Cosmo. I cannot even begin to imagine the liability if random hotel employees felt that they could ask to search my bags.
     
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    I think all the casinos have official no picture polices, too.
     
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    Reminds me of the demise of a rule the casinos really loved: no cellphones in the sports book. I know the rule was to prevent bookies from laying off bets, but I saw an employee at Stardust repeatedly yelling at a young woman that she couldn't use a cellphone in the sports book. She was sitting on the floor facing away from the action. I was called out dozens of times for using a cellphone when I was within view of the book. Now I routinely pull out my cellphone to check my video poker play against my phone app; I am using a computer to assist my gambling against the house. No one ever says a thing.
     
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    yeah, that's because they changed the rule. Not because they got tired of yelling at you.
     
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    Yeah, the no cellphone rule in the sports book was changed a while back. Once technology caught up and the sports books were assured they would receive real time injury updates, they no longer cared about cell phones.
     
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    all hotels have that policy ,in fact its a nevada law and a liquir licence law.

    most dont enforce it

    hardrock has it at the front door unless ur with the band leave cooler in the car, in fact when the hardrock was the in hotel the used too do bag checks ,u had too ur booze to get it in.
    orleans has as a sign posted with the law in the casino about it.

    very common.
     
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    Aside from what paper said about it being the law, this is mostly the reason. It covers them so they can use their own discretion.

    I always do a supermarket run and bring a couple of produce boxes full of stuff that I leave with the bell at check in and I've only had an issue once; that was at Cosmo and it was because I actually had the cover on one box and the guy thought I was bringing in a box of oranges. Once I lifted the cover and showed him what was inside, no problem.

    I did have the Cosmo bell charge me extra once when I had a Vons delivery. I think it was $10. This was actually a policy, not a scam or anything, the Vons driver even knew about it.
     
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    I recall something similar at the old Riviera, where they would not allow pizza delivery people in the hotel and had a notice to that effect at the check-in desk.
     
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    I always bring my own sodas and I've walked over the bridge early to get a McD's breakfast and taken in back to my room a few times - never any problem.
     
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    My first trip to Vegas (Feb. 2010?), Aria was enforcing this. I was taking a picture near Jean Philippe and some security guard came up and grabbed my phone/camera saying "no pictures for our guests privacy." First and only time that's ever happened.
     
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    The 'no photos in the casino rule' went out with the cellphone camera, it's simply unenforceable. However, photos of individual guests without their consent are still off limits. The reasoning is that you might take a pic of someone with a large sum of money to identify them for robbery.
     
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    My hubby held my 50th at Cosmo and had an outside caterer and the Bellman brought the liquor purchased offsite up, then contacted Housekeeping to bring more glasses so I assume they "selectively" enforce it.
     
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    I was just at Cosmo a couple weeks ago and I brought in a box of liquor (from Lee's/Costco) with no problems.

    I never heard of this being a liquor license law. That sounds ridiculous.
     
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