“The devil is in the details.” “Always read the fine print.”
I repeat those words often – so often that I’m sure many of you are sick of them. I am weary of saying them myself. But just when I think I will let up on these warnings, something bad happens to me or to one of my readers as a result of ignoring them.
Do sometimes I fail to check on details or neglect to read the fine print – even after 29 years of casino experience? Don’t be surprised when I answer this with a “yes.” There is a tendency to depend on one’s past experiences the longer one plays, but this is a dangerous habit in connection with casinos. You can never assume that “the usual” will last. Gambling smart requires constant diligence, not just in the big decisions, like choosing the right games. All those constant small details often pile up and become the one deciding factor that determines financial success or failure.
Let me give you some examples, Read more… »
Here’s some good advice at many casinos these days since so many seem to be going to leased restaurants: watch for gift cards and food coupons that aren’t good in all food outlets. For example, some food vouchers we had for Caesars properties in Vegas Read more… »
Here is more information from a press release about the new Hard Rock “loyalty program.” I guess that is a better name than “players club” since you can earn points doing much more than just gambling! Read more… »
Here is the most recent YouTube video in the popular series of free educational gambling videos presented by Steve Bourie on his American Casino Guide Web site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGGxU3a3N8o. I give many hints on how to ”do” Vegas frugally so you can keep more money in your gambling bankroll.
Posted on Nov 15, 2010 under Couponing, Slots, Video Poker |
More from 2001
9. Supplement your video poker bankroll with other gambling activities that give you a big edge. Read more… »
Posted on Nov 12, 2010 under Couponing, Promotion |
With casinos, you would be wise to not depend on the word ”usually.” However,“exceptions” is a term you do need to look for.
Usually when you get an e-mail offer from a casino or see it on their Web site, you don’t have to print it out. Read more… »
Posted on Oct 21, 2010 under Couponing, Discounts, Web Sites |
“Daily deal” Web site programs are popping up right and left all over the country, and certainly Las Vegas is a prime location for these. However, because of the increasingly large numbers of these different programs, especially in large cities, a person could be overwhelmed keeping track. But a new service has appeared to help you out, the “aggregator,” a site that keeps track of all the individual programs in your area and sends you only the type of offers in which you have expressed an interest, i.e, restaurants, spas, events, etc. Read more… »
Posted on Oct 10, 2010 under Couponing, Promotion |
Now I am sure I am losing brain cells!
A couple of days ago we got in the mail a coupon booklet from the Hard Rock, not addressed to us personally but to “Our friends at….” I was shocked when I saw the introductory material in the booklet:
“We have full pay video poker games…”
“We have turned our music down…” Read more… »