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Pay-To-Play Slot Tourneys: Yay Or Nay?

November 28, 2012 at 5:05 PM | by | ()

While sitting at the bar playing video poker and drinking a 777 beer at Main Street Station last week, we heard an unusual announcement. The casino was alerting guests that a slot tournament would be taking place in a half hour and that there was still room to sign up and play. We've played in slot tournaments before and didn't find them very interesting so we stayed at the bar, playing video poker and sipping beer.

Every other slot tournament we've come across before was promotional and had no entry fee. These tournaments were used to lure customers into the casino. If you're staying overnight (or two nights) at a casino, you're bound to spend some cash there. It's a great promotional tool and a good excuse for customers to visit a casino. The Big Kahuna Tournament at Main Street Station is different, though.

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Cosmo Looking For Gamblers, Curious or Not

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S [map], 89109
June 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM | by | ()

We've been surprised by the lack of marketing to gamblers by The Cosmopolitan. Well, not totally surprised as the gamblers aren't, generally, considered the curious class type of person that the casino has been trying to bring to their property. Gamblers pay the bills for many casinos and as the saying goes; "these casinos didn't build themselves." After losing a ton of money not catering to gamblers and being ridiculed for it, The Cosmo seems to be changing their tune.

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Is Club Grazie Making a Comeback?

June 16, 2011 at 6:05 PM | by | ()

We were walking through Palazzo recently and noticed a few things that were different, including a setup for a slot tournament.

Slot tournaments usually aren't geared to the most "highly rated players", so maybe the (Venetian and the Palazzo are both beginning to rethink their Club Grazie comp policy and marketing to their medium rollers again.

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Hey, Who You Callin A Slot?

September 8, 2010 at 1:54 PM | by | ()

This week Juliana is off exploring the European Vegas, Monte Carlo. While she's furiously getting drunk taking notes on how Monte Carlo the city is different from that place next door to CityCenter, another East Coaster will be filling in for her--East Coast Gambler aka Marc. Here are his recent Vegas observations. Enjoy!

This trip to Las Vegas had me doing a bunch of things I don't normally do. One of those things was playing in casino-sanctioned gambling tournaments. During my stay at Venetian, I had the privilege of being a part of the least skillful tournament ever - a jumbled prize slot tournament which was being held at the hotel.

Since there's no money involved, the only "skill" needed for the slot tournament was hitting the spin button quickly. There were three rounds, spread over two days and each round lasted about 15 minutes. It was fun, slapping the spin button that whole time, but it was a bit monotonous.

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