Reader Poll Replies:
I think the current eye catching outfits
are just fine. Nothing better than losing your money and looking
at things you can never afford. Jack T.
* My experiences in Vegas casinos
have given me a refreshing look on life and the beauty of the female
cocktail waitress, please do not take that away from us males.
* If people are offended,
they should not do business at those establishments. I have not seen any
offensive uniforms as of yet! I actually feel sorry for the girls
and the uncomfortable shoes they have to wear! OUCH! Janae
* They are fine the way they
are! Bob Coral Springs, FL
* As a woman who has been to
Vegas a couple of times, and is going back again in March---I think the
costumes are fine. The servers look good, professional and the themes of
the individual casinos are their best advertising and trademarks. Fun
and Fantasy--isn't that what it's all about? Cyndee W.
* I have not been offended
by outfits worn by cocktail waitresses. However, I might suggest that
waitresses be given a choice of attire...revealing to less revealing.
This would be especially good for the older women who are past their
prime and would really look better with more coverage. It would also be
more respectable for them to dress in a more acceptable costume. I've
always felt rather sorry for the older women who must work but are
forced to wear the same revealing outfits as their younger co-workers.
Diane McDonald Bradenton, FL
* Cocktail uniforms on the
wait staff add to the ambiance and decor of each casino. They are often
themed to the specific casino. Although, some may be a little revealing
(and thought to be scantly inappropriate) they should really be of
little concern to those "adults" who frequent the casino floor. The
uniforms (and/or costumes) worn by staff are only as revealing as the
individual who wears such. What seems to be more "inappropriate" is a
wait staff who does not fit properly into their uniform (e.g., physical
dimensions such as a little overweight, etc.). To conclude, if a uniform
on a wait staff person offends you either 1) Don't look or 2) Frequent
another casino. Might a next concern be that the "lights are too bright"
or "too much noise" in the casino? Daniel DiTonno
* One of the cities slogans is
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." and is nick named "Sincity".
The whole concept of hotels getting bigger is saying look at me.
Not only are the current revealing uniforms acceptable, I think they are
appropriate. Jason Newmarket, Ontario Canada
* I think that they
are fine the way they are. You expect the extraordinary when visiting LV.
After the attempt to "change" Vegas to a family destination site, I am
sure that most would agree that people who visit Vegas are there for the
glitz and glamour. Darlene Pabais Monessen, PA
* I expect when I enter a casino -
that the cocktail waitress WILL be dressed in a sexy and revealing
outfit, and they'll be beautiful to match!! And I am a woman - a happily
married, heterosexual woman! The outfits and beauty is part of Las
Vegas. Just as are the topless shows my husband and I enjoy. If you wish
not to see it - don't go, change the channel, etc. But don't change the
'feel' of Vegas by insisting on turtlenecks, long pants, and no skin!
* I think the outfits
currently worn are wonderful. They reflect the atmosphere of the
individual casinos. Every casino I have gone in to has vibrantly
beautiful colors in the outfits. The casino should reflect "Fun" and the
costumes contribute to that. I think the costumes are revealing just
enough not to offend anyone. Why go to "Vegas" if you are offended by
anything that happens there. Most people are aware of Vegas and what all
it entails. We are planning on moving there this year. I have already
informed my husband that I plan on becoming one of these waitresses. See
you in Vegas. Ves Chilcutt
* I go to Vegas about 2 times a
year. I am happily married. One of the things I look forward to is to
see all the gorgeous waitresses. If there were old hags in crummy
uniforms serving me drinks I would have to consider not drinking. They
are eye candy for us baby boomers. Itís a man thing. Right Guys? God
made us this way. Iím sure itís the minority that is offended. Doesnít
the majority rule in most cases of society in America? One solution
isóPut a few Chippendale look a likes around the casino floor serving
drinks to the ladies and then lets ask them if they are still offended.
Just an opinion. Ronald Wyatt
* Absolutely they should
have to cover up. Vegas doesn't want to develop a reputation as a city
of loose morals. While we're on the subject, did you know that the
drinking of alcoholic beverages occurs at all times of day and night?
And that the Devil's games (dice and cards) and gambling of all forms
can be found in even the most reputable of establishments? That the
theaters feature shows with arousing themes and immodest dress, not to
mention dancing and loud music? Alright, hopefully you get my
point. Las Vegas is the City of Sin (at least the tourist areas are),
and, as such, it's one of the last bastions of adult pleasure left in
our country. If it, too, becomes just another squeaky clean,
homogeneous, politically correct, corporate run Disneyland (as it's
already come dangerously close to being in the past few years), where
are we adults supposed to go to have some non-family-values-inspired
fun? What happened to the promise of "What happens in Vegas, stays in
Vegas"? Please don't take the sin out of Sin City, and that includes the
over-the-top and undeniably sexy uniforms. Aaron Denver,
* I suggest that any waitress who
is told her outfit is too revealing, removes the offensive outfit on the
spot and hands it over to the complainer. Hans M.
* Leave the girls alone they
look fine. If you don't like the looks stay home don't go to VEGAS.
G. J. Smith
* With slot machines being
converted to ticket in, ticket out, slot attendants have become
obsolete. The next step... self-dispensing drink machines, kind of like
the old automats. How much simpler to simply press a button on a machine
and be rewarded with a drink. And..... no tip necessary!
* I see nothing wrong with the
uniforms that the cocktail servers are now wearing. Let's face it these
women are really working for tips. I have noticed that many women don't
know how much to tip or give small tips. The servers know that the big
tippers are men that enjoy looking at their bodies. After all they
wouldn't have that job unless they were proud of their bodies. I say
leave these women alone and let them earn a decent living.
Lynnette Young Takoma Park, MD
* I am not offended by the servers
uniforms. I am a lady in my 50's and I just feel sorry for them. I do
know that the skimpier the outfit the more they probably make in
tips-from men. Martha Mantel
* I don't think they should
have to show too much skin just to give me a drink. I just want my drink
in a timely matter. I think they should all dress with the theme of the
casino, that would look sharp. Children are walking through the casino
floors to get to there room so they should be presentable. Theresa
* Hello Insider Viewpoint Las
Vegas, I have been receiving your newsletter for three years now, and
find the information very valuable. My husband and I try to head to
Vegas every couple of years. Part of the whole Las Vegas experience
certainly is the mystery, sexiness and seduction of the city and
casinos. The thrill of walking into a casino and seeing an entirely
different world await you - from the decor to the food to the staff.
Being a cocktail server in a casino only adds to this fantastic
experience. The current uniforms that I have seen the girls wear is
amazing. It seems they have been hand picked for their beauty and lovely
figures, and given a uniform that adds to the sexiness of Las Vegas. I
wouldn't want to see "less" of the uniform (after all it is a casino and
not a strip club). I believe the Casino owners were bang on when they
chose these uniforms - and good for the gorgeous women who wear them!!