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On the heels of a non popular decision, the no free parking, the major casino groups are once again going to upset some of their patrons with a no free drink policy. As mentioned in the IVLV Newsletter this week, the MGM Grand and the Caesars Entertainment casinos throughout the Las Vegas area will implement a no play no free drink policy. This is to reward the real players and weed out the people who do not gamble and expect free drinks. What do you think of this policy and will it change any gambling or drinking habits you have in Las Vegas? What is your opinion? We want to hear from you. (See other Readers’ opinions below.)

 las vegas once again major casinos make a new rule to stop giving away free drinks to non gamblers.

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I think it is a great new rule. Get rid of those bar flies who hang out and you cannot get a drink. For once the casinos got it right. Linda J. Tulsa, OK

Overall I guess it is a good rule, as long as they remember gamblers sometimes need a few minutes rest and a drink without playing every minute. Wayne G. Phoenix, AZ

It is a nice courtesy for the casinos to offer drinks to all patrons. The casinos could start rotating through the slot machines less often, but there are people that prefer the slot machines to other quick thinking games (many of them the older generation) still spend hundreds of dollars. To eliminate drinks is unfair to them. Casinos make plenty of money and they easily make up the few cents it costs to offer a cocktail, even to the few that may be taking advantage o the gesture. shelley merrimack, nh

Ithink it is a good thing to eliminate those who want something free for nothing. Gives us real players something we already deserve. N. Walker San Diego, CA

As long as the administering and management of the program is fair I have no problem with this policy. Many of the bars already have the coupons for a free drink that are issued based on time playing which I've personally found to be reasonable. Giving drinks to only those actually playing is a good thing. Rich K Zion, IL

A good idea for gamblers, bad idea for freeloaders. Donna G. Chicago, IL

It seems like LasVegas does not want tourists. Pay to park was bad and now no free drinks for the small time players. Next trip I will definitely spend my time and money at small casinos who let me park free and want me and my money. C Schultz Westchester IL

Since the "real" players typically have a players card, the server can ask to view their points to confirm that a free drink is justified. Craig Prophetstown,IL

I feel that if you are sitting at a machine and you are truly gambling then you should not be upset, and they have ways of knowing NOW who gambles and who just sits there pretending, so it is just another way for them to get more money out of us. Janet Baumann Romeoville

A no free drink policy could impact the statistical amount of people coming in to your casino. Free loaders like to watch your real players and cheer for them. Players are usually serious trying to win a game and non players are there as spectators. With a few drinks, they might decide to play because their perspective have been impacted by their alcohol intake. In all, a few free drinks could bring more players to the table. Carmen Naranjo McFarland


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