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November 5, through November 14, 2005

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Question:
A major company approached IVLV and wanted to get our opinion. They want to install Internet connections in all the casinos that do not currently have connections in each room. The fee is $2 per day, plus usage. Do you feel this is a fair price?
 
Reader Poll Replies:

* I feel it is a fair price to pay to keep in contact.  Alex  NY

* The $2 plus usage sounds extremely high to me. I'm used to getting free internet access when I stay at a hotel.  Jim & Lucia Paul

*  I think this is a great service and the price is more than fair.  As it is so simple for people to use I do hope that it is a success.  Vivienne Lamuoreux

* I think its a very good idea...it allows people to checked on their loved ones at home rather than using the telephone and it allows business people to do some work while they are away... Priscilla Wroblewski

* I travel quit a bit on business. All of the hotels I stay at offer free Internet connection.  From Super 8's to Holiday Inn Crown Plaza's. This $2 fee is just another way to gouge tourists.  Don Bartlett  Indianapolis

* NO - not fair. They make beaucoup $$$$$$ as it is and a lot of hotels already offer internet access free.  S. Barnes

*   You have three kinds of customers checking into your hotels: First, and apparently in the vast majority, are the people getting AWAY from computers and cell phones for a while; Then you have folks who need to check their e-mail daily, or potentially transfer some money into their debit card account, who need a short-term connection, and would more likely use a "business center" or "internet cafe" public computer if available and
economically reasonable; Most important to this survey are the business travelers and the permanently connected, who bring their own hardware, charge it to the room and are reimbursed by the business.  The "Internet Cafe" approach could involve on-line gaming in addition to running Hotmail in another window, thereby generating more revenue. Insert
credit card, open a draw poker game here, pick some numbers for Keno there, and check mail from your kids, while the cocktail waitress brings you a drink. The only obstacle is software the Gaming Commission would be comfortable with.  The business travelers are becoming more independent, and less likely to need a "wire", with Bluetooth and Digital Wireless eliminating traditional copper-based internet connection. For an in-room wired high speed tap to be worth a fee, you need to offer more "Intra-net" value, content you can't get on the public web. Like, interactive Texas hold-em?  Don in Portland

*  Don't need the internet. when I go Vegas it is for vacation. no phones or anything . just fun.  GJ Smith

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