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Your VP experiences with the "slip" or "light" system at bartops

Discussion in 'Slots & Video Poker' started by TriggerMN, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. TriggerMN

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    I heard CET recently put a light system in their bartop VP games signifying when you've played enough to warrant another free drink. I know other places already have in place a system where the unit spits out a slip after a certain amount of play for drinks.

    Anybody have any stories, info, or experience with this yet? If I'm playing max quarters, will I be able to get a drink every 15-20 minutes? Do the bartenders have any leeway in giving out drinks at a faster pace if you're a regular and/or good tipper, or are they hamstrung by the system? Does having a higher level player's card have any value here?
     
  2. davehughes123

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    I played back in September at the Caesars sportsbook and at Flamingo while waiting to see Legends in Concert (avoid that like the plague, by the way). There were 4 of us playing and 3 of the 4 were playing at the $.25 level and we had no problem at all getting our initial drinks or refills. I'd say that we each had 3-4 drinks over the course of an hour. Flamingo was faster in getting the refills but we didn't feel like we were waiting for the lights to change at either place. I'm only a TR Gold member so I can't help with the question whether a higher level player's card helps.
     
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    That's good to know since I'm only a gold member as well. We were last in Vegas in April and the change over at CET hadn't started yet so I was worried about the drink situation. I packed my Jameson's and red solo cups to be on the safe side!
     
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    I'll be interested in following this thread along... I generally sit at a bar-top machine put $200 in and play at the .50 level to get started. I will go thru 4-5 drinks in pretty quick order and then slow down on the drinks, not the play. At the Hard Rock, I do see numerous people walk up, sit at a machine, put a $20 in and play a hand when they see the bartender coming, order and receive drink, cash out and wander back out to the floor. No tip, no play, nothing.

    It'll be interesting to see how this technology changes the dynamics of things to thwart the freeloader, but more importantly, as you point out, what kind of leeway the bartenders have to keep good customers happy.
     
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    I haven't personally experienced it yet but I have heard that bartenders are getting less in tips. This makes sense. The bartender can't take care of you like they used to.
     

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