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Do casino's have free drinks?

I heard the casino's in vegas all have free drinks/ Just wondering is this true or do you have to be a High Roller?

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1. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

Free as long as you're gambling. Available to everyone (who's gambling.) Just tip your cocktail waitress a couple bucks (at least a buck) per drink.

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2. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

If you are gambling (high or low roller) you will get drink service from the cocktail waitresses. You should tip each drink they bring you.

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3. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

There are some common misconceptions about casinos and free booze. Here is what it is like in reality.

There is not a long line of people just standing there waiting to give free drinks to people who wander in, that would cost too much and encourage bums to just hang around.

Also you cant just walk up to any bar and get free booze just for looking good. Doesnt work that way either.

They give free booze to gamblers, plain and simple.

'You will see ladies walking around with a tray saying "cocktails, cocktails, drinks", this sort of thing. These are the ladies who you need to befriend. they are your lifeline to the sweet nectar of the gods.

Watch their pattern and sit in their path. when the walk past asking saying cocktails jump into action.

Keep in mind they have a small tray and alarge area to cover so you must somehow make yourself different from everyone else. most people will never pay them any attention so dont be that person.

For starters, stop playing your game and make eye contact with them. they will like this because most people dont do this. Order your drink and maybe make some small talk.

When she comes back you have to tip. Again, stop what you are doing and make eye contact and give them the attention the want and deserve. Tip the $5.

Thats right, $5 in the form of a $5 bill, not 5 ones. You can give them 15 ones and they will still not look as good as one 5 dollar bill,

Now you will certainly have her attention.

Do this again next lap. Stop, eye contact, $5,

Now you will have reserved yourself a tiny piece of her tray,

After this you will have a working relationship and can give her a buck or two per round and she will be perfectly happy with that.

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4. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

As long as you are gambling.

There are servers that come around and take orders, you can't just walk up to the bar and get free drinks.

Tip at least a buck per drink.

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5. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

How much you're gambling and how well you're tipping may, in some cases, impact how often you receive free drinks.

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6. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

How much you're gambling affects How often you get drinks? Thats a new one for me,

Most cocktail waitresses don't even look, or care.

You can play penny slots all night long and get comped drinks if you want.

I'm with you on the tipping thing. If you don't tip i wouldnt expect thevserver to rush back in your direction anytime soon.

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7. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

I meant that if you're playing at the 5 dollar table you might not get the same service as the 25 dollar table, or that the waitress might not come to the penny slots as often as the 5 dollar ones. Maybe I got it wrong?

Edited: 9:37 pm, January 27, 2013
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8. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

You must be a first timer or you wouldn't be asking this, right?

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9. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

I ALWAYS tip, but the eye contact and respect definitely makes an impact. You wouldn't believe the smiles I have received from some of the servers by looking them in the eye, thanking them and calling them by name. They definitely appreciate being treated like a PERSON vs. a part of the building.

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10. Re: Do casino's have free drinks?

And there was evidently an article in a magazine quite recently that said LV had quit serving free drinks as someone just mentioned it on a FB forum I belong to. Can't remember the magazine though.

One of the north strip hotels (Wynn???) no longer comps at the VP bars though if I remember correctly.