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    Let's face it folks

    Casinos have gone towards a new business model. They do not care if you lose your bankroll in an hour or so.
    They have tightened it all down so much it's almost impossible to play like you used to in 2004.
    Is that business model sustainable and profitable? Probably profitable in the short term.
    Don't know why this happened. But I do see crowded casinos now regardless of the obvious shift
    from letting people play to just plain turning them upside down and shaking them dry.
    Is this model sustainable? Well it's working for now.
    I surely miss the days of fun casino trips. Not going in and walking out with thousands, just going
    in and having a good time without throwing down a grand to play for a couple hours.
    We know what it is...all we can do is make good decisions. And i'm doing something else, it's
    just ridiculous nowadays.

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    I feel the same, so I'm not going to play as often.

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    Add me to the group. I find that I am paying far more and getting far less.

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    I'll join that group too. (unfortunately)
    Where are you Mrs. Gottrocks?

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    Me too. Things have changed so much and I think we all saw it coming. So sad. I want the old days back..... waaaaaaaaaa
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    I am in full agreement with everyone's feelings here about what casino's have become - greedy, and for good reason... Looking at the BIG picture, please allow me to explain: Banking businesses like J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs are heavily involved in today's casino industry. Believe it or not, these "banksters" are much bigger and more powerful than our Federal Government. They lend money only on 'sure bets' and this latest slots technology, "server based gaming" in casino's is a 'sure bet' for them to make $millions$ on %interest by loaning the money. This is how all of these newer casino's were able to get financing in the $billions$ to be built in record time and numbers in the U.S. and in other parts of the Globe. And, the reason why most States have changed their laws to allow legalized gambling for these casino's to be built is because they are in line to get a nice chunk of the proceeds/profits via taxation. Once after each entity that's involved gets their share (bank, State & local gov't, casino) there is little left for the one's that feed this industry which over the past few years has turned into an unforgiving beast.

    Just remember that (for the most part) these banks rule these casino's and they want repaid with interest. And, not much will change until after these casino's are able to get out of debt with these notorious "banksters".

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    Yes I so loved regularly being able to play all day and having such fun. I'm cutting way back next month and hope to eventually just quit. Too many rapid losses and no play time at all.

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    We should not put all casinos in the same bucket. Some have made efforts to advertise specific numbers or claims about their looser slots.

    Examples: Rampart in LV and GSR for their Buffalo slots. Also, I don't know if it makes a difference, but Red Hawk in California sent me a survey (twice) and one question asked how important it was how long my money lasts at the slots.

    When a casino makes an effort to advertise specific claims (not just general claims) I make an effort to reward them by visiting them more often. If everyone did that, the others might notice.
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    When I first joined this board I was surprised at how frequently some people go to their 'locals'....and to me that is what has changed the most. Casinos are everywhere now. It used to be just Vegas and AC and a regular gambler was someone who went 2-4 times a year. Now there are many players that go 2-4 times a week. The casinos have put in games for those players.....multi-line penny games with payouts less than 90% that are designed to keep you entertained and chasing the bonus round. They're garbage. It used to be I would be in a casino and roughly 50% of the games were of no interest to me. Now it is more like 90-95% of the games are of no interest to me.

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    I think it super important to fill those surveys out. I want time in casino more than anything else. You can only down bet so much without all the fun being gone. It seems even the quarters aren't a good payout in a lot of the new state casinos.

    Benny..."I only play Slots when I am alone or with someone."

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