A new technology was developed that can help casinos determine whether a player should earn a comped drink while playing on slot machines.
Ardent Progressive Systems & Games just finished the prototype for the LED technology that would be attached to the slot machines.
The company already has a comped drink monitoring system technology on bar top machines in 19 casinos in Las Vegas.Read More
Now, the Golden Nugget is trialing the technology on their casino floor.
“Now we’re looking to go out into more the local market,” said Tabola.
He also says they are in talks with some other off-strip casinos and we could soon see the technology just about everywhere.Read More
Just as Las Vegas casino customers are getting used to free drinks being regulated at video poker tables, another change to the drink comp system is on the horizon.Read More
The concept of The Ardent Complimentary Validation is simply to quantify the bartender’s perception of a patron’s play at bartop wagering devices and enable them to more accurately and efficiently comp them.Read More
The free drinks at casinos make everyone feel like a winner. However, several casinos are killing the buzz: Select properties in Nevada, including Las Vegas, are no longer providing gratis cocktails to bar patrons who are drinking and yakking more than drinking and gambling. The new mantra: Must play for a cocktail.Read More
On a recent trip here, Phil Fletcher and his friends were at a video poker bar at Bally’s casino when they noticed a series of red and green lights on the back of the machines.
He had heard about the lights, but as a longtime visitor to Vegas, he was shocked upon seeing them in person: The lights signal when a person has played enough poker to deserve a free drink, upending decades of tradition. Typically, guests got a complimentary pour at the bar regardless of how much they bet, without being tracked.Read More
Las Vegas observers predicted this was coming, and now its here. Caesars Entertainment, which operates nine Sin City resorts, has rolled out its “Red Light, Green Light” (our term, not theirs) comp drink monitoring system to all its Las Vegas casinos.
The color-coded light system, installed on the back of video poker machines at casino and sports book bars, tells bartenders when a guest’s play warrants a free, or “comped,” drink.Read More
Casino giants are finding new ways to cut costs and save money. The new tactics affect you, the consumer.
13 Action News first told you about MGM International Properties decreasing their shot pours. Now, we’re learning about some new ways the casinos are trying to limit those comped drinks everyone looks forward to while sitting at the slot and poker machines.
Sitting at a slot machine or video poker machine, putting in a $10 bill or a $20 bill, slowly hitting the button, and waiting for the cocktail waitress to come around to take your order for your free drink – may soon be a ritual of the past.Read More