posted by BR1986FB
Definitely. I'm paranoid as fuck when it comes to "Big Brother" watching over me which is why I sometimes don't use a players card.
We hit a taxable jackpot at what was then the Horseshoe in Cleveland and the guy walks up to me, before speaking with me or pulling my players card and says "Congratulations Mr ......" so they know where you are, what machines you're on and, in my opinion, when to turn up/down the odds on the slot machines depending on how much you're winning.
Here's one for you...there was a lady at Mountaineer that had a 30k marker which they charge 25% interest on and give them a month to pay it off. If she maxes that marker (basically the casino is being a loan shark) and doesn't pay within the timeline, they charge her 7500 plus the 30k.
Well this lady maxes her marker (I know because we talked to her frequently) and there's a drawing for a Nissan Murano. Right before the drawing all of these suits come up to her and start whispering in her ear. Guess who wins the Nissan to wipe out her marker plus gets 2k in money to play on the slots? This other lady, sitting near her, who is also a regular, throws a fit screaming "fixed, it was fixed!" Next drawing for a Range Rover, guess who wins that with the old Patrick Ewing frozen envelope at a drawing? The lady who bitched about the fix being in. That same lady stepped on a soft spot on the casino floor and broke her ankle. Was it a coincidence that she started hitting jackpots like a mofo? Like I said, they know who is at what machines by their players card and can set them accordingly.
Same can't be said for table games but to answer your question, I definitely don't think they will be giving out jackpots/big wins with the millions they are going to lose during this pandemic. Gotta get it back some way.
I am not a huge gambler whatsoever although we did hit them 5-6 times in a 3 day period in PA, WV and Ohio last fall. With it being all electronic now will be easier to fix em.
At times Ive heard the financial reports on local casinos on the radio so it will be interesting how it all changes as you say in the first 6 months...