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Old 12-08-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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Vegas Casino As Retirement Home

Just a thought:

Why not a casino turn into a retirement home?

Instead of offering all these comps to get a senior couple to visit, the costs with checking in and out, just move in.

So instead of paying $20/night, free buffet, free room cleaning, have them move in, offer the same services and charge what a retirement home charges.

It seems like many old folks like to gamble, so when they run through their monies, kicking them to the curb requires no more than changing the locks. They wouldn't have any furniture to move.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:31 PM   #2
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Not a good thought.

Some retirees live in cruise ships. That's more like it (and ships usually come with a small casino of their own).
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A variant on this idea.

We took a trip from Seattle down to LA recently in our RV (went from 40 degrees and rain to 80 degrees and sunshine!). We traveled 101 along the coast of Oregon and California and several nights we stayed in the parking lot of various casinos. It was great and cheap (cheap meaning free). Actually because we signed up at each one for the players club, we managed to net about $10 to $30 at each stop in gaming money, which I have figured out how to cycle through the slots with minimal loss of the original amount (video poker, jacks or better...you can cycle $20 and still end up with $15 or better if you don't try for big wins).

Most casinos will allow you to stay for 7 to 14 days. Free drinks too :-)
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A variant on this idea.

We took a trip from Seattle down to LA recently in our RV (went from 40 degrees and rain to 80 degrees and sunshine!). We traveled 101 along the coast of Oregon and California and several nights we stayed in the parking lot of various casinos. It was great and cheap (cheap meaning free). Actually because we signed up at each one for the players club, we managed to net about $10 to $30 at each stop in gaming money, which I have figured out how to cycle through the slots with minimal loss of the original amount (video poker, jacks or better...you can cycle $20 and still end up with $15 or better if you don't try for big wins).

Most casinos will allow you to stay for 7 to 14 days. Free drinks too :-)
A great idea!! Free camping and drinks!! I remember a friend and I sitting at the Keno area in Vegas one time milking $20 on $1 bets, listening to the band and drinking as much as we could in the 3 hours it took us to get through $20. Free appetizers too as I recall.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:43 PM   #5
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An old boyfriend told me that in the 1980's or so, his mother and stepfather used to winter in Las Vegas for half the year and stayed at the Tropicana (it could have been the Flamingo - I'm not sure). The stepfather played a lot of golf and they loved to drink and gamble and ate all their meals out or room service. Having parents who had little money and were very frugal, I was a astonished when I heard this story. Now it seems like a good idea.
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This thread should be posted in "It's funny joke Thursday". (although, it's not very funny.) Being a very frequent gambler myself, I can say this is an exceedingly bad idea.
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The swimming pool at the top of the casino would look a whole lot different....
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The Cirque shows in Vegas are some of my favorite live performances. There is a lot more to do there than gamble, although it would get old after a few weeks IMO.
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