We went to a local casino on Tuesday. My sister the ex-mayor's wife, and the ex-mayor, joined us there. Sis saves all her casino change for Babe, her granddaughter. Not sure the intended purpose, but she's done this for years.
Some casinos no longer give change out of the money-changer machines. You go to cash in your ticket, and the machine will give you bills, but ask which of their charities you'd like your change to go to. Sis wants her change to go to Babe! So she will take her ticket to the cashier.
This local casino DOES give change from the money-changer machines. Sis didn't know that, us just having returned last week from the Oklahoma casinos, where change is not always given. So when Sis cashed out a ticket for 95 cents, she went to the cashier.
"I gave him my ticket, and he scanned it, and my change rolled down into the dish. I picked it up, and it was two quarters, and four nickels. I looked around on the floor. Didn't see anything. I walked away, and counted my change again. Two quarters. Four nickels. That's only 70 cents! I'm not gonna take it! That's MY money, and I should get the full amount! I went back and told the guy, and he gave me a quarter. Just imagine if that happens to people all day long, day after day! The casino is keeping part of your money!"
You don't want to get on Sis's bad side! Especially when it comes to Babe's funds. This reminds me of when grocery stores ring up your items at regular price, even though a sale is in progress. If you don't check your receipt, you don't know. Sure... it MIGHT be a simple mistake. But it might not!
I'd be checking the change too! Casinos make enough profit without cheating their patrons.ReplyDelete
Yeah! Who woulda thought they'd stoop to this small-change version of cheating? I'm sure it adds up over time!Delete
Grocery stores and drug store chains have gotten into legal trouble over systematically "forgetting" to put in the sale price when they charge customers.ReplyDelete
I guess there aren't enough "squeaky wheels" around here to make them pay for their "mistakes."Delete
I think it is intentional! Having dealt with the public and seeing how they don't count their own money, it is easy enough to get away with until someone who actually knows how to count comes along, then they hope that the few cents won't matter enough. Sis is on the ball. Of course I would have gone back for my money, too. But, ..... I would have taken the opportunity to shame them for taking adavantage of simple minded people. I would have loudly insisted on management to come and participate in my event!ReplyDelete
Sis is no stranger to "loudly insisting." She was pretty fired up when she told us the tale right before lunch. I guess maybe she held back on asking for management, because we still had gambling to do. She won't use a player's card because she thinks they will fix her slots so she can't win! So she didn't want them watching her on surveillance and doing the same...Delete