I am a local who likes to play in the casino especially slot machines but up until now I have experienced a crime being committed by the Station Casino's Inc. Ever since my wife and I played there we had roll over points and could keep up with the status of the players card. Recently Station Casino's took away the roll over points and have tighten the machines so bad that even locals are losing in record numbers. The casino took in nearly $several million in revenue in just the last quarter of 2012. They paid almost nothing in total!!! My wife and I had a win/loss statement that made us sick to our stomach when we saw it. I liked playing buffalo penny machines and when they became popular the casino took it upon themselves to take advantage of the players.
I understand that the casino has to make a profit but they don't have to draw a local in to bankrupt them. Even though I know gambling is a risk it should be monitored for extreme bad business practices. [continued below]....
..... The numbers I show above reflect the playing and not the actual amount inserted because we don't make that kind of money. Another thing is that the Station Casino's do is come up with drawings and promotional days in which in lures the local in so that they think they have a chance at winning something. As a matter of fact it is the opposite... The players are actually losing when ever they fall for this scam. Some casino's do it with gifts which they control the days they are giving with tighter machines and force playing. Now that locals are figuring out the Station Casino's way it won't be long before they file for bankruptcy again because this type of business practice is unethical and leaves the locals with a bad taste in their mouths!!!
My advice to anyone who comes to Las Vegas or lives here is to never play at a Station Casino unless they want to lose money. The time limit on $100 coin in equals about 20 minutes of play if your lucky. If your a local and have free play, only play the free play and if you win something during then play a little but never tap into your bank roll and you will benefit from just that because if you aren't winning on the free play then more than likely the casino is not paying that day so learn from the free play. My wife and I are presidents and were chairmen but since the roll over stopped status became null and void!!!
It doesn't pay to have status when the casino is not paying and has stopped your progress as a player.
Hopefully this helps people understand what is happening in Station Casino's all over. The Station's must learn to not take advantage of a player but rather embrace them and allow them to play a little more and keep the points. Remember once that six months roll around you lose all your points for status. The brothers who own the casino have no feelings for the player and that said we as locals can only control where we go to play. Keep in mind the free play model because it is the only way you will know if you should stay and play or get out immediately! Don't be suckered into promotional days because they count on you the "LOCAL" to keep on returning for no reason other than to donate your hard earned money to a greedy company!