How to Hack Your Hotel Thermostat and the End of Free Alcohol in Vegas?

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  1. This old news. They have always required a certain amount of video poker play at the bars that have machines. Caesars have had this light for a while now. Its doesn’t apply to regular machines or tables. Perhaps one of the reasoning is that you can sit at the bar all day and drink within that atmosphere and pretty much other any cocktail since they are full service bars. At the other machines and tables you eventually get up, depend on the server to come by or get driven away by someone else who wants to play!!

  2. You need to get updated thermostat hacks I keep on running into hotels where they don’t have those thermostats.

  3. Regarding free drinks I think its people like me who have brought this about. I dont drink due to health reasons but a friend of mine likes his alcohol. I generally play card games. He on the other hand finds card games boring but accompanies me when I go to Vegas as he like the shows . So I will sit at a table. If I start winning immediately the waitress will come with comp drinks (hoping that if I get drunk I will start making stupide bets). However I just pass on the drinks to my friend. By the 3rd or 4th drink my friend is getting tipsy and I have either doubled my money or lost most of it and we leave. In this kind of a situation comping drinks is not helping the casino at all.

  4. The video for Scott’s article showed instructions for at least three different thermostats. Which models and where can I get the instructions?

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