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Panhandlers at Caesars

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Panhandlers at Caesars

I just returned from a week at Caesars and was hit up for money by multiple people every day. It was worse than I'd seen at any casino.

It was very uncomfortable. I never felt unsafe, but I'd imagine many would.

I haven't stayed at Caesars in a while, is this normal?

I had a good time at Caesars and my room was fantastic, but I don't think I'd return to the casino if I this persists.

TC

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1. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

Do you mean you had people ask for money inside the casino while you were gambling? Or outside the entrances? Just curious. Sounds very uncomfortable!

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2. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

Inside the casino. While playing slots and video poker or while just walking through the casino.

TC

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5. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

what do you do when homeless panhandles in your hometown, do the same when in ac, life is the way it is, deal with it

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6. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

I have had people sit down beg for money at Caesars while playing especially downstairs in back near exit. In the worst case after ignoring the person they came from behind me and screamed watch your back.

They honestly need to fix that. Hard to gamble and have fun when stuff like that happens.

Edited: 10 September 2010, 23:39
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7. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

Have to agree,TC,that i've been panhandled more at Caesars than any other AC property.Not sure why-central location?-perception that people there have more money?- word on the street it's a good spot?-lack of security? I dunno. One thing I've always thought is the multiple entrances. Most casinos have boardwalk and front doors,Caesars has side doors with no guards in sight.Right at the Toga bar and if I remember correctly,next to security headquarters-lol.

"why do you rob banks?-because that's where the money is"

I too,like Caesars,but,don't like to feel uncomfortable.I feel lucky to be able to play and am not unsympathetic to those less fortunate,and contribute to charities,but, a crack head hiting me up in a far corner of a casino-no.

Jake

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8. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

Panhandling seems to be a huge problem at Caesars and Ballys. There was a time when I would play the slots at Caesars until 2 AM and felt safe, but not anymore. Harrahs is now our home casino.

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9. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

Just back from 2 days in AC.

After a 3 month break from the casinos due to work I was ready for the tables and slots. Today we went to the boardwalk side to play. First stop Wild Wild West. Sat down to play and a man came up asking for a cigerette. After politely saying I don't smoke he then ask for money to buy a pack.

In the 5 hours today we had 4 pan handlers asking for either smokes or money. I know the casinos don't care but it does give you that eerie feeling of being watched after you so no.

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10. Re: Panhandlers at Caesars

Wow, has Atlantic City gone so much downhill that the casino security do not stop the panhandlers? I can imagine how uncomfortable it would be. If I am gambling, I want to feel safe with my stacks of chips in front of me.

I don't think they have this issue in Las Vegas.