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Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

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Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I see comments all the time making fun of people who go to Vegas and don't gamble much, or not at all.

I am a gambler, and love my slots, but why would I care if someone went there for food, drink, partying, shows, and sightseeing?

Why the hostility from some of you about non gamblers?

There aren't many for sure, so it's not like Vegas will fall because of them.

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1. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I play a lot of poker, except when I travel to Vegas. When I go to Vegas my wife wants to do shopping and activities all the time. I guarantee you I'm pumping way more into the Vegas economy when I'm not gambling.

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2. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I don't care either Spyrogram.

People can come to Vegas and spend all their time watching the Bellagio fountains and the Fremont Street Experience. I gamble. That's why I'm there. Heck, if there out at Fremont Street they're probably not trying to take my machine! LOL

I do however find it a bit of a nuisance when the person I'm traveling with doesn't like gambling and tries to drag me out of the casino. ;)

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3. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I don't care. In fact, I am lately always looking for things I enjoy that will pull me away from gambling. I try to mix it up a bit. I would never be a club person, but when I read how some people "do Vegas" I wish I could go have a trip like that, instead of falling into my usual patterns. I think in March I am going to find something to do each day that is new and different.

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4. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I don't care except when people state that they are low rollers and go on and on about how they don't know how to gamble. But in reality I am a lower roller because I am too chicken to lose and spend way more money on shopping, shows, food and of course booze. The gambling is usually to rest my feet from walking too much.

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5. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I love being a low roller and even if I have the money I wouldn't change (well might a bit !).

Can't see point in loosing $$$$ when I can have a laugh playing slots and not worry about anything at the end of the day.

Gambling is not the reason we come and we like a flutter but would never make fun of someone who doesn't gamble.

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6. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I spend all day and night sniffing out the $5 tables. That's what my condition in life dictates. If I could play higher limits I would but I can't so I don't. I also have never penetrated the secret world of comps. You can't use Player Cards on $5 tables so they are useless to me. And don't mention slots, more than 1/2 hour at any slot machine and I'm speed dialing my therapist.

I would rather you didn't gamble than be a dumba$$.

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7. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I could care less is someone does not gamble, why would anyone care except casino owners.

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Some people who do not gamble spend more money than gamblers on food, entertainmet, etc.

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8. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I've read where 50 percent of people going to Vegas don't gamble. If you go to Vegas with people who gamble and you don't, there should be times when you just split up and do your own thing.

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9. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

A lot of people hate change and want Vegas to stay exactly the way they remember it. Vegas has become more than just a gambling destination and those who are there just to gamble and eat cheap don't like all the highend restaurants and shows because they are afraid that as more non-gamblers "invade" the city, the Vegas they know will disappear (in fact, it probably already has.) I think that's why they object to the non-gambling types, like myself, who go to Vegas to eat, drink, and be merry.

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10. Re: Why do you care if a non gambler goes to Vegas?

I dont care what people do in Vegas. What I dont like is the people who say they dont drink or gamble and that there is nothing for them to do in Vegas.