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Old Jun 8, 09, 1:36 am   #1
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Nitpick About Cocktail Waitresses At "M"

First of all, I think the new "M" Resort is fantastic...great decor, very cool pool, fantastic buffet, really nice restaurants, etc. etc. Worth every penny of the $1 Billion it cost to build.

One of their very cool features is the fact that they have free soft drink dispensers located throughout the casino floor - just step up, fill your glass with ice (if it hasn't run out on a busy weekend night) and get your Coke or lemonade or whatever.

So far, so good.

However, the cocktail waitresses are the most aggressive, borderline nasty you have ever met. They will see you have your soft drink cup full and still ask if you want a drink - not just in passing, but come up to your face and demand an answer!
Now I know they live from tips, and it probably pisses them off that they are not getting tips for these soft drinks, but still...
I mean, there is nothing wrong with walking the aisles saying, "Drinks, Cocktails..." and waiting for someone to wave them over, but seeing you have your Coke in a cup at your machine - and then asking, "Drinks?" and leaning over and literally putting their face in yours and asking again, "Drinks?!" is a bit much.

I have politely said "no thank you" the last five times you walked by and demanded an answer - what possibly makes you think I have suddenly decided to toss this Coke order a scotch and soda now?!

Yes, in the grand scheme of things, this is a minor nitpick, but wow - they are really getting aggressive there.
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Old Jun 8, 09, 1:39 am   #2
  
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First of all, I think the new "M" Resort is fantastic...great decor, very cool pool, fantastic buffet, really nice restaurants, etc. etc. Worth every penny of the $1 Billion it cost to build.

One of their very cool features is the fact that they have free soft drink dispensers located throughout the casino floor - just step up, fill your glass with ice (if it hasn't run out on a busy weekend night) and get your Coke or lemonade or whatever.

So far, so good.

However, the cocktail waitresses are the most aggressive, borderline nasty you have ever met. They will see you have your soft drink cup full and still ask if you want a drink - not just in passing, but come up to your face and demand an answer!
Now I know they live from tips, and it probably pisses them off that they are not getting tips for these soft drinks, but still...
I'd be peeved, also, to be making half the tips as other Vegas cocktail waitresses do because of the self-serve soda fountains. And they can no longer make you go thirsty in the desert in retaliation for stiffing them. They can't take their frustration out on management, so you're it. See, of course, cocktaildoll.com .
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Old Jun 8, 09, 9:26 am   #3
  
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I know one of the waitress supervisors at M, I'll relay your comments to her.

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I'd be peeved, also, to be making half the tips as other Vegas cocktail waitresses do because of the self-serve soda fountains.
... then they should go work where all the other cocktail waitresses are working.
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Old Jun 9, 09, 10:02 am   #4
  
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I'll be in the area tomorrow, I will stop by and test the aggressive waitress theory. Hopefully they are a least cute if they are that aggressive.

Anyone know if you can play BJ at the pool if you are not staying there?
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Old Jun 10, 09, 8:02 pm   #5
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Anyone know if you can play BJ at the pool if you are not staying there?
All gaming areas in Nevada other than certain very restricted high-roller salons are required by law to be open to the general public.

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Old Jun 11, 09, 12:47 am   #6
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All gaming areas in Nevada other than certain very restricted high-roller salons are required by law to be open to the general public.

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Hmm...interesting. At the same time, pools are generally off-limits except to guests spending the night, or buying a pool pass. Green Valley Ranch started cracking down on locals "sneaking in" to their pool area and now toss them out. I know "M" has a "resort fee" attached to the price of a room that I believe is the only way you can access the pool (by having this access card).

I will have to look into this gray area - rights of the casino to limit access to pool vs. allowing anyone access to a gaming area.
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I dont drink sodas but I would be a little pissed by an annoying cocktail waitress trying to hustle drinks.........but hey its LV and she is probably having problems paying for her boob job.

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Old Jun 11, 09, 11:09 pm   #8
  
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Best Public But Hard-To-Find Gaming Areas?

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All gaming areas in Nevada other than certain very restricted high-roller salons are required by law to be open to the general public.

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Does anyone know of any gaming areas in Las Vegas that are oipen to the public but are in off-the-beaten path locations / not generally advertised? For example on an upper floor of a hotel....

Oops, I meant to start a new thread. I'll leave it here.
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Hmm...interesting. At the same time, pools are generally off-limits except to guests spending the night, or buying a pool pass. Green Valley Ranch started cracking down on locals "sneaking in" to their pool area and now toss them out. I know "M" has a "resort fee" attached to the price of a room that I believe is the only way you can access the pool (by having this access card).

I will have to look into this gray area - rights of the casino to limit access to pool vs. allowing anyone access to a gaming area.
"Open to the general public" doesn't necessarilly mean they can't charge you to gain access to it (I don't know if that's the case or not, but that specific wording certainly doesn't exclude it). It would be an interesting loophole to get in some pool areas (e.g., the Hard Rock).
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Old Jun 15, 09, 9:00 am   #10
  
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I stopped by the M for a few hours last week. I did not experience the aggressive cocktail waitress, but it was the during afternoon. The 2 that came to my table were friendly and very attractive. From an attractive cocktail waitress scale the few I saw at M were better looking than most the ones I saw Wynn/Encore, which use to be almost all Playboy material.

The dealers were also very friendly, and they had $10 double deck. I don't know when the last time I've seen that on the strip was (maybe never, but I don't get around that much).


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I thought I had read that somewhere. Probably here and probably posted by QL a few years ago.

I walked out to the M pool to have a look around and did not see anyone checking room keys.

I asked at the Encore pool about being able to play at the pool tables when not staying at the hotel and was told. "If you are playing inside and want to play at the pool, security is suppose to escort you out to the the pool and make sure you are actually just going to gamble, but they said in reality they usually do not get security involved".
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Old Jun 27, 09, 2:25 am   #11
  
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I was very, very impressed with the M. I was able to go to the soda fountain and make myself a mix-up. The buffet is competitive with any other in town. The steak house offers a pound of lobster tail for $55, I'm going back for it. The only thing I didn't like about the M was that I missed a hot roll while I was eating in the buffet.

I can't wait to stay there.
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Old Jul 1, 09, 2:02 am   #12
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It is me, the OP again.

OK, so I have gone back to "M" about six times since that original post (told you, I like the place.) I usually go late afternoon or early evening.

Maybe it is just me, but seriously - those cocktail waitresses just don't stop. I don't play tables - just machines. They can see I have my full Diet Coke in my plastic cup and STILL they will come up to me and say, "Drinks?" and stand there looking at me until I answer them and say "No thanks."

Maybe I have some kind of vibe I give out or something. As mentioned, I really like the place, but somebody must have put an invisible target on my back saying, "This guy tips big!" or something...
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Wow I live in Vegas (Summerlin actually) and never even heard of the new M resort. I'll have to check it out but then I realized it's way out there in Henderson.

They must just get people coming from LA to go there as it seems like a big hassle to get there from the airport. Prob take me an hour to drive there which is forever in Vegas.

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Wow I live in Vegas (Summerlin actually) and never even heard of the new M resort. I'll have to check it out but then I realized it's way out there in Henderson.

They must just get people coming from LA to go there as it seems like a big hassle to get there from the airport. Prob take me an hour to drive there which is forever in Vegas.

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It is only about 6 miles from the airport. I assume it attracts the same people that would stay somewhere like Red Rock or Green Valley.

I was a bit surprised that most or the locals I talked to a couple weeks ago had no clue it was even there. I guess there is so much going on around Vegas that the opening of an off strip hotel is not much news.
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According to google maps it's 12miles from the airport which is the same as forever for Vegas lol. For comparison, the MGM is 2 miles from LAS.

I was surprised that it's even way past South Point which I already consider way out in the middle of nowhere lol.

I hope it works out for them but it just seems like a bad idea. A cab ride would be $40+ to visit each way or $80RT so I doubt anyone would go there if they were flying in and if they did, they'd be stuck there unless they had a rental car.

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It is only about 6 miles from the airport. I assume it attracts the same people that would stay somewhere like Red Rock or Green Valley.

I was a bit surprised that most or the locals I talked to a couple weeks ago had no clue it was even there. I guess there is so much going on around Vegas that the opening of an off strip hotel is not much news.
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