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Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:59 pm

How about a casino at the complex of some Fashion.
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Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:31 pm

Merlin are listening for money making idea's pitch this to them
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:59 pm

I don't think the law would allow it, since its potentially advertising gambling to a young audience.
As far as I'm aware the law in the UK basically says you must not entice underage gamblers in any way.
 
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:33 pm

Have you been in the arcade at splash landing hotel recently! .By the time my son and I left he was addicted to the 10p Machines and spent a small fortune to boot.no I think a separate Building or extension to the existing complex would still be legal,I am remortgaging our house as we speak.
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:41 pm

Just after Splash opened there was some talk about a casino type hotel aimed at the adult end of the market. I don’t remember much about it, but it was defiantly on the cards at one point in time.
 
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:34 pm

It's a license to print money' how merlin haven't abused this god only know.;
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:48 pm

If a Casino were built then AT would have lost it soul once and for all.  :cry:

It would be a reminder that AT is Merlin's bitch for money graping. 
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:36 pm

Again ' have you been in the arcade at splash landing. They started them early there.
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:41 pm

Hibscasual wrote:
Again ' have you been in the arcade at splash landing. They started them early there.


The splash landing arcade isn't a highly visible place. A casino would very likely be the case. I don't mind them having arcades and casinos as such. But merlin will make a big thing out of it! I won't want the AT resort to become a Blackpool reasort!
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:47 am

A fair point . But if done properly it would add a touch of class' the corporate side of AT cant lose . The money could be invested back into the complex ' much needed in my opinion.AT will never be a (kiss me Quick) resost sleep easy.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:06 pm

touch of class and casino. they go together like chalk and cheese...
 
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:26 am

Mmmmmmmm tasty.
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:19 am

I cant see it working as 90% of guests are families and no under 18 will be allowed inside. Also guests pay enough for food,drink,theme park tickets,petrol,parking&staying over. I doubt they would want to waste money even more during this second recession. Have they got a over 18 fruit machine section there? They could add them casino game machines you get in bookies.
 
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:11 pm

They definately need an over 18 machine area as something for adults instead of being solely based on families.  They did used to have two £70 machines in the bar at splash landings and they need to get them back and yes maybe even some £500 machines or likewise that you do see in casinos.  Even if this was just a small section, the tiny useless arcade in alton towers hotel would be perfect for this
 
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:19 am

Fast pass roulette wheel anybody?
 
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Re: Casino at Alton towers hotel !

Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:27 am

I use to have a quick quid on the over 18 machines in the parks but I guess theses were removed cause staff had to watch the area to make sure no one under 18 played them. Does the pub still have over 18 machines?

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