the biggest star of them all, in Vegas terms, was
the late Elvis Presley, who was a bargain to the Las
Vegas Hilton no matter how many hundreds of thousands
of dollars a week they paid him. For two months of
every year Elvis was king of Vegas, and his show filled
the giant showroom of the Hilton for every performance.
Sinatra is another great star, not because he fills
showrooms, but because he brings in the premium players
from all over the world to the casinos he works in.
CASINO CHECKS ON A PLAYER'S ACTION
Once you've asked for comps, or asked to be watched
in the hope of getting chomped, the casino will select
someone to watch your action. That someone will probably
be a floorman in a gambling pit. If you're playing
blackjack, the floorman will be assigned to the pit
you're playing in, and you should stay there if possible.
If one table seems bad, go to another table in the
same pit. If you want to move to another part of the
casino, let the floorman know you're doing this, rather
than just leaving.
When you get to
another pit in the casino, tell the floorman there
that you were playing at a different pit where you
were being rated as a player. He or she will make
a call to the previous pit and speak to the floorman
there, and your rating will continue: But just what
do these casino personnel rate?