Barney Fife

usnftc

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Some of you may remember deputy Barney Fife. He's reincarnated at the Golden Nugget. Last night he asked if I had a business license, to which I responded, you're way out of your jurisdiction. He's the only one there that has taken a personal interest in running off rideshare drivers.
Is he the white doorman/valet who likes to take down your license plate# for dropping off?
 

TomInVegas

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play the dumb foreigner who can't understand English and wear them down. They will eventually cycle away or move on in frustration.

You gotta keep a straight face, though, and be good at foreign accents and gestures/over acting.

I've got mine perfected.

Works like a charm EVERY TIME and always gets me out of a jam from these little casino resort pipfreaks who "couldn't make the force" protecting their little perceived fiefdoms, Lol
 
I was told he's actually a street supervisor for Frias cabs, out to get info on how many rideshare drivers don't have licenses/documentation.
Nugget gave him the bike and security vest.
Told this by a cabbie.
 

Uber Steve LV

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1 thing to remember, only 4 people have authority to pull/ ask for license. Brown shirts at airport, Metro, NHP, and TA Police. Everyone else has no business, some limos and and SUVs try to tell you where to go, my basic response to them is, "Who are you again?" Like that little black guy who used to hang at Encore with the black eye, pulled his card one day and he called for a doorman, they pretty much ignored him. Have fun at the Encore, get in the far left lane for pick up and drop off. Limos hate it, but the sign is there and they can't do anything
 
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gerg

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1 thing to remember, only 4 people have authority to pull/ ask for license. Brown shirts at airport, Metro, NHL, and TA Police. Everyone else has no business, some limos and and SUVs try to tell you where to go, my basic response to them is, "Who are you again?" Like that little black guy who used to hang at Encore with the black eye, pulled his card one day and he called for a doorman, they pretty much ignored him. Have fun at the Encore, get in the far left lane for pick up and drop off. Limos hate it, but the sign is there and they can't do anything
National Hockey League ?
 

gerg

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On private prpperty, (theirs), they can pretty much do whatever they want, usually throw you off.
 

Uber Steve LV

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Of course they can ask, but they can also pound sand. They have no authority, if they ask you for $20 what are you going to do? It is their property after all
 

gerg

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They have this entity called security, who they summon and will throw you off the property. Of course I told deputy fife to screw himself, but its a losing proposition.
 

Uber Steve LV

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I've found that when doormen or security act like idiots at certain hotels, I will steer the passengers to another destination. I've quit going to Aria, I've talked 99% of my passengers into going somewhere else. I let them know that hotel personnel here do not like guests that they don't like rideshare and as you can tell by the pick up, North door almost to Harmon, they don't respect your decision.
 

Daniel Harbin

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I've found that when doormen or security act like idiots at certain hotels, I will steer the passengers to another destination. I've quit going to Aria, I've talked 99% of my passengers into going somewhere else. I let them know that hotel personnel here do not like guests that they don't like rideshare and as you can tell by the pick up, North door almost to Harmon, they don't respect your decision.
I haven't had any trouble at the Aria, made 4 trips there yesterday.
 
I've never had a problem at any of the BETTER hotels - Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn and Encore, Aria and Vdara.
Doormen and Valets courteous, even open the door for your passenger!

Caesar's Properties are another story however - run you off so they can park a limo or party bus in the Uber/Lyft
pickup spot. Same thing at Hard Rock and TI - ALWAYS a limo or bus there, sometimes even double parked in "our" spot lol.

MGM Properties are now BLOCKING Uber/Lyft apps on their house Wifi and doormen are instructed to steer passengers inquiring about Uber/Lyft to the taxi line.

Told this by a passenger I picked up last nite from Bellagio who told me this. He is a IT guy so he just switched Wifi to off and hailed through Verizon - no problem.
 

uberxreallysux

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play the dumb foreigner who can't understand English and wear them down. They will eventually cycle away or move on in frustration.

You gotta keep a straight face, though, and be good at foreign accents and gestures/over acting.

I've got mine perfected.

Works like a charm EVERY TIME and always gets me out of a jam from these little casino resort pipfreaks who "couldn't make the force" protecting their little perceived fiefdoms, Lol
Those guys get the middle finger from me
 

Uber Steve LV

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I've never had a problem at any of the BETTER hotels - Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn and Encore, Aria and Vdara.
Doormen and Valets courteous, even open the door for your passenger!

Caesar's Properties are another story however - run you off so they can park a limo or party bus in the Uber/Lyft
pickup spot. Same thing at Hard Rock and TI - ALWAYS a limo or bus there, sometimes even double parked in "our" spot lol.

MGM Properties are now BLOCKING Uber/Lyft apps on their house Wifi and doormen are instructed to steer passengers inquiring about Uber/Lyft to the taxi line.

Told this by a passenger I picked up last nite from Bellagio who told me this. He is a IT guy so he just switched Wifi to off and hailed through Verizon - no problem.
I find that hard to believe, I don't think you can block an app from working. I will go to MGM tomorrow and test it since I have to be there anyways. I was there 2 weeks ago and I had no problem. And as far as steering people to taxi line, another load of bs. There are signs directing people as clear as day, if they don't want rideshare there, it's just that easy to say "No rideshare on our private property".
 

CatchyMusicLover

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Well I dunno about other Caesar's properties. but every single table at the World Series of Poker held at the Rio has an Uber code on on it. That's thousands of people a day seeing that code. Clearly they want the business there...(or course the Uber payout every time someone uses the code doesn't hurt, granted)
 
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