For many gamblers, drinking is an integral part of the casino experience. There are few other public places where cocktail waitresses prowl the floor for the sole purpose of supplying free libations. Of course those libations have a secondary motive besides your pleasure: to keep players in their seats and their chips on the table. But while the house prosecutes their nefarious scheme to keep you loose and your wallet looser, there’s no arguing that a good drink is the perfect accompaniment to sunless hours spent in a casino. You’re there to have fun. You remember fun.
All that said, there are three ironclad rules when ordering free casino drinks:
1) It doesn’t pay to get fancy. Asking for a cocktail or spirit that’s even remotely obscure, is asking for a lowball glass full of disappointment. If you want an exquisitely crafted cocktail (or even just a top-shelf belt), hit up one of the casino’s bars. You’ll pay (a lot) for your drink, but it will be legit, strong and served by someone who knows what they’re doing.