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    2 slot parlors @ Queen Beatrix Airport

    One is located just before entering US CUSTOMS.
    The other is located across from one of the lower numbered departure gates (maybe 3 or 4?)

    Do any of you throw in a few OR much money before you get on the plane to fly home?

    It does kill a little time.
    I do wonder though just how profitable those 2 slot parlors are for
    a) the players
    b) the house
    ? ? ?

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    Actually, there are 3! I saw 2 on the concourse, one at each end of the gate area! All of the 3 were very sparsley populated. No desire to play there and don't see this being a long lived enterprise.

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    >>>> "don't see this being a long lived enterprise."
    ------ Ditto! Now the bars, food, drink vendors near the gates were doing a very big business. And since the prices were very high someone is making a pretty $$.
    >>>> "Do any of you throw in a few OR much money before you get on the plane"
    ------ Nope! Not a cent. Now I did have a Amstel Bright and wife had a wine.
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    a little off topic but somewhat related...do they still allow smoking inside the airport at the bar/restaurant?

    We flew home January 2010 and we all smelled like smoke from just sitting in the area for a short while waiting for our flight. YUCK!
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    yes that little bar is always packed and the place really is smokey.
    Quote Originally Posted by ctfirewife-mjn109 View Post
    a little off topic but somewhat related...do they still allow smoking inside the airport at the bar/restaurant?

    We flew home January 2010 and we all smelled like smoke from just sitting in the area for a short while waiting for our flight. YUCK!

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    Smoking is allowed in a tiny 'room' at the bar at gate 6 and looks like the end of the bar toward gate 1/2!

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    "And since the prices were very high someone is making a pretty $$."

    Just a note on prices! Airports, sports stadiums and convention centers have huge prices in part because of commissions paid to the host, in this case probably the airport authority. It's not unusual for commissions to north of 50%!

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    Good question, Andrea. I have wondered that myself. In the airport in Las Vegas, you always see some people on the machines, but the feeling in Aruba is not really the same. I love the casinos at night, but don't really think about them during the day. When I go to Vegas, however, I go for one reason...the casinos.

    Here are scans of both sides of a cashout ticket (collectors call them tito's). I don't really collect them, but I have ended up with quite a few. I like this one because there is nothing else to collect from the Airport slot parlors. Is there?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2 slot parlors @ Queen Beatrix Airport-airport-4-17-10-front-.jpg   2 slot parlors @ Queen Beatrix Airport-airport-4-17-10-back-.jpg  

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    Interesting cashout ticket. I especially like the "VOID After 2 Days", part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    One is located just before entering US CUSTOMS.
    The other is located across from one of the lower numbered departure gates (maybe 3 or 4?)

    Do any of you throw in a few OR much money before you get on the plane to fly home?
    Nope. We don't go to any of the casinos while in Aruba and definitely don't use any of the slot machines at the airport. I like to get something in return for my money and not just throw it away.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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