As part of the American fabric of the gambling industry, casinos have historically used many lures and attractions to bring willing patrons into their establishments. The most consistent offering is the buffet. Casinos love to present an amazing array of all you can eat delicacies and treats. The enticing smorgasbord of food for a low price has become a staple of the gaming industry. A casino without a buffet is like a hot dog without condiments, a car without a stereo, or a movie without popcorn.
Buffets have become more and more extravagant over time. The food offerings grow has the casinos try to outdo each other. Patrons now will be able to find such foods as crab, oysters, sushi, steak, and gelato at many buffets. Many casinos offer live action cooking stations to display the freshness and customization of the foods that you are eating. Salads are crisp and fresh with many items to satisfy your taste buds. Cheese selections are not uncommon. Chinese selections have become commonplace in buffets. Mexican is another common component – how can you pass up that vat of nacho cheese?
If you plan to visit a great casino buffet, there are many tips that patrons can offer. Make sure to know when the peak periods are. Many buffets can generate long angry lines at dinner time, and the wait can certainly take the fun out of a great eating experience. Always remember your player’s card. Most buffets offer a nice discount for holders of their gambling player’s card. Don’t forget to check entry prices and serving hours before you go. Many casino buffets will close for an hour in between meals. Think twice about attending right before the buffet goes into the hiatus. Many foods start getting pulled toward the end and are unavailable. If there is no hiatus period, then there is some budgetary strategy in entering toward the end of the cheaper period and then enjoying the more expensive foods presented in the later meal.
Frequent buffet diners love to treat a buffet experience as sport. The goal might be to eat as much as possible, or just consume as much value as can be achieved. Most casinos consider it rude take food and then waste it by leaving it on the plate, so consider carefully what you put on your plate. It is a good idea to put less on your plate, and make frequent short trips. Most likely your greedy eyes are bigger than your small stomach. The frequent trips help gain important motility when consuming large portions of delicious food. Also take note of the bathroom location before you start. You never know what might happen.
Always survey the entire buffet before getting a plate. Make sure you take note of the foods you want to try, and budget accordingly. Keep like foods together, there are some menu items that do not mix very well.
The most important thing is walk out satisfied, not stuffed or sick. Know your limits, and do not overeat.