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At the casino I worked at, a day shift security supervisor had a thing for patrons using an outlet to charge their phones. He would literally have the patron kicked out for 24 hours. At least he didn't go as far as these cops.

I know this stuff adds up. 100s of people plugged their phones in through out the day at the casino. But to kick people out, then to add Free Charging stations through out the casino. A bit absurd if you ask me.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2248801/man-charges-iphone-on-train-arrested-for-abstracting-electricity/#utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheInquisitrNews+(The+Inquisitr+»+News)

I "love" the last pharagraph. Especially the last sentence... Could lead to a power surge? Really, whatever device a train goer would plug in will be pale in comparison to a vacuum cleaner.

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I really struggled so much with high electricity bills especially these days when i was always home and kept consuming electricity that’s why I thought that i should find other power resources. renewable power resources are the right idea like solar and wind it’s absolutely clean and cheap. So I decided to power my house with solar panels to produce power, i searched online for good green energy suppliers, i found usave for comparing between suppliers, i think this is a better idea to get free electricity instead of charging my phone in a casino and getting arrested.
 

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Please explain why quite a few wind power fields are shut down and in disrepair. Then tell me how many cellphones you would need to charge to begin to amortize the cost of a solar installation.

TANSTAAFL - there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

About 14 miles from here Chesapeake Community College installed a medium sized wind turbine to power a classroom building. It didn't work, cost hundreds of thousands of USD - above the staggering install cost - to even maintain and last fall it quietly disappeared. The field in which it was located has been leased out to a corn and soybean farmer. THAT pays for the classroom building power! (I used to teach a Maryland Boating Safety class in that building.)

The posts saying that there "are 14,000 wind turbines rotting away" is false and based on 1980s technology.
 

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That casino manager is surely short sighted. I would install USB chargers at every slot machine; the amount of electricity drawn would be minimal at best. Think about how much longer each bettor would stay at that machine waiting for the phone to charge up. Maybe increase the energy charge with every dollar that's bet!
 

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That casino manager is surely short sighted. I would install USB chargers at every slot machine; the amount of electricity drawn would be minimal at best. Think about how much longer each bettor would stay at that machine waiting for the phone to charge up. Maybe increase the energy charge with every dollar that's bet!
He is a tool! You are right. Places install charging areas not for convenience but SO you will come and stay longer and spend more money on whatever it is they sell.
 
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