"I don't think in Las Vegas we have ever considered ourselves the sort of city that helps Americans to be better human beings," Weaver said. "We are, however, a city that's committed to helping people have fun. For the 72 hours that they're here, they can enjoy things that they do get to enjoy the other 362 days a year."
The all-day-buffet pass is not a new idea. The Excalibur already has a $29 deal offering guests the opportunity to eat all they want, all day long at the buffet. But the Harrah's deal is the first to combine so many buffet options.
The deal could be a good value for some tourists, even if they're not planning to eat at all seven casinos. For instance, dinner alone at Le Village Buffet at the Paris costs $24.99. An extra $5 adds breakfast, lunch or just a snack. (The only Harrah's-owned buffet not included is the Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio, which costs $38.)
Weaver said the company expects guests to visit about three buffets. He said it's really something to brag about when you get home, a good vacation story.
Most Las Vegas visitors visit five to seven casinos. This promotion helps Harrah's make those casinos its own instead of the those owned by its competition. The company is even offering the 24-hour pass as part of a hotel package.
For Ayoob, this is just too much.
"Sin city doesn't always refer to illegal behavior," he said. "It can also refer to sinful eating habits."