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10K in Chips = ?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by eloisegirl, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    I was at a party where a guy who had visited Vegas many times told me that if you show up at a hotel, buy 10K in chips, play some of your chips and cash out, that you will be comped room, food, bev.

    My friend thought this sounded dandy: I thought this sounded like something I would bring to LVMB where the Truth Is Out There!

    As an aside: the guy was a bit of a *****, hence the suspicion.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    That does sounds dandy... but of that $10K you would need to play at least $50-100 per hand for several hours to get a sniff of those type of comps. Just showing up with money and playing a few hands won't get your squat.
     
  3. Polemarch28

    Polemarch28 Tourist

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    Yeah, that's pretty ridiculous. The guy is full of it.

    10K isn't enough to make most Vegas casinos care. At that level, they are still concerned mainly with average bet and time played. Now, if he set up a 100K credit line, they might be more willing to extend him some kind of upfront comp, particularly if he has a history of play at that property or another one. But then he'd be expected to play on it, and if he didn't, I think the casino would be none too pleased.

    But just cashing in 10K and playing a few hands isn't going to impress anyone. If I were a casino, I'd more likely suspect the man a money launderer than a high roller.
     
  4. Kickin

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    There are a lot of really dumb conceptions people who don't really gamble or go to casinos have about comps. I have an uncle who is wealthy - makes 7-figures - and lives within driving distance of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. He goes there for shows occasionally and thinks bringing $2k with him to play roulette makes him a high-roller and assumes he'll get free rooms and meals if he asked.

    Even worse are friends I have who actually do gamble in casinos fairly regularly as green chip players and get puzzled as to why they're not getting major comps. Then they confuse marketing offers for discretionary comps and start thinking they can get free rooms anytime they wanted. Worse than even that is when they think that I should be getting full RFB because I bet around $100 per hand. I try to tell them that I'll get some comps but not RFB, probably not anywhere and definitely not the top-tier casinos we like to play at. Its annoying because they think I "don't know" how to get my comps.

    Anyway I guess for the casinos its good if people think comps are that easy to come by, it makes them sound like these magical places where everything will be free ... lol
     
  5. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    Thank you all for confirming what my gut told me. Actually, it was one-quarter "gut" instinct and the other three-quarters was remembering what I've read here, so thanks to all who contribute their varied experiences, from the micro-rollers to the NateDoggs of this world - this is such a valuable resource!
     
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