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$350 CET Free Play - Question

Discussion in 'Comps' started by DoubleDsTriple7s, Jun 27, 2013.

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  1. DoubleDsTriple7s

    DoubleDsTriple7s Tourist

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    My first trip to Vegas was just over 2 months ago, and it really set the bar high for future trips. I am returning 9 July to see if I can attain the same level of Nirvana, but not setting my hopes too high. I will be staying at the Golden Nugget because I love their odds, pool, and pit bosses/dealers and my host there is the friggin man. HOWEVER, the reason I am evening mentioning this is because I just received a $350 free play from CET based on my play from a few months back. Questions:

    1) Is there some catch to using the free play? I do not intend to stay at Caesar's, but I would love to use the free play there. If I do not have reservations at a CET property can I still take advantage of the comp?

    2) For anyone who receives free play from CET, is this a pretty good offer? I was pretty passive about checking my average bets and times when gambling last trip, I was too stoked about the actual outcome of playing Craps...but now I am wondering what my average bet was so that I can ensure that I do not allow it to taper off.

    Thanks ahead for the help, and good luck to everyone for future trips!
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You have to read the exact offer. I am guessing it requires a stay at a CET casino. Almost all Vegas offers do. Some places it is a coupon you stick in the machine. We can not guess without you telling us more.

    If it requires a stay, you can get the room and not even stay there if you want. Your level of play will be reflected in future offers from them.

    Freeplay is just like cash, except you must play it all through once. If you were to play a $10 bet machine, this means you must pull the handle 35 times. Any winnings after that are yours to keep - or piss away as most of us do.
     
  3. Blueberries

    Blueberries Low-Roller

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    CET gave me 5 $20 slot checks ($100 in Reel Rewards) which inserted into the slot machines just like cash. It came along with 4 free nights.
    1. I would think you'd have to stay at a CET property
    2. Sounds like a good offer to me

    Your Welcome and Good Luck to you on your future trip
     
  4. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    I've only really seen FP offers attached to hotel stays in Vegas. I usually just book them, not use the room, just use the FP.

    With CET, the FP is usually available as slot free play, or table game promo chips. The weird thing about CET FP though is that they won't give you more than I think 7 vouchers. So whatever that works out to, that's your denomination. For instance on your $350, you will get probably get 7 $50 table game vouchers or slot vouchers. You can't get 14 $25 vouchers, or 35 $10 vouchers, etc. I'm not sure why they do this. It's not a big deal for me, but I know some people may think they're going to take their $300 in FP and play $25 hands of BJ, and you can't do that. Just an FYI
     
  5. Tellafriend

    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    its 10 vouchers and yes, you have to book a room there to get them...
     
  6. Outsider

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    CET offer

    Triple 7s, I do this frequently. Yes, I believe you must book a night, but just one night will work to get the offer. They may offer promo chips, or only machine play coupons, this seems to vary dependant on the offer.

    Yes, I would say that’s a pretty good offer and worth collecting before it goes away. I usually just get $100, but I only give CET so much play, mostly to insure room availability anytime I want it. If you get coupons, and aren’t into machines, run them through $1, $2 or $5 unit Video Poker in the high limit machine area, cycling the coupon’s money value once, with the intent of getting cash out of the machine for coupons to go play craps.

    Plan on booking one night at CET in the middle of your trip, for example Paris. Then if the Golden Nugget has offered limo service, have them take you to Paris (for lunch), or if no limo, cab it or take the bus from downtown to Paris. Check-in, get your promo, play it and play craps as you normally would for few hours. Ideally try to play four hours and you should have a similar offer in the future.

    While there, have a nice lunch with Double Ds, and then if you feeling it, stay the night at Paris, if not don’t worry about checking out and go back to the Golden Nugget. Rinse, lather and repeat for the future.

    Outsider
     
  7. Carole

    Carole Low-Roller

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    I also have this offer. I was actually a little disappointed in the amount because last fall I received $500 in free play as well as again in February. Both times I took it all in $20 vouchers. I am almost to my diamond status and heading to cet property next week so I am hoping this fall will hold another $500 offer.
     
  8. fadetheseven

    fadetheseven High-Roller

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    I'm assuming you are new to casino comps. Netting that much freeplay from CET means you are fairly heavy bettor. You would be wise to just play and take what you get. Playing for comps is a dangerous game.

    If maintaining your level of comps is important, asking for avg bet is a good idea. However, forcing your bets higher beyond your comfort level can lead to disaster for your bankroll.
     
  9. DoubleDsTriple7s

    DoubleDsTriple7s Tourist

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    Thank you all for your responses. Looks like I will be booking a room for at least one night, probably at the Flamingo, because it's cheap as hell, and I prefer playing at Caesars just across the street.

    Outsider, I especially liked your response, highly informational and savvy/entertaining as well :) Fortunately, however, I believe the free play will work for Craps. The offer says it is for says 'reels or table games'. If it was for slots, I probably wouldn't even bother, but I should be able to double it on Craps. I think I will take your advice, ask for average bet, and try to stay right at it.

    Phato, yes, fairly new. Only 1 trip to Vegas so far, still figuring out some of the ropes. Thanks for your reply, Ill refrain from betting above my comfort level. I do not really play for comps, I play to win, and comps just come naturally :)
     
  10. Blueberries

    Blueberries Low-Roller

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    My $100 in Reel Play was turned into $80 cash and I played a long long time with that free slot play.
    In addition, I received 4 FREE nights. I took the Petite Suite at Harrah's and it was clean, spacious and in the middle of the action.

    So yours did not come with free nights at your choice of property?
     
  11. LV_Bound

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    I received a similar offer. When you make your room reservation with the special code that code not only gets you the rate but also the Free Play.

    The Free Play is contingent upon you staying there.
     
  12. domeboy

    domeboy VIP Whale

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    Yes, you definitely need to book the room. I just got a three night/$300 offer, and when I called in they told me I had to book at least one night.
     
  13. DoubleDsTriple7s

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    Wow, I am so very glad that you asked. It prompted me to closely inspect the offer, with emphasis on the fine print. Apparently, yes I did receive free nights. As a matter of fact, I received ALL of the following:

    - Five FREE nights at ANY CET property (Caesars included, so no-brainer there)
    - $350 in free reel rewards OR table gaming
    - $75 dining credit
    - 2 FREE tickets to a show (several choices available)

    Before, I thought I had to pick one from the list, but I was mistaken. The latter offers are only available, in fact, if I stay for the five nights, and they are all part of one package. This is even better than I thought :D
     
  14. Blueberries

    Blueberries Low-Roller

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    Totally jealous :)
     
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