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$500 a day slots @ MLife x 8 nights

Discussion in 'Comps' started by lmking1224, Sep 25, 2015.

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  1. lmking1224

    lmking1224 Low-Roller

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    So, if my husband and I link our Mlife cards (didn't know we could do that) and play $250 each/day on slots, how much can we expect in comps?

    We are staying at Excalibur and will probably do most of our slot playing there but may play at Luxor, NY NY, wherever...

    Since we aren't high-rollers, we'll probably keep all of our gambling to MGM properties.

    How much can we expect in comps? I thought about calling and paying for our room (only paid deposit) so it would be one less thing to worry about when we get there, but is that a bad idea?

    Should we charge everything to our room?

    I guess I'm wondering if we could expect to have any resort fees/food/whatever comped for that budget? We're staying 8 nights.

    Sorry for the newbie Qs but we didn't do a lot of gambling the last 2 times we were in Vegas. This is a much longer trip and much less spontaneous, so our budget and plan is different.
     
  2. paperposter

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    so your total gamming budget is 500$ a day and ur doing slots, u are at the cheapest mgm property so thats a plus, charge everything to ur room. personaly i think if your lucky and thats very u will get the resort fees comped but that very highly unlikely , for your play your better off at a cet property, and only play at exclibur, mlife doent like if u move around , it will hurt ur chances of anything at excalibur being taken off but i dont think they will remove anything but your express comps anyway, just my opinion.

    ps are you on a comp room or are you paying for it becuase if your on a comp your gambling budget doesnt even cover the night room charge unless u hit some jackpots and can reycle some money thru
     
  3. lmking1224

    lmking1224 Low-Roller

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    No, the room is not comped. We're paying for it. Luckily, it's not much -- around $600, including resort fees, for 8 nights.

    We decided to stay there because our trip is longer, we're hopefully going to be hitting 3 UFC fights (dec 10th, 11th and 12th), we want to have more money to gamble and just have a good time. Plus, we got married at the chapel there on December 24, 2014, so it's kind of sentimental.

    If we are better off only playing at Excal, that is what we will do. I didn't know it mattered. I figured Mlife=Mlife. I don't mind playing at Excal because last time, our CW was SO attentive about bringing drinks. VERY attentive. There are perks for staying/playing where others don't want to. :p

    How much can we expect in Express Comps for our budget?

    ETA: Yes, if we win anything, it'll probably be cycled back into the machines, unless it's something BIG. (I wish! ha!) Neither hubby nor I know much about table games and don't really care to learn on this trip.
     
  4. paperposter

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    not much in express comp sorry to say, but all depends how much u cycle thru but yes at mlife it matters play were u want to see if u can get something comped off and cet it doesnt.

    also depends on what machine u play denomination , specilaty machines theres alot of factors ,ps dont chase comps
     
  5. lmking1224

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    Thanks for your fast responses, paperposter. You've been so helpful!

    I'm basically budgeting $1k per day for our trip, other than our last day, since we'll be pretty much heading straight for the airport.

    That leaves $500 for gambling and $500 for everything else. (not including the room...that's separate in our budget)

    I know from our previous trips that $500 a day for "everything else" is fairly high (UFC tickets will be paid for beforehand), but this is by far our longest trip, and we want to enjoy it.

    I wondered if it was worth it to spend some of that on slot play instead if we'll get things comped, but I think I'll leave our budget as it is.
     
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    this is just me personaly i would spend it on a nicer hotel , hope i didnt insult you , but just my opinion, u have extra money , i know its sentimental. but 8 nites at excalibur its 7 nites to many. just my opinion , dont worry about comps ur realy not getting any get a nice room instead.

    thats what i would suggest as 500$ a day it plenty to throw towards a nicer hotel room. just a suggestion or hint
     
  7. VegasDave

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    Agree with this, doesn't have to be way nicer, but even an upgrade to Planet Hollywood, Ballys, Monte Carlo would be good for you. Have you ever stayed at Excalibur?

    Edit: Here is a little help, CET has an extend your summer sale and prices Ballys at $50 a night plus the taxes and fees. Monte Carlo comes out to even less. Just google smartervegas and look through the codes.
     
  8. lmking1224

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    Yes, we have stayed at Excalibur. We got married there. We stayed in a contemporary room. I wonder if those who hate it so much have never stayed in a contemporary room...everything was very clean and modern. Maybe I'm not too picky. I'm also not spoiled to higher-end properties yet. I'm definitely a clean freak, but our room was extremely clean.
     
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    ive been in every hotel in vegas and now live local , i guess our point there are alot nicer properties to stay for the money you have and are spending that was our point.

    even some cheaper or the same price not just the room but the whole place the casino , resturants but what ever your comfortable with it was just a suggestion as you said u have an extra 500& a day put a side me i cant stand the casino in there , i dont smoke i find it to be a death chamber and alot other nicer dinning options at other places. ps at your bank roll if you switch to cet casino hotel next time you will most likely get comp rooms or real reduced

    just a suggestions that what this board is about

    just pointing out other options
     
  10. lmking1224

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    Oh, I hope I didn't come across as not appreciating your suggestions.

    Hubby and I both smoke, so that does not bother us.

    As for dining...we ate at Camelot Steakhouse on our wedding night and plan to use a MyVegas reward and eat there again for sentimentality. :)

    We already reserved our room and paid the deposit....what would we stand to gain if we switched properties? More comps? Or just a better room/experience?
     
  11. gf1221

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    If you're happy go for it. $500 a day outside of tickets, hotel and gambling is enough to live very well.
     
  12. VegasDave

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    Actually, Monte Carlo was cheaper, an MLife property and came with $50 to spend. On the same note, whatever makes you happy, plus you will be a bigger fish in the Excalibur Pond if you plan on gambling there almost exclusively. I would bet you see some nice offers at the end of the trip from them. Monte Carlo sent me free nights over and over for a gambling budget of less that half that. Although I did make some good hits and the money kept running through the machines.
     
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    Not an expert like some on here, but some things you might consider:
    . Don't pay in advance for room or meals, charge everything to the room, then the afternoon/ early evening before you check out go to the players club, ask to speak to a host or someone who can evaluate your stay, ask them to look at your play to see if anything can be comp'd off your bill. Even if they only give you a meal comp or two it's a start in the right direction.
    . Wherever you stay, always, always use your card - and yes, go to the players club and link the cards ( some properties don't allow this, but Mlife does). Get two cards for each card number, my husband and I use my card for 80% of our play, and about 20& on his, as I am yhe bigger gambler, my points accrue more quickly. Even though the total points on the linked account are used in determining tier level, etc, I look like the bigger player and my offers are much better than when we each played our own cards exclusively - no science to back it up - just our actual experience on our offers over the years.
    Consider giving some focused play on one day at one other property you might be interested in for future stays, then each of you play for 3-4 hours or longer rather than an hour here or there which dilutes your play, put all of the play on one of the accounts - that's why you need at least two cards per account - this way one of you may get a better offer for your next trip at that casino.
    Stay where you feel the the most comfortable, and scout out other places for future trips. I hear CET gives free rooms with not too much play, so consider playing at one of those properties for a few hours, with a players card to see what future, if any, offers you might get.
    Don't chase comps, just have fun, play where you feel comfortable, keep your eyes open for freebie coupons, and enjoy Vegas!
    Best of luck on your stay!
    Best of luck to you and many hap
     
  14. Chuck2009x

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    When you say $500 a day, I assume that's your loss limit. So you're willing to lose $4,000. I don;t have a lot of experience with MGM properties and back end comps, but losing $500 a day should be enough for them to comp your room, given that Excal room rates are under $100 most nights. Definitely don't pay your room in advance, that eliminates the chance of getting it comped.

    We can run the numbers another way. On an average trip with no big wins, I usually lose 20% of my coin-in.

    Using my 20% loss as a % of coin-in, you should be able to do about $2,500 coin-in a day, which would generate about $250 of theoretical loss, or $2,000 for the trip. On non-specialty slots, that will also earn you about $8 in Express Comps and $8 in PointPlay a day, or $128 total for the trip.

    I'd expect that amount of theoretical loss to be worth $400 - $500 in back end comps. I'd give all my play to Excal if you want the back end comps.

    It's been 4 or 5 years, and I'd expect the floor to have come up, but when I had a host at Mandalay Bay, he was putting me in THEhotel for as many nights as I wanted based on $3,500 - $4,000 coin in a day, and I had a pretty firm loss limit of $500 a day. Of course, those rooms were going for only around $120 or so back then.
     
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    * Never pay for anything in advance, He with the money wins. Pay when due, but no advantage to pay in advance. And, if things change, you then have to get it BACK.

    * Yes, you can combine cards. BUT - assuming you always travel together anyways,, put most/all of the play on one card. You then look like a bigger player for future offers

    * As to getting anything comped with $500 a day... possible, but not much.

    * Your hotel is fine. Not everybody is made of gold.
     
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    I just like CET..one main reason is that I can play at many different casinos as if I am only playing where I stay. I would drive me CRAZY to only play at one casino in Vegas!!!
     
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    but if you can get the a better hotel for the same price or cheaper with some free stuff thrown in would you take it , i would ,, also they have the extra money put a side per day that there not going to use .why stay at motel 6 when holiday inn is the same price and there giving you free breakfast was my point
    just my opinion
    also i know there going to the excalibur for sentimental reason but your in vegas there are 99 better steak houses than camelot or what ever its called

    im out enjoy
     
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    As much as I love Vegas (2-3 times a year it seems), I would have trouble spending 8 days at once. And if we did, it would be at least 2 hotels. Why not break it up a little. Stay down on the south end for a few days, then move up north to Harrahs?
     
  19. lmking1224

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    This is very helpful! Thank you!
     
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    Yes, I know 8 nights is a lot, but we didn't get to do much on our last two trips and want to ensure that we have time to do everything. Plus, between weigh-ins, Q&As and the three fights, 3 entire days will be going to UFC more than likely, so that just leaves 5 days for everything else, which is probably a little more normal.

    I originally thought about spending part of our stay at the Mirage, but hubby nixed that idea...he HATES the long lines to check in at Vegas hotels. It's the one thing he starts fussing about every time that I talk about going to Vegas.
     
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