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8 Hours in Vegas. Where to play?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by chicagocubs3, Jul 15, 2015.

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  1. chicagocubs3

    chicagocubs3 Newbie

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    Hi guys!

    This is my first post here, but I've been to Vegas a few times, but never gambled that much.

    My question is, I have 8 hours in Vegas before my girlfriend shows up this friday. She's not a huge gambler, so I want to get some time in at the tables.

    I plan on buying in for 1k. I like baccarat, and blackjack. I'm willing to play $25-$75 per hand. I really want to earn some free nights for trips in the future. What is the best casino for this kind of action on the strip (excluding luxor, excal, circus)? I'm okay with the lower end CET properties because of their good location. Thanks guys! And let me know.
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I would say try Harrahs. They have blackjack and mini bac at those wager levels. And as a low tier CET property, you should generate some offers for the future. Additionally, you may want to look at Flamingo and Ballys (two other low tier CET properties). I do not know if they have mini bac at you bet level, but they definitely have blackjack at that level. Have fun
     
  3. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    My experience has been CET generally has the best comps for smaller amounts of play. I'm not a huge fan of their properties (although we are giving LINQ a couple nights on our upcoming trip in order to avoid locking ourselves into V/P the whole time). But if you're like us the room is just a place to sleep, so not overly important. If you're not opposed to CET I'd go there. We get free offers constantly and only give them a few hours of play a trip, but can stay at any of their properties for 3-4 nights comped anytime we want, including weekends.

    After them I would say most generous are some of the independents: TI, Tropicana (although Penn National has notoriously bad comps and just purchased Trop, so I wouldn't recommend). I personally find Grazie (V/P) gives extremely good comps but others disagree. Ours may just be because of our long relationship with them and active play. I've never found MLife overly generous, but admittedly while their properties are generally gorgeous, we find them a bit too crowded and touristy at peak times so generally don't give them a lot of play.

    Realistically with 8 hours and 1k, if you're comp fishing slots are your best option. But a wise gambler once told me to never chase comps, it will cost you more than it would have to just buy it to begin with. You're there to have fun, so play what you want, how you want, where you want, and if you get an offer in return, great. Of course, being realistic about where your offers may come from is a good approach.

    On a side note regarding CET, its my understanding no matter where you play there you're going to get the same comps company-wide, since they don't look at it as property-specific. So if you spend most of your time playing at Caesar's or Cromwell, you'll still get offers from Harrah's or LINQ. Someone may have better information than I and correct me on that point though.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Where are you staying?

    Where do you LIKE to play?

    Where do you already have some status?
     
  5. chicagocubs3

    chicagocubs3 Newbie

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    Thanks for the help so far guys.

    I'm staying at the golden nugget, but I would much rather play on the strip and stay there in future stays. I have some status with total rewards from horseshoe Baltimore, but not enough to warrant any comped rooms.

    As for where I like to play, I think my favorite casino is Aria, but I doubt this level of play could warrant free rooms. At the end of the day, blackjack is blackjack. I don't really care where I play, I just want to get the most for my action.
     
  6. kittyglitter_mm

    kittyglitter_mm Low-Roller

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    If Aria is your favorite, then play at either Monte Carlo, right next door, or Planet Hollywood, right across the street. I agree that if you really want to get offers, play slots.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You mention Horseshoe Baltimore. Have you logged in to check the RATE CALENDAR for rooms at Harrahs properties? (skip offers)

    Based on the poor Blackjack on the strip, it might be cheaper to play downtown and just pay for a room on the strip next time.
     
  8. akhoya362

    akhoya362 Low-Roller

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    I would second this suggestion. I've played craps for all of maybe an hour at a Vegas CET property (Caesars) in the last year, but have played considerable amounts at Horseshoe Baltimore. (Closest to DC, Maryland Live is too skeezy for me.) I have COMP offers from all CET strip casinos but Cromwell and Nobu.

    Bad Blackjack rules shouldn't be that big of an issue at a $25 table at a CET property, right? At least during the day. (I gamble mostly at mLife properties, so I'm not 100% sure, but I imagine this is true.)
     
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