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A couple questions about using a players card

Discussion in 'Comps' started by IWannaBeInVegas, Jan 17, 2014.

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  1. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    So at the casino I work at players are rated for all play even if it's table minimum and food comps are at the pit bosses discretion. Typically after an hour of play with a $100 buy a player can get a free grab n go $10 value)

    So the question. In Vegas if I'm
    Playing table min is it worth giving my card for a rating and do they issue comps for food from the pit if a player ask?

    I never used my cards at the tables not have I ever asked for any comps. Just debating if it's worth taking the time to get new cards or not
     
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  2. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    Always use your card - as far as I know, there is no downside.
     
  3. RockyBalboa

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    Some places will not even rate you unless you're playing $25 or more per hand. I know Mirage is one of these because they would not rate my girlfriend because she will only play 5-15 dollar hands.
     
  4. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    I can confirm that as well. They're at least up front about it.

    I think NyNy rates everyone. I've never had a pit boss tell me straight up like they do at mirage. I played several hours of $10 craps at NyNy and was comped a little on the back end when I asked mlife before check out.
     
  5. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    If going off strip I know at Orleans if you are playing the minimum 5$ for four hours or so you can get buffet or coffee shop comp if you ask and have been polite during your stay. They rate you on everything but depends on the time more so in my opinion. And tipping doesn't hurt. Good Luck!!
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Golden Nugget only rates for $25+ a hand. So, if I'm playing blackjack, I don't bother with giving them my card, and they almost never ask until/unless I start betting green chips fairly often.
    I have noticed, however, that when I played three-card poker, they always asked for my card immediately on buy-in. Perhaps that play is being rated, even though I would typically only play 5-5-5...periodically 10-10-5, but those are less frequent than my $25+ play at blackjack.

    But unless a casino actually tells me that my play is not being rated, I give them my card. It's a way to stay on their radar for mailers/offers...and one can still get a meal comp sometimes, even with $10 play (if not a CET property) just because the pit/floorman likes you.
    The pit at Fremont once told me that they rate all play - even $5/hand. (I didn't ask about their $3 tables).

    I know that Rio did rate my UTH play at a $5 table...but that could be because my average-at-risk amount was $25 or more per hand (ante, blind, trips & 2x play).
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    $3,000 at risk and then you get $10. Sometimes I wonder if it is even worth asking.

    (assume 30 hands at $100 for example)
     
  9. Knucklehead69

    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

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    It seems at MGM properties, The MLife program is geared towards slot player with the express comps. In my opinion table game players are not very well taken care of by MGM. I play table games only and get most of my benefits from using the card for hotel bookings, restaurants, and entertainment. When you move up to pearl or gold you get really good deals on rooms. I moved up to Pearl fairly easily and have had a 1 night compted on each of my last 3 visits.
     
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    total oposite mlife is geared towards tables , cet is geared towards slots.

    you card level has nothing to do with your offers its your average bet and time

    if mlife isnt taking good care of you for tables your probaly to low for them switch to cet if all you want is free rooms
     
  11. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Let me clarify, the players are typically betting $15 a hand on the $100 buy in.
     
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