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back end comps for mlife

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Bondy3, Jan 27, 2016.

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  1. Bondy3

    Bondy3 Low-Roller

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    my wife and I are booking a stay at the Signiture at MGM Grand, I can get comped nights at CET but I have no play history with mlife, If I book through them directly and I play with them, is there a decent chance they will comp our stay? (the room cost $199/night for 5 nights, plus resort fees)

    If I am going to mostly play Blackjack at the low black level ($200 hand) Approximately how many hours of play would I need to have in order for them to comp the entire $995.00 of our room cost?
     
  2. UKFanatic

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    Probably between 16 and 17 hours of play at that level
     
  3. Bondy3

    Bondy3 Low-Roller

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    can I mix my play around to different mlife locations or do I have to play where I stay? (I will probably play at multiple properties). Ive read that CET lets you mix your play around, but MGM requires you to stay at 1 centralized location, is this true?
     
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    Yes. MLife properties are each their own profit centers.

    If you want comps at MGM Grand then you need to play there.
     
  5. ritzcarlton89

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    You should inquire with mlife or via email to a host but from what I am aware I haven't heard anyone getting signature comped. Your best bet is to book a similarly priced room at MGM grand and play at the level mentioned above. Host can def comp MGM Grand, but I've heard problems people have had when staying at the signature. It can't hurt to ask before you pull the trigger.
     
  6. Bondy3

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    Thanks, I'll inquire tonight then. I pulled the trigger and booked the room already but I am still within the cancellation period so if it turns out the signature is no-comp, then I guess we aren't staying there. thanks for the heads up I didnt know it was its own thing
     
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    My host is a corporate host(VP Casino Marketing North East) and does all MGM properties based out of New Jersey.
    He actually encouraged me to play at multiple properties and disclosed there has been a lot of discussion about changing the culture to something closer to CET.
    I have been staying at Aria for last couple years so he reopened my LOC at Bellagio and MGM.My play at those properties was included on trip theo and appropriate comps were applied.

    I'm sure a lot of in house hosts will try to keep you home at their property but he insisted that is changing.
    We'll see.
     
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    This is correct. I thought about chiming in sooner, but frankly I am tired of repeating the same information so many times over. I have no idea where this idea that you only generate Mlife comps for play at the hotel you are staying at, but that idea is flat wrong (as I and a few others have stated repeatedly on the board for the past couple years).
     
  9. Bondy3

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    Thank you, that is the information I was looking for. I feel much better! (I have no MGM host)
     
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    If your average joe off the streets plays 3 hrs at each of 6 mlife properties on a trip he's going to get NO mailers. If he instead played 18 hrs at one property, he will likely get an offer. So to say the idea is flat wrong is absurd.
     
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    ???
     
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    Well, from my experience, what I have written is correct. I've gambled at mlife properties for less than an hour before and received offers from them.

    Plus, you're mixing up the issues the OP was asking about. Future mailers are upfront comps. The OP was asking about backend comps. And I know from experience as recently as last week, an mlife hotel will consider your play at all mlife hotels when determining how much you generate in comps. As stated repeatedly on this Board, concentrating your play at one mlife hotel can, at times, help your relationship with your host at that property. And it means you may get better property specific offers in the future (as opposed to the standard corporate offers based on your overall play), but even if you split your play between multiple mlife hotels, you still generate comps.

    So I will stand by my comment that the misconception that you have to play at the mlife hotel you are staying at to generate backend comps is flat wrong. If you think that's an absurd conclusion, cool. I know from experience how the mlife system actually works (maybe not all of it, but enough about the system to answer this repeated question). And if you elect not to believe it because ...... well, I've never actually seen any evidence or basis for the contrary conclusion. But if you believe it for whatever reasons I'm not privy to, more power to you. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Nittany1

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    Not sure what your point is.
    As UK said future offers and backend comps(this thread) are different.
    I have personally experienced credit for my play at 3 different MLife casinos in one trip.
    Ultimately you will get corporate offers from the split play although maybe not as good as concentrated at one casino from that property.
    The value of MLife play has gone down in several areas.Eliminating Express Comps for table players is the worst for me.
    But saying you get nothing for splitting your play is not accurate.
     
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    For me too. So last week I tried to monitor how much I was earning in primary comps and compare it to the comps I received. Fortunately, it worked out fine. generated approx. $4200 in comps between Aria, MGM, and NYNY and between my upfront and backend comps, my host took care of approx $4000 (which was everything, no bill at the end)
     
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