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Besides gambling, what triggers a "gambling day"

Discussion in 'Comps' started by DaiLun, Mar 26, 2015.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I'm staying at Caesar's for an upcoming trip. I plan on giving CET most of my action.

    However, I have many "use it or lose" it comps and (Free Slot Play) FSP.

    I understand that Food and Beverage comps may/will trigger a "gambling day", but does using FSP trigger one as well?

    I'm 99.55% sure that it will but I thought I'd ask.
     
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  2. powersof10

    powersof10 Tourist

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    I was thinking about asking this same question but for mlife. I'm also curious about anything that might trigger a day beyond inserting your players card or handing it to a pit boss. Does checking in or out of the hotel with your player's card number trigger one?
     
  3. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

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    If the free slot play is in the form of real rewards it would trigger a day because you have to insert your players card in order to use them and I'm pretty sure you accumulate points using them.

    Thanks
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  4. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    I can't answer about CET, but any swipe of the card at Boyd, triggers a day. Restaurant; kiosk swipe to enter contest; pit boss at a table swipe, they all count.
     
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  5. Harry Lyme

    Harry Lyme Low-Roller

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    Swipe your card anywhere and you're active for that day. Also, you generally won't gain points on FP. Not until the point you are spending your wins.
     
  6. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Yeah, makes sense. Thanks for all the replies. Gotta plan a strategy for what comps to take and what comps to leave alone.
     
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  7. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    Been thinking about this actually lately. I usually don't gamble on my last day and if I do, I don't use a card as usually it's just quick, casual gaming. But on my most recent trip I wondered: does using my RC towards my room charges on checkout active a gambling day? Asking specifically for CET
     
  8. sandybeachbar

    sandybeachbar Low-Roller

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    I am wondering about this one as well. Also, if I get the rcs applied by a host on the nigh before checking out does it get applied that day or the check out day?
     
  9. newmans

    newmans VIP Whale

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    Even if you don't play with your card at all and your host comps your bill on check out day, it generates a gaming day. ANY kind of comp will generate a gaming day. If you are not staying at CET, but go into the Diamond Lounge, it will generate a day.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Years ago you could build points while using FP. No longer. But, inserting the card will alert the system you are there.
     
  11. wonkadizzle

    wonkadizzle Tourist

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    And that coffee and breakfast sandwich you pay for with your ECs the morning of your departure? Yep, you just triggered a gambling day, and your THEO is shot for the trip.
     
  12. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    I've read many posts stating that you need to settle your bill the night before check out to avoid a gambling day.
     
  13. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    I guess I shouldn't be avoiding my card on the last day then. I guess something is better than nothing!
     
  14. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    I was told by a host at Four Queens that using comp dollars to pay for a meal would NOT trigger a gambling day.

    I'm still afraid to try it. I'd love it if someone could confirm this or I'm going to have to test it out the hard way.

    Another thing to know about FQ - they don't count your last morning of a stay towards your average. Good to know.
     
  15. sandybeachbar

    sandybeachbar Low-Roller

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    That was my understanding as well!
     
  16. Joe

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    I don't know about 4Q, but the slot manager at MSS told me any swipe of the card counts as a day, including paying for a meal with points.
     
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  17. waverunner

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    This is interesting. I never gamble after 12 am on the day i'm leaving. But upon checkout, i use my reward credits to pay my bill. Would it be better to "check out" at let's say 11 pm and basically just leave the following morning?
    Or if i'm being "charged" on my checkout day no matter what, would it matter if i still gamble on my card after midnight or in the morning?
    Can you do your checkout before 12 am and not gamble after 12 am on the last day and not be "fouled".
     
  18. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I do not know 100%, but I do my points the night before and then put my card away.
     
  19. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    Thanks man. I'll do that. I never gamble after 12 am on the last day (meaning i use my card), but i didn't know about using my rewards credits to pay my bill on checkout at 11 am would be a zinger.
    Better safe than sorry.
     
  20. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I would bet that, if you "check out" at 11PM, housekeeping will be knocking on your door first thing in the morning wondering why you're still in a room that you checked out of.

    I think the gaming day trigger question would be a perfect thing to ask PHVhost to get the answer straight from someone who will know for certain how CET does it.
     
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