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Best Downtown Comp program for Strip Crawler

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Kickin, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. Kickin

    Kickin Flea

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    We're going to spend an evening hanging out downtown on our next trip. I'm not a member of any players club there. I'm likely going to gamble there for a while though at much lower stakes than I will on the strip because I won't be carrying much cash there. Will probably play 25-cent to $1 VP and low limit craps.

    Which downtown players club would you recommend I sign up with and play on assuming I want to pick just one? I was thinking a Boyd property on the chance Boyd ever builds that property on the strip and uses the same players club (and who knows they may finally start sharing the card with the Borgata in AC if they ever take full control of it). Their new player promo is pretty useless for me though, its for a free buffet after earning some points but its doubtful we'd use the free buffet especially within the 72 hour time limit.

    I guess what I'm asking is in your opinion what downtown place has the best balance between the:
    1) potentially most useful players club for a strip guy
    2) a fun casino for youngish urbanites
    3) new player promo (if any) ?

    Just limited to downtown casinos on Fremont St, not off strip or outside of that main Fremont St area downtown.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Buddha

    Buddha VIP Whale

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    The downtown Boyd group (Fremont, California, and Main Street Station) are all generous (based on your daily average play) with their monthly mailer offers for rooms, dining, and free-play. And, of course, they all use the same B-Connected card, which helps with your total points.

    A second choice would be the Four Queens, which also sends out regular offers (monthly and special events).
     
  3. merlin

    merlin VIP Whale

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    I get my best offers at the el-cortez, free meals and free or discounted rooms, I play the boyds places like mad and all they offer is some lame $29 rooms, golden gate gives real stuff as well, 4 queens gives nothing unless you're a huge slot player.
     
  4. AndyAkeko

    AndyAkeko Time magazine's 2006 Person of the Year

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    I'd second the El Cortez, even if it isn't within your parameters (but really, it's only well-lit blocks from the end of the canopy) it has a $10 sign-up bonus with an American Casino Guide coupon. Once you're in and get access to the slot club newsletter you'll have three 2-for-1 entrees at the coffee shop each month. You'll also get quarterly offers for free play, dining credit and their hotel offers include the Cabana suites and are good on weekends too.

    I used to get free room and free play offers from the Four Queens but they've dried up. The Golden Nugget's casino room rates are higher than Expedia's.

    Golden Gate has a $25 matchplay coupon in the ACG for new members, but a free room offer from there means a night in a broom closet. And their only dining option is Du-Par's.

    Boyd's advantage obviously is that you can use the points at other casinos. The free or discounted downtown rooms don't mean much considering they usually go for $40/night anyway.
     
  5. CYaInVegas

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    I get great offers from the Boyd group. the last 4 or 5 times I have had my rooms comped at MSS. I'm not crazy about playing at the California for some reason but I do like the Fremont. I'm not a high stakes gambler but I do play ALL day and night long. BUT I do move around from one casino to another. So with that information I would recommend the Boyd Group (B Connected). None of them are glamourous but have clean comfortable rooms.

    Oddly enough I got an offer from the Cosmo for 2 free nights in a Studio Terrace based on very minimal play. I don't think I spent more than $50. in the place. I AM taking advantage of that offer in 2 weeks. I'll probably never have that chance again. So I jumped on it. And I'm staying 3 nights comped at MSS.

    My MSS offer includes $40. in food credit too. good luck making a choice. Your plan sounds smart.
     
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