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Book thru Host or Casino Marketing?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by rmgmag, Sep 14, 2012.

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  1. rmgmag

    rmgmag Newbie

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    My wife & I go the Las Vegas 2 or 3 times a year.

    I have a host at the Mirage and Bellagio.

    I will be attending a trade show for 4 days in October and need your advice.

    Since I will have little time for gambling, is it a good idea to book my room with a host or go through casino marketing?

    My host(s) give me comped rooms, a food allowance and limo service.

    Casino marketing would probably give me a "Casino Rate".

    Since I will not have much time to gamble, would it hurt my future visits if I book through my host?

    Would it be a good idea to explain the situation to my host and see what he could offer?

    Thanks
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    honestly, you don't have a choice. as soon as you call casino marketing and they pull up your account, they'll see you have a host and forward your call over to him.

    but it doesn't really matter. one low play trip won't have any effect on your future visits. your best option is just to call your host and book your trip as normal. no need to tell him you'll be playing lower than normal. first of all, maybe you'll catch a heater and play all night anyway. but even if you don't and you do play less than normal, you've earned the comps, why not take them?
     
  3. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I agree with Shifter. Take the comp, play what you play and if at the end of the trip you've low played it, call your host back and tell him you low played, and that you meant to play more but that your work took more of your time than you expected.
     
  4. evoni

    evoni High-Roller

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    rmgmag, I'm in the same position as you. I'm going to G2E in early October and also have a lot of plans with friends during that time and I just won't be able to live up to my historical level regardless of if I stay at a M-Life property, Wynn or V&P.

    Originally I booked one of my offers at Palazzo via my host there but a friend of mine who shares the same host at Wynn that I have, mentioned to our Wynn host that I was coming in for G2E and he emailed and asked me to stay at Wynn instead and gave me a offer. I replied back and told him upfront that I would likely only be able to do 5000 points a day (bare minimum for a comped room there usually) during that trip due to all that is going on and he said no problem to come stay with them even if I did less, so I switched. Of course he knows that I play higher with Palazzo/Venetian then I ever have at Wynn and this is obviously something he is doing to encourage me to give more of my future play to Wynn.

    Regarding Bellagio I have a host there and sometimes I do book via VIP services instead of through her, and though they know immediately from my account that I have a host, so far they have never switched me directly over to the host unless I have asked to be put through. However I'm a low level for NOIR status with M-Life and it's likely that higher level gamblers get switched over regardless of calling VIP services instead of their host.

    While others might have different experiences with M-Life from my personal experience low playing one trip will effect next quarter offers unless you have some high level playing trips between that one and the next generated offers. M-Life seems to average out your last 3 visits with them and if one of them brings down that average it can result in lower offers. Again just my personal experience in the last 8 years.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    No matter who books it, you, host, vip or marketing... it will hit your theo/adt. Only way to MAYBE avoid hitting adt/comp system is to book directly and never give your players card number.
     
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