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Boyd BConnected Card Score/Slot Points questions

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by rob889, Apr 8, 2014.

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  1. rob889

    rob889 Low-Roller

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    I guess I'm just looking for some clarification on a few things "Boyd".

    First off, there are two different (and important) numbers: Slot Points and Card Score. It is to my understanding that the Slot Points are what I use to purchase my meals at MSS and Pasta Pirate (with the 40% card discount), while my Card Score is what determines my tier status and comps.

    Are Slot Points and Card Score calculated the same way?...for example, would an increase in 10,000 on my Card Score result in an additional 10,000 Slot Points?

    Does the 2x/3x points for Sapphire/Emerald affect both the Slot Points and the Card Score?

    What kind of impact do those point multiplier days have (think Suncoast/Gold Coast)...would a 6x points day be 6x only for all tiers or 12x/18x for Sapphire/Emerald?).

    How much coin in per point?

    VP points earn at half the rate of regular slot machines, correct?

    Finally, I was wondering what a good guesstimate/range would be for how many Slot Points/Card Score Points I could expect to get per hour playing Quarter VP JoB ($1.25/hand) at MSS...assuming I'm mostly concentrating on the game without too many distractions/long pauses.

    I know it would be difficult as things seem to always be changing but it would be nice if there was a sticky to break down the various slot clubs.

    Appreciate your help:peace:
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    In Vegas, VP is $1 coin-in per card score point and $1 per slot point (before multipliers). $0.50 for slots.

    If you have a point multiplier, it doesn't multiply your card score, but it does multiply your slot points.

    For things like 6X multiplier days, I'm not sure if higher tiers help. They definitely don't multiply. 18X is 1.8% and easily turns things like 9/6 JoB significantly positive.

    As for points earned, it depends on how fast you play.

    400 hands/hr...500 card score/hr
    600 hands/hr...750 card score/hr
    800 hands/hr...1000 card score/hr
     
  3. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Also don't be shy about going to the Player's Club and asking for buffet comp after playing a day. Save slot points that way.
     
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    zignerlv Low-Roller

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    It is important to note that this is not the case for all machines. The best VP machines have signs on them saying that they are $3 per point, not $1.
     
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    Joe VIP Whale

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    While you are correct about some machines at Boyd, the 9/6 JOB bartops at MSS are $1 = 1 point. 9/6 is 99.54%. That doesn't even count scratch cards, which with a few quads, puts it over 100%.
     
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  6. jackincols

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    Good info here as it answered one of my questions. They have a Seniors Weds. where, if you attain 50 points your lunch buffet is free, 100 points and dinner buffet is free.

    Would these "points" refer to Card Score and not Slot Points? It seems to me, from reading Joe's explanation it would refer to Card Score.
     
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    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Excellent summaries by Joe. I'd only add the Pit is also generous with buffet / food comps as well with a decent level of table play, and the pit will also print a comp slip for machine play when the B Connected booth is closed (typically close to midnight through the early morning) without deducting your points.
     
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    Yes, that would be Card Score. $50 coin-in lunch or $100 coin-in dinner seems like a generous offer. 40 hands of quarter VP for lunch, not bad.

    My meals are comped so I don't pay attention. At which Boyd casino is this a promotion?
     
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    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    As long as the stove is hot does anyone know if you can use the 40% off at the time of check-out? Several times I have had charges which were not waived and was thinking (should have asked at the time) I could then go and settle up at the registration / check-out desk deducting points for any outstanding restaurant charges.......I have a feeling it has to be done at the time of the purchase but figured I would ask anyway....
     
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  10. rob889

    rob889 Low-Roller

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    Joe,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions. I will say that I am sad that the Card Score isn't impacted by multipliers though :(...but the $1 per point at bartop JoB somewhat makes up for that :beer:
     
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    fossefritz Low-Roller

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    This is used a lot here at my casino I call second home
    Many seniors use it weekly as either on fixed income or just have the comps

    Through the grace of your years of experience, you might think you've seen it all, but you haven't seen a deal like this! Blue Chip is proud to offer its guests 50 years of age and older an incredible new special that combines a point multiplier with 50% off a buffet* every Monday!

    Just visit a kiosk to claim these offers:

    Point Multiplier
    9x Reel Slots / 6x Video Poker
    Must be claimed at a kiosk prior to playing. Valid on base points only. The maximum number of promotional credits awarded for this promotion is 750,000 per game type per person.

    Buffet Special*
    50% off at Options Buffet*
    Earn 25 Slot Points on Monday then print out a voucher good for 50% off one buffet at Options Buffet.

    *Must earn 25 base points to receive buffet offer. Must be a B Connected Member. One (1) discounted buffet offer per person per day. Other restrictions apply. Non-transferable.
     
  12. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Hmmm...maybe should go convince my g/f's parents to go to Blue Chip on a Monday next time! Card Score points accumulate there twice as fast vs. Vegas too.

    What really sucks is that Blue Chip got rid of 9/6 JoB w/STP (99.82%) this past August. :cry: :cry::cry: That would easily be positive with the multiplier. There is no 99%+ VP there anymore except for the occasional progressive meter pushing a game above 99%. :grrr:
     
  13. rob889

    rob889 Low-Roller

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    I'm determined to get my first royal flush this upcoming trip...got 4 of a kind 2s last trip...too bad it was JoB :vomit:
     
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