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Boyd gaming vs. Total rewards

Discussion in 'Comps' started by ernestoc33, Nov 27, 2012.

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  1. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    I wanted to see what everyone thinks of these two rewards programs respectively. I'm not a high roller, but I've been able to get some free stays from Boyd.
    I'm curious to see which other people think is better.
     
  2. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I am a fan of B Connected. I like how well their web site is set up to view your points and offers. I like the room offers they give me. I prefer staying downtown and off strip, which is where the Boyd properties are.
     
  3. atom

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    I'm with Jimbo. I think Boyd treats me better as a low roller, and also offers better gaming at lower limits (full pay VP, 3:2 shoe games of bj, etc). If you don't have a CET property local to you where you can earn points year round towards your Vegas vacation, or play at a mid-roller or better level and staying on the strip isn't important to you, then B Connected is the way to go.
     
  4. Turtleman

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    I used to get free rooms at Harrah's regularly, but that was before they went to 6:5 BJ and did away with most or all $5 tables like the rest of the Strip. I prefer betting more, but on MY terms; so I now stay and play off-Strip and downtown exclusively. As already mentioned, Boyd is much more accommodating to low rollers and their website keeps getting better and better.
     
  5. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    Ill have to agree, their site is easy to use and their points are straight forward. I take them up on the free stay at the Orleans at least twice a year. I prefer downtown the most, but all I get is discounts and match play offers.




    The closest CET property is 2 hours away so it's counter productive. Staying on strip isn't super important, because if I were to stay on strip my daily food/beverage cost would triple from that of Boyd properties.

    I've been loyal to Boyd for about two years now. I guess I wanted to see if other people like me did the same thing lol.
     
  6. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    The Orleans gives me free rooms, even weekend nights this year, on just nickle play on the 9/7 DB three play progressive even when the play is concentrated on senior day with half priced buffet, a cash drawing, a point multiplier.

    If you play the low pay table poker at CET, you'll pay for you rooms in short pay. They give me free rooms and decent prices after my poker play at the Flamingo but lately those offers are not as good as they used to be.

    The B Connected card also gives good prices and other offers on the website. I have yet to be charged the resort fee when booking there. Others have. It is very small compared to most.
    Sam's Town has full pay deuces, very hard to find. It has 10/7 DB. Play there got me an offer for 2 free nights but that has gone away. The American Casino Guide has coupons there and at the Gold Coast for a free buffet once a year with 200 earned points, not hard on full pay machines.

    I like using points to pay for my Main Street Station (more good VP there) buffet. But I also use CET points with a $5 coupon for a Spice Market lunch at Planet Hollywood, and I used up my points in Atlantic City this last fall paying for part of my room there at Harrah's.

    Do the Boyd points last a year. CET points last just six months and to keep them I have to charge something on their card.
     
  7. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    What I was told by one of their BConnected reps is that all points are on a rolling six months.
     
  8. Nevyn

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    I'm nowhere near a high roller but have gotten free rooms from CET based off poker and a little blackjack. The key with CET (as many have said) is using the rate calendar, not the offers. And because they do a calculation in the calendar per night the way they do, it is WAY easier to get a lot of comp nights in a trip there than any other reward program I know of. Other programs will specifically offer one or two or three nights. With CET, if you're rated enough to get weeknight offers, you can often book Sun-Thurs all comped. And if you get weekend comps showing up, any five nights.

    Boyd hasn't done a thing for me, but to date Ive only micro rolled in short sessions at their properties. Since CET computers currently hate me from my last trip, I may take a future run at bconnected. The main edge I can think of is it may be easier to get comped for weekend rooms.

    But I've also read on here that their offers can be weird (such as all at one property even if you played the others heavily), so I don't think I'd give Boyd a long leash.
     
  9. Joe

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    If you are a local, it is every six months. Out of state it is 1 year.
     
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    I use them both. It doesn't benefit anyone to go all in with one casino anymore. I am closer to two CET casinos than I am to Boyd so I tend to favor CET. I feel like I know how to work their program. I am still a little unsure of how BConnected works, especially when it comes to earning tiers and points rolling off but I decided it was the next best fit for me if something changed with Total Rewards. It's easier for me to get rooms in Vegas with CET but I haven't stayed at a Boyd casino in Vegas so that may change once I do a full visit.
     
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    I like B connected and I was a big time loyal fan of Terribles, but they changed hands and the new owners didn't value my play. THEN they downgraded their VP and rewards system. B connected seems more consistent.
     
  12. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    Great info to know! Thanks Joe. I usually go once every six, but stuff comes up. This past visit took me 8 months so I'm glad my rewards will still be there.
     
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