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Discussion in 'Comps' started by trooth, May 16, 2012.

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  1. trooth

    trooth Low-Roller

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    I live in South Carolina and I visit Vegas normally once a year. I hit our closest casino, Harrah's Cherokee a couple of times a year, but haven't hit it recently. I have 0 tier credits with CET right now, but last year I hit Platinum in a couple days at Planet Hollywood. I got offers for $500 free play for each month of June, July, August at PHo and I'm going in June and August, maybe July too depending on how June goes. I play heavy slots with some timid Video Poker.

    I plan on bringing a good $1000 a day bankroll (only two days for each trip) and if I lose so be it, comps are great for me now. I am thinking of either branching out with Wynn or Cosmo this trip and throwing? 4 hours of heavy slot action at one or the other to get on radar woth some good offers.

    I'm looking for recommendations on which to hit up. I'm not a slot member of either. I am aware of $100 offer for new members of Cosmo, and I have heard about their struggles in the casino. With it across the street it seems like the easiest but they have a reputation of stingy comps. Wynn would be a walk but I think with my slot play style and Wynn's rep for good first hit comps I might have better results there. Does anyone have any suggestions? Again my plan would be a four hour slot play and hopefully run through a couple of thousand theoretical in those hours and go back to PHo.

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  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    COSMO is tight. Not sure I would suggest working that angle.

    MGM might be worth it to you though. Keep in mind that Beau Rivage in Biloxi is part of that group - in case you might go there vs Cherokee. It is ten times better casino and hotel than Cherokee.
     
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I’ve certainly read that Cosmo’s comps are pretty weak. But, the offers I’ve been starting to get have been pretty similar to ones I get from the other high end places I’ve gambled. My last two trips, I’ve made a point to do a little more gambling there than I have in the past. But, I’ve probably never spent more than two hours a day gambling there (at similar averages to what I gamble elsewhere). And, my recent offers have been slightly better than ones I get from Wynncore, where I’ve gambled much more.

    Of course, I’ve stayed at the Wynncore joints quite a bit, so they have much more history on me. It is possible that Cosmo is just taking a flyer on the chance that I might step my play up.

    I can’t speak about back end comps at Cosmo as I’ve not stayed there yet. (Wynn’s have been pretty weak for me.) And, I’m a table player. So, your results will almost certainly differ from mine in one way or another.

    Regardless of what you decide, that $100 promo is an absolute no-brainer!
     
  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    with that bankroll and playing mostly slots, i wouldn't bother with Wynn or Cosmo. both of them are way tighter than CET when it comes to slot players. i think you will be disappointed either way.
     
  5. trooth

    trooth Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the feedback. I know everyone is going to be tighter than CET. I didnt really consider MGM, but that is a good point about them having properties reasonably closer to me. Cherokee is a lot nicer if you have not been in the last two years. Their project there was the largest in the south east US over the last few years, but their slots and vp is pretty tight because of it, and table games are all digital. The new tower rooms are nice though. I have never been to Beau Rivage to compare it though.

    I guess I will go in and hit Cosmos 100 dollar offer if it gets extended in June and have them match my TR platinum level while i have it, and if im lucky ill play awhile, if not ill take a walk down to NY NY or MGM. I do not think my play will get much at Aria or Bellagio.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Was a Cherokee towards the end of renovation. Tower rooms are great. Lack of comp drinks or anything else stinks. I found slots there way worse than just about anywhere.

    If you can get to Beau, you will notice a totally different world. Almost like Vegas inside.
     
  7. trooth

    trooth Low-Roller

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    I agree the slots are about the worst of anywhere I have ever played. I might try out beau next year. It is about a nine hour drive, but it takes me 7 to 9 hours to get to Vegas anyways and $400 (Drive to Atl or Clt).

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  8. buffalo

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    If future comps is the goal from your play, I'd skip Cosmo as they seem to keep screwing with their players club. Too uncertain as to what Cosmo might be like a year from now.

    If you're a heavy slot player, I'd head right over to V/P with $1000, sign up for a card, and spend a day playing there. I bet you will get comp offers that will look appealing. Venetian slot floor is the best one IMO. I've never had any luck at Wynn slots so they're off MY list.

    You really do need to play at two properties if possible (MGM, CET, V/P, B-Conn, etc.) so you can get comped rooms when you need them, especially if you like long trips to Vegas or like moving around (like me).
     
  9. AliGee

    AliGee Low-Roller

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    One hundred percent agree with this. You can get some pretty decent junkets out of Columbia/Charleston/Greenville to Biloxi, I will PM you the link if you like. Having said that, then perhaps a foray to an MGM property might be a good idea. Don't care for any of their Vegas properties? Then, my experience with Wynncore resulted in some pretty good "feeler" offers. My initial experience with V/P was even better, but then they do have that history of pulling comps... Either way, Cosmo - in my personal experience they didn't come through at all.
     
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