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Casino Host

Discussion in 'Comps' started by drod313, Jun 10, 2013.

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  1. drod313

    drod313 Tourist

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    Hey All,

    I am taking my buddy to vegas June 30-July 5th for his bachelor party.. 7 of us guys total.. all aged 24-26.. I was contacted by a host.. what do they offer, can having a host help you? Does it cost anything to have a host? I bet a good amount, will probly put 5k or so in play while im there, so will a few of my buddies, we love blackjack and craps.. what are your thoughts.. would a casino host help our bachelor party?

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    sure it can help you and no it doesn't cost anything. just ask them what they can do for you and take what they give you. probably some free or discounted rooms.
     
  3. Kickin

    Kickin Flea

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    From my experience hosts have done more for me during bachelor parties than my play would warrant on its own. I've been the main organizer for two Vegas bachelor parties and helped plan others. The 5k bankroll on its own isn't much for the big strip casinos and the comps would probably be minimal (but it depends on how you play it, e.g. average bet, hours, and game - BJ and craps don't earn much).

    The biggest benefit you'd get from a host in my opinion is help in organizing things. Just email him with whatever you plan to do and he can make the necessary reservations or bookings. He can also streamline the process of doing things like reserving the private dining rooms at restaurants, table bookings at lounges, limos, etc. Whether you're paying for them or getting them comped. If you're doing something like a show or concert they can also sell you tickets from the casino block that aren't available to the public even if he can't comp them.
     
  4. MangoPort

    MangoPort Low-Roller

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    Your host won't give you anything extra but they can be of use for 4 things:

    Rooms, restaurants, clubs and recommendations. A central point of contact can make your life a lot easier and they're likely willing to help because they are directing you to on-site venues. They won't book you the best table in a nightclub, but they'll put you in touch with someone that can work with your budget, same with restaurants.

    The other useful thing is hosts can provide non-biased information about Vegas - say stripclubs for example, as opposed to cabbies that get kickbacks for taking you to the worst places.

    Your play is probably going to get a few discounted rooms / free rooms and not much else, but the organization they can provide could be very useful.
     
  5. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I'd be careful about saying that a host gives 'non-biased' information. I can't provie it, but there have been times when I've felt a host was under pressure to push a certain restaurant.
     
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