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Casinos Sharing Information

Discussion in 'Comps' started by NickyJ, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. NickyJ

    NickyJ Tourist

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    Just wondering how casinos, not part of the same company, obtain information about players and their play. For instance, what's available to other casinos if you get a line of credit, or are banned from a casino, or what about your level of play? Any details to share?
     
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    leo21 VIP Whale

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    Well, it's known that they are getting info when you apply for an LOC. Venetian has been known to mine that info. And sometimes they have data sharing agreements. Ameristar/MGM is the most prominent but other companies are also trying to link up with riverboat operators (for lack of a better term) to get people to Vegas.
     
  3. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    I know that in Nevada, when you pull a marker or write a check, the other casinos can see it. The girl at the cage told me it's to prevent someone from hitting several places and then leaving the country or whatever.
     
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    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    Other than an LOC,hosts take player info when they leave one property and move to another.
    I have been contacted by hosts at properties I never played at but had worked where I was a rated player.
     
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    shiny Low-Roller

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    Agree! When you apply and obtain any approved line of credit (LOC), the casino has already checked your credit via credit bureaus. Your personal data, profile information and financial status are released to the casino. Among the casinos, they can pull up your data from the system and share with their counterpart.
     
  6. NickyJ

    NickyJ Tourist

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    Thanks. Interesting. So, if you have a LOC with The Mirage, in addition to other M Life properties having access to your personal data, other casinos do as well. Would that include basic information like the amount of your LOC and when you pull a marker, or all the information included on your credit application?
     
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    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    They have a central credit office where they can see your credit lines at all the other casinos. Doesn't have to be part of the same hotel system. For example when I first went to the Cosmo this year, they can see my line at the Wynn, though I had to sign some paperwork giving them permission to check credit.
     
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    travelfiend High-Roller

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    This might be more information than you wanted but there is a local credit bureau separate from the major nationwide 3 companies that is based in Las Vegas, founded in 1956, called Central Credit LLC. That is who most all the casinos use and over the years they have been accused of playing a little loose with banking laws. Here is article about a small fine they paid just two years ago,
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/apr/21/credit-bureau-settle-probe-selling-gamblers-inform/

    I am pretty sure Central Credit is now owned by another company, might be Global Cash Access or First Data Corp.

    Can you tell I was a banker in former life? :D
     
  9. KingBBInLV

    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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    There are also "moles" in the different properties that share information.
    Somehow, someone in the executive office at The Tropicana got my playing info from someone at MB. From what I was told, an ex boyfriend that works at Tropicana called his ex-GF at MB and she gave him my info.
     
  10. NickyJ

    NickyJ Tourist

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    Thanks, interesting info. So what gets you into Central Credit's files other than opening a LOC? Will just signing up for and using players cards put you in their database? It googled Central Credit and it looks like GCA is also involved with the TITO vouchers and casino ATM's.
     
  11. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    They share limited information, mostly fraud prevention measures. They share information to prevent major losses in profit only. Information like your finances, play level, adt, ect. Is not shared because they don't want to lose players to the competition. That's legitimate means of sharing data, by casino policy anyway.

    Of course, there are always people working at Casinos that will break protocol and share your info with competitors.

    If you don't apply for a LOC, the most info Casinos will have is your players club info.
     
  12. petunia

    petunia Low-Roller

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    I have received offers from two casinos that Total Rewards was somehow affiliated with. Since there are no CET properties near me, these two are closer. One is in Albequerque and one in Cripple Creek, CO (the closer of the two and I go up there much more often). I received free rooms and freeplay offers immediately from them, so I think they do share a little info with others.
     
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