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Comp for no play

Discussion in 'Comps' started by mike_m235, Oct 20, 2012.

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  1. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I'm going to tell a story. I'm not going to editorialize, or suggest anyone try the same thing -- I'm just going to tell exactly what happened. Use this however you want. Because I've seen threads where people were asking how to get comps for as little play as possible, I think this story has value.

    In April of 2011, I wandered into Hooters. I was with a very low rolling friend, and we wanted to play video poker. Hooters has $1 DDB at 9-6, so it was perfect for me, and it had quarter options right in the same row for my friend. Add to that a $5 tip to the CW on her first trip by and we had more beers than we could drink lined up. And I hit 4 aces, no kicker, so it was a winning session. Good times.

    We played about an hour, I guess. I wasn't rushing, so call it 500 hands, or $2500 coin in.

    For the next year I constantly got mailers offering me free rooms, $75 RFB, and $75 match play. Makes sense.

    In March of 2012 I finally took them up on the offer. I was booked at MC, but I double booked hooters because I was meeting some friends for beers Friday night, and Hooters was a convenient location (and you can get a lot of wings and beer for $75 at hooters.) So I booked 2 nights into their room (checked it out...horrible, but that's another discussion.) I used the RFB, and I got 3 $25 match play coupons that I used in a session of BJ where I bought in for $200 and proceeded to lose 8 straight hands. Then we played a little bit of full pay VP, but we played quarters and played 30 minutes max.

    I checked out, paid absolutely nothing, and left. So basically I no-played the offer, which was fine because I never intended to take another one.

    Fast forward to today, where in my mailbox there was an offer for 3 free nights, $50 free food, and $75 match play...good any time between 1 November and 30 December.
     
  2. saintpauljeff

    saintpauljeff VIP Whale

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    isn't blackjack and video poker considered play? Never had RFB (what is that anyway?) but i've gotten a free room or two at CET for minimal play
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    what he meant to say was $75 F&B credit.
     
  4. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I played blackjack for 5 minutes. I played quarter VP for less than 30 minutes. I was on a full room comp plus $75 F&B plus had match play.

    If you want to get technical, I didn't 'no play' the offer. I just really, really, really, really low played it.
     
  5. mdk63

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    Just be sure to cash out at the cage before they go bankrupt.
     
  6. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    This doesn't surprise me, and I'm pretty sure the same thing goes on at the Riviera, El Cortez, and any other sh** hole in Vegas.

    They are desperate to get anyone to their tables.
     
  7. Max2589

    Max2589 Low-Roller

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    The last CET trip I went on a few years ago and was a 3 night comp suite at Ceasers. I checked in and it was a absolute dump. They claimed to be sold out and wouldnt move me. I abandoned the room in minutes and went to another
    property (non CET), never played a minute. Never checked out. Just left.
    It was a mail offer and I was never planning on returning after that.
    I have never played at a CET property anywhere since.
    However, The offers still roll in to this day. I think it works this way with any lower tier hotels.
     
  8. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Well, this WAS hooters.

    You may have only played blackjack for 5 minutes, but if you dumped your whole buy-in they may be able to account for that. They don't know that you wouldn't have played longer otherwise.

    More importantly, they wouldn't rate you only on the last trip, but on your average, so if you played enough before they wouldn't completely shut you down.

    I can say that is you stay in free rooms at Bally's, Caesars, and then Caesars Windsor for six nights, and the only bet you place in their casinos is a $15 'DirectBet' at Caesars Windsor, you future offers take a bit of a hit ...
     
  9. mike_m235

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    Yeah, I wasn't suggesting that this formula would work everywhere. Just thought it might be helpful for the folks on here who ask about where they can get comps on a low bankroll.

    My blackjack play was literally 8 hands at $25 each. Hooters, for some reason, has poor blackjack rules anyway (while having some of the best VP...it makes no sense.)
     
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