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Comps Questions

Discussion in 'Comps' started by SoonerGambler, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. SoonerGambler

    SoonerGambler Tourist

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    I have been to Vegas twice and each time talk myself out of getting a players card thinking that I don't gamble enough for it to matter. I am planning a trip for sometime this summer and will likely go at least one more time before the year is over. I want to get the ball rolling, so to say, on earning comps and was wondering what kinds of things to expect with my level of play from MLife and TR. I will usually bring between 1500-2000 to gamble for a 3 day trip and typically play craps, blackjack, and a little bit of slots/VP. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    expect nothing and then you'll be pleased with whatever you get.
     
  3. SoonerGambler

    SoonerGambler Tourist

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    Expect was the wrong word I guess....what, if any, comps would that type of play typically earn?
     
  4. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    I would say just get the cards, use them and then whatever you get is whatever you get.

    The problem is that your information is pretty vague when you say that you have X amount of money and that you are mainly going to play craps and blackjack and then a little slots and VP...

    Are you going to be playing mainly at MLife properties? or CET properties?

    Are you going to be casino hopping? or concentrating your play at one place? if you concentrate your play, where?

    When it comes to slots and VP, how much is "a little"? are you talking about a little bit of money? or a little bit of time? and how much of it will be VP versus slots?


    I am not saying "answer these questions and we can answer yours" but more showing that its not just a simple "this is my gambling budget and I am going to be in Las Vegas"

    I do say just get the cards and use them and don't worry too much about it. By just having the cards and using them you are going to be building up some "Express Comps" with MLife and "Rewards Credits" from Total Rewards, and depending on how things go you might get a little, you might get a lot... but either way even if you just get $5 in Rewards Credits its $5 you can go spend at the gift shop and at least buy yourself a big can of beer and a pack of gum or pick up a magazine for free for the flight home or something.

    But the big thing is: you will never get much in the way of comps if you don't use a card. The pit boss might watch your play for a few hours and give you a free buffet pass or the cocktail waitress brings you drinks while gambling - those are comps. But without a card you won't ever get the free or discounted rooms, free food, free play, etc.
     
  5. ACgambler

    ACgambler Low-Roller

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    My first trip in 2004, bankroll was 750.00 for three days. I got a free t-shirt. Not much but something. Came out even on the trip too (gambling money) with a 350.00 wheel of fortune jackpot on the last night. Still had to pay for airfare, room and food and entertainment, but didn't even know what a player's card was back then, my wife signed us up at the Mirage.
     
  6. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    What you will get depends upon your total coin in and where you play is also very important as it could affect your return.

    If you are staying at a MLife, focus play there just keep in mind you don't get much in return with the newer machines.

    With CET properties all machines (old or new) return the same and you should get back more.

    I have put a $100 in a machine and it eat through it quickly while other times the $100 could result in $500 total coin-in if on a hot machine.

    Your $500/day could easily result in over a $1K coin in. Post back with your actual amount and I bet you will be surprised at the total coin-in you are doing.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Information is too vague, even if we REALLY knew how it all works.

    But, splitting play between MGM and CET will lower you comps.

    CET averages our DAILY play. MGM does your trip.
     
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