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Comps when not staying at a properity

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Deckhawk, Aug 21, 2013.

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  1. Deckhawk

    Deckhawk Tourist

    Aug 21, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I'm new the board, but from what I see, there is great information here. Thanks for contributing.

    I'm wondering if you can provide some advice on two questions -- apologies in advance if they are dumb...still learning:

    #1: I normally average between $100 - $130/roll on craps (line bet, NOT including odds) and play for 4-5 hours/day. Every property I've stayed at gives me rooms via a host and sometimes they will comp things off of my bill (ex. food) or get me and my friends into a club. I'm trying to understand if I'm being taken care of or if I should be asking for more. I know that it's all based off of Theoretic Loss...so should I expect more items comped off at the lower end properties than the high ones (ex. more comped at Excallabor or NYNY than the Wynn or Cosmo)?

    #2 - If I'm not staying at a property and I play 4-5 hours at the level I describe above, can I call a host and request a comp dinner or club, etc.? Every time I've had someone take care of me it's always been when I've stayed there...just curious how it works if I just walk up and play while staying somewhere else...

    Any help you can provide is appreciated...
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Sep 15, 2010
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    yes. however, you can't do this if it's at one of the sister properties of the place you're staying. in that case, you have to charge everything back to your room. but if you're staying at Cosmo and jump over to Aria for some craps for a few hours, you can definitely go in and talk to a host about getting a hard comp for dinner or whatever. but you have to realize that 4 hours of craps around $100 avg bet and you'll be lucky to get a buffet comp for 2 at Aria. the theo just isn't very high at craps.
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

    Aug 24, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I’d say that you’re probably being comp’d fairly for your level of play. At least as far as the big strip properties are concerned. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for more – if you don’t ask, you won’t get – but I probably wouldn’t expect a whole lot more than what you’re getting. If you aren’t getting it already, ask your host to comp a limo to/from the airport. It’s a cheap comp for them, but a nice little perk for you. Win-win.

    And yes, you can probably expect to get more comps at a lower tier casino than you would at a Wynn/Bellagio/Cosmo et al. This isn’t always the case, but definitely a good rule of thumb.

    Welcome to the board.
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