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Do casinos expect play if you're paying for the room?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by xothan, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. xothan

    xothan Low-Roller

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    I am a Sapphire member at MSS and I am planning to book a couple of nights stay and paying for it. The price is regularly $40/night but $34/night for Sapphire members.

    I was wondering if the the casino would still expect you to put in some action if I am not redeeming an offer for free nights, and just paying for the hotel room straight up (albeit with a small discount)?

    I understand if I were redeeming for comp rooms they'd like to see some play to make up for it, but for this particular trip I am in Vegas for other reasons than gambling, so I will have very little time (if any at all) to put in any play action.

    Basically, I just want to know if staying there and not playing would impact my offers or status at all.

    Thanks for your wisdom in advance!
     
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  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You will be there via your card and they will track your play. Does not matter if you are comped or paying, it still figures into your AVERAGE PLAY.

    But, if you reservation does not have your players card number, and you never use it, you might slip under the radar.

    My notes are in regards to comps or future offers, not any expectation.
     
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  3. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Being that it's MSS..they won't care too much if you book through the calendar and pay the "sapphire" price (Which you can see is only $6 discount)
    That being said, it's not going to "help" your offers either...they work off a rolling 12 months, and they want 3 solid trips in that 12 months to keep the offers rolling...
     
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  4. Ruark

    Ruark Low-Roller

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    I'm just curious.... what if you didn't put in any action? I mean, what would they do, kick you out?
     
  5. TJC

    TJC Low-Roller

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    Yes
     
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  6. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    They wouldn't come to your room and throw you out, but you might find that you didn't get any more offers from them. Or at least not good ones.
     
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  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    No, they are not going to throw you out.

    BUT - you average play will go down (mathematical average) and future offers might go down.
     
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  8. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    If your stay is at Sapphire rates then they may check your play when you are there since the rates are tied to your player's card. I'm not sure though. For sure you shouldn't give your player's card if you aren't playing your normal amounts because you will be rated lower also. They won't kick you out if you don't play but it is possible that it may affect your future offers.

    The safer bet if you aren't going to gamble your usual amounts would be to book it under the standard hotel rates. For a 2 night stay the difference is only $12 but if you get comped offers you don't want them to go away just because you didn't gamble as much this one time. Even better, call the hotel and book it under your wife's name and pay full price, don't give your player's card and when you play don't give them your player's card. That way it will be like you were never there, yeah if your wife's name is on your player's card then they could possibly link your stay with your player's card but since you paid full price hopefully they won't affect your current comp level.

    The safest bet is probably staying at another non-boyd hotel so your stay is not related to your level of play (except for that hotel).
     
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  9. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    If it's a hotel you like, and often get offers from, I totally agree with Makikiboy....just pay the 6 bucks extra per night, and don't have it linked to your player's card.

    If you don't get offers (and don't plan to), then who cares, you're not losing anything and take the discount. There is nothing shady about not playing if you're paying.

    But if you DO get offers there, or want to, I'd just pay full price and not have it linked to my player card, just t be safe. That could be an expensive $12 if you DO normally get offers. :D
     
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  10. Big Tip

    Big Tip VIP Whale

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    Of course you could just gamble because, ya know, it's LAS VEGAS FOR PETE'S SAKE!!!! :poke:
     
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  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I'm sapphire but only go twice in 12 months. My offers didn't diminish, it actually got better. Isn't the offers based on play?
     
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  12. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

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    I'm a B connected red (basic minimum status) and I think I received the same offer. If your companion is a red member, you could have her or him book the room.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    LOL, they expect play if you have a pulse! (And $$$ of course!) :)
     
  14. letsgotovegas

    letsgotovegas Low-Roller

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    Just an idea, but there are some good promotions for rooms as well, depending on when you are going. Don't Get Stripped is one that comes to mind and it has a small F/B credit with it. That might help the situation.

    Good luck whatever you decide!

    Cheers,
    Kelly