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Do you visit your host even when not staying at that hotel??

Discussion in 'Comps' started by cardfelon, May 15, 2012.

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  1. cardfelon

    cardfelon Low-Roller

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    This weekend I will be staying at Aria where I will do most of my play. But I do like to play over at the B and they have been good to me there. I have just started to build a good relationship with my host at the B. Although I won't give them tons of play I thought I might stop into his office just to say hi.

    What are your thoughts on this? Curious if this can give any type of negative effect on upfront comps from this host. He has always given me better deals than the corporate offers.
     
  2. Tellafriend

    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    Not at all! I have hosts at most of the major MGM properties. I have become realatively good friends with several of them. I stay at different properties depending on the trip and almost always try to drop by and see a couple of them. Usual I will suggest meeting for a drink (at Lilly or Hyde at the B or Duece at Aria e.g.). Last trip I took my hosts from Mirage, Bellagio and MB to dinner at Joe's Stone Crab courtesy of my host at Caesars even though I was staying at Aria! Haha. So, definitely drop by and say hello, they will appreciate it and won't get jealous.

    BTW, if you are at Aria, are you playing in the poker tournament this weekeend? I see they have removed Phil Ivey's name from it and reduced the overall payouts!
     
  3. Tuna

    Tuna High-Roller

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    I wouldn't go out of my way, but if I'm in the area I'll stop in and say whats up.
     
  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    i often meet up with my host from another property if i'm over there. in fact this next trip i'm staying at MGM but playing golf with my host at the B. my host at MGM even setup the tee time for us. good hosts know that people like to stay at different properties sometimes and it doesn't bother them that you have other hosts and hang out with them and whatnot.
     
  5. CreditRocks

    CreditRocks Tourist

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    Ah that's a good suggestion. If I have a good host at Cosmo, The Chandelier would be a good place to meet up for a drink huh? What have you gotten for the host as a gift?
     
  6. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    if you really like your host, it's a good idea to meet up off his property. hosts are always "on duty" on their property and can't just let loose and relax. if i don't take my host golfing, sometimes we go on his day off and hit another casino that's not his and roll some dice or something so he can relax.
     
  7. ardee

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    Haven't done this and don't plan on it.

    Although we have a good relationship with our host, I see no reason to meet up, other than to thank her for her business/service/help when we visit the property.

    If you choose to go and say hi, I'm sure he'll be pleased with your kindness but I don't think it will have an effect one way or the other.

    Of course, opinions will vary...:peace:
     
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