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Educate thecarve on Downtown: Comps

Discussion in 'Comps' started by thecarve, Dec 2, 2014.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Despite having forty-odd Vegas trips under my belt, I still haven't stayed downtown (or anywhere other than the strip, for that matter). But since I'm going to need to keep costs down for my next trip and I've grown to appreciate DT a bit more on recent trips, I think it will be the perfect time to check out downtown properly. Over the next few days/weeks, I'll probably have a number of questions for the downtown experts. I'll start new threads in the appropriate forums when I get around to those questions. But for now, let's start with...

    Comps

    What kind of back end comps can I expect at the various DT properties? I figure that I'll probably bring a bankroll of $1000/day for three or four days to dedicate to a combination of VP (~50%), BJ (40%) and craps (10%). I'll likely carry over any winnings (or anything I don't lose) to the next day(s). Obviously, it's impossible to predict, but I'd imagine that I ought to be able to squeeze $200/day theo out of that bankroll unless my luck is terrible.

    Who will take care of my room (on the back end) with that action? Can I expect anything other than the room? Which properties are the most "generous" in your experience? Which are the stingiest?

    Also, who'll comp good booze/beer for playing at relatively modest stakes? I don't need $150/shot Scotch, but better-than-well liquor and better-than-Bud beer is a must.

    Comps certainly won't be the only factor I'll use in deciding where to stay. But since I do need to keep costs down for this trip, they'll probably be a bigger factor than then usually are.

    Many thanks! :beer:
     
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  2. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Bumpity bump...Bueller...Bueller?

    No DT comps advice?
     
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  3. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    No, lol.
    I recommend either D or MSS for good times and good comps.
    MSS has the brewery, so you'll get decent beer.
    The D has a really fun atmosphere, with good video poker upstairs...
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    pick a property or 2 that you're interested in and make a call to their host office.

    you should be able to get some upfront offers with that kind of BR down there.
     
  5. slotlover

    slotlover Tourist

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    Don't know so much about comps, but if you like rooms from the year 2000.
    Might not be a good choice!! Lipstick only goes so far!!
    Golden Gate has nice Suites, and the Golden Nugget has the Rush Tower.
    Nothing compares to the nice rooms at the high end places!
    if you like Harrahs and Flamingo.....Downtown maybe ok for you.
    Good luck
     
  6. Hogman

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    The last 2 trips we split time between the Golden Nugget and the Wynn. I am about $150/avg craps player. After the 2 nights( I gambled at least 4 hours a day). We had charged a Vic and Anthony's bill of about $180 and they comped it no problem, I think they would have comped some more. We have never gotten anything besides free rooms and express comps on the strip.
    Do you already have a card with the Golden Nugget?
     
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  7. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks guys.

    TIM - those are definitely two places I'm contemplating. I'm a fan of MSS and The D certainly gets some love here on VMB. Good to hear the comps are good.

    shifter - I might end up doing that. But since I'm thinking about a March Madness trip with an old college buddy, I don't want to be compelled to gamble a certain amount if we just end up watching hoops, getting drunk and trying to relive the glory days.

    sonyhog - Thanks, great info. I can't find any GN card but I'm almost 100% sure I've got one. I might call to see if I can get a casino rate if nothing else. Also, when they took care of your charges, was your room also comped?

    slotlover - lol...I'm actually quite spoiled. I can't remember the last time I stayed somewhere other than Wynncore. I'm sure I'll survive, though.
     
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  8. merlin

    merlin VIP Whale

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    I get the best at the el-cortez or boyds places. they are not back end though. The boyd places will usually give you 2 or 3 nights free plus maybe some food and freeplay if you're a decent player. At the cortez you will earn more food comps than anywhere else I've found , it will show right up on your card as you play(which is nice).
     
  9. Hogman

    Hogman VIP Whale

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    Yes, the room was comped upfront. We stayed in Rush Tower and the room is not near as nice as The Wynn's basic room, I would prefer the GN Rush Tower rooms to the basic rooms at Flamingo or Harrahs or Ballys or Paris.
     
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    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    The basic rooms at The D are already pretty darn cheap, what level does it typically take to get a room there comped or perhaps the D Suite which is still a bargain for the price it seems?
     
  11. bubbakitty

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    I would call ahead. And if you end up playing little due to conversation and bonding in the sports book you will have to pay. But should you play a bit you have laid some groundwork to fall back upon. I would tell the potential host what your level of play could be expected to be, make your reservations and if your play is at that level you would be comped the rooms. If accepted then you know where you stand when you decide to play / not play this trip.

    Good luck!! and report your findings in future posts.
     
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  12. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks, sonyhog. I certainly don't expect Wynn. If I can do better than the lower end CET joints, I'll be thrilled.

    Good point, bubbakitty. I suppose if I'm willing to pay upfront and get comped on the back end, I should be willing to get comped upfront and have to pay on the back end! I'll definitely report back with any relevant info.

    Thanks again, guys.
     
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