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First Time Using Mlife Comp

Discussion in 'Comps' started by onsan, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. onsan

    onsan Tourist

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    Just had a few quick questions.

    I received a corporate offer from Mlife that included freeplay and f&b credit and have decided to use it. When I called it, they offered to set me up with a host but I declined as I don't want to feel pressured to play a certain amount.

    Anyways,

    1) How do I get the freeplay and how do I use it? Or any recommendation on what to use it on?

    2) For F&B credit, can you use it only on the particular property or all MGM properties, and how do you use it?

    3) Do I need the host to get any of this stuff setup or would the host just be a nuisance?

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    don't get why people associate hosts with pressure, but whatever. you would need to ask them about the F&B credit to be sure. it's usually only good at the property you're staying at, but sometimes can be used at any Mlife property. also, there are certain establishments that aren't included. if you don't have a host, you can get the FP loaded at the Mlife desk.
     
  3. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

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    No, you don't need a host, but it can only help in terms of getting extras.

    With mlife, they often tell you the f&b credit is only good at your home hotel, but in reality charges from other hotels are sometimes picked up automatically as well.

    I also don't understand why people think host = pressure...I have had trips where I played 30 minutes and trips where I have played 30 hours. Hosts treat me the same at the end (of course more charges are picked up with 30 hours of play!). Unless you truly plan to zero play them, just don't even stress about it.

    Really, if a hotel sends you an offer you like, take it, play as you normally would, and don't worry about what anyone thinks. If a hotel doesn't like your action they won't invite you back.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You did not mention the hotel or dollar amount of F&B.

    In reality, you probably can blow through it in that hotel. Though you can charge stuff from other hotels within the chain, you may or may NOT be able to have it applied.

    For Freeplay, just go the Mlife desk and they activate it on your card.

    As to the host part - big whoppee to do. They either can give you some more comps, or they can not. Simple stuff.
     
  5. JDinTN

    JDinTN MIA

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    I've never seen an MLIfe food & beverage credit offer that could only be used at a certain property. They've always been good at any MGM restaurant that you can bill to your room at any MGM hotel you're staying at. I don't know what type of offers you guys are getting.

    For the freeplay all you do is go to the MLife desk of the hotel you're staying at with your card and ID. They will activate it immediately - simple.

    I do understand you not wanting to use a host. If a host isn't going to add anything you want then why bother having some salesman overlooking your play and acting like he's doing you a favor. People here deny it but in other posts will admit they didn't want to low play their hosts, or wanted to play at their hosts property, and so on. That is the same thing as being pressured -- your decisions are being affected by having a host to deal with. Look at Beejays trip report after he skipped out on hosts and how he is free to play wherever he wants. The offers will still come and for almost everyone on this board the offers cover just about anything a host would cover anyway.
     
  6. onsan

    onsan Tourist

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    I'm most likely going to short play them this trip that's why. It's a short trip and i'll be with family so not a lot of time to play.

    Thanks for all the help though, always appreciate it. And it's at the Bellagio if that matters.
     
  7. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Post of the day.

    The piece of mind to play what you want, where you want, when you want, for whatever amount you want far outweigh any extra comp you may (or in many cases may not) get from a host vs. getting it via the card program / general casino players club or paying for it yourself.

    The bottom line is the casinos wouldn't budget a significant portion of payroll to staff hosts if they didn't bring in more than what they are being paid above and beyond business drummed up via a 50 cent mailer or comp desk clerk.

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