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First timer needs advice

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Mathewsg, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. Mathewsg

    Mathewsg Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Myself, friends and some family (9 in all) are going to vegas to celebrate my 21st birthday in september at Bellagio in the 2 br penthouse with connector. It will be my first time in vegas but not my first time gambling. However i did have a good bit of questions that after searching for awhile i cannot seem to find a straight answer.

    I plan to bring a BR of around 10k. I will most likely wire the BR to the cage before i arrive. Mostly play craps with a pass line bet of 75-100 and place bets totaling 100. My trip is 2 nights and 3 days long and i plan to gamble about 4-5 hours a day. The only other significant gambling in our party will be my brother with a BR of about 2k.

    So here are my questions.

    Does that play merit contacting a casino host before hand?
    If so could somebody please PM me with a casino host that wouldnt feel like theyre wasting their time with a lower level player like myself?
    What level of comps should i expect with that play? i know not to chase comps but just a rough idea would be nice.

    And lastly should i charge everything to my room or try to keep it reasonable. I will be getting a cabana daily as well as go to the clubs nightly.

    Thank you all for your help in advance!:nworthy:
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Looks like you are planning to spend some money.

    Always charge everything to the room. Reasonable or not. No advantage to pay upfront. You might get some stuff covered on the backend, but the ONLY thing they can cover are charges that not yet paid for (room charge).

    Cabanas are not cheap in Vegas - but in most cases, way cheaper than a few hours in the casino.

    Make sure you get a players card before playing anything.

    You have picked an expensive, but great casino.
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    it won't really do you any good to contact a host beforehand. $10k FM isn't enough to really get anything upfront with no play history. just make sure that both you and your brother get an Mlife card and always play with it. charge everything to your room including all F&B, clubs the cabana, etc.

    at the end of your trip, go into the host office which is on the right side of the main cage behind the BJ tables and see what they can do. they will definitely pick up some stuff. most likely the 2 nights on the connector room and maybe some F&B.

    one thing you should know is that the Pent comps at $1200/night. so if you're paying less than that for it (and you probably are), if they offer to comp a night or both nights of the Pent, make sure you have them comp F&B first. e.g. if you are paying $500/night for the 2BR Pent and have $5000 in F&B charges and they are willing to comp $1500, don't have them comp 1 night of the Pent and $300 F&B as that's only worth $800 to you. tell them to comp all $1500 off the F&B and you'll pay for the room.
     
  4. A.J. Poulson

    A.J. Poulson MIA

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    Also remember that comps are never free. Anything the casino is willing to give you, you could probably go out and buy yourself for half the price or less. So don't try to play in order to get the free stuff. Play to have fun. If your not having fun it just becomes work. Work that you essentially are paying to participate in.
     
  5. Mathewsg

    Mathewsg Newbie

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    Thank you for the advice. We actually are paying right around that 1200/night so i wont have to be specific in my comps. Thanks for letting me know where the host office is located at as well.
     
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