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Free Play Question

Discussion in 'Comps' started by cykosis, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. cykosis

    cykosis Tourist

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    I got an offer for room and free play at MGM ( first time using an offer ) and after reading through a few thread and searching the board some people have stated to cash out what you win while playing off your free play?

    Im a little confused by this, if you have $100 free play, can you not just cash it out of a slot machine or do you just play it until its gone?
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    you can't cash out the FP until you run the $100 through the machine. so if you load the entire $100 onto one machine, you'll need to put that much through and then you can cash out whatever you have left. so lets say it's a $1 machine that you play 2 lines, that's $2 per pull. you play 50 pulls, that's $100 coin-in and then you can cash out whatever you end up with. the screen on the slot will tell you how much FP you have left as you go along, so you don't have to keep track of it in your head or whatever. once it gets down to $0, you're playing with your own money now and you can either keep playing or cash out.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If you read some of the posts, you will see that you must BET at least $100. You can not directly turn it into cash. If you win some money along the line, you can cash that out.

    Look at it this way. If you were to play a $5 machine ,with two coins in ($10) per spin, you have to do at least 10 spins ($100). Anything you win along the way is yours. If you leave the machine after only 3 spins ($30), you still have $70 left to play. If you won $40 on the 2nd spin, you can cash out that $40 whenever you leave the machine.

    Side note: If they let you just put it in the machine, and then cash it out... why would they bother? They could just give you $100 cash. Right?
     
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    Thanks for the info, makes more sense now. :beer:
     
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    Funny, but that's what the Trop did awhile back with their $200 loss rebate. Once you lost your first hundred, they loaded $100 FP on your card. Except you didn't have to play it through.
     
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    To make it even more clear, this is how it works:

    When you get on a machine and want to play your free play you put in your card, punch in your PIN, and tell it you want to load your freeplay (you can usually do it in increments so you don't have to do it all in one machine). In MGM at least, I believe you have to put some of your own cash that is at a minimum equal to your bet ammout. In the normal location where your "credits" would appear you will only see the ammount you put in the machine of your own cash (at first anyways). Then every time you spin in addition to whatever your win is for that spin you will get an aditional "win" that is equal to your bet ammount which will be added to your "credits" and deducted from your free play. At any point the only cash you will be able to take from the machine will be what shows in the "credits" which should equal the ammount you put in of your own cash + any winnings you made from the free play. That way when your free play balance has gotten to zero you will know exactly how much you won of your free play. My wife and I say things like "I managed to turn my $50 in free play into $10 in cash"...YMMV... :evillaugh LOL
     
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    One thing to clarify: the freeplay is on your card, not on the machine.

    Thats important because it means you don't have to run the whole $100 through one machine:

    If you sit at a machine, enter your PIN and select to use your freeplay and then after a few spins are bored of the machine you don't have to sit there and play through the whole $100: you can cash out the machine and remove your card and the freeplay stays on your card.

    When you get to a new machine and insert your card you will have to log in again and re-activate your remaining freeplay. And then the same: if you play that for another dozen spins or so and still have some freeplay leftover you can just cash out, remove your card and go to another machine.
     
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