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Getting most out of my gambling budget

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by Criminole, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. Criminole

    Criminole Low-Roller

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    Heading to Vegas in a couple of months and want to get the most out of my gambling money. I bought an ACG and LVA membership. Looking into the slot play website for Trop and Palms and the win cards wherever they are available. Besides the fun books and offers at casinos is there any other good savings to be had? Love going to as many casinos as possible so I might as well get the most out of my bankroll as I can.
     
  2. K-9treatbaker

    K-9treatbaker Low-Roller

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    Hello,

    What is your bankroll per day?

    I think most casino's may have fun books with match play coupons etc.

    I would probably gamble where the locals gamble. Odds are better in my opinion.

    K-9treatbaker
     
  3. Criminole

    Criminole Low-Roller

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    I think I might go with around $200 a day (3 days) I am only planning on playing places that I am getting free play at least until my free plays run out. Part of the third day will be downtown where many of the free plays are. I think I came up with over $200 free play on both slots and mp.
     
  4. thenuke1

    thenuke1 High-Roller

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    $200 a day ? i dont know know maybe limit your self to $50 per casino ????
     
  5. Criminole

    Criminole Low-Roller

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    I'm expecting my free play to payoff but you may be right. I had better take more just in case. If the gambling goes poorly I will start drinking more and gambling less.
     
  6. Auggie

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    Cosmopolitan has their "Play $100 on us" promotion... there are quite a few threads about it already.

    Tropicana and Riviera have a similar promotion (Tropicana's is up to $200, Riviera's is up to $1000) but they are different from the Cosmopolitan's in that you only get half of your losses reimbursed right away and have to wait for the other half.

    Tropicana and Cosmopolitan you have to be a new signup, Riviera you have to be a new signup or not having played there in a couple of years.

    Venetian probably still has a "sign up for Club Grazie online and get $10 in free play"

    Ti has a new signup promotion where they give you free play (among other things) but you have to give them a fair amount of play first... and if you had an MGM Players Club card before Ti was bought from MGM Resorts then they already have you on record as a member and you don't qualify.

    And that leads to most of the other promotions out there: though many casinos offer some kind of free play to new signups, most of them require some level of play out of you first. Used to be you could just get $5-10 in free play anywhere just by signing up, but thats pretty rare now.

    If you have LVA and ACG coupons have an idea of how you are going to get around to use them. Most of the casinos that those coupons are good for aren't on The Strip or Downtown so its not going to make sense to spend $15 in a cab ride to get to one casino to get $10 in free play, then $10 in cab fare to get to the next one to get $10 in free play and then $10 in cab fare to get to the last one to gain $5 in free play, only to have to spend now $20 in cab fare getting back to The Strip, or wherever your hotel is located.

    If you have a car, that'll work a lot better and you can also buy a bus pass and try your hand at public transit.

    Also make sure you check if there are any restrictions on the coupons, like time of day or day of week, for new signups only, if you need the book with you or not, etc. And new signups does mean new, not going up there and trying to sign up again when you already had a card and you are hoping that they can't find you in the system - most will have you in the system for many years since storing data is cheap.
     
  7. Criminole

    Criminole Low-Roller

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    Haven't been to Vegas for awhile but going with a couple that has never been so at least they will be able to take advantage of the new player offers. We won't have a car so we won't be going far off of the strip. Don't want to spend the time when there many things for them to see. Palms and Gold Coast for sure and Orleans if shuttle works. Downtown had a decent numbers of offers. I thought Cosmo offer was expiring but will check it out.
     
  8. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    The Cosmopolitan offer is still running and probably will be for the foreseeable future.

    They don't want to list it as having an expiration date like "June 30, 2013" because its a loser promotion for them but they run it because they want as many people as possible to sign up for the Identity Club.

    The "why?" is because the bank running Cosmopolitan is trying to sell the property and having a big database of customers looks better as part of the sale... but a prospective buyer might not want to have such a bad promotion on the books (bad for the casino, good for the players) for any longer than is necessary.

    So extending it month by month keeps the promotion alive and keeps people coming in to sign up for the player club, but if the property is sold tomorrow then the new buyer only has to put up with it for a couple more weeks before it hits its next expiration date and then they'll drop it for sure.
     
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