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Getting rated at MGM properties

Discussion in 'Comps' started by sharper, Sep 2, 2014.

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  1. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    I've been almost strictly a CET player but am staying at Monte Carlo in a couple weeks. I have heard that MGM won't rate you if you are under $25 a hand in black jack. Im usually a green chip bettor but if it's going rough ill play lower. Do you not even give them your card at less than $25 or always give and have them tell you no, we don't rate at that level of play? Thanks
     
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    If you search a bit you'll find more in-depth discussions of this, but bottom line, there is or was supposedly a "policy" of not rating below $25 a hand, but this is sporadically enforced at some properties and not enforced entirely at most. The only place where I've seen or heard of a consistent refusal to rate below $25 is Mirage. I see people get rated at Aria for $15 all the time, at Mandalay Bay I had a pit boss specifically suggest that I give them my card when betting $15, and I saw the same thing happen to another group at Bellagio (I didn't want to be rated at the time because most of my play was $100+ craps and I didn't want to kill my average). Always give them your card and let them say no.
     
  3. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    Thanks, ill use the search function to look into it more.
     
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    Fafa2e Low-Roller

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    I always recommend that you give them your card unless you are really low rolling in a casino where the pit crew won't recognize you.

    On a side note, I believe that it is bad business for a casino to not accept your card if you are playing below a level that they will "rate". I believe it makes the gambler feel unwanted and will likely lead to them moving to another casino. If I were a pit boss, I would just accept their card, but only rate the person if they started betting higher.
     
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    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    Keep in mind Monte Carlo is strictly 6/5. You may want to play elsewhere where you can easily get 3/2 (MGM, Mandalay, Excalibur, etc).
     
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    I've only had them tell me that at Mirage. At MC and NYNY I've never had a pit boss tell me anything about not rating me.

    And of all places, even Cosmopolitan rates all-rollers.
     
  7. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    I booked MC before they switched to 6/5. I would move but the iHeart radio music festival is jacking up the rates. I'll probably play at Aria now or maybe back at CET. I don't play for comps except that I usually play to get cheap rooms for March. If nothing else's, ill play one big day at flamingo to try to get better offers for march madness.
     
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    Yeah Mirage is the only one who flat out refused to rate below $25

    I got into it with a pit critter there when she refused to rate my GF because she was playing $10-15. I told her that since we can earn ECs based on the gambling then she needed to rate her. We went back and forth a bit and she eventually relented.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Taking the card with a smile and actually rating you can easily be two different things.
     
  10. bdanak

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    I read the MGM has 3/2 tables on trip advisor. Anyone been there later and actually see one?
     
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    Yes. I was there a week and a half ago and played multiple $15 3/2 tables.
     
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    MGM has lots of 3:2 tables. They also have tables where dealer stands on soft 17.
     
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