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Giving Gifts to Hosts/Casino Marketing

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Leeza14, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Leeza14

    Leeza14 VIP Whale

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    Hi, Hunter and everyone. I have a different question about gifting a host. My host is not one on the floor, so to speak, but she's an executive host who, I think, does strictly booking for people online. I'm a Diamond but really not by much, and when I hit the level last year, I heard from her. Clearly, I'm not going to spend enough to affect the bottom line, but she still does a great job for us. Is it appropriate for me to bring her something? I would have to ask for her, and she'd have to leave her office to come down to the TR desk area at PHo. I don't want to get her into trouble, of course. What do you think? Thanks... :)
     
  2. grosx2

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    Do you know for a fact this person is based at PH? It sounds like you are describing someone below the level of a property-based host. Before I had a host, I had a "casino marketing executive" who was based at corporate and could just book stuff for me. Couldn't look at play and comp on the backend though, that was above his pay grade.

    Has your host helped you with more than just booking reservations? For ecample, taking care of your room charges on a trip when your play didn't warrant it, or getting you a big suite on a busy weekend because you had extra friends or family coming in? I guess that, if all she does is book rooms, I would say that there's no need for a gift, IMO.
     
  3. Sonya

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    I moved this out of @PHVHost aka/Hunter's Thread, as he stated earlier that this is a question he would prefer other people answer.

    I'm sure that people here with experience giving a gift to a host who can help you.
     
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  4. Leeza14

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    Yes, grosx2, I believe you are correct. Sometimes I've seen the term "executive host" but other times it's "senior marketing executive." She's gotten me show tix, too. She's not a host on the floor who greets me or anything, but she does work hard getting me what I request. Just didn't know if it was appropriate to thank her with a gift every now and then. :) And yes, she's based at PH. I just didn't want to be ignoring her in the appreciation department if I shouldn't be.

    And thanks, Sonya, for moving this to a new thread. :)
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Okay, some like to "tip"their host.

    So, if I drop $5,000 on a bad night, will the host help me out?