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Going to Cosmo for two free nights and paying for the third night, trying to get it..

Discussion in 'Comps' started by xelemental, Aug 14, 2013.

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  1. xelemental

    xelemental Tourist

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    So heres the plan.

    I am planning on going to vegas on Sept 6-9th with 4 other guys who gamble a lot. I was comped two nights and the third night, i had to pay a casino rate of about $80...not too bad. Our plan is to get it comped during the trip.

    I have several questions.

    1. Do pitbusses tend to comp you more if you tip them as well?

    2. Would it make sense to put our money together and have me play with all of our money to convince them to comp our third night?

    3. Would a $100 tip during check in get us from a City room to a Terrace suite?
     
  2. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    1. I don't think pitbosses do any comping (I could be wrong).

    2. You guys are going to gamble and have fun. I say let everyone gamble and have fun...why let only let one person have the fun? If you go to gamble, that means you are willing to lose money. If you are willing to lose money, paying $80 for essentially 3 nights hotel is a drop in the bucket. To focus on getting $80 comped instead of just letting loose, gamble and have fun with it, is not the right approach...IMHO.

    3. $100 at the front desk for that upgrade, might be more than the actual cost of that upgrade. Again, I could be wrong on that. I like the Cosmo rooms a lot, but in reality, I end up spending so little time in them. After I leave my room in the morning, I usually do not step foot into it again until around 4am the next morning. So, for me personally, paying more than $20 for a room upgrade is just throwing away good money.
     
  3. sweetcanadian

    sweetcanadian High-Roller

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    this person seems to know what they are talking about. You would probably end up tipping more than the room itself in the end so i would just pay it and 100$ is too much to tip for an upgrade, maybe 20-40$ but that is all i would do.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Maybe I am missing something, but you are working way too hard to get an $80 room covered. That is a few hands of BJ - boom.

    Play as you play, if covered, then fine. If not... so what?

    Let everyone play as they want. Assuming none of you are looking for future comps, and you do play any slots, you could get extra cards and put that play on your account.

    Pit bosses do enter your play into the system, but do not actually comp rooms.
     
  5. johnbender

    johnbender Tourist

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    Agree with others - do not adjust your play to chase a comp (especially an $80 three night stay). Do make sure your play is rated by the floor manager (aka pit boss), but they do not actually handle your comps. That will be done by a casino host.

    I've never seen or talked to a casino host at Cosmo. Their Identity program is pretty generous and easy to understand...you accrue the points for your play and any other spending, and you can check your balance at any time.
     
  6. JustNgo

    JustNgo Low-Roller

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    Don't forget that you'll have to work off your first two night's upfront comp balance before they'll touch your $80 for the 3rd night. That makes getting the $80 off significantly more difficult if you don't have a large bankroll. As others have said I wouldn't worry about trying to get the $80 off, it'll be more trouble than it's worth if you try to chase it down.
     
  7. dfalk

    dfalk VIP Whale

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    Honestly that is the worst plan ever.

    You don't tip the pitbosses. The best thing to do is when you sit down give the dealer your players card. When the PB comes to swipe it be friendly with him and if hes not to busy do some small chat. Tip the dealers and be friendly with him as well. This could end up in the PB rating your play higher than what it actually was.

    Not at all. Let everyone gamble their own money the way they want to. It's only $80 for the room, by trying to get it comped you are more likely to spend waaaaaay more than that $80.

    Why are you trying to save $80 on a room then turn around and spend a $100 on an upgrade? The most I'd be willing to try is a $20 tip, then IF they get you the upgrade maybe another $20 if you wanted.
     
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