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Have host at MGM Grand

Discussion in 'Comps' started by bostonscotty, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. bostonscotty

    bostonscotty Tourist

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    I have a host at MGM Grand that normally takes care of me with a one bedroom tower suite, free play, and some $$ for food. (Use to be RFL) but things change I guess. I'm planning a trip out for the end of march and asked my host if it would be better for me to arrange for a new skyline marquis suite online ( because I don't think she would comp that)...asked her after rating my play perhaps something could be taken off the backend. I still wanted my usual free play, limo rides and allowance for meals. Well I haven't heard from her in days which is unusual. Here's the thing, I don't have a problem at all paying for an amazing hotel room myself, but will that piss off the host and reduce my comps?.. Getting the feeling that it does. If I'm going to pay $2700.00 for 3 nights at MGM in a marquis suite with no other comp then I might as well spend that money on a 2 bedroom sky suite at aria or an amazing room at Bellagio. If I choose to get an amazing room at aria or Bellagio will they look at my play even though I don't have a host at either (may have one at aria but he bothers me) and take some back end stuff off or will I be stuck using just my express comps? I typically spend about $60k- $80k in slots one or twice a year...any suggestions?
     
  2. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    scotty,
    it might not be a bad idea to talk to a host at aria or bellagio to see what they can offer you. They'll take a look at what you play and might make a front end offer based off of that. I'm sure someone from this site can give you a suggestion of who to contact.

    If you spend $60-80K in slots I'm sure you can get alot... but if that is your "coin-in" im not sure if that qualifies you for more than 3 nights in a regular room and some freeplay (with the way MGM has been with their comps lately).
     
  3. buomalley

    buomalley Tourist

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    MGM recently cleaned house and got rid of nine hosts ... perhaps yours was one of them. Do you know for sure that she is still there? If you need a new host, pm me. I have a wonderful one I'm happy to recommend.

    Barb
     
  4. CaptainJack

    CaptainJack Low-Roller

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    I'd give the host a couple more days to respond and then reach out to her again. A host isn't going to ignore you as a way of saying no.

    Also, a host won't be annoyed if you choose to pay for your room without asking that it be comped. Although, I'm not sure why you would want to do that. Will you still be able to get meals/limo comped if you are paying for your room?...sure, if your historical play and your current action warrant it. Only your play and what you receive in comps could affect future comps.

    Will you be able to get comped at Aria or Bellagio...sure. Just walk into the Casino Host office and speak to the first person who acknowledges your presence. They'll be able to tell what you're entitled to based on your play. Having a cultivated relationship with a host sometimes makes that relationship sweeter.
     
  5. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    To the OP are you fronting the $60K to $80K and drawing markers and or are they loading your slot play for you? If this is your coin in then you won't get much, if you fronting this money, you will get the attention of a host at any hotel/casino you choose. Front the money (wire) then call a host, all of them will trip over each other getting to you. :)
     
  6. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I used one host for three straight trips. The fourth trip, my upcoming one, I felt like he was taking me for granted and not giving me what I was worth and not responding in a timely manner. I dumped him and moved to another property, and I'm very happy with the decision.
     
  7. BreakEven

    BreakEven Low-Roller

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    I thought this was an urban legend? Too many people could do this & then not play at all.
     
    Only 2nd trip for year :(
  8. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    the problem here is the OP used the term "spending" 60k-80k, but i'm sure he's talking about coin-in, not bankroll. if he was talking about bankroll, he'd be RFB in the Skylofts every trip, not a 1BR tower suite with RFL.

    and MGM got rid of most of their slot hosts not long ago, so your host probably isn't there anymore. your best bet is to call the players club line and they will transfer you to a new host. you can tell that host what you want and see what they say.
     
  9. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    it works to get their attention and have them give you a nice suite without any previous play, but that's it. it won't get you RFB or promo chips or anything like that. and it only works once.
     
  10. Bookie21

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    CET is a little different in this respect, you can and will get RFB and promo chips at their Casinos
     
  11. KingBBInLV

    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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  12. bostonscotty

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    Thank you all for your responses, all very helpful...I usually bring (ie. last trip in November) about $30K...my coin-in is obviously way above that. I will see if my host is still there, I had no idea they let that many hosts go that could explain why she isn't getting back to me. Thanks again!
     
  13. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    if your bankroll is 30k, you're getting screwed with a tower suite and RFL. you should easily be in a Marquee at RFB.
     
  14. bostonscotty

    bostonscotty Tourist

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    Shifter, That's what I'm thinking! My last host at MGM was amazing. This one not so much...I made around 265,000 tier points last trip in november. I was already Platinum. Last time I stayed at Caesars I received $2500 in FP, room and some FB...I just like MGM better but I think I'm being screwed..
     
  15. RiddickBull

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    With a 30k bankroll for slots, you should be getting plenty of comps at MGM Grand. Go and play at Bellagio. You should have no problem getting a suite, and most if not all you food covered.
     
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