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Help/hurt to book a room you won't use (CET)?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Hey_Porter, May 16, 2016.

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  1. Hey_Porter

    Hey_Porter Tourist

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    Hi all,

    I'm a lowish-roller who makes it to Vegas 2-3 times a year, but give enough play to CET where I nearly always have a free weekend room at the lower-end CET properties (it's been a few years since I haven't had one available when I've gone down there). I'm heading to Vegas next month (it's been about six months) for a bachelor party and will NOT be staying at a CET property, but I have free rooms available at multiple CET properties. Assuming I would give CET (and most likely Harrah's, where I usually stay) the same amount of play whether I book there or not, is there any benefit to booking a room I won't stay in? Any cons (other than the resort fees)? Thanks.

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  2. Hogman

    Hogman VIP Whale

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    I don't think it matters if you stay there or not if you give them the usual play.
     
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  3. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    Don't see any way it would help you and it will hurt if you don't play. Resort fees already don't make sense and it makes even less sense to pay them for a room you won't use.
     
  4. Harry Lyme

    Harry Lyme Low-Roller

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    Bingo. The only benefit is if there's an offer associated with it, and if the offer outweighs the resort fees and such. I did that a couple of years ago and it worked out awesomely.
     
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  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I would agree. For a decent offer of freeplay/resort credit/etc, then go for it. Just a room? Nope.
     
  6. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    As people said above, I think it will hurt, in multiple ways!
     
  7. HighButNotRolling

    HighButNotRolling Tourist

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    If you give them play (if its a caesars property, you can spread it across their casinos) or if a hotel employee has discretionary ability to do so, you may be able to have your resort fees waived...in that case it cant really hurt you
     
  8. zignerlv

    zignerlv Low-Roller

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    If you book a room, many have found that CET properties count both your check in and check out days as part of your trip even if you do not use your card on both days. So, if you only planned on playing one day and book a room, your average play per day, which is used to determine your marketing offers, will be cut in half.
     
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