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Host: Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Discussion in 'Comps' started by oghuman, Feb 6, 2015.

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  1. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    I play mostly Video Poker, I’m a 7* at CET. Many times while playing at CET casinos, a host comes over while I’m playing and says: “Hi, I’m so and so, if there is anything I can do for you etc.” So what does that mean, I never asked like what that means? What are things that I could ask of him?
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    while you're there: show tickets, dinner reservations, special requests.

    and then you can call him before your next trip and he'll set up your room, limo, etc.
     
  3. Piggylane

    Piggylane Well-Known Member

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    Remember hosts are evil sales people. They are there to help you, that is true, but to do what? Win money?

    Sure...

    I have a pill to sell you. Put it in your gas tank. Add water. It turns water into gas! Really! :wink2:
     
  4. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    They will help you with whatever you need within reason relative to your play level. Sometimes it's tickets to the super bowl party or booking rooms or chomping the limo ride to/from the airport.
     
  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Umm, what? I really don't understand this post. Or what you're trying to say. Has anyone ever thought a host was there to help them win more money? :hmmm:
     
  6. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    I should have mentioned that I already have a host at CET and usually book through her. Seven Stars get round trip limo from and to airports to if staying at a CET property. I was trying to understand what a floor host would do for me.
     
  7. neuroboy

    neuroboy Low-Roller

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    Nothing to lose... So I always mention that my friend and I were thinking of having dinner here at xxx tonight, can you comp the dinner?

    Even if your play hasn't met the level for a full comp, you are guilting the host into offering something to you. Hey -- they offered, I just asked! "The answer is usually "sure" or Well I can't do dinner at xxx, but how about this instead..."

    This applies when I'm playing somewhere that I'm not staying. My home hotel bill generally gets comped off, so then I just say, thanks for stopping by.

    (This works better at non CET casinos)
     
  8. kankan53

    kankan53 Low-Roller

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    Most of the CET casinos that we frequent have been going to a hospitality host system where they have someone come around when you get there and say they are so and so and ask if I need anything. I don't see a casino host as often as before. (I am 7 star too)
    I actually asked them one day what they meant. They told me - make reservations for dinner, schedule a next trip and that was about it.

    I have noticed they do the same thing with diamond level also. I think it is just mainly a courtesy to make you feel welcome.
     
  9. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    A good host can really help you cut through the red tape of the hotel bureaucracy when you need something done.
    For example, at the MLK Caveman party in the Bungalow suite, we discovered that a glass table top on the 3rd floor patio was broken, with glass scattered everywhere. (I guess that's what can happen when you start dancing on the tables). All I had to do was call my host, even though it was her day off, and she knew who to call to get housekeeping there right away, instead of waiting all day. She also could deal with the hotel management regarding the cost of the damage etc.
    That is why I also tip her several hundred each trip.
     
  10. totalee

    totalee Tourist

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    I always have that happen to me when I am at the casino. Usually I say I am happy with everything or get suggestions for best seats at a show or which one to see. However on my last Vegas visit I was staying a Flamingo in a really bad room no host ever talked to me and I could not even find a host to see if I could have something done about it. I have been a Diamond at CET for the past 5 years but I really feel they dropped the ball on me that trip. I may move all my Vegas play to an Mlife Casino. Just having someone say hi to me would have at made me think they care about my business.
     
  11. Piggylane

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    Who do they work for UK? Do you pay their salary directly or indirectly through your play?

    A host is a salesperson who brings a gambler into a casino with the expectation that the gambler will spend money and gamble. The fact that we gamble means long term we lose. If a host were to bring gamblers into a casino that consistently won huge amounts of money that person wouldn't be employed very long. Whatever business you are in must generate a profit or it goes out of business, no other option.

    The many hosts I've interfaced with over the years with were aggressive and harassed me, called me frequently to come back to Vegas to lose more. A couple were mad when I refused to take a credit line and furious when I played on cash only (mid five figures). In fact that's the reason I won't even step inside a CET property.

    You may have a different experience than I have and play bigger but I have found that the upsides of a host are not near worth the downsides.
     
  12. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Random things that you might need at the moment...like shifter said.

    Want a random food comp? Done. Show tickets? Done.

    Actually the one time I got a random host to do something for me because I was chatting with a guy who was a 7 star that also was somewhat of a advantage play video poker player. What was crazy was, he had been doing it so long, he never stumbled across the wizard of odds. So we chatted about things related to the game, and at 5 am, the new gaming day begins and the random host from Tunica Roadhouse comes up to him and asks if there is anything he can do for him, and offers to swipe his card for a point multiplier. Although he had lost about $800 playing dollar 99.96% deuces wild (RIP), he says "No, I don't need anything".

    At this time I had also been running badly and lost about $200 at quarters, so my drunk ass speaks up and says yeah, "I've been gambling here all night and haven't spent a minute in my room, so I would like it comped." I paid $35 for it originally. At first he offered me breakfast, I said "I don't need to eat...I would really want the room comped". Well, it took awhile, but yep, he took care of it all...even though my theoretical loss that night was about $0.80 plus a few drunken errors I'm sure, but much less than $35, or even $10 factoring errors in. He probably should have said, "sorry, I can't do that", but he didn't, maybe because I was chummy with the 7 Star. *shrug* And the comped room smoothed over an angry g/f, so I was thankful for that. We've regularly returned there since in the past 3 years, and we have given them much more than the value of that one room night. :beer:
     
  13. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    So you had bad experiences and are bitter.

    Ok.

    But a good host can be extremely helpful to help you get what you have earned or will earn anyway.
     
  14. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As to the person that comes up and says hello. Certain players trigger the system when you play. As a goodwill gesture, your host or the on duty host will come over and say hello. As to asking what they can do and what they really will do.... well....
     
  15. UKFanatic

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    Well, ok. I just don't think that was the point of the OP's question. At all. I guess I was just confused because it seems you were answering a question that was never asked. Now, I understand
     
  16. Gamesman

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    They make sure that drinks come faster, that you get a quick stogie, or get a last minute reservation because you've lost track of time.
     
  17. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    He's just trying to poach your business for next trip.
     
  18. newmans

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    At CET, my host can book me into any property in Las Vegas. When I stay at a property other than where my host is located, my host has a host at the property where I'm staying watch out for me. That host will usually approach me......do I need anything etc.
    Also, I know that higher tier players trigger a flag in the system. I rarely play slots, but if I do, a slot attendent or slot manager will approach me (just to check in, see if I need anything etc).
     
  19. LV_Bound

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    I believe these hosts are reviewed based on the money made by the people they bring in. So, maybe this person was trying to "steal" you away even if its for the same property.

    Now, If this host was also female and she winked when she said it then you know what she meant.......you know. :evillaugh
     
  20. Casinoqueen

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    I am always approached by an on duty host no matter if I'm at my hosts home property or not. They introduce themselves then tell me that they know my host is "so and so" and she has asked that they take care of any needs I have on her behalf if I'm not at her home property. I consider that really considerate good work on her part. She is making sure I'm taken care of no matter what CET property I'm staying at.

    As for what can that host do for me that my main host can't, well I don't really know cause I have never asked for anything extra above what my home host has already set up for me.
     
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