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How Much Did He Have To Spend For THESE Comps?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by bahdnd123, Oct 17, 2013.

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  1. bahdnd123

    bahdnd123 Newbie

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    Hi Everyone! First of all I want to say I've been lurking for a long time and I have to thank you all for the wealth of information I have found on this website.

    I have a question about a fellow whom I know- a friend of the family. He is quite possibly the wealthiest fellow I know, and I know quite a few- he has quite a reputation as a heavy bettor, and in the 1980s/1990s the casinos would comp him the following, and this was for 14 trips. I was just wondering how much the man needed to gamble or how high his ADT had to be for them to justify this.

    Concorde from the Middle East nation in which he was based.
    Concorde from London to New York.
    First Class to Vegas.
    First Class back to New York.
    The Queen Elizabeth or Queen Mary suites on the now-retired RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 back to London, from which he'd continue home on Concorde. In the last days of Concorde a ticket was about $8,000 London-NYC R/T. While I can't give you the figures in the 1980s, a Q1 suite on the QM2 today is about $50k for a one-way crossing.
     
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    bahdnd123 Newbie

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    Forgive me for the italics, I just wanted to italicise the ship's name. Can't seem to find an edit button.
     
  3. hillwood24

    hillwood24 High-Roller

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    He would have to be cycling millions of dollars thru on a trip. Maybe even tens of millions. With ~$75k just in travel alone, he'd have to be a huge fish.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Edit functions I think are limited until you have a certain number of posts.

    As to your "friend"... mega, mega bucks on the line. Pretty sure at least hundreds of thousands, but probably in the millions. And, by the way, it is not always on what they "spend", but what they put at risk.
     
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