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How to ask for extras

Discussion in 'Comps' started by dfeltman, Feb 25, 2015.

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  1. dfeltman

    dfeltman Tourist

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    Hi, all.

    I'm currently a low-level Diamond at CET, and while I don't have a true host per se, I do have a "Casino Sales Executive" that I deal with. She has me booked in late March for 5 nights at Planet Hollywood on a $200 FP offer.

    While there, I'd love to see Jeff Dunham, and I'm hoping that's something they can tack on. (I'm the kind of person who wants to get everything done before hand so I know what's booked, otherwise I'll never leave the tables.)

    I don't know my ADT, but my bankroll is around $1K per day. I split my time between pai gow poker, 3 card poker, and a little slots or other carnival game to break things up. For example, a recent 48 hour trip to Atlantic City generated a bit over 4000 tier credits.

    So, is it worth asking? And if so, how do I ask - I generally work over email with her, but I can call as well. Would asking about the front money procedures in the same email help me along?

    Thanks much!
     
  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    How about this:

    "Thank you for booking my trip. I'd really like to see Jeff Dunham. Is there any chance you could set me up with tickets, even BOGO would work!"

    So, what you are doing is setting an expectation that you might pay for BOGO, but I'm never had a request for BOGO actually become BOGO. Usually they will just comp the pair of tickets.

    Others will probably have other opinions, that's just my thoughts on it.
     
  3. voltron12

    voltron12 Low-Roller

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    without your average bet and amount of time per day gambling, it would be hard for many people to speculate on what you can get. I will try though. If you are only allowing 1000 a day bankroll at pai gow and 3 card, I would think you will run out of the 1000 most days before you put in 4 or more hours in. I say this considering at those games you probably need to be betting more than 100 per hand ave at pai gow. And 20 per spot at 3 card. Even if you are 100 per bet average at a game like pai gow, and 20 per spot at 3 card lets say, for 4 hours a day, I don't think you get comped more upfront than 5 nights free and 200 freeplay. I would probably say you are being over comped already. Earning 4000 tier credits doesn't really matter for a host to look at for upfront comps. If you were at harrahs, ballys rio, or flamingo, you might be closer to on par with what you should be getting right now, but I still think asking for tickets is probably a stretch. As many have said here though, it never hurts to ask.
     
  4. dfeltman

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    Thanks. I've heard as well that it doesn't hurt to ask, but I wonder how true that is.

    I am right around your guesses - 2 hands at $50 each plus $5 fortune on pai gow, and 2 hands each at $10 ante, $10 pair plus and $5 six card bonus at 3 card. Somehow I do end up with more than 4 hours a day. This last trip I was got lucky with the six card bonus (1 straight flush, 2 quads plus a bunch of boats).

    I suppose my other possibility is to purchase the tix outright and charge everything else to the room, looking for back-end,
     
  5. DaiLun

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    I feel it doesn't hurt to ask first unless you're one of those people who doesn't take rejection well. :evillaugh
     
  6. Flowers

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    I would email her and say that you'd like to attend the show and if she could book the two tickets as a room charge. You can add that if she is able to comp them at the back end based on your play that would be great but, if not, you'd like her to book the tickets in any event and you'll pay for them upon check out.

    I would not buy the tickets in advance. Plus hosts can sometimes get you seats you might not be able to get. Just let the host know how much you're willing to pay for the seats/what section. The worst case scenario is that she doesn't comp them on the back end but at least she is making the arrangements for you in advance.
     
  7. BayouBengal

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    Just ask politely. A little while back I asked a host about their super bowl party. I was simply told I didn't qualify and should look at making other plans for the games. I also asked the same host "what are the options for a car service to/from the airport?" I was pleasently surprised with a free car. Ask politely, but don't be demanding and be realistic like it didn't hurt my feelings that I couldn't get invited to the super bowl party. I still had a great time that week.
     
  8. Julie888

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    If you have TR$ available, don't they take something like tickets off these first?
     
  9. dfeltman

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    Thanks for the answers, and for those that sent a PM, thank you as well - I don't have enough posts yet to respond back by PM.
     
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