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i can get to great comps from two casinos - has anyone done it

Discussion in 'Comps' started by michael cevene, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. michael cevene

    michael cevene Tourist

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    Hope CET host does not read this.
    Booked on thanksgiving - arrive the 28th and check out the 30th - free suite (Le Mans) at Paris and get 300$ FP (low diamond player) On same day check in and check out received a email from an ex CET host to stay at the Tropicana in and get a perimum room, $300 in FP and $100 in dinning credit (to be charged to room) for every night we stay.
    How do we do both and are already filling bad about ourslefs just thinking about it. Please convince us it's ok and then how to do it. Or which is the better choice.
    Wife says it's not a good idea at all and the bad karma will come back to us.
    Thanks for advice - this board is great
     
  2. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    Not sure I understand why you would feel guilty. These 2 properties are not associated. People do this all the time (take advantage of more than one offer on the same trip). Sometimes people even book 2 hotels for the same dates so they can get free play or FB offers for both properties. Have fun! :beer:
     
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    win4me Low-Roller

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    Maybe you are saying that the 2 offers would be for the exact same dates and you are not extending your stay? If so, I would still do it. I would put in play at both properties. As others have stated on this board, your offers are based on past play, so you have earned it.
     
  4. dfalk

    dfalk VIP Whale

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    Feeling bad about what? Comps are based your previous and like the person before me said, you have earned them so use them. Now if you book both offer and don't give CET or Trop any play then I can see how bad karma will come back to ya. As long as you give both properties some play there's no need to worry.
     
  5. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Have you earned the comp? Absolutely.

    Is it bad karma (assuming you believe in such things)? Absolutely.

    But we've all done it. I usually feel a tinge of guilt about it...but it never lasts.

    If you plan on giving each property a good amount of play, then you don't have a thing to worry about. If you plan on stiffing, or low-playing, either one, then the only thing to worry about is diminished future offers (and the "karma/guilt" thing, if you're wired that way).
     
  6. Auggie

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    It is generally referred to as "double booking" and there are quite a few posts on it from the past.

    I don't see a problem with it and the freeplay from each property is to get you to show up and gamble, which you will be doing (at the least with the freeplay).

    There are a few things to watch out for, namely:

    A) Resort fees and other expenses.
    You want to make sure its worth it. In the case of your offers ($300 FP at each) it would be... the mistake some make is when they double book and the perks don't cover the costs, IE: they get $50 in free play but they have to spend $40 in resort credit and $20 cab fare to and fro... so they end up spending $60 to get $50

    B) Your level of play and future offers.
    When spreading your time and play around you run the risk that you might "water down" your play at both properties so that come your next trip the offers you get are not as good.

    C) The hassle.
    To some people the hassle isn't worth it: long flight, they are finally in Las Vegas, they go through check in at first hotel, up to the room, drop off luggage, then go to the second hotel, go through that hotels check in...
    This one all really depends on how much the freeplay and any other perks is to your overall budget. IE: you are there for two nights/three days and if you are going with $10K in your pocket then I wouldn't be too willing to waste my time for $300 in free play for all the hassle and waiting in lines I'd have to go through to get it... but if my budget was $1500-2000 then that extra $300 represents a pretty decent percentage and becomes more valuable to me.
     
  7. gambler

    gambler VIP Whale

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    You have no reason to feel guilty. You're only using what the casinos are offering you. Would you feel guilty taking 2 deserts from a buffet because you think you only deserve one? Didn't think so.

    We're going in a couple weeks for 4 nights and presently have 4 hotels booked. We like to stay at 4 Queens so we have 3 days there. Suncoast is offering us 3 nights with $300 free play and $300 food so we booked there also. We hope to spend a fair bit of time there gambling and will ask for the resort fee comped at the end. However, if we're having no luck, we'll leave there and pay the resort fee ourselves.

    We were offered free play at MGM if we booked 2 nights so we booked that too. Again we'll spend a few hours there and hope to have the resort fee comped. If we're doing well at another casino and we short play the MGM, the worst that will happen is we end up paying the resort fee ourselves and lose future offers but that doesn't really matter to us. The 4th reservation was for my sister at the D and they are no longer coming so I'll cancel that one. The D (and the Golden Gate and 4 Queens) will still give us our free play and food without the requirement of booking which is a good deal for players. If all casinos were like that, we wouldn't have to waste their rooms by double booking.

    The only real concern is that your free play is greater than the resort fee. If you're getting $300, you'll be ahead of the game. I've always wondered if one of the considerations for the casinos to charge resort fees, was to discourage people from double booking free room offers. It's certainly not worth the effort for say $50 free play but your case is far better than that.

    Enjoy your trip and leave the guilt at home. Housekeeping will love you for leaving such a tidy room!
     
  8. michael cevene

    michael cevene Tourist

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    thanks to all

    great help from you in makeing decision. Called just a few minutes ago and no resort fees at CET with the offer - booked it for check in the 28th. Then called the trop and asked if any resort fees with the offer and they said it would depend on amount of play but no matter what not more then $50. Then asked if could change the check in date to the 29th and check out on the 1st of dec and they said no problem. also asked if any penelty for not staying the full amount of the booking and they said no. so wil just check out on sat when we leave. Maybe will be last comp from trop but don't really care. Wife still does not feel good about it. But when it comes to playing slots i am sure if she is low on her gambling budget and wants to play more she will have me check us in at the trop asap on the 29th to get more free play. We are very good at budgeting and it's $500 per day or sometimes 1500 on the first day then check out the next am after breakfest buffet and drive home to LA (five hours). If she is winning she tryies very hard to stay at the machine until it's all gone (cause it's going to hit again) - the money we take to vegas stays in vegas -
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    This topic comes up from time to time...people do it often.

    Believe me when I say they will not feel guilty about taking your money. LOL!
     
  10. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft High-Roller

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    What should determine the answer to "is it bad karma" and "should I feel guilty" is your play. The whole point of these offers is to get your play. If you play enough to earn those comps then there is nothing to feel guilty about nor should anyone say its bad karma. As many have said you earned the offer on your past play and where this is true it might still be bad karma to take the offer and low play them. However if you take the offer and play enough at both places to cover both offers then you have certainly satisfied your end of the bargain. Especially if you are not one to limit your play only to the casino you are staying at there is no reason to NOT get comps from a property you are going to spend a lot of time at even if you are sleeping somewhere else.
     
  11. NickyDim

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    We're doubled booked for Dec. We have 2 same nights at both Ballys(4 nights total) and Orleans because we did not want to make it back to Ballys after a concert so we decided to crash at the Orleans, but it was a 2 night offer. We'll check in on Friday, and return and gamble all day saturday, the day of the show. But Friday, Sat morning, Sunday and Monday we'll gamble at Ballys.

    We'll give both props action and I have no qualms using the comped rooms and the FP we're getting at both, although it's not as much as your FP.
     
  12. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Some people will double book and then give the second room (under the radar) to someone else. As the beneficiary of such a gift, I think it's a terrific idea! Once, I had three room keys in the same hotel, all comped, because of circumstances I don't quite recall. We used one room to store luggage, made them all look lived in, eventually took up residence in a comped suite a friend had received from her friend and was finished using, and tipped the staff each day in all three rooms. That hotel's casino got all our play, and apparently the casino either didn't know or didn't care because it still sends us offers.

    Aside from cheating, theft, or stiffing people who depend on tips, it's tough to criticize guests for playing the game in a Las Vegas casino.
     
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