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I have a host contact at the DTG, what can I expect?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by SideTrackTap, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. SideTrackTap

    SideTrackTap Tourist

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    Hi all,

    When I stayed at the DTG in June, I had played enough to have my resort fees for two nights comped on the back end by a host (I prepaid for the room - not sure why - won't do that again). It's not much, but it was something.

    When I got home, I emailed the host to say thanks (I didn't actually talk to, or see her in Vegas) and that I really enjoyed my first stay at the DTG and would be back. She responded with a very cordial "you're welcome" and for me to let her know when I would be visiting again, and she'd set it up.

    I'm going again in Sept and I plan on emailing her to ask her about a room for three days (Weds-Fri). What can I expect? Do I just email her and ask her about availability of rooms?

    This is a new area for me as I've never dealt with a host before. If I'm able to get a room comped up front because I've earned it, I'll gladly take it, but I certainly don't expect to be pampered and don't feel entitled to anything beyond what I may have earned. I also realize some play will be expected of me when I am there.

    Just for reference, when I was there I played BJ for roughly 6 hours one night with a minimum bet of $10/hand (the rest is kind of fuzzy, lol). Also, I had around $2500 coin in for slots and VP over two days (based on the points I had accumulated on my players card). I also realize, that this is NOT a lot of gambling.

    Also, if this works out, I have seen that some people tip their hosts. Is this customary? Any ballpark on how much, or what?

    Thanks in advance for everyone's input,

    Chris
     
  2. DaiLun

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    As has been said all over this board time and time again.

    1)Hosts cannot get you anything that you're not entitled to.

    2)Hosts CAN make it easier to get you what you are entitled to, and can "stretch the envelope" a little.

    Since you're staying at DTG, I would cargte everything to your room and see what the host can "take care of" at the end of the trip. Remember that you'll have to "take care of" the room comp before any "extras" would kick in.

    My M.O. is to bring the host a "little" something each visit (typically a box of chocolates from Jinju in Container Park) and more at the end if I'd had a winning trip.($50 to $100 gift card as appropriate).

    DTG is being particularly "aggressive" on teaser comps.
     
  3. SideTrackTap

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    Sorry, I did do a search beforehand, but didn't seem to turn up much on what I was looking for, so I posted a new thread. Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it.

    Chris
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Email the host. Tell them you are coming in xyz dates. Provide your name and player's card number. Say you are wondering 'what you can do for me'. Easy peasy.
     
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    for a midweek stay?? that should be a no problem with almost ANY gambling.
     
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  6. Chuck2009x

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    I wouldn't tip a host on the first visit she arranges, that's a little much for comping you $40 in resort fees.

    So a DTG room is $50 a night midweek. Comping the resort fees is nothing for a hotel. The casino is probably only paying $30 - $35 for the room.

    You haven't made it clear how you made first contact with the host. It would seem strange if she told you to contact her for future trips and didn't intend on comping in some fashion.

    So you know they comped you $40 based on your play, maybe it could have been more but you don;t know because you prepaid.

    The mix of slots and VP is important. If it was almost all slots, then $2,500 coin in would generate $200 - $250 in theo, which combined with the minimal theo from BJ, is probably enough to comp you 2 nights. If it was mostly VP, you might only get 1 night comped.

    So you do what Flusher says. My guess is she'll comp 2 nights if your coin in was decently more than 50% slots. If you can up your total coin over the 3 nights to $3,750, you'll probably get the 3rd night (and resort fee) comped back end.

    That's the basic math, but I gotta defer to people who stay Downtown, comps may be a little more generous, I don't know.
     
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  7. DaiLun

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    IMHO, it depends on how much you plan on playing at DTG and whether or not you plan on coming back.

    Remember that "you never get a second chance to make a first impression".

    If a host didn't set up the trip then a gift isn't "mandatory". However, if they do something nice for you and/or you want to be remembered for a follow-on, a small <$20 gift wouldn't hurt.
     
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  8. BayouBengal

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    Just email the host with your dates. You should not get charged resort fee with a comped room either. I find it relatively easy to get comps at DTG. And in return I do the majority of my downtown gambling there.

    Also be aware DTG also tracks time on device. When I contacted my host about my rating from last trip they gave me the rating on slots/vp as avg bet and time.
     
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  9. SideTrackTap

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    Thank you everyone for your input. I'll contact her with my dates and see what happens.

    I did really enjoy the DTG and plan on making it a regular stop. I enjoy the size of the casino, the rooms are nice, the commissary is cool, as well as the eateries right there across the street. It's near enough to Fremont St, but not right on it.

    I prepaid for the room and split it with my buddy. I've never really gambled enough prior to this past trip to consider getting comps; however this trip I focused on proper VP strategy ($.25 9/6 JoB and some $1 8/5 Bonus) and an attempt at a decent amount of play in one place. Of my slot and VP play at the DTG, about 85% was VP I would guess.

    After booking the room, and before the trip, I started learning more about comps on this forum and I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask for the resort fees comped on the back end. There were no hosts on duty, so a slot tech/players club person called a host. He talked to her and relayed my inquiry, and she said it would be taken care of. After that, I confirmed the host's name and grabbed her business card. When I got home, I emailed her a thank you note for her helping me out, and that was when she told me to let her know when I'd be coming back and she'd set it up.

    Like I said, this is all new to me, but I figure there is no harm in getting what I've earned. I just want to make sure I'm doing it with a little tact. And reviewing a few other threads today, I understand that a host can only comp what I've earned based on my play. Learning my Theo is proving to be a little challenging so far, but I'm going to try and keep better tack of my numbers.

    Every trip I learn a little more, and a lot from this forum. Once again, thank you! :)

    Chris