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If host gets you a comped room is it rude to try the $20 trick?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by LV_Bound, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Lets say the host is hooking you up with a nice room.

    Usually your entire comp is based on room and other stuff.

    Would it be rude to still try the $20 trick to get an even better room?

    Currently on the good side with this new host and don't want to do a faux pas and change something that is going well.
     
  2. Chuck2009x

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    The hotel operation bills the casino operation some amount for the value of the room your host arranged.

    Presumably, if the front desk puts you in a better room than your host arranged, it's going to cost the casino more.

    There may be exceptions; I did get a wayyyyyy better room than I had been promised on one trip. But I didn't do anything at check-in to prompt it; I just lucked out for some reason.

    I think if I wanted a better room than my play level warranted, I would ask the host to cover as many nights as possible (instead of all nights), and then pay off the rest out of pocket or via comps/credits on account or earned during the trip.
     
  3. JosieCat

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    That's what I did. I was offered the Mirage suite for 3 nights, but wanted the Tower suite. They comped me one night and I paid for the other 2 with express comps.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with being willing to pay for an upgrade when checking in though.
     
  4. Kickin

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    I wouldn't presume that. If you're paying for the room and do the $20 trick for an upgrade the hotel doesn't charge you extra for the upgraded room. So why would it be different when they bill the casino. The room booking was done at whatever rate was initially set, the upgrade was simply done as a courtesy. Therefore I don't think its rude at all. It should make no difference. If they were going to charge more they would presumably tell you that they need to run it by your host to make sure its still comped, the front desk can't just make that decision for the casino on its own.
     
  5. Dr. Phil

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    I can tell you what happened to me once. I received a comped room (regular) and after playing almost always have F&B taken off at end of the trip. This time when I checked in did the tip thing and got a suite. Stayed, played and at the end went to go talk to the host. He said that you were in a suite so no room for the F&B comps this time. So the tip for the suite did not really pay off because they used the suite against my comps. I outsmarted myself. :cry:
     
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