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Discussion in 'Comps' started by BCeagle, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. BCeagle

    BCeagle Tourist

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    So does this only apply to people on a room comp?
    What about casino rate?

    Last time I stayed at Mandalay (2012?) my key said Elite and we skipped the breakfast line.
     
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    Username VIP Whale

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    Depending on the casino(s) you just have to play enough to get comps.....CET is the best IMHO.....using your CET card go online and check for comps....MGM is VERY stingy for us low rollers.

    Casino rate is the best daily rate for that day.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I think the OP is talking about getting the short line at buffets and eating places. Just being on a comp usually does not qualify. Or on casino rate.

    It is meant for higher tier levels, and VIP. In the past, Bellagio for example would issue a paper pass at check in that you would show.
     
  4. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    I'm not sure what the OP is referring to.

    MGM hotels all seem to have "Invited Guest" check in lines, but the buffet lines usually specifically state which tier levels can use which line (Pearl & above get the special line in Vegas).

    As for the invited guest check in lines, at the MGM Grand they told me they're for Gold members or higher. At Mandalay Bay they told me that if you have any nights comped you can use them. So it really varies from hotel to hotel I guess, but I'm not even sure if that's what was being asked.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    aside from the tier levels that get automatic line passes, they also issue paper line passes some places and usually a VIP key acts as a line pass as well. so if you don't have a line pass, you're really just not trying.
     
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    44inarow VIP Whale

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    Honestly, I usually wind up with at least two line passes from check-in on each trip despite a) traveling solo, and/or b) being Gold and thus not needing them. I've pointed this out to the front desk and each time they've given them to me anyway. They're really not terribly hard to come by.

    As noted below, the Invited Guest check-in is generally for Gold and above, although apparently (when I asked about this earlier) they use somewhat different terminology at different hotels.
     
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    mike_m235 Tourist

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    Line passes have always been an easy comp because they don't cost anything. If you don't have the right tier, ask your table game pit boss. Make up a story...it's 12 and you want to eat lunch, but you want to get in your gambling time before you have to meet your wife at 3...can he hook you up? I've never seen someone say no. Don't do it in front of a ton of people...call him off to the side. Again, it costs him nothing.
     
  8. BCeagle

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    I know Bellaggio had paper line passes and Mandalay Bay used to have Elite printed on room cards. My main desire is not to skip buffet lines, but actually the breakfast line on weekends.
     
  9. Burt

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    I have never been denied a line pass, these are easy to come by.
     
  10. BCeagle

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    I was just pulling out my old players card for Mandalay. I have the regular card and then I have a VIP card I used in the elevator to get to a special lounge with TV's couch and food. I wonder if it still works, I cant even remember what floor it was on.
     
  11. tacallian

    tacallian Low-Roller

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    On the topic of line passes, heh, my gf and I played on her card at Wynn. Got enough points for 2 buffets, asked for and got a line pass too. Fast forward a couple of days to our last day and we played on my card only. Got enough points for 2 more buffets and were denied a line pass. The players club attendant said "we don't do line passes". Felt like calling the lie but it turned out the line wasn't so bad that day.
     
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