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Is it better at CET to put all the play on 1 card?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by DonnyC, Jul 19, 2014.

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  1. DonnyC

    DonnyC VIP Whale

    Mar 23, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hey all,

    Leaving soon for Vegas with bro.

    I bank roll him and we are small players - like to play a lot if craps average $10-$15 each per bet, also 3 cars at the $5 tables. Generaly play for at least 4 hours a day.

    Some places have let his bets go on my card as I buy in for both of us and then give him chips... Some places don't allow that.

    For the places that do...is it better to put that action on one card - for back end comps at CET?
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Jan 21, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    At your level, I would think it's a good idea if they allow it.
  3. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

    Jan 8, 2009
    Burnaby, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Typically the answer is yes, you should use just the one card.

    The other person should still get their own card though, and then if you come back to Las Vegas with them again you should use their card number, even if they never put play on it, as the companion card number when booking online.

    Usually when this question comes up it is a husband and wife asking and usually they travel to Las Vegas together, since this is your brother the one thing of note here is: if you guys generally don't travel together and this is kind of a one-off vacation together then by putting all the play on one card means the somebody could be sacrificing future offers/discounts/comp nights by giving all their play to the other if they go without the other.

    You specifically mentioned craps: typically Total Rewards casinos don't let you play the same card for two players with roulette or craps because of the opportunity to make offsetting wagers.
  4. scohitch

    scohitch Low-Roller

    May 12, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    As they don't combine points and cards, my wife and I had done this for years. Often with her Mother as a third on the card. When playing tables, if you play at the same one, they won't allow you to be rated twice but will allow both buy-ins to go against one card. If you sit at different tables, you can each give the same card and be rated. With the exception of sitting together and asking for all buy-in to be put against your card, TR will tell you that playing on one card isn't normal practice and they don't allow it, though we never had any trouble. Just don't be flamboyant about it, keep it quiet and there shouldn't be an issue.

    We both like playing cards, so for the convenience of combining play, we've moved to MGM but I understand their comp system has its challenges. We hate playing an entire trip at one property which is important under MLIFE in order to get offers but not at all important under CET as their offers are city-wide. We may be back to CET in the near future. Donny, sorry for highjacking your post with a rant...:peace:
  5. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

    Apr 5, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    At that play level, forget about back end comps and think about future front end room comps and offers, especially since you're bankrolling the whole thing.

    Any play on his card does you no good except when you'd be traveling together. TR lets you put in two card numbers when making a reservation, but both players have to show up.

    The only way I can think of it would be of any benefit to have some play on his card was if you go together often enough. It's possible that you could separately qualify for more combined free nights than you would get if everything was on your card.

    For example, all play goes on your card, it's enough for you to get 3 free nights. Split the ratings between the two cards, and it's slightly possible that you would qualify for 2 nights and he'd qualify for 2 nights, so you'd be able to string a 4 night trip. No idea where the dividing line would be on that math though.
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