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Junket trips

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Gdicke13, May 3, 2015.

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  1. Gdicke13

    Gdicke13 Low-Roller

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    Hey, quick question. I think it belongs in this forum. My host invited me on a casino junket to New Orleans...its 2 people, charter flight from Boston, hotel and ground transfers. No cost. Just expected to gamble(alright, twist my arm!!) anyone ever been on one of these types of trips? What are they like? I wonder how many people take the offer and go...thanks a lot of any info!
     
  2. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    I just went on my first one a few weeks ago to Laughlin. I would have rather went to New Orleans. Definitely an older crowd on that trip! Everything went really smooth though. Free wifi and a drink on the plane. Walked right off the plane and right onto the bus that was waiting for us. Obviously that's not really possible at MSY. Their took of your checked luggage and delivered it right to the room. Got off the bus and their were employees outside Harrah's with envelopes that had our room keys and departure info. Pretty nice trip, but Laughlin isn't too great. My parents go to AC from Ohio all the time on these trips and enjoy them. Can't beat a free trip to a city like New Orleans.
     
  3. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    Yes, I've done the New Orleans trip. It's exactly as it says they usually book a certain number of seats on the plane and pick you up with a Limo and return you to the airport on the way back. Lots of great places to eat and check out all kinds of music. I'm hoping to get someone to come with me on another one this year.
     
  4. Turtleman

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    It's been quite a few years since my "junket days," all from Atlanta, including at least two trips to New Orleans, nearly three dozen to Atlantic City, over a dozen to Mississippi (including Tunica, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, and Biloxi), Grand Bahama, and two to Aruba. Some were day trips, while others included as many as 4 or 5 nights. They all provided ground transportation between airport and casino. Some were on charter flights, some on regular commercial, and many had a small upfront charge. I was never required to gamble, though many refunded any fees or paid in chips after so much play. (Upfront fees were waived for the "bigger" players, who usually got limo service as opposed to bus.) Obviously, I had good experiences to have been on so many junkets.

    My only suggestions would be to make sure you know details concerning transportation, accommodations, meals, and mostly the level of play that is expected. Go for it!
     
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  5. leo21

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    Did one to Nola and another to Council Bluffs. For Nola, they pick you up in a limo but most of us ended up going back in a shuttle. They really didn't do much to offer any host services and kinda left us alone for the weekend and we made sure they knew that the welcome felt weak at the end of the trip. We did get one of the premium rooms and we had a good time seeing the city.

    For Council Bluffs, they made sure we knew who the hosts were, they promised to comp at least one meal and possible more based on play and gave everyone a bracelet marking them as 7Star whether they were or not. That meant free drinks all trip long (Nola can comp drinks at any level with play).

    On both trips, we had blocks on regular commercial flights, which was nice, too. I would do either again but just be aware the Harrah's New Orlean's isn's always as hospitable as the rest of the city it's in.
     
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