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Laminating a VIP Buffet Pass - Can I ?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by boboswisher, Sep 15, 2012.

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  1. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    My host gave me a VIP Buffet Pass that has no expiration. It's paper and this was about five years ago. Since then my host was changed on me, and I'm not sure if host #2 would give me one if it got lost or wrecked. Can I go ahread and laminate it so it's more durable, or is there some unforseen reason why the hotel might frown on me doing this ??
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Not sure if they use the same ones anymore.

    And, they might think it was fake if laminated.
     
  3. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

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    Could you put it in a plastic thingie, like a credit card holder, without laminating it? Then you could pull it out at the buffet but otherwise keep it safe.
     
  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    buffet passes are a dime a dozen. even a VIP room key acts as a buffet pass. i would just ask for a new one.
     
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    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    You don't have to actually destroy or throw out your current buffet pass before you can ask for a new one.

    Why not hang on to the first buffet pass and then just ask the new host if you can get a new pass, explaining that your previous host gave you an open ended one.

    You will then have the answer to whether or not the new host will give you one or not... and if they don't then you should protect the old pass, if they do then you can retire the old pass.


    Some other thoughts:
    The fact that you had a host before and then after they left were able to get a new host is probably a pretty good sign that you are enough of a player to warrant a buffet pass.
    And if this is an MLife or Total Rewards casino remember that any card in either program above the entry level acts as a buffet line pass.
     
  6. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    It worked last November, so hopefully the fact that it's an old design that still says "open" on the expiration keeps it working. I do think you're right about them thinking it's fake if I laminated it.
     
  7. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    LOL. They're not a dime a dozen when you stay in a standard room accomodation and are a low roller like moi.
     
  8. KingBBInLV

    KingBBInLV High-Roller

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    I got a line pass for the Wynn buffet from the old poker room manager about 6 years ago, it also says open on it and has no expiration date on it. I laminated it about 5 years ago and have used it a bunch of times and have never had a problem.
     
  9. boboswisher

    boboswisher Low-Roller

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    @LolaDoggie and Auggie: Good, sensible suggestions. Thanks !!
     
  10. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    but you've got a host, so they are a dime a dozen. that's about the easiest thing in the world for a host to give you, so i can't imagine a host ever denying such a request.
     
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