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Life changes, and so must my trip.

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by JosieCat, Aug 19, 2015.

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  1. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

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    Due to personal circumstances, my bankroll for my October 4 trip has just been cut in half. I am debating between cancelling and going with half a bankroll.

    If I go, I will cancel my current host booked trip at the MGM Grand as I don't want to burn my bridges there, and will most likely just use my corporate offer (if they ever come out) My summer offer is a suite, $750 in free play and $400 resort credit. I wouldn't anticipate my winter offer being much different.

    My question is how much will a low play trip affect my property direct offers at places I'm not going to stay at. I am leaning towards Mirage or Mandalay Bay. So if I stay at Mirage/MB, will that impact my future Bellagio offers.

    Another question. If I go, I may have a friend coming along, and would like to get her a room using my EC's. Can I have an offer booked and still use my M Life Platinum discount to book rooms for the same dates.
     
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  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    I wouldn't change your plans unless you want to.

    One low trip is always ignored.

    But the main reason is even with half your BR there's no saying you won't have good luck and end up with just as much play as normal.

    Some of my biggest trips were when I was planning on playing low and slow and ended up getting on a heater.
     
  3. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    I agree, Just go with it, at the end of the day you might even have fun! :)

    Good Luck!
     
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    Since your traveling with others I would still go as they can serve as a distraction from the continuous gambling that a solo might entail
     
  5. Chuck2009x

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    I'm not sure if this is the same scenario as you are describing, but:

    I only get direct offers from Aria and MGM Grand, cause those are the only two MGM properties I've stayed or played at in the last 3 or 4.years.

    I haven't stayed at Aria in over a year.

    The last two trips, I played much higher than usual at MGM Grand. My Aria offers went up a similar magnitude to my MGM Grand offers.
    I expect that if I low played MGM Grand, my Aria offers would go down. Do you get offers from Mirage and MB now?

    On the other question - a tier discount isn't an offer. You can book tier discounts back-to-back with offers, so I don't see any reason why you couldn't book a tier discount concurrently with an offer.
     
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    My thoughts are, use the best available offer you have now, as you may not have them in the future.
     
  7. JosieCat

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    I have decided that I will still go. My friend did get back to me that she won't be able to go with, so there will still be a lot of solo time. I will still probably cancel the host offer (I will be completely honest with him and see what he has to say). Quite frankly, my corporate offer was almost as good as what he was offering - I just had a much better suite booking through him, the Penthouse City View - both my M Life corporate offer and MGM Buzz offer still get me the One bedroom tower suite.

    Chuck, I think you answered my question. You are saying that even if I stay at Mirage and give a lower amount of play, that my MGM Grand/Bellagio/Aria direct offers still may go down. If that's the case, I'll probably still stay at MGM Grand.

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  8. Chuck2009x

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    Josie, here's a comparison of my MGM and Aria offers before and after a high play trip (and I'll define high specifically as being ~$25k coin in for a 2 night stay at MGM Grand vs the normal $8 - $10k I would average over 2 nights there):

    MGM before: 4 nights in a regular room, $175 Freeplay, $100 Resort Credit
    Aria before: 3 nights in a regular room, $175 Freeplay, $75 Resort Crefit

    after the high play stay at MGM:
    MGM: 3 nights in a suite, $175 Freeplay, $200 Resort Credit
    Aria: 3 nights in a suite, $175 Freeplay, $300 Resort Credit

    I know I've seen accounts of people saying that the casinos use a "smoothing" method so one low or high, I guess) trip doesn't hurt you, but I haven't found that to be the case at my level of play. When I play significantly higher or lower than usual, I pretty much always see it reflected in the next round of offers, whether it's MGM or CET.

    And yeah, I noticed they didn't budge on the Freeplay :evillaugh
     
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