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Looking for good value

Discussion in 'Comps' started by cotts135, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. cotts135

    cotts135 Newbie

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    Hey new guy here and trying to get good value with comps that I earn.

    Will be playing 50-75 per hand about 4-6 hours per day with a bankroll about 10k. Will be in town 4 days

    My question is where might be the best values for that rate of play on the strip or in a downtown casino and what kind of comps could I expect.

    This might be a dumb question but if I deposit 10k at the cage should I request a host?

    Any comments , strategies or ideas are absolutely welcomed.

    Thanks
     
  2. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    4-6 hours a day of table play at that level will suit you well at lower tier MGM properties. Unfortunately it's not going to help you a lot up front, I don't think, even if you make the deposit. But it will probably get you invited back for free, especially if you're closer to 6 hours a day at $75 than 4 hours at $50 (that's a huge difference at the level you're at.)

    I recommend Monte Carlo or NYNY. Nice enough hotels where that kind of action will draw attention.
     
  3. cotts135

    cotts135 Newbie

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    Hey thanks that should help me quite a bit.
     
  4. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I’m not familiar enough with downtown to make a recommendation there. Though, in general, the DT casinos will be more generous with comps than their strip competitors.

    For the strip, I would agree with mike_m235 – a mid-level MGM property would probably be your best bet. Everyone will give you “something” for that kind of play. But the top tier joints probably won’t give you free rooms – at least not on weekends – while I’d imagine something like NYNY or Monte Carlo (and perhaps even Mirage and Mandalay Bay) would.

    Sure, you could go down the pecking order even more to a bottom level MGM (or similar) property and expect to get more comps. But, then you’d be sacrificing the quality of room/property/casino etc. That’s your call, of course. But, I’d rather stay at Mirage and not get any food comps than stay at Excalibur and get an extra few bucks for my food and beverage.

    You didn’t mention your game. But if it is blackjack, then there is another reason to play at MGM properties – their rules are much better than most of their competitors, particularly the Caesars properties. At your level of play, the difference in rules could cost you a few hundred dollars (theoretically) over the course of the trip.
     
  5. cotts135

    cotts135 Newbie

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    Yeah I did forget to mention that I will be playing blackjack. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. RiddickBull

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    With a bankroll 10k, you can get good comps depending on your play. I usually go to Vegas with a 2-3k bankroll and play $100 per hand in baccarat. Since I have been playing at this level, market has sent me 3 nights comped and food credit at MB. At Aria, I received offers for 2 nights comped. These are the two casinos I focus all my play at. I remember the first time I went, I played at that level for about 8-10 hours at Aria, but was staying at NYNY. I payed for my rooms at NYNY, but when I checked out, all 3 nights were comped.

    With a bankroll of 10k, you can get comped rooms at Bellagio or Aria, but it depends how you play it.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I see you have some past Vegas visits. Any hotel that might fix you up in ADVANCE?
     
  8. cotts135

    cotts135 Newbie

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    Unfortunately two of those trips were thirty years ago and the last two I didn't really take advantage of my play. I decided that if they going to give back then I would like to get some of it, so that's why I am here so I can find out what would suite me best.
     
  9. JRAinDC

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    How about Treasure Island? They are pretty generous and they have a nice High-Limit room that usually has $50 tables with good rules.
     
  10. cotts135

    cotts135 Newbie

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    Yeah I have looked at Treasure Island and wil ldefinetly give it a try. Thanks for the info
     
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