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MGM Host recommendation?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Yall, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    Hi gang,

    after years of being CET players/stayers it looks like we're going to give the MGM Grand a shot. Probably a group of 8-10 going out in September.

    A couple big spenders in the mix, but mostly middle/low rollers (average $750 daily gaming budget).

    We don't have any history with MGM properties, but I was thinking we might want to work through a host, if we could find one before going out.

    So two questions;

    1. Should we contact a host to help out with booking rooms?
    2. Does anyone have a good host to recommend?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. RiddickBull

    RiddickBull VIP Whale

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    If you are a big spender and gambler then I might consider getting a host. If you are going to mainly party and not gamble, I recommend not getting a host. If someone in the group is a big gambler, I would have them get a host.

    Good luck!
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    How big are the big spenders?
     
  4. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    Several of us will bring 3-4k for gaming over three days. One guy will probably budget 6-7k (and he usually loses it all :rolleyes2: ).
     
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  5. SUPER MACHINE

    SUPER MACHINE Tourist

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    Host

    Do you think Abstractsoup will spring for a host? How much does a host cost and what is the benefit?
     
  6. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    I don't think it costs anything to have a host. From what I can tell, pretty much anyone can work with a host, but their ability to do much for you is tied to how much you bet.
     
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  7. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    I would say the best idea would be the explain the situation to a host and see what he can do for you.

    I use Lateef Williams, and have used Curtis Shulman. Lateef Williams always gives me the best deal. Curtis Shulman is always very responsive to emails right away.
     
  8. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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  9. Nittany1

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    When I first switched from CET to MGM I called and asked for a host.
    That was about 4-5 years ago.
    They pretty much said with no track record in their system, no host.

    I booked my room online and was assigned a host after two days of play.
    They comped everything after that but they were adamant that there were no upfront comps and my budget and loc were substantially higher.

    I don't know if their policy has changed since then.

    In retrospect,it was a good move to get away from CET.I think their policy has probably scared away a lot of prople who are hooked on TR and afraid to go anywhere without an upfront comp.
     
  10. Ogxpeiwen

    Ogxpeiwen Tourist

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    My host at the MGM is Curtis Shulman, really nice guy, and is upfront with you about what you need to play to get to a certain level of comp
     
  11. Vegasstar33

    Vegasstar33 Tourist

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    Hi, how do I get Curtis contact info?
    I don't see anything for hosts on the MGM grand website?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  12. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    I hope you're joking. I told my host that if I ever had to talk to Curtis anymore for anything, i would never return to MGM.
     
  13. Vegasstar33

    Vegasstar33 Tourist

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    Ohhh really? I only hear good things about him? Do you by any chance have a better contact you can offer? I'm trying to spread my play as I think I am getting shorted by my host at the Aria :(


    thank you in advance!!
     
  14. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Screwed by a host at Aria???? That has never happened in the history of time :eek:
     
  15. jdvegas

    jdvegas VIP Whale

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    Do you have a host you like at any other MGM property? If so, simply ask that host to refer you to a good host at MGM grand.
     
  16. Vegasstar33

    Vegasstar33 Tourist

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    Ha ha love it!!! That made me laugh!!
     
  17. Naturaleight

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    This sounds good. What happened?

    He's very responsive. But the impression I got was that he's new and doesn't have much power, or the authority to pull the trigger.

    Back on topic, I've never nailed down a good host at MGM Grand. I use Lateef Williams and he seems to give me good deals, but I can never get a hold of him on property if I have a problem.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the consensus on the forum seems to be that Craig Robinson and Robert Drobnik are good.
     
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  18. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    whether it's authority of willingness, that's the problem. first he was the host on duty and refused to give me a TTO. i had to wake my host up to get it done. then next trip he refused to do anything for me even though I got killed that trip. no airfare and no extra F&B. had to talk to my host when he got back in town to get the airfare and by then it was too late to pick up the F&B, so I lost about $3k express comps. I will never deal with him again.
     
  19. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    What's TTO?

    I don't see it in the acronym list...
     
  20. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    This Trip Only. Typically referring to using money one normally wouldn't, or in this case a comp above/different from normal levels
     
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