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MGM or Cosmo

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by BigWW, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. BigWW

    BigWW Low-Roller

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    So Im really stumped and heres why. I'm an "Mlifer". I try to stay at MGM properties. I have a host at the MGM whom I have a decent relationship with. I'm not a huge gambler. I have upped my bankroll to about 7-10k for a 3-4 day trip. So having a host I feel is pretty cool considering my play. (I have gone to vegas 8 times this year)

    This last trip it was VIP check in, Limo to and from Airport and he took off about 75% of my meals. He also booked me a two bedroom skyline marquis suite, on the 28th floor....with a pool table. It was SICK

    So my wife has always wanted to stay at Cosmo and we rarely gamble there so I don't have a history to try and get any kind of hookup. So no VIP treatment. I have a few free room offers so I could pay for a night or two and use the two free and hope I get comped. I would imagine Cosmo looks for more action than MGM. If it matters I'm a crap player and my average bet is between 100-160. Obviously on a hot table it could be in the 300-500.

    So...just wanted to get some feedback from those of you that have been in my situation. Thanks!
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    You may want to check out this thread from the VP of Cosmo slot operations, especially if you have an email offer or offer listed on the mLife site that you can forward to him. They are working hard to get people to come in and see what the Cosmo is all about now and he may be able to match or come close to any MGM offers you currently have. It never hurts to check.
     
  3. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    SH0CK is spot on. I cannot stress enough that it is worth pursuing. I have been hardcore Mlife and still stay there as well, but Cosmo's reward program absolutely knocks out Mlife, in my book. We reached out to the thread SH0CK mentioned, and Cosmo was extremely generous with matching our first offer. What we DIDN'T expect, is that they'd continue the red carpet service.

    Now, I don't play heavy enough to get a limo, but we've stayed twice at Cosmo, in a Terrace Suite and One bedroom (totally free) and NOW we have an offer for a terrace suite again this spring. Aria was our homebase, we've even had a corner suite comped, but Cosmo has absolutely become out top property....for lovely rooms, for stellar food, for generous comps. To the point, I now make Cosmo my top property on where I ensure my best play, and haven't looked back since.

    With your bankroll/frequency (depending on what you play), Cosmo should be an amazing home for you. (Though, one caveat, MGM DOES seem to do you right, I definitely wouldn't burn a bridge, but trying a new property once should be ok.)

    I only go 2-3 times a year and Cosmo consistently treats us great. Remember, they might not do a limo the first trip as a "blind comp" is really tough for casinos, but if you are a reliable, consistent player, they will almost absolutely trump follow up perks compared to what Mlife can give. Plus, there is no dumb 3 day clause with Cosmo, all of our offers have been for 4 nights, PLUS the tier bonus add on nights!

    Let us know how it goes!

    P.S. SH0CK, saw your terrace suite form Sonya's trip report, nicely done! :)
     
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    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
  4. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    I really need to convince the wife to try them out. She just loves Aria though.
     
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  5. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    Hi Just Money! I'm the wife too, and was hardcore Aria. And, I'm a terrible creature of habit, I didn't think anything could trump Aria...Cosmo did.

    I still love Aria...now we just hit both Aria and Cosmo. Longer trip, double the fun....she'll love the terrace. :)
     
    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
  6. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    That's what I've tried to tell her. I just need to book a trip and let her see. I almost did for December but Aria gave us all 4 nights when I called them. Next year I'll get her there.

    As to the OP I'd reach out to them and see what they can do for you.
     
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  7. xjjx

    xjjx Low-Roller

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    OP, your bankroll/play is will do just fine for Cosmo. As SH0CK has said, reach out to Kevin Sweets and I'm sure he will give you an offer comparable to what you are getting at MGM.
     
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  8. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I think your plan of paying for one or two nights and staying two comped will be a good experiment.

    There is no question that Cosmo has been good so far for slot players, they have been aggressive and it has paid off.

    I'm not so sure about tables. You do not earn ancillary comps (rewards credits) for table play, and their method of awarding tier credits is very opaque - all they say is that they look at table play during the following month. Whatever formula or method they use to give tier credits has not been disclosed. In addition, some larger table players have said that their theo calculations are less favorable than other properties. I mostly avoid table play there for those reasons.

    I don't recall any table-mostly players in your bankroll range giving accounts here of how the comps and resulting offers were. I think $100/hand at craps is at the low end of what will get you offers there, but it will be interesting to see. When your bet size varies a lot it can be more difficult to get rated correctly. If you decide to stay there, please do a TR or come back and let us know how your subsequent offers are.
     
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  9. BigWW

    BigWW Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I will reach out to Kevin Sweets to see if he can do something for me. I'm not a slot player so I guess it will be interesting to see what happens. Part of the drawback is the comps I receive at MGM. It is nice to have meals comped for your 5k loss. Not sure how I would feel about spending another 1k in food, room, etc. with no comp.

    But probably won't be back until first part of December or latter part of January so I have some time to figure it out. Chuck I will definitely let you know what offers I receive after.