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Discussion in 'Comps' started by jbk1972, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    So, I usually stayed at CET properties because I would get comped rooms at Bally's and Harrah's. Since the bankruptcy, my offers went off the table. They really weren't offers that were any different from Orbitz or Vegas.com. How does MGM treat folks who are pretty loyal players? Do they comp rooms much? I have only stayed at Mirage once and NYNY once and didn't receive any offers or emails. Are they tough to crack into getting good offers?
     
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    tinytim Low-Roller

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    CET tends to treat slot players bit better for rooms, while MGM treats table players better. Seems to me too that MGM prefers that you spend more time in one casino. CET...not so much. I'm mid level Platinum at CET and low Pearl at MGM. My offers are 3 mid week nights free at most CET, 3 at MGM Grand, 2 at other MGM such as NYNY, or Mirage.
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  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    All depends on how much you play. Getting a casino rate is easy. If you're wanting free rooms, it obviously takes more
     
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    The MGM website seems to be programmed by a four year old and I find it much easier to just call.

    I'm a Platinum and generate about 150K to 250K tier credits per stay, about six to ten stays per year, usually Monte Carlo but I also play at Aria and NYNY. I have a host at NYNY hammering me to stay there but I hate the place as the roller coaster is fun to ride but not fun to listen to thundering through the building when you are trying to sleep.

    I used to make Diamond at CET every year but over a three week period a couple incidents at Paris and Bally's really pissed me off and I haven't dropped a nickel in any CET casino since 2012 and have no plans to again. Long story.

    MGM rates tables and slots differently. I used to get more free nights from CET than I do at MGM and it was easier to book them. Lousy free play from CET though. At MGM I get better rooms but fewer nights and awesome free play, resort credit and show tickets. Of course they don't have anything like the Diamond lounge but I had to stop going there anyway to avoid a certain 50 something who seemed to want to attach herself to me... Another long story...

    It seems easier to get rooms and meals comped after I've played at MGM than when I played at CET. Not sure others agree. If you are a slot player (I play craps, $5 and up slots and VP) you accumulate point play and express comps (max out at $5000) which can be used at all MGM resorts but not at all restaurants and shops. If you travel, the MGM properties partner with Hyatt Hotels so you can get credit for Hyatt Rewards for your stay.

    My buddy Jason, a solid low level, 25 cent, single line deuces wild only video poker player with a $300 bank roll just booked a five night stay at Monte Carlo over the NASCAR weekend. Having trouble with the amateur hour website he called them. They gave him $100 free play, Fri & Sat nights comped and the other three nights were under $100 a night, including resort fee. That's a heck of a deal for a Sapphire! Yeah, MC is a mid-level property but it has grown on us. I like it. My company doesn't bitch about the room rate and I usually get a couple W-2G's per trip there or at Aria.

    Head over to the West side of The Strip. Or to MGM Grand. I gave up on CET a few years ago and glad I did. I gave up on GM and went the Toyota route too.

    The only thing constant in life in change!
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If I read this right, your play did not generate offers at other CET properties, so one could assume you ADT is rather low. If you had that same level of play at Mlife, you would not be getting any room offers. Tell us a bit more about how you play and number of points you tend to rack up and folks might give you a bit more feedback. But, based on what you are saying, your play may not be enough to cover the room cost, so they have stopped offering them.
     
  6. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    They stopped the offers because of the issues they're having. I had gotten more while playing less than on my last trip. They were giving me free rooms before and just after the announcement is when it all changed. I was just out there and dropped a good chunk in their casinos. They initially offered me 6 nights free, then about a week ago it was taken away. It's too bad CET is having these problems. I liked the way they treated me while I was staying there. Piggylane answered my question pretty thoroughly, thanks.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    This could be true, but I personally do not agree. Offers MIGHT be getting tighter because of issues. Of your offers are tighter due to continued low play.

    Please clarify the comment about "offer taken away". Was the offer there but is no longer, or did they actually pull back a booking? I say this because somedays most folks will see a good offer and it is gone later, even hours later. That has happened for years as they fill the hotel, etc. Also, after a few visits and a lower theo/adt... the offers that had existed go away.

    Again, without knowing more about your level of play, all answers you get here could be 100% on the money, or 100% wrong.
     
  8. LV_Bound

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    Keep in mine with CET properties your offers are based on your play for any and all properties put together.
    With MLife your play is only based on that particular casino.
    If you are a low roller with CET and gamble at a variety of CET places then expect little to nothing from MLife.
     
  9. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    Over the past month since came back from PH, I had three different offers from CET. My initial offer was for Harrah's for just $56 for 6 nights. An average of $9/night. Basically, I would pay for Saturday night and stay for the next 5 nights comped. Then, my next offer jumped a couple weeks later. The offer became $110 for Saturday and $20 for Tuesday. Now, I came back and it;s $130 for Saturday and $10 for Tuesday of that week. After resort fees, it came to $325 for 6 nights. It really jumped about $200 in two weeks.

    The lesson I learned is to just reserve it when I get a ridiculous offer like my initial one. I can always cancel it if I get a better one. Lesson learned.
     
  10. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    this issues seems more related to supply vs demand. Yes book early and often as you can always cancel and change without penalty.
     
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