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MGM RFB comp questions

Discussion in 'Comps' started by robandmichele, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. robandmichele

    robandmichele Newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hi everyone,
    Newbie looking for some help here. My husband and I are regular Venetian customers and get RFB there. Last year we tried the MGM for a few days because of the kids and lazy river pool. It was nice. As new customers, they ended up comp’ing our whole trip there. FYI: i typically play on his card, but I can’t remember if I did at MGM.

    Fast forward. I’m going to vegas in October to take my girlfriend there for her 50th birthday (w/out hubby). He sent his host an email quoting a summer offer and got this response:

    “I would be able to comp the suite (tower spa suite, 4 nights), limo pick up and departure, $600 freeplay and $350 resort credit for your wife. Just let me know if you are still interested and I will make the reservation. My contact
    information has changed but included my new contact number in this
    email. Feel free to call or email me if you have any other questions.”

    Being on my own, i clearly won’t be gambling as much as we would be doing if we were together. My friend has no bankroll.


    1) We want to see “menopause” at the Luxor and “thunder down under” at Excalibur. Don’t want to ask for an upfront comp, but want to charge them to the room for potential EC charge off later, and esp access to hosts “casino seating”. How do I ask for this?

    2) What is “resort credit”. can we use it to pay for shows, pool toys, drinks, basically anything we can charge to our room?

    3) Is what the host offered an “upfront comp” like we get at the Venetian? I want to understand what’s being offered. Read threads where ECs were deducted later because play didn’t equal what was “expected”, and want to use ECs to pay for other items

    Thanks for the help! michele
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

    Jul 11, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Sounds like an upfront comp. As for the show tickets, just contact the host and ask him to get you two tickets. That way, you will get the better seats and it will simply be charged to your room (which you can take care of with EC at checkout). have fun!
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  3. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

    Aug 22, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    The resort credit is basically just a comp. So you can use it for anything but retail and tips. Definitely drinks and meals and shows -- not 100% sure on pool toys since I've never tried that.
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    May 4, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    (this all assumes you are going to MGM)

    You "probably" can use the resort credit for Luxor/Excal shows. Maybe even use whatever Express Comps you have built up - if you are a joint account.

    I would wait to get tickets just before or after you get there. Here is why. I had host get us tickets to show earlier this year. He "booked" them a few weeks before we arrived. Their computer system showed a visit for us on the date he did the tickets, even though we were not there. That lowered our betting/play average quite a bit and showed us way over comped for that "trip".

    Those shows are not hard to get tickets for.
  5. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Sep 15, 2010
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    just ask your host to book you the tickets for the shows. he may comp them upfront or may put them in as paying and you'll put them on your room when you pick them up. either way you'll have great seats and at worst you can get them comped on the backend.
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