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MLife PointPlay Question

Discussion in 'Comps' started by SikDmax, Jul 7, 2013.

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  1. SikDmax

    SikDmax Low-Roller

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    From MLifes Webiste:

    POINTPlay gives you more of what you like best, FREEPLAY for your slot play. Redeem points when and where you want from your favorite slot games without waiting in line.

    Visit the M life desk where a representative will help you to select a secure, four-digit Personal Identification Number or "PIN" for your M life account. A representative will also show you how to manage your account at the game using the game’s keypad and
    M life menu options. You may also redeem points for even more Express Comps at the M life desk.



    So I went to the MLife desk at MGM this morning and said Hi! Id like to convert my pointplay to express comps, please!

    "YOU CANT DO THAT!!!!!!!"

    Um, well, whichever its called that is the free play on the slot machines, on the MLife site it says that it can be convereted to Express Comps, with some sort of formula Im sure, and Id like to do that.

    "No no no honey, you have $xxx express comps which you can use in the restaurants or wahtever and you have $xxx pointplay which you can go use on any machines except the progressives."

    Ugh. Thanks anyways.


    So what gives? Any ideas? I assume $1 freeplay isnt = to $1 Express comps, but may 50 cents on the dollar or something, or is the website just wrong and they do not do this?
     
  2. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    What is the URL/link to the page that has that on it?
     
  3. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    point play isnt the same as express comps. point play is like cash.
     
  4. schmalen1

    schmalen1 Low-Roller

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    Had no problem with converting my point play into ec's. Did that at the MB four weeks ago for 100$. I took a couple of minutes when the computer was processing sth. and it was done.
     
  5. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Mlife staff are notoriously poorly trained. most of them don't really know what you can or can't do. you have to just keep asking for the supervisor until you get someone who actually knows what they're doing.
     
  6. SikDmax

    SikDmax Low-Roller

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    Thats what I assumed, thanks guy.

    Schmalen - how did it convert do you remember? $1 Pointplay = $1 Express Comps?
     
  7. schmalen1

    schmalen1 Low-Roller

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    Yes, you're right. When you put your card into a slot the next time, you will see that there are points missing. E.g. 10k points for 100$.
     
  8. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    You convert your PointPlay into FreePlay on the slot machine. Insert your card, hit yes/ok, and then enter your pin. Then watch the screen and select the number corresponding to PointPlay, then it will ask how many points you want to redeem. You redeem in $10 increments, 1000 points is $10 FP.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Maybe I am wrong.... but I think y'all have the points mixed up. When playing slots, you earn pointplay points, that then convert to freeplay.

    They have nothing to do with express comps and as far as I know, you can not convert EC to freeplay.
     
  10. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    the OP is not talking about that. he's asking about converting pointplay to ECs, which evidently the Mlife website says you can do and another poster reported having done successfully a few weeks ago.
     
  11. SikDmax

    SikDmax Low-Roller

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    Thanks shifter, some people need to slow down and read the words :D
     
  12. Nikkid21

    Nikkid21 Low-Roller

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    We converted point play to express comps and had them applied to our room charges last week at nyny. No problems - the only debate was if it had to be done in $5 or $10 increments.
     
  13. lmondun

    lmondun Low-Roller

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    here is that URL:

    https://www.mlife.com/pages/pointplay.html

    Had not realized this could be done, and I probably would never do so. But it does seem legit.
     
  14. JustNgo

    JustNgo Low-Roller

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    Interestingly, assuming you don't get everything on your bill comped, and you have the discipline to only gamble beyond your normal bankroll as much as your point play would have allowed, you can convert your PointPlay to EC and then use this EC to pay off a portion of your bill. You can then use the money you saved on the bill from converting PointPlay to EC to gamble (just as you would have if you didn't convert it into EC), except this money can now earn TC and, EC, and PointPlay, whereas the original PointPlay would not have. This would end up giving you a small advantage, but would obviously only have any real benefit at high amounts of PointPlay, but an interesting thought none the less.
     
  15. Kickin

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    I like the way you think! Since I saw this thread I was wondering why anyone would want to convert PP to EC. The way I see it PP is worth more than ECs since ECs only represent a portion of your comps....you should in theory have more "unclaimed" comps beyond your ECs. But you brought up an interesting point about how gambling actual cash in a machine is still worth more than gambling PointPlay. It still probably doesn't add enough to make it worthwhile to convert PP into EC (I can only think of some convoluted cases), but I agree its an interesting thought nonetheless.:peace:
     
  16. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Hmmm.... let me get this right.

    I have enough POINTPLAY to get $100 in freeplay. I normally press the buttons on the slot machine, and then play it off.

    Are you saying, I can go and ask them to turn that same $100 to Express Comps. And, then of course use those EC to pay for food, drinks, spa, etc?


    hmmmmm
     
  17. casinoboy

    casinoboy Low-Roller

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    there are a lot of examplse why you would convert your pointplay into comps. for example if you dont play slots or video poker. if you play only table games you dont care about your pointplay so you might say why not convert it into comps. or for example someone who is not getting any more comps but has a lot of pointplay and doesnt want to gamble any more,they can convert it to comps.
     
  18. Kickin

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    In your first example the player wouldn't have PointPlay to begin with if he didn't play slots or video poker. You don't get PP for table games. I agree with your second example in theory, I just don't see it being realistic in a practical sense. PointPlay doesn't build up easily, its the same rate as ECs for someone who plays machines. So I have a hard time imagining a situation where a machine player built up a bunch of PointPlay they never touched which was higher than what a host/VIP services would just comp off the bill.

    But I guess its possible for people who aren't big enough players to get additional comps and who don't touch their PointPlay and let it build up over multiple trips.
     
  19. casinoboy

    casinoboy Low-Roller

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    yes i was refering to low rollers who go to the casino a lot like locals. they wont get high comps but they will keep collecting point play. with the table game players i know they dont earn point play but sometimes they will play a slot machine for fun or to take a break and then they will get point play for that.
     
  20. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    Why would you take a discount on cash? Point play is cash, express comps are cash. Just wash your point play through some 9-6 VP.
     
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