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MLife properties no longer require $25/hand to be rated

Discussion in 'Comps' started by ams722, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    Hey everyone.

    This past week I've been doing a lot of gambling at the Bellagio and I noticed a lot of $10 BJ players getting rated without the usual "You need to bet $25" speech from the pit boss.

    I finally asked one of the dealers if they got rid of that rule, and she said yes they just recently changed it and anyone can be rated now. The logic is that if people can get points for running $10 through a penny slot they should also be able to get some credit for playing $10 BJ/poker/etc.

    Not all of the dealers are aware of this rule change though. I was at a table where one dealer told a $10 player it's supposed to be $25, but she still gave the pit boss the players card and was like "[The pit boss] is gonna be so mad at me!" Pit boss took it and rated him without a word.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Sure kiddo - I will take your card and rate you. No problem. Do this for 89 hours and you might be able to get a buffet at half price.
     
  3. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    That's what I was thinking. People were buying in for $40 and handing over their cards. Enjoy your $0.00002 in express comps.
     
  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    whether you get rated or not is entirely dependent on the pit boss. if you sit down with at least $100 or $200 and play at $10 for a couple of hours, you should get rated. if they weren't doing that before, they should have been. you're entitled to those $2 in ECs you'll earn.

    but if you hop in with $40 and then throw down another $20 and then jump to another table, etc, etc, it doesn't matter what the official rules are, you're never going to get rated by any pit boss.
     
  5. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    Shifter nailed it! I was at Bellagio recently and was just waiting for the snack shop by the sportsbook to open. I had 15 minutes, so I speed-walked to the UTH tables and made the mistake of telling the pit boss I was only going to play for 15 minutes. He didn't even take my card and 15 minutes later, I was $800 poorer. I did get my ham and cheddar croissante though. Not worth $808, but still the best breakfast croissant sandwhich I've had!
     
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    This isn't even remotely a recent rule change. Bottom line is that there's heavy variance among dealers and pit bosses (both between properties, and within the same casino) in terms of who's aware of what. I personally saw a pit boss ask players if they had cards while betting $10-15 at Bellagio a year ago, and I'd been asked for my card at Mandalay Bay while playing at the same level at least 2-3 years ago.

    But yes, agreed with Shifter that if you're jumping around and making it a pain in the ass for them, they probably will just not rate you, although I'd be willing to be that that was true even when the minimum was $25.
     
  7. hondo230

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    Mirage last night

    Just witnessed PB tell people @ table that they only rate @ & 25 per hand & up. It really is all over the place these days. The downfall of Vegas would be funny,if it wasn't so damn sad.
     
  8. Godolphin

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    My friends were told at the Aria last night at a $15 table that only if you bet $25 and higher would they be rated. They were betting $15 and higher. Pit boss did not take the card, which had been sitting next to dealer for 10 minutes waiting to get rated.
     
  9. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    Moral of the story: gamble at the Bellagio if you're a low roller and wanna get rated.
     
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