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Mlife/Trip Planning dilemma

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by VDMTom, Apr 6, 2014.

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  1. VDMTom

    VDMTom Low-Roller

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    Here's a little background info about me.. $300-400 avg blackjack player. I have my host at Aria, stayed in regular rooms and Sky Suites before. I'm an Mlife Platinum card holder by giving them actual casino play.

    I plan on booking an Aria room.

    The thing is... I will not be gambling my norm this trip. Last month I had a $10k loss of a trip.

    This upcoming May trip, I will just be mainly focusing on partying and F&B (which I have no issue of paying for). I have no issue of paying for the Aria room also. IF I play, it'll be low $25-50 hands. I think I'm giving myself a $1000 total gambling budget for 2 days.

    I'm assuming these are my options to securing a room.
    1) Book on mlife - right now I get a lousy 25% off each night.
    2) Book through my host, but tell him upfront of my low-play.

    I'm under the impression during check-in, do not give my Mlife card if I do not want to be in the system..

    What would you do?
     
  2. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    i would be upfront with my host if you have a good relationship with him , he could still get you a casino rate also rember you had a 10 k loss so you have descretionary comps, notsure if you used them up but he can apply them for you also rember we all say were not going to gamble and we do so maybe he takes care off you hopping you do or you make it back to him next time

    ive been given comp show ticks and been up front say im just coming by for a drink and the show but no gambling or meals and there cool about it.
    aria sent my parents to O and dinner off one off my looses.

    rember its a give and take relationship.

    correct on the checkin but then you cant use your card for anything anywhere or you will be picked up and what happens if you run into him.
     
  3. VDMTom

    VDMTom Low-Roller

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    Great answer. I'll give my host a call tomorrow.

    Thx sir!
     
  4. jdvegas

    jdvegas VIP Whale

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    agree - if you have a long term relationship with your host, just be very upfront about your gambling plans.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Take the comp.

    Who knows, you might get there and play heavier than you thought.

    I hear that happens in Vegas!
     
  6. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    Make sure you follow up on here and let us know what the host says. Aria hosts don't have the most stellar reputations on these boards....
     
  7. undathesea

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    I probably would not use my MLife card this trip if I were you. Even if you tell your host up front your not planning to play. It will only serve to pull down your average. Pull that sucker out for the taxi line but otherwise, leave it in your pocket.
     
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