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Discussion in 'Comps' started by twins_mom, May 10, 2012.

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  1. twins_mom

    twins_mom Tourist

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    Can someone please give me the short version of what this is? I gather it has to do with points earned from gambling and booking hotels, etc. Is this something I should be signing up for before our first trip or can I sign up for it while I'm there? We are booked to stay at the Monte Carlo, planning on gambling a little. Is it worth looking into?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Lucky92

    Lucky92 Tourist

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    I'd like to hear about this as well. We booked at the Bellagio for our first ever Vegas trip (in June) and got signed up with mLife. Not sure if we have to be big gamblers to benefit from it. We'll definitely do some but I'm sure it won't compare to many.
     
  3. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    MLife is a casino loyalty program that lets the hotel and casino track how much you gamble.

    The more you gamble the more points you earn. The more points you earn the more free stuff you are entitled to.

    To the casino they also want to determine just how bad they want you to come back - the more they want you to come back the more stuff they are willing to offer (free or discounted rooms, free food, free gambling, etc).
     
  4. twins_mom

    twins_mom Tourist

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    Could we sign up at our hotel and still get points for our current stay? I doubt that we would receive the card via the mail before our trip.
     
  5. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    You won't receive the card in the mail - at least not from what I remember. Before my very first trip, I recall signing up online for all the Players Cards, but there was no option to have them mailed. You will already be in the system and when you go to the Players Club desk you just hand them your ID and they will print the card out for you. You should pick the card up before you check in, and then you can just present the card to the reservations agent so that your hotel cost can be applied. Or, you can call and ask the reservations desk if you can just check in and then bring the card to the desk at some point during your stay to have the points applied before you check out. (FYI - many hotels will also give you a 10% discount for showing a AAA Card upon check in. I know most of the MGM hotels like Bellagio do, and others might as well. You can pick up a AAA discount book at the Travelocity desk inside the Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile shops as well.)

    You cannot get a player's card for every hotel - if you pick up an MLife card at The Monte Carlo's player's desk for example, it is good at all of the MGM Resorts hotels and the same for a Caesars Entertainment card. Some hotels (like Planet Hollywood, Venetian/Palazzo or Wynn/Encore) are not part of MGM or CET so you would have to get those cards separately. If you are interested in earning comps at a specific hotel you can concentrate your main play at that hotel but you will earn points on your card by playing at any hotel that belongs to the same family under the player's card umbrella.

    It is completely free to sign up and the benefit is that you will be on the casino's radar, even if you are not a high roller. Always be sure to put the card in the slot (and make sure that the card is registering properly in the machine) before playing. You would be surprised - you might not get free comped nights right away but you could get special discounted rates and great deals for future stays.

    With MLife, they recently allowed you to get points for retail purchases as well as gaming - which includes the money you pay for your hotel room, and most restaurants and shops on MGM property.

    Last week I was dining at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant inside of the Crystals Mall and they could not put the points on the player's card because they are owned by Wolgang Puck and not MGM, but a simple visit to the player's club desk fixed that - so it is always good to ask if you are not sure.

    Here is a great article that gives you more information and explains the benefits for each level of player's card that you can get:

    http://www.vegastripping.com/news/blog/3851/m-life-tiered-benefits-explained/
     
  6. bedaniels

    bedaniels Low-Roller

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    Yes, you can sign up at the player’s club desk or at any table game. They will take your id, issue you a players card, and give you your id back.

    Insert the players card into any slot machine and the slot machine will track your play as far as "coin in" ~ money gambled, rate of play, and time of play. Or give the card to the dealer when you buy in at a table game and the pit boss will track your average bet and time at the table.

    All these things add up to comps which equals money off your bill at the end of your stay. You can check your express comps on the newer slot machines or on your cell phone to see how much off your room bill you have earned through your play.

    The longer you play the more comps you earn, charge everything to your room so your bill can be adjusted for earned comps at the players club desk before you check out.

    Note: At Monte Carlo they will expect at least $15/hand at most table games to be rated. At Bellagio its at least $25/per hand.

    Have a good trip.
     
  7. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I think this is the biggest benefit, by far, for the casual gambler. The odds are if you only plan on playing a little, the amount of free stuff they give you on this trip will probably be fairly inconsequential with respect to your overall budget. But, the offers they send you (via email, snail mail or on their website) can save you significant money on your next trip if you decide to take one. And if you are willing to travel there during the less popular times of year, you may very well see an offer that is way beyond what you think you might “deserve” based on your gambling.
     
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    cloudi63 MIA

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    There is one correction in clicking on the website from previous poster. As in the article it states "Noir" is invited only guest, no this is not true, this is for anyone who reaches 1 million tier credits, so you could be joe blow off the street have a very lucky streak and gamble gamble gamble and if you reach 1 million tier credits, you reached "Noir" status, invited or not
     
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    No matter at what casino you gamble, make sure to use your player's card.
    For MGM properties it is called MLife.

    Although you are working for future comps make sure you check with the players club desk the night BEFORE checking out as you can get your current room comped based on your play which is why its important to use your player's card.

    Also you will accumulate Express Comps which can be used for food or morning coffee and possibly your room if you accumulate enough.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Sign up when you get to Vegas.

    Use it all the time.

    Though you do get points for spending at hotel on food, etc., do not get too excited about that. Unless you are spending megabucks, it will not amount to much. The real points are in gambling. And, again, if you tend to play $100 a week, or even a day, you are not going to get many points to get excited about.
     
  11. bdg626

    bdg626 Low-Roller

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    Just to clarify, for the OP, Planet Hollywood is part of CET.

    :beer:
     
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