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My experience being comped at Cosmo

Discussion in 'Comps' started by ncoday, Mar 31, 2016.

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  1. ncoday

    ncoday Tourist

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    Couple of notes about my Host Experience and Comps received from Cosmo:

    We were at Cosmo during a slower time, Monday to Thursday. Our host made the reservation for a Terrace Studio at $175/nt with resort fees optional which we of course declined. I had to do some work which would have been nice to have wifi for, but was able to tether my computer to my phone without issue. Not worth spending $32/day for wifi.

    We put a meal at Secret Pizza ($15), STK ($240), Va Bene Cafe ($15), Wicked Spoon ($28), and a couple of Spa treatments ($295) on our room.

    Our final bill was about $30 total after comps. That means between our identity points and back end comps we received ~$1100 in comps.

    I earned about 21,000 identity points and made Sterling the morning of our second day.

    Total coin in was about $32,000 on slots (no VP) and about 6 hours of PGP at $80/hand.

    I don't know what our theoretical slot loss was but our actual loss was about $2800, most of this was the last night when I was feeling pretty loose after a bottle of wine at STK. lost about $1500 on $25 slots alone in 15 minutes.

    Cosmo is a beautiful hotel, and I would like to thank Kevin and his staff (Cosmopolitan_SlotVP) for taking care of us.
     
  2. rycelover

    rycelover Low-Roller

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    Excellent recap and thanks for sharing! Good to hear that you received some generous back end comps.
     
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  3. ncoday

    ncoday Tourist

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    This was my first trip ever having a host set things up for me, and I was happy with how well everything went. In my past trips to Vegas and even more frequently Reno I left a lot in comps on the table.

    A few tips to those who are new to the comp experience:

    1. Don't be afraid to ask, the worse they can say is no. Host originally offered me a terrace one bedroom, and I countered with terrace studio for same price and she agreed. You can negotiate.

    2. $10,000 coin in per day is a lot more than it seems. You aren't going to do it playing $1 a spin on penny slots unless you are just glued to the seat all day. Playing higher denominations gives you better returns (lower casino hold) and gives you time to explore other things Vegas has to offer.

    3. Charge everything you can to the room. We charged all of our meals at Cosmo and left cash tips.

    4. The casino doesn't really care if you won/lost until you start talking big numbers, they only care about what you should have lost. 10% hold on slots and $32k coin in, should've lost $3,200. $80/hand for 6 hours at PGP should've lost about $600. Winning doesn't really matter and should not factor in to whether or not you get comps, ask anyway. (Numbers for example only, I have no idea how Cosmo calculates theo)

    5. Always use your player's card.
     
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