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Number of Nights/Comp rating

Discussion in 'Comps' started by soled905, Mar 10, 2016.

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  1. soled905

    soled905 Low-Roller

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    Hopefully this question makes sense: I've got 3 nights booked, but am considering coming in late the night before for a 4th night. Will they average my play over 4 days instead of 3 if I do that even if I don't put my card in any machines until the next morning? My overall budget will be the same, so I don't plan on gambling that first night, anyway. I just don't want to risk lowing my average just for coming in to sleep one extra night.
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You did not mention the casino, as the rules vary a bit.

    But, in most cases, if you use your card when you register, it hits the system. Same on the day you leave.

    In general, MGM uses the full trip. CET uses individual days.

    Are you flying or driving? (flight changes can be brutal)
     
  3. soled905

    soled905 Low-Roller

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    Oops, sorry. Staying at the Mirage. I wasn't planning on using my card until the next morning.

    Flying Southwest, and they're usually fairly simple to switch flights. I already know it won't cost me any more to switch.
     
  4. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    If your MLife account is associated with the extra night at the hotel, it'll count regardless of whether you stick your card in a machine or not.
     
  5. soled905

    soled905 Low-Roller

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    Thanks, Chuck. So by getting the extra day through the same marketing people it would be automatically associated with my Mlife account? I have a 3 night free deal at the moment.

    Anyway around that? Pay full price by calling the normal reservation line? Or something better, I hope.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    At mlife, it will not matter. 3 days, 4 days 5 days.

    As to SW - if you are already paying a higher fare, then it might not cost you anything. If you are on a cheaper fare, it might cost a little.
     
  7. soled905

    soled905 Low-Roller

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    What won't matter at Mlife? I can stay an extra day and it won't hurt my rating?

    On SW, this change will be cheaper because it's coming from a fire training ops that my employer paid for to get me home afterwords. They are allowing me to switch flights and go straight to vacation and the trip to Vegas is less than half the cost than my flight home, so they will save money from me doing this. I already bought my own ticket home from Vegas a few days later.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Mlife does not look at days. They look at your trip.
     
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    soled905 Low-Roller

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    Interesting. Thanks, much. I was always under the impression they took they took my average theo each day. Guess I'll come in one night early:)
     
  10. Chuck2009x

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    Can you define "trip"?

    Are you saying a guy who stays 3 nights and does $15k coin in on a slot is viewed the same as a guy who takes 7 nights to do it?
     
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    Here's something to keep in mind, because I fall into the trap so many times and we 'players' should know better. We focus on our Theo/average bet because we want our comps. We shouldn't !! Comps work because they give us something for nothing based solely on the fact that we were going to do it anyway!

    So, if you win one evening, and you want to stop for the trip because you don't want to put the money at risk, then of course your comps may be reduced. However, those comps can easily be bought with hard cash. That's the point. How many times have we all put $$$ at risk to try and maintain our rating (to qualify for the free room and F&B and tickets, and Limos and flights), when in fact our winnings are enough to make up for the loss in comps and much more. So...we continue to put $$$ at risk every day, for the number of hours we know we need to play for. Well....the law of probability means that we will either give it all back, or lose our capital over a period of time.

    A friend of mine told me once to focus on what I want to do, instead of worry about what I need to do to qualify for 'freebies'. They are not free! You have to risk your money in order to 'earn' those comps. So, take that extra night and come in early and do something else in town. It's your choice as to how you spend your time and what you want to do. Earning comps should be secondary to your choice as to whether to gamble and put your money at risk. How many times have we lost our capital in playing time to 'earn' that free room, when our capital could have paid for the room several times over. The key must be to maximise the comps based on your actual playing time, which is not the same as trying to earn comps by increasing your playing time beyond what you want to. I think I'm writing this for my own benefit actually!!!
     
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