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OK So You Want To Get A Comp?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Ben Jammin, Mar 30, 2014.

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  1. Ben Jammin

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    This Topic Has been discussed here time and again and as the gambling horizon changes so also are the accessibility of Casino Comps.

    The very term "Comp" stands for "Complimentary"

    Definition: com·pli·men·ta·ries.

    something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.


    Well, Casino Comps are anything but free. You simply receive back a small percentage of what you spend, primarily "Gambling".

    However, what you play also dictates your percentages.

    Low denomination Reel Slot players that risk larger amounts of cash receive a higher rating than Table Game or Video Poker players. It's all about the house take.

    There's really no secret way to earn comps, the casinos know what and how much you play and you will receive comps accordingly.

    If you're a table player and willing to risk a large stake over a many hours then by all means get rated as you sit down, hand the pit boss your player's club card and buy in with your entire bankroll. Now that doesn't necessarily mean you'll risk it all, but it gets the pit bosses attention. You are rated by bet size and time.

    Slow playing and chipping (betting the minimum on every hand) just aggravates the dealers, so play at an acceptable pace and don't try to slow down the game. Dealers are rated on their speed. How many decisions per hour and so forth.

    If you're a slot player you can put it a few hundred, all you have to do is to hit the cash out button when you leave, don't forget to do that!. It's better to play the maximum coins on a dollar slot, or quarters for that matter, but if you're on a nickle or penny video game machine those numbers can add up quick and the return is the worst, as low as the 80% range in some cases.

    Need I tell you to always use your player's card?

    Then there are the casino promotions, multiple point days and bonuses, do some research.

    Here's a good site;

    http://www.advantageplayer.com/lasvegas/

    Fun Books? Yes those are great but getting scarce. Usually for hotel guests given at check in. They allow for any hotel guest to get a two for one or a match play in some cases, discount drinks, buffet comps or discounts and so on.

    Some casinos offer a coupon sheet monthly to slot club players. Casino Royale is such a casino. There are other ongoing and special limited time promos, do the homework.

    It's not like the old days on the Travel Channel where Jean Scott "The Queen of Comps" has a garage full of gifts, and has never once paid to stay in casino hotel room. And Anthony Curtis's infamous "Coupon Run" with Bethany where they find a dime on the ground and that's good for two cups of coffee at the "Westward Ho"!

    Coupons Coupons Coupons. it's been rumored that some coupon junkies have been known to dumpster dive in the back of Condominium and Apartment complexes, and the trash bins behind the casinos.

    So, comps are good right? You bet but the idea is to get you to spend even more money than you might have originally intended. And after all, those casinos weren't built on winners.

    Last but not least, never play for comps alone. You'll go broke trying to achieve Nirvana.

    Good Luck !

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  2. Nittany1

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    Pretty good overview Ben.

    I have not seen a coupon book in years but I get the point.

    The casinos really understand human nature and continuously offer inducements that work all too often.
    I can't tell you how many times I see postings here saying I'm xx points from Pearl or Gold and I only need a little more to get there.

    The entire tier system is designed to encourage players to play more for comps and to be acknowledged as being "special"
    Play within your budget and not above to get comps.
     
  3. engicedave

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    Good post. Great explanation.

    Let me add this; If you needed the above post to understand the comp system, you do not need a host. Just get a players card and use it every time you play a machine and/or belly up to a table game.
    Then charge your meals or whatever to your room, and then at the end of the trip, before you check out, go back to the players club and tell them you're checking out and "what can you do for some of my room charges, PLEASE" (Be amazed how much a simple "please" will get you in LV, since they're used to so many people being complete drunken or obnoxious dicks).
    After that, after they do whatever it is they can do, you'll have an idea of what your level of play can get you in comps.
     
  4. paperposter

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    if your really need a host they will find you ,it never hurts to ask but be realistic.

    i was play at mgm the othyer nite played 1 hour 31 minutes my average bet 341$ i was betting between 200$ and 1000$ a hand bj, when i woke up the next day i had an email from a host offering me please stay next time at mgm , take in some shows see some sporting events .please contact me to let me make what ever aragments you need.funny thing is a have an aria host. so mlife is competing with each other while cet doesnt .:confused2:


    if you play at a boyd or downtown you need to play a lot less to get comps at higher end places alot more , but the color of your card means nothing except a buffet line pass, its all about what your worth to the casino:nworthy:
     
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    Played/stayed for about 5 years at MGM Grand...........got NOTHING.......than reading hear years ago that if you took $100 at CET and tried to stretch it into 3 hours of play you should get a offer.....told other half here's a hundy go to town.........and now it's been about 4-5 year without having to pay for rooms.....HOWEVER, this year we have to pay that resort fee for our convenience.......LOL

    BTW after NOT playing at MGM for 2-3years we 3 nights comp offer via email in a newer redone king room.....and now nothing again......so screw MGM until the next love letter arrives.....LOL
     
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    So Sorry.........double post.....
     
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    OK, so you .......

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