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One rewards account, two cards...

Discussion in 'Comps' started by jnojr, Jul 7, 2015.

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  1. jnojr

    jnojr Tourist

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    I'll be in Sin City this weekend with my GF. I'm wondering if there's any downside to giving her a second card for my players club account. She plays less and slower than me, but I'm not sure if it's just accumulated credits or if they do rack amount of bets and speed. I stick with Total Rewards mainly, but get cards anywhere I go because who knows?
     
  2. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    not really as long as you're both playing that same day

    if you take a day off and she low rolls it might drag down your avg for that day and trip total

    but if her gaming is just icing on your cake?...no worries
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, tier credits are tier credits as long as she doesn't play on your card for a day without you. If you earn 500 Tier in a 6-hour gaming day or 500 Tier in a 13-hour gaming day, marketing doesn't care about the time played within a day or the wagering it took to get there, afaik. So her play should give a slight bump to your daily average, which might lead into a mild improvement in offers on your account.

    As far as getting cards elsewhere...meh...if you ever think you may want to stay at one of those places in the future, I probably would only sign up for a card when planning to play a good amount for the day there [or they give you a good incentive to sign up: e.g. Casino Royale $20 loss rebate, or Tropicana $200 loss rebate (multiple installments though)]. The first marketing offer a casino gives you is often a better than an average one.
     
  4. jnojr

    jnojr Tourist

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    Thanks to both of you, great info!
     
  5. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    At the risk of restating the obvious, I thought I'd share our experience, since its something my wife and I really evaluated when we started making regular trips to Vegas part of our lifestyle.

    My wife plays on my account everywhere. When we were true low rollers it helped us get slightly better offers. Now that we have better jobs and spend more time (and significantly more money) gambling, the only observation I will make is that if we were both into the same thing it could be problematic. For example, we normally stay with Grazie, and they will throw in free entry to slot tournaments on top of our offer as an extra incentive. My wife LOVES slots, and LOVES tournaments, I'm not such a fan, so she plays as my proxy...but if we both wanted to play, we couldn't because we have only one entry for the account. I normally play tables and there's no issue, but when my wife plays (she only plays table minimum passline - can't even convince her why she should play odds), if she presents my card, I think it might actually bring down my rating since its 2 people on the account...or if she goes to blackjack and plays $10 BJ....same issue there...but someone more experienced with table games may know better than I how exactly that rating would work...it doesn't happen enough for me to raise it with a pitboss or my host.

    Also - at Grazie we can both access the Gold/Platinum lounges with my card - I don't know if that's how it works at other properties as well or not, we don't play anywhere else enough to get above their 2nd tier level.

    Just my observations. For us, having her on my card means we maintain our Gold status in about 1-2 days of play, which otherwise we might need 2 trips for since I only play enough slots occasionally to help earn some points.

    Like said elsewhere above, its gotten to the point I don't even bother with my card at most properties, such as Mlife properties, because we play there so little it's not worth accumulating points. We used to, but didn't earn enough to even warrant a free room, so we stopped. We do use it at CET because even just a few hours of play doing "drive bys" as we like to call it (when we walk through a casino and play 20-30 minutes before moving on - something we do up and down the strip constantly) is enough to earn us a few free nights with that program which we will use for our next trip to addon to our offer from Grazie. (enables us to extend a free 4 night offer into 7 nights without actually paying for the room).

    Just our experience.
     
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