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Platinum Player in Another State Need Advice

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Skuba82, May 15, 2013.

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  1. Skuba82

    Skuba82 Tourist

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    Hello everyone and thank you in advance. I am a regular at my local casino in PA, all of the hosts, pit managers and dealers know me on a first name basis. I play atleast for a short period of time 5 days a week minimum. Usually Blackjack 25/hand and more often roulette anywhere from 20-250 per spin. I guess I am known locally as a regular on the roulette table as I have played for entire days when I am off work at a minimum of 50/spin. I have not been to Vegas for a little over 3 years but am working on planning a trip for my wife's birthday in July. Planning on staying 3-5 nights. Any suggestions on who or where I can talk to someone about my play to maybe get a room deal or some kind of comps?? I can provide documentation as to my play. Considering I would not be working I would say I would play a minimum of 4 hours/day roulette 50/spin 1 hour/day blackjack 25/hand and probably between my wife and I rotate 5000 per day thru the slots. I know this may not be huge play for Vegas, but I figure someone in here can point me in the right direction since I am a couple months out I would like to plan my trip the best way possible.
     
  2. dunebug81

    dunebug81 VIP Whale

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    Your best bet is to call where you would like to stay and tell them what you want. $5000 coin in per day should get you comped rooms at a wide varity of places.

    My suggestions would be NYNY, Flamingo, Monte Carlo, Ballys, Rio, harrahs, and mirage.
     
  3. Skuba82

    Skuba82 Tourist

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    Thank you. I assume I should ask for a host? Out of the places you mentioned who offers the best table comps for roulette? Do you know if any of them have a single 0 wheel or a "Rapid" roulette where the bets are digital but the dealer still spins the ball. My local just has 00's they used to have a rapid but they removed it. I once earned 100000+ player points in a few hours. I think because it was digital they ran up like slot points. In guessing most of the bigger casinos in Vegas probably have at least something like it.
     
  4. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Nearly all Strip casinos (and all off-strip casinos) will be interested in your roulette + slot machine play. Your blackjack play in terms of $ and time will be marginal beyond lower end casinos and may even work to your disadvantage by lowering your averages earned via roulette ($50 Roulette @ 4 hours vs. $25 Blackjack @ 1 hour).

    I decline being rated when I play table games at significantly smaller levels (50% or less) than my average rating. MGM may give at best casino rate for my $50 + BJ average (they used to give more), but would likely comp rooms at most properties for the same $50 / 4 hour average playing roulette. Your slot play will only help.

    If your local casino has no presence in Vegas, you can consider opening a line or credit or wiring your gambling funds and they will consider you for front end comps (rooms at minimum, other amenities based on your play at the end of the trip) to establish your rating at whichever hotel you choose.

    I typically pick the hotel / casino I like best and take whatever comps come my way, but others prefer shopping properties and staying at one which is not necessarily their preferred choice due to the fact they may offer free play (or more free play), a suite vs. a standard room, a higher meal allowance, etc.

    I do not use hosts, and have been comped at nearly every Vegas casino I've played signifcantly (damn you Wynn / Encore :) ) based on previous trips. A visit to the players club and or to a host on your first trip will work, based on your preference of who you would like to work with in the future.

    Best of luck and I look forward to reading your trip report.
     
  5. dunebug81

    dunebug81 VIP Whale

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    Single 0 wheels will be found in most high limit rooms. I'm not a roulette player but there are plenty here and I'm sure some could answer better than I can. I know ballys, flamingo, and rio all have rapid roulette. Real dealer reel wheel/ball but no chips. You place a bet from the screen. I'm sure the MGM properties have something similar.

    Have you ever played at any Caesars/Harrahs/Horseshoe properties before the used the Total Rewards card. If you have call 800-CAESARS and they can help you out with any offers/room comps or discounts. Calling a host with your fairly small play isn't going probably get you anything other than "I can give you the casino rate and then look over your play at thr end....blah blah blah." If you open up a line of credit or wire in some money that would get someone's attention.
     
  6. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    Are you talking about Platinum at CET? If so, log into your account, put your dates in and see what comes up. You might be surprised. Very often, even though you don't get any snail mail offers, you may still be able to get free rooms in Vegas.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Please clarify your title.

    Platinum with who?
     
  8. Skuba82

    Skuba82 Tourist

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    Platinum with my local casino in Pennsylvania.

    Thanks for the advice so far. My local casino owns an off strip casino in Vegas that I'm not really interested in going to. Does anyone know if any of the casinos with rapid roulette give player points based on the way traditional tables are or like slot points? I have been told that is one of the best ways to rack up points.

    Even if I can't find someone who will comp me upfront this trip I'm sure I will be getting all kinds of mail. I'm definitely going to try and make a few calls though. What is the minimum I could wire to the casino to any attention?
     
  9. mike_m235

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    Mirage has single zero roulette on the floor for $25 a hand minimum. That minimum didn't change all weekend when I was there.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    There are many threads here about upfront money. The basic summary is that it does not mean much, unless you are talking serious money - $$$$.

    After all, if all you had to do was wire money, folks would just do that, get the perks, then take the money back out.

    They want CONFIRMED play.
     
  11. OleoOleo

    OleoOleo Low-Roller

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    Years ago I had asked my host at my local casino in CT if she could do anything for me in Vegas. She asked where I wanted to stay and that time it was Mandalay Bay. She was able to get me all the nights I wanted comp'd.
     
  12. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    your best bet is to talk to your local casino. a host there can often contact a host in Vegas and confirm your play and get the ball rolling with them. then you walk in as a known player.
     
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