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Playerscards - Stratosphere

Discussion in 'Comps' started by koschwan, May 20, 2016.

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  1. koschwan

    koschwan Tourist

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    I also have a question: My fiance and I are going to our Honeymoon to Vegas in August. We will be married by then. We will be staying at the Stratosphere Hotel for almost two weeks. I used to stay there about 10 years ago, and by now they have a Different Players Card and I lost the one I used back then. I assume that I have to make a new one, is that right?
    We do have a joint gambling budget for that trip so is it possible to get something like connected players cards or Partner cards or something like that (do they have that at the Stratosphere)? I guess it will be much easier to get good comps that way when we collect "Points" together? Am I right with that? If not, is it possible to get comps for something we put on the room bill like food, resort Fee etc. when both our namens are on the room and we both have different Players cards?
    How do you guys do that when beeing in Vegas as a couple? Partner Players Cards? Only use one Players Card together (in that case you will have to take turns with gambling)? Getting comps on room bills with two Players Cards?

    I really hope somebody can answer my questions, I am so confused and I really would like to know how others do it.
     
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    If you guys always travel as a couple to gamble I would suggest just one card with two copies. You can have a pair of active cards going at once without issue. I have published a pretty comprehensive report in the past comparing players clubs and I have talked to a bunch of gamblers. And it really seems like the bounce back offers/comps are greater when you have 2 players on one card VS 2 cards being linked.

    The casino will think you are that much larger of a player VS two OK players! The downside is only one of you will be given a comped room (if you qualify) VS both getting OK offers. But the offers that one account is piling up points on should be getting much better offers.

    Such as an upgraded room or suite comped VS a standard room offer. The free play will certainly be more (I guess you would have to share it). The wife and I had linked cards under the old MGM program and the offers were just OK. We always stayed/played together anyway so we would never use 2 rooms on the same trip. Once we switched to the double up on one card the offers were MUCH more advantageous. Two players linked, in my case, never qualified for food comps (resort credits). Once we switched to just my card we were seeing $100 or so in resort credit for every trip. Free play went from $25 each (or so) to $100 just on my end.

    So for our standard vacation we went from having 2 rooms comped (and only using one) to having a suite comped. Since she did not book a room offer she couldnt get her $25 in free play. So i went from just $25 in free play (when booked) to $100 in free play. Add in the food credit and our vacations were just that much better!

    The only danger of doubling up is that if you travel alone, and obviously dont put through the same play as you were with both players, your offer will drip accordingly after awhile.
     
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    I thank you so much for your nice and helpful information :thumbsup:
     
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    You are most welcome! Your millage may vary, others might have a different take on the matter. If you are interested I have a trip report out there about my stay at the Strat. I liked the place more than I thought I would. It seems pretty easy to get a free room on a bounce back offer. But the free play they sent me was much more inline with a locals joint VS a typical Vegas resort.
    Trip report is posted here:

    https://sites.google.com/site/lvgrid/journal-blog/n-rides-slots-unicorns-sept-2014
     
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