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Playing on the same card?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by hornhiyo, Jul 23, 2014.

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  1. hornhiyo

    hornhiyo Low-Roller

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    Wife never receives offers, so figure this trip, she can just play off of my card.

    Anyone ever had an issue with two people playing off the same card at the same time?
     
  2. Ty

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    No problem for us playing on same card at same time.
    (Learned it here from Buddha.)
     
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  3. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    Lots of threads on this subject and its no, they don't care.

    At some places there might be an issue if you are both playing at the same craps or roulette table, but otherwise for things like slots and VP it doesn't matter if you both use the same card and you don't have to be beside each other or even in the same casino to do it.

    There used to be an urban legend aspect to two people using the same cards and if one hits a jackpot they don't get it because its not their card in the machine but that is totally false and what card is in the machine has no bearing on collecting the jackpot.
     
  4. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

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    Nope. You'll be fine.
    There's the slim chance of your other half getting a hand pay and if so just tell her to slip it out of the card reader before they
    come to ask for ID and SS#. Happened to me at Wynn (was playing my husband's card) and all was fine.
     
  5. Gofaster87

    Gofaster87 Low-Roller

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    This might only happen if you're lucky enough to hit a big jackpot with some else's card. Ive been warned before but only during certain promos.The worst that will happen is they might give you a lecture. They cant withhold winnings solely based on this.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    That's how we got to Platinum, both playing on my card. :)
     
  7. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    You didn't mention whichprogram she isn't receiving offers from, but it may be worth a trip to the players club desk to make sure they have the correct info. You could also have the 2 accounts linked and it wouldn't matter if she was using her card or yours, all the points would go into the same account.

    But, to the original question, yeah, no problem with her playing with your card, but she wouldn't be able to use it to redeem for any comps/etc since her name isn't on the card.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Welcome to Vegas Message Board!

    Not a problem at all. A few urban legends from time to time come up here, but not a problem. I have a drawer full of W2-s I won using my wifes card.
     
  9. Joe

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    At all Boyd properties in LV, the two of us only play on my card. Four Queens also.
     
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  10. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    I've done it at MLIFE for slots only.
     
  11. Gamesman

    Gamesman VIP Whale

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    Interesting. I'll try to convince the wife to use my card when she plays slots.
     
  12. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    In the spring at the Aria we would play the same tables and only show my card. I was rated on the total bets between the two of us every time we played. Every time we bought in, they said they put me in for the total buy-in. I was a little surprised by that.
     
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  13. ND80

    ND80 Low-Roller

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    Not sure whether you play at CET or MLife casinos but with MLife, you can just link your cards. That way you each have your own card but all express comps and tier credits are combined into one. Much easier for both to reach higher tier levels.
     
  14. Slotchick

    Slotchick High-Roller

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    We have been playing on my card for years and our accounts are linked with MLife. DH will use his card to keep it active for a couple hours on a trip but the rest of the trip he uses my card. As has been discussed here in the past, putting all the play on one card will make you look like "bigger player"; why not give yourself an advantage? We noticed an increase in FP and F&B with MLife when we moved our play to one card :)
     
  15. Joe

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    With Boyd, our cards are linked, but the only real advantage is that if my wife wants to purchase something using points and doesn't have enough, it will take them from my account. Gambling-wise, her card is separate from mine. Not by choice, that is just how they do it.
     
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    ND80 Low-Roller

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    Weird. I guess they all do it differently. With ours on MLife, everything is the same except for the names on the cards
     
  17. Gamesman

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    CET. But being able to link makes a good case to try Mlife.
     
  18. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As I understand with Mlife - you can link, but the offers are based on the PLAY of each player. So, depending on your individual levels of play it may be good or bad.
     
  19. ND80

    ND80 Low-Roller

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    This is something I get confused about. None of our 'offers' ever appear on the MLife site other than discounted rates. We do get email offers from individual casinos that are different. My wife gets the good ones from Bellagio where mine come from Mandalay Bay. The only significant difference between us is that she is the one who checked into Bellagio and I did it at Mandalay Bay. One day I'll figure this all out.
     
  20. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    My personal opinion (for what that is worth) is - if you both always travel together, put all the play on ONE card. The quality of offers on that card/number will increase.

    By the way, here is another reason that LINKED cards are not good. If each person plays enough to get decent offers, you could each book separate room nights in your own name to get around the back to back thing. If they are linked, I THINK you are unable to do that. Not 100% sure though since we put all of our play on just my card.
     
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