Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by rycelover, Oct 7, 2016.
Question re promotional chips from Harrahs... are they play until you lose or one time use?
AFAIK, play until you lose.
We play slots/VP and were always able to get vouchers for slots instead of the chips. We also could get the vouchers for any denomination so we get $20 vouchers and play our way around the casino. We'll be there in two weeks.
Slot vouchers have an expiration date. Chips can be accumulated. I will have about $1600 worth on my next trip. OP is primarily a table player. I am primarily a slot player but chose to accumulate promo ships.
We only get there twice a year so slot vouchers work best for us and we don't play table games so, for us, it's a no-brainer.
DL, I forgot, do You have time to meet up on 11/4-11/6?
Feel free to make a side trip to Vegas and I'll buy dinner!
Isn't slot free play a much better deal than promotional chips?
It depends. There are a lot of table games players that HATE slots. It all depends on how you want to do it. I have saved up about $1200 in Tahoe chips and $500 in Reno chips.
The WInter promotion at Harrahs Tahoe (for me) is $480 in promo chips/free play. I had originally planned to save them for 2017 play, but I may have to use them when I meet with Rycelover in November.
I plan to play $50-$100 a hand Blackjack and see what I end up with, then cash in and go to the slots.
I have it in my calendar. I will see my host at dinner next Thursday (10/13). I will verify
1)Promo chips are "play until you lose"
2)That I can get a room in Reno (may have to appease my Reno host) or Tahoe that weekend.
So if you have a $100 promo chip, if you win at BJ you turn it into a $100 real chip or $200 in real chips?
If it's play until you lose, they pay you $100 in real chips and you keep the $100 promo chip.
If it's a "one time" chip, they take it and give you $200 in real chips.
Rycelover is alive!
Hmm how long is that drive?
Flying is quicker just like liquor!
Ok that makes sense. I've seen some casinos merely replace your promotional chip with one $100 chip if you win. That would be terrible.
Promo chips are usually worth 50% of face value...slot play is worth about 90% of face value (because it can be "sucked out" on video poker and voila, free cash)
I've literally NEVER seen this happen, unless the dealer is making a HUGE mistake.
Play till you lose = Original chip stays in play just like regular money
One-time use = Paid on a winner, and they collect the free chips (i.e.: $100 bet BJ, you get paid $150 and they take the $100 promo chip)
Thanks Tim. That was my point. Slot/vp play is worth a lot more than promotional chips. But I guess it depends on how he casino pays you off at the tables when using the chips.
I had $150 in promo chips at PH. I had six $25 promo chips. Each $25 bet at BJ the promo chip was taken regardless of outcome. Think I walked with $75 in live chips. This was about five years ago.
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