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Promotional chips from Harrahs Lake Tahoe

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by rycelover, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. rycelover

    rycelover Low-Roller

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    Question re promotional chips from Harrahs... are they play until you lose or one time use?
     
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  2. DaiLun

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    AFAIK, play until you lose.
     
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  3. NandJfrmNJ

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    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.
     
  4. DaiLun

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    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.
     
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  5. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    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.
     
  6. rycelover

    rycelover Low-Roller

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    DL, I forgot, do You have time to meet up on 11/4-11/6?
     
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  7. Hoofy7

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    Feel free to make a side trip to Vegas and I'll buy dinner! ;)
     
  8. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Isn't slot free play a much better deal than promotional chips?
     
  9. DaiLun

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  10. DaiLun

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    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.
     
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  11. meyers67

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    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?
     
  12. DaiLun

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    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.
     
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    Rycelover is alive!
     
  14. rycelover

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    Hmm how long is that drive?
     
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    Flying is quicker just like liquor! ;)
     
  16. meyers67

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    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.
     
  17. TIMSPEED

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    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)
     
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
  20. dnreyes23

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    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.