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Pros/Cons of Sharing Players Card

Discussion in 'Comps' started by majorminor, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. majorminor

    majorminor Tourist

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    Hi Everyone! While reading TRs I's seen references to where couples play on the same players card or even have a joined account. I thought everyone had to have their own card in their own name... What are the pros or cons of doing this? We're visiting next month and although we have our own MLife cards we may give limited amount of play to CET/Wynn/VP during our walks up and down the strip. If we're only going to gambol at a casino for a few hours should we just get one card and both play on it? We typically play video poker...

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. NickyDim

    NickyDim VIP Whale

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    If reaching a level that's normally out of reach is your goal, doubling up on one card can get you there easier. If you always share 1 room between you, or share your free play, then you might as well just play on one card. It increases you Average Daily Theoretical losses which increase your comps and offers. Many couples play this way.
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    There's lots of threads on this.

    There are pros and cons to each and you have to decide what makes the most sense based on your play and needs.
     
  4. Joe

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    +1 on this
    If we didn't play on the same card, I wouldn't be able to maintain Emerald status at Boyd. We almost play 100% video poker. Me, dollars and my wife quarters.
     
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  5. majorminor

    majorminor Tourist

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    You are right! I should've searched first... Instead I only browsed the last several pages. Doooh!
     
  6. miniwhale

    miniwhale Low-Roller

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    Just so you know, each player does have their own card with their name and and own account number on it. You are basically combining your play on on account, but each player has their own account number.
     
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    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    Not with CET mini, they don't combine accounts like Mlife does. One person would have to get two cards so they could both use one.
     
  8. Auggie

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    First off, this is pretty common and don't worry about "do we have to sit together in the casino" or even having to be in the same casino - with tens of millions of members in their loyalty programs the casinos can't micromanage minute details like that.

    The pros of using one persons card: it makes that person look like a bigger player than they are. They might get better offers or move up in the loyalty program.

    The cons of using one persons card: the card can only be used by the person whose name is on the card. This might manifest itself if something like you have $50 in credit on the card (IE: 5000 rewards credits with Total Rewards) where only the person whose name is on the card can redeem the points or if it was something like a husband and wife and they are putting all their play on the husband's card and nothing on the wife's card... and then the wife has to go to Las Vegas for work, IE: a convention, and husband isn't going - in that case she wouldn't be able to use any room offers or cash in points on the card because he wouldn't be there.


    What you should do is probably have both of you sign up for each card but then if you are always going to be travelling together then just use one card, with the exception being MLife because they have a pretty good joint card program (it covers both the pros and cons above).
     
  9. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    We each sign up for separate cards and get two cards for each. We vary whose card we use based on where we are. Basically, downtown is mine and anywhere else is hers. This has worked really well for us. If she ever goes alone, she has offers at places that have pools in her name.
     
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