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Quick and Easy Downtown Comp

Discussion in 'Comps' started by dutchvelvet, Jun 18, 2014.

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  1. dutchvelvet

    dutchvelvet VIP Whale

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    I've just started with Vegas tripping and really enjoy it. So far I've been at Mandalay Bay, and their return offers have really treated me right so far.

    This trip I'll be going with my wife, who has a convention to attend all days and I thought about checking out downtown one day.

    Since I'm down there I'd like to play a little, and since I'm playing I'd like to do it somewhere that will likely offer me a comp room for my 2015 trip. I'm hoping to go for a full week next year and a couple of days downtown would be a nice change up from the 3-5 days I'm likely to get at MB. I was thinking of just signing up for a players card and running a couple hundred through a VP machine or a BJ table.

    Any thoughts appreciated as to which of the downtown casinos tend to send out a teaser comp after a short play. Would it make sense to go somewhere that is going to match my mlife status? (Currently Gold, likely will hit plat year). I've heard good things about the nugget, should I try there?
     
  2. Joe

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    The Nugget is notorious for being stingy, but maybe for a teaser comp, it might be different. Before I got my latest offer, I would have said Four Queens, but they really cut me back this time.
    The casinos downtown are so close, it wouldn't be hard to sign up at all of them and there is cross-ownership. Boyd owns Main Street, Cal & Fremont. Four Queens & Binions have the same owner. Golden Gate and D are owned by the same company.
     
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  3. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    I don't know what your game of choice is but for VP I think the D has the best sign up offer. For 24 hours after signing up you get $5 for every 50 points in free play. That amounts to 1% cash back which is great. If you play for several hours, they will give you a pretty generous return offer. Four Queens has been good to me. I know Joe was downgraded for some reason but my offers have remained strong and I play nothing but 10/7 DB schedule. The Boyd houses will give you free nights for very little play. FP, food etc. take a little more effort.
     
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    I would tell you the 4 Queens. They have been consistent with me over 3 years, they did drop me back to my usual offer, but the previous offer was higher than usual.
     
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    I can't recall the specifics, and I'm sure the 'teaser' factor is in play, but my offers from the Downtown Grand have been remarkably generous for how little I spent during my visit there.
     
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    Downtown Grand had a 'we'll match offers from other properties' offer for your first stay - maybe they still have it.
     
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    I've been to the D twice. Gambled maybe $100 on slots each time. I've gotten multiple offers for 3 free nights any time (during a given month), dining credit and freeplay.

    Still not sure I wanna stay there, but they are definitely sending me snail mail offers....

    The latest one I got a few weeks ago.
    6 Free nights (3 in august, 3 in september)
    $25 in slot play for August and September
    $15 in food credit for August and September
    $25 match play for August and September
    BOGO ticketss for Frankie Scinta.
     
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    The D gives me a lot of offers and the Grand sent me offers after only about $40 of play there.
     
  9. Joe

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    If they still are offering it, they do charge the $11 resort fee per night. On a regular comp, they don't.
     
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  10. dutchvelvet

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    Thanks for all the quick responses. I think I'm going to try some VP, BJ, and Craps (10x odds seem good) at the D and see if they want to bring me back.

    I'm a sucker for dancing dealers.

    How do the coin VP machines there work? Do they still activate players club?
     
  11. Iamrice

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    I'd give the Grand a shot. They are throwing rooms, food and freeplay at people like crazy.

    I can get two nights any day of the week with $20 in FP and $20 in food for cycling a $1000 through VP.

    The VP pay tables aren't the best, but I bet if you spend a half hour hitting them you will get something similar to me.
     
  12. dewey089

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    Keno and I are on the same page. Here is the difference at the 4 Queens. Mailed offers are for 3 nights (not 2) and include weekends, the most expensive nights in any Vegas trip over 5 days.
    From the D I get 2 for 1 offers. I book these back to back with the 4 Queens and manage a cheap week.

    Now, don't go hog wild signing up for every downtown card. Just get one or two where you intend to seed your play. Newbie offers come just once in a lifetime. You don't want them all at once, but stretched out over a few years. As one place dries up, you seed another and look like a newbie to them.
     
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