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Rant- Mlife Slots/To many Casinos to please

Discussion in 'Comps' started by littlepiggie, Jul 12, 2014.

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  1. littlepiggie

    littlepiggie VIP Whale

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    I hate the fact that you earn different points on different slots and they are not all clearly marked. I don't want to take the effort to decide which ones to play to maximize my comp. I used to try and keep status at a bunch of casinos but I have decided to stick to one. I am picking the Cosmo.

    THe only problem with the comso is that I give them consistent play over a long period of time and people who play far less than me get the same offers. I am hoping that I can keep them happy and I continue to get free rooms. I have often thought of giving up the concern of free rooms and paying up front and playing and if I get it free so be it. Are back end comps on the rooms easy at Harrahs/Mlife or is it harder to earn?
     
  2. pphold

    pphold pp Park Place Degenerate

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    At the first of this year I did a big play to make Diamond in a Day at Caesar's. It cost me $6K in losses. I was up $10k if I'd just stop and did not care to make Diamond in a day.

    Since then I've just been playing to win. I don't care about comps as IF i win chips it is far more than what they will COMP me.

    Don't get me wrong I still book free room offers and if I come across a place that will not comp my room I just ask them for a Casino rate and pay for the room and then say we can look at my play at the end. If they will comp it great if not I'll just have them charge me for the room.

    Now do make sure you get RATED when you play and get RATED properly at the tables so before you color up ask the Pit boss the Time and Average bet that they rate you at. If you play slots make sure your card is always used.

    So far this has worked for me. I have enough MLIFE self comps to cover anything i want. I had quite a bit of CET rewards credits til this last trip. I ZERO it out because I was treated badly but a VIP check out person.


    It is always better to get the comps upfront but if you can't just ask for a casino rate. Play to have fun and win money.

    I have found that if I pay for COMPS I always end up losing and if I just stopped when I wanted to I could have just paid for everything and some with the winnings BUT that just would not be a casino.

    Don't know if you are going to win more or if you are going to lose. And it is always fun to get COMPED.

    The offers Marketing sends out does not make sense to anyone. So I would just say ASK for what you think you should get and the worst they can do is say NO.

    And you might be very surprised at what they will do when they say YES.



    I would say just play to have fun and stop when you win. Don't worry about the COMPS if you earn them The casino will give them to you. IF you chase the comps you will would have been better off just paying for everything, UNLESS you hit a JACKPOT. It is a casino and anyone can get lucky.....
     
  3. lotso-bear

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    Yeah I learned the hard way and don't chase comps anymore. It's better off to pay for them outright. I like the Cosmo as well but they don't have a large selection of slots versus Aria/Bellagio/etc.
     
  4. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas Low-Roller

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    littlepiggie...........with the sale of Cosmo, I've been leery of keeping status there.
    It might Not matter towards the end of the year. Everything could change.

    I'm at Diam level CET, but don't bust my hump to get higher levels. Its easy for me to get Diam over the course of the year,
    without doing Diam in a day. Too easy to blow a huge chunk of change, for that. No thanks.
    Slow & easy.........
    And instead of going for higher diam.? I play on spouse's Or, sons card, to keep them Diam or Plat. We all win that way.

    Where at Cosmo?
    I'm afraid its going to take a lot more.....very soon...........good luck
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I have done the same. No interest in getting 7 Stars as the extra perks are pretty much nothing. Almost think it labels one as a big degenerate - LOL!
     
  6. LV_Bound

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    The comps system and offers are the main reasons we switched from MLife to CET.

    One time at NYNY my wife was playing a much older machine playing maybe max bet of 45 cents.
    At the same time I was playing the new Money Vault machine doing $3/spin.
    After playing 30+ plus minutes I had something like 89 points.
    I asked my wife what she had thinking if I had 89 at $3/spin she probably had 20 at 45 cents a spin, but nope, she had about 60.

    Sure we weren't playing at the exact same rate but at 7x the spin amount I expected to have significantly more.


    Also since we pretty much gamble all day we like to move to different casinos throughout the day.
    At MLife your play only counts at that particular casino.
    With CET it doesn't matter where you play.
     
  7. chonglosaxon

    chonglosaxon MIA

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    I couldnt agree more with this thread. I will gladly pay for a room in advance than feel i have to chase comps, even.though i dont remember the last time i paid for a room. I like to hit and run. I am there to have fun and make money and make money. I could care less, if i had to pay for a hotel room as long as i won good money on the trip.

    Never chase comps.
     
  8. lotso-bear

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    No kidding. Nowadays I pay for my rooms at Aria when they're reasonable (<$200 per night) instead of hoping to get it comped. From my understanding, Aria has extremely high expectations when it comes to comped rooms, even on weekdays during the off-seasons.
     
  9. BayouBengal

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    Exactly, not enough people follow this advice. My rule is never to book a room or have a meal that I wouldn't be comfortable paying out of pocket for. And at the end of the trip when I talk to a host, what I get comped is bonus and reward for what I risked. Don't gamble more than you're comfortable with know when to walk away from the damn table. If you turned your $200 buy in to $800 WALK AWAY! That $600 profit is more than any comp you'll likely generate if your bankroll only allows $200 buy ins.
     
  10. Grid

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    I know Mlife doesnt mark all of their "Specialty" slots but there is a very easy way to identify which ones these are!

    If its a game you want to play chances are its a specialty slot.

    Its just that easy! All kidding aside the above is mostly true. Nearly every single new game that comes out is now a specialty. They even went in and dicked with some classic games from the 90's that are still on the slot floor. Pinball at Luxor is a normal slot and you get credit for your 3 bucks, or whatever it is now. Pinball at Mirage is now a "specialty" game and costs you $10 to get the same. Even Top Dollar, another oldie, is a "Specialty" at some properties. Its not themed or a progressive. So it doesnt follow any of their rules for "Specialty" games. Its just those older titles tend to have a decent payback, as far as slots go, so they want to hammer your comps down.

    I hate that its $5.00 for 1 point at CET. But at least they are fucking consistent!

    My last MGM stay I blew $1500 in 2 nights at New York New York. That was in Feb. I am gold, last year I was Platinum after 4 visits. My offers are $75 in free play and a room everywhere for 3 days. Some places just week days. I stayed at CP for 2 nights on the same trip. Lost nearly as much at the slots and CET is giving me a room for 5 days at any property even weekends. Plus a $400 visa card and a cruise for 2. Other offers with CET are for $700 in Free play plus other add ons.

    MGM used to care about me, but I think the hit and run MyVegas players are hurting real gamblers.
     
  11. dvandentop

    dvandentop VIP Whale

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    Mlife gives better shit to people who can sit in front of a pc and play dumb myvegas then people who drop $5k + each trip at their props it seems. Hearing about myvegas rewards for just playing a game with no risk annoys me
     
  12. lotso-bear

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    I play myVegas and redeemed more than $3K in rewards. Sadly, my time spent in front of a computer has gotten me more comps than playing... I play quite a lot too...
     
  13. dvandentop

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    Yeah so you see what my vantage point is... seems they are rewarding social media game more then coin in or table rating.
     
  14. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    Someone posted about making sure you ask the pit boss what you were rated. I've never done this before and wanted to know if it's worth it. I play some $25 black jack but most is at the $10 level. I do increase my bet in a 2-1-2 style at the $10 level, not so much at the $25 level. Also some craps if it's $5, double or triple odds and buying the occasional 6 and\or 8.

    I don't keep track of my time or bet so I always figured if I didn't know how could I argue against what the pit boss had me down for. Do I need to keep track? Will they ask the dealers if they have me lower than what I thought? Or at level of betting, is it even worth it?
     
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