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Received a CET offer

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Joe, Nov 15, 2014.

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  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Good Jan 4- Feb 26.

    Two free nights in both months and $50 in freeplay. Even though I haven't played in a CET casino in about 3 years, I'm still on their snail mail list. What's different about this offer is that it includes all their Vegas properties and the FP. Usually Caesar's, Paris & PH have a fee.

    Anyway, double booked Paris for our Feb trip. A chance to see what has changed on the Strip in 3 years. We are still at MSS and we'll take the WAX for a day of sightseeing and use my $50 FP. Offer is only good Sun-Thur, but that still works out.

    EDIT: Cancelled after I found out there is a $25 per night resort fee, even on a comp!
     
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  2. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    Obviously Joe these are not UNUSUAL times!! Others will chime in with 25 $ for a room, pretty cheap compared to the Ramada down the street back home. True but then "the principle of the thing" rears its ugly head and I am much like you, cancel.......(damn, think of all the porn slapper cards you haven't seen in all those years....+ you could test the open container law on the strip too!)
     
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  3. goldengreeke

    goldengreeke Tourist

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    $25 for a room at a casino resort is dirt cheap, but that's not the issue. A comped room means a FREE room, not a free room plus twenty five dollars!
     
  4. Joe

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    Exactly my thinking. If I was going to Vegas and wanted to stay on the Strip for $25 per night, I'd be happy. But we are staying downtown and I was just going to book this as an excuse to go the Strip.

    I'll throw out the offer to family members and if one of their trips overlap ours, I can check in and they can use it. But they are also downtown fans, so I have my doubts.
     
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  5. BCMike

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    It's sounds like you didn't even plan on using the room? Hopefully the resort fee causes others to have the same reaction you did if they want to do the same thing.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    First off, folks usually can get comp room nights WITHOUT any offer if they had some play. Log in and pick the nights you want.

    Next, if somebody is only taking a room because of an offer like FP but do not want not want to pay the resort fee - then CET is accomplishing what they want. They are keeping freeloaders out of the casino/hotel.
     
  7. PHVHost

    PHVHost CET Casino Host

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    Typically, 99% of comp level players don't have issues with resort fees because they aren't charged them due to their tier status or their play covers it. It doesn't take much play to comp resort fees, and most hosts won't let something like resort fees keep someone from staying with the brand. That being said, there is a segment of customers that are in between host rate and comp, and that level adds on the resort fee. The only thing that gives hosts pause about resort fees is, from what I have seen and been told by many of the hosts I work with, is that folks that are concerned with resort fees on top of a comp room probably aren't going to play much, if at all, otherwise those that do play know its a moot point since it will be comped anyways. If you want to rebook I'll cover your resort fees.
     
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    PHVHost CET Casino Host

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    Typically, 99% of comp level players don't have issues with resort fees because they aren't charged them due to their tier status or their play covers it. It doesn't take much play to comp resort fees, and most hosts won't let something like resort fees keep someone from staying with the brand. That being said, there is a segment of customers that are in between host rate and comp, and that level adds on the resort fee. The only thing that gives hosts pause about resort fees is, from what I have seen and been told by many of the hosts I work with, is that folks that are concerned with resort fees on top of a comp room probably aren't going to play much, if at all, otherwise those that do play know its a moot point since it will be comped anyways. If you want to rebook I'll cover your resort fees.
     
  9. moefoe81

    moefoe81 Low-Roller

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    Good stand up host! For me if they offer me a couple free nights and get charged resort fees, I am ok with it because I am not paying for the room so I would be happy to hand over $25 a night for a "free room" any day but if I am getting charged $100 a night plus $25 a night resort fee I will reconsider. I agree with Hunter that if someone is going to be concerned with resort fees aren't going to play much. If you know you are going to gamble quite a bit why not see at check out if you will get the resort fee comp or if you have a host to see if the host would comp it for you.

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  10. Grid

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    Not to sound like a dick but this is the very reason that CET has resorted to these Resort Fee's. Instead of putting gamblers in those rooms that will pay for their stay via play in the casino. They were giving away rooms to people that are going to double book, grab the free play and not give them a day's worth of gamble. At least now when people take advantage they will recoup $25 which should cover house keeper, water and electric used for the day.
     
  11. dean_1492

    dean_1492 High-Roller

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    Lets see if CET cleans up the casinos like MGM did. If they put that money to use, that's all I ask. Clean up the Flamingo halls, and USE that money wisely.

    They probably wont, but it's a thought.
     
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