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Reservation strategy - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by FuriousGeorge, May 24, 2014.

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  1. FuriousGeorge

    FuriousGeorge Tourist

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    We're back in LV for two weeks starting 19th June and want to experiment with our choice of a downtown hotel. We're planning three nights downtown in the middle of our vacation and want to book a room on arrival. We've already got three nights booked at the El Cortez at the start of our trip and I'm wondering if we should do most of our gambling in one specific casino in order to generate some comp goodwill?

    (We've previously stayed at the Nugget and the Plaza and want to try elsewhere.)

    Does this sound like a strategy that will work? If so, can you recommend where we should gamble at the start of the trip so we can perhaps have some loyalty points we can use one week later for a room?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. kittyglitter_mm

    kittyglitter_mm Low-Roller

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    That's really risky especially if the days are on a weekend. I think I would go ahead a book a room in one of your names, then both use the other persons players club card to see if you generate comps. At least if the hotel is full or you are not comped you still have a room. I think Four Queens, Golden Gate or the D would be best. Of tHose, the D is the nicest, IMHO.
     
  3. FuriousGeorge

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    Thanks Kitty. You make a good point - I hadn't anticipated any problems with room availability. Mind you, we'll be looking for a room for three nights commencing Monday 30th June rather than over a weekend, so it may be ok.

    My wife is pretty risk averse, and likes to have stuff booked well in advance, but I'm all for taking a little risk now and again. Has anyone else had experience of turning up at a downtown check-in and negotiating a deal on the spot? Is there anything to be gained?
     
  4. merlin

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    From my experience you will get the best offers from the boyds places(cal/fremont/mss), the el-cortez, the d/golden gate, and the plaza. I would not play in only one place as that defeats the purpose of playing downtown. If you spread it around and give at least reasonable play, you will get offers from most of them. The plaza will give you free rooms for almost no play for example.

    I dont think any of them will act fast enough on play to generate an offer a week later however, a host would be the only way IMO.
     
  5. FuriousGeorge

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    I've not had any reason to call on a casino host on previous trips
    . How does this work? Are they interested in low-rollers? If we gamble $500 in, say, the D in our first couple of days, is a casino host in the D able to consider our spending if we contact him/her one week later when we'd like to reserve a room for a few nights? Sorry if this seems a naive question, but I'm entering uncharted waters. :wave:
     
  6. keno60

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    Here is an option stay at the 4 Queens and play and ask the host if they will pick up your room charge. I did it with a BOGO and have been staying there ever since and they have always picked up an extra day for me. Good luck.
     
  7. TomTWI

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    I would pick a casino you like and play for a few hours. Then meet with a host and tell him/her you would like to come back in a week and stay there. Ask if they could offer a discounted room. To get a host just ask at the players club for the host on duty.

    $500 won't get much but should get something.

    TomTWI
     
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