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Sam's Town Comp levels

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mwig, Sep 26, 2014.

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  1. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    I currently get comps from several Boyd properties with MSS being the home casino. I am thinking about putting in some time to start getting comps at Sam's. Couple of questions:

    1. What level of play will start generating room offers? I play about 10k per day at MSS but probably wont' do the same at Sam's initially.

    2. Do they comp based on FPDW play or do I need to pick a game a little more advantageous to the house. Not willing to compromise a lot. The worst game I will play anywhere is 8/5 Bonus.
     
  2. Ty

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    I can’t answer the Sam’s Town question, but I’m curious what 10k a day at MSS is getting you. We’ve been averaging 6-7k per day at MSS, but haven’t been there many times, we get 2 free weekdays on the mailers.
     
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    zignerlv Low-Roller

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    The FPDW is $4 per point, so I would assume that offers generated from play on it would take 4x as much play as other machines.
     
  4. Joe

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    I also can't answer the Sam's question. We play on the same card at MSS and run between 9,000-12,000 per day through VP. Some 9/6 JOB, but mostly 9/5 DDB, or 9/6 DDB at Cal. We visit a minimum of 5x per year and usually just 5 days each. I'm Emerald.

    We get a suite, limo to and from and the Gold Card (all Boyd owned restaurants downtown) for dining. I don't know if loyalty plays a factor, but we have been staying there since right after they opened in ~1996.

    As I mentioned in an earlier TR. We stayed at Suncoast and gave them +40,000 coin-in over a 4 day stay and they would only cover $100 of $220 in food tabs and a comped standard room.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention $75 in FP, down from $100
     
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    I played at Sam's Town once in 2012. My sister and I took the free shuttle one afternoon to check the place out. We played for a few hours on some slot machines. I checked my win/loss statement and it says I lost $43. I had been getting B1G1, certain days of the month, room offers since then except this year they bumped it up to 2 free anytime nts with a $10 food credit. My sister also has been getting the same offers. We were tempted to take them up on it for our Nov trip but decided to just stick with our usual MSS offers.
     
  6. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    Holy Moley Joe!

    Got any extra Frank Caliento tickets laying around?....I have to go check in there Sunday and that would be devine for Sunday night......

    Oh crap I just checked, he is there Friday and Saturday, not Sunday......well maybe next time? (sorry Joe, couldn't resist)
     
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    We've started getting room offers from Sams Town for very modest occasional (every several months) slot and VP play. We're thinking of taking them up on it if CET continues removing the lower limit slot and VP machines that we like.
     
  8. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    My MSS play typically gets me 4 nights, $75 free play and a silver card which covers all meals. I only visited MSS one time in the last 15 months and my current mailer is down to 3 nights with $25 free play so that validates Joe's comment regarding loyalty. That said, a quick call to Ipo for the summer trip netted a silver card and an extra comp night so the offer is still there it's just a little more hassle.

    4Q has been coming through with better offers for less play so that is where I focus these days. I have been playing $6-8k per day on exclusively 10/7 DB progressives and getting 3 nights, $200 free play and all food except Hugo's.
     
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    We went out to Sam's Town at the end of July hoping to generate an offer. We've got offers from other Boyd properties before but that was our first visit to ST.

    We were there somewhere between 2 to 3 hours gambling and looking around. We also took time out for their buffet lunch.

    My husband was playing dollars on VP and yesterday received a mailer offer of 3 free nights anytime and $25 freeplay for Nov., Dec. and Jan. I was playing the same but with quarters and received an offer on the website of room rates (for Nov.) weekdays at $27 a night and weekends around $70 a night. There were also 7 nights in November that they would comp me for free.

    It was a much better offer than we expected for a couple hours play. We plan to stay a couple nights there next time we go.

    Unfortunately we didn't take down any numbers so I can't tell you exactly what we ran through the machines, but hopefully that info gives you some idea. They seem quite generous so far.

    Edit to add: the 7 comp nights they offered for my quarter play were dates of their choice (all mid week), not mine. We were playing 9/5 DDBP.
     
  10. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    If you create an on-line account there will be a history for you by the month (but it is for all properties Boyd, not just ST) and you can track your play as well as view on line offers by all properties.
     
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    In my experience they send out offers, at least initially, based on tier points. I'm not sure about minimum play for an offer, but here's my experience:

    My first stay there I played 95% FPDW. I stayed using my Sapphire reward, I had no play history at the property

    My first stay was close to the 10k a day mark. My second stay I booked through a host only a month later, before I started receiving marketing offers. Timspeed gave me the contact info. The host clearly had no issue with my FPDW play.All I asked for was a couple weekday nights comped. The second stay was probably 80% FPDW,about 8k a day.

    After those two stays I was flooded with 3-5 night offers including tournament entrys as well as generic offers.

    My last trip to Vegas,almost 3 weeks long,I was able to book 3 of these offers with stays at MSS and California to keep in line with the 72 hours between comp stays rule. Again, mostly FPDW play for those 3 stays. My play though has shifted towards their 9/7 DB progressive that starts at $1500 (this is a 100%+ game that gives full points). First 2 stays were 7k a day. Last stay was a short play stay with only 2k a day. My current offers have been reduced a bit since I got back a couple weeks ago, but i'm still getting 2 nights any day + $10 food as well as the 3 night with tournament entry offers.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder bubba, I always forget they've added that chart to the online info.

    So on quarters my card score history was 1600 (that's 2 hours ST and about an hour MSS) so figure I put on about 1000 points for ST. On dollars, it looks like my husband did about 4000 at Sam's to get his offer.
     
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    I have played little at Sam's town and since have been sent 2 free nights and $10 food per night. I just play BJ ($25 min) and some 25 cent VP at the bar.
    Same thing goes for Orleans offers. I have used sam's offer once and plan on using it in Dec for a change. I have given same play or even more at MSS and Fremont
    on several trips but never once have got an offer from them. Go figure!!! this comp game is a strange one.
     
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