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Sante Fe Casino Help

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by tominiowa, Feb 28, 2015.

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  1. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    My vacation home is minutes away from Sante fe and I find myself giving them decent play. I am a $25 min BJ player. My
    min bet is $30 and progress it to $100 when the streak allows it. My average bet is usuaaly rated at $50/hand. My question is
    I do not understand Station casinos comps for table games. My sessions usually average 2 hours per visit. I ask for buffet comps
    and am never turned down. I have got a $40 comp for cartoon of cigs. But, I never get any mailers except casino rate for rooms and
    general offers, nothing special. Do station casinos send offers better than this often? Should I ask for more and does anyone have
    experience and can give me a better idea what to expect? I would take a better food comps at steak house and from time to time a
    free room for out of town guests.

    I have learned that station casinos pretty much keep table comps seperate from each other. I wish they combimed them as I visit
    red rock, sunset and palace from time to time also.

    Any input is appreciated. Or good name of host there or should I just talk to pit bosses?

    Thanks again
     
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  2. TomTWI

    TomTWI High-Roller

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    I have kinda the same problem or issue with South Point. My average bet isn't as large as yours however.

    I can get coffee shop and buffet comps whenever I ask but have never gotten a mailer with any kind of room offer. I also give them some VP action and my wife some slot but not a lot.

    I think this next trip I'm going to ask for comp at Prime Rib place and see what they say.

    TomTWI
     
  3. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    Glad to know it happens elsewhere. I also give decent Bartop .25 VP (5 times) action and from time to time craps with pass line and follow with come bets.
    Plus I am a very good tipper at craps, which I am told pit bosses like when they rate. Every come out I bet the 11 for the boys.

    Next week I am going to ask for more till they say no I guess. The rooms are not a big deal as my pool is nicer than their's and it takes less than
    10 minutes from their garage to my garage.

    Strange is I stopped one time at the dirty Fiesta on Rancho and played $30/hand BJ for less than 20 hands, (4 of first 5 hands were dealers BJ)
    And they sent me free room offer. Wierd, but I wouldn't stay there if they paid me. Doubt if I ever step foot in there again. Pit boss was an ass also.
     
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    You're probably not getting room offers from Sante Fe, because you're a local...the marketing dept usually doesn't send room offers to locals...because what use would they have for them? (at least that's there thinking)
    However, usually tables aren't rated very favorable (BJ and craps especially; because of the low house edge)
     
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    My adress as far as they know is Iowa. That is where the mailers are sent from time to time.
    Same play at DTG gets me all the rooms I can use plus then some. Same thing at the D before I moved casinos
    Maybe stations just don't comp table like they do VP and slots
     
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    Last year, I played an awful lot at Sante Fe. I made the joke that I would be their new best friend with mailers. I based this on the fact that I got mailers from Red Rock for just a couple hours play there a couple years ago. I even got emails from TWO different hosts. Well, at any rate, I never heard a peep from Sante Fe. Not one mailer, not a call......nothing.

    Go figure.
     
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    I have had some success in the past with calling Santa Fe Station and asking to speak with a host. Talk to them about your concerns, sometimes they are honest in telling you what they need from your play to give you the comps you want. Other times, just by calling and asking I got comped rooms. It's at least worth a try. Good luck!
     
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    $50 x 60 hands per hour x 2 hours per visit = $6000 wagered per visit
    If they assume 2% average house edge, then a fair comp to expect per visit would be:
    $6000 x 2% x 40% = $48

    I think if you add buffet and cigarettes, you are doing kind of OK in the comp department. Maybe you can push for a little better food (i.e. steakhouse), but a room comp can be a little harder in this case. Maybe just one night, depending on how they charge per night in general.
     
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    Santa Fe was relatively close to our house also and in the beginning we gave them a fair amount of play, but never received a room offer. We did have a local address.

    Tom: You mentioned you also do VP. Did you notice at the big bar in the sportsbook, there are different paytables? If you are facing the book, the BP is 8/5. If your back is to the Book, they knock one point off of every game, or at least that was the case 4 years ago. Funny thing was that the side with the poorer tables was always busier than the side facing the Book.
     
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    tom, just FYI, if you are just playing the pass and come then you might not be betting enough to warrant comps for playing craps. while tipping helps you to get comp meals it may not be enough to warrant free rooms. This is JMHO though as your rated $50 a hand at bj should warrant some room deals.

    As for the Rancho, many hotels send offers to new players or players who return as an incentive for them to return more often.

    hard to say why you aren't getting mailers but as someone else mentioned, best to go and ask for a host and ask them about getting offers based on your 2 hour sessions of $50 a hand bj.
     
  11. tominiowa

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    I talked to pit critter and they said the Sante Fe seldom sends mail offers. They rely on emails. I have asked for food comps often now and
    have yet to be turned down. They claim they have a comp point system for table players. A player cannot find out that amount but the pit critter just feeds the amount
    requested in and says yes or no.

    BTW Last night I played a DD 3/2 DAS Blackjack game that had $5 limit.
    The only 6/5 table was a SD game at $5
     
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