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Slot Host Advice Please

Discussion in 'Comps' started by CinnamintStick, Jun 17, 2012.

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  1. CinnamintStick

    CinnamintStick High-Roller

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    I have been reading the post here for awhile. It seem most of what I read is not from slot players. I read a lot and how much money and hours of play that is expected. I only play slots so it seems it does not apply to me. I have been a frequent visitor to Las Vegas since 2003 since I moved just 2 1/2 hours away. I have always booked my rooms on line. My rooms have always been comped.

    I have always played max bet on most any machine. I never have been anything except Gold/CET until now. I also moved up a level at MGM and B connected at the same time. I assume it is the difference in the machine and a little luck rather than my bankroll that has change. My bankroll did change but not to the better. We are on a much more restricted budget this year do to a huge cut in our income. I have been playing mostly American Idol and a little on the timed Wizard of Oz machine both at max bet. I just got back from a 2 day turn around trip yesterday. In the two days I earned 2,318 tier points making my Tier Score: 7,888. My next trip is planned for July 20th for 4 days. If my play is the same I should be at Diamond by the end of my trip.

    I have never used a host but I have had a Rio host call me after my first visit this year. I met her this weekend. When I got back at my room I also had a Caesars host leave a message on my room phone asking if I needed anything to call her. On top of that a Wynn host has been calling me. All this scares that :faint: out of me. I don't know if they are going to expect more than I can give. Should I ask them how many points they expect me to earn in a day? Is there any advice for a newbe to this.
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  2. engicedave

    engicedave VIP Whale

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    If you play as always, you've lived up to your end of the deal.
    If they expected more due to comps, that's on them.

    Take what they offer and play as always and be confident you did just as you were supposed to
     
  3. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    all comps for slot play are based on coin-in. coin-in translates directly to points so by knowing your points you can calculate your coin-in if you know the conversion formula. there's nothing wrong with asking them what kind of coin-in they are expecting, but your first trip, they're going to be more generous to try to attract you. so take whatever they are willing to give and play your normal level. if they don't offer you as much next time, you will know you under played that trip.
     
  4. CinnamintStick

    CinnamintStick High-Roller

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    Most of my points where racked up at Rio. With both Rio and Caesars calling to be my host, does it matter where I play the most or where I stay when picking a host?
     
  5. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    i'm not sure with CET. i seem to remember reading something here that they don't care where you play it all counts for whatever host you book with. with MGM, you need to play mostly at the property you're staying at because only that play counts for that host.
     
  6. cloudi63

    cloudi63 MIA

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    I am strictly a slot player, I play different machines, but not to the extent that others do, meaning they jump from machine to machine to machine, not me I can stay on one macine for about 8 hours! I'll have someone watch my machine for a bathroom break and I carry snacks in my purse, especially if I'm losing, I refuse to give up my machine so easily, I know huh hell yeah I'm territorial! LoL! But at least I'm not a machine pig like playing 2 machines at a time especially if the casino is extremely busy, let someone play a machine. I am platinum with MGM I play any where from minimum to maximum bet, depending on how well the machine is doing. I have a host at 4 different properties and I don't play dollars. I am a low roller compared to the 10k a hand player but who's complaining I get decent comps and I'm treated very good for how much I bet/play.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    First off, there are lots of slot players here. Many play max. Many play slots only.


    As to dealing with hosts. Never, ever worry about what they expect. In general, they do expect you to play. Whatever level you are at, they already know better than you what your norm is.

    I would try to focus your play on 1 or 2 casino companies. The more you spread it around, the worse off you are.

    Also, those "themed" slots like Wizard of Oz have a few things working against you. If they have a big jackpot, it will be a long time, and lots of money before they hit. If the casino has to pay out a percent to somebody, your payback is low. Just letting you know. If you like playing them that much, then play them. But, never, ever play less than max coin in.
     
  8. cloudi63

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    Of course the rule of thumb is to not play less than max bet, and yet how many of us have played minimum to middle bet? I have seen some pretty good sized jackpots hit on a minimum bet spin. MGM loves keeping they're loyal gamers/guest. Ask to speak to a host personally, if you gamble like my husband does, which is about $100 max for a 3 day trip, than of course WTH does he need a host for? It's common sense! I give a lot of play time while in Vegas without robbing my budget. You see Aria matched our offer from Bellagio with. Thee exception of the $200 FP since it was my husband's offer! That's right! Go figure he hardly gambles, so Aria stated that the FP would be on my card, although we are linked, I'm the one who racks up the bulk of our points, a host, the players club desk, VIP services and everyone else can see who the player/gambler is.
     
  9. mazoom

    mazoom Low-Roller

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    Slot host

    Does anyone know what is needed in slot play to qualify for a slot / casino host with cet
     
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