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Slots Hosts vs. Table Games Hosts

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Naturaleight, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    I exclusively play tables, but my host is an Executive Slot Host. I've never really had a problem, and he's always been on top of everything. I've briefly asked him about it before and he seemed to imply it didn't make a difference.

    I'm just wondering is there an advantage to having a table games host if you play tables? Does it really matter? Why do they even have different hosts then?
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    the thing is, they don't have table hosts. there's slot hosts and there's casino hosts. just different departments to handle certain promotions and groups of people i guess. they also have the far east hosts, middle eastern hosts, etc. they're all just different departments doing the same thing.
     
  3. JillyFromPhilly

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    Some places will actively try to shepherd you to a specific host [because of your level of play] or department [because of your region], but not always, especially if you have a relationship with a host. For years, one of my hosts was technically the director of Latin American/South American marketing at one place - I am neither Latin American or from South America - but he was the first host to approach me & hand me a card while I was playing, handled me that first trip, and we developed a rapport, so he remained my host. Stuff like that happens all the time. They know the relationship between a player and a host can be the most important factor getting the player back through their doors, so they won't come between it if it means risking the player won't come back.

    Plus, there's also players like myself - I play mostly table games, but also play high-limit slots occasionally [not a lot of time, but still a very high coin-in nonetheless] - and my wife almost exclusively plays slots - so there are players were the boundaries overlap [although having just said that, I don't recall ever having a host anywhere that was officially a "slot host", probably due to the fact that most of my host relationships were initially forged at the tables & not at the machines]
     
  4. lmondun

    lmondun Low-Roller

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    for what it's worth, I was told recently by a CET host that their "executive" slot hosts only handle players with an ADT of $1,000 per day or higher. so, am thinking that part of the title may be more important in terms of comp leeway than whether the person is listed as a "slot" or "casino" host.
     
  5. cardfelon

    cardfelon Low-Roller

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    $1000 ADT isn't that much. I would think basically that is the bare minimum to have a host at a CET property.
     
  6. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    That's not possibly correct. Say you played $100 a hand at BJ for four hours a day...your ADT would be what? Not $1000. But you'd certainly rate a host if you wanted one.
     
  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Somewhere around 300 ADT.
     
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    lmondun Low-Roller

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    To clarify, the CET host was explaining to me that he doesn't work for a specific Vegas property, i.e. he's not an "executive" slot host. At a couple of non-Vegas locations, I do have an on-property executive slot host, but my ADT there is much higher (I play mostly at mLife properties when I'm in Vegas). I'm strictly a slot player, by the way.

    And, he said, frequency of trips and duration of play are also factors in getting a host in the first place, not just ADT.
     
  9. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    I was appointed a host at MGM who happens to be an executive slot host although 95% of my play is tables.
    He has explained it does not matter what you play.
    My host at Aria has a title of Director of Marketing.
    Frankly I think every host will take you as a player no matter what you play .
    I think they can provide the same level of comps based on your theo.
     
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