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Small trip affecting offers?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by weluvvegas, Jul 8, 2013.

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  1. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    This question was brought on by reading one of the other threads -- I just didn't want to hijack it but now I'm curious about something that was stated. Someone said that a "smaller than normal" trip could affect future offers.

    We take one trip together per year (my husband and I) with about a $2200 bankroll for a 3 night stay and play the majority at MLife casinos on a linked MLife account. We are Pearl. (low rollers I know)

    Then, last year we started a tradition that my husband and my father go for a 2 night stay and my mom and I go for a 2 night stay about a month later...both of us bringing about $600 for those 2 nights to play on our cards (slots). Our trips this year are in Sept and Oct.

    Are our small trips alone affecting our offers? I noticed a decline in MLife offers before our separate trips last year anyway, but I'm just curious. I religiously get 1-2 night comp offers from the Mirage and no other property (we usually stay at Mirage)....however my husband religiously gets them on his side of the account from NYNY and MGM -- which we haven't stayed at either for years and don't play there as much as Mirage/Aria/MC. It doesn't have any rhyme or reason.

    I like to take this small trip with my mom so I can continue to get my TCs and keep them from expiring before we are able to go back together but I wonder if it's doing more harm than good?
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    First of all you shouldn't play for comps...go on your trip with your mom and have a great time and don't worry about comps.

    To answer your question though, Yes it is possible that a smaller gambling trip can reduce your comps, since comps are based on your ADT a small trip could lower this metric.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    The casinos make offers with hopes the player will come play, and make a nice donation.

    Depending on how big they think that donation will be, they adjust the offer accordingly.

    The best way for them to decide what you are worth to them is to look at the "average spend" from past trips.

    Do the math. Smaller average means smaller offers.
     
  4. Chuck2009x

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    It's not the length (of your stay), it's the girth (of your play).

    3 night trip with your husband playing on linked accounts and a $2,200 bankroll = $733/night bankroll.

    2 night trips as you described them - $300/night bankroll.


    If you do two of the 3 night trips, your bankroll is steady at $733/night.

    If you do only one of the three night trips, and then two of the two-night trips, your average bankroll ends up being $485/night.
     
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  5. weluvvegas

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    I know...we shouldn't play for comps...but you know....

    We have held steady at Pearl for a few years now, I'm wondering if it even makes any difference. We got better offers when we were "nothings"!
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Again, your tier level or color of you card does not get you offers. Offers are tied your average play.
     
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    Your tier level really means nothing when it comes to comps...

    Think about it like this: someone who makes Platinum in one trip must have spent a significant amount of money per day (or had a really long trip, less likely option)...which means their average DAILY loss is going to be higher and worth more to the casino. Someone who makes Platinum in 15 trips can spend WAY less per day and thus will have a lower average DAILY loss, so worth less to the casino. So the range of comps for a tier level is massive
     
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