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South Point questions: expected comps, etc...

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by tmaas21, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. tmaas21

    tmaas21 Low-Roller

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    Hello all... need to pick your brains a little bit.

    Background: I'm a Vegas veteran. 3-4 trips a year. Home away from home is the Westgate. Tired of the strip and all that goes along with it. A longtime host of mine moved to Sunset Station a year ago, and invited me along --- I did enjoy that.

    I'm room comped for about as many days as I want, along with free play of 100-200 at places like Westgate, Plaza, and Sunset Station.

    Here's my dilemma.....I'm a bowler, and coming to Vegas for Nationals in April. Nationals are hosted at South Point. I have zero play history at South Point....maybe a brief stop in about 5 years ago. I would like to stay at South Point, as it's just more convenient, since the purpose of the trip is to bowl.

    Cost of 3 nights at South Point is going to be about $550 over the weekend we are going. I could stay elsewhere for free....but then I'm commuting...and likely "low playing" my host hotel. Not ideal on either end.

    Question is: what kind of play at South Point will get my room charges comped off on the back end?? Anybody have experience at this property? I know enough to book direct with hotel, and not a 3rd party, to make this possible at checkout. Just wondering on what they'll expect for play???

    As for emailing a host....I've tried "cold emailing" them. No reply.

    Help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Daani

    Daani Tourist

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    We stay at South Point about twice a year. We only play slots and not very much. The comps for us are usually free buffet and free play. Never get to the level of being offered a free room. South Point is considered a locals casino and on the list for better comps than Station casinos. Don't know if that helps you any.
     
  3. ritilinkid

    ritilinkid Believe it or not I'm walking on air.

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    After trying various other "off strip and downtown" properties, wife and I chose the SP to be our Vegas spot. Stopped to see a host on the first visit, by the second visit we were RFB with car service and treated like family by our host and bartenders. Each of us have a daily budget of $500. We tip well but not crazy. The SP has all of the amenities that we could want and were given a suite for our anniversary. The hosts are nice people and very approachable.
    Stop by their office, can't miss it it is on the way to the elevator, and introduce yourself. They will be honest as to expected play and comps available.
    The Kid
     
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  4. WWGB

    WWGB Low-Roller

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  5. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    I've gotten tremendous comps at Southpoint. I'll be there the weekend of March 11th, and they gave me 2 rooms for 4 nights each. I've gotten both the junior and the deluxe suites comped before. I can usually get food comps, but I don't rack up a lot of charges doing that so we're probably talking less than $100 worth.

    Courtney Whitaker has been our host, she's very pleasant and generous.
     
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  6. surf87

    surf87 Low-Roller

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    Anyone remember the South Point's Nascar promotion where they gave 1 free night for submitting your name & email, I think the promotion was called "Everyone's a Winner," and had to be submitted by March 15 and free 1 night stays had to be used my May 30 thru Sept 1. For my free 1 night stay I used it on June 1, 2016. Has South Point put out this year's "Everyone's a Winner?"
     
  7. LinLV

    LinLV Low-Roller

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    Does anyone happen to have an email adress of a South Point host? (my phone English is pretty bad :') )
     
  8. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    I just returned from SP.

    Courtney Whitaker has been our host. [email protected]

    I'll be putting up a trip report in the next couple of days. We were there 4 full days, and 1 partial day.

    3 of the 4 full days I put on about 10,000 points each day. the final (partial) day, I put on about 8500

    We had 2 rooms comped for 4 nights. Courtney wrote us a $250 comp for the Prime Rib place, and she wrote off $150 in charges we had put to the room (which was the balance).
     
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  9. mjames1229

    mjames1229 VIP Whale

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    I had tried to start a relationship with a host, and the Club attendant asked if I wanted a "Slot Host" or a "Table Games Host". Does Courtney fall into one of those two categories?
     
    My wife (of all people) got a three-day comp at Palace Station!
    First time here... hoping they love me enough to make me a regular
  10. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    I'm strictly a VP player, if that helps. I never knew they made a distinction between the two
     
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  11. westie

    westie VIP Whale

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    nfajgmbr03 Low-Roller

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    I've accumulated $2k or more play in a night there on vp but not even a 50% off buffet or $5 FP. I might email them to see if there is something wrong with my account. Maybe they just don't have a good address for me. Stinks because I'd like to stay there for at least a night.
     
  13. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    Yeah that seems odd. I'm playing at a higher level now than I used to, but even when I first started there I was getting mailers for free weeknights
     
  14. CoveredinBeer

    CoveredinBeer Low-Roller

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    I had little play at SP my last trip before I booked. I did about 10,000 pts a day and they back-end comped my room and food. All told about $300 for two nights (two days worth of play). So I would go for a back-end comp for convenience.
     
  15. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    I just wrote to Courtney today and got a 5-night room comp in August (Aug 5,6,7,8,9), for a 2 bedroom jr. suite, which isn't one of the super nice ones, but it's like 1400sq ft which is more than enough for us.
     
  16. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion Low-Roller

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    I just posted my trip report from SP on this board
     
  17. tmaas21

    tmaas21 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the trip report Capt. It was a good read.

    I had the chance to slip out to Vegas this past weekend. I stayed at Westgate, but drove over to SouthPoint twice to check on the bowling conditions and also play a little bit.

    I played VP for a couple hours....not exactly sure how many points I put on the card, but I was playing pretty fast at the .25 level.

    Then I hit the Craps table. Started out as 52/54 across and aggressively pressed. Had a great roll and was up past 500 across when finally seven'ing out.

    Interested to see what offers this play generates....though I realize it likely won't be here in time to use for April.... Though I'm hoping the theo helps when I look up a host in April for backend comps.