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Take the host to lunch/dinner?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by LV_Bound, Jun 14, 2013.

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  1. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Just wondering if anyone took their host to lunch or dinner instead of a gift.

    Is that acceptable???
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    totally. I take my host to dinner all the time and the best part is it's on property so I put it on my room and he comps it and it's a win/win. however, if you really want to do something nice, you take your host to dinner off property and also stake him for some gambling if he's into that. dinner + $500 stake at the craps table or whatever is one of the best gifts you can give.
     
  3. bigsuv

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    i guess it only applies to people play "enough", not everybody, right :confused:?
     
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    I thought going off site would be tough and thought just stay on the property and pay with cash so it doesn't seem like I invited him to pay the bill via a comp.

    Do you give him the $500 or buy in for $1K and then give him $500 of that? I thought if you gave him $500 that he couldn't accept it.

    Since $500 is more than my own buy-in how does $50 sound instead of $500???:eek:
     
  5. shifter

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    that'd be crazy to pay with cash on property. if you're going to do that, go off property. it costs him nothing to comp charges and he's more likely to comp them when he knows he was part of it.

    as far as the stake, off property you're just 2 people hanging out, you can do whatever you want. but that was just something I do occasionally. dinner is more than enough.
     
  6. Doberlady

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    Ok so Hosts can't take a cash tip? What else would be examples of a "gift"
     
  7. Tellafriend

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    hosts do take cash tips, believe me. However, I too prefer to take them gambling and to dinner. As for the gambling obviously it needs to be at another casino company. As for dinner, you should DEFINITELY take them off property. It can still be w/n the same company, but somewhere else b/c they eat at their own properties enough. Depending on your play you can still have it comped.
     
  8. Goosey

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    I have never taken a host to lunch/dinner and honestly, I'm afraid to ask. A host probably has better things to do than to spend time having a meal with me. I mean free meals are great, but at the end of the day what the host is doing is entertaining a client and that's probably something that a host probably don't want to do with every client.
     
  9. shifter

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    depends on your relationship. if you have stuff in common and enjoy hanging out and talking, it's like going to dinner with any other friend. and who doesn't want to eat a free meal while on the clock? if you hardly say 4 words to each other most trips, it's probably fine to avoid.
     
  10. Joe

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    I have no desire to spend dinner with my host and I stopped bringing gifts years ago. I'm sure the feeling is probably mutual. It's a job for them.

    When work is over, I'm sure they just want to get the hell out of there.

    Get me my RFB and limo, stop by and say hello and your host duties are done and I'm happy!

    Not being critical, but Shifter is in a different gambling strata then probably 99% of those of us on this board. Things are maybe different on that level. I know I'll never see the Mansion.:poke:
     
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    They work in a retail level job, that wouldn't even be possible.
     
  12. VegasBJ

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    I schedule a dinner with my host every trip, as well as an off-property gambling excursion. One of the best times of the trip is rolling some craps together. I buy him a $500 starting stake, although a few times it has gotten higher than that.
     
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    This is unheard of to me, tipping a host, let alone tipping a host not in a amount of $20 but $500+ how many people actually give their hosts this type of money...if u got too much money to throw around throw it to me ;)
     
  14. shifter

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    Nate dogg gives his host several thousand every trip. It's always good mojo to take care of people who take care of you. The limo driver gets $20, that would be an insult to a host. Better just to give nothing at that point.
     
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    I was thinking of bringing ice wine to our host - it's a regional specialty. We are just low level slot players but like to bring something.

    so....$20 tip for the limo each way is fine?
     
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    What happen if one give pocket change? Hahahaha
     
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    I always take my host to dinner. I also usually tip her several hundred in gift cards. Never had a problem with it and she is most appreciative.
     
  18. LV_Bound

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    After reading the replies I may have to go back through the threads about hosts and gifts and find other appropriate gifts.

    I didn't think about the fact the host has probably ate at each place a number of times and trying to met him at some other place could be a bit frustrating due to his schedule.
     
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    I've been checking out google maps looking down on MGM. I can't figure out which part the Mansion is. heh.
     
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    I heard about it and seen it on the Vegas shows on the travel channel.
    Then one time staying high up in the NYNY hotel I looked out the window which was right across from MGM and was able to see it.
     
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