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Tropicana Rebate Shot

Discussion in 'Comps' started by 63hearts, Aug 5, 2015.

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  1. 63hearts

    63hearts Low-Roller

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    So I'm considering giving the Tropicana 200 on us rebate a shot. I was thinking of HL for the first two hundred maybe five dollar five credit spins and if nothing happens 25 cent VP the first 100 back out. Do they have a 2 credit 100 machine? That would get my ticker tocking, and I wonder would it still count? I would think so as its a loss.

    Anyone done similar for this specifica promo/property? Suggestions? Better ideas? Im looking to hit, not play all day.

    http://www.troplv.com/pdf/even-the-odds.pdf

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  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I was told that the rebate offer was for "locals only". Don't be surprised if you are turned down.

    I was also ineligible because even though it states "The new Trop club", I had a card from Tropicana about 15-20 years ago, which made me NOT a "new player".

    This post is from 2012, but other than the "locals only" caluse, I don't think much has changed

    http://dandruffpoker.com/bonus.html

    Here from a more recent post

    http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/gambling-with-an-edge/18914-revisiting-questions-about-the-tropicanas-slot-club-promotion/

    "My understanding of this promo is ...
    1. it's for locals only. Trop was making a move on the locals market a while back.
    2. it's not like you lose $200, go to the players club, and get $200 cash. I think it comes in the form of free play, something like $50 a week over the next four weeks."
     
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  3. g8rb8k8

    g8rb8k8 Low-Roller

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    It states that you can not reside in clark county, so that would make me think its for anyone but locals. Looks like you get the first 100 back shortly after losing (same day) and the second hundred after 30 days and good for a year.
     
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  5. boxofbirds

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    I think the "locals only" advice is wrong. I'm from Seattle and was able to get the rebate in April when I visited. So unless it's changed in the last couple of months you should be fine.

    I blew my $200 on $5, two-credit reel slot in the high limit room. Got as high as $360 or so at one point, but I wanted to at least double or nothing. Used the first $100 on $1 8/5 BP, got $145 in cash. Then when I came back to Vegas in July I played the second $100 rebate on the same machine and cashed out $110. So made $55 total....

    Definitely recommend high-volatility high-limit for the $200, but have a win goal! Then, if you don't win big and lose your $200, play the freeplay rebate on some high-return low-volatility video poker. Then cash out and run! :peace:
     
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  6. Auggie

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    The idea of doing the 25 cent VP to get your first $100 out is a good way to go. If you were to do slots instead you should look for something older in a slot machine (2007 or earlier, not one of the new fancy slots) and where you can play for around 40-60 cents a spin (20 line machine betting 2-3 credits per line).

    Doing the whole thing as a single 2 credit spin on a $100 machine is not a good idea: most three reel slot machines only have a hit rate of 7-11%, so that means you are probably going to have a less than 10% chance to win anything.

    Personally I think the best way to play these promotions is:
    --> Start with $200. Start playing by inserting two hundred dollar bills or ten twenties or what have you - don't try to keep track of the wins and losses in your head, its easier just to start with $200 and either play until its all gone or you've hit a nice win.
    --> It is a $200 loss, not just run $200 through a machine. So if you put $20 in a machine and turn it in to $50 and cash out you are up $30 - to lose your $200 you need to lose that $30 back and then still lose $200
    --> Find an older video slot machine, something from WMS would be good thats around 10 years old. Doesn't have to be an actual 10 year old machine, but a game that is that old, like: Kaboom, All That Glitters, Palace of Riches, Zeus, etc. These are going to be games with a lower volatility, have a bonus game that isn't super rare and aren't driven by too many wins that are a fraction of your bet (IE: you bet 20 credits and get a lot of 2 or 5 credit wins).
    --> Max bet on the penny version of most of those machines is going to be $2.00 to $3.00 (20 or 30 lines, 10 credits max per line) - thats a good level to play at as it will give you a few spins (100 on a $2 max bet, 67 on a $3 max bet) to try and hit one of the bonus games, which if you do should see a win in the area of $150-800 (possibly more or less than that, but most bonus game wins should fall in that area)
    --> Its OK to win. Don't approach it like you have to lose $200 but more like you are willing to lose $200, but would rather have a win. If you put $200 in your first machine and after $50 lost hit a $300 bonus its better to just cash out the $450 and go on your way than to feel you have to lose that $250 profit and then your $200 starting bankroll just so you can get $100 in freeplay back (but that doesn't mean you have to stop playing - you could still play and still lose all that money back, but you should be doing it because you want to play or make your money work for you, not because you need to lose it back to get the free $100)
     
  7. drdestructo

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    My wife and I went for the $200 slot rebate in April. We found out I was ineligible because I had a players card in the early 90's and was still in the system. My wife was able to do it. With new players card in hand we went to the high limit slot are and put $100 into the $5 Wheel of Fortune, she got a little bit of play and she was down to her last $40 she hit this... IMG_0008.jpg for $1000.
    we cashed out and forgot about the rebate. YMMV.
     
  8. Stevie D

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    I did it. Lost my $200. Came back next day and I think won about 80 back on top dollar and then was back a couple months later and got 60 back on VP. So still lost, but had a good bang for my buck. I think I also got a match play that I used on BJ and hit a 16 to get 20 and won the hand.
     
  9. 63hearts

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    Oh I agree if the rebate can be avoided book a win.

    WOF may be an idea.
     
  10. Darreningreenwood

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    I took a shot at this one a year or so ago. I put $200 in a $.50 DDB machine. Hit about 4 4OAKs in around 10 minutes and walked out with $800. So I never got to cash in on the rebate. But it was the fact I had that cushion that I was willing to take a shot at a game and denomination that was slightly above my usual playing level.

    Back when Cosmo had a $100 rebate for new members, I played a $5 slot in the HL room with the same idea, and lost it pretty quick. Took my $100 free play to a JoB machine, ran it through, and pulled out $92.50. So I'll gamble a bit higher risk reward when it's the casinos money, and play high return percentage when I know it's going back in my pocket.

    And any time I have FP now (usually anywhere from $25-$40), I'll put it in a $.50 or $1 machine and pull it out either after I win a nice hunk, or I've run it out. I use my freeplay as a "take a shot at getting rich" money.
     
  11. wookie

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    We did this a couple months ago. Defiantly works out of state.

    After getting +$80 I stopped and just took the win. For me $80 was better than a $100 rebate plus a later $100 rebate. If I didn't get ahead I would have played till I lost $200.
     
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    I was just there a couple of weeks ago. Locals can NOT do this rebate promo. I too had a card back in the late 90's early 00's so even though I havent played there in 15 years I still wasnt able to do this. I think people are getting confused with their tier match program. For that promo ONLY locals can get matched. I'd say its a great promo for the free play but I hate that they make you come back at a later date to get the other half.
     
  13. DaiLun

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    Sorry, for my confusion. Apparently there are two promotions going on. Per my host:

    If you are talking about our program called "Even The Odds" then No...it is not a locals program it is a 'new card program' so if you do not have a card & open a new card, in the 1st 24 hrs if you lose between $20-$200 on slots, when you swipe your card in kiosk, 50% of that loss will appear on your card in free slot play & the other 50% goes on in 30 days and stays on for a year.

    Locals program is different. In locals program, you get 20% of your loss back for the previous month, in cash, not free play.
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    So there is a locals program and a non-locals program.
     
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