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Trying Table Games While Betting Low - Affect Future Comps?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by lotso-bear, Feb 28, 2015.

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  1. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

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    I'm going to try table games for the first time, so I'm a bit hesitant in betting big. I usually play slots, so I pretty much have to learn everything.

    If I find a very low limit table (ex. $5 BJ) at a MGM property that I usually frequent, does it affect my future comps if I just play the minimum?
     
  2. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Just make sure you play the table games on the same day you play slots. You don't want that low play to be your only action in a day.
     
  3. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    Good luck finding a $5 blackjack table at an MLife property or really any strip property at that. May find a few $10 here and there but most these days are $15 and up.
     
  4. Chuck2009x

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    If you do your normal coin-in on slots and then add table play at a low min, it shouldn't hurt your offers, all you're doing is adding a little more daily theo.
     
  5. miniwhale

    miniwhale Low-Roller

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    Excalibur usually has $5 tables. Not sure about BJ specifically, though. Other MLife properties, I haven't seen $5 in a long time.
     
  6. WichitaMuskie

    WichitaMuskie Low-Roller

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    If you're playing $5 hands, you probably shouldn't bother giving them your card anyway.
     
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  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    My thoughts exactly. Assuming your slot play is sufficient to get you a lot of comps, why risk that because you're wanting to test out table play at $5 a hand?? What comps do you really have to gain from that table play? Even if you play six hours of BJ in a day, at that level you are only generating about fifteen bucks a day in comps! Don't risk screwing up the comps you're happy with
     
  8. BlacklabberMike

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    Bingo! best answer
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I agree. No card.
     
  10. lotso-bear

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    Thanks I was thinking the same thing.
     
  11. ziggyzambo

    ziggyzambo Tourist

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    Perhaps moot in light of the previous posters' (good) points, but IIRC MGM casinos require a minimum bet to rate you, and at blackjack it's $25.
     
  12. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    Just say you don't want to be rated and play. If you happen to step up your game where you feel you have a suitable average, give them your card and they will most often times back up your time.
     
  13. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    I messed around with some dice and BJ last trip.

    Dropped my avg bet from about 13k to 8k.

    Oh well I had fun.

    That's what it's about isn't it?
     
  14. BayouBengal

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    Certain properties have/had this policy. I've come across it at the Mirage but not at NyNy or Monte Carlo.
     
  15. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    Not anymore, they have done away with that policy and will rate you at any bet level.
     
  16. BayouBengal

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    Good to know. They were usually kind of snotty about it too when I'd hand them my card. Rubbed me the wrong way.
     
  17. Kickin

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    How much do you want to bet that the irony of them being snotty that you weren't gambling enough while they stood there in their cheap suits on a smokey casino floor getting paid by the hour completely escaped them?
     
  18. Krh2o

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    If you are new to the game and don't care about the human interaction of a live table most MGM properties have video blackjack with virtual dealers. Aria, MGM, and Excalibur had one that paid 3:2 on a natural 21 and were $5 min table. They are good for beginners because there is less pressure to make sure you play right and they usually have a rules/help button you can peruse before you play. Also you earn one point for every $10 wagered.
     
  19. TIMSPEED

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    Lotso,
    If you want to just "try" table games..I'd recommend going off-strip, to a place you're not know, and trying low-limit stuff. (GoldCoast comes to mind)
    If you try and play at an MLife property, even WITHOUT your card...chances are you'll get recognized and a pitboss will enter you in for rating (most don't know any better)
     
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  20. BayouBengal

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    Also the amount of time it took for him to take my card and tell me this info he could have just punched in the info. Set it at $10 average bet. It's not like he needs to constantly watch me as I might spread my bets way up or be generating any serious theo. I was just a poor recent college grad at the time trying to get his resort fees comped.
     
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