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Unsure what's acceptable to ask my host for Super Bowl Weekend comps

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Elort, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Elort

    Elort Tourist

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    Last weekend ended with my self up money, 190K in coin-in(4 days, all slots) and my first casino host. We are going back for 5 days over Super Bowl weekend. My host has emailed me already asking what I would like for rooms? We stayed in an executive King at MGM and thought it was nice. Would asking for the same room as well as free play be acceptable? The BF wants to get this booked soon seeing that we are celebrating his birthday in Vegas during this trip. I have read a lot of other trip reports and am aware I'm a tiny fish in the big gambling ocean...especially Super Bowl weekend.
     
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  2. Patman

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    Following this, as I was planning to go in February that weekend and then realized it was Superbowl weekend so I thought it would be expensive. But looking at the rate calendar is isn't much higher, if any, than most other weekends. All of October and first 2 weeks of November are much higher than that weekend. Also, 190k coin-in isn't chump change. You should get quite a bit I would think.
     
  3. Elf70

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    I suggest that you email your host back and ask what room and freeplay your play during your last trip qualified you for? I would think that you qualify for more than an executive King. If you don't ask you won't know for sure. My experience with hosts is that if you don't ask you won't get.....
     
  4. adbynot

    adbynot High-Roller

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    I would let the host shoot an offer out first
     
  5. Hyperfocal

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    A lower room with more food and beverage might be nice. Executive King with a larger F&B might be better than a Tower Suite and lower F&B. Also, 5 nights over a busy weekend might put you in a position where your host can't do as much for you as on a slow weekend. I would avoid freeplay if I could since, while it is free play, you won't get any credit while playing it, and it is nice to know with food and beverage credit, you can walk into any restaurant hand have X dollars to spend on dinner and drinks.

    The other issue is the potential for downside risk. You don't want to put yourself in a position where you feel like you need to play more than you can comfortably lose.
     
  6. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    47K coin-in on SLOTS per day...a host should be drooling over you.
     
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  7. Elort

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    I don't think that was quite the case. He was very nice but I'm guessing it doesn't help him much seeing how I didn't lose any money....well at least this time.
    Seeing the different responses to what I should do is why I posed the question. I don't want to ask for something and come off as entitled or end up accepting the first offer sent my way and find out it wasn't that good of an offer. Like I said...total newbie at this.
     
  8. Multifarious5

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    Definitely like Elf's idea of asking (nicely) what room/fp/rc your last play might make you eligible for, as I also think your play might get you more than you think.

    I absolutely agree with Patman/Timspeed... dont write your play off as chump change. I definitely have lower coin in than you (on slots, not VP, VP is a little more conservative) and I have never have a problem with great offers, even on big holidays (IF you book in advance) despite lower coin-in than you... You should do great.

    Also, keep an eye on November offers. Corporate and property-specific offers come out the first week or two, and they're always the strongest of the year for me, and usually run through March or may.

    So, just be nice, maybe let the host offer you the type of room so you don't low ball yourself, (and dont poo poo your play to the host), and do check mlife November offers as it'll give you a threshold.

    I've even seen some people check in with their host if their corporate offer is better, they can often adjust it up to the corporate offer, so definitely keep an eye on the mlife website in november, even if you book now. Good luck, and I hope you guys have a blast!
     
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    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I did not see which casino this was??

    Anyways, I would ask for an invite to their Super Bowl party - most of the casinos have these and they are great. I think you might normally be able to get a suite, but it will be harder that weekend. Ask for more, you might get it. Ask for less and you get less.
     
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  10. WHU66

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    As they say, if you don't ask, they don't have the chance to say 'yes'! Be polite, check what they feel is appropriate....if that is not possible, just ask for what you feel comfortable with - the worst that can happen is they say 'sorry, not that but this is available.....'
     
  11. Multifarious5

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    And nostress highly recommends using your debit card. (Totally kidding on that.)

    Seriously though, nostress had a great point on asking about super bowl parties. Have a blast!
     
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    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
  12. FABismonte

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    Don't think you are not valuable to the host if you do not lose money on a trip. Most places look at your average daily theoretical loss (ADT) to see how "valuable" a player your are -- to the casino and to the host who gets paid based on your action. If you play slots, the casino knows you will lose substantially in the long run and will keep it in mind.
     
  13. Elort

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    Last question....I promise! The big game invites has peaked my interest. Many people have said to hold off my booking until Mlife offers come out in November. If I wait too long will there be a chance my host will be out of invites for said party? Clearly I am a planner...sorry!
     
  14. Chuck2009x

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    That's a lot of play. You should be able to get an invite to a party and a good amount of freeplay and resort credit. And asking for an Executive Suite is not out of line in the least.

    During a non-peak time, you'd get a big ass suite. But if you're comfortable with an Executive Suite, that's what I'd ask for (or maybe a Spa Suite), and try to skew the offer more towards freeplay and resort credit. Because that is the most competitive weekend of the year, hosts have to battle for their clients to get them into certain rooms, and that doesn't happen until the middle of the week before. There's a lot of shuffling that last week as high-end players start calling up and say I'm coming in.

    So the lower down on the room type you go, the less likely you are to get bumped when you arrive. And if you get bumped out of your room, they'll typically bump up your resort credit, but not enough to fully make up for it.
     
  15. Chuck2009x

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    I don;t know who told you that, but there's no reason to wait. If you get an MLife offer that's way better than what your host books, you call or email him the offer and ask what he can do. He should already be offering you freeplay and resort credit that's in line with any offer you'll end up getting, and superbowl weekend shouldn;t make any difference in those amounts. Where there could be a difference is room type. Your MLife offer may include room type ABC, and he may be blunt with you and say I can book you that room (or you can book it yourself), but there's a pretty good chance you'll get bumped.