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V/P Comp Policy - 2 names on 1 account

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Austehn, Jul 9, 2015.

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  1. Austehn

    Austehn Tourist

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    Hey guys,

    Just got back a great, fun (though expensive) trip to Vegas at the Palazzo, and I wanted to get some more information from you knowledgeable folks. =)

    We were there on my husband's offer of 3 nights, and seeing as we are both low(ish) rollers, I wanted to combine our play so that it all went towards his account. It generally worked out OK with the slot machines, though every so often, one of our cards would deactivate itself. I think it had to do with having multiple active cards out there.

    But at the tables, even though we would buy in together, they would not put all the money towards his rating. Something about a new regulation that passed recently.

    So I thought what we could do is just add my name to his account, so even though I would have my own card, it would still be tied to his account. Still no go. The guy at the desk said that they don't do that anymore.

    Does anyone know why?
     
  2. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    As far as I know, the policy at V/P was always been "one name - one account", however they will issue multiple cards for that account. So for example my wife and I do what it sounds like you and your husband did which is just both play on my account. If we're both playing slots its fine, or (more frequently), I'm playing tables and she's playing slots and that is fine. If we both play tables we get rated separately (is how I understand it), so since I tend to bet more than my wife, her play at tables actually lowers my rating (so I normally ask that she simply not check in at all).

    That is my understanding of the policy, are you saying your experience was different?
     
  3. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    I agree with Fuzzy to that point. Venetian has never allowed us to link accounts.
    For us from the beginning - it's always been one name - one account - although we get extra cards on my account and we each play slots using my account cards so the points accumulate on one account. DH uses his account card on occasion to keep it active. Can't speak to table games.

    Mlife is different - mlife allows us to each have our own account with cards in each name - then those two accounts are 'linked' so tier credits, etc. accrue to the linked account.
    At least that has been our experience
     
  4. FABismonte

    FABismonte Low-Roller

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    I agree with the other posters that V/P always had the policy of: one name - one account. You, however, ask why. I believe it is because V/P does not want to try to figure out whether one player is indeed the legal spouse of the other, civil union, live-in partner, or just a boyfriend or girlfriend. That way if the couple breaks up, or one person raids the accumulated comps banked, V/P does not have to get involved in making relationship decisions and the ownership rights to comps.
     
  5. Austehn

    Austehn Tourist

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    Thanks for the clarification! I guess I just thought it was a universal thing to let folks have joint accounts, but it sounds like it's a casino-specific policy.

    Appreciate the info!
     
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