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Vegas Comps vs. Reno Comps

Discussion in 'Comps' started by craig, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. craig

    craig Tourist

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    Just wondering what the comp situation is like in Reno.

    In Vegas we stay at Aria or Bellagio and currently get a few nights free, $200 in FP and maybe $75 in food each trip. However, in the past two years MGM has been slowly tightening the screws on us, which made us wonder: What is Reno like?

    After limited research, I think we would stay at either Atlantis or The Peppermill. We play mostly table games: Crazy4Poker, Three Card, or Mississippi Stud at $30-50 / hand. How do these places comp in comparison to MGM or CET?

    PS - We love Tunica so having nothing else to do but eat, drink and gamble is not a problem. :beer:
     
  2. paperposter

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    reno is desperate they will be happy anyone shows up,but at tables theres rules are worse than vegas and no high limit room.
     
  3. nostresshere

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    Atlantis and Peppermill are both decent places. A host that left Harrahs contacted us and offered us a nice deal. And followup deals.

    BUT - that was when Harrahs did lots of charters out there. We would do 2 days at Harrahs/Harveys, then 2 days at Atlantis. They had great rooms, and good restaurants.

    But.. charters have cut way back. We have pretty much seen the sights, so....
     
  4. sindustry

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    I would say you have been pretty lucky in getting the FP and Food comps over the past few years. I mostly play Ultimate Texas Holdem at $25 ante, minimum, so I have $75 on the table before seeing any cards and before making the final bet. I get comped rooms at bellagio, but never FP or up front food. Other than the room, I have to get all my comps on the back end. So, I would say you have been very fortunate getting the FP and Food at Bellagio and Aria.
     
  5. fadetheseven

    fadetheseven High-Roller

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    I stay at the Atlantis when I go to Reno and they are very generous. Im mostly a dice player. My starting spread is $30 and press aggressively. I'm probably rated in the $50-$75 avg bet range. We get a jacuzzi suite but no FB, just the comps that accrue on the card.

    Heading up there this weekend for the crab feed!
     
  6. TIMSPEED

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    Reno is 1000x better for comps than Vegas...
    However, really only two places in Reno (John Ascuaga's Nugget and Atlantis)
    Also, you have to be really cafeul about how you play...
    The BASE points at both places are decent, BUT if you ONLY play on "point multiplier days" (JANugget only offers 3x points, and Atlantis offers up to 5x points) you can do really well.
    I'm only a video poker player, really...and currently with only $15k coin-in per month at JANugget i'm getting $400 freeplay per month and can basically LIVE in a suite there (and if I do it right, I'll get 1% comps for my play)
    At Atlantis, they'll want more like $30k coin-in per month, and if you consistently WIN bye bye offers.
    HOWEVER...JANugget just sold, so I can't speak for the new owners (When GSR got new owners they SLASHED their video poker AND comps WAAY back)

    Also, if you don't like to GAMBLE NON STOP...then you might not like Reno (as there's really nothing else to do)
    PhoEater, stop by JAN and say hello!
     
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  7. dankyone

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    Yes, comps are far easier in Reno than LV. I do not play the "carnival games" so I can't really answer specifically but in RNO they salivate over $100/hand BJ play whereas at Bellagio that will not even earn you a room comp.

    Atlantis and Peppermilll are the nicest places in town and the best places to play but do not show up expecting the Bellagio or Aria. Think in terms of Harrahs and your expectations might be exceeded. I think Atlantis is less tacky than Peppermilll and better overall for many reasons.

    If you've never been there you will probably have to book yourself in at a paid rate. No biggie. Just get a nice room in the concierge tower at whatever the rate is on the website. After your first day of decent play walk into the host office and they will probably comp the room for the entire stay. Feel them out for what amount of food and bev your play will qualify for. (Frankly if your play qualifies for a room comp at Bellagio they will probably come and find you on the floor. There is not much new blood in Reno these days.)

    As was mentioned, they are dying in Reno and will comp aggressively--frankly it will shock you if you are used to negotiating with hosts at Bellagio. HOWEVER, the hotel is midrange by Vegas standards, and the restaurants are...closer to Olive Garden than Le Cirque. They do have decent wine lists if that is your thing so comps won't go to waste.

    There used to be a high end French restaurant called the White Orchid or something at Peppermill which was outstanding but there just isn't any demand for fine dining in Reno anymore. I have never been in Tunica but my sense is if you are happy there your expectations will be aligned correctly for an enjoyable trip to Reno.
     
  8. craig

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    Awesome feedback!!! Thank you so much for the information.

    Given Reno's location, it must be really tough to pull people in these days. It would cost us (from ATL) $200 more per seat on Delta to go there.
     
  9. 2VegasNuts

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    My wife and I have been going to Vegas for years. Last month I took a business trip to Reno for 5 days at the Silver Legacy. I booked a Superior Spa Suite which was the highest level (most expensive room) room available. My gambling in Vegas has toned down quite a bit in the past 2 years to where I gamble $10k-15k through slots/day and 2-3 hrs of $150/hand BJ/day. For that, I get free rooms with $200 or so in FP at most upscale casinos.

    In Reno, I gambled at a rate of 50% of the above. In return, I got a host, all 5 nights of the suite comped, $240 in FP tossed to me by the host, all my food and beverage comped which included shrimp and crab for both lunch and dinner, 2 $150 Nat Nash Silk shirts, 4 Harley t-shirts, 2 80 minute massages, and a hair cut at the salon. I also revisited the host after the first day and was upgraded to Premier status which allowed me to enter the buffet for free every day.

    I was really impressed. I also just gamble, drink, and sleep, so I don't need much else to do. I told the host I would return if they comped airfare, we shall see.
     
  10. dankyone

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    This was a response to a post which is no longer here...ignore...
     
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  11. dunebug81

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    I was at GSR over Labor Day weekend and since it was the holiday weekend plus burning man it was pretty packed and rooms were sold out. No matter to me, I just slept in my truck (think semi not pickup). After winning at just about everything I played for the first 3 days a host comped me a nice suite for 1 night and all of my food was comped via points accrued on my card. $80+ per night at Charlie Palmer steakhouse for dinner with either the buffet or cafe for lunch.

    I played:
    craps $125-$150
    Baccarat $300
    Pai Gow 2 hands @$80 each
    $1 & $5 slots
    .25 & .50 5 and 10 play video poker

    I played 6 hours or so per day (70/30 split on tables/slots) and tipped pretty good. All the day shift craps dealers knew my name by day 3.

    I went from the lowest tier to the 2nd highest tier during my trip and ended up buying $350 worth of gift cards with the points on my card since I don't know the next time I'll be back.

    Flash forward to this past week I get a mailer from them with 3 free nights, $800 in table play and $40 (only $40???) in F&B. so while I did have a pretty good run that's much higher than any propert in Vegas has ever given me. Best offers I get from Vegas are 3 nights and $200-$300 in resort credit from Mandalay or $50-$100 in free play at Harrahs/Rio/Flamingo.

    In all I'd say that Reno is much better then Vegas and maybe even slightly better than Tunica.
     
  12. gamblersruin

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    Yeah, before I got tired of the 4 Hour drive and started going to Vegas more reno was always decent to me. I started out playing $5 bj and that was enough for 2night offers at the Peppermill, which is the nicest resort there. After I started hitting the dollar slots I got 3nt suites FP and resort credit. All the other hotels seem similar with 2nt offers for minimal play.
     
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