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What strip casino gives you the most BANG for your buck.

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mrjvegas, May 3, 2015.

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  1. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    First off I appreciate anybody that chimes in as I know this type of question has been kicked around quite a bit.:nworthy: I have enjoyed reading those threads as well.

    Here is a little about me and my trips:

    Age:37
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    Bankroll: 10k
    Avg bet: 100 dollars
    Level of gambling Degeneracy: a full 10 out of 10
    Reason for going to Vegas: Gamble and gamble hard.....like 16 to 20 hours a day hard.
    Games of choice: Blackjack and Craps
    What I am looking for: I'll admit I love chasing comps and tier scores etc. I know I know that's not good, but I am honest with myself. It's part of the game of Vegas that I love. Status and money.....two Vegas traditions regardless of whether your bankroll is 1k, 10k, or 10 million.


    I have been a heavy CET player simply because of the level of comps and offers they always throw my way. However my last few trips I have played a healthy amount at a few MGM properties such as Mandalay Bay and Mirage. Mandalay Bay has sent me some surprisingly nice offers and will actually be staying there for a couple of nights in a few weeks along with 4 nights at Caesars.


    Let me know what you think VMBers......appreciate the input and tips.:peace:
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Not entirely sure what you're asking? Are you asking which company gives you better comps for your play (MGM vs. CET)? I think the general consensus is MGM treats table players better and CET treats slot players better. If you play sixteen hours of blackjack, you're going to generate about $400 in comps at Mandalay Bay. You will definitely keep getting free room offers and probably some resort credits at that level of play
     
  3. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    If by "Bang for your buck" are you asking where you get the most comps for your level of play?
    The answer is the higher level properties will expect more play to cover your room cost before comping F+B on the backend.
    Betting $100 a hand for 16 hours a day is like $400 for 4 hours a day.
    Your tier status should be earned at the same rate at all MLife properties and the same goes for CET.
     
  4. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    yes, Nittany1 pretty much what I am asking. Looking for folks input that have similar rolls and time played per day etc. and where they stay and what can be had from prior experiences. I have seen a lot about the Cosmo on here for instance being ahead of the pack in regards to offers/comps. Heck I have never even stepped foot in the Cosmo.
     
  5. pressitagain

    pressitagain Low-Roller

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    What type of offers have you been getting from MB and Mirage?

    My offers are 3 nights in a suite at Delano,MB or FS. Food credit of $600+. Show tickets.
    BR of 5+. 8 to 10 hours a day on craps. 4 day trips. $200 on table after comeout roll.

    We need more details of your craps in order to determine if you are being short changed.

    There are many more variables to the equation. $100 on the pass line?? $100 on the table (including inside)???? That kind of stuff.
     
  6. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Cosmo has been sending out some very generous offers the past year or so. But I have no idea how good they are for back end comps.

    I dig Cosmo but I'm not sure it's your best option. One of the best aspects of Cosmo is that great terrace in the room (especially if you get a fountain view)...but it doesn't sound like you'd get much use out of it if your MO is to gamble every waking hour. And probably the biggest drawback is the less-than-stellar gambling conditions.

    For me, The bigger bang for the buck is at the nicer places. The big, comfortable rooms, beautiful casino, good restaurants and extremely friendly service I get at Wynncore, for instance, is a better value (to me) than the few hundred bucks worth of extra comps I might get at a mid level place.

    But, since you sound like you get enjoyment out of comps that exceeds their actual monetary value, I think an "upper mid tier" MGM place might represent a good value for you. I stayed at Delano last month and was very pleasantly surprised. Big, newly renovated room (suite actually), good, friendly service and MB has a pretty good restaurant selection. And my back end comps definitely seemed significantly better than what I got at Aria (where I stayed earlier in the trip). The weak point for me was the casino.
     
  7. RiddickBull

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    This has been my experience in terms of corporate offers.

    Cosmo has been very generous in the past. Now, I believe they are reducing corporate offers. I noticed V/P have been very generous in the last year. At $100 avg, you will definitely get offers with 3 nights comped + some free play and resort credit. Aria and Bellagio have been a hit or miss for me. I know MGM and MB will give you great offers for that level of play. Wynn has been the stingiest for me. However, my friend gets more corporate offers than me and his level of play is about 1/5 of mine.

    With a 10k bankroll, you may want to talk with a host. $100 a hand for 16 hours a day is good action.
     
  8. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    Your Vegas specs are similar to mine - hell the only differences are the age (I'm a couple years younger) and properties (I shade towards MGM props and V/P).

    On my last several trips I have stayed at Palazzo (with one cut short trip at Wynn thrown in). I like the property and their offers have been decent (3-4 nights free along with free play and food/bev comps)
     
  9. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Pass line normally 30 bucks and 30 dollar and 45 dollars on 6, 8, 9 etc........so roughly 120 to 150 dollars a roll on craps. Blackjack I vary between 100-300 a hand for the most part unless a bloodbath is going on and then it's down to the table min. (25 or 50 bucks)

    My Mandalay Bay offers have been pretty sweet at times and really would like to give them a solid chunk of my time this go around. 3 to 5 nights free with freeplays and free daily spa trips.
     
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    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Great info guys......I have zero experience with "back end comps" or working with a host. Sounds like I have been throwing money away, but really didn't think a 10k roll and 100 a hand player like myself would qualify for that type of stuff.
     
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    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Rocky do you have much luck with the back end comps that is being talked about?


    and what exactly is a back end comp?.....lol. Charge everything to the room and then see a host at the end of the trip to see if they can comp or discount charges?
     
  12. pressitagain

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    Craps players are fairly accurate with their numbers. It's their own unique style.

    Judging by the hours that you play (double mine). I would say that you are actually leaving quite a bit out there.

    Like others have said. You are probably right there, when it comes to contacting a host.

    MB (for me) is the best at judging craps comps on the south strip
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    I've played at MGM and MC and their numbers are way off. It has me believing, that my offers should have been higher.
    I know that other members have complained about how they are rated in those places.

    I say that you play where you feel the most comfortable. With the amount of hours you play...that could be anywhere. LOL
     
  13. UKFanatic

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    Never hurts to talk to a host. But they probably aren't going to do much for you beyond the upfront offer. Still, it never hurts. plus, at MGM or CET, you can always apply your EC or TC at the end of a trip to cover room charges
     
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    I don't have a "real" host at V/P - just more of a casino marketing rep who will book the corporate offers for me. However she has deviated from time to time (ie adding an extra night or two or bumping up the food/beverage credit amount from the initial offer).

    The reason being for not having a real host yet is because my trips have been really intermittent over the last couple years. When I was consistently going my bankroll was not close to what it is now so I never qualified for one. Since my bankroll has crept up the offers have too and on my next trip I will be talking with a host since I plan to get back to my 4-5 trips a year rotation.

    The last time I stayed at Palazzo I believe my rating for craps was $175 a roll for I think 10-12 hours of play. My memory is fuzzy on the exact numbers but when I spoke to the host on duty he said that pretty much covered my upfront offer (which was fair).

    And yes the back end comps are just as you described...charge everything to your room and then see the host at the end of your trip to see what they will comp. With V/P you only have two properties to charge at whereas MGM you can charge a dinner at Aria to your room at MGM and so on.

    This board is a fantastic guide for what to expect on comps. Many of the posters here really know how that works and I learn something new pretty much each time I read a comps thread!
     
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    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Awesome stuff.....thanks everyone.
     
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    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    I'd bring my action to MGM, Bellagio or Aria for DD S17 DAS action. Mandalay Bay, the resorts are nicer and you in a better location than the last place on the Strip.
     
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    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    I agree 100% with what you wrote. It's tough to keep giving my action to CET when the MGM properties have the superior BJ which is what I play 75% of the time.
     
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    here are my stats from out last trip (seems we play similar hours & avg bet); we were in on a 2 night comp + $100 resort credit:

    Property: Aria
    Hours Played: 31
    Avg Bet: $108
    Game: Blackjack
    Tier Points Earned: 59,000
    Primary Comps Issued: $100
    Express Comps Used: $79
     
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    mrjvegas High-Roller

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    Thanks cj! Love the hours played. That's doing work right there
     
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    31 hours played out of 48? what happened to the other 17 hours? :nworthy:
    Too bad you need to sleep each night and eat at times.

    Quick question cause I am too lazy to check :p
    Does MGM renew every 6 months or every year?
    I go to Vegas a minimum 1 time a year (some years up to 6 times)
    I have not played at certain locations such as M Resort because of the fact that I would loose my status before coming back.
     
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