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What's the biggest freeload you ever pulled on a comp?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Nevyn, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Ever book a comped room and just ignore the casino? For how long a stay?

    After my last vegas trip I knew I wouldn't be back for awhile, and had already gotten a free stay at PH (where I did play, but maybe not as much as they expected).

    So a few months later when I was going to fly out to see my parents in Naples (flying out of Detroit), I booked a free Friday night at Caesars Windsor, got 1000 TR point bonus for the online booking, got a $15 cash offer at the casino, and used the TR points for a free dessert buffet. Didn't step foot in the casino other than to collect my $15 and walk to my room ...

    Took a month or so before Windsor stopped sending me offers (still got vegas ones), and I've been back once since for a few hours of poker, which apparently was enough to be (partly) 'forgiven'.

    Anybody else totally freeload before? In my vegas trips I've been trying out new hotels just about each time, so I think when I'm wrapping up the CET "set" (minus Caesars) it'll be awfully tempting to take a comp at CET and send all my play to Mlife to see if I can start getting offers there.
     
  2. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    Just in case mLife doesn't come through fir you, I would only play them heavy one day. Leave the other days at CET just in case.
     
  3. GMS

    GMS Low-Roller

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    Last year for a trip around this time I was on the Caesars web site and noticed comped Fri-Sat at Rio for a planned visit, even though I have almost no play on Total Rewards. Before I could wipe the shock off of my face, I booked the comped nights.

    Stayed there first night alone and the second with two buddies, played and ate almost entirely at Gold Coast. I might have bought some coffee at Rio Sunday morning before heading off for a night at Fremont. I'm a Boyd downtown loyalist, so what do I care?
     
  4. Nevyn

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    That idea is a ways in the future anyway. Still have to try out Flamingo, Paris, Bally's and Rio, and I likely won't be going more than once/twice max a year.

    But even if the play at Mlife isn't enough for comps, at that stage I might start trying out some of their hotels.
     
  5. nuggetboy

    nuggetboy Low-Roller

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    Shortly after the Wynn opened I got a great offer from them even though I had never dropped a dime in the place. Not sure how they got my name. They offered me 2 comp nights and $200 FP. Took the free play, put it in a roulette machine playing 35 red, 35 black, 2 0 and 2 00. Ran it through three times and cashed out $188.
    I played a very small amount in their VP machines over the next two days. Maybe lost $50.
    They sent me another similar offer 3 months later. Did the same thing again. Haven't heard from them since.
    Wasn't trying to screw the casino. The Wynn is a nice place, but just not my style.
     
  6. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    i would never consider no playing on a trip because the entire reason i go to casinos is to gamble. if i wanted to go somewhere and not gamble, i wouldn't go to Biloxi/Vegas.
     
  7. stuntin909

    stuntin909 Low-Roller

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    did it to the venetian once but not intentionally. 3 suites comped with $200 fp. haven't heard from them since

    when i take friends it gets hard to gamble.
     
  8. ardee

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    A few summers back, for reasons unknown, the wife and I got free rooms and Fleetwood Mac concert tickets from Hilton. I don't think we spent a dime in the casino that trip. Never heard from them again, of course. But then, we never cared much for the place after they removed the Star Trek Experience and Quarks.
     
  9. mattMN10

    mattMN10 Minnesota living. Las Vegas dreaming.

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    I'm a low roller to begin with and usually I spread my losses all over vegas, but for whatever reason last Spring I received 2 comp nights and $150 fp at Wynn and 2 free nights, $25 fp and $25 food from TI... Was a great excuse to make another trip :peace:
     
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  10. Watts

    Watts Low-Roller

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    For the past two trips I have booked Caesars for two nights for friends while I was at MGM. The first trip in February I played about 30 minutes at PH and that was it. This past trip which was a couple of weeks ago, I completely no played them. I have switched over from CET to MGM so I don't really mind no playing them. I'm curious to see when the offers will stop. I'm diamond with them but I'm sure that won't matter. I'll be out in 3 weeks or so and booked one night at Paris to take advantage of some forum shops gift certificate.
     
  11. jvferg72

    jvferg72 Low-Roller

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    Last summer I visited the M resort and played the "Frank n Bob's" monster high meter progressive video poker machines they put in. They were the sole reason I came in and I put in a good 7 hours on them.

    I then started getting offers for 3 nights comped and some free play. I wasnt able to get back in town till February of this year and by that time they had pulled the machines in question and downgraded their non progressive inventory too. So I booked the 3 nights and gave all of my play to South Point where they have full pay machines.

    They emailed me asking to rate my experience and in the comment section I told them what I did and why, not that it is likely to make any difference.
     
  12. Leeza14

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    One summer a few years ago, we stayed for five days at Paris (comped) but we also had an offer at TI (never been there -- not sure why we even got the offer) for a room, two meals, and $50 in FP. We thought, "Why not?" So we double booked.

    We went down to TI one afternoon, checked in (with a very grouchy desk person, I might add), took a look at the room, and walked back out. The room needed some real help. We ate and then went to burn off the FP so that we could leave. We ended up walking out with almost $500 (checked out on the way). I would have felt bad about it, but after dealing with that nasty woman at check-in, I just didn't.

    Obviously, we didn't get another offer.
     
  13. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    Depending on how the MC looks (never stepped foot in it) this upcoming trip may be the biggest I do. Haven't really been to Vegas often enough to generate offiers, but a buddy got me set up with a Monaco Suite for 5 nights for <$330 total.
     
  14. Funkhouser

    Funkhouser In Charge of the Big Door

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    Stuck it to Wynn on a 3 night comp in Encore room, 2 tix to Le Reve, and $400 in freeplay.
    After the free play was gone, took it down the street to Mirage and didnt spend a dime on his property.

    Steve rewarded me with discounted room offers the past 9 months at $169 week night.
     
  15. rittermd

    rittermd Low-Roller

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    Double free play

    Summer of 2009, in the low point of the economy, I had an offer - 2 night suite and $700 free play at Mandalay Bay. I arrived and went to promo area - computer was down but I had my mail offer. They gave me the chips and I went straight to the roulette table and hit 32 on the first roll with $100 bet.

    Stayed up all day and had a blast. The next day, I lost my players card, so I went back to the promo desk. The look up my info and say - "Did you know your have $700 in free play - and I got an additional $700.

    Double score on the free play.

    Went to the single zero roulette table and played every number with $25 free play chips (plus and additional $100 to cover the remaining 4 numbers) - and guess what - I won $875 - haha.

    Fun trip!!!!
     
  16. Joe

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    I would constantly get offers for 3 free nights at various CET properties. Every few years we would double book and crash at PH or Paris. Play a hundy or so on VP and then they would drop us off the list. haven't received an offer for a few years.
    Feb, we went to the Strip (we're downtown folks) went into Paris and played VP at Gustav's Bar. My wife won $40, I lost $100 and we're back on the mailing list.

    Just got an offer for 3 nights comp in July, Aug or Sept. Most of them are weekdays, but they include Harrah's, Bally's, Paris & PH. Have to pay for Caesar's.
    We double book a lot, sometimes to just check out the rooms and give no play. Or, just to collect free play.
     
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  17. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    No comps.

    I pay my way.

    i have gotten some free beers for penny play but thats about it.
     
  18. domeboy

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    I have 5 nights comped in the forum tower at Caesars in July......Kinda looking forward to checking out Caesars. I walked through the casino in 2009; cant remember if I actually spent any money but the place looked nice. Plus, I heard the pool area is great.

    Low and behold I got a mailer this past week from NYNY offering me three free nights (park avenue room) and 200 bucks in free play. I had a great time at NYNY last summer and now I am thinking about double booking.....

    Any comments or suggestions???
     
  19. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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    A few years ago the Venetian/Palazzo had offered a "tax refund" program that offered free play if the IRS refund was cashed in their casino cashier cage. Well that year my refund was over 10K which converted to $2000 free play. After many forms that we had to produce and after we cashed our 10K refund they put the free play on my club Grazie card.

    We decided to have my wife use that free play the whole week wve were there. She wanted to bring home some of that money so she used the counters all slot machines at the Venetian and Palazzo that displayed the amount played. This gave her the time when she was to "cash out". She did this the whole week until all the $2000 was played.

    The last day of our trip we cashed all the TITO slips. This was done in the early morning hours so we wouldn't tie up the bill changer machine when it later gets busy. The total amount cashed was a little over $800 and she took that home. It was quite an experience and quite honestly, we kind of felt guilty of what we did even though no laws were broken. We felt they were "stiffed".
     
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