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Where should I play for comped rooms?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by drugsdrugsdrugs123, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. drugsdrugsdrugs123

    drugsdrugsdrugs123 Tourist

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    This year I started going to Vegas on a semi-regular basis (every 3 months or so). Since I am a micro to low roller, I've been happy that Caesar's has been giving me comped basic rooms pretty much any weekend. The thing I like most about CET is that the comp is upfront, so I don't feel the need to "play to cover comps". I don't usually qualify for food or freeplay, but for the 1st time, Caesar's offered me a free room and $500 in freeplay if I stay mid week in October.

    While I do appreciate the comped room, I find the atmosphere/upkeep of the CET properties subpar. I would rather stay and gamble at one of the nicer properties on the strip (specifically Bellagio/Aria or Wynn/Encore). If I concentrated my play at one of these hotels, do you think I would qualify for a fully comped, weekend, entry level room based on my level of play? I am NOT interested in fancy rooms/suites, mid-tier hotels, Sun-Thurs offers, or partially comped rooms.

    My gambling habits:
    -2 day trips
    -$25-50 per hand of blackjack (average is probably $40) x 4 hours per day
    -Other table games x 1 hour (roulette, craps)
    -I do not play slots at all.
    -I budget a max loss of $500-$1,000 per day.

    Any insight would be appreciated!
     
  2. LAV

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    Based on this level of play, I would suggest perhaps you might want to consider Excalibur, Luxor, Gold Coast, Orleans, or one of the other off-strip properties as GVR or Red Rock, South Point, etc.

    I have found that at such level of table play, CET gives less than the other casinos. Sure some of the low end CET props as IP, Bills, etc. might give you something, but table play at CET gets little love unless you are a black chip player.
     
  3. drugsdrugsdrugs123

    drugsdrugsdrugs123 Tourist

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    Well Caesar's is already giving me free weekend rooms. There is nothing terrible with the hotel/casino, so worst case scenario, I would just continue to stay there. Plus I like being midstrip, and my gf loves the Forum shops. I am just trying to see if any of the nicer casinos would also give me free standard rooms on the weekends based on my play level. I am not interested in other comps such as food, free play, etc.
     
  4. LAV

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    In that case, I would stick to what you are doing and where you are playing since they are giving you free rooms and you don't care about other stuff as food, shows, etc.

    Caesar's is known to be very "generous" with comped rooms, but not much else unless you play black chip action. AT the black chip level, you get more value at other chains of casinos than at Caesars, based on my personal experiences anyway.
     
  5. Gaggles

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    I usually get rooms at Caesars regardless of how much I play there. If you wanna move down the strip gamble at PH. The rooms at Caesars will still keep coming. I seem to play primarily at Bally's and Flamingo with a smidgen of PH thrown in but stay at Caesars as the rooms at the other properties frankly can't compare. It may take no sacrifice on your part to move a little more central.

    As for moving to an MGM property, a concentration of play at one of them will realize better offers for you. I have about a $1000/day bankroll like yourself and I play .50 or $1 vp. Mlife gives me jack so I call a host. Have been comped up front this year for four days Bellagio and in a few weeks three nights Mirage. But there is an expectation of some play for that unlike CET. MGM has taken a lot of my play from CET this year now that I am getting comped at the nicer places. You may wish to make the jump. I say call the casino.
     
  6. drugsdrugsdrugs123

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    Thanks, I will just stick with CET then and take the free rooms. Thanks for the quick replies!
     
  7. LAV

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    Gaggles,

    But the OP stated that they play tables exclusively, no slots. Table players at CET with a $40 avg a hand for 4 hours a day won't get much at CET. CET treats its slot players better.

    But if a free room is all that one wants and not interested in concerts, ufc fights, boxing fights, etc. etc. than I guess stick with CET at that level of play for tables.

    All I can say is that when I left CET for a bit and played the same level at tables and even slightly less, I earned much more comps and got better offers.

    The thing that CET has going for it over some others is its frequent and consistent offers of free play, shopping sprees, and gift card offers.

    Otherwise, I would argue strongly that table players get treated better at other props.

    I have been seven stars since the inception of the program, and let me tell you, it took a lot longer for me as a table player to get that status than when I switched over to MLife (shoot, was not very far from Noir, but stopped going to MGM props) and Stations and earn both platinum and presidents club in very short order.

    Now that I have my host and status, I get treated great by CET, but it appears to me that as a table player, I got better offers and service faster at other casinos than CET. However, this is only my experience though, so others may have it differently.

    I was just trying to share what my personal experiences have been as a table player, so whenever someone asks me where they should play as a table player, I would suggest anywhere but CET.

    I stay because I still get great offers from them and my host is absolutely, freaking awesome.
     
  8. Joe

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    I must be so out of touch when a $40 average bet on BJ, 4 hrs per day, is considered "micro or low roller", at least according to to the OP.:peace: I know we're not all Shifter, Natedog or Jilly etc, but still $40 a hand sounds like a lot to me.

    If that size bet makes me a micro roller, than I guess I'm correct in staying downtown, enjoying downtown casinos and the atmosphere.
     
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    When I first started playing in LV, that was my level of play. I played a lot at Excalibur and remembered receiving pretty good offers from them, including NYE etc.

    However, that was awhile ago, so I don't know if such level can still get as good offers.
     
  10. CinnamintStick

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    I am mostly a weekend visitor too. I also have the free play in October at Caesars and the Octavius Tower Luxury Room. What I do like about CET is the entertainment. Its not luxury like some and the food is not as good but I do feel they treat me good.

    Wynn is pretty easy to get weekdays comped with 300 in free play. I have never been given weekends. But I am only a slot player. Wynn is on my poo list right now. That's why I started giving my play to other casino's. I am glad I did.

    I have not played a lot at Bellagio or Aria (I am pearl almost gold) but I do get there offers for discounted rooms on weekends, then comped when I leave.
     
  11. okthen

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    My gambling is very similar to yours, although my average bet is probably closer to $50-$60. I've been able to get free room offers at Monte Carlo pretty consistently (even though I've never played there consistently), Aria and Mirage here and there, and Bellagio twice. A few times they've thrown in $50 or $75 free play, which they always try to give me in slot play and it takes them forever to figure out how to give me in table chips. Generally the offers come via email and they are usually slightly better than what comes up on mlife.com.

    I have not been able to figure out any rhyme or reason to when the mlife comps come versus when I take my trips and how much i gamble, win, or lose. So, I've basically decided to play where I want and gratefully take whatever comped rooms I can get.

    I am staying at Encore coming up next week, and I don't even have a red card yet. I don't plan to spend TOO much time at the tables so I'm not expecting any future offers, but who knows. I have friends who played minimally and got one time offer from Wyncore as a result.
     
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    cet properties.........period.
     
  13. Viva Las Vegas

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    This. Caesars rooms (except for their lower tier rooms) are very nice.

    I currently receive $99 + per night plus resort fees at Bellagio / Aria room rates and "earn comps from points" from Bellagio after switching from machine play ($1 VP - I won't play their low pay tables anymore) and blackjack ($40-$60 + per hand) to strictly blackjack.

    I used to receive 3 comped nights and $100 free play with a mixture of machine and table play. I won on my last trip there.

    Wynn will give you a $119 / night "special rate" for your green chip BJ/craps play and under $1k table buy ins.

    I received a two day comp at Cosmo but didn't receive a return offer, though I played less during my comp stay (though still at least $50/hand though possibly not eight hours).
     
  14. drugsdrugsdrugs123

    drugsdrugsdrugs123 Tourist

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    Thanks for all the advice. Being a small fish, I will just focus on Caesar's room and then gamble smaller amounts for fun elsewhere.
     
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