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Why do I have a host (not that I'm complaining!)

Discussion in 'Comps' started by paulstory77, May 6, 2012.

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  1. paulstory77

    paulstory77 Newbie

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    OK, so I never expected to reach the bankroll necessary to have a host. Nevertheless, I now have one at The Mirage. Here's my story: I've been making 3-5 trips per year to Vegas since 2006. (A few scattered trips before then). Once a year or so to Tunica.

    My trips are usually 3 days in length, sometimes 5 or 6. Bankroll has increased over the years, but still I only budget around $300-400 per day. Slots and video poker.

    I know enough about theo/ADT to know I should concentrate my play. I used to be a pretty loyal TR player, able to get comped rooms at Flamingo/Harrah's/IP without too much trouble, especially weekdays. Started switching over to MLife in the past year, and made Pearl last October, and Gold on this most recent trip.

    In January, I made a concerted effort to play at The Mirage, as I'd never stayed there and wanted to. I probably dropped around $600 of my bankroll at Mirage that trip, maybe $900 or so coin-in. Don't remember any big wins. This was enough to get me a $39/night rate at the Mirage for my trip last week. (3 nights).

    I took about a $1000 bankroll for this trip, and dropped most of it ($600 or so) at Mirage. Some small wins, and one really big one. The second night of my trip, I hit a progressive royal flush at a bar top VP machine: $6500!!

    As I said, I made Mlife Gold on this trip, 87000 tier credits total. The day I left, I had an email from an "executive slot host," introducing himself and asking me to let him know whenever I'd like to return. I've already taken him up on that, with a completely comped 3-night stay for late August, resort fee comped as well.

    So my question is, why? Does my level of play warrant a host? Based on what I know about the process (which isn't much), I'd say no. Did he contact me because of the big VP win? Because I obtained Gold on this trip?

    And my second question -- what are the expectations for me from here on out? My August trip is comped -- what will I need to gamble on that trip to maintain a similar level at Mirage, with 3-night (weekday) stays comped? That's really all I'm looking for at this point, and all I expect.

    I should also mention that, since Mlife now also gives credit for room/food charges, I had about a $600 bill at checkout from the Mirage. I paid the $39 room rate, plus resort fee, plus a $50 up charge to a Tower Suite, per night. I also charged a couple of meals and some poolside drinks to the room. Perhaps that figures into the equation as well?

    Any insights are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. MangoPort

    MangoPort Low-Roller

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    I don't think it's that unusual to get a slot host. Slots require almost no maintenance and only need one staff to really monitor a large section of the slots, which is why slot players are also heavily favored by the casino.

    I wouldn't expect the host to help you move a body but it looks like your loyalty has paid off - and 87k tier credits for one trip isn't too bad either.
     
  3. paulstory77

    paulstory77 Newbie

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    That makes sense. Not a lot of effort needed.

    Oh, I certainly didn't earn 87K tier credits in this single trip. The 87K total includes my Aria trip last June, a split stay at Luxor/IP in October, MGM/Flamingo in January, and this last Mirage trip. Plus the free 5000 points Mlife gave last year for liking them on Facebook.
     
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