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Wynncore FTW! Or -- did I just get myself in over my head?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by drfaust, Feb 26, 2016.

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  1. drfaust

    drfaust Tourist

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    So, after being an MLifer for years, and getting mediocre marketing offers (e.g., 3 nights at the MGM with $100 resort credit via spam emails, or 2 weeknights at Aria with no resort credit), I stayed at the Encore for the first time on my last trip via Red Card signup offer I received for 3 free nights (with no play recorded).

    I was playing $100/hand BJ in the high limit room about 5 hours/day for 2.5 days, and had a really bad run and lost a few G's.

    But today out of the blue I got a phone call from a host offering me free nights, limo, and $600 food and beverage. Killer!

    I didn't mind marketing offers, since I didn't feel pressured to play more and more... it was front-end comps with no real expectation. But hey -- this is a great offer from the host. Just a little worried that I'll get pressured into playing more than I want in the future.

    The Encore is just so much nicer than the MGM... <swoon>
     
  2. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I wouldn't worry about being pressured into gambling more than you want (unless you'll be putting that pressure on yourself). The host won't say anything to you. He/she just won't give you such upfront offers in the future if your play doesn't warrant them.

    Enjoy! :beer:
     
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  3. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

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    Take the offer, play however you want, and don't worry. The host and the casino believe your play is promising enough to invite you back. Enjoy the trip. Unless you completely zero play or something, nobody will say a word about it.
     
  4. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    It seems like they liked you $100/hand play. Don't feel pressured to play more than that.
     
  5. BreakEven

    BreakEven Low-Roller

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    Damn, wish I'd get a cold call like that! Hope you enjoy the trip.
     
    Only 2nd trip for year :(
  6. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    What's "a few Gs"?

    $100/hand for 5 hours/day is respectable and probably on the edge of comp worthy at Wynncore, but seems low to have a host jumping on you. My guess is they looked at your loss and are judging your pockets that way.

    In any case, you gotta resist any notion of upping your play past what you're comfortable with.
     
  7. drfaust

    drfaust Tourist

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    Yeah -- I certainly won't be gambling more just to keep my host happy. I've just read in messages on here about people getting pressure from their host when they didn't play enough -- sad emails and the like.

    I'm seriously as shocked as anyone that a host from Wynn cold called me. I never thought for once that my level of play would get me anything more than the occasional marketing email. After years as a loyal MGM player, I *never* got a host's attention, even when I would contact them, and on some trips I even had average bets of up to $200/hand.

    I'm not complaining, though.
     
  8. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    I will feel pressured to gamble more.
     
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