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View Poll Results: Do you feel casino's control the slot machines payout with your Player's Card?
Yes - I have concerns of them controlling. 8 13.33%
Nah - that is just stories. It's all random and legit. 38 63.33%
No opinion. 3 5.00%
I dislike morbidly obese women with fanny packs near the penny slots. 15 25.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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Question How to MAXIMIZE MGM Mirage Player's Club points.


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I've gambled at the MGM Mirage properties for years! Mainly, Beau Rivage and Bellagio. Yet, I've never used my Player's Card because I thought they may be able to control the slot machine payouts based on your winnings on the card.

I have now overcome those fears and have a serious question. This past weekend I used my card and earned nearly 4,000 points at MGM Mirage. I played the $5 dollar slots for hours. I think you earn 1 point for every $3 dollars. I know I put nearly $2000 of my own money in the machine - and with me losing winnings back in - probably gambled over $7000 dollars in the machines in 48 hours.

Does anyone know at what level they consider you a VIP? I know it varies by MGM Mirage property, but I mainly use Beau Rivage and don't mind putting some major bucks in if I knew their system better. I was surprised to see I only had earned 4000 points in 48 hours, but maybe that's not bad. Just looking for any and all advice on how the MGM Mirage works and rates their play - especially at their Beau Rivage property in Mississippi.

In closing, they did COMP 4 nights of my stay and I think one or two meals. So I guess that amount of points did mean something. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:34 AM
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For slots it is 1.50 per point (3.00 per point for VP). I am RFB at most MGM properties and average 12,500 points per day.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:35 AM
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If you check your own math, with earning 4000 points at a value of $3.00 per-point, that comes out to $12,000.00 your cuycled through the machines. I too am an RFB at all MGM properties and between the wife and I, we usually do about 8,000 to 10,000 points per day. They take a look at how long (time sitting at the machine) you spend, that too is taken into consideration when meteing out comps. Always remember that if you feel shorted, talk to your Casino Host and don't be afraid to ask for something more. The worst they can say is "That is not possible right now at your current level of play".
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You ask some valid questions, but it is hard to take it serious when you think they would actually try to control payouts based on how much they like one person vs another. That is so wrong on so many levels.

Okay, with that said, not sure how to answer your poll that I find confusing.

But, here is a related question. Since you you can trade/cash in the points on your account while at a machine into freeplay, does that have any impact on what the host can see? I am sure it does not.

What else can you use those points for?
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:08 AM
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I have a host at both the Bellagio and Mirage and have been told I need to average 6000 points a day for a comped room.

If I am staying 4 days, I need 24,000 points for my "FREE" room.
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But, here is a related question. Since you you can trade/cash in the points on your account while at a machine into freeplay, does that have any impact on what the host can see? I am sure it does not.

What else can you use those points for?
The only thing you can use the points for is POINTPlay: converting them at a rate of 1000 points = $10 in free play.

You don't need to save points up or wait until the end of the trip: their computers track your play, so at the end of the trip when checking what comps you have earned it doesn't matter if you have no points or a whole lot of points on your card.

If you play only electronic games you can use the points as a guide to how much play you've put in the casino - IE: if you play only slots and earn points at a rate of $1.50 = 1 point and you earned 2000 points today, that means you played $3000 through the slot machines that day.
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Hi, I'm new and really curious....my neighbor is a Players Club member and he showed me an invite he received bona fide, glassy invite in the mail)...2 nights at Beau Rivage in Miss, AND complimentary airfare (from Tampa FL) and ground transportation for both HE and HIS WIFE, 2 people. Also $180 Bonus Play coupon, additional invite for 2 nights free rooms in the fall (no airfare), another $90 Bonus Pay coupon !!!!!

When I asked him how much he spent/cycled to get this deal (I know he goes to BR frequently) he said his wife generally goes through $400 per 2 day stay, while he, himself, goes through "about $500 per trip, and I always win". Five hundred.

If that's the case, I am changing where I play! But based on what I have read from you all, he's fibbing. So, what's the verdict, how much do you think he's REALLY spending?
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for free airfare, I would add another "0" to the amounts he told you.
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for free airfare, I would add another "0" to the amounts he told you.
he's def playing more than you quoted -- however, the airfare he's talking about and the airfare VegasBJ is talking about is way different. See difference below:

Beau Offer: Commerical Plane stuffed full of 65 year old gamblers going to the Beau for 2 or 3 days at a time, with a set take off time that you must be there. You land, and you fight the other 100 people for a 20 person shuttle. He then gets there and is treated like any other member of the heard and must check in at invited guess line.

VegasBJ: Go to private hanger at airport. Load whatever you want on bags, show up whenever youd like. Waited on hand and food on a gulfstream or the newer g4. When landing usually at the private vegas airport you are greeted by your Rolls Royce Phantom that wisks you away. No, you aren't going to any MGM property, you are staying at the Mansion. Oh yeah, btw -- you have your own private pool.

for the 2nd experience add two 0's to your friends budget and probably multiply it by 2.
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Hi, I'm new and really curious....my neighbor is a Players Club member and he showed me an invite he received bona fide, glassy invite in the mail)...2 nights at Beau Rivage in Miss, AND complimentary airfare (from Tampa FL) and ground transportation for both HE and HIS WIFE, 2 people. Also $180 Bonus Play coupon, additional invite for 2 nights free rooms in the fall (no airfare), another $90 Bonus Pay coupon !!!!!

When I asked him how much he spent/cycled to get this deal (I know he goes to BR frequently) he said his wife generally goes through $400 per 2 day stay, while he, himself, goes through "about $500 per trip, and I always win". Five hundred.

If that's the case, I am changing where I play! But based on what I have read from you all, he's fibbing. So, what's the verdict, how much do you think he's REALLY spending?
He's not fibbing. The first time I went to The Beau Rivage, I spent about $400 in the casino, got chased out by Hurricane Gustav, and had to evacuate back to Tampa ironically, since then I've received an almost identical offer every month like clockwork. Finally used it a while back and are now getting one with free play and food offers added every month. They are seriously generous with offers at The Beau.

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