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Avoiding my host - good or bad strategy?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Eleven99isFine, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. TableToddyy

    TableToddyy High-Roller

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    Ya they do that at the Jack in Cleveland too. But they always handout buffet slips and ask if you need anything.
     
  2. mikel123

    mikel123 Not A Lawyer

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    Joliet or Hammond?
     
  3. TriggerMN

    TriggerMN The Norwegian Hammer

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    Joliet, and I was assigned a host after my first visit. However I have never met her.
     
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  4. thebeachbum

    thebeachbum Tourist

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    I'm pretty self sufficient when it comes to a host. I normally book my offers through my assigned host. Sometimes, my host has given me a better offer than I would have booked myself. I don't avoid them at all. I do let them know when they can do something for me but other than booking my offers, it's rare I need anything. I ALWAYS give them excellent reviews when I get the follow-up surveys after my stay.
     
  5. mikel123

    mikel123 Not A Lawyer

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    That's so odd. I always get approached by a host, even if my host is not in. Even on days where I'm not staying in the hotel and I don't have that many TCs.
     
  6. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 VIP Whale

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    @Eleven99isFine I SOOOOO understand your question. Some love being wooed by hosts, but I actually dread it when a host comes up to me, because I switch from my "me" focus in Vegas to "I need to be polite and respond to them" focus.

    BUT I know they are doing it to actually try to GIVE me great customer service versus ignore me. I don't want to seem like an ingrate, as I really DO appreciate their time/energy, and I think they have a really tough job, I just want to zone and focus on "me" time when in a casino.

    Host have hard jobs, and many avoid social contact. Those that are pushing to meet customers are often trying to go above and beyond, and give you more attention. I'd just get them on the phone or in person, they're often doing it because they think that's what we want.

    Let them know how much you appreciate their reach outs, and then "apologize" for being hard to reach, saying you come to the casino to zone out and go off the grid. This is a NICE way of saying leave me alone, and it might make his/her job easier, and most hosts actually DO get this, as they often do this in their down time too!

    Hosts have people asking a million things from them, and are in an exhausting job. If he's pursing you and you already use him, he's probably just giving you attention FOR your benefit. Don't quit using your card, just have a quit chat with him, and let him know how much you appreciate his touchpoints, but that you're lower maint and don't need them.
     
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  7. jack v

    jack v Low-Roller

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    I would keep using the card and if he contacts you next time, tell him the truth, that the kind of comps you want are food comps, not entertainment, etc.

    It's his job to please you, give him that ability.
     
  8. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    No you were doing fine. Don't worry!
    I never find a local host be useful.
    I never stay at local place, rarely eat or drink anything. But hosts never able to increase my free play. So, what's the point of a host?
    I don't need to have one more person to say hello to me.
     
  9. Don the Dentist

    Don the Dentist LV resident

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    My wife and I always use hosts at the local casinos we frequent. We usually wind up with more or better than what we asked.
     
  10. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    Have never used a host at a local casino.
    Don't play enough there to justify any interest from one there.
    On a weekend or longer trip to Vegas , AC, NOLA or wherever, if your play generates interest from a host , thee is no reason not to use them.
    It does not mean you will spend any time with them . It does not mean you need to play at $1.00 higher than normal. It does not mean there is any more pressure on you.
    Worst case you will get the same deal as you would from the players club.

    I have received plenty of "extras" from hosts over the years that I did not expect and were over and above my level.
    Occasionally I'm disappointed and occasionally pleasantly surprised but why not take full advantage of what your play deserves.