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Beau Rivage Tier Disparity?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by FJD, Jun 6, 2024.

  1. FJD

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    Hello,

    I haven't been to the Beau in years, and was wondering if they still have the Tier point disparity like they had in the late 10s, where you'd earn 1/5th the Tier points vs. MGM's Vegas properties, or is everything finally uniform at the Beau with the new MGM Rewards program?

    Thank you.
     
  2. JulianC

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    It's now the same base earning rate for tier credits across all MGM properties in all markets.

    Now everyone can start piling on and mention the tier credit accelerator promo in Vegas for MGM and how it's a travesty that the same is not offered outside of Vegas.
     
  3. Hogman

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    . Playing the same time and avg bet I would get 12-15000 tc before now I get 8-9000.
     
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  4. RobzNtheHood

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    I'm not. I like the idea of differentiating between the Las Vegas locations and what MGM Resorts calls the "US Destinations." The old MLife system of 25 tier credits per $1 of spend along with the 10 credits per $3 slots/$10 video poker for only Las Vegas locations is way better than the current devaluing of tier credits done by equalizing among all the MGM Resorts properties.

    MGM Rewards contacted me in March about the program. As I did 2 years ago, I told MGM Rewards that equalizing the tier credits across all properties is a disincentive for people in the Washington DC area to go to Las Vegas when you have MGM National Harbor in the metropolitan area.

    I'm not a fan of the tier credit accelerator promotion - I told MGM Rewards that I would not miss it one bit when it goes away. The short-lived 2X the tier credits promotion from 2023 was a vastly superior promotion to the tier credit accelerator promotion.
     
  5. NandJfrmNJ

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    I agree about the tier credit accelerator. However, I'm not at all happy about the disparity among properties. We love the Beau but it doesn't add much to our tier score even though we play as much there as we do in LV; maybe more. Reward credits rack up pretty fast though but I'd much rather the tier credits.
     
  6. EzE

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    All properties earn at the same rate now for tier points. Vegas has the accelerator promo though.
    The disparity is smaller now that it was in the past. The increase in play requirements to get to a tier doesn't really mean much in Vegas IMHO, but at some locals it has more impacts. Like the Amphora Lounge at Borgata requires Gold+ and previously Gold required very little play compared to now. They've had endless matches in AC until recently so we'll see if people start getting annoyed. I find it funny that some Vegas properties are re-matching people and Borgata is finally enforcing 18 month timeout between matches. I'd probably play at Borgata more if the line for the lounge wasn't so damn long at the logical times (you can go in fast at like 3-4PMish).
     
  7. ParksideJason

    ParksideJason Parlay Hardways

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    TC earning rates at Beau seems low but I want to mention that the host on duty has been quite generous in wiping charges off the folio so there's still some value in visiting there.
     
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  8. EzE

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    If it seems low then maybe their machines have lower theo holds?
     
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    ParksideJason Parlay Hardways

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    I'm strictly a craps player, I cannot comment on machines.
     
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    Yeah. Well table games vary based on how they rate your play so hard to gauge that.
     
  11. ParksideJason

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    was the 2x multiplier in place for locals last year or was it just Vegas? I just recall that TCs were much easier to earn at Beau last year. But the pitboss may have been told to be more conservative rating players in 2024 as well. In general, MGM TCs have become quite difficult to earn.
     
  12. EzE

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    2x was Vegas only and I think it was 2022 and at best the first couple months of 2023. Locals might have some others, but I didn't hear about any at BR.
     
  13. NandJfrmNJ

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    EzE, yes they tier match but it's only for three months and the only benefits you get are free parking ($5 at Borgata) and no resort fees until you earn enough points to maintain the status. No other benefits that I know of so not worth much.
     
  14. EzE

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    Amphora Lounge($12.50 in Reward Points, but thats easy to earn at Borgata) access and priority line for check in for Gold.
    Up until recently, Borgata has been allowing people to rematch every 3 months to keep their status forever basically. From what I'm hearing from friends, that has stopped in the past couple months. No more rematching.
     
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    I forgot about those but it seems like many people who are matching are not paying to stay and probably aren't playing there but maybe I'm wrong. From what I've read, at least in LV, people who are matching are not playing just hopping from one casino to another. OTOH, AC is altogether a different market with not as many casinos so maybe....
     
  16. RobzNtheHood

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    I am going to politely disagree with you - there absolutely should be a disparity between the Las Vegas properties and the US Destination properties.

    Why? When you go to Biloxi, there is only one MGM Resort present - Beau Rivage. When you go to Las Vegas, you have several MGM Resort properties available: Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor, Excalibur, MGM Grand, Signature at MGM Grand, New York New York, ParkMGM, Aria, Vdara, Bellagio, and Cosmopolitan.

    I am not going to go down the rabbit hole and start off comparisons between Biloxi and Vegas, but I'll throw this out - when was the last time a gambling movie was made in Biloxi?

    However, when it comes to earning tier credits, reward points, and slot dollars, there is no disparity between Beau Rivage, Borgata, and Bellagio. It's been totally equalized among all 3 properties in 3 different parts of the continental United States.
     
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    This is not correct. Only tier credit earning has been normalized. Borgata earns reward points as a much greater rate than Bellagio, and slot dollars at a slightly higher rate. Each MGM region earns reward points and slot dollars at different rates. MGMNH is pathetically low.
     
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    So what is the numerical rewards points earning rate between Borgata and Bellagio, and what is the numerical slot dollars earning rate between Borgata and Bellagio?
     
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    Based on my data:
    Borgata earns reward points at ~4.85x the rate of Bellagio (and other MGM Vegas properties) and ~7.50x the rate of MGMNH.
    Borgata earns slot dollars at ~1.15x the rate of Bellagio and ~2.70x the rate of MGMNH.
     
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  20. Meiswinner6901

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    That is the question I have asked in another thread but I would now ask it again.

    Does MGM Las Vegas locations really enforce 18 month tier match restrictions?

    I know Borgata said they do. Just make sure.