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Best Place Comps Downtown

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Unimik1, Nov 13, 2016.

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  1. Unimik1

    Unimik1 Tourist

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    Hi all!

    Long time lurker and frequent visitor. Long story short, we had travelled to Vegas about 3-4 times per year from 2007-2010 or so, starting on the strip and migrating downtown. We are definitely low rollers and have stayed in a ton of different places (Riviera, Sahara, Plaza, Golden Gate, El Cortez, Ellis Island) but never really established a "home" casino. We had always gotten some minor offers (like a couple of free nights Sun-Thurs) and might return to a place once and explore elsewhere. Anyways, life hit with kids and a mortgage and our trips dwindled to annual ventures, usually a New Years Eve trip with friends that focused on the madness of the strip.

    We scheduled a short trip this next month (Dec 15th-19th) and figured we would try a new place, the Four Queens as it was inexpensive and one we hadn't tried.

    Anyway, back to my question and original thought. We are looking to get back into a routine a bit and establish a home to perhaps get a few comps. We like to play VP, Blackjack, and the occasional Poker tournament. We often rent a car and venture around town visiting museums and go to the strip for the occasional show. We are looking for a place that has decent rooms and comps. We don't need a fancy place as we go to gamble, drink, eat, and escape life. We don't spend a lot of time in the room. We usually take about $500-700 per day each to gamble on a 3-4 trip.

    Are there any suggestions for a new home? We are heavily considering spending quite a bit of time at MSS or Downtown Grand, but are open to any suggestions.

    Mike
     
  2. hawki39

    hawki39 Low-Roller

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    My wife and I have been to Vegas twice...April 2015, May 2016. We stayed at the 4 Queens both times. 2nd time I did the $20 trick and got a renovated room on the 20th floor with a rain type shower and a great view. The first trip we were each able to get a players card on One account; our combined low roller play ($200/day) got us a few teaser offers for 6 months after we came home. Our 2nd trip, I contacted a Host and explained our situation for a return trip and got the Casino rate for our stay. (like $26/night and $56/weekend night. For the second trip we were Not allowed to combine our play on a single account. Upon our return home we have never received any type offers from the 4 Queens even though we played the same amounts or a bit more than our 1st trip.
     
  3. sconnie

    sconnie Downtown Kinda Guy

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    Boyd properties are pretty good about discounted rooms and meal comps. I'm a $10 BJ player who likes the ability to drop down to $5 if the table's cold or I've lost a bunch of money. I tend to play for 4-8 hrs per day and I've been getting free or reduced room rates for years. Usually get a food comp for 2 at 777, MSS buffet or Cal coffee shop at the end of a 3-4 hr session.

    Rooms at Cal and MSS are slightly different but I don't find one to be significantly better than the other. Cal is being redone however, might change that slightly. Fremont rooms are darn small, but if you're solo or with your SO, they're fine.

    JW
     
  4. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Nothing like being somewhere you don't particularly like because of required play for the stay. MSS/California are both fun and possibly compable. Check out the recent trip report from Ace and his wife downtown. They eventually talked to a host and got some value. But again everyone is looking for what floats their specific boat.
    I would just chat up the host / players club rep at each casino you are interested in / comfortable with. Give them an honest level of play and what you are shopping around for. Some will not have time and others will make eye contact and nod. Go with the nodders.
    Lots of times visitors go gambling, go home and wait for the mail offers. Then get mad because they feel neglected for what they considered good $ one time play.
    I urge you to make a face to face meet and evaluation of what your new "home" will entail. And good luck! Let us know how it comes out.
     
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  5. sconnie

    sconnie Downtown Kinda Guy

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    Good advice bubbakitty. I'm a 99% table player so I tend to talk to the pit critters for comps while there (meals) and I've had them look into rooms for upcoming trips while I'm there if I know when I want to visit next. I've been going to Cal and MSS long enough that the dealers and floor people know me (at least one person per shift in the floor person category). I also bring a few stogies for one of my favorite pit critters at MSS, he hooks me up with comps for meals even before I've bet a hand.

    JW
     
  6. Hogman

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    I am a $150/avg bet craps player and I get very good comps at the Golden Nugget. But my wife plays on her card and only plays slots and has a daily budget of the same or less than yours and she is able to get free rooms at the GN as well.
     
  7. concretekid

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    We do a annual trip and play somewhere in your vicinity and best offers have come from Plaza GG and MSS. Have stayed at 4 queens and given them play but never got much in offers. Gave the D my most play by far, but haven't seen much more than a couple weekday nights from them. Played day and a half a RIO and they are throwing the kitchen sink for us to comeback for some reason.
     
  8. vegasdev

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    the Grand has really nice standard rooms. if you are getting your room comped its a no-brainer. if you have to pay for it, it will cost more than the others except GN. I have stayed plenty at MSS, the Cal, Fremont and 4Q. of those 4, I like the 4Q best by a thin margin. I usually stay 5 or 6 nights downtown. I use my free or discounted room offers first. if I end up having to pay for 2 or 3 nights, I go with what is cheapest. if they are about the same price I go with 4Q. I have had 2 free nights several times from the Grand, and I don't usually spend $500-$700 per day.
     
  9. aaisack

    aaisack High-Roller

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    The Four Queens is your best bet for comps if you like VP and don't care about future offers. Their cash back and comp dollars are tough to beat. Personally I almost always stay at Main Street Station because their room offers are very consistent and their paytables are great. 9/6 JOB bartops with generous comp drinks and room offers. How can any drinker/VP player hate that? I do very little table play so I can't really comment on that.
     
  10. Unimik1

    Unimik1 Tourist

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    I am thinking MSS. Down the road. I am a beer drinker and like their brews. Never seen a room though. I am going to actually spend some time in 4Q this go around though.
     
  11. justmare

    justmare High-Roller

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    If you like beer, Four Queens has the Chicago Brew Pub.

    Everything at Four Queens is reasonably priced, except Hugo's Cellar has upscale prices.

    Comps at Four Queens are the best anywhere in Vegas, period. $8 coin in per point on video poker, $5 coin in per point on slots. You earn both comps AND cash back -- 20 points per dollar for comps, 40 points per dollar for cash back. Room offers come with fairly minimal play. With $500-$700 each per day, you should be able to make out pretty well there.
     
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