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Do you feel you're over- or under-comped?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Terry Benedict, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. paramont

    paramont Tourist

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    We live in Canada and never get any good offers through MLIFE, but are always offered free rooms at RIO and other properties through Caesar's Total Rewards - we're not high rollers (spend about $2000 gambling between the two of us per trip on all properties along the strip, not just Caesars) but we do pull out our card when we dine, shop, buy show tickets at Caesars properties. We are only Gold level.
     
  2. crapsguy5000

    crapsguy5000 Low-Roller

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    I usually play $25.00 bets on the Don't Come at Craps. I lay single but no more then double odds and play 4 to 6 hours a day. I feel that I'm undercomped since I don't get any comps with the exception of cashing B-connected points in for the occasional buffet. (My favorite places to play is Main Street and California).
    I know craps,(and especially the way I play),is probably THE lowest house edge game in the casino so I don't worry about it all that much.
     
  3. cloudi63

    cloudi63 MIA

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    I ditto your sentiments! I give a lot more than what I get while in Vegas. Many times over-doing myself, yeah admittedly so, I'm not blaming the casino/hotel, the blame solely is with me, those damn slot machines...lol
     
  4. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    For what we do and what we're looking for I'd say we're comped just right.

    Maybe a little more here...maybe a little less there.

    We do what we want when we visit Las Vegas and if comps can provide
    some of what we're looking for, all the better.
     
  5. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff Low-Roller

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    A couple of years ago when things were bad in Vegas, I had a couple of trips where I felt I was overcomped. I had one trip where I didn't even use all my food comps ( I know, what was wrong with me?). Any more things have evened out, but normally I feel that I'm correctly comped.
     
  6. wroberson

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    Over/Under Comps

    I just looked at my 2011 statement. It says I'm down $10.00. There was an $1150 win in Joliet Ill and 5 wins all together. The big loss was roulette where the house couldn't hit a 2nd 12 number in 14 spins in a row. I remember that one.

    Considering that I got 4 free nights at Imperial palace at $50 per night and $50 bucks in free food, beverages and a few key chains. I feel is a little above average. Add the week at the Rio coming up soon at $500.00 and I'm ahead in the deal. Plus I still have 550 in free food, beverage and shopping on my TR account.
     
  7. gpburdell

    gpburdell Low-Roller

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    Not sure

    I typically play $25 BJ for 4 hrs/day with some slots and VP as well. Years ago, we'd stay at Mandalay/THEhotel and would get our rooms free and some of our food bill comped. To me that seemed fair.

    When Aria opened, we moved to there and have been there ever since. Not sure when Mlife started, but I have definitely seen my comps go down. Usually make a couple trips a year. In the spring, we normally get offers for free room, but not in the fall. Since Mlife, have never gotten anything comped off room bill. I don't even bother checking with a host anymore...

    My current fall offer is $50 FP, $50 credit, and reduced rate on rooms. To me, I think I'm getting undercomped. I bring $5k bankroll and have significantly higher actual losses since moving to Aria. Maybe this is because Aria is the #1 or #2 MGM property.. I wonder if I'd getter better treatment at Bellagio, but I do prefer Aria.
     
  8. h_upmann

    h_upmann Low-Roller

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    I'm probably over-comped.
    As a low-to-mid roller who usually flies solo, free nights (especially weekends) are a big deal for me to start with.
    Recently I've been fortunate with getting most F&B charges picked up too.
     
  9. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    Probably pretty fair. For me it's a matter of being where I really enjoy staying and playing. I have and would still get RFL at the Mirage but only get Room at Encore. Back in the day, we loved the Mirage and I think back then it was one of the nicer hotels but now it's probably mid tier at best. I've done the math and our Encore host is being fair comping the room and that way we know up front there's no room cost and we pay for our food and pretty much play whatever we feel like and don't worry if we're playing enough and it all seems to come out in the wash.

    I have been curious lately if we'd do any better at ARIA but I'm not sure. I talked to a host there and he said they are more on tier w/ Bellagio than the Mirage but he'd gladly comp 6 nights and take a look at F&B at check-out. I'm guessing we'd get about the same at ARIA as we do Encore but we're going to go down to ARIA one night on our upcoming trip to check it out, give them some decent play and have dinner to see what we think. My guess is we'll remain loyal Wynncore customers.

    Plus....if I came every month like some do, I'd definitely be going where I get max comps but we only come twice/yr so it's our "vacation" and we want it to be at a place we really like all of the ammenities, casino and rooms....make sense?
     
  10. Jack21

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    I wish I felt overcomp'd.....:beer:
     
  11. Hyperfocal

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    I generally feel like I'm over-comped, but I focus my play at places like Gold Coast that will give me value for my dollar. It may be a free $30 room, but free is free.

    For me, the entire Vegas trip is a game, working to get as many free meals, drinks and rooms as possible. My goal is to step back on the plane with as much cash in my pocket as I landed with.
     
  12. BeeeJay

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    I agree with this completely. I strayed from Wynncore as I was making a large number of trips. Now that I'm back down to 1 or 2, I'm getting treated horribly by Bellagio/Aria. If I ever return to Vegas it will be at Cosmo or Wynncore.
     
  13. nameBRAND

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    I'm not sure where my comps stand. We were offered 3-4 nights free at aria, $200fp, lunch buffet, and $100 credit. I'd say our bankroll is $7k between us and we usually play through all of it.
     
  14. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

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    I feel I'm mis-comped. I went to Vegas (staying at the Monte Carlo) for the first time this July, had a bankroll of about $1000 per day, and just got my first offer. Free accomadations at the Monte Carlo at a deluxe room... and comped tickets to Justin Bieber.

    I'm not sure if their marketing matching algorithms are that great if they think that a 28 year-old male is really into Bieber.
     
  15. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    This is absolutely normal. It takes a month to 6 weeks for your first offers to show up after your first visit. They won't be your last offers.
     
  16. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    Talk to a host forget the marketing offers...I'm a Hotel 32 guy and I'm fully comped on every trip. If I get a good marketing offers with Free Play I will have her book it so I get the FP, she takes care of the rest.
     
  17. BLNT

    BLNT High-Roller

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    When I win, I feel like I've been over comped - sadly that only happens once every few trips. When I leave behind 10+ grand I feel I've been under-comped (especially when they don't take care of all the food charges - usually nothing very fancy).

    I also am in the same boat as many of you - my actual loses are usually higher than my theo. Not sure if that occasional win tips it back to where the theo is correct for the long haul, but it does not seem that way.

    I am currently betting in the $400/hand range playing BJ. That was enough for my corporate host to go RFB ($350/day) in a Sky Suite for 4 nights along with picking up a few show tickets. The host I dealt with on property there during my last trip indicated that the 350RFB would take an average bet of something like $750... a LARGE difference!

    What struck me as odd was that my corporate host indicated that they could do more for me at Aria (Sky Suite - going for about $3,000 online) than they could at Bellagio in a Lake view room (non suite - going for about $1,300) comp wise... saying that the Bellagio is their "premier property". Who's to say - but if they would rather put me up in a suite at Aria with that play level, I am not going to complain!
     
  18. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    If you lost 10 grand and they didn't take care of all your food charges, you need a new host. I lost half that my last trip and they cleared my bill. It was only about $400, but still.
     
  19. Vegasing

    Vegasing Low-Roller

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    Going off my current offers...a little of both.

    The Mirage recently sent me an offer for 3 nights in a suite, $250 (or more) FP, $100 resort credit, 2 LOVE tickets and limo to/from the airport. While I racked up twice as many TCs on my last trip than I normally do, IMO, this offer is a direct result of an 8+ hour marathon on a Lord of the Rings slot there. I normally stay at the Mirage, but was at MGM on a comp offer so this was the only play they got that trip. Probably more than I "deserve" but I'll gladly take it. :thumbsup:

    My other offer from them, sent about 2-3 days prior, was for $39 weekday. lolwut
     
  20. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I get some ridiculously lowball offers too. For example, this trip I've got a room at Hotel 32, $300FP and $150 RFB. Two days ago I got an offer for a free room at the excalibur and $100 FP. I have no idea how stuff like that happens, but I get a good chuckle out of it.
     
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