1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Host gifts

Discussion in 'Comps' started by CaptCampion, Jan 18, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    Do you give your host a gift, when they are comping you generously? If so, what? Do you try to find out beforehand what they would like or do you just bring a bottle of wine.

    I'd like to give Courtney at SouthPoint something, she has been EXTREMELY generous with us over the years
     
  2. Venus

    Venus Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    I give my host a card and cash @ the end of every visit. He takes very good care of us.
     
  3. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,996
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    I'm sure you will get mixed review.....myself I have host(S) most MGM property's and I have not provided anything special gifts ... however, I did get high-end package of chocolates and give them as gift during Christmas (my local MGM casino only, host, dealers, pit supervisors and Mgr) since I don't deal w host in Vegas too often I didn't get them anything.
     
  4. Joejoejackson

    Joejoejackson The Max Bet King

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    350
    Location:
    Northwest Indiana/Chicago Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    17
    I always do a envelope and a big thanks...It takes me awhile when a host either retires or moves on. I tend to see how he or she who replaced my regular hosts works. But on same token I will go higher if I feel I wasn't satisfied ..They know when I walk through door I'm not there to dance
     
  5. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,003
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    53
    @CaptCampion - In addition to responses you get to this post, there are quite a few more threads on this subject that may be helpful.

    Do a VMB search on 'host gifts' (or similar) - then at bottom, check the 'more' box - then select the 'search titles only' box to narrow down the list.

    I also think they are appreciative of a personal thank you note as well.
     
  6. offshorecca

    offshorecca Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2017
    Messages:
    111
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    28
    I try and think of a small personal gift and a visa gift card.
     
  7. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    6,111
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    36
    Don't really have an assigned host but was helped by one on a NYE trip with getting additional people into the party. We fly out of Louisville so we picked up some items from A Taste of Kentucky....bourbon items.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    18,692
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    I give them a copy of my ATM receipts.
     
    • Funny Funny x 7
    • Like Like x 2
  9. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    I was thinking along the lines of a local gift.....like a nice Oregon Pinot Noir
     
  10. texasaggie07

    texasaggie07 Tourist

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2017
    Messages:
    97
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    I am thinking of bringing a goft for my host and wanted to know what kind of things people bring and what value? I am not really trying to get anything extra, just wanting to thank him for his help and good service.
     
  11. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    I did the same thing on our last trip to Southpoint. I actually sent an e-mail to a couple of the OTHER hosts, just to find out what she (Courtney) liked. Good thing I did, because I was going to bring a bottle of Oregon wine and they all told me she doesn't drink. I did find out that she is obsessed with Starbucks, sloths, and the Caroline Panthers. Which was useful info, and we were able to get some specific gifts around those ideas. Nothing big, maybe $30 worth of stuff. But well worth it. She was extremely appreciative
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    4,628
    Location:
    VA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    Sounds like your host is a male but years ago, we had a great host at the Mirage and I used to send her flowers and you'd think I sent her a new car. She took such good care of us and although I know their job is to "cultivate" the player and get them to play more, she always (IMO) over comp'd us. She was the nicest and genuine lady and I always thought probably pretty damn hot in her day. She used to be a dancer at one of the production shows.
     
  13. Elf70

    Elf70 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    561
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    I give a Visa gift card so the host can use it on whatever they want.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. betman4711

    betman4711 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 23, 2015
    Messages:
    109
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    our host gets cash
     
  15. grosx2

    grosx2 Have fun storming the castle!

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,025
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    I'm sorry....sloths?
     
  16. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    9,726
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    I give a small (8 or 16 pcs.) box of JinJu chocolates upon arrival and if I have a winning trip, a "red envelope" with cash or a gift card at the end of the trip.
     
    Another NGO trip. QQQQ/NYNY
  17. oghuman

    oghuman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,522
    Location:
    NYC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    43
    I used to give a gift card to my local and Vegas hosts. Now I just give cash in an envelope with a Thank You card. I always get great service from them. My Vegas host always finds ways to get me multiple offers on one trip.
     
  18. CaptCampion

    CaptCampion High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    Yeah. No joke
     
  19. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,825
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    89
    Visa or Amex gift cards.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. ReneHorn

    ReneHorn Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2016
    Messages:
    23
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    What dollar amount do you give either cash or gift card?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.