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How does one get a Vegas host?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by henry332411, Dec 30, 2018.

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  1. henry332411

    henry332411 Tourist

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    Yeah it’s most likely this. I go w my friend so I know exactly how much he throws down every time. I’m his Vegas buddy. That whole thing was just odd to me but I’ll take it he just has dumb luck? Idk
     
  2. alexm

    alexm VIP Whale

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    Henry,
    I will give you my experience in getting a host at CET. For the first 5 years of traveling to casinos my wife and I would always book a given offer and then play and spend like we normally would. All charges went to the room and on the last day we would either go into the hosts office or call the host on duty and ask for them to do what they could. Typically our play fell into that grey area of enough to get all charges comped but not really enough for a host. To give you an idea of play we would do vegas for 7 days with combined budget of 1k per day and AC for 2-3 days same budget. We play mostly slots and video poker with some table games, but for us the key has been to play for hours - always more than the 5 per day you noted. typically 8-10. Last year due to generous raises at both jobs and more debt reduction our budget increased.

    The first trip on an increased budget I was playing more dollar VP than ever before and 6 hours in, a host comes to me welcomes me and asks if I need anything. (New experience for me) At the end of the trip I called host on duty who not only takes care of everything but asks if he can assign himself to be my host. I said absolutely and then we had a frank email discussion about my play level and what he could expect from me. I am not a high roller but now I have a 1k a day budget and my wife also has a 1k budget and we usually play on my card. I explained to him he can expect 1000 TC a day when we are staying over and 500ish on check in and check out days. For that he has always taken care of our room and food with 2 suite upgrades.

    It sounds from your description of play that you may either just not be putting in the hours relative to the size of the bet to get a host but maybe it was just persistence that helped us get one.

    As an aside charging to your room or showing your card when you spend money will only earn you points towards tier, it won't actually help you get a host, but either way on your last day you should stop in and talk to someone. Even if you didn't charge to your room you could always ask if they would have comped more. The hosts on duty have always answered that question and one trip my host flat out said go to the gift shop and spend another 150 and charge to room.
     
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  3. vegasqc

    vegasqc VIP Whale

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    50$-75$ per hand even if you played 8 hours a day wouldnt get you notice at places like Aria Bellagio MGM Grand maybe at a place like Excalibur and even that might not be enough
     
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  4. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Well I just tried a host from Ballys for the first time. Told him I can get a resort studio or excutive suite king bed comped on my own but could he get me a bigger suite comped. He said sure, check your reser. Later I checked and I was booked, a basic jubilee room on the wrong date! WTF?
     
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  5. DiamondD

    DiamondD High Roller in Training

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    Wrong date and smaller room?
     
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  6. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Yes!
     
  7. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Well he fixed the date, got a suite but it was the same I could have got on my own but did thrown in a
    $200 FOLIO DINING CREDIT: PRONTO @ Caesars, GR PUB & GRILL @ Caesars,


    BURGER BRASSERIE @ Planet Hollywood, GUY FIERI'S KITCHEN & BAR @ LINQ,

    OYSTER BAR @ Harrah’s, TOBY KEITH'S I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL @ Harrah’s

    As you can see, BURGER BRASSERIE is at the wrong hotel.

    I've only been to Caesars, GR PUB & GRILL and it was just ok, not enough to go back. Now I'm thinking either GUY FIERI or OYSTER BAR.
     
  8. tee6395

    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    It's a knuckle-headed move to not charge EVERY. SINGLE. THING. to your room. Let's say a host approached you on the last day of your trip. What the heck do you expect them to do for you? With nothing owed - the host can only offer you a comp for that day's use. What does it matter if you charge to your room or not? Personally, regardless of host, I like the easy itemized accounting it gives me at the end of my stay. I see exactly what I spent. I charge to my room even if I'm not at a gambling establishment just for that reason.

    Having a host is great, but give them the ability to comp charges off the back end. :confused:
     
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  9. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    So if I'm at BLT as an example, change it to my room and put points on my TR card, right? Then checking out just pay with my TR Visa if the host didn't do that?
     
  10. meyers67

    meyers67 VIP Whale

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    You have a host from just 1,000 tier credit per day at video poker? Or lots of slots as well?
     
  11. KimiCoconuts

    KimiCoconuts Low-Roller

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    My host at MLife and I discuss the comp system a lot. A blackjack player is the hardest player to get a host/comp, you have to be betting large hands for long periods of time to have a host.If you are a slot player that is usually where it's easy to have a host. They are looking at your theoretical play not your win/loss. I have heard different things about Video poker but again its about Theoretical play, the more hours and money you risk the more they will comp you. I always get fantastic offers as I am a slot player and my husband also plays, we are linked, this helps us a great deal. I am the bigger player though so I get all the offers. While in Vegas we always charge everything to the room and she comps at the end of our stay every single thing, no matter what we have done, I have never been told no. We go to nice meals, usually a show and a spa appointment for both of us. I consider all these things part of my experience and the reason I am loyal to MLife and my host as well!
     
  12. alexm

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    Meyers,

    It's almost exclusively Video Poker, roughly 8-9k per day coin in on their $1 bonus poker or $1 triple play. Occasionally I try to grind on .25 5 play. Maybe 1-2 k per day in slots with the wife. And maybe 2 hours ish of Pai Gow.

    I think the thing for me is the amount of time I gamble for which is basically all day, upwards of 12 hours. Also there have been many days where 1k TC pushed 1200-1300 just because of time in or later posting table play.

    The host I have has been crazy responsive and good too. He lets me know what I can expect openly and I make sure not to short change him. He recently told me that he would prefer I do not book anything anywhere by myself and that he would take care of my bookings in LV, NOLA, and Biloxi too or pretty much anywhere else.

    Since my comp calendar is all comped everywhere, I told him that I didn't want to waste his time and he requested that I do the opposite. Also, longest I have ever waited for an email reply was 12 hours.

    Maybe I don't deserve my host, but he has been great to me, and he also gets rewarded in kind.
     
  13. Vu Tran

    Vu Tran Tourist

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    I use a host from vegas to book an offer from another location. He can booked the offer but cannot give me any special privelage beside what stated on the offer. I have to contacted the host from the location.
     
  14. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED Comps on my account, or blood on my knife.

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    If had hosts witu CET fuck me up like that before too..you just have to learn which ones have IQ of 71 and which don’t
     
  15. Vu Tran

    Vu Tran Tourist

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    If u have a host, when u check out. Do have to use your reward credit before your host can comp your remaining balance.
     
  16. DaiLun

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

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    Yes. in 99.99% of the cases, your RC balance must be 0 before a host can provide backend comps.
     
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    spdandpwr VIP Whale

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    I have a host and average $7-10k a day in coin-in. I'm net negative $11k with CET over the last 3 years so they're making out okay!

    The hosts aren't really worth it though. I get calls and what not but no over the top "wow" this is awesome. On the other hand, my host at V/P will do backflips for me -- but that's averaging $16k coin-in a day and losing $8k or so a trip.
     
  18. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    No harm in charging stuff to room, but it will get you a grand total of $0 in comps, or attention from hosts. So, no big gain or loss there. Comps come from PLAY.

    Tell us what sort of comps you usually get.

    As to knowing EXACTLY what your friend plays - do not be so sure. Lots of folks go out and play on their own, even while with friends.

    Compare the number of points he earns per day with how many you earn per day to see.
     
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  19. Emerson

    Emerson High-Roller

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    I just had this conversation with a host last night. He said the same thing. Total spend means nothing to a host, it is ADT.
     
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  20. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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