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How much do you worry about using a MyVegas reward triggering a gambling day?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by rhubba78, Apr 25, 2017.

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  1. rhubba78

    rhubba78 Tourist

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    Our upcoming trip, I am trying to decide what rewards to use and when to use them. Sunday night, we are using a Samba 2for1, and two Love tickets. I am also trying to decide whether to use a Mirage breakfast bogo, Mirage dinner buffet, or a Bellagio dinner buffet. If we use two of the dinner buffets, it would be a day when I do not plan on gambling at a MLIFE property. Am I overthinking this?
     
  2. Marky147

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    I've read it a couple times, but still don't understand what you're asking, rhubba?

    I've always found that what I drink causes me to make bad decisions, rather than what I eat :D
     
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    I have never seen a definitive answer but I have always assume that if you use a reward that requires you to go through the mlife desk that you will have triggered a gaming day for purposes of ADT calculations.
     
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    I am just asking if I should take into consideration using a Myvegas reward on day when I do not plan on gambling at a MLIFE property. Would it affect ADT alot?
     
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    If you use your M Life card, it will count as a day. Your ADT will go down based on zero play that day.
     
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    Now I understand :)

    Sorry about that. I don't gamble much, so don't understand any of that side of things.
     
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    Unless you go frequently and have a string of low/no plays, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    Can't agree with this more.


    For questions like this, the "Will _____ trigger a game day and affect my ADT" ones, there are two things to consider:

    1) If they aren't sending you offers already:
    If you are not getting offers then it doesn't matter if it counts as a day or not because nothing is going to change - they are going to continue not sending you offers until you start to gamble more.

    2) If you are already getting offers:
    If you are getting offers then it doesn't matter if it counts as a day or not because nothing is going to change - they are going to keep sending you offers unless you totally jerk them around by doing something like booking an offer and then showing up and no playing them (and even then they'll probably still send you *something* for an offer to get you to come back and gamble at your old and expected level).


    Its not some delicate super formula continually monitored by a crack team of analysts and financial wizards... its not something like "Your ADT is currently $125.80... if it drops to $125.50 or lower your offers will be automatically cut off!"

    Things like ADT are numbers from multiple trips and gambling sessions and looked at over an extended period of time. Its very hard to game the system so juggling one or two days off your ADT isn't going to bump you up to some magical level of higher and better comps and its very hard to get yourself bumped down unless, as said, you totally screw them over by taking a multi day offer and not gambling a thing in their properties.
     
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    Won't it be a gaming day anyway if you are thinking Bellagio buffet? That requires a stay right?

    If you are getting MLIFE free nights and more without MyVegas, I'd never do anything MyVegas on a non playing day. If you are below that level, who cares about gaming days?
     
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    There are 2 for 1 buffet rewards that don't require a stay.
     
  11. Grid

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    When MyVegas 1st started, you went to the club booth with your paper print out and ID. They checked those, wrote in a ledger, and then wrote out a paper MyVegas comp slip to give to the box office for show tickets, or to the cashier when you go to eat.

    No players club card was seen and you could redeem as many rewards as you wanted to. The wife and I ate like Royalty every trip, even when we did not stay with MGM.

    NOW they load it on your card, that card get swiped at the buffet (or wherever) and you are now "on property" and your gambling day has begun.

    If you are chasing offers, this will affect you. If I dont plan on playing at an Mlife casino that day, I wont use MyVegas rewards. But if I do want a buffet, and dont care about my ADT, I just use a reward for circus circus. They arent linked and it really isnt that bad!
     
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  12. rhubba78

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    Thank you for you insight. I love all your trip reports by the way.
     
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    Don't want to be rude to OP. Just want put some general comments here.
    Many people are too obsessed with ADT for no good reason.
    And some people only know a little, if any at all, about comps
    and then try to outsmart the system.
    My advice: don't worry about it, eat and play wherever or whenever you like.
     
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  14. Grid

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    While this is generally true I feel like OP asked a good question. I only play at Mlife casinos in Vegas. I'm only there maybe a total of 3 nights a year gambling at an Mlife casino. My coin-in is strong enough to get a suite for 3 nights and a couple hundo in resort spend and free play.

    Thats all based on my ADT over 3. If I'm in town, but staying playing at Treasure Island, grabbing that BOGO buffet over at Mirage each morning for a couple of days will nearly cut my ADT in half if I dont sit down and gamble like I would when I'm staying with them.

    And now my discounted buffet might end up costing me a couple hundo in up front comp value.

    It is important for any player to be generally aware of comps, and how best to take advantage of them. Most of us degenerates use these comps to offset some of our losses. So its a great question IMO
     
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    Grid said it all perfectly.

    It's not chasing comps if you're going to be gambling anyway and you are prudent about not screwing up your daily average.

    Chasing comps would be playing more than you normally would just to get comped.
     
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