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If I visit once a year where should I play for future offers

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by bnlphan, Jul 19, 2017.

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  1. bnlphan

    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    Here's my situation. I can't see being able to go to Vegas more than once a year.

    I'm currently a CET player due to the Visa card and the local casino but I'm looking for better in Vegas gambling wise than the strip offers.

    What I'm wondering is what would be the best choice for gambling...that would give me preferably free rooms up to a year after my visit.

    Play wise I'm almost solely video poker. Bankroll will vary but to give you an idea our next trip the plan is to take 3000 for gambling. This will cover me and my girlfriend but mostly me as she will be doing more sightseeing than gambling.

    Lookign off strip except maybe TI. but if a place generally gives offers for 6 months then cuts them off I may have to leave them out on seeding for offers as I probably wont get back in 6 months....

    Any help appreciated

    Thanks as always,

    B.
     
  2. The Rumor

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    What do you play?
     
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    In his thread he says "Play wise I'm almost solely video poker".
     
  4. dnreyes23

    dnreyes23 Low-Roller

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    If you are off-strip, look at station casinos. Red Rock and GVR have always been generous. I gave them 2k coin-in and 2 hrs of BJ at $10 table. This was over a 4 hour period. I get 2-3 night offers with RC and FP.
     
  5. andyg99

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    I guess the key is: don't play for comps but play where you can get the best comps....

    I'd imagine you'd get better value off strip but that's another issue: if you enjoy yourself on the strip then just stay there... my take has always been just play where you have the most fun, whatever comps they throw my way is just gravy....
     
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    Since this about comps... the comps section would be good.

    Anyways, I would stick with CET as long as you are happy with their VP.

    Taking $3,000 is a piece of information for others to comment, but coin in is the real factor.
     
  7. zignerlv

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    I understand the uniqueness of your question, and not to knock the other responses, but no one has addressed the important one time a year part. You have a good reason to ask this, because many casinos will stop sending offers after say 9 months of no play. So, you need to get an answer from someone like yourself, who only plays once a year. Getting responses from people who visit a particular casino every 6-9 months is not going to necessarily be helpful.

    Another consideration is a place that doesn't wipe out your earned comps in less than 13 months. That's the longest most places will let you go before wiping out your balances. So, it's important if you go once a year, that you play every 13 months, not 14 months.

    So, can anyone who plays at an off strip casino once a year address his/her question?

    I can tell you the M Resort would not be good for you, they for sure seem to cut off offers after 9 months of no play.
     
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    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    Thank you zignerlv. I tend to get a little wordy and wasnt very clear, but yes. If i go in march of 2018 and cant make it back until march 2019 where should i be seeding money for hopefully sun-thurs room comps on the second visit?
     
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    cmani Low-Roller

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    We go to Vegas once a year and take a similar bankroll.

    I know you said off-strip, but my best room offers still come from CET. As you're likely aware, the CET offers keep rollin' nonstop...not that you need them since you can just login to your TR account and book through there. A few months ago I would have said MLife's offers were consistently solid, but they've decreased recently. (Not just Vegas either, but the Beau as well.)

    We visited Red Rock for the first time a year ago and still receive offers from Station Casinos. Just got one this week for 3 nights at either Red Rock or Green Valley Ranch. FWIW, we were really impressed with Red Rock and the Summerlin area as a whole.

    Each visit we spend one night downtown and spread the play around. Most downtown casinos send us offers year 'round, especially the Golden Nugget and The D/Golden Gate. Oddly enough, Main Street Station and Fremont offers slowed down despite playing at several other Boyd properties. Speaking of Boyd, I haven't played at the Orleans in awhile, but the offers kept coming long after my last visit.
     
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    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    Thanks cmani. Red Rock was one of the spots I was considering since we were planning on making a trip out to the canyon and probably stopping in there for lunch. I'll still give CET some play hopefulyl enough to keep the offers coming and look at Red Rock. Besides doing a coupon run I really didnt want to play at ton of places instead focusing on about two besides CET to try to get better offers for the following year. Hoping its all for naught and will hit a couple of royals and be able to go back next august or so anyway :) thanks everyone.
     
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    I was in Vegas last year in early October - played VP @ El Cortez and stayed there two nights. Put in approx. $5,500 coin in over two days. Ended up getting one night comped and one night reduced on the backend. Thought I would be making it back sooner, but my next trip to Vegas won't be until late September this year. ElCo still offering me three nights in Cabana Suite, $25 FP, $25F&B, and a 5x multiplier on the day of my choice. Not quite a full year, but pretty close.
     
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    We are generally once a year and give cet the majority of our play. We are not high rollers by any means and get offers througout the year. My SO has a full calendar of comp nights and I get the typical S-R comp night with some slower weekends here and there. she pays machines and I mainly play VP and BJ.
     
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    Can't speak to off-strip properties, but I'd stick with CET. I haven't walked in the door of a CET property for probably close to 2 years, and still get offers from them.
     
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    Orleans will just about kiss your ass to get your play. So if you want comps, hit up the Boyd casinos.
     
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    I think Boyd will treat you well. But that doesn't mean that their hotels will suit you. Are you even familiar with the type of resorts you will find off strip or are you just seeking better comps?
     
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    Boyd downtown properties have been great to me. We paid for rooms during our first "grand tour" of LV (four nights comped at CET on Strip, then three nights at Fremont that we paid about $40/night for). We didn't return for more than a year but I've had comped rooms at Boyd ever since... and for the record, I haven't played at a CET property in more than a year but I still have comped rooms during the week at most of their properties and on weekends at a few of the properties. In fact, we're coming a day early for our August trip to stay at on a Caesars Palace comp night then off to MSS downtown.

    Take your girlfriend downtown and see if she likes it for hanging out. She may enjoy playing craps at Fremont as the limits are much lower than you'll find on the Strip. If you do one of the off-strip properties, she may be bored at some of these places. If you're downtown, she can go check out a few shops around the area and people watch or hop in an Uber and go to the Strip or to the outlet mall.

    Boyd has properties all over the US now, too, so you may find a casino that's within driving distance of you - http://www.boydgaming.com/play/casinos - but be mindful of this: wherever you sign up for Boyd, that's your "home" casino and where you'll get the majority of your offers from. They will let you switch but it's a bit of paperwork to do so. We just recently "moved" our home casino from Fremont to MSS and it took about four months for offers from our new home casino to start showing up.
     
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