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Most bang for one's buck?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by spinette, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. spinette

    spinette Low-Roller

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    Great thread, but I wanted to hijack it and ask my own question regarding free rooms--purely out of self-interest.

    Rooms are not created equal: the Cortez has been known to host bedbugs (as has South Point); rooms at Palazzo or WynnCore are well-appertained. What Vegas property, then, gives the most bang for one's buck?

    Is it, say

    - CET offering 2 free weeknights for $100 in T-win?
    - ElCo offering 2 free weekend nights for $50 in T?
    - Wynn giving 2 nights free for $150 in T?

    Where do you believe the best deal is given the spectrum of quality in hotel rooms?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Wynn rooms of course blow any CET room out of the water. But, if you do not play or eat there, then it would not be my choice. I am a bit confused with your post, it says FREE but the has a $ figure. Nor do I understand the shorthand T-win?
     
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    Is this based only on room rate?
    There is much more to take into consideration.
    Even if the Wynn rooms were free, the cost of the meals charged to your room would be more than the other places mentioned.
    Higher end places to eat plus higher table limits would negate any advantage.
    What about location? If you are spending a lot of time going to other places to each, other places for action or other places for what ever then even a free room may not be worth it.
    I would choose CET due to locations at center strip.
    Others would choose ElCo simply because they don't like the strip.
    Unfortunately this isn't a simple question.
     
  4. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I don't understand your shorthand, either. T-win? Free room...and then you post a fee? Huh?
     
  5. spinette

    spinette Low-Roller

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    Yes, let me clarify. T-win is just theoretical. Each line basically means property X offers "this" for "that" amount of theoretical.

    N.B. I saw "T-win" in some gaming publication and thought the term to be more widespread.
     
  6. merlin

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    The best deal is a room where you actually want to stay, someone who likes the wynn would never be happy at the el-co, likewise someone who prefers downtown would hate being at the wynn. By the way, I've never heard of bedbugs at the el, the plaza had them in the old days.
     
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    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Bed bugs are found in ALL hotels. Don't believe me? Google: bed bugs Venetian, or Google: bed bugs Wynn. As far as cleanliness, well, that's another matter but it's usually a specific housekeeping supervisor problem and not necessarily related to the property.
    Stay where you're happy. It's your vacation; only you know what's the best trade off in cost vs. atmosphere.
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I don't understand this:

    "- CET offering 2 free weeknights for $100 in T-win?
    - ElCo offering 2 free weekend nights for $50 in T?
    - Wynn giving 2 nights free for $150 in T?"

    How are you making the leap between the casino offer and Theoretical??

    AFAIK, CET (or any of the casinos mentioned) doesn't offer an up front room for the expectation of play on the backend. You either get the room for free, or are charged a rate at which time you can SEE if your play will get to a comp on the backend.
     
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    TIMSPEED The biggest Degenerate on VMB

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    The best bang for the buck, out right has to either be Sams Town or Main Street Ststion, period.
     
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    I thought this thread was about brothels.
     
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  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Still do not know what "$50 in T" means. or "$150 in T".

    Are you being offered free rooms upfront?
     
  12. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Not that I have any experience - taking an educated guess - but the answer to the title question might reside in the Vegas after dark section :poke:
     
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    This
     
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    the el cor sends out offers saying if you earn 3000 points a day they comp the room, if you don't play enough you get casino rate.
     
  15. spinette

    spinette Low-Roller

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    My mailbox is void of comp rooms, and the idea would be to earn them on the back end (or be invited back). "$50 in T" means "$50 in theoretical," so the question is if a property like the Cortez makes $50 from me on a theoretical (accrual) basis and sends out 2 free room-nights, would that be a good deal compared to if say the Wynn offered two nights but with a theoretical of $150. Three times as much (more buck), but almost surely better rooms (more bang).
     
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    Funny! PS from your countdown Geo, looks like "no plans in Vegas yet this year" didn't last long!:ssst::p:ssst:...

    have a BLAST!
     
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  18. Nevyn

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    Good luck answering it.

    Comparing the different hotels is tough enough.

    Beyond which, you are talking about offers, not backend comps when you say "sends out 2 nights".

    Beyond which, you are never going to know the numbers to plug into your formula. Half the people on here don't know their theo, and teaser offers, timing, and other factors can vary who gets what offer.

    Beyond which, there is no casino where 'paying for the room in theo' is actually reliably a good deal.

    What each person needs to figure out for themselves what they require from a resort and the way they like to play. You start with that, and then based on the way you are playing anyway, ask yourself what resort within those criteria gives you the best deal.

    El Cortez and Wynn should never really be under comparison. A person happy with ElCo rooms and on an ElCo budget would never play up for Wynn. A person willing who wants to stay at Wynn probably would not take a comp room at ElCo for $0 theo.
     
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  19. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Simplest thing I would suggest for someone starting out with no comps or much history with a specific property is to choose a place where you can reasonably expect to have a good time based on your likes/dislikes and budget.

    1) decide what location (strip/downtown/off strip/local) appeals to you the most to ensure you will enjoy your stay
    2) how basic or grand a place or room are you comfortable with to ensure you will enjoy your stay
    3) how much money are you prepared to gamble and lose each day
    Then:
    4) taking all these into account, research places that fit your own preferences (VMB has plenty of info on specific hotels/casinos), shop around online or directly with that property for the best price be flexible on dates if possible, book it, get a player's card and use it wherever you play - tables/slots. Concentrate most of your gambling budget on one or two places; near the end of your stay, seek out a host via the player's club to rate your play and ask what comps might be available now or regarding future offers.

    You may not get the most bang for your buck the first time but at least you get your foot in the door towards future offers at a place you actually enjoy staying... and maybe sister property offers will follow.

    Best of luck and hope your mailbox is soon filled with offers!
     
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