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Room comp value?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Patman, Jul 1, 2017.

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  1. Patman

    Patman VIP Whale

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    My August trip has me thinking about the value of the room that I was comped in order to get back end comps and maybe the affect on future comps.

    A while back (possibly thinking this might happen), I booked 3 nights at MGM for Aug 25-27. I have to pay resort fees and I get a little bit of resort credits (I'm mainly a lower end table game player). At that time I think the room for the 3 nights would have been about $575 (not really sure but it was something like that). Since they announced the fight, the same room would be about $2100 for the 3 nights.

    The answer doesn't need to be specific to this situation but can be generally, but it was this event that made me think of the question.

    What room value will my play be evaluated on for the purposes of back end comps and future offers? Is it based on the value when I booked, the value when the days actual happen, or maybe just a set standard that they would use? It would take quite a bit higher play in order for me to cover the current going rate.

    Thanks.
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I would think that the room rate is rather constant. Maybe different for Fri/Sat night. It would take way more human input to modify the rate - possible, but not likely with MGM backend systems. LOL!

    What I think does happen is they tighten up availability when events happen.

    This is TOTALLY A WILD ASS GUESS.
     
  3. Chuck2009x

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    My expectation is that you don't have to worry about playing higher in order to cover your room, or worry about future offers (assuming you play your normal level) ,but they'll laugh if you ask for back-end. When you booked, the casino should have been able to lock in the rate it's paying the hotel, just like you would have if you had a normal reservation.

    Seems inconsistent, given that your specific room night isn't costing them more, so why shouldn't you get normal back end if you play up to it, but that's what I'd expect. The fight is kind of an extreme example though.
     
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  4. DaiLun

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    Well, only because they might feel that they "could've sold the room for more".
     
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    They could've also sold the room for more to people who booked retail in January. Those folks are going to be asked to pay more but they are getting their rooms for the going rate. The casino should treat you the same.
     
  6. Chuck2009x

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    Well, the casino doesn't sell the room, but that's right in the sense that it takes a room away from them that they could have stuck a much bigger player in. So I'd expect them to cop an attitude when it came to back end for a regular player.
     
  7. Patman

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    I wasn't expecting any back end comps or upgrades on check-in either. Probably more curious if it would affect my future comps. Thinking it shouldn't but you never know. I think I'll go ask before check out at the Mlife desk just to give them a good laugh. I'll see if they will tell me what was counting against me and report back.
     
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