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Solo trip - which comp is best - advice needed

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Nolablackjack, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. Nolablackjack

    Nolablackjack Tourist

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    ok.. coming in Saturday and Sunday on second to last weekend in April.
    CET offer - 2 comped nights @ Caesars, $200 FP and $75 F/B - resort fee waived

    MGM offer - 2 comped nights @ Bellagio, $200 F/B - resort fee waived

    Cosmo offer - 2 nights comped, no FP or F/b

    Have not stayed at any of properties in the past so trying to decide which property I actually want to sleep in for the two nights.

    Trying to decide on places to eat - I am thinking Picasso since I have to use the credit at the hotel if staying @ B

    - With CET credit, thinking about trying the Sterling brunch at Bally's Sunday morning

    - with MGM RC's The steakhouse inside of circus circus.

    Suggestions??? Recommendations???
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. bedaniels

    bedaniels High-Roller

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    My vote: Cosmo, nicest, newest, best vibe and backend comps. IMO.
     
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  3. Laostuh

    Laostuh Low-Roller

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    How much did you have to gamble to get all those nice comps? I've yet to be comped on anything : [ ...
    I would do Ceasars and take advantage of the FP. If your not going to gamble much, I would say Cosmo.
     
  4. h0llywood

    h0llywood VIP Whale

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    Caesars give you most so i would go with them
     
  5. vetsen

    vetsen Low-Roller

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    Book all three, take the free play and stiff Caesars. Play at Bellagio and Cosmo, sleep in the room you like best.
     
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  6. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    My two cents, but only you know how important to you the FP and F/B comps are versus the vibe of a resort.

    Bellagio - take advantage of the Freeplay and F/B - be sure to verify if you decide on Bellagio, some mlife properties let you spend the Food/beverage credits at other mlife properties (Bellagio used to allow this but it's been 2 years since we stayed there so may have changed). If you have to use the resort credits at Bellagio there are good options in addition to Picasso - Le Cirque, Lago, Olive's, Michael Mina (awesome Maine lobster pot pie), Prime steakhouse.

    Cosmo - are they waiving resort fees? With Cosmo, unless you gamble a lot over two days, can't count on getting much in the way of backend comps - it is a fun place to stay but with no FP or upfront F/B and possible resort fees, you may have to shell out more money. I'd save Cosmo for another time - it is definitely worth a stay - the terrace and good restaurants plus good comps with play history.

    Not a Caesar's fan so no help there.

    Best of luck deciding!
     
  7. Nolablackjack

    Nolablackjack Tourist

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    Have not gamble at any of these properties in the past.
    CET - straight marketing offer
    MGM - I called VIP services and told them i play down in Biloxi Mississippi at Beau Rivage and they offered me the package listed above.
    Cosmo - I emailed KS to see if they could offer anything
     
  8. Nolablackjack

    Nolablackjack Tourist

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  9. Nolablackjack

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    Yes - resort fees waived @ Cosmo
     
  10. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Book Caesars and Bellagio, gamble one day at each and have gold plated truffles at every meal!
     
  11. killswamper23

    killswamper23 Low-Roller

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    if you're going to play at bellagio and cesars book both to get the free play at both
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    A factor not mentioned is burning offers and future stays.

    If you are planning to return to Vegas anytime in the near future,be careful not to burn any bridges via low play. If you are not returning, or your play is on the downhill run, then go for it.

    I would probably do at least two of them myself. If you go the Bellagio offer based off somebody just throwing you a bone - it might not be available again anyways - use it.

    Is the Cosmo based off past play or is it already a match offer?

    Personally, I am usually big on the stay where you play. If you are up really late, you don't need to be stumbling your way down the strip to your hotel.

    As to meals being covered. You can make that last a bit - lunch or dinner at Olives at the bar. The food thing by the poker room. Cafe or pool cafe always has good food.
     
  13. mickeydfly13

    mickeydfly13 Low-Roller

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    Hard to pass up the freeplay and resort credits. I'd probably go with that.
     
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  14. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew I may be right, I may be Crazy.

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    Going solo I would go with the Freeplay and resort credit. If with Mrs. TrewBrew probably Cosmo, I am assuming she would want that but she could choose Ceasars Palace,
     
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  15. DaiLun

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

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    Yeah, that's fine if you never want another invitation from the properties you stiff.

    Low play, fine, but it takes a lot more to get back in the good graces if you stiff a property.
     
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    vetsen Low-Roller

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    I really think it's the opposite. If you low play you know you're getting something close to a zero factored into your average. If you no play, there are places where it's as if you never booked anything.

    I'd never stiff a human that I negotiated something with but I have no problem stiffing a marketing offer. And I've seen lots of cases where the marketing offers keep coming. This is part of why of the three, I selected Caesars to stiff.
     
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