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Stratosphere - Ace Play

Discussion in 'Comps' started by jp6176, Feb 26, 2017.

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  1. jp6176

    jp6176 Tourist

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    Hi There,

    I am planning to stay off strip for the first time on an upcoming trip for the end of April. I have been looking at the various slot play programs (b-connected, stations boarding pass etc) and happened to stumble upon Ace Play as a viable option. Mainly looking to get the best bang for my buck (bankroll approx 1K per day). I saw a note on their web site to show them your players card for any strip casino for an instant upgrade. I sent them an email and they confirmed they would tier match MLife gold and above to their top tier red card. At 4x points the express comp rate works out to $4 for every $300 coin in or 1.25%. Haven't seen anything remotely close to this in Vegas.
    Hoping anybody on the board who is familiar with the program can fill me in on whether it is worth it to give them a shot? Also, how does their tier point system work? Although you only need 250 tier credits to maintain red card status it seems to be a mystery how they are accumulated. Can anybody who has experience with the program give a rough indication? What are the additional front end and back end comps like?
    Any advice on this program or The STRAT in general would be appreciated. I know most people don't like the location however being half way between the strip and downtown seems perfect for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!
     
  2. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

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    They dont even know what it takes to move up. Below is from one of my Trip Reports. It was the only time I stayed with them. In my experience you are correct that the points earned do result in more point play when converted. But they offset that with shitty free play and food offers via bounce back.

    Again, it might just be my experience. I went through about $5K of coin-in the night i stayed with them. And my bounce back offers got me a room + $25 in food + 50 in free play. The same play gets me about double that at MGM or TI.

    Here is what I wrote about tier credits. It started by chasing some promo they had for new players.

    "The casino is running a promo for new card members. Earn 5000 points in your 1st day and you get to spin a wheel for a prize plus you get $25.00 in cash. I blow past the 5000 points, their club is $1.00 played = 1 point. But they are very cryptic on how to move up in the club. No one seems to know. Their website says most players move up a level on their first day of play.

    I doubt most players, especially here, gamble more than I did their 1st day and I didn't move up. The $25.00 promo started Sept 1st. I was there on Sept 3rd and the cashier had to ask around on how to pay me out. No one knew so they had to call a manager. Was I the 1st to hit the magical 5K level during this promo? If so, you know not many new people are playing there and running that much through their machines.

    You need 10 tier credits to hit the next card level. After I got to 5,000 points and went to spin the wheel-o-prizes I was told I had 0 tier credits so far. I asked what I needed to move to Orange from Blue (base card level) and was told more play. I asked how much more and was told more slot play. That helps!

    For the free wheel spin they have 2 jackpots slices where, if I remember correctly, were $500.00 in free play and another for a free 2 night stay. The rest were 300 reward points or $5.00 in free play and such. Grid steps up to the plate and, 2 nights stay! But I have a host so I'll never use it and its not transferable. I would rather have those 300 reward points."
     
  3. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 MIA

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    The Stratosphere was where I stayed for 3 trips. Grid was royally screwed because I bumped two tiers in one trip. After first night I was given $100 comp for the steakhouse. I even took them up on a nascar weekend comp for the cup race. They set me up in a corner room with a hot tub and some vittles. Free play was decent too, about $100 each trip. I like a cold room and their AC was not good at all.

    As for how you earn tier points it is a complete mystery. I burned them on low play for the nascar trip and next time just used free play and cashed out my dividends then left. I still get a BOGO room offer and $5 free play but never plan on returning. Just had horrible luck gambling there the last time and they love 6:5 BJ. I would prefer anywhere downtown to them.
     
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