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The M and the Silverton

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by azbob, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. azbob

    azbob Low-Roller

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    Was a 4-5 time per week visitor to the M. They are revamping their loyalty program and, with that, apparently tweaking the rewards. My wife and I each got about $40 in FP and $30-$50 in food, per week, for about three years...now hardly anything at all. For the locals, there are several Anthem blogs about the changes and dissatisfaction.

    (on a positive note, they are finally getting rid of the sportsbook operator and bringing in William Hill)

    With all of that, finally went to Silverton for the first time as my wife has gone there somewhat regularly. Half price wine (glasses and bottles) on Wed/Thur, a good Asian restaurant and (so far) excellent comps. I guess I should have tried them out sooner as it actually is a very nice, modern place even if you don't like the Cracker Barrel/Bass Pro Shop neighbors.

    Now go to the M about once per week since we still have points there to use, but we took advantage of the opportunity they gave us to look elsewhere and we found something better. Silverton can also help fill in the gap that we have since we rarely go to the Boyd's properties now either.
     
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  2. steveks225

    steveks225 Tourist

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    As soon as Penn National announced they were replacing Marquee Rewards with My Choice, I figured they were replacing a crappy player rewards program with a worse one. To that end, apparently they have succeeded. The M Resort is already a place that you have to want to go there to get there, and with Stations, South Point and Silverton at least somewhat in the area, the M has put itself at a competitive disadvantage.
     
  3. zignerlv

    zignerlv High-Roller

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    What are the "Anthem blogs"? Have a link to a good discussion on the cuts there? What do you play there? Slots? VP?

    Interesting that you are finding Silverton a good alternate, as they just slashed their VP cashback by 75%! (4x as much play to earn 1000 points). I've seen more talk of customers throwing in the towel at Silverton (Jean Scott had a blog entry on the cuts) than at the M.
     
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  4. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I play and stay at the Silverton because of the constant 4 night offers (great beds) and the great amount of free play and restaurant comps they give me for my very moderate play. Sorry to hear they may have slashed the comps. Like BConnected, if they keep offering me the free rooms, I'll keep staying and playing there, however, I won't change my play. Guess I'll find out.
     
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  5. Vegasmiragegirl

    Vegasmiragegirl Tourist

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    We are staying at Silverton for the first time in May, not really by choice. We are there at the same time the electric daisy festival is going on, and rates are insane everywhere else. I’m glad to hear good things about the Silverton.
     
  6. 393fitter

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    I did not get my usual back end comps (modest room charges covered) last time I was at M. If anything my play was slightly higher than usual. Upfront offers are about the same thou but I have not played there since the players club changes. My Silverton offers are better, but while the room size/bed are nice, the bathrooms are tiny in the attached hotel. I have not tried the Berkeley yet.
     
  7. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Silverton, beds great, bathrooms suck. If you judge by the bathrooms, you'd swear you were in a Motel 6 but I do like their shampoo and soap. Go figure.
     
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  8. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED The biggest Degenerate on VMB

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    My question is..you’re literally in a casino five days a week?
    Do you just drop by and play $20 then leave?
    Hell even $100 a Day is $2000 a month...
     
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  9. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    For local people, it's not unusual.
    I know some local retirees at my local casino, they literally go there every single day, even weekends and holidays. But they are not big players money wise, most of them at still the 2nd lowest tier.
    For Vegas, I don't know, because it has so many casinos in a small area.
     
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  10. LuckyDuckyDan

    LuckyDuckyDan Low-Roller

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    Even the supermarkets and convenience stores (7-11) and such have a few VP/slots. So do at least some of the free-standing bars.

    But hey, I know people at work that are good for two $5 starbucks a day. Add a pack of smokes and you're basically at your $20/day in pleasure-spending.
     
  11. azbob

    azbob Low-Roller

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    A couple notes:
    1) You probably know Anthem is in the vicinity of the M and is home to many seniors and target audiences for the local casinos. They have their own posting boards (blogs) with issues and a lot of discussion (mostly complaints) about the local casinos.
    2) Silverton has quite a few bonus days for point multipliers (2x, 3x, 4x) which returns some value. Their Gold level is 10,000 points which, if you wanted to, you could achieve in a day or two. (FYI we primarily play VP)
    3) There are plenty of locals who "round" the casinos to pick up various offers. In December, between my wife and I Fiesta Henderson had $50 FP for six separate days, Stations had $25 on eight days plus a free gift every Thursday, M used to have $25 in food per week (each) and around a total of $120 FP per month plus about six free gift days. Silverton has $40 FP and $30 food per week plus a weekly gift. Southpoint has $30 FP per week and $15 each food per month. I've just noted the casinos that we can drive to within about ten minutes (15 for Fiesta). I actually keep track of the $$ we bring home from FP as we keep that separate. It is more than a couple house payments per year. Sometimes when we round we stay and play...many times not. The market is competitive enough that we continue to get offers although it seems many of the casinos are tightening up of late. If you have a plan, you don't have to pay for too many meals and if you have a gaming budget, you can, at least, offset gambling losses by the value of FP, free food and gifts that are useful (wine, liquor and LVGN stuff are most popular)
     
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  12. Hyperfocal

    Hyperfocal High-Roller

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    If you can get into one of the Silverton's suites, you'll really like them. It's been quite a few years since I was in one, but back in the day, there was a giant Jacuzzi and a very nice bathroom with a multi-head walk-in shower. ...also a fireplace and several mounted animal heads on the walls. I hope they have been renovated since I was there.

    They aren't massive and only one or two per floor, but they were pretty nice in the 2008 era.

    edit:...and then I realized you're a local and don't care about rooms.
     
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  13. KazooTom

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    We have a one week reservation at Berkley at Silverton in early March. The room (more like an apartment) is through a time share exchange so is prepaid. I play mostly table games (blackjack and pai gow poker) she loves the penny slots.Wondering how comps are handled for table players? Can I expect to get some food comps through the pit, or is table time converted to points?