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Wynn Slots The New "VIP Points" and "VIP Level" System

Discussion in 'Wynn Slots' started by JFO, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB VIP Whale

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    If you spend $99.99 that gets you 9999 points - essentially what you need to get to Level 2. But really if you accumulate points the other ways all those points reduce the amount that you ultimately would need to spend to get to Level 2 - in some cases possibly down to $0.
     
  2. winningonwynn

    winningonwynn Low-Roller

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    We have two accounts. Mine is on level 1 with 30 days. My girlfriends is on level 0 and accumulating points but has no time limit. So I’m thinking when you on level 0 you just accumulate points until you get to level 1. So anyone can claim a buffet on level 1 without spending a penny. Once on level 1 it’s just whether you can get another 7500 in 90 days to get to level 2 but I’m pretty sure that’s possible too without spending money.
     
  3. JFO

    JFO Low-Roller

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    All the levels are possible without spending money. But dedicating the time to do so will become a very personal decision....
     
  4. Jeff Tagliareni

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    Has anyone been able to book anything since the new system was put into place? It seems "coming soon" means after everyone goes down a level or loses their points. I'm just curious if redeeming rewards is at all possible at any level. It appears obvious what they are doing. The question is whether to waste more time for the next 3 weeks or so not knowing if they will change it up again.
     
  5. VegasJuan

    VegasJuan Low-Roller

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    This is almost certainly the case. Buffet rewards will probably become available middle of October after the 30 day grace period runs out. And the usual suspects will of course defend Wynn.
     
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  6. georgesken

    georgesken Low-Roller

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    And the usual suspects keep complaining about everything they wont get for free... really man, stop playing and invest your precious time into something which does make you happy...
     
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  7. ams722

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    It's amusing to see some people on the Facebook group deluding themselves and saying these recent changes are "better for the player."

    I always want to respond by saying "You know you're not going to get anything extra by sucking up to Wynn, right?"
     
  8. grammins

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    Check out Google app reviews........Wynn went from nearly a 5 rating to 2.9.
    It's getting ripped apart.
     
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  9. airblaster503

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    The VIP points do suck. But I feel it was a decision to weed out a certain type of game player. Now to get enough VIP points to book rooms or get discounts, you are likely going to need to spend some money on the app. I am sure they have noticed that many of the people using the app for free rooms have not been spending the money they have hoped within the Wynn properties during their stay and just using it as a home base and spending elsewhere. If someone is not willing to spend money on the app itself, there is a pretty high probability that they are also less likely to spend as much on gambling/dining that the Wynn offers. The ROI probably just wasn't there with giving out as many free rooms as they were.

    Not defending the Wynn at all, I wish I could still book a room without having to pay to get to VIP level 2 and much prefer the ease of collecting loyalty points in myvegas for example. But we all saw this coming at some point, especially with how the game grew in popularity.
     
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  10. tringlomane

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    I haven't really noticed anyone say "it's better for the player" in the group.

    From the defenders I think it's more like: "Wynn is still worth $100 for a stay, quit whining." And yes, I'm okay with paying upward of $100 for multi-night stay. I'd rather not, but that place is still worth it.

    It was funny though when before the changes were announced, the delusional people thought the VIP system would be all positive changes. "Ooh, we can get the buffet now!" And hell, they still haven't implemented that right yet! [emoji1787]

    And didn't you book a few nights just before the rule changes kicked in? If so, smart move.
     
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  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah before the VIP changes, it was just too easy to progress in the game without buying anything. I've thought this for quite awhile now.

    And Wynn doesn't want people not willing to gamble/spend stay there. We (read: tightasses) at least dropped $300 for the two of us to see Le Rêve and eat the buffet with a line pass. Worth every penny, imo.
     
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  12. Bob1985

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    Yep, when I started I knew it wouldn't last much longer given how easy it was to earn rooms without spending money.
    Plus, I saw someone post on another forum about running lots of Bluestacks instances. You could create an account for your mom, dad, sister, brother, cousin, uncle, wife, friends, dogs, cats, etc. And also people making new accounts to have an easier time earning gems after redeeming. This update hurts their plans. Surprised they haven't copied Mlife and make them create a players card with one account per person
     
  13. Michael Smith

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    Well, I believe playing this game and purchasing some credits is probably much easier on the wallet than actually attempting to get comps by playing at this casino. I love Las Vegas but since I retired I don't quite have the same bankroll and this game is a god send because without it there's absolutely no chance I would stay at the Wynn.
     
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  14. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I tend to agree. But I have heard that Wynn gives out decent teasers. But in normal circumstances, i have heard they expect you to get a minimum of 5000 points ($7500 slot coin-in) a night for a comped room.
     
  15. ams722

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    Yes, I had booked July 19-22 (Sunday-Wednesday night, 10400 gems). Then I spun an extra 1000 gems the day before the big change and switched it to July 18-21 (Saturday-Tuesday night, 11400 gems) without paying the cancellation fee. Woke up the next morning and all hell had broken loose.

    I consider myself very lucky.
     
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  16. neminem

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    I definitely didn't think it would be "all" positive changes - my expectation was that they'd probably pull a myvegas: increasing the gems required to book things, making it harder to book, capping the amount you could get per month/quarter/year, probably lowering weekend availability across the board, etc. I certainly didn't expect them to say: pay us some money up front, or your existing gems will be completely retroactively useless. That wasn't even remotely in my list of possible nerfs, because it defeats the whole point.

    Thankfully, I already had one night booked, though on the downside, it was only one night.

    Funny enough, as far as people saying Wynn wants to weed out people who won't spend a dime at their casino, well... if Cosmopolitan ever had a game like this, I'd play it obsessively, I'd go there all the time, and for every night I was there, I'd probably spend $100-150 on food and drink. I don't gamble, but I do eat and drink, a lot. Well, I looked up all the bars and restaurants at Wynn, and joke's on them, they don't look remotely worth their prices. I might get one drink at Parasol Down, cause I haven't been to Wynn before and the show looks sort of neat - but then I'm going elsewhere (my usual haunts: Cosmopolitan, Bound, or bars downtown.) If they'd just up their cocktail game a bit, they could have my money, at least!
     
  17. tringlomane

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    Bet one dollar a hand slowly at Charlie's and you could get some cocktails cheap at least. [emoji12]

    I would love if Cosmo made a game app where you could earn rooms. Definitely love Cosmo, but unlikely to pay to stay there either.
     
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  18. neminem

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    Thanks - that is indeed one of my favorite things to do, play dollar blackjack at a bar with blackjack, so if I win (or just break even), I got a free drink, and otherwise, I just paid for a drink. Of course, I like to do that at bars like the Chandelier Bar or Bound, because they have solid drinks, that are actually worth their price. Charlie's definitely looks like a sports bar / burger place? I can't find anything about cocktails there at all (though the craft beer list is surprisingly solid, at least.) Even if it did have cocktails, though, I'd be surprised if they were particularly impressive, just given the rather lackluster cocktail lists at Wynn's other bars (full of cocktails it looks like I could easily make at home, for 18 bucks a pop.)

    And yeah. Cosmopolitan is absolutely my favorite place to stay in Vegas - I've only stayed there once, after I crossed off a bucket list item of eating at a tasting menu restaurant from Jose Andres (though I still really want to go to Minibar eventually! e was a lot closer than DC, though). That was almost enough to get me to the first level of status for one year, which got me one free night (after I spent a couple hundred more dollars on drinks, which was easy enough to do). The room was fantastic, and of course, while I was there for the free night, I spent a couple hundred more in drinks! I'd never pay the 300+ a night to stay there, though.
     
  19. ams722

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    Premium scratcher events tomorrow (and all weekend I assume). Wonder if completing them’ll be worth more crowns than usual?
     
  20. Fiddler

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    Good to hear ams722, how do get cool info like that?