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Using a relatives Caesars Rewards comp

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Mistermichinom, Jun 12, 2019.

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  1. Mistermichinom

    Mistermichinom Newbie

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    Hey so this will be my first time using the total rewards to get comp rooms in Vegas. My mother in law is the primary however she is not coming with us. If my wife has the primary card holders ID and total rewards card should we check in at the self kiosk? We called Ceasars and the front desk told us we can use self check in for comp rooms.

    Did anyone have this experience before?
     
  2. KKB

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    The rules say the primary card holder MUST be present. They have asked EVERY time I've checked into a CET hotel in Vegas.
    Now, could you try to circumvent this by doing a kiosk checkin? I suppose.
    But you better have a plan B (expect to pay A LOT more on the spot) if they call you out...
     
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  3. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Wishing I was in Vegas

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    If the kiosks are down you're going to have issues.... akso I'm unsure if every cet hotel has them so depends where you are staying.
     
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  4. Patman

    Patman High-Roller

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    Can you get away with it at a kiosk? Probably.
    But I would think the consequences would be even greater than what was mentioned if they called you out on it. For either you or your mother in law or both. Either you are committing fraud by using her id without permission on her comp, or she has allowed you to use her comp (which is also against all the casino rules). All committed in a place that has more security and cameras than almost anywhere.

    There was a story couple weeks ago about someone who changed the name on a freeplay voucher from his friend's (who wasn't there) to his own. The pit didn't check it right away and he won and left. When they went to check it later found out it didn't match and they found him and arrested him. Not exactly the same thing but also not entirely dis-similar.
     
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  5. Frankr163

    Frankr163 High-Roller

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    There have been several threads on this topic recently.
    Do a search for CET companions and you will get quite a bit of information.
    Most of it comes down to saying that ALL the people assigned to a reservation must be present.
     
  6. fasbman

    fasbman Low-Roller

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    There are multiple ways that this could "go south" on you. One example would be if you put something in your safe and it won't open later due to a malfunction (happened to me at least twice that I remember). They will send someone up who will first check your ID against the room occupant on file. The picture and birthdate on the mothers ID would definitely raise some eyebrows when they compare it to your wife.

    If nothing happens, you have a good chance of getting away with your deception. However, if something goes wrong, I would imagine that, at a minimum, they would charge you rack rate, and quite possibly revoke your MIL's player's card account. If they wanted to be aggressive and make an example of you, I suspect that they could have a case of "theft by deception" against you. Vegas is about gambling, but to me, the repercussions (and the worry) would not be worth it.
     
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  7. Horseplayer1

    Horseplayer1 Low-Roller

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    Comp rooms still required your mother to put down a credit card info to hold room/ pay for resort fees and/or taxes. The person checking in has to have that persons creditcard even at a kiosk.
     
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  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Sure. As long as you are okay to pay FULL rate when they want to check her ID.

    Keep in mind what is going on here. Based on her past play, they want HER coming to the casino. Not somebody that may not even gamble at all.
     
  9. sinnerman

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    As everyone else said, I would be take careful about doing this. If you lock yourself out of the room, forget the safe code etc, you are screwed.

    Not only will you have to pay for rack rate, you may also get your mother in law kicked out of total rewards.
     
  10. K-9treatbaker

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    Don't do it. Primary card holder has to be present. It is stated all over the place. Not worth the risk at all.

    When we checked in at a kisok at Paris, there was a man, there, going to each Kiosk, just to make sure things were going smoothly and he was checking ID's as well. Not sure if this happens all the time, but every time I passed the check in desk at Paris, someone was there, manning the kiosk.
     
  11. SH0CK

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    I just got back from Ballys and had a companion on the room with me. The line was so damn slow, I hopped the rope and tried using a machine. It told me to see a desk agent and wouldn't let me check in. Of course, we get up to the counter and they don't ask for anything other than my ID since I'm the one who booked it.

    Persoanlly, I wouldn't risk it.
     
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  12. DaiLun

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    And remember, it's your Mother-in-laws account that you're f***ing with. How would it look if you get her banned, or something else?

    You are "stealing" from the casino . . . . :nono:
     
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  13. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    well, if you put it that way. then I would definitely do it. LOL just kidding :D
     
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    I'm another vote for not doing this, too many things could go wrong.. if you or your wife have any play at all using a CET card, login online and go to book a room and choose flexible dates. You might have comp rooms available to you. I earned 10 tier credits ($50 through a machine, just passing through) and have up to 5 night comps available. Someone else made a thread on here about how they got a comp suite offer with the same amount of play so just check, you might be surprised.

    The rooms won't be as nice as Caesar's most likely but I don't see things working out as you presented them, so do whatever you can to not take the risk.
     
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    Cough...fraud....cough...cough...
     
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  16. Burnsie

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    I'd rather pay and stay legit at Harrah's, Linq or Bally's than risk this hornet's nest of potential trouble by scamming my way into Caesars this way.

    This is a serious step beyond the usual scam (a primary cardholder trying to check in with a non-existent "companion"). Is your wife going to use your MIL's ID if you're called on it? I'm not a lawyer but I suspect using a false ID in Vegas could land her in the pokey.
     
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  17. xraykimber

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    In December I did the pre check in online and all I had to do was scan the code at kiosk and get keys to finish check in. When I got to the Kiosk it said see front desk for room keys. No idea why, but this could be a problem for you.
     
  18. KKB

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    THIS:lock::thumbsdown::lock::thumbsdown:.
    So you plan ain't gonna work...

     
  19. Roccoscollar

    Roccoscollar High-Roller

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    If you do this keep us posted on how it goes. I know the casinos are always on the lookout for this so we expect a full trip report.
     
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    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    I would have her call her host and see what she can do for you. They have that friends and family deal. She may be able to get you a legitimate good deal without having to be present.
     
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