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What will happen if I short/no-play the Cal on a one-night comp?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by notfromconcentrate, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    So, based on how utterly scummy Boyd has become with their changes to BConnected, and these seemingly persisting instances of them not honouring guests' hotel reservations, I'm considering no-playing them on my upcoming stay at the Cal, because any action that I do want to put forward that night, I'd much rather give to the Four Queens to try and generate some comp interest from them.

    The question is basically what the title says... what will happen if I short-play or no-play them on the one night I'm staying? It's a Sunday night, if that matters.

    If it's possible that they may charge me in the event that I straight-up no-play them, how much "token" action should I give them to minimally satisfy my gaming obligation for the comp to avoid such a charge?
     
  2. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED Honorary Asian

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    THeyll send The Rock to kill you.
     
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  3. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    They will not send you future offers. Whatever you received in your current comp is up front and they will not renege on it.
     
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  4. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    sometimes you can get away with it once, maybe even twice before they cut you off.
     
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  5. BlueBellThunder

    BlueBellThunder High-Roller

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    If you don’t plan on staying at Boyd casinos in the future, why not. It’s an upfront comp from your previous play.
     
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  6. meyers67

    meyers67 VIP Whale

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    I don’t mean to sound snobby, but it’s the Cal in a Sunday night. It probably has a casino rate of 5 bucks.

    Don’t worry about no-playing them. Just give them action on the next trip.
     
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  7. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Tourist

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    I low played the Fremont once on a one night comp. I got bumped down to casino rate mailers. After that I switched home properties to the Cal. Now after several trips of $3k per day coin in there, I still get casino rate, which is probably what I deserve as a VP player.

    Good luck- I always enjoy your TR’s.
     
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  8. nfcwestbest

    nfcwestbest Low-Roller

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    I no played boyd on a two day Fremont comp in October. i knew i wouldnt be getting any more comps after this trip so didnt see any reason to give them any action.
     
  9. mjames1229

    mjames1229 # of visits includes only trips w/ hotel stays

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    You may be cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    When hosts are on this board (including the recent guy from Golden Gate who used to work for CET) discussing this, they always differentiate between tier level and mailers from the marketing department.

    Your no-playing them may make you feel good in the face of what you feel is a slighted program, but you'll kill your mailers. We don't have enough evidence to know if Boyd's marketing department has modified their algorithm that determines how much of what play for which length of time nets you three free days with a $50 food credit or casino rate and $5 free slot play.

    No-playing them will shut off the marketing offers sooner than later.

    I recently saved Sapphire with a quick trip to a (semi)-local Boyd property, but I stayed 4 nights at the Cal over Labor Day weekend and still didn't play enough to get to Sapphire. But I still received an offer for 3 free nights and $40 food (and a smattering of slot play) for each month through February. I am good with that.

    And if I didn't go to Blue Chip a couple of weeks ago and I was back to Ruby next year, I am betting that I'd still get the same offers based on my consistent play when I do visit the Boyd properties in downtown Vegas.
     
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  10. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    They’ll give you “the big aloha”. And if you have to ask.......
     
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  11. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    They won't charge you. It may ding future offers. If you are going back soon you might even be able to book a future comp stay before this one and not be charged for it either.

    If you are going to burn your bridges, burn em right.
     
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