Mosca
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:51:10 AM permalink
I've tried the $20 at Borgata, it worked once at The Water Tower and once at The Borgata, and it didn't work a couple times, mostly because of what Babs said: we don't go there often, and the times I tried it the place was packed, and we aren't super high players.

Now I realize, we don't really care about the room anyhow, we're only there to sleep. Give us something where we don't have to walk to the end of the hall and we're happy. (And anyhow, the Aria suites are all at the end of the hall.)

Best upgrade we ever had was last year, at Harrah's AC. The line to check in was almost an hour, and when I got to my agent, she said, "Sir, would you mind if I put you in the penthouse?" I did a double take, and said, "How much?" "No charge, sir." (Honestly, it was kinda garish, but we were tickled anyhow.)

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Mosca
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July 17th, 2017 at 11:00:41 AM permalink
Not a casino, but we were at Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii's Big Island, and we had a 1st floor garden view. Well, there were burned out light bulbs, the room was dank, and the air conditioning didn't work and there was dust everywhere; the room hadn't been rented in a while. So I called the front desk and complained, and I got a hospitality manager who seemed genuinely ashamed of what she saw. She gave us a comp for dinner, told us to check back with her in a couple hours. I called her back and she had a bellman lead us up to an upper floor ocean view, and there was a complimentary fruit basket and champagne. THAT was the best upgrade ever, because we were there a week. That's worth about $300/night at today's prices, I don't remember what it was then (2003).
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Aussie
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July 17th, 2017 at 5:17:22 PM permalink
If you are upgraded curtesy of the $20 trick what effect will this have when it comes time to ask if they can comp some/all of your stay based on your play? Are they going to see the free upgrade and comp you less (or nothing) than they otherwise would?
boymimbo
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July 17th, 2017 at 7:19:34 PM permalink
Doubtful that the use of the $20 trick affects your comps or your refund. At least I haven't seen anything.
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Gandler
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July 17th, 2017 at 7:45:55 PM permalink
Not worth it for me. In the state where I gamble you will have to pay the 14% hotel tax (plus most properties charge the "fees" even for comped rooms). At my regular casino I get 4 comped rooms a week, and I always ask for the cheapest room available, I do not care, smoking, nonsmoking, I do not care which tower, etc.... I just do not want to get stuck in a 5k suite and get stuck paying the 14% tax (which can easily happen in the winter when it is a ghost town, and they are giving away huge upgrades). To me it would be +EV to tip for a downgrade. I am only briefly in my room (and usually only if I am too intoxicated to drive home a specific night, so 14% 4-5 nights a week can get expensive on top tier suites, especially when 80% of the day I never set foot in them). I hate hotel taxes and fees even on "free" rooms....
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gordonm888
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July 17th, 2017 at 9:13:42 PM permalink
Well, I think this thread has developed some kind of an echo or I am seeing how Gandler has written 1030 posts in a couple of years.
speedycrap
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July 17th, 2017 at 9:15:21 PM permalink
After 5 double martini,it happens.
Ibeatyouraces
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July 17th, 2017 at 9:22:45 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Well, I think this thread has developed some kind of an echo or I am seeing how Gandler has written 1030 posts in a couple of years.


I think Axel holds the record for dupes.
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DrawingDead
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July 17th, 2017 at 10:40:08 PM permalink
Speaking of firing offenses...

Quote: beachbumbabs

Quote: 100xOdds

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I've had that exact room at the Cosmo twice; once as a terrace 1br, once as a Japanese sex room (different colors, mostly yellow, and condoms.in the minibar). Gotta love the 6 person shower with the glass wall fronting on the bed.


whao.. WHAT?!

expain???



I think I explained this at the time, but it's sort of a standard room, except for a few things. The decor is predominantly yellow and grey,.with Japanese art. There is some Asian picture pornography in the bookshelf. The shower is tiled on the back wall, but the front wall is floor-to-ceiling glass that looks onto the bed, is big enough for 6 people, and passes through to a raised Japanese deep soaking jetted tub, which sits in the bathroom window. The minibar has bilingual condoms, and Asian flavor snacks, along with the usual.

I'm sure there were other details I missed, but that's what was there. The Front Desk calls it a Japanese Sex Room, so that's what I called it, too, and mel mentioned it in his video, so I guess word's gotten around.

...shame on you for not getting photos of that.
Nevermind.

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