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ArtooDetoo
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June 8th, 2015 at 6:38:12 AM permalink
Hey all,

So this is a really noob question, but I am going to Atlantic City in a few weeks with my friends and some of my family. We were initially thinking about doing a day trip, but now we might want to stay for a night.

I don't know the slightest thing about comps though. I will want to go with a bankroll of around $2000-3000, and playing $10 blackjack with conservative 1:5 bet spread on Hi-Lo count, most likely staying on the boardwalk. It'll be my first time counting cards but that's not really the topic at hand, I'm wondering what my chances are of getting a room for a night will be, and how to go about getting comps.

I know that since I live a few hours from AC, the easiest way to get a club card will be to sign up online, and I'm wondering which casinos are probably the best to sign up. I know that Tropicana and Resorts will probably have the most abundant $10 blackjack tables on the weekends, and Taj is decent as well.

I've heard the good and the bad about CET, mostly bad, although since I've never asked for comps before, I'm not sure exactly why.

Also, what is the method for getting the comps when you enter the casino? For table games, I know I probably will have to get a pit boss' attention, but what about machines?

Thanks all, sorry if this is vague since I really don't know what I'm doing, I'll give more specific details if it helps.
jerrysnj
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June 8th, 2015 at 6:52:55 AM permalink
If you're going on a weekend the chance of getting a comped room on the same night as you're playing is very slim. You will likely get future comp room offers. If you're there midweek before July you might stand a better chance but I still think your chances for a same night comp would be slim. I wish you luck and hope you at least return home a winner.
FatGeezus
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June 8th, 2015 at 10:43:55 AM permalink
Go to the casinos Welcome Desk, Rewards Desk or whatever they call it. Sign up for a Players card and you will be issued one. If you are playing slots, just insert your card into the slot machine and your comps will accumulate as you play. If you are playing table games, hand your players card to the dealer and a Pit Boss will swipe it and keep track of your play.

After you finish playing, you can go to one of the kiosks and check your account for the comp dollars you earned or any additional slot play you may have earned.

As far as getting a room the same night, I don't think you are going to be too successful. You will probably get mailers in a few weeks for rooms and offers.
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June 8th, 2015 at 1:42:00 PM permalink
Playing those stakes I can say there is ZERO chance of. Comp room for a Saturday night in the summer....would not even get it in January.
A weekday is a different story, comps are pretty loose for rooms during the week.
vendman1
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June 8th, 2015 at 1:57:28 PM permalink
Agree with other posts. The way the comp system is set up, they will offer you comps to entice you to come back. They have no interest in giving you a room the same night (You are already there and gambling). Especially on a weekend during beach season. AC is not what it used to be but it still gets real busy during beach season on the weekends. Your odds of getting a comp there as a first time gambler playing at $10 a hand, are essentially zero. Also the hotels in AC are all moving away from comps handed out in the pit. They will just tell you to swipe your card and see what you have. It's actually easier that way for everybody. The downside is you sometimes have to wait until the next day to use your comps. Especially CET properties their system will update overnight (around 6am when the casino day ends). This is really true for table game players. As others have mentioned if you are playing a machine your comps will accumulate in real time and you can see them. Table game comp rates, are more nebulous, and subject to your rating by the pit.

Some advice for first timers. Get a card everywhere you go and ask for new player promo's. They change often, but right now for example, the Taj is giving $100 in free stuff for new players. $50 in free slot play, and a $50 food credit. Just for signing up. If you go back in after 30 days I believe they give you another $100 worth. But as I said ask at the players card desk as the promo's change often. Pretty much every casino in town should have some promo. If you are going with friends and family and none of you has had a card before it could really add up.
FatGeezus
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June 9th, 2015 at 1:43:46 PM permalink
One way to get get a lot of comps fast is to ask for two players cards. The same account, not two different accounts. Give one card to a friend or spouse and have them use the card.

Sometimes when my wife is playing slots and notices the person next to her isn't playing with a card, she asks if the person playing would mind using one of her cards. Most people say yes.
darkoz
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June 9th, 2015 at 2:07:11 PM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

One way to get get a lot of comps fast is to ask for two players cards. The same account, not two different accounts. Give one card to a friend or spouse and have them use the card.

Sometimes when my wife is playing slots and notices the person next to her isn't playing with a card, she asks if the person playing would mind using one of her cards. Most people say yes.



You're bringing back such fond memories for me.
BedWetterBetter
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June 12th, 2015 at 10:15:35 AM permalink
Quote: vendman1

but right now for example, the Taj is giving $100 in free stuff for new players. $50 in free slot play, and a $50 food credit. Just for signing up. If you go back in after 30 days I believe they give you another $100 worth. But as I said ask at the players card desk as the promo's change often. Pretty much every casino in town should have some promo. If you are going with friends and family and none of you has had a card before it could really add up.



Always read the fine print, this was almost another one of those "You can't Lose" PR nightmares, just on a much smaller level.

I don't know if they are currently running it, as I can't find it on their site.

But I remember it was something like:

Earn 20 tier points and receive $25 slot dollars with $25 comp dollars for that day, earn another 20 tier points and get another $25 slot and $25 comp to be added on your NEXT visit. Then on your next visit, do this again to get the remainder of the $100 slot and comp dollars.

So naturally there was a line of people at Trump one complaining, "I signed up for a card, where is my $100??!?!?" Only to be told, go earn 20 tier points and THEN you will get $25 slot. To which they went back to the machine, earned 20 tier and would then complain "You said $100, why am I only getting 25!!?"

Also, another clever omission was this could apply to Inactive card members (who were inactive for 3 months). What they don't tell you is that, sliding your card thru a kiosk counts as activity and nullifies this. Which I did 84 days before bringing my father there to attempt to get the Inactive member bonus!
BedWetterBetter
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June 12th, 2015 at 10:18:47 AM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus



Sometimes when my wife is playing slots and notices the person next to her isn't playing with a card, she asks if the person playing would mind using one of her cards. Most people say yes.



But then the machine won't pay out see!!?! Because if it knows who you are, they can rig the slot to NOT pay out and you will lose faster!!!!!??!


This was a legit response I got from someone playing a WOF $1 machine. I even advised them to get a card, why let all those points go to waste. And they said, "Nah, then I will never win and if I do, I'll have to pay more taxes!"

Just another product of AC University!!
vendman1
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June 12th, 2015 at 12:53:29 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

Always read the fine print, this was almost another one of those "You can't Lose" PR nightmares, just on a much smaller level.

I don't know if they are currently running it, as I can't find it on their site.

But I remember it was something like:

Earn 20 tier points and receive $25 slot dollars with $25 comp dollars for that day, earn another 20 tier points and get another $25 slot and $25 comp to be added on your NEXT visit. Then on your next visit, do this again to get the remainder of the $100 slot and comp dollars.

So naturally there was a line of people at Trump one complaining, "I signed up for a card, where is my $100??!?!?" Only to be told, go earn 20 tier points and THEN you will get $25 slot. To which they went back to the machine, earned 20 tier and would then complain "You said $100, why am I only getting 25!!?"

Also, another clever omission was this could apply to Inactive card members (who were inactive for 3 months). What they don't tell you is that, sliding your card thru a kiosk counts as activity and nullifies this. Which I did 84 days before bringing my father there to attempt to get the Inactive member bonus!



Well you are right they change it all the time. But I was there with a buddy in early April and he signed up for a new card, got $50 free play right away, and a $50 food comp right away. There was another $100 worth you could earn. By earning the 20 tier points, coming back in a week, blah blah blah. But at the desk, the girl that signed him up, explained it in excruciating detail. So if people didn't understand it...I'd say that was on them. I'll be the first to admit that casino offers are often misleading or confusing, or ridiculously hard to redeem...often intentionally. But this one worked for my friend. It's summer now though so maybe they pulled it back. There is almost always something for new members though. That's all I was trying to tell the OP just to check what's avail.

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