jwblue
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April 26th, 2012 at 9:07:36 AM permalink
I am referring to the $1,000 slot rebate promotion.

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/slots/9540-up-to-1000-riviera-slot-loss-rebate/8/#post141860

Lots of variables here.

I already have a trip planned for July 2nd.

I do not know whether the promotion will be there then.

The bottom line cost of the trip including travel and the net amount I put through the slot machines would be about $1,050.
The net amount I put in the slot machines is the initial $1,000 less the estimated winnings I would keep from the $1,000 free play.

There is the chance I actually win more than the cost of the trip.

At a minimum I am getting $2,000 worth of play for an estimated $1,050.

What are the chances the promotion is there on July 2nd?

Is it worth it for me to go now?
Juyemura
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April 26th, 2012 at 9:10:43 AM permalink
As I understand it, this promotion has a rather high variance factor. It is not like a $500 pass line/$500 don't pass line bet, where you have an excellent chance of walking away with $500.

If you can stand the variance, I say go for it! Also note the Riviera could cancel at any time, so go earlier then later.
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rdw4potus
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April 26th, 2012 at 9:14:29 AM permalink
You should travel to Vegas for the Riviera's promotion AND WOVcon ][, which is Saturday May 12th at 12pm PST at the 4 Queens:-)
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pacomartin
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April 26th, 2012 at 9:39:44 AM permalink
Quote: jwblue

I am referring to the $1,000 slot rebate promotion.



There have been a number of good promotions at Terrible's, Tropicana, etc. Chances are high that someone will try to match or come close to Riviera's promotion on 2nd July.
jwblue
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April 26th, 2012 at 9:41:00 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

There have been a number of good promotions at Terrible's, Tropicana, etc. Chances are high that someone will try to match or come close to Riviera's promotion on 2nd July.



I didn't factor that in. There might be a similar promotion by then.

Especially since it is slow season.
Ayecarumba
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April 26th, 2012 at 10:26:02 AM permalink
Quote: jwblue

At a minimum I am getting $2,000 worth of play for an estimated $1,050.



Note that the rebate is provided in two installments, so you would have to wait until after the third day of the following month to get your second half.
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rdw4potus
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April 26th, 2012 at 10:35:46 AM permalink
Quote: jwblue

I didn't factor that in. There might be a similar promotion by then.

Especially since it is slow season.



Does the Trop still have their promo going for new signups? If you're going to Vegas on 7/2 in any case, it might make sense to go earlier in May or June and do the Riviera and Trop promos and then cash in the second installment of the free play in July.
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jwblue
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April 26th, 2012 at 11:08:47 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Note that the rebate is provided in two installments, so you would have to wait until after the third day of the following month to get your second half.



Thanks. I already planned on coming back to LV within a year to get the second $500 installment.
To make things easier, I just put together any winnings from both installments.
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April 26th, 2012 at 11:09:04 AM permalink
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Tiltpoul
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April 26th, 2012 at 2:27:50 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Does the Trop still have their promo going for new signups? If you're going to Vegas on 7/2 in any case, it might make sense to go earlier in May or June and do the Riviera and Trop promos and then cash in the second installment of the free play in July.



POST 1000!!!!

Anyways, does anybody know what the Trop promotion was? I was there in August, so I think I still have $50 coming back to me. Was it a year, or 6 months? I plan on doing the Riviera promotion while in town, though not for the full 1000 (unless I hit it big early on playing tiles or something else!)
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