Gabes22
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August 17th, 2011 at 12:49:00 PM permalink
Last time I was in Vegas, I stayed at Treasure Island and when I went to give them my card at the blackjack table, they told me they wouldn't rate me unless I was playing $25/hand. Are there places on the strip where I can get my play rated for $10/hand, or is that only downtown or at the locals casinos?
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SONBP2
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August 17th, 2011 at 12:54:43 PM permalink
Harrah's casinos will rate you on any amount. Casino Royale will also rate you on any amount. MGM Casinos also require a $25/hand minimum before rating your play.

Hope that helps.
kp
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August 17th, 2011 at 2:12:19 PM permalink
Why?

Why do you want to play on the strip? Is it because you love those big beautiful casinos? If so, then those big casinos won't rate the low level player, or not rate them highly.

Why do you want to be rated? To get comps, I'd guess. A $10 player has to put in lots of hours to get comps, especially on the strip.

You could go to a place like Casino Royale, Bill's, or maybe Ellis Island when your play might earn something. But if you're spending all your time at these places, then you might as well not even be on the strip. So the choice for a low level player boils down to forgoing comps to play in glamorous casinos on the strip or heading downtown/off strip to play and receive the comps.
Tiltpoul
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August 17th, 2011 at 3:30:11 PM permalink
Quote: SONBP2

Harrah's casinos will rate you on any amount. Casino Royale will also rate you on any amount. MGM Casinos also require a $25/hand minimum before rating your play.

Hope that helps.



Actually, when I was there in July, the only MGM casino that requires $25 a bet was Bellagio. All the others actually asked to see my card at the $10/$15 level. I never handed it over as I assumed they wouldn't rate me, but at Excalibur especially, the pit boss came over, shook my hand and welcomed me to the game. Luxor and Mirage I met the same welcome.

Caesars/Harrahs won't give you much back for that trip, but a little play does go a long way in securing future room offers.
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DonPedro
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August 17th, 2011 at 3:38:00 PM permalink
Hilton


A bit off the strip and H17- played mostly red, and just got 4 night free package w/ many perks. Nice place and good service !!
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FleaStiff
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August 17th, 2011 at 6:58:47 PM permalink
Quote: kp

Why do you want to play on the strip? Is it because you love those big beautiful casinos? If so, then those big casinos won't rate the low level player, or not rate them highly.
So the choice for a low level player boils down to forgoing comps to play in glamorous casinos on the strip or heading downtown/off strip to play and receive the comps.


I think its clear that the really Top Tier casinos often can't see anything less than a green chip and really would prefer to see two green chips. The somewhat less than top tier may be perfectly willing to rate your play but that doesn't mean they are going to award you anything at all much less anything worth while. Recently I've heard that Mandalay Bay is now so tight on comps that its almost a waste of time to play there and expect anything at all beyond your free drinks if you are a relatively low roller.

There are however countervailing viewpoints. If you go to the Venetian its a safe casino with excellent restaurants and great drink service (except in the very early morning when CWs seem to simply not be anywhere around). If you happen to leave your coat on the back of a chair it might even still be there when you come back. If you leave your coat on the back of a chair at Terribles, you can be one foot away and blink your eyes and its gone. Also, you have to trek somewhere else to eat a decent meal. So how much are comps really worth to you when you add in factors such as safety, atmosphere, food, drink and the contentment of your spouse? A mailing with one extra night at an unpleasant casino is not really worth all that much.

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