I believe so, I think I remember reading some.
Again, the reason I agree with ONM (and he may have different reasons for his opinion) is that there is no mechanism aside from tier status by which a player may earn five Picks. To me, that's what makes it unfair. If you're talking about earned v. given drawing entries, provided drawing entries can reasonably be, "Earned," then there at least exists a mechanism by which a player can, "Catch up."
Think about it, $125,000 coin-in to get the tier status in a slot box. Slots/VK only, looking at 88%-92% barring any advantageous machines (such as must-hits) and the know-how to identify them. Expected loss $10,000-$12,500 just to get the same number of Picks as the higher tiers to theoretically have a chance to win. I can't figure out how that's fair.
The promotion summations and rules do not go up until the month they start within. It has been a mess this year and with little dignity. The worst promotions have not had any rules online, and they brought the most disappointment. There were two nearly identical promotions that were ran completely different, a total scandal. The list goes on and on.Quote: Mission146
Well, "Forty days," assumes this has been promoted since August 1st. I don't know if it has or not, maybe ONM does.
Perhaps this has only been promoted the last few days.
Okay, if you achieve the tier status in Week 3, then you may have been effectively unable to win the first two weeks and are, as such, at a pretty significant disadvantage for the overall prizes.
I actually don't have a problem with your 3k/day idea. I'd be fine with giving the high tiers all five entries free and the lower tiers would have to get one entry per $500 or $1,000 coin in. It's only $100 coin now, but they're maxed out at four entries. Make it five entries and $500 or $1,000 coin-in per entry, and I've got no problem with this.
I still don't understand why you think that makes it unfair. The players that did achieve the higher tier status also had a $10-$12k expected loss. Would it be better if they only allowed the high tier players in the contest, would that make it fair? The way I see it is that everybody still has a chance to win on the weekly prizes and it is still theoretically possible for them to win the whole season (very unlikely).
Part of the skill of successful gambling at promotions is picking the promotions that work best for you. It sounds like Icon and Executive Producer are very expensive to earn at that casino. In Vegas at the M Resort, for now anyway, you can earn them playing games with positive EV. Personally, I believe Marquee Rewards Icon status has considerable value.
Every promotion gives one set of people an advantage over others. Sometimes high coin-in gives you benefits --- and obviously that hurts the nickel-quarter player. Sometimes everybody gets the same number of entries --- and that hurts the players who are able and willing to put in a high volume of coin-in. (I generally avoid this latter type of promotion.)
If Icon and Executive Producer get free cruises and lower tier levels donít, do you consider that unfair? If these same tier levels can cash in their points on a 2-for-1 basis at restaurants and lower tiers canít, do you consider that unfair? At many properties, tiers have real value. Often those benefits are yawn-worthy, but sometimes they are something you want. This particular time, they higher tiers got extra entries the lower tiers didnít. To me this isnít unfair. Itís merely one of the perks of the tier.
One thing is certain. Many players who belong to the class of people who have smaller-than-average chances will complain that the promotion is unfair. If I played $200,000 coin-in for a drawing weekly, and seemed to ďalways win,Ē players who didnít have the bankroll and knowledge to play that way would think itís unfair. And some would complain to management. (And savvy players guard against this by not winning all the time. If they win, they take a month or so off before they try to win again. If the GMs best way to solve a problem is to kick me out, clearly Iím doing something wrong.)
If you think this promotion is unfair, then simply donít play! Save your money and energy for those promotions where you have a better chance.
Complaining about it here wonít do you any good, unless just plain venting gives you positive EV. If you make the same argument to the GM of the property, sometimes it gets things changed. If you do it a lot to the same GM, sometimes you will be kicked out as a trouble-maker.
But demanding the club removes the benefits of tier level so people who just signed up yesterday can get the same benefits as a customer who plays a considerable amount is simply an argument you are not likely to win.