rdw4potus
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April 3rd, 2012 at 2:27:18 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul


Mark my words though... a new level will be coming soon... Ruby, I'm calling it. It will be between Diamond and Seven Star, set at 25,000 Credits, and Diamond will become Platinum Plus. Diamond Lounges will become Ruby lounges, etc.



I agree about the level, but I bet it goes the other way. "Diamond" moves to 25,000 points, and "Ruby" slots in at 10,000. That saves the hassle of re-naming everything.
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AcesAndEights
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April 3rd, 2012 at 2:41:47 PM permalink
Quote: Triplell

What does platinum really get you? I know most of the comps really aren't worth it until the diamond level...


This is a great question and to be honest, I don't know as much about the different tiers as a lot of other forum members. I know the bigger stuff really starts to kick in at Diamond, which I probably won't attain any time soon. In retrospect it was kind of a silly goal, but I'm glad I got there without losing any money and had some fun along the way.

One thing to note is that different hotels give different significance to the tiers. For example, at Flamingo, the special check-in lounge is available to Diamond and Platinum members, whereas most hotels don't differentiate between Gold and Platinum for check in lines. Also, the last time I checked in at Flamingo (which was a Sunday night a few weeks ago), they had a special line just for Gold members! I did a bit of a double-take when I saw the sign, given that the normal check in line was incredibly long and it saved me probably 20 or 30 minutes. I asked the check-in lady WTF was going on...don't all these people standing in the regular line know you don't have to do anything to get a Gold card? Apparently not. I was pretty happy about that. But yeah like I said...not typical. The Flamingo is cheap and old.
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rainman
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April 3rd, 2012 at 3:43:49 PM permalink
I thought about becoming an AP. hmmm... but after Aces story maybe I should just follow him around when hes drinking and wait for him to drop a chip. Could be lucrative.
kneelb4zod
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April 3rd, 2012 at 6:24:58 PM permalink
I'm a gold member who is lucky to get out maybe once a year, and haven't gotten any offers off of my last trip yet. I was thinking about tossing a buddy 20 bucks to throw into a machine at a Caesar's property just so my points don't expire. At what point does a gold member get a low level room comp?

Sounds like a fun weekend, we're hoping to get back out in December for a bachelor party as well....just have to talk the bachelor into getting married.
Tiltpoul
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April 3rd, 2012 at 6:48:01 PM permalink
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I'm a gold member who is lucky to get out maybe once a year, and haven't gotten any offers off of my last trip yet. I was thinking about tossing a buddy 20 bucks to throw into a machine at a Caesar's property just so my points don't expire. At what point does a gold member get a low level room comp?



It's USUALLY based on semi-recent play (1-3 months ago). It usually takes that long for the offers to update. If you give enough play during that time (something in the vicinity of 500-1000 Tier Credits), you should get a Sun-Thurs room offer at IP or Rio. December seems to be a better time for offers, and you might even get a show deal too. Sign into Total Rewards website to check you offers.

Definitely get your points current though. You don't want to lose any RC's you earned.
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s2dbaker
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April 3rd, 2012 at 7:50:21 PM permalink
Quote: Triplell

What does platinum really get you? I know most of the comps really aren't worth it until the diamond level...

You don't have to wait in line at the buffet. Which actually, is pretty awesome! Used it twice last weekend to skip monstrous lines, and impressed my easily impressed friends.
Quote: AcesAndEights

The Flamingo is cheap and old.

Agreed, but it's also pretty well kept. Of the cheap and old casino hotels, I would stay there and not mind a bit.
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AcesAndEights
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April 3rd, 2012 at 8:42:05 PM permalink
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The Flamingo is cheap and old.

Agreed, but it's also pretty well kept. Of the cheap and old casino hotels, I would stay there and not mind a bit.


I agree wholeheartedly, it's my go-to place to stay when it's my choice.
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AcesAndEights
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April 5th, 2012 at 10:27:07 AM permalink
A couple more stories that I forgot I was going to tell here...

After I was getting ready to leave after a session at the Bellagio, one of the dealers asked me where I was staying and I replied Bally's, at which all of the dealers expressed quasi-mock looks of scorn. I explained that MLife will generally only give me me mediocre room offers, and only at the places where I actually play, whereas Total Rewards will give me decent enough room offers up and down the strip based on my play anywhere. To which the dealer responded "sure, but not at any place you actually want to STAY." Har har, we all had a good chuckle about that. I also had various conversations with dealers about how I own stock in MGM grand, so my overall strategy is to lose money at the tables but recoup my losses in the stock market (jokingly of course).

Other story was I saw one of those don't pass/don't come players at the Flamingo who will pick up the DP or call "no action" on the DC when the number is a 6 or an 8. I totally forgot about the conversation we had here a while back about buying these bets from the player. I think it was teddys who had some success with this strategy, following the same guy around to lots of places? Didn't even cross my mind, but the table would have been perfect for it. Not totally empty so we wouldn't be drawing attention to ourselves, but not so packed that I couldn't slide down next to him.
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Tiltpoul
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April 5th, 2012 at 11:21:31 AM permalink
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After I was getting ready to leave after a session at the Bellagio, one of the dealers asked me where I was staying and I replied Bally's, at which all of the dealers expressed quasi-mock looks of scorn. I explained that MLife will generally only give me me mediocre room offers, and only at the places where I actually play, whereas Total Rewards will give me decent enough room offers up and down the strip based on my play anywhere. To which the dealer responded "sure, but not at any place you actually want to STAY." Har har, we all had a good chuckle about that. I also had various conversations with dealers about how I own stock in MGM grand, so my overall strategy is to lose money at the tables but recoup my losses in the stock market (jokingly of course).



I cannot stand the Bellagio dealers. They have their heads so far up their A--... I would have been snarky and said something like "Are you offering to put me up here?" You aren't getting comped from Bellagio, and they know that. It's almost like they do it to rub it in your face...

Stupid A==holes...
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AcesAndEights
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April 5th, 2012 at 12:06:21 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I cannot stand the Bellagio dealers. They have their heads so far up their A--... I would have been snarky and said something like "Are you offering to put me up here?" You aren't getting comped from Bellagio, and they know that. It's almost like they do it to rub it in your face...

Stupid A==holes...


It's funny you say that - I've had nothing but good experiences with the dealers there. Maybe I have a higher tolerance for good-natured ribbing than you, but the above anecdote was meant to be a positive one. I chuckled, no offense taken. In general I find the Bellagio dealers to be professional and knowledgeable, and they will engage you in an appropriate amount of small talk if you want, or will shut up and just deal if you've indicated that you'd rather not make small talk.
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