Wungee
Wungee
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January 16th, 2021 at 8:19:53 PM permalink
Hey Y'all,

Is Caesars getting tighter now that they've been bought by ElDorado Resorts? Here are my specifics:

The last 5 years I've been getting Diamond in a Day in Lake Tahoe. Besides 2 or 3 trips to Tahoe or Reno, I typically go to Vegas about 4 or 5 times a year. I primarily play live poker and some video poker, so I realize I'm not much of a catch as far as Caesars is concerned. When my wife comes with me, she typically plays small stakes video poker on the strip, plus she might dump $100 into a slot (again, low rollers, I know). I should also mention that due to Covid,concerns, I did not play at all in 2020. In 2019 we did achieve Diamond Plus (basically did DIAD 3X). Even though I haven't been going, I occasionally check room rates. Typically, if I was going to Bally's by myself, I could get weeknights for about $26 and, depending on the weekend, probably $60-$90 for Fridays/Saturday. When I added my wife's card as a companion, the weeknights were comped, and Fridays and Saturdays usually dropped down to about $40 or $50.

Now fast forward to 2021: Lately, when I check rates, I get no additional discount for bringing my wife. Nada! So I'm wondering, is it because of ElDorado, or is it that they finally figured out I'm too much of a low roller? Any thoughts?

Thank you in advance,
Wungee
mtcards
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January 17th, 2021 at 8:18:15 PM permalink
Caesars is getting unbelievably tight. I dont play slots a lot, but I used to get $60-$80 in free slot play every month as a bonus, now I am lucky if I get a $20 offer. Just checked the rate calendar for Horseshoe Tunica and I cant even get a weekend comped, even as a Diamond Member, when I used to get free rates everywhere. Wondered if it is just a hotel decision as I booked 6 days at Planet Hollywood in Vegas in June with all 6 days comped.
SiegfriedRoy
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January 17th, 2021 at 11:44:11 PM permalink
I found it to be the opposite. I have not played much in 2020, and Iíve been getting way better (tempting) offers than in 2019.
Joeman
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January 18th, 2021 at 7:26:42 AM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I found it to be the opposite. I have not played much in 2020, and Iíve been getting way better (tempting) offers than in 2019.

Allow me go back the other way! I haven't given CET any action since 2019, and my offers have steadily gone down -- I can't get any comped nights in Vegas now.

On the other hand, Mlife is sending me offers for up to 4 free nights plus freeplay & resort credit. I think I put $100 through a slot at the Mirage back in 2016, and since then, nada. Maybe it's time for me to switch teams!
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jqneedareset
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January 18th, 2021 at 2:26:50 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Mlife is sending me offers for up to 4 free nights plus freeplay & resort credit. I think I put $100 through a slot at the Mirage back in 2016, and since then, nada.

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Wungee
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January 18th, 2021 at 8:40:09 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Allow me go back the other way! I haven't given CET any action since 2019, and my offers have steadily gone down -- I can't get any comped nights in Vegas now.



Yep, that is my issue as well. I will say that I can get free nights in Tahoe, but if I want to play live poker, Vegas is the place to be. I just find it odd that adding my wife as a companion does nothing to the rates, when before it made a significant difference. Oh well.

Wungee
LuckyPhow
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January 19th, 2021 at 9:07:31 AM permalink
Quote: Wungee

[...] Vegas is the place to be. I just find it odd that adding my wife as a companion does nothing to the rates, when before it made a significant difference. Oh well.

Wungee



The annual Nevada Gaming Abstract is due in "mid-January." For folks who like to follow the money, it shows how much each gaming property earned from play, room, food, etc. It may have interesting info that might "suggest" reasons for the changes you (and others) noted.

I want to compare the 2020 edition (only thru June 2020, unfortunately) to the 2019 edition. I wonder how Nevada will budget this year with diminished revenues. Many states will have budget problems, but NV is so unique (as are all the rest).
mtcards
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January 19th, 2021 at 12:55:22 PM permalink
Just as an update to the conversation. I was trying to get a comped room at Horseshoe Tunica and was told the best rate they could do was the $79 weekend rate. They said I dont have enough play. Now, I am a diamond member and already am 1/7 of the way to Diamond Plus (4000 pts so far this year), but somehow I dont qualify. Yet, when I check the rate calender, find that I can get comped rooms at every single Caesars Resorts Property (Other than Nobu) in the United States, even Caesars Palace which used to be difficult. When contacting the Casino Host, they said its an algorithm set by the hotel, to which I basically said I would be applying my algorithm and staying next door at Gold Strike (MGM Resorts), where I play a third as much and get 5 times the comps
SiegfriedRoy
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January 19th, 2021 at 7:20:34 PM permalink
Quote: mtcards

Just as an update to the conversation. I was trying to get a comped room at Horseshoe Tunica and was told the best rate they could do was the $79 weekend rate. They said I dont have enough play. Now, I am a diamond member and already am 1/7 of the way to Diamond Plus (4000 pts so far this year), but somehow I dont qualify. Yet, when I check the rate calender, find that I can get comped rooms at every single Caesars Resorts Property (Other than Nobu) in the United States, even Caesars Palace which used to be difficult. When contacting the Casino Host, they said its an algorithm set by the hotel, to which I basically said I would be applying my algorithm and staying next door at Gold Strike (MGM Resorts), where I play a third as much and get 5 times the comps



I actually was inquiring about the same thing. My host said all the non-Caesars properties have not been properly imbedded into the Caesars website and algorithm. Itíll take a long time until El Dorado makes it a priority to look into this.
MJGolf
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April 28th, 2021 at 8:42:34 AM permalink
I'm finding the same thing as to visiting Horseshoe Tunica. Comps weekdays but no comps weekend. I think it's because this place is such a weekend destination that they don't have to comp weekends AND they shut down their sister property next door (Sheraton that became Roadhouse and now nada) GoldStrike, which is a larger hotel is easier to get a room at than Horseshoe but it is also MGM as you mentioned.

But I have also found that based upon your play, they will reevaluate your trip after stay at Horseshoe. So you might try that.

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