Lovecomps
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February 11th, 2020 at 2:36:55 PM permalink
I was wondering, has anyone felt that they were not being given the comps that they deserved for their play, or none at all? Did you:

A) make a stink

B) Ask for a new host or

C) Say the hell with it and take your business elsewhere.
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TigerWu
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February 11th, 2020 at 3:07:15 PM permalink
So far I feel like I've been fairly comped, but I'm somewhat of a low roller, so I don't expect much. Playing at $10-$15 a hand is kind of a grind for not much (if any) reward, but once you start playing at $25-$50 a hand and higher, I feel like the comps start rolling in. I've really only started playing the comp game in the last 4-5 years, though, so I can't compare anything to "back in the day."
FleaStiff
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February 11th, 2020 at 4:18:03 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

I was wondering, has anyone felt that they were not being given the comps that they deserved for their play, or none at all? Did you:
A) make a stink
B) Ask for a new host or
C) Say the hell with it and take your business elsewhere.


I would recommend B then C. Making a stink never gains you anything but a black mark in a computer.

As long as casinos give comps, you should get them too. Styles of play and luck vary, but you should get a fair share of the comps for your style of play.
billryan
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February 12th, 2020 at 9:04:29 AM permalink
I wouldn't make a stink but I'd ask for a few minutes with a host to explain what you want and get an understanding of what they expect from you to satisfy everyone.
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MJGolf
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August 16th, 2020 at 5:06:34 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I wouldn't make a stink but I'd ask for a few minutes with a host to explain what you want and get an understanding of what they expect from you to satisfy everyone.



Good advice. Comps differ for each property as to what action they want and toward what type of gambler clientele they cater to. Comps at Wynn/Venetian are going to take a lot more play than at a mid-level place like say, Harrahs or Flamingo. In my opinion, they are ALL cheap now compared to the "good old days", whenever those levels stopped/changed. But a host will at least tell you what they are looking for generally AND they will also recommend a different property (in their chain) if you can't play at the level they are looking for in that particular casino.
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August 16th, 2020 at 10:33:12 PM permalink
C -- Say the hell with it and take your business elsewhere.
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AlanMendelson
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August 16th, 2020 at 10:41:35 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

I was wondering, has anyone felt that they were not being given the comps that they deserved for their play, or none at all? Did you:

A) make a stink

B) Ask for a new host or

C) Say the hell with it and take your business elsewhere.



Since the casinos reopened both Stations and Boyd cut their comps and promotions drastically. I value the loss of free meals and free play at Stations of at least $175 per week. At Boyd I value the cuts at $65 a week.

I can't make a stink though I told various bosses I noticed and I dont like what they did.

I did not talk to a host yet but I rarely do. I reserve talking to a host to only when i need something special like free nights for a visiting relative.

Where else am i going to go? I'm not going to the Strip and I havent played at Caesars in almost 20 months.
ChumpChange
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August 16th, 2020 at 10:50:54 PM permalink
Nobody owes you comps if they don't give them.
Vegasrider
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August 17th, 2020 at 1:51:17 PM permalink
Honestly, I'm just too lazy to go anywhere else. I live next to a casino, it's less than a 4 minute walk front my front door to one of the entrances. The other casino nearby is only a 4-5 minute drive and offers 5-7X comp dollars playing the machines, two nights a week, vs pretty much zero where I play. And if I play table games downtown at the Eldorado, the comp dollars is about 3-4X higher vs playing at my regular spot.

But again, if my play decreases at my regular casino, then my monthly promos gets reduced or goes away. I won't lose my players card status, thats good until 2022.

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