seviay
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July 10th, 2011 at 7:58:22 PM permalink
Per the title, I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Palms honoring offers for MLife or any other reward programs?
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July 10th, 2011 at 9:52:32 PM permalink
Cosmo does it, because they're the New Kid on the Block. Why would an established casino like Palms grant you extra benefits just because you've been loyal to the competition for years before coming to them, and asking for a freebie? Like, "you should reward me coz I been giving THEM so much action". Not only would they say 'no', but they'd say 'hell no', then laugh and roll their eyes.
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July 11th, 2011 at 7:14:47 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Cosmo does it, because they're the New Kid on the Block. Why would an established casino like Palms grant you extra benefits just because you've been loyal to the competition for years before coming to them, and asking for a freebie?



You wouldn't expect it as casino policy, but why wouldn't the Palms, or anyone selse, want to poach a good customer from the competition?

My advice is to ask at the Palms player club kiosk. If that results in nothng, then look for a host and ask. The worst that can happen is they'll say no.
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seviay
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July 11th, 2011 at 9:52:20 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Cosmo does it, because they're the New Kid on the Block. Why would an established casino like Palms grant you extra benefits just because you've been loyal to the competition for years before coming to them, and asking for a freebie? Like, "you should reward me coz I been giving THEM so much action". Not only would they say 'no', but they'd say 'hell no', then laugh and roll their eyes.


The Maloofs are on the verge of bankruptcy and should be desperate to poach talent from their competition to either keep the casino or improve the books for a sale. AFAIK, this casino is among the worst on the strip in terms of getting killed by the economy. Any means necessary...
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July 11th, 2011 at 9:58:44 AM permalink
I can easily agree to both sides of this argument.

Similarly, I wonder if it's better to hand a pit boss the player's card by itself, or on a key ring with a dozen other casino's player's cards attached.
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July 11th, 2011 at 10:10:15 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Similarly, I wonder if it's better to hand a pit boss the player's card by itself, or on a key ring with a dozen other casino's player's cards attached.



I hand out individual cards. That way if they lose it, or I forget it, I lose only one card rather than many. But at my level of play, no pit boss will be impressed that I've many cards. beisdes, I already need two key rings for them (Strip and off-Strip)
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July 11th, 2011 at 10:11:38 AM permalink
FYI airline and hotel award programs match status all the time. Sniping a formerly loyal customer of a competitor is really valuable, and unlike airline or hotel programs casinos don't even have to extend status for a full year. If I was a casino manager we'd comp anyone with high level status/play elsewhere at least once. It costs little to provide a room and some meals and then assess whether the guy is actually migrating play over.
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July 11th, 2011 at 10:21:59 AM permalink
Palms has historically given out some of the most generous offers in town.

I've been the beneficiary of a few, as have friends and acquaintances.

They can be VERY palmy if you are in their good graces at the time.

It is worth contacting a host, or the players club at very least.

(By the way, they do poach from other casinos, or at least have in the past. My friend, who had no play there at all, got an come-on offer including an insane amount of resort credit -- I think $500).
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seviay
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July 11th, 2011 at 10:29:25 AM permalink
Thank you (all) for the info. I tend to agree that sniping a loyal player from your competition is truly invaluable and since they're the only ones remaining on the strip with a bevy of full pay or near full pay VP below the $5 amount, that's exciting to me. I'll have to give the players club a call.

Teddy, any suggestions on how I approach this?
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July 11th, 2011 at 10:41:54 AM permalink
Quote: seviay

Teddy, any suggestions on how I approach this?

Can't give you much advice, since I am not usually proactive but rather passive with casino offers. Just be honest; they will give you an idea of how much play it will take to get a certain level of blah blah blah. I think they are pretty forward about that. It might be worthwhile to bring up your MLife offers, but it may also fall upon deaf ears if you have no history of play with them at all.

I've heard good things about these hosts:

Vladimir "Manny" Manasewitsch
702-942-7076 (phone)
702-232-8114 (mobile) manny@palms.com

Dennis Aragon
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