aceofspades
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July 19th, 2014 at 4:18:36 PM permalink
After discussing this story with BeachBumBabs, she thought I should come back and post it here. Based on this conversation, I am coming back to post and discuss. That being said, without further ado. . .





Approximately two weeks ago I received an e-mail from a host at Foxwoods. Now, not having even been to Foxwoods since the year they opened (when I was 19), I had no idea how said host had my email address. My only thought is that, as MGM had a licensing agreement with Foxwoods, my name came up on an M-Life list.

This host invited me to a blackjack tournament (see pic):



Yes, I read the disclaimers that it is all subject to change but please read on.

Upon calling the host, he asked me about my play (# of hours, average bet, etc.). I informed him my average bet was appx. 200 and I played about 3 hours a day.

So, I sat in 5 ½ hours of traffic on the I-95 yesterday making my way to Foxwoods. As I got closer to the hotel I surmised that the past twenty years had been good to the Mashantuck Pequots as the buildings looked beautiful.

My host met me at the valet and told me I am all checked in and ready to go, he just needed to give a credit card to the front desk. From there, he showed me up to my room – a beautiful two room suite – very nicely decorated with a gorgeous view of the woods.

About 20 minutes later, there was a knock on the door – room service brought me a fruit platter and some Fiji waters – very nice.

I ended up playing only about an hour averaging about $150. I meet up with some family and have dinner and then, exhausted from the drive, go up to the suite to relax and fell asleep watching tv.

I woke up this morning and played through a shoe averaging about $125. On my way to grab some breakfast, I text my host and ask him where in the casino the tournament will take place. This was about 10:30am.

I excitedly awaited his reply text as I was looking forward to playing in the tournament. He texted me back stating that, although my spot in the tournament was reserved, I would not be allowed to actually play in the tournament unless I “gave them 3 hours play per day at a 200 minimum”. I was shocked – at no point was there any notice to me that my play for Friday and Saturday would be the qualifiers for the tournament. During the entire email and telephone conversation with the host, no mention was ever made that these were the qualifications as such (yes, I know the email stated subject to qualification but I assumed I would be informed of what those qualifications were…not have them sprung on me the day of the tournament).

The host then stated that if I played 5 more hours today and my average bet was 200, I would be guaranteed a seat at the tournament. I informed him I felt duped and was leaving.
He asked if there was anything he could do to change my mind – I said, “Stick to your word that I was invited here to play in a tournament, not have a seat reserved so that I could then play my way in based on my time in and average bet” – to which he replied “How could you not know that my asking about your average time and bet was in implicit qualification for the tournament?” – I told him unless it is spelled out, too many things can be implied. I then said “Secondly, please lose my number!”

I gathered my belongings and checked out. I approached the valet desk to get my car and, upon scanning my ticket, was met with a gentleman telling me “Oh, please wait here, I have to call my manager, there was an incident with your car.” (GREAT!!!!!!)

Apparently, according to the manager and security guard who had viewed the security tape, a valet attendant had left a car on the ramp leading down into the garage. Said car was either left in Neutral or Drive and rolled on down the ramp, sideswiping the front of my car. Some scratches but, not knowing how fast the car had been going, I need to get the car checked out. They took my license and insurance info and informed me that I should send an estimate to their “Risk Management” office, who would then pay for the repairs. The tribal police showed up and took all the same information from me. I am wondering if they are passing my insurance info. onto the owner of the other car and, as they are sovereign, going to tell both him and me to “go F ourselves” and somehow pit us against one another.

At that point I could not get out of there fast enough.
I felt like I was lured there under false pretenses. Invited for a tournament then told unless I played a certain amount before the tournament, I would not be playing therein.

Oh well, for the 1 ½ hours I played, I am up 2100
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July 19th, 2014 at 4:43:47 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades


Oh well, for the 1 ½ hours I played, I am up 2100


Welcome back aceofspades!!!!
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July 19th, 2014 at 4:47:44 PM permalink
Welcome back. you were missed!
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July 19th, 2014 at 5:31:06 PM permalink
It is always the fine print "Offer subject to qualification" and not so much "subject to change".

Since you did not mention having to pay for the room it looks like you still come out ahead.
aceofspades
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July 19th, 2014 at 6:02:24 PM permalink
Quote: Deck007

It is always the fine print "Offer subject to qualification" and not so much "subject to change".

Since you did not mention having to pay for the room it looks like you still come out ahead.




Yes, but the only draw for me to go there was for the tournament.
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July 19th, 2014 at 6:17:38 PM permalink
The valets at Foxwoods leave much to be desired. I've seen a lot since 1992 and I would never let them touch my car. I don't believe their story. Do you?

They do have a good six deck blackjack game, not that they'll let me play it.
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July 19th, 2014 at 6:20:55 PM permalink
Ace that's pretty crazy but I have had mirage. Do the same thing my ex wife and I (never get married in Vegas) both got invited to a tournament- she had play on her unlinked account - we got there and all the play was in my account- I was allowed to play the slot tournament but she was told she had no play and the offer was revoked- This was back in 2013
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July 19th, 2014 at 6:23:07 PM permalink
Welcome back, Ace! Glad you decided to share the story.
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July 19th, 2014 at 6:44:44 PM permalink
That really sucks how they handled the tournament invite but I would be very surprised if you had any problem getting your car fixed.
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July 19th, 2014 at 6:59:01 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

(yes, I know the email stated subject to qualification but I assumed I would be informed of what those qualifications were…not have them sprung on me the day of the tournament).



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