1BB
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December 5th, 2014 at 11:36:45 AM permalink
Quote: strictlyAP

dm me if you want to have this convo



I'm fine but perhaps the rest of the forum could benefit. Is there a way that you can post something while leaving out sensitive information?
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Avincow
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December 5th, 2014 at 11:47:37 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

I'm fine but perhaps the rest of the forum could benefit. Is there a way that you can post something while leaving out sensitive information?



I'm interested in details as well.
Pokeraddict
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December 5th, 2014 at 12:04:10 PM permalink
There are certainly reasons to give gifts to your host, depending on the situation.
Mission146
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December 5th, 2014 at 1:32:52 PM permalink
If you're an AP, give him 10% of your +ER for a week, win or lose, in the form of a gift card. If you're not an AP, continue to give him the satisfaction of having you as a client.
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Artemis
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December 5th, 2014 at 1:50:22 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I absolutely disagree with this. You can tip/bribe your way to better rooms/comps/free play.

It's true hosts have some general guide lines, but oftentimes they are very flexible and will over comp. Tipping them gives them incentive to be more flexible with you.

Well tipped Hosts can even help you out in tricky situations and give you great information.

Some have even helped known AP's in gaming the system even after knowing the AP's are winning players.

If you are a regular losing ploppy a gift probably isn't needed.




AxelWolf, I agree with you about tipping, bribing or WHATEVER... There are more than one way to skin a cat. Inactive/dormant accounts are gold mines for guys who think out side of the box.

I've seen bank managers used inactive/dormant accounts to achieve their own goals... So are casino hosts who "rob peter and pay paul" to keep their customers happy. That's how some of them keep their jobs as hosts as long as possible.

BTW, some hosts even provided hookers to keep players happy, and hooked some horny big-players to the same casino for years (until hosts're caught by FBI).
I'm OK with Corps which pick and choose clienteles. Both insurance companies and casinos have the right to pick and choose customers. They may keep profitable ones and kicked out the rest. But, I'm not OK with a casino supervisor who says counting cards... is like stealing food from a buffet (a foodlifting offense), or video-taping a movie in a cinema (a piracy offense).
Avincow
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December 5th, 2014 at 2:20:26 PM permalink
Quote: Artemis

AxelWolf, I agree with you about tipping, bribing or WHATEVER... There are more than one way to skin a cat. Inactive/dormant accounts are gold mines for guys who think out side of the box.

I've seen bank managers used inactive/dormant accounts to achieve their own goals... So are casino hosts who "rob peter and pay paul" to keep their customers happy. That's how some of them keep their jobs as hosts as long as possible.

BTW, some hosts even provided hookers to keep players happy, and hooked some horny big-players to the same casino for years (until hosts're caught by FBI).



Is it true that if you are high rolling high enough that casinos will just send girls to your room (like in owning mahowny), or is that just another Hollywood lie?
onenickelmiracle
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December 5th, 2014 at 3:10:37 PM permalink
Quote: Avincow

Is it true that if you are high rolling high enough that casinos will just send girls to your room (like in owning mahowny), or is that just another Hollywood lie?

For me they only send the cleaning lady. They always keep the door open, so they're not interested. I'm sure for some it's done though because at some point, it's an acceptable risk when the money is right.
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MrV
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December 5th, 2014 at 3:15:13 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Did you then take it back?



Who you callin' an Indian giver?

*oh yeah, I gave to an Indian*
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beachbumbabs
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December 5th, 2014 at 5:49:08 PM permalink
My main host gets a gift of some sort every time I see him. In return, I get comped WAY above my level of play. At least, if their computer offers are indicative of my level, he goes way beyond that with the level of RFB he sets up. I don't see it as a quid pro quo, though, it's more like a continuing thank you for his personalized service and making things break in my favor.

For your host, large scarves (of the right kind) would be a good choice because scarves are completely in fashion right now; it needs to be either an infinity scarf (sewn ends together for looping around the neck) or at least 6 foot long (if she's short) to 8 ft (if she's tall). A print or design that picks up the color of her eyes would be ideal. If it's less than 20-30 dollars, a 2-3" pin of an animal (probably not an elephant, cow, or pig; birds, lions, giraffes, dogs, cats) with or without crystals for 10-15 dollars would complete the gift. Macy's, Ross, TJMaxx, numerous other department stores would have both.

If she's not the type of woman to wear scarves, a good bottle of wine (at store prices, not restaurant) or a cordial could work; Sambuca, Bailey's, Cointreau. But that kind of thing's all around her so it's ok but not great as a gift.
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sc15
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December 5th, 2014 at 7:44:30 PM permalink
Why don't you buy the scarf at the casino's gift shop, and ask for a comp for it.

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