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Lovecomps
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September 5th, 2018 at 1:41:51 PM permalink
Here's an offshoot of the other poll, asking if you''ve ever gambled to much at some point.

Have you ever gambled, over gambled, or done things (rat holing chips, or playing in near offsetting craps with a friend, for example), just for the sake of getting more, or better comps? Fess up ::-)
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TigerWu
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September 5th, 2018 at 2:02:47 PM permalink
I guess so? I mean, I don't really gamble unless I'm being rated. Might as well build up some comp points while I'm losing money.
TomG
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September 5th, 2018 at 7:02:53 PM permalink
The vast majority who play casino games will play for whatever comps are available. The most common exceptions being those who play so little they don't even know about the comp system, or it would be too trivial to care about (enough points for 47-cents off at the coffee shot). Don't think that is the type of person who would be at wizardofvegas. The rare exception would be the ZenKing situation, where someone values anonymity above whatever comps they could get.

No one ever plays casino games with the exclusive intention of getting comps -- the value of the comp is always added to the value of playing the game to decide if it is worth it.
billryan
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September 5th, 2018 at 7:34:03 PM permalink
Valentine's Weekend, early 2000s.
I'm playing slots at the El Cortez and having an unbelievable day. I'm up over $1,000 after several big hits on nickel games. I check and I'm 128 points shy of the 2500 needed for a box of candy. An hour later, I'm $300 lighter but the proud owner of a Whitman sampler. Twenty minutes later, I enter the Golden Gate , where the days promo is the same box of chocolates, after $50 coin in.
darkoz
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September 5th, 2018 at 7:55:16 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Valentine's Weekend, early 2000s.
I'm playing slots at the El Cortez and having an unbelievable day. I'm up over $1,000 after several big hits on nickel games. I check and I'm 128 points shy of the 2500 needed for a box of candy. An hour later, I'm $300 lighter but the proud owner of a Whitman sampler. Twenty minutes later, I enter the Golden Gate , where the days promo is the same box of chocolates, after $50 coin in.



One casino had an offer. For every 100 points earned you got a $50 gift card. The sign said you can keep earning for more than one

I earned 3600 points only to find out there was teeny tiny small print at the bottom that said limited to 6 per player
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djatc
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September 5th, 2018 at 10:35:45 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

One casino had an offer. For every 100 points earned you got a $50 gift card. The sign said you can keep earning for more than one

I earned 3600 points only to find out there was teeny tiny small print at the bottom that said limited to 6 per player



was it strictly macy's gift cards
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darkoz
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September 5th, 2018 at 11:01:38 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

was it strictly macy's gift cards



No I wouldn't have played for those. I am not a Macys guy

It was awhile ago but i believe it was gas cards. I dont drive but I can always use them when convincing friends to drive me somewhere far away
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DRich
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September 6th, 2018 at 6:54:21 AM permalink
Quote: TomG



No one ever plays casino games with the exclusive intention of getting comps -- the value of the comp is always added to the value of playing the game to decide if it is worth it.



I do. I don't enjoy gambling anymore so most of my gambling is for an advantage play. I consider comps an advantage play. I play $50,000 in a day on both my card and my wifes card just for the benefits from Caesars. I won't play another dollar other than free play given to me for the rest of the year. My expected loss is around $500 and I get about ten to fifteen times that in comps and free play.
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WatchMeWin
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September 6th, 2018 at 1:32:44 PM permalink
I dont play for comps, I play to win and will gladly buy my own food. However, when I play at casinos that have something to offer me that I enjoy, then I get rated and will take whatever they are giving me based upon my play and past relationships.

I have another question for the board.... Do you factor in comps value that you are given into you person win/loss valuation. Ive had this discussion with friends in the past and they like to factor in all the comps given to them on a trip vs what they loss in order to get their overall win/loss for the trip. I personally dont do that as I feel they are rationalizing. What do the APs do in their valuations?
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WatchMeWin
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September 6th, 2018 at 1:34:37 PM permalink
I dont play for comps, I play to win and will gladly buy my own food. However, when I play at casinos that have something to offer me that I enjoy, then I get rated and will take whatever they are giving me based upon my play and past relationships.

I have another question for the board.... Do you factor in comps value that you are given into you person win/loss valuation. Ive had this discussion with friends in the past and they like to factor in all the comps given to them on a trip vs what they loss in order to get their overall win/loss for the trip. I personally dont do that as I feel they are rationalizing. What do the APs do in their valuations?

btw... im not talking about match play or free play, etc... as that equates into real money. Im talking about rooms , food, shows, etc.
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'

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