darkoz
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April 8th, 2019 at 9:03:39 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

I've never had one of these conversations last more than 10 seconds.

Are you RDW?

Yes.

Cool, I'm Host! You need anything?

Nope, I'm easy.

OK, let me know if that changes.


I suppose if I was playing with 50 cards and I was currently "carol" or something, it'd be worse to see the host coming.



Yes its happened to me and on female cards

Generally I find the hosts are pretty dumb in my personal experience.

Remember they are coming out because you are giving them some immense coin-in. What are they gonna say, "we dont want your money now?" Usually I just say that my GF just went to get some food and left her card in." Hosts dont bother to wait for them to return
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Sandybestdog
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April 8th, 2019 at 9:43:39 AM permalink
Quote: WalterW

Thanks.
I think what we really want to figure out is how to avoid being approached by a host while betting a lot?
We want to meet a host when we want to, we don't like surprises.

I have hosts come up to me all the time. At first it startles me a little because as a recovering table games player I am always a little scared when someone in a casino comes up from behind calling my name. Unless you are doing something shady I wouldnít think there is much to worry about. I think theyíre pretty clueless when it comes to anything involving gambling. All they care about is here is my card and do you want to come to the upcoming slot tournament. They may be familiar with card pulling so I would be careful with that.

I have yet to figure out exactly what hosts do. They seem to just want to have you book your room through them because iím assuming they get paid on your action if they book it rather than you calling the generic phone number.
Zcore13
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April 8th, 2019 at 10:32:55 AM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog



I have yet to figure out exactly what hosts do. They seem to just want to have you book your room through them because iím assuming they get paid on your action if they book it rather than you calling the generic phone number.



That's what they do for small players. They are much more involved with large players. Setting up flights, entertainment, dinners and other services.


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AZDuffman
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April 8th, 2019 at 12:17:01 PM permalink
Quote: WalterW

Thanks.
I think what we really want to figure out is how to avoid being approached by a host while betting a lot?
We want to meet a host when we want to, we don't like surprises.



Consider asking to meet one when it is good for you. Be polite, but tell them "don't call me, I'll call you." They should respect that, maybe tell them you think hosts are bad luck at the slots, that you like to concentrate, whatever.

I met a few hosts when I was doing casino secret shopping a few years back. I will ditto that they are not that bright. Maybe a better way to say it is they try not to look smarter than the players. I played the part of Mickey the Mope when I approached them, and the script I was supposed to use made you play that part. I would just hit the PC desk and ask if they have a "do not call" option.

If you are not using a PC then you are out of luck there.
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April 8th, 2019 at 12:20:11 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Iím surprised the host position even still exists at most casinos, seems mostly pointless and of little value to the casino in the big data era.



I am inclined to say the reverse. Big data means you need to mine that data. Keep the player from going across the street. Find out what makes them tick. Maybe they like dinner, maybe a show. All the free shows in the world will not get me to show up, but the dinner would. Some other person may be just the opposite. Only the human touch can find this out for sure.
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smurgerburger
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April 8th, 2019 at 6:38:01 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Consider asking to meet one when it is good for you. Be polite, but tell them "don't call me, I'll call you." They should respect that, maybe tell them you think hosts are bad luck at the slots, that you like to concentrate, whatever.

I met a few hosts when I was doing casino secret shopping a few years back. I will ditto that they are not that bright. Maybe a better way to say it is they try not to look smarter than the players. I played the part of Mickey the Mope when I approached them, and the script I was supposed to use made you play that part. I would just hit the PC desk and ask if they have a "do not call" option.

If you are not using a PC then you are out of luck there.




So there's a "do not call" flag meaning do not come and approach me out of the blue? Or just do not call me on my phone? The former is a nice little tip if true.
Sandybestdog
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April 8th, 2019 at 8:13:13 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

That's what they do for small players. They are much more involved with large players. Setting up flights, entertainment, dinners and other services.


ZCore13

I guess Iím still a small player. Thatís ok, since Iím usually gambling by myself none of that matters to me. I did call my host last year and she set up a comped dinner at the steak house on motherís day for my mom.
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April 9th, 2019 at 1:03:29 AM permalink
Quote: WalterW

Thanks.
I think what we really want to figure out is how to avoid being approached by a host while betting a lot?
We want to meet a host when we want to, we don't like surprises.

ROFLMAO.
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AZDuffman
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:50:38 AM permalink
Quote: smurgerburger

So there's a "do not call" flag meaning do not come and approach me out of the blue? Or just do not call me on my phone? The former is a nice little tip if true.



I am not quite saying there is a "flag." What I am thinking is if you do not want to be bothered and you can tell the right person at the PC desk ( i.e.: a supervisor, not the college coed giving people new PC cards) and say polite but firm, "Hey, I do not want your hosts bothering me while I play, can you put a note saying 'don't call me, I'll call you" or the like.

Most modern Contact Management Software should have a "free notes" section where they can note this, though you may have to do it each visit.
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darkoz
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:59:01 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I am not quite saying there is a "flag." What I am thinking is if you do not want to be bothered and you can tell the right person at the PC desk ( i.e.: a supervisor, not the college coed giving people new PC cards) and say polite but firm, "Hey, I do not want your hosts bothering me while I play, can you put a note saying 'don't call me, I'll call you" or the like.

Most modern Contact Management Software should have a "free notes" section where they can note this, though you may have to do it each visit.



That sounds like a great way to get yourself flagged.

Probably as suspicious as saying "please dont give me any freeplay offers"
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