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AxelWolf
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November 10th, 2019 at 12:08:48 PM permalink
I say spend the time you're wasting looking for and playing for free food and comped rooms, checking in checking out moving around etc, and use that time to find good plays where you can actually make a decent living.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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SOOPOO
November 10th, 2019 at 12:28:09 PM permalink
I would imagine finding more "normal" living arrangements would be ideal. This sounds awful.
TomG
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November 10th, 2019 at 1:14:04 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

It would take a lot of time and energy to keep track of and plan all the offers. You have to check in and travel. There is a significant cost just driving to places like Laughlin. You're going to have to do all this while doing things like handling your mail via a P.O. box and constantly packing. Not only paying for but traveling to laundromats and sitting around with your thumb up your butt while the machines run. To save, what, $600/mo?



It wouldn't necessarily be hauling off to Laughlin because they have a "free" room for two nights and machine that is worth $5 per hour. It would more like driving to Laughlin, because they have a room available and they have a beach and I can check out what games they have and maybe find something good. I do have a Prius, so that helps. And whenever I do burnout, I can just stop doing it

Mail is something I hadn't given enough thought to. Aren't most casino offers now coming electronically in addition to mailings? Maybe I could just do it this way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hox-ni8geIw
FleaStiff
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November 10th, 2019 at 2:14:28 PM permalink
Mail services and mail forwarding would be important.

Look for fluffnfold or valet stuff.
Lovecomps
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November 10th, 2019 at 3:04:03 PM permalink
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You could do it on cruise ships for sure. Last minute deals are killer. I was going to go to Disneyvworld once when I was visiting my son in Georgia. We checked for cruises the next day. $140 for 3 nights, which includes unlimited food and room.

I've since done the same thing in California. I've heard retired people do it as their primary residence. It's cheaper than rent/electricity/water/food, etc. And you get to travel.


ZCore13



It can be done, and people do it, but it's more expensive than you think. You need to pay for the room, which you can get on the cheap with last minute deals. You also have to pay the daily government fees, etc. The food is free, as is the pool and other amenities, but gambling, booze, and excursions have to be paid for.

There's a man who's known as Super Mario who has lived on Royal Carribbean for over 6000 days. He's on YouTube and says that it costs about 100K a year.
The best things in life are not free.
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November 10th, 2019 at 3:28:00 PM permalink
Maybe I missed it, but WHY do you want to do this? To prove you can do it? I like traveling and staying in a hotel but after a week or so I want to be back in my own bed. I don't want to eat out every day for months.
Is it to AP and try and save money up to eventually find a stable living arrangement?

As far as living on those big cruise ships..... NO THANKS! Give me a week.....
PokerGrinder
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November 10th, 2019 at 4:20:46 PM permalink
I comp hopped for 9 weeks back in late 2013 with my diamond card and comps from the Venetian. I didnít pay for a room or resort fees once. It sucked having to move every 3 days (Venetian) or 5 days (caesars properties). I disliked it so much that I just got a condo for $565 a month because it was nice to be able to stay in one place, unpack and go grocery shopping. I could have continued to comp hop for probably at least one more month but the $565 a month was more than worth the things I just listed.
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TomG
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November 10th, 2019 at 5:03:37 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Maybe I missed it, but WHY do you want to do this? To prove you can do it? I like traveling and staying in a hotel but after a week or so I want to be back in my own bed. I don't want to eat out every day for months.
Is it to AP and try and save money up to eventually find a stable living arrangement?

As far as living on those big cruise ships..... NO THANKS! Give me a week.....



Quote: PokerGrinder

I comp hopped for 9 weeks back in late 2013 with my diamond card and comps from the Venetian. I didnít pay for a room or resort fees once. It sucked having to move every 3 days (Venetian) or 5 days (caesars properties). I disliked it so much that I just got a condo for $565 a month because it was nice to be able to stay in one place, unpack and go grocery shopping. I could have continued to comp hop for probably at least one more month but the $565 a month was more than worth the things I just listed.



The Why is definitely an important question.

PG reminds me of about 10 years ago doing a month long road trip where I was in and out of hotels, sleeping in the car, crashing on a few couches. Had a great time. Now I can replace that 1,000 miles of driving every week with time at the pool, the gym, the library. It could approximate very closely the lifestyle I would have with a cheap studio anyway. So instead of Why? I'm asking myself Why Not? Only answer I can come up with is to try it until I have a good reason for Why Not. Then I stop doing it.

When I travel and stay in hotel rooms, I usually prefer grocery stores to restaurants, so can still do that even without a house or apartment
Rigondeaux
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November 10th, 2019 at 5:15:00 PM permalink
I think a lot of little things add up. Even if you never pay for parking, the time and hassle of using a giant lot every day.

Stuck in a hotel, you need asperin or a coffee and just say screw it and pay up. It's a 10 minute walk each way.

You get a huge comped meal. The leftovers should make 2 more meals but you don't have a fridge.

You want to sleep in but check out is 11am.

On the other hand, no cleaning or house work.
DRich
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November 10th, 2019 at 6:04:00 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux



You want to sleep in but check out is 11am.



You young people astound me. I don't think I have slept past 6am in many years. Of course, I am usually in bed by 9:30pm.
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