MrPapagiorgio
MrPapagiorgio
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November 18th, 2009 at 1:57:46 PM permalink
At several casinos now, especially The M and Red Rock, I've noticed that the comps that I have available vary depending on whom I ask. Specifically, every time I have called up a host on the phone and asked about my comps, I have been given a very low number, and often told that I do not have any available. However, when I have asked in the pit (both right after play as well as after being turned down by a host), I've typically been given a much more favorible response. One specific example is when, earlier this week, I was playing BJ at the M for about an hour or two, with hand values ranging from $25 to $400. At the end of my play I asked about my comps, and the pit boss told me I could get two dinner buffets. I did not need them then and there, but the next day when I called up the host to have the comps sent over to the buffet ahead of my arrival, and I was told that I had no comps, and that I was over-comped. I then went back to the pit, spoke to another pit boss, and was given the dinner comps that I was promised earlier. I noticed a similar trend at several casinos. I have also noticed you get the best comps when you ask for them then and there right after your play. I'm not going to bother calling hosts anymore, as they have been stingy every time. Anyone else notice this trend?
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Wizard
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November 24th, 2009 at 8:40:36 PM permalink
I agree with you. Your odds are a lot better when the play is hot, rather than making a cold request over the phone, or to somebody you donít know at all. Even under the same conditions, some hosts are more generous than others. I tend to have better results with younger hosts. There doesn't seem to be correlation by gender.
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FleaStiff
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November 25th, 2009 at 4:21:01 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I tend to have better results with younger hosts.

Perhaps the younger hosts are more willing to be generous since their generosity is an investment in your gambling future. I don't know if host compensation or career advancement depends upon them developing a following or not but such an arrangement would tend to make the younger hosts more inclined to be generous.
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November 25th, 2009 at 6:23:01 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I don't know if host compensation or career advancement depends upon them developing a following or not but such an arrangement would tend to make the younger hosts more inclined to be generous.



It is my understanding that hosts are compensated according to a formula based how much their players play and how much they give out in comps. So they are conflicted themselves about giving out comps. It costs them, but the comps can engender future play. There is a delicate balance to strike, and not all hosts will strike it in the same place. Perhaps one of the dealers who post here can tell me if I'm mistaken.
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