bigboy
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September 24th, 2020 at 6:41:28 AM permalink
going on a trip in the next few days and just wanted to ask around if anyone knows how i can maximize my comps at the tables? maybe certain things that the pit is looking for out of a player to get those little extras?
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linksjunkie
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September 24th, 2020 at 7:39:25 AM permalink
Tip your dealers
Son you ainít paying attention Iím cutting you but you ainít bleeding - Foghorn Leghorn
racquet
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September 24th, 2020 at 8:08:27 AM permalink
Use a players card and make sure that your arrival is noted as soon as you can when you come to the table.

Up your bet when the floor wanders by.

Buy in for more than you expect to bet and rathole (pocket) some of those chips so that it looks like you lost more than you did (Example: Buy in for $300, pocket 4 greens ($100) and color up when you are through. Looks like you lost that $100). Always color up so that the floor can log your activity.

Never bring chips onto the table. Always buy in for cash and for an amount that requires a floor to watch. Additional buyins should also be large enough to get the floor to log it in.

Don't rathole black chips because black or higher chips are carefully counted and your attempt to inflate your losses will not work and draw attention. The pocketed black chip is "lost" and needs to be accounted for between floor and dealer.

You can cash in your ratholed chips all day long so you can wash a small amount of actual money through multiple sessions, getting currency back at the cage and bringing what looks like "new money" onto a table multiple times.

Talk to the floor. If he responds, engage him. It can't hurt.

Don't be an asshole, and don't be an annoying drunk.

Do all of these things and after several hours (or days) of play you will have earned enough points to buy yourself a soft drink or pretzel. Do not complain when the soft drink is flat and the pretzel is soft and stale. It's... "FREE!"
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September 24th, 2020 at 8:55:25 AM permalink
Quote: bigboy

going on a trip in the next few days and just wanted to ask around if anyone knows how i can maximize my comps at the tables? maybe certain things that the pit is looking for out of a player to get those little extras?



A lot of the good points are already covered.

But, the one I would add is never be afraid to just ask for exactly what you want while playing (if there is a specific comp you want, whether it be a voucher for a certain restaurant or whatever), if the floor is friendly and you are polite they have a lot of discretion (at some places) to give various things.

Never demand, but be polite, and if its slow don't be afraid to have conversations to build rapport. The worst they can do is say no or refer you to somebody else (who may say yes or no). If they say no, just keep playing and keep being polite and maybe after they see you are actually playing they may get it for you later after you logged so much play (now that they know what you want).

Some organic and nonintrusive ways of doing this, if you don't want to directly ask, "I may need to take a break to eat soon. any good places here?" (if you want a restaurant voucher).
"Ah I am out of cigarettes" (if you want a pack comped).
"Did you hear anything about show x tonight" (if you want tickets comped).
"Man its getting late but I really wish we could stay the night so we can keep playing" (hotel comp discount).
Basically, saying any of these are the same as directly asking as they generally know what you want at that point, which goes back to my original point never be afraid to directly ask.

If you want something extra just ask is my advice.
Lovecomps
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September 24th, 2020 at 2:44:52 PM permalink
Just ask for them.
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SanchoPanza
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September 24th, 2020 at 3:49:54 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

Use a players card and make sure that your arrival is noted as soon as you can when you come to the table.

Up your bet when the floor wanders by.

Buy in for more than you expect to bet and rathole (pocket) some of those chips so that it looks like you lost more than you did (Example: Buy in for $300, pocket 4 greens ($100) and color up when you are through. Looks like you lost that $100). Always color up so that the floor can log your activity.

Never bring chips onto the table. Always buy in for cash and for an amount that requires a floor to watch. Additional buyins should also be large enough to get the floor to log it in.

Don't rathole black chips because black or higher chips are carefully counted and your attempt to inflate your losses will not work and draw attention. The pocketed black chip is "lost" and needs to be accounted for between floor and dealer.

You can cash in your ratholed chips all day long so you can wash a small amount of actual money through multiple sessions, getting currency back at the cage and bringing what looks like "new money" onto a table multiple times.

Talk to the floor. If he responds, engage him. It can't hurt.

Don't be an asshole, and don't be an annoying drunk.

Do all of these things and after several hours (or days) of play you will have earned enough points to buy yourself a soft drink or pretzel. Do not complain when the soft drink is flat and the pretzel is soft and stale. It's... "FREE!"

Actually even in the case of the usually generous Station Casinos, it appears that they have stopped awarding Boarding Points for table games. More than a minor fact that has not really been announced or discussed. Along with doubling of certain longstanding table minimums.
Expectedvalue
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September 24th, 2020 at 4:19:28 PM permalink
Whatís stakes do you play mate? That would depend on what advice I could give you
bigboy
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September 24th, 2020 at 5:16:57 PM permalink
i usually play green chip action and then ill go to red chip if my luck is being sour
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MJGolf
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September 24th, 2020 at 7:07:11 PM permalink
One additional point, if you are starting at the beginning of a shoe (or even if not) but on initial buy in, which should be larger than the normal (doesn't mean you are risking it all), but make your first bet larger than your usual bet. The pit boss writes both your buy in amount AND your initial bet. These days especially, they don't have time to watch you for average bet and rely a lot on the initial and what the dealer might say was your average.

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