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CardDolphin
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October 3rd, 2018 at 7:00:44 AM permalink
How do you account for things like free buffets or free trips or other things that you can't necessarily transfer or sell?
billryan
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October 3rd, 2018 at 9:56:25 AM permalink
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How do you account for things like free buffets or free trips or other things that you can't necessarily transfer or sell?



Common sense accounting. You decide what it is worth to you and go from there.
Some people will look at two free nites in AC as a small windfall/ small vacation. Others won't even read the invite.
If you were planning on crossing the street for a $5 value meal, but were given a buffet worth $16.99, you saved the price of a Value meal.
gamerfreak
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October 3rd, 2018 at 10:19:46 AM permalink
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How do you account for things like free buffets or free trips or other things that you can't necessarily transfer or sell?


There’s not really a standard answer. It depends on what is being offered, the casino and their comp system, and the goals of the individual player.

A lot pro players will not even swipe their card for free parking out of fear that it will trigger something that negatively effects their average daily theoretical within the casino system.

Same thing with free nights or food. If it affects ADT it’s often not worth it if the player is relying on income from future offers.
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October 3rd, 2018 at 5:41:48 PM permalink
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One spring break, we were doing the pizza hut lunch buffet as our one a day meal, until we discovered a magazine with a coupon for 50 cent Nathan's hot dogs. A dollar saved at lunch was another dollar to be spent on beer.

You admit to drinking beer? I guess that disqualifies you from being on the Supreme Court.
CardDolphin
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October 3rd, 2018 at 11:20:43 PM permalink
How could swiping and their card for free parking negatively affect their ADT?
BTLWI
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October 4th, 2018 at 2:10:42 AM permalink
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How could swiping and their card for free parking negatively affect their ADT?




"We gave this guy $300 in free parking last month and he only lost $200. Take away his offers!".

Which side is crazier, the gambler who thinks that or casino management who thinks that.
gamerfreak
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October 4th, 2018 at 6:15:57 AM permalink
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How could swiping and their card for free parking negatively affect their ADT?


AP’s will often park at different casino from where they are playing.

If you swipe your card for parking, it can trigger a “day” in some casino’s comp system, and then if you don’t put in any play, it can ding your daily average.

Same if you go to get a comp’d meal, swipe your card at a kiosk, etc.
CardDolphin
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October 4th, 2018 at 7:48:20 AM permalink
But what if u do put in play, then is it ok to take the free parking?
RogerKint
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October 4th, 2018 at 8:19:22 AM permalink
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But what if u do put in play, then is it ok to take the free parking?



Oh F*ck yeah. We video poker pros free-park our lambos so hard when we put in play.

One time, I forgot my strategy card in my free-parked lambo and so my host had to go get it for me. I got bored waiting for that dumb trick and so i played Wolf Run cause I didn't want to make an error on VP due to not having my strategy card.
100% risk of ruin
FinsRule
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October 4th, 2018 at 9:48:41 AM permalink
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Oh F*ck yeah. We video poker pros free-park our lambos so hard when we put in play.

One time, I forgot my strategy card in my free-parked lambo and so my host had to go get it for me. I got bored waiting for that dumb trick and so i played Wolf Run cause I didn't want to make an error on VP due to not having my strategy card.



People here can be real snarky. I try not to be.

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