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Back in the day (2008-11) What was the most the casino gave you

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Tellafriend, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Tellafriend

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    I had several trips where MB gave me $10k in Macy's cards. Once the B gave me $16k in promos but they were in part for fast pay (RIP), discount, and my offer. Probably the most was when Aria was failing early I got a $10k shopping spree at Crystals and $6k in promo chips.

    Damn, much like Packer's post last night, it makes me want to shed a tear for the good ole days.

    Things have changed a lot, and they are quickly making me rethink my number of trips and amount of risk I am willing to accept. Maybe time for more blue water...
     
  2. geoff

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    You also have to to remember Vegas was pretty desperate back then, even Wynn gave 2 free nights to anyone with an Amex platinum card.
     
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    13k promos at the Beau.

    But hell I got 5k promos and a Skyloft with hardly any play.
     
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    Tellafriend, when you and I first started communicating because we shared the same host at the B, there was a private charter jet every Friday out of our local regional airport that MGM leased. 16 seats, and we had permanant reservations for every Friday. Returns were Sunday afternoon. I think at one point we went like 16 weekends in a row. There were no stipulations, you just had to be the first to sign up (hence the permanant reservation). That and consistent promo chips around $5-$6k every weekend, and those were the days. Mr. B actually took really good care of me. I stayed in some of the higher end rooms at the B that are usually unobtainable (can't remember the name of the room, Shifter might remember) and never a peep about how much RFB came to. I actually learned all about comps, promos, freebies etc from EB following him from TI - mirage - B. Those were the days. Never heard a thing about how much you gambled, didn't gamble, etc. He would say outright that he knows that some trips are just for relaxing and taking it easy. Try getting a host to say that nowadays, lol
     
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    Had never gambled at the Venetian/Palazzo and got an offer in 2009 for 3 nights and $7500 in promo chips, as well as Gold status for a year. My name was slightly misspelled on the mailer and I was worried they wouldn't honor the offer but there were no issues. I turned those promo chips into $8k or so playing BJ, walked across the bridge to the Wynn where I lost it all and more and for some reason have never gambled again at the V/P. For some reason I never received any further offers from them.
     
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    No doubt those were the days; and they aren't coming back.
     
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    Still my favorite room on the strip.
     
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    Guys keep the faith. We could always go into another global recession!
     
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    What's going on in casinos right now reminds me of what loyalty programs with the airlines are doing. Stripping away perks, eliminating upgrades, etc. I was a UA Platinum for years until I just stopped getting upgrades 95% of the time and they let credit card members board at the same time as me.

    I will say this, at LEAST the casinos were always based on spend and not on something silly like number of night's stayed.

    But even as a low, low-roller when I first started (poker room only) we got way better offers than we do now. Even free rooms and some decent free-play offers. I haven't seen the offers that will come from my last three trips yet, where I gambled more in the casino proper playing VP, BJ and 3-card with increasing, but still small, compared to y'all, bankrolls, but I'll be surprised if they even match what we used to get when I was playing poker and my wife was just wasting time on penny slots between spa and shopping trips.

    As is usual for me, I hopped to the comp casino game just as it's turning to shit.

    Oh well, I'll still go to Vegas because I love the damn city, they know this, which is why they can do it I guess.
     
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