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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...
     
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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.
     
  3. GlenBaccarat79

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    $5k to $10k shopping and $5k to $8k promo chips without a sweat.
     
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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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    I played a few times at the V/P. Had a host there that was way up the food-chain. He knew me from another property. I called him on his personal cell and he told me he was at the V. It was between New Years and Asian New Year's. He told me, "Glen you don't want to come here buddy, everyone straight looses". I found that to be honest but of course I wanted to go. He set us up with a nice 2 bedroom upper floor suite and some promo. I think I wired $40k and brought $20k pocket money. Drove down there. Checked in and played. Yep, straight loss. Mind boggling. Insult to injury, went to settle the bill on the checkout at the host office. He was not around of course. Another host looks at the account and reads me the riot act, good play but not enough hours. Hey Jack, I straight lost, WTF. After a while I had to pay a couple or a few hundred dollars. The place leaves a lot to be desired. What ever happened to developing players?? Stopped in another time when staying at PH that kind of became our base hang out for a number of years. Again, lost. Something about the place, IDK, but the few I also asked, no one wins there.
     

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