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Discussion in 'Comps' started by TriggerMN, Jul 20, 2016.

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  1. TriggerMN

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    Oftentimes I see TR's where people have hundreds of dollars worth of free play. Sometimes they even swing through a competing casino and pick more up there. Are you getting free play offers simply based on your play, or are you also using reward points? For instance, I usually have a balance of about 30-40k reward points at CET. My wife and I choose to use these points towards shows and meals, but I could cash them in for free play.

    In addition, I fully admit that I'm a low roller in the grand scheme of things. My last 4-day trip I probably had about $30k coin in over the course of those four days, but usual trips have me rolling through 50-75% of that. My best offers give me only $40 in free play. Is there anything I am missing out on or not doing right to maximize my free play offers?
     
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    cashing in points earned isn't really considered FP. Mlife calls that "point play" and it's different for CET also.

    real FP comes attached to an offer or given by a host. it's based on past play.
     
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    The ratio of reward credits to free play dollars at CET isn't very good for lower tiers. Even for 7 Stars, it isn't 1:1.
    There is more value in using your reward credits for restaurants.

    $30000 coin in on slots at CET is 6k TC (3k in theo). Was your trip really 4 days or did you generate a gaming day on your departure day? If you actually had 5 gaming days, your ADT is 600. I would think at that ADT, your freeplay offers would be much bigger than $50.
     
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    As shifter said, free play normally comes with an offer to get you in the casino, not from using reward credits
     
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    Good point, I did play on getaway day, so 5 days. This was last month, so perhaps the offers just haven't caught up yet. My average ADT per trip is probably about 200, 4-5 trips per year. Never have seen an offer more than $50 from CET.
     
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    For $200 ADT, $50 may be about right. If your playing VP as part of your coin in, the theo you generate is even worse. It takes at least 3 months for offers to catch up.
     
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    My guess is the OP is running most of that 30k through VP. Big Difference. 30K coin in on slots is roughly the equivalent of 200-300k on VP. If you're running 30k coin in on slots, and the best FP you're getting is $50, then you're getting ripped off, especially if your room is at a CET joint...
     
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    When I say FP it's offers based on play. I usually don't mention point play in my TR I don't think. I usually accrue several hundred a trip at cosmo I cash/play near the end.
     
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    Actually almost 0% of it is VP. Most of it is HL slots at $10-$15 a pull.
     
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    Don't feel bad Trigger, as a table player, I get $0 FP from CET or MLife in LV.

    From my local in AC I'll get a $125 direct bet from Caesars, a $10 direct bet from Bally's, and a $70 direct bet from Harrahs.

    The Borgata will give me $100 in match play.

    And finally Mohegan Sun will give me a $500 direct bet once a quarter.
     

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