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What casino department pays for comps?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by bigalbr, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. bigalbr

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    Jul 16, 2016
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    Trips to Vegas:
    A poker room manager on 2+2 said that the poker room paid for all of it's comps at full price. For every free drink that you ordered, the poker room was charged whatever the bar the drink came from charged a walkup customer. This was a local casino, so rooms weren't really a major thing. Pretty much just drinks.

    So my question is if you have a suite with RFB, is the full retail value of that charged to the casino? I understand the actual cost of these comps is much less than retail, but that's a nice way to move profits out of the casino to the other departments if that's managements preference.
  2. shifter

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    Feb 1, 2016
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    everything has a comp value and that's what is charged.

    rooms/suites have a pre-determined comp value, which is different from any retail rates. sometimes it's more, oftentimes it's much less.

    F&B, show tickets, etc is charged to the casino at the full retail price of whatever is consumed.

    even things like sending the jet to pick up a whale is charged back to the casino at whatever price they've setup.

    the only thing that doesn't seem to be charged directly (at least at MGM) is limo service.
  3. Tibs

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    May 16, 2016
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    Trips to Vegas:
    And while I know for a fact shifter posts the truth because after finally talking to a host, I'll add to his facts about the mysterious casino rate (You can always ask the host).

    The first time I talked to a host the room I was in was much more casino rate than I was paying to stay there. F&B and Resort Fees went before the room. The room required $700 a hand for 4 hours of theo which isn't my level. I always figured it was the rate you booked at. They removed some nights and took the most expensive ones I paid. Everything was explained very clearly and advise given.

    Fast forward to staying in slightly lesser room but still nice, same betting, same theo and funny enough the same cost per night as a penthouse was a few weeks earlier. Fully comped.

    I'll pick that category from now on.

    If you're wanting to get the most and you're not at the six figure level, cheapest room you can stand is best way to get more food and stuff.
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