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When are Comps not Comps ?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Hugo Hackenbush, Jul 3, 2016.

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  1. Hugo Hackenbush

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    I was reading a thread on a different site earlier about up-front comps and the possibility of a host taking away the comp on check out if you didn't play enough or spend enough as the host had expected.
    It was a little confusing to read so I thought I'd ask the folks here...

    On my next trip I have free room at The Freemont downtown. No problems there....

    Last year I didn't stay but I played some at The Golden Nugget. Since then they've been calling and a host sent me a letter to contact her.
    I called and she said she could give me 4 nights free and $125 food credit per day. I accepted the offer and gave her my dates.
    She said I would get a confirmation e-mail about 10 days before my trip...
    I'm not one for jumping through hoops. I don't like strings attached. She didn't mention anything about conditions of play for my next trip/

    In the thread that I was reading earlier on the other site, people talked that offers of rooms and food may now be "CONDITIONAL" meaning that you must give them a set $$ figure spent and of time. I want to play, but not have anything MANDATORY hanging over my head.! Is this conditional upfront stuff for real ? Should I just ask the host if this is conditional? Or if I don't play according to their liking will I get billed at check out?
    Thank You.
     
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    don't believe everything you read on other sites, especially about comps.

    most people don't have any idea what they're talking about and most of those that do have migrated over here.

    you will not be back-charged for upfront comps, period.

    a host may offer conditional comps, but that will be explicit that you will need to play to some certain level to get them taken care of.
     
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    Once again well put and staight to the point shifter,not that my opinion matters,but while i glance at the other board and i shake my head at there answers to questions you just cant comprehend,why would you even ask a question on another board when you can just come here and get a answer that is not a quess or a opinion,and no censorship if you disagree with another poster,so this is the commen sense board.
     
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    Thanks Shifter, I appreciate it.
     
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    I posted similar in a new thread because I was hoping for numerous opinions on the topic. I do appreciate your input, but I've googled this question and have read various responses so I thought I'd ask here with so many veterans. No harm meant.

    If every thread had a person give one definitive answer and that was the end of it, there wouldn't be many opinions or different stories expressed. Sorry to show anxiety on the subject. I was only trying to get educated by numerous inputs. thank you..
     
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    Thankfully, at this board there are very few hard rules. But I think most would agree that the better way to accomplish your goal is to "bump" your initial thread. Simply add a new reply asking if others have thoughts. That will put it back in the "new posts" list for people, and you are just as likely (if not more likely) to get additional feedback than starting a new thread with same/similar title. Starting duplicate threads just makes the board more cluttered.

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    I have upfront offers with Cosmo and CET, well those are the only ones I've ever used by the way. I've never given Cosmo a reason to not honor my offer.

    I have low-played CET several, ok, many trips in a row, and my offers are reducing now (as expected), but they've never been rescinded. There were a few stories a year or two ago about people showing up for CET offers and them (CET) rescinding them. But that was only a handful, and it was on check-in. I haven't heard of that since. I'm also not sure what caused it.

    If you are booking an offer/promo, you are probably safe. If your host if offering you something separately that you aren't sure you really qualify for, ask what play would normally cover it if it'll make you feel better, but you can probably get pretty close to calculating needed theo on your own. I can't imagine it being an issue though unless you have little to no history and played or had theo way above your normal and you don't expect to be anywhere near that high again. Even then, as Shifter said, upfront offers are usually solid.

    Are you planning on no-playing, or really low-playing? If not, I wouldn't worry about it. : )
     
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    Some casinos send out mailers advertising something like "get rated for 4 hours of table play, get a free room" or something like that. I get several a month from Reno casinos and I am sure some Vegas ones do that too. That could be what they are talking about. If they said free room and $125 a day, then thats what you get. Gamble as you see fit, have fun, and don't worry
     
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    I recently took an offer at golden nugget casino Las Vegas like you from a host there.... Two nights in a suite with 250 per day food credit. I ended up charging around 550 to the room in food so owed them around $50. I ended up losing around 5K on the first day there in about a couple hours so I stopped my play there for the trip. Before checkout I texted with the host and asked if he could clear my charges he said should not be a problem. I finally checked that my credit card bill the other day and I had a charge of $282 with a $100 refund which still puts me at a charge of $182. I texted my host again and he said it will be taken care of, so as of now, I'm still waiting on my credit back....I also booked a room there at the end of the month with the same deal 3 nights/ $250/day food credit....
     
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    Thank you for your reply. This is what I mean with differing experiences of people who were given upfront comps and then had problems later on concerning the comps. What was the reason they gave for charging you the $182......?

    I called the host yesterday and asked her to send the upfront comp offer to me in writing (e-mail) and she said that is not their policy and that the "check in people" at the deak there would have the info when I check in.

    I plan to play there, I just don't want the pressure of HAVING TO PLAY and I want to play maybe at differing amounts depending on how I'm doing.
    I'm not into hassles and i'm thinking of not accepting the offer...
    I've , like many people, paid my dues and now just want less stress and some enjoyment.
     

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