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Old 02-14-2009, 03:28 AM
 
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Last month I was comped a free 3 night stay at the Bellagio. Now they're sending me 3 more free nights and 2 nights at the Mandalay Bay.

Thing is I'm not a big gambler. I have a players card with them but have used it very little.

It was the first time I've stayed at the Bellagio and being free made it even nicer.

I wonder if any one else here has gotten comped at those casinos or any other casino despite not being a huge gambler.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:31 AM
 
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When they have capacity, it doesn't cost them much for a room. They give you a room, you WILL gamble at least a little and probably spend some money at the restaurants and maybe a show.

I got a deal for Wynn the other day for a $100 room and $100 in slot credits....$20 more for Encore. It was tempting.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Since tourism is down big time, they see it as a way to lure more tourists back by giving away free nights. Then you all spend money gambling and kind of make up for it.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Any fine print? I had a wynn offer a few months back and in tiny print, it based the rates on amount of play to get them
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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You do have to read the phyne print....but generally speaking, most preperties are going very deep into the customer bas to attract customers whos play usually would not warrant a comp.....theory being, that a small gambler is still a gambler......
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Want to sell me your 3 nights at Mandalay ? lol
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Want to sell me your 3 nights at Mandalay ? lol
they are usually not transferrable to anyone except the player.....

they like PROVEN loosers
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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There was no stipulation for playing a certain amount. It was really free.

Oh and I didn't gamble either as I stayed with my girlfriend and she doesn't gamble.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Any fine print? I had a wynn offer a few months back and in tiny print, it based the rates on amount of play to get them
I didn't read for any fine print. But it was a limited number of days over the few weeks starting, literally, the day after I got it in the mail. Last night was one of the nights, though, so there was at least one weekend night in the deal.

I'd have to look again to see if there was any fine print. Point being, it wasn't truly a comped room. The room was $100 ($120 for Encore). But they threw in $100 in slot credits. So if slots were you're thing, you basically get a free room for playing $100. I don't know, perhaps they excluded video poker from being able to redeem credits. Because, in theory, you play the $100 in video poker and then cash out with probably $80-$90, making the room a real steal. However, like I said, most likely you'll play some other games and almost certainly eat there and buy a few drinks at the bar.

They don't lose money on these deals. But from a return on the room perspective, they make much lower profits. All else equal, that rate is a $200-$300 below what they've charged in the past, plus the $100 slot credits they wouldn't just give anyone. So, all else equal, that's $300-$400 less they make off a guest.
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