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Table games for comps

Discussion in 'Comps - General Comp Discussion' started by abefrohman, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. abefrohman

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    Which Vegas casinos seem to appreciate table games players? I'm mostly talking about blackjack and craps. I have noticed that I don't get much in comps on the strip for 200-300 a hand unless I take a big loss like 10k or more. I just want to concentrate my action where I get a little something back for the effort.
     
  2. VegasMonkey

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    Iat the end of the day, it's all about theo. At 200-300 a hand on blackjack, you probably have to play 3-4 hours per day to get your room comped at Aria. I think your best bet is probably at CET properties.
     
  3. bayoubengal

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    Nicer the place the more it will take. How important is a nice room? Comps at Aria and Bellagio will be tougher than say Luxor, Treasure Island, etc.
     
  4. ted_nancy

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    Before I started playing VP, I was a low black chip blackjack player and the comps actually seemed about the same regardless of property. I always got free rooms and a little FP or RC at V/P, Cosmo and Aria, but dropping down to PH, Mirage or Caesars didn't get me anything more. Everyone obviously has different priorities, but even if Harrahs or Luxor doubled the FP or gave a little extra in backend comps, I still wouldn't have stayed there. If I'm betting $200 a hand, I can afford to pay for a nice meal if I want one (and a $5 slice at Secret Pizza or Five50 would be better than some of the "nice" restaurants at Caesars anyway).
     
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  5. golfer

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    Table players get screwed on comps. Single persons get screwed on income tax. Table players usually don't make the casino as much money however, and there are casino expenses involved. Payroll as an example is greater for the table games than it is for a slot floor.

    The real reason I replied to this thread was ted_nancy's observation about a $5 slice of pizza, versus what is considered "nice" restaurants in Las Vegas, not just at CP. I am continually stunned that people delude themselves that just becuase a restaurant has a name, and/or is expensive, it is good. I live in Iowa. Fly over country, not known to be a cultural mecca, especially among the coastal elitists. I can get Kobe beef here. I can get world class seafood here. I can get A5 Wagyu here. Make no mistake, there are good restaurants Las Vegas, but make no mistake, they are horribly overpriced. And finally, make no mistake, there are places that have both a a name and price tag that are not good. Repeat, not good.

    Which somewhat goes back to the original point of this thread. Which is to say, as a table game player find a casino and a room level you like, play at your own comfort level, and if you need to pay for food, just go ahead and pay for it without succumbing to the Las Vegas hustle of overpriced, marginal restaurants, and the unfair game of trying to get things comped. As much as it is a given one never wins at gambling, it is even more a given that one never wins at the comp game.

    Personally, I'm at the point I pay for rooms upfront, and the host ever knows I'm coming until I'm there. I'm at the point in y life where I don't own anyone anything, and I don't want to feel like I owe a host something.
     
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  6. LandryBalla9

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    200-300 a hand at blackjack should get you rooms anywhere at CET, I say this because I play $50-100 a hand and get comps to most all properties (or at least I did until this year for whatever reason). As VM and others said, Mlife takes considerably more. I guess it depends on where you like playing but I prefer CET because I don't really care where I stay as long as it's comped since the reality is I'm going to gamble the same regardless.

    If you're playing a game with a better house advantage, you'll be better off.

    What exactly are you looking for? Charge the meals you want to the room and at the end, if you don't already have one, a host will likely take off some charges as long as they're not exorbitant.
     
  7. scottndindy

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    As a fellow table game player I used to be an Mlife guy and switched to CET. I found that at CET I had a couple of things going for me. The big one was that I could change casinos and comps weren't affected. I was a Mirage guy for a while and I would go play at another Mlife property and would get no comps for that play. I generally have been playing around the 300/hand range lately (I was playing up to the 500-700 range for a bit and losses got a little too high for my comfort) and I find that all my food gets taken care of and I get a small suite. For me thats perfect. I feel like I get a bit more respect playing at a lower level casino than playing at a nicer casino where they couldn't care less about my play.
     
  8. golfer

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    I agree CET and Treasure Island on the strip, and Golden Nugget downtown. Based entirely on my play which consists of baccarat and craps. I just received an upfront offer from Paris, and I've never really played CET casinos. I'm guessing Paris is mid to lower tier strip. Not sure. Treasure Island starts some games in their high limit room at $50.00. I believe both blackjack and baccarat.
     
  9. scottndindy

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    Treasure Island high limit: BJ can generally be found for $25. Baccarat is available for $25 for mini bac. You can request to play midi and they will raise limit to $100. Cheapest midi bac is across the street at Harrahs where it is $50. The one downside with Harrahs is you have to pay commission each hand rather than them marking it up.
     
  10. golfer

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    Super Bowl weekend they were playing midi in the HL room at TI, $50.00. I asked, and the pit boss told me that table is always open for midi at $50.00.
     
  11. scottndindy

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    I haven't played over there for probably 6 months or so. Good to know there is another cheaper midi option on the strip.
     
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