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What kind of comps are we talking? I always got confused by this strategy. If we're talking rooms, you can get a decent room in a casino on the strip for like $70/night, making it not worth dropping four figures on the tables.
What kind of comps do you usually get?
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
when I was making good money I'd take 1000-2000 depending on the month I had commission wise and spend about 25 bucks a spin at the roulette wheel. If you play well and for a long time you end up with comps. I'd get weekday rooms and free meals and show tickets.
5 bucks on the same 5 numbers 16 19 32 33 and 27 occasionally I'd play 8 and 10 if my luck was bad or real good. I never left with less money than I came with. Hit 19 once with 50 bucks on it at 35 x 1 thats a nice little pay day.
Pic Sigs are for losers.
you get the room for 2 nights, meal vouchers usually around 50 or so dollars worth and a pair of tickets to a show. Its not about losing the money, If you buy in for a lot and then just slow play for hours thats what builds your comp. I'd buy in for 1000 but really intended on playing 300. Then after a while I'd leave the table cash out and then buy back in at another table for whatever I had left. I guess I abused the system but at the tables you get get comps on length of play and what you buy in for or if you get on an insane hot streak they will give you one on the spot so you can lose it back.
Speaking of comps, Borgata has been *awesome* with comps lately, especially since Revel opened. I've been to Borgata three times since December, have stayed about five nights total, and have less than two hours total of table game play. The rest is all poker. Check out my Borgata Rewards page. Water Club is no charge for any night (including weekends) too. I don't think most people realize how easy it is to get comped rooms up there nowadays.
This post was edited by UMTerp 21 months ago
true story. I one big once but broke even just about every other time. Guess I was lucky at the time.
FYI, this isn't true. They base comps on average bet and time played, not your buy-in amount.
really how do they track your avg bet at the roulette wheel? I was going off of how the guy at harrahs explained it to me.
This post was edited by jgdomino 21 months ago
A pit boss just glances at you occasionally - I don't think it's an exact science. I'm sure a bigger buy-in amount can't *hurt*, especially since they're pretty much guessing at your average bet, but it's not how they track comps in theory.
Do you play poker professionally or on the side for extra cash?
Dont you play pretty high stakes poker around 10-20? I would be playing 1-2 NL or 2-5 NL most of the time which I *think* is a lot lower than you, how do they track comps for poker? Limits and time played? I've been thinking about going up to AC more frequently just by myself to play some cards, i miss online poker so much.
I play 40/80 LHE mostly. I'll play 20/40 if there's no 40 game running, 80/160 if there's a good game, or *maybe* 5/10 NLHE if I'm tilted, though like 95% of my play at Borgata is LHE - I get my fill of NLHE at Charles Town when I go there occasionally, and I don't like it that much.
I believe they base their offers for poker players primarily by comp dollars earned (40/80 is $3/hour, not sure what 1/2 or 2/5 is.) Though I've also heard rumors of a "secret formula" where they'll take into account how far away you live from the casino and other things like that. No idea if that's true or not.
I'm honestly not sure why my offers are so good - a typical trip for me might be 1 night in a room, and 20 hours of poker. I'd pay 40 * $8/half hour = $320 to sit, get back $60 of that in comps, and get a free room out of it. They can't be making much money. Though I guess it's better for them than an empty hotel room. Maybe they figure they break even off me, and I'm essentially a prop for the weekend. Who knows.
Yeah, you get paid by the hour. Harrah's Philly(lol rebrand from Harrah's Chester) gives a bonus free buffet at 4 hours too. Del Park and Chester are plenty fine for 1/2 games. No need to go to AC.
I believe him. I have won at roulette for three straight years until my streak broke on Fathers Day. I played single digits on the roulette wheel and it didn't come up for like 20 straight spins. Un-freaking-believable. At least I started a new streak on Wednesday.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by kool 21 months ago
i definitely do not bet enough, I only get offers for free nights sun-weds
i normally limit myself to $300 a day/night unless i get drunk and start chasing lost money
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
That's always a fun flight back from Vegas.
Low roller craps player (min most of the time) , low-mid blackjack ($100-$500, tilted I go for broke. Biggest loss $7500 @ ctown, biggest win $9500 @ Borgata.
Im the only white guy at the Pai Gow poker table
That's the best part!
Pai Gow is my table game of choice too - after our (now infrequent) home games, the losers always try to press back to even via pai gow. I've definitely played late night pai gow hands approaching four figures vs. my buddies...
Maybe this thread should be how much are you willing to drop gambling in Vegas over a weekend.
Ideally $500 but realistically $2000.
Pai Gow is pretty much the only table game I play. I literally set my hand in about 2 seconds and then watch all the other players finger and play with and slow roll their cards, makes me laugh.... Also I never ever play the pai gow bonus. My best bonus hand ever was a royal once so I feellike I am ahead of the bonus game by skipping it.
I never thought about playing Pai Gow, but based on this thread I may have to check it out and use it to get a few hours of free booze on my next Vegas trip, in addition to the mandatory hours at the Blackjack tables.
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