Over the last five years, I have seen more and more articles about how Las Vegas is rarely giving comps anymore. Through my own experiences in Vegas, I have to agree that this is true. The casinos have learned that they do not have to bend over backwards for the average gambler. The easiest way now to get comps is to be a high roller of record. There are still comps to be had for the average Joe or Jane, you just have to look for them.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to walk into a casino with a briefcase of money handcuffed to your arm to get freebees. You just have to know how to get them. There are a few standard practices that you must follow to get noticed.
The first practice is to make sure that you sign up for the casino’s player’s card. You can not get a comp if you are not recognized by the casino. My wife and I have two cards on the same account at the different Vegas casinos that we go to. This way, her player points are added with mine.
The second trick that you must do is to make sure that the casino that you are staying at is your home base. Most of your meals should be at the casino where you are staying. Some of the shops at the casinos will also charge your purchases to your room if you request it. When you check out when your stay is done. Have the clerk at the desk check to see if you qualify for any comps from your player points. If you do, they will deduct the price from what you have charged to your room.
Most of your gambling should also be at the casino in which you are staying. This way you can rack up the points to be used for comps. You can also gamble at the properties that are connected to your player’s card. Almost all of the casinos in Vegas are part of one conglomerate or another. Take a look at the paperwork that came with your players club card to see what other casinos are part of the player’s club.
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Many of the casinos will rank your comps on an average per day of play system. An easy way to get higher comps is to do the bulk of your play during one or two days of your trip. This will give you a higher daily average. If you are going to take a thousand dollars to gamble with over a four day trip, you should gamble with the majority of it on one day with your player’s card. The rest, spread out amongst the other properties off of your players card.
You also have to keep in mind that there are comps that everyone gets. If you are playing at a machine, you automatically get your beverages free. At most casinos, you can also ask for a free basic sandwich or candy bar. At some of the casinos, you can get your cigarettes free, but this is dieing off. If you are playing $25 a hand on a table game, after an hour or two, you qualify for a free meal at on of the lower restaurants at the casino.
If you have played your cards right (full pun intended), when you check out, you should receive at least a small discount on your purchases. Over the next few months, you will receive mailings for reduced trips, or free points for the slot machines. Don’t forget, you are not just trying to get deals for this trip, you are also getting them for your next trip.