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The message instructed me to be sure I'd included a name, email address, subject line, and message. I included all of these things but ran into the same dead end. Unless the matter is very private for some reason, please discuss here.
I'll first mention that this is not a subject that would see any need to communicate via email. I do play rather high stakes, too high for most of Reno, but from what I've heard from others you can get comped pretty well for light green action. It should be sufficient for room and meals. Cal-Nev is a low roller joint and will probably comp you well. At Harrahs and Circus you can use points that you've earned anywhere in the country, and soon you'll be able to do the same at Hilton. At JA's Nugget you have bankable comp points and can use your players card like a credit card, just present it to the cashier when you eat, etc.
As has been discussed on bj21 for some time, the best comps are always what you get through the mail. The best way to get lots of mail is to register for a card at as many places as possible and splash some money around there. Within a couple of months you'll be getting enough in the mail that you can set up your hotel rooms in advance through coupons you get in the mail. Then you just ask for meal comps from the pit when you have a bad downflux.
Something isn't working right in the system. I clicked on his email address and a space appeared where I could email him from bj21. When I hit send a message came up that said I had to have your name, your e-mail address, subject and a message. I had all of these fields filled. I tried a few times.
But if I give out my identity to all these places, will I be in trouble if I'm barred by one of the casinos? I am a serious player and I give my longevity a very, very high concern. Right now I play $25 minimum and average about $50. I guess in several years I'll play $100 minimum. If the comps are too low, I don't want to risk my identity.
You are going to get barred eventually unless you are a losing player. If they bar you under your real name then you just come back a year later with a new name, or play anonymously at that point. You simply cannot afford to pay the expenses unless you are playing for fun. I play anonymously only for quick hit and run sessions at places that have already tossed me out three or four times.
Great discussion, DD & TJ. I've come to the conclusion that the benefits of getting the players cards outweighs the ID risk if you play intelligently. It is a balancing act though, as you say. If I have a big session at a smaller casino, I might play anonymously during my next session there. One question: What do you think is the most skillfull approach to inquire about comps?
when you are losing. You will get them most quickly after you've dumped several hundred to a few thousand. Also, when the host stops by and gives you a card along with the line, "let me know if you need anything". Speak up at once. If you already have a room booked but may need one for later in the week, tell him. If you already have tonights dinner taken care of but could use a dinner comp for tomorrow, speak up now. For rooms the safest thing is just take the offers that come in the mail. Forget "comp city" and the idea of playing weak games to earn comps or grinding out hours to earn them. Splash money in lots of places, ask for meal comps when you lose, and exploit your mail offers to the fullest.
I play a lot in Tunica and comps there are easy. I never have a problem getting rooms or meals comped...
I ask whenever I need a comp, win or lose, and always get them. Matter of fact, one time I asked a Pit Boss if I played long enough to get something to eat and his reply was "You sit down at the table and you qualify for a meal comp"!
When winning you generally need to have put in the hours to earn what you are comped. The expert comp hustler is trying to beat the system. When you have a substantial downward flux you can often get good comps for significantly less time at the table.
Well, I can honestly say that my last 6 trips, 5 to Tunica and one to Vegas has me ahead. My wife accompanies me and we both are overall ahead...I tell you, I never have trouble with comps in Tunica...I mainly play at Hollywood, Horseshoe and Sheraton...
Things will vary everywhere. If people didn't have trouble in some places this thread would not be taking place. I don't think I know of anyone who has ever paid for a meal or hotel room in Tunica. I haven't played there in over a year and I have coupons for free Tunica rooms, meals, and cash coupons all over my desk.