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M-Life - Am I doing somthing wrong?

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M-Life - Am I doing somthing wrong?

I joined M-Life 10 months ago, since then I've been on two seperate 3 day trips at MGM properties and booked through the M-Life website. I play only table games, ( BJ & Craps) my average bet is from $15 to $ 25, generally buy in for $300 - $500 and I play an average of 4-5 hrs a day, all at M-life casinos but not the same ones as I like to move around.

I always give my players card to the pit boss upon arrival at a new table, always tip the dealers, etc etc. I fully realize I am just a tiny fish their big pond but thought I would have recieved something in the way of comps by now but aside from the standard tier level room discounts on the website I haven't been offered squat.

Is it too early to complain? or am I doing somthing wrong?

milwaukee
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1. Re: M-Life - Am I doing somthing wrong?

they average comps based off of the last 3 visits. If going off 2 visits i would contact the mgm hotel you want to stay at directly and ask to speak to a host on duty and see what they can do for you for a upcoming stay.

Visalia, California
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2. Re: M-Life - Am I doing somthing wrong?

Not an expert on M-Life or their table games but I believe they don't rate you unless you're betting $25 a hand (so I have heard). I've also had a few pit bosses tell me $25 a hand is minimum for rating.

I don't know that I would particularly complain but you might email a host and ask them what's going on.

Visalia, California
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I can't edit my post to add this.. But this is just my personal opinion. Don't chase free rooms at any resort. If they aren't giving them to you or you aren't happy with how a particular casino is treating you gamble some place else.

I view free rooms and all of that as an added bonus. Nothing more. They are not worth what you lose in the casino.

Rancho Cucamonga
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Unless you played 10-12 hours non stop, at those $ amounts I don't know what you'd expect, but they expect $25 minimum (no odds) for 8 hours generally to get a nice offer. Harrahs is worse, they prefer slots (and the profits to go with them)

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When I played craps a lot I compared the rewards I got playing craps to what my wife got playing a similar amount in slots. All at M Life properties. And I followed all the tips from a MB VIP host about how to maximize my rewards. And I still got next to nothing while my wife cleaned up.

Winnipeg, Canada
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My husband plays slots, and is a low roller. He received comps from TI and MC, the hotels we stayed at last year. Both were for 2 comped weekday nights, with a $25(MC) and $50(TI) free play. Not much, but we took it!

Kenosha, WI
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In 10 trips since 2008, I have concentrated the majority of my blackjack play at mLife properties, and until this year, I had never received any room comp offers from mLife. As it has already been stated, most of the properties won't rate you under $25 per hand. While a lot of my play has been at $10 and $15, I have done a fair amount of play at $25+ per hand. My offers for comped rooms this year have been a total of four 2 night/$25 FP offers for NYNY I have already used 2 of them, with a third booked for next month.

Ironically enough, before these offers, I had only played blackjack at NYNY once back in 2011. It was at a $15 table, and I played for about an hour. I made a little over $300 during that session. Most of my mLife blackjack play as been at the Luxor, and even though I have stayed there 4 times, I have yet to receive any comped room offers from them. (And yes, I have called to check when preparing for some of my trips, and the best they have been able to do is offer me a reduced room rate.)

Bottom line......when you go to Vegas, determine what your gambling budget is, and STICK TO IT! If you happen to win some money in the process, good for you! If you happen to receive some room comp offers in the future, or even having some of your current room charges comped at the end of your stay, consider that icing on the cake. NEVER play with comps in mind. ALWAYS play to have fun, knowing that there is a high probability that you will lose your entire gambling budget. Coming home with even a fraction of your original gambling budget can be considered a WIN. When gambling ceases to be fun, it is time to move on to another hobby.

Mansfield, Texas
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Agree with above. Unless you are an average $25 hand table player, nobody will pay much attention. I rely on my wife and her slot play for all of our comp offers. She gets the free rooms, free food, free play, free concert offers, etc.

I get nada. Maybe a ten dollar match play here or there.

Dallas, Texas
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I know just what you mean. My pattern is exactly the same as yours, I faithfully present my card & often wager hundreds on a single hand depending on the cards, then back to the lowest 15 dollar limit for an hour, then back up at times. I actually far exceed wagering by my slot-playing companions, yet. . .

all I ever get id spam-e-mails with discount offers equivalent to an Expedia discount.

Very disappointing, for YEARS!

I go to Vegas several times a year.

The slot-people do much better I think, betting a penny at a time is oddly better rewarded than table games at $15 per hand. The odds of winning cash are far in our favor though by playing the way we do so I never complain.

but i AM constantly disappointed

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10. Re: M-Life - Am I doing somthing wrong?

I totally agree with Rhino....i would rather pay my 125 dollar a day room then have to play 500 to 1000 a day to try and get it for free....beer however is a different story....gamble 100 bucks to get a free drink seems like a bargain to me!!!!