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Another comp question - Independent Properties

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Another comp question - Independent Properties

I mentioned in a previous post I am staying at Tropicana (first time) May 26-29 - my fellow traveler's choice not mine. I was a frequent Vegas visitor until 4 years ago. I am not a comp chaser but do expect to be comped in the future for room, FP etc to offset some of my losses! Which properties are still independent? Tropicana, Cosmopolitan, Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn? Any others on the strip? I am interested in gambling at a property I wish to try on my next visit....any suggestions? The rate at the Trop was incredibly inexpensive so I am not interested in playing there exclusively to get this trip comped.

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Do you play slots or tables? Treasure Island or TI is another good independent.

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Wynn/Encore and Venetian/Palazzo aren't strictly independent since they're part of wider groups, although the other properties are not in Vegas. But I'm guessing by independent you mean not Mlife or CET.

So in addition to the ones you mentioned...

Treasure Island

Casino Royale

These aren't really main strip (or recommended) but if you want to venture a bit further north...

Stratosphere

Riviera

SLS (when it opens, so not for your trip)

So I'd go with TI, assuming you're wanting to play at the independents rather than avoid them.

Edited: 06 May 2014, 16:18
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I know it's nosey to ask, but it's impossible to steer you to the right casino without knowing more about your gambling habits: average bet... Coin in...games played etc.

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Yes...I avoid CET and MLife if possible! So many factors enter into our "habits"! I play slots; upcoming trip will budget 400/day......that seems middle of the road to me? I need to look at TI more closely!

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Thanks! That should be enough to get on Ti's radar . I play tables at somewhere between $25 and $75 per hand blackjack. TI will rate table players at $15 a hand, but will only give freebies out to $50+ per hand players at blackjack. For slots...where the house edge is high... It takes much less bankroll. $400 is still not a lot by Vegas standards. Would you consider a Boyd property?

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not familiar with Boyd properties? I do prefer strip locations but.....

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TI offers some pretty good comps.

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TI seems to be pretty generous.....Several years ago I spent an afternoon at the Venetian and played maybe 300 or 400 hundred.....couple weeks later got an offer for free nights in the mail plus FP and buffet.....I have always liked the Venetian...might check it out again.

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>Several years ago I spent an afternoon at the Venetian and played maybe 300 or 400 hundred.....couple weeks later got an offer for free nights in the mail plus FP and buffet

Those were the good old days. Back in Feb 2011 Sheldon Adelson said:

"We know that the subject of comps has played out all across Las Vegas, but we've taken a different position. We've essentially cut out all of our comps except the most highly rated players. No more are we packaging deals to try to be competitive with others. There's no more comp rooms given out . there's no more food and beverage, there's no shopping credits, there's no restaurant credits, there's no showroom credits. We're selling rooms and we see that it's resulting in a substantial increase in cash income."

There was quite a bit of chatter here and on other fora.

Edited: 07 May 2014, 16:11
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