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    comp points for slot play - how does this compare?

    I have only earned comp points at three places, Indian Casinos in Oregon, the Atlantis in Reno, and CET properties in Vegas. Comp points earned at Indian Casinos are terrible. I am happy if I get a free buffet out of 8 t0 10 hours of play.

    Don't really remember how it worked at CET properties, but I did not seem to earn a lot, although I typically would have less play through there compared to Reno and Indian Casinos since there is much more to do than gamble.

    At the Atlantis, I am very happy with the points I receive. According to their records, I usually run around $ 700 an hour in play through. For a few hours this trip, I was maximum betting at 2.50 and 5.00 a spin on Monday morning, and it was a 4x comp points day. The end result was I ended up with more than $400.00 of comp points to use.

    Here are my questions:

    How does that seem to compare with other points you have earned at other properties? Do most casinos do 2x, 3X and 4x days? At the Atlantis, you cannot convert the comp points to free play, must be used for rooms, meals, gift shop, or spa, hair salon. Is that normal?

    What I like about this is that, given I am normally comped for three nights when I go to the Atlantis, and I can use comp points for all my meals and misc. spending, and I drive, it is for all practical purposes, a free trip. If I can keep my slot losses under $ 1,000, it is about the same as a four day vacation to a nice hotel would cost.

    I would love to hear how some of you very experienced slot fanatics would rate the points I get at Atlantis.

    thanks

    Scoutdog

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    Native American casinos always seem to comp a lot more than all the rest. I used to get $25 a day at Seneca and as much as $80 at another one. These days Im lucky to get $5 around here at state controlled casinos and usually just $1 or $2. There are some people at the NA places with four figure balances they can't possibly use because you normally can't convert to free play. The vast difference makes me wonder exactly where the difference is and if it's more than just taxes and more of a cornered market. The NA places used to be even better but I think they quit when they found out most of their customers were taking less elsewhere.
    The difference 1/2% makes means the "must hit" $45/$50 would have been won by the guy playing from $40 to $45 with the extra 1/2%.

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    I started only use my card at the Choctaw NA casino when I'm playing 1-5 dollar slots and when I know I'm going to be giving a lot of play as an experiment to see what I'd get. Before I would get 5 bucks twice a week. Now it's 5 every week at Broken Bow and Idabel lol. Not very much of an increase. The play I gave them was mostly 6 dollar max bet from a two dollar machine and one credit 5 dollar machines for HOURS so I cycle quite a bit. Neither casino has a hotel but they gave me a reduced rate of 50 bucks at the best western. When I go to Grant to their casino I use my card every time and take maybe 300 br. Well I play about the same time but pennies and get Sun-Thur rooms and 20 fp a week and ten dollar food credit. I just don't see the difference. I would think the casino with less to offer (no hotel) would give better free play or a food credit or something. It's ten bucks per point an the amount of points you have to have for each tier is ridiculous.

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    I have enjoyed Boyd. Rewards points seem to come quick and they always have multiplier days. I have grown to favor other properties over them though so I won't be playing there anymore. CET seems to take a little longer for me but I wasn't giving them as much play either. I will be seeing what they have to offer this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady luck View Post
    I have enjoyed Boyd. Rewards points seem to come quick and they always have multiplier days. I have grown to favor other properties over them though so I won't be playing there anymore. CET seems to take a little longer for me but I wasn't giving them as much play either. I will be seeing what they have to offer this year.
    I don't know if Boyd are the same state to state, but I find it to be the opposite at Blue Chip in Indiana. I find the points to be slow, their value to be next to nothing, and the only thing they are good for is food (you get 2:1 for food, but 1:2 for free play). And every 1000 points are $1.
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    I think Atlantis has some of the best comps in Reno. we don't gamble there often, but when we do it "seems" like we rack up the points pretty quickly. In reno it is VERY common to have 2X to 10X point days. For example, tomorrow is a 7X comp day at Peppermill. that is not bad.

    we really like the point system at Rail city, in Sparks, because you get BOTH free play and food comps. For every $2k through the machine you get $7.50 in gambling comps and $7.50 in food comps. May not seem all that great, but when they have a 5X day, then $2K through a machine gets you $35 in both food and gambling. That is about $70. If you play the 9/5 JOB video poker you can make out ahead.

    We do get some Atlantis "free play" every quarter. Usually about $15 to $20 a month. (Which is why we usually go there monthly)
    That is over and above their normal comp system. Not sure if that is because they have us as a "local address" or not.
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    Hi scoutdog, $400 in earned comps for your trip sounds really good to me! As you know I too have a boatload of comps from Atlantis... part of that was due to a birthday offer but I think hitting Atlantis on those multiplier days really pays off

    Congrats to you and I hope you find something good to splurge on

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    Best way to compare is how much coin in it takes to get you $5 and go from there.

    Some casinos give you $5 for every $2500 coin-in, some for every $2000, one of my locals even does it for every $1000.

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