Las Vegas - Sports Book Comps
Dec 7, 11, 10:49 pm
For the last 2 years I put $160K into action (each year) during the first weekend of March Madness. Last year, even before I bet the $160K I got a suite, 2 more comped rooms and 8 casino rate rooms for my buddies at what I will call a lower end strip property, but still a mega resort. They also picked up $620 of my food bill for the weekend and reserved me a handful of seats at the sportsbook.
I want to move a little more upscale this year. Maybe Mandalay Bay, Caesars or The Venetian. Any thoughts if that kind of action will get me RFB and 10 or more rooms at casino rates?
I'd definitely stick with your current property as they clearly value your play - I'm surprised you got anywhere near those types of comps from any property remotely close to the Strip. Sports book play just does not get much if any comps.
If you're still looking for new places to go, avoid MGM properties as they just don't care. I've had multiple players tell me that MGM props won't consider comps - as in, not even a meal, much less RFB - for anything less than a lot of play at a minimum of 10k per game.
At CE properties I believe sportsbook is actually included under TR points, so sports bettors will automatically rack up comp value no different than slot players. Still, I doubt it'll be much more than something like $5 in comp value per 1k wagered.
Dec 10, 11, 7:26 pm
Avoid Venetian/Palazzo as they are leasing out their sportsbook space to Cantor Gaming now. All the HET properties will give you comps on your total rewards card at atrocious rate of every $1100 wagered gets $1 in comps. The Las Vegas Hilton (will change names to Las Vegas Hotel and Casino by the time you're there) gives the best comp rate in town at $1 in comps for every $220 wagered. The Wynn wont give you .... unless you are giving them casino action too.