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I'm choosing a new loyalty program; Any reason not to go with Station?

I'm choosing a new loyalty program; Any reason not to go with Station?

Old Mar 12, 12, 1:44 pm
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I'm choosing a new loyalty program; Any reason not to go with Station?

Hi all,

I'm working on choosing a new loyalty program and it looks like Station will be the winner. Here's what I'm looking at:

1) Full-pay VP is a must. I'm willing to accept lower points/$ for that play.

2) At least a year before points expire, preferably extendable through credit card or other activity (Station is yes for the former, don't know latter.).

3) Several casinos, with at least one nice property (Red Rock, GVR for Station).

4) Accessibility with or without a car (Station has a van from the airport and Fashion Show Mall).

I can't think of any other casinos/brands that meet these criteria, but I'm happy to listen to other views.

Mike
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Old Mar 12, 12, 9:55 pm
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If you are only looking at loyalty programs for Vegas casinos, then I suppose Station casinos is a decent choice, though Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch are the only two places worth visiting in their brand.

If you can settle with just one casino choice in Vegas, I'd opt for M Resort. It has a free shuttle service to/from the airport and Fashion Show Mall. It has full pay VP on some machines, depending on denomination. I have never had my points expire there.

But, it is presently the only Penn Gaming owned casino in Vegas, though the company owns numerous other casinos across the country.
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Old Mar 13, 12, 7:39 am
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Forgot about M. I'll have to take a look at Penn's programs. Of course, at my level of play, none of these promos are that great, so I take what I can get.

Funny Penn story:

I had a meeting with a rival casino's CEO many moons ago. This company competes with Penn in many of its markets and was frustrated by Penn's frequent promotions.

He told us, "Penn is offering promos on Saturday nights. Saturday nights! We could put out an abacus on Saturday nights and people would bet on it."

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Old Mar 13, 12, 7:05 pm
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Great story, so true!

I like M Resort for its great rooms, good VP, good Blackjack, and of course those seemingly unlimited promos. I have a whole closet full of M shirts, polos, etc.
And, M does offer multiple gaming promos, even on Saturdays!
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Old Mar 15, 12, 11:09 am
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I am a recent convert to Station.

Room and tournament offers have been great.

Red Rock is a first-rate property......GVR is second place.

I am staying at Palace Station next month......never been there before.....I assume it's a step down from GVR
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Old Mar 16, 12, 8:43 am
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Thanks all, I'll report back.

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Old Mar 30, 12, 3:13 am
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Station and M are great if you play slots and VP. If you play table games you will get 0 points, but you can get comps if you ask for them. But you will have no idea where you stand. South Point is the same, but a little looser on the comps, and there are more dining and entertainment options there.
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Old Mar 30, 12, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by yojimbo View Post
I am a recent convert to Station.

Room and tournament offers have been great.

Red Rock is a first-rate property......GVR is second place.

I am staying at Palace Station next month......never been there before.....I assume it's a step down from GVR
I have stayed at Palace Station numerous times. You may already know that 1. They have the friendliest employees. Everyone will greet you. 2. Upgrade to the Tower. 3. If you get invited for a tournament, check in/out at the VIP desk and avoid the lines. Its not a showplace, but I appreciate that make even low rollers like me feel special.
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Old Mar 31, 12, 4:59 pm
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Be sure and check out the Broiler (steakhouse) at Palace. Also they have a 24H oyster bar with a 24H linguini-with-clams special.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by mbstone View Post
Be sure and check out the Broiler (steakhouse) at Palace. Also they have a 24H oyster bar with a 24H linguini-with-clams special.
I've heard great things about the Oyster Bar, but every time I pass by, there is a long line of people waiting to eat there.....so I've never tried it.

I guess I'll have to try it at an off hour.
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