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How to find the casino slot host

August 10th, 2015 prrichar1 Posted in Slot Cards No Comments »

How to find the casino slot hostAll Casinos have several ways to find the casino slot host and you really just need to know a little about their function to know which way is the best regarding how to find the casino slot host. The most obvious one is the slot card office that every casino has. They often call it the winners circle, or the slot card host or some other name. It is often near the cashier’s cage and sometimes it is even the same group of people.

They handle the day to day slot host requests such as free slot play, coupon awards etc. You can also talk to them on the phone by asking for the casino slot host. There are at least two other interfaces for those people who spend a little more money in the casino. They will actually have an office and you can usually walk in and ask for their help if you qualify.

How to find the Casino Slot Host

The first tier or lower tier is for people who qualify for a slot host but are not considered whales. They spend a lot of money and they qualify for free rooms, meals and entertainment.

You can meet the slot host in their office which is a semi-private place just off the main casino floor. If the office is not staffed 24/7, there will be a phone that you can use to be connected to a slot host or to have one paged to come and meet you.

The next level is a very plush area, usually off the casino floor, for VIP’s often set up with small snacks, drinks and comfortable couches and chairs to relax in while you wait for your personal casino host.

This host will make arrangements of all kinds for you again based on your play. They will provide upgraded free rooms, VIP seating in restaurants and shows and perhaps even transportation.

Finally there are the whales, the truly big spenders at the casino. Anything they want is offered and the host might even be assigned to them 24/7 while they are in town. Very few people qualify for this level.

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How to find a good slot host

July 21st, 2015 prrichar1 Posted in Slot Cards No Comments »

good slot hostWhat are the attributes of a good slot host and how do you find one that delivers the services that you are looking for? Most people are so excited to find out that they have a slot host. They forget the fact that to qualify for a slot host, they may have spent thousands of dollars in the casino. Bottom line the only way to get a slot host is to play a lot. That means time and money are spent in the casino. If you don’t do these things your not going to qualify for a slot host. Or all of the comp’s that go with it. Assuming that you have qualified and have been assigned a slot host, how do you know when you have a good one?

How to find a Good Slot Host

The answer is pretty simple. If you do not like the first one, then try another or ask for a different host to be assigned. You will need some good reasons so that no one loses face in the discussion. The St Louis River casinos has an Asian slot host team. For example the cater to the visiting Asian customers and anyone else that prefers someone from that culture.

Aside from language and culture, you may also want someone with similar interests or age group. These criteria are all about bonding and nothing to do with discrimination. If your host cannot discuss sports and does not know anything about them, then what are the chances they are going to score tickets for you to a local sports activity. Same thing with entertainment etc. Older people like to bond with someone their own age. Finally if personalities click then you may feel that you have a better chance to receiving the comp’s that you enjoy. A host who is a stickler for following the rules may not be the best choice for you.

If you feel that you qualify for a host, visit the VIP casino slot office and meet with a host. Find out what is needed to be assigned a host and if you qualify. You may have already qualified or about to. They may be able to provide you with some comp’s such as free meals, free tickets and rooms as well as transportation. You do not know until you ask!!!

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Best Casino Bonuses

December 21st, 2012 ernie Posted in Slot Cards 1 Comment »

Best Casino Bonuses This topic of Best Casino Bonuses
was inspired by an online question we read recently. Basically a player was wondering if you had $1000 to play with, would you be better off from a casino bonus or comp perspective playing a nickel machine or a dollar machine. The answer that was given was a simple answer in our opinion and basically indicated that the casino might give better comp’s to the dollar player vs. the nickel player. This answer was based on the fact that if the dollar player plays for a few extra minutes he or she will go through more money than the nickel player and the casino could benefit more as a result. All things being equal as the expression goes, this statement would probably be true. However there are a lot more variables to consider than just this one aspect. Let’s explore a few of these.

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There are other factors and we will go through each of these factors that determine how much you might be comp’d based on a fixed amount of play.

How Much You Bet Each Press of the Slot Button

Every machine has a maximum bet and a minimum bet. I have seen some dollar machines as high as $10 per press of the button and some nickel machines as high as $5 if you play all lines to the maximum allowed. Some people believe they can play longer if they play the minimum and others feel that they might lose out on a major win if they do. Bottom line is that you can still earn the same number of slot points, regardless of how long it takes you.

How Much or how Often You Win

Some slot machines pay a lot of small jackpots. Most players just keep playing until they win a large jackpot or until their money is gone. I once play blackjack for 3.5 hours. I started with a $20 bill and walked away with $15.00. Although I did not win any money, in fact I lost $5, I was comp’d for over $200 in food that trip because I played so long. I won a lot of small stuff which kept me going for that length of time.

How Fast You Play

Some people play at a sedate pace, while others play as fast as they can. If they both win the same amount they are going to gain the same number of slot points. However to the slot host, the faster player has a betting rate that is a lot higher and will attract more attention as far as comp’s are concerned.

How Many Different Machines You Play

Do you try different machines all of the time and do you make sure your slot card is always inserted.  If so this is a good thing, since you are getting all of the points that you should. But many people routinely forget their slot cards and miss out on points that they would have otherwise gained. Make sure that this is not you.

Payout Rates of Machines

Not all slot machines have the same payout. They seem to definitely go in cycles and some are just plain set higher to attract attention and gain interest particularly with new machines being introduced to the players. Playing a losing machine for a long time is just not going to cut it as far as points and wins are concerned.

Special Points Days

Some casinos will have days during the week where they know that business is regularly slow. They will have bonus days were you can gain 2 times or sometimes even 3 times points. On these days the players can gain a lot more points towards their slot comp’s than other days. It can be definitely worth your while to play on these days. In many casinos these points add up towards free meals in restaurants that you can deduct right off your card at the cashier to pay for your meal without having to charge it to your room.

How Well You Know the Slot Host

Get to know your slot host especially if you go to the casino often. They cannot always help you with comp’s since it does depend on your play, however they sometimes can bend the rules a bit to get you tickets for a show that is sold out or reservations at a restaurant that is already full. It never hurts to ask them for help. They will be glad to help if they can.

Other Variables beyond Your Control

There are lots of things that occur during travel and trips. Sometimes knowing the slot host, having a slot card or just grabbing a quick meal can really make a difference in your trip. If you are a high roller, there is lots of comp’s and ways for a slot host to assist. We cannot name them all here since they are as varied as the number of people that go to the casino.

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Harrahs Slot Cards Updated

January 30th, 2011 ernie Posted in Slot Cards 1 Comment »

Harrahs Slot CardsSlot players, you will love the Horseshoe casino in Tunica! You can now order your drinks at the slot machine by touch screen using your Harrahs Slot Cards! All you do is activate the little screen on the slot machine that normally shows your casino points to show the drink menu and then order the drink you want. The casino waitress shows up five minutes later with your drink! Don’t forget to tip the waitress, this is how they make their living. The casino pays them very little and also limits their hours so tips are really important.

The RoadHouse Casino is also part of the Harrahs chain and they have implemented the same feature. We were in this casino early in the morning and there was really no one there except us and the employees and a few people playing at the tables. There is usually only one waitress at this time of day serving drinks. You can wait a long time for a coffee or something stronger at this time of day. We used the new screens to order our drinks and she was there with our drinks in less than 5 minutes. This is a great service.

We cannot wait to go to some of the other Harrahs casinos to see if they have implemented this feature to other locations as well.

Harrahs Slot Cards – Order Your Drinks

It is really great in the mornings when there are not many waitresses on the casino floor. Just order , the bar makes the drink, and the waitress picks it up for delivery! No more waiting to flag a waitress or playing at a machine just to be near the bar to get a drink! Order whatever you want – water, coffee, beer, wine, mixed drinks, and special drinks such as Irish coffee’s and liquors.

Needless to say we used this new service at the Horseshoe and also at the Road House Casino.

Call Slot Attendants

If you are having trouble with your slot machine you can call a slot service attendant the same way. They usually arrive within five minutes. Harrahs casino resorts is really leading the casino competition with this new service.

Slot Cards

In case you have not used a slot card, we cannot emphasize enough why you should always have a card when you are playing the slots. Some of the features of slot cards include:

  • Free meals
  • Free play
  • Point play
  • Meal and merchandise discounts
  • Free rooms
  • Free airport pickup ( High Rollers)
  • Free airline fees ( High Rollers )
  • Free gifts
  • Invitations to slot tournaments or table games tournaments
  • Free tax report( more on this later)

Frequent players can expect more while less frequent , or low denomination players will take longer to build up their comp’s. With all of these features everyone should have a slot card.

Express Comp’s

Harrahs has had this feature for some time, and MGM Grand hotels has just introduced this feature on their new MLife cards. Basically you build up comp credit on your card as you are playing slots. These comps can be used to purchase meals in any of the restaurants associated with the hotel your card is associated with.

All you need to do is present your card to the cashier at the restaurant you are dining in and they will deduct the amount of the bill from your comp’s. You do not need to see your slot host and you do not need to line up either. This convenience is another reason why slot cards are a must-have.

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MGM Grands New Slot Card – MLife

January 21st, 2011 ernie Posted in Slot Cards 2 Comments »

MGM Grands New Slot Card MLifeMGM Grand has changed their slot card from MGM Mirage to “MLife” over the past few months. They have also updated features as well. We assembled some of the new features for MGM Grands New Slot Card MLife as described to us by a slot host at the Gold Strike in Tunica, MS.

This is the new slot card from the MGM Grand group, renamed and now called MLife. It still has all of the casinos that are part of the group listed on the back of the slot card. Several new casinos have been added and at least one removed. Treasure Island was sold and is now called TI. It is no longer part of the MGM grand group. MGM has so many properties and each of them have their own 1-800 number so they all have to be listed individually. Makes it tough to read for some of us who need better glasses. There are a total of 12 properties now listed on the slot card and your new MLife slot card can be used at each one of them!

MGM Grands New Slot Card MLife – Express Comp’s

MGM has added “Express Comps” to the screen readout. These Comps are used at the restaurants to pay for your meals. MLife  Comps cannot be used for merchandise. Use these express comp’s at any of the MGM properties all over the US and also at one property in Canada. This is also a great convenience which their competitors have had for some time. Watch our next post for an article about a competitors improvements to their casino slot cards. To find out more about slot cards in general, click here.

This saves a lot of time. Before you had to go and talk to the slot host to see if they would comp you for a meal. Now you go straight to the cashier at the restaurant and hand them your slot card. Now the cashier will deduct your meal from the express comp’s balance on your account. You can even use these express comp’s to pay for your hotel bill at the end of your stay.

Slot Hosts

Of course slot patrons should also talk to their host before checking out. There may be additional meal Comps they might have coming to them. It never hurts to ask. We have had several nights and meals written off amounting to several hundred dollars. It is the same as winning a small jackpot!

Also many people either are uncomfortable about doing this or cannot be bothered. One couple we know do not even bother to get a slot card. As a result pay top dollar for their rooms and all of their meals. They never get comp’d for anything. Of course they are forgoing thousands of dollars sometimes in lost comp’ds.

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