How to get free comps in Las Vegas?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by acer, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. acer macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Any tips on how to get comps (rooms, meals, shows, etc) in Vegas without being a whale?
  2. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Live there. Locals get discounts on just about everything.

    I get 20% off buffets there with local ID.

    To certain dance clubs, women get in free, and locals get in free, with local ID. Men from out of state pay a huge cover charge.

    However, I don't really have to worry about rooms, and to be honest, most locals only go anywhere near the tourist trap to eat (see the aforementioned buffets).

  3. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    I'd suggest you ask Google this question. You'll get tons of answers from pros and sites that are set up specifically to promote comps. One thing I know you need to do first is sign up for a players card at each and every casino you go to. That's the foot in the door. You can even do it online for some casinos, before you go and save some time. That will get you started.

    Edit: Here's an informative site.
  4. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    This I wouldn't suggest doing.. well, at least not the "each and every casino". Some places are owned by a conglomerate.
    1. MGM-Mirage owns MGM Grand, Mirage, Bellagio, Treasure Island, Excalibur, NY NY, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay.
    2. Harrah's owns Harrah's, Caesar's Palace, the Rio, Paris, and Bally's.
    3. Coast Casinos owns Suncoast, Gold Coast, the former Barbary Coast, and the Orleans.
    4. Stations Casinos owns Texas Station, Boulder Station, Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Green Valley Ranch, and Redrock Station.
    The point here being that if you go to one and get a player's card, it will work at the other casinos that that conglomerate owns. Good case in point: I registered at the Rio 20 years ago. Not only is my card still valid, but works at ANY of Harrah's casinos; Harrah's Laughlin, Harrah's Reno, Harrah's New Orleans, Harrah's Omaha, Harrah's Atlantic City, etc.

    So If you know who owns what, just go to one, register there, and then take that card to any of the other casinos they own.

  5. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
    True. Not necessary at casinos that are owned by the same parent company. Left that out.
  6. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Spending and betting lots and lots of $$

    Seriously they give comps to the people that stay in the casinos and drop large amounts of money.
  8. djjclark macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Like mentioned get a players card. When playing card games ask what the minimum bet is to be tracked. BS with the pit boss and generally don't be a drunken ass. On machine games look at points per play and try to play high return games.
  9. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I spent a LOT of time in Vegas for work. Different places vary, but if you want to get comped a free dinner you should probably expect to play at least a few hours at $20-25 per bet. You can likely get a room after a few hours at $50-100 per bet.

    Wherever you go, make sure you ask the dealer or pit boss to rate you as you play - if they're not paying attention to how much you're betting and how long you play, it's hard to get comps at tables.
  10. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    As cool as that sounds, it adds up to ridiculous. "I spent 4 hours playing Pachinko at $25 a pop but now I get a $75 dinner free! My ass cheeks will be numb for a week and I'm $1600 down but the food is great. And free."
  11. DarthVader! macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2013
    Comps are a nice things for big spenders but I believe its a mistake to chase after for people who don't typically drop a lot of money at casinos.
  12. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    ...and Planet Hollywood, Flamingo, The Cromwell, and The Linq.
  13. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Gamble away 20x the value of the free comp.
  14. louis redfoot macrumors member

    louis redfoot

    Oct 26, 2017
    southern california
    vegas wasn’t built on winners. play responsibly and just pay for the damn buffet
  15. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2002
    Sarasota FL
    Here's a tip. Those comps aren't free.

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