Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Gambling Comps 101 or The Ask Game


Gambling Comps 101 or The Ask Game

I don't know who did it or when it happened, but someone shortened the word complimentary to comp and made it an industry standard.

In casino language, comps are cash or gifts (freebies) that the casinos give to their customers as a reward for gambling with them. It promotes good will and also entices players to be loyalty to the establishment. In order to get comps from the casinos, you must play the ask game.

Most players think that comps are only for the guest who spend big bucks at the casinos and therefore don't ask for them.

This is wrong. There are many different comps given out by the casinos and it depends on how much money you play which comp you might get.

Casino properties give away everything from free candles to promotions that offer free rooms and food.

A small comp that a casinos gives away to everyone is free drinks. Most casinos will give you a beer or cocktail as long as you are playing. I have seen high rollers ( big money gamblers) ask for special drinks such as a rare Scotch Whiskey and the casino would get it to keep him there and gambling.

There is another comp that is generally easy to obtain and that is Casino Rate. The casinos like you staying and playing on property. They are willing to give you a discount on the hotel room rate and if you play enough you can probably get a full room comp.

In order to qualify for comps you need to do two things:

  • First of all you have to get your play rated. This means you must sign up for the casinos player's club and use your card whenever you play the machines. When you play table games you have to ask the pit boss to rate your play.
  • The second thing you must do when looking for a comp is to ask for it.
    No one will ask if you would like a free meal or a free hotel room, you will have to ask for what you want. If your play qualifies for the comp you are looking for you will get it. If not you are told you don't have enough play. You can then inquire as to how much play is required for the comp you are seeking. Most of the casino employees will bend over backwards to keep you on property and playing.

So to recap:

  • Most casinos will give food and beverage comps freely if you ask.
  • Some will give the hotel rooms fairly easy during off peak times and sometime during peak times if you ask.
  • If you gamble big denominations, the sky could be the limit, if you ask.

A friendly smile and a polite inquiry can land you right in the middle of some very nice freebies. Aways play the ask game when you visit a casino.

Happy Gambling!


Dr. D. is a person who loves to gamble.

http://www.gulfcoastgamblingguide.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Narrow path offers opening for casino gambling in Georgia | www.ajc.com ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. Gov. Nathan Deal, long opposed to gambling's expansion in Georgia, made a surprising policy shift Monday that could one day clear the way for the first casinos ...
Gov. Deal opposes gambling, but would he allow it? - 11AliveWXIA-TV

all 4 news articles »


The Courier-Journal

Churchill says online games not casino gambling
The Courier-Journal
Churchill Downs Inc., having bet on the future of free games played online, is asking a federal judge to dismiss a case that contends those games are illegal casino gambling. Last year's purchase of Big Fish Games by Churchill was the Louisville-based ...



AMERICAblog

Casino Gambling Push Unfolds in Georgia
Southern Political Report
Stephens, who heads the state House of Representatives economic development committee, says MGM's Atlanta location proposal would create 3,500 jobs and offer casino gambling as opposed to past projects that just involved video slot machines.
Gambling is not a viable or desirable method of job creationAMERICAblog (blog)

all 14 news articles »


My Turn: On casino gambling, hypocrisy is rampant
Concord Monitor
Charitable gaming has also become very popular. It's a threat to regular casino gambling. The representatives who talk about addiction don't mention the smoker's addiction to smoking, alcohol consumption that can be purchased along our highways, etc.



SunHerald.com

Professional poker player sues casino that claims he cheated | Business | The ...
SunHerald.com
The casino claims the technique called edge sorting that was used by Ivey and Sun violates New Jersey casino gambling regulations. The lawsuit claims the cards were defective in that the pattern on the back of them was not uniform. The cards have rows ...

and more »


NJ.com

What American Pharoah racing at Monmouth Park could mean for the Jersey Shore ...
NJ.com
The key to Monmouth Park's long-term fortunes, insiders say, is to model the racetracks in neighboring states that are flush with casino gambling revenue. But that goal is a long way from fruition. That's because New Jersey's quest to bring legal ...
Monmouth gets spruced up for visit from Pharoah | Daily Racing FormDaily Racing Form

all 20 news articles »


New York Post

Widow of renowned magician 'tricked' into giving away $1M | New York Post
New York Post
After Santos Molina met Maurine in 2005, he “introduced her to casino gambling and encouraged her drinking habits in order to further his scheme to systematically loot her assets,” William Russo, the lawyer for Maurine's family, says in the Surrogate's ...



Orlando Sentinel

State asks Seminole Tribe when it will shut down blackjack tables - Orlando ...
Orlando Sentinel
Florida could create thousands of new jobs and lots of taxes with casino gambling STATE wide. Disney is blocking it in Orlando because Disney is GOD in Central Florida. Isn't the Lottery gambling? How about scratch off tickets? Both are SUCKER bets.

and more »


LETTER: Let people decide on gambling | GadsdenTimes.com
Gadsden Times
When Robert Bentley was running for governor the first time, he stated that he wasn't opposed to a lottery. Now he seems to be doing everything he can to stop a lottery and casino gambling from coming to Alabama. A group in 1999 opposed the lottery ...

and more »


Atlanta Journal Constitution

5 things to know tonight: Heated confrontation over... | www.ajc.com
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Narrow path offers opening for casino gambling in Georgia: Gov. Nathan Deal — despite his opposition to casino-style gambling — made a surprising policy shift today that could eventually clear the way for the first casinos in Atlanta. Read more.

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.