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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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Dye I cant answer your question. But in years past if i knew i was going to be at a joint for a while..........i always made it a point to find out who is the highest ranking Host. Hosts have huge huge power in a decent casino.
There is a pecking order.............Try to get one of the top 3 guys or gals, they have the biggest ego's and that can be used to your advantage.
Do Host's actually make money off of you? Like a percentage of your action? I'm not so sure that is the norm? I could be wrong...

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From what I understand Hosts make a % of either your ACTUAL or THEORETICAL loss depending on the specific property.

But maybe this is only if a host recruits you to come to a property, I'm not sure.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:50 PM
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From what I understand Hosts make a % of either your ACTUAL or THEORETICAL loss depending on the specific property.
I keep thinking that but across the board hosts are SO terrible I can't believe this is true. Or maybe since it's the casino industry it doesn't matter and they still rake in mad bank.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:06 PM
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From what I understand Hosts make a % of either your ACTUAL or THEORETICAL loss depending on the specific property.

But maybe this is only if a host recruits you to come to a property, I'm not sure.
It's been a while since I read it, but this book has some background info on all how the whole host thing works, not a huge lot of info for AP's, but not a bad read anyway. Steve Cyr (the guy who the books based on) was also on Gambling with an Edge recently, where Richard asked about comping AP's.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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It's been a while since I read it, but this book has some background info on all how the whole host thing works, not a huge lot of info for AP's, but not a bad read anyway. Steve Cyr (the guy who the books based on) was also on Gambling with an Edge recently, where Richard asked about comping AP's.
Oh yeah I read an article about this book but forgot about it - thanks!

And Hosts are not necessarily terrible... you just need to get to the level where they WANT to give you everything you ask for.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Seriously? Are you still holding out hope of getting a good meal there too?
Most of it's decent, except that god awful buffet.

I'm not the gourmet, give me a decent burger and I'm happy.

It's also easier to stomach the food (pardon the pun) when it doesn't cost you a dime.
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Oh yeah I read an article about this book but forgot about it - thanks!

And Hosts are not necessarily terrible... you just need to get to the level where they WANT to give you everything you ask for.
Oh they want too, they're just too dumb/lazy to spell their own names let alone take less than 6months to fill out a form to comp airfare.

Countless bad experiences from highest level card at huge national casino chain. Then again I was at the el dorado in reno three months ago, played ONE day, WON money and the host there was awesome. I guess we're off topic now though, hah.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Literally every casino I've been to has a different system for hosts. Probably some are on commission, some based on theo, some based on actual loss, some are just paid salary. I've even found discrepancies shift to shift.
 

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