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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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Host got me a last minute room on a day when there's a special event in town and everything is booked. Should I do anything for her?
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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:34 AM
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Host got me a last minute room on a day when there's a special event in town and everything is booked. Should I do anything for her?
Yeah, lose!

Might be worthwhile to give her something, but privately. Gifting a woman publicly might make her swoon but more likely get her in trouble.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Max Rubin and Ian Anderson are big fans of little gifts for pit personnel. I don't remember what they say for hosts.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:26 AM
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I think it's certainly appropriate. For a free room, maybe a small box of chocolates, or something relatively cheap. For free suites and airfare, maybe a round of golf (for a dude), or tickets to something. If you give them gifts, the comps will keep coming.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Whenever a PB gives me a food comp,I try to order an extra dessert and give it to them.If you are playing in two casinos,get a comp at one and give it to your host at the other.Host appreciate a nice dinner with their wives as much as anyone else.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:23 PM
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I have a question regarding hosts. What is the general opinion of a host helping or hurting a card counter? I mean I'm sure a host can help you get better comps, but doesn't it also mean the casino knows everything about you? I was under the impression once your betting level gets to a certain level, like green or better you get the comps anyway. I'm curious what others think about this.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:54 PM
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I think that having a helpful host is always a good idea. Hosts generally don't care if you're a counter; they look good if they bring big bettors to the casino. It shouldn't draw any heat, and comps are always +ev.
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I have a question regarding hosts. What is the general opinion of a host helping or hurting a card counter? I mean I'm sure a host can help you get better comps, but doesn't it also mean the casino knows everything about you? I was under the impression once your betting level gets to a certain level, like green or better you get the comps anyway. I'm curious what others think about this.
I have tipped hosts for things I thought were special. Arranging a fairly big dinner for my son and several of his friends while on his bachelor weekend in Vegas and comping it for me.
I have also gifted pits and a table game manager in a situation where I had good reason to believe it might buy me time in their casino and I believe it did.

At the same time, I do not think giving a host a gift will buy any additional time for a cardcounter if table game management has decided he should no longer be welcome to play at their casino. The host is not part of this decision.

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