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Crescent School of Gaming and Bartending




Many of you receive all sorts of deals from the casinos in the way of "comps". Free rooms, meals, beverages (RFB), as well as free tournament play, event and concerts tickets, even cash for shopping. Along with all this, there are the Match Play, Free Play and Free Cash coupons that get you in the doors of the casinos.

Living in Las Vegas, Beth and I receive a lot of these invitations and comps based on our play. All of this "Free Stuff" just adds to our bottom line. We receive so many offers, that I sometimes overlook a "pot of gold." 

The story I am about to tell you is about one such "pot of gold" that really surprised me.

For a number of years we had lived in the Summerlin area on the west side of town. And during that time we often frequented the Silverton Casino, playing in their blackjack tournaments, as well as their live table games. A year ago we moved to North Las Vegas and have not had the opportunity to visit the Silverton Casino like we used to. In fact, it had been almost fourteen months since either one of us had played there. 

Then last month I received a notice stating "we have missed you…come back for a visit and we will give you $250.00 in FREE slot play". This notice had been sitting on my desk for almost a month, and with only two days to go before the offer expired, I decided to give it a try. We had wanted to check out their remodeled and expanded casino, as well as the new Pro Bass Shop.
( by the way, Pro Bass Shop is a must see if you love the outdoor life)

We started at the Players Club, checking to see what rules were for this special $250.00 slot offering. With rules in hand, we began our play using only $20.00 of the $250.00.
I had already told Beth that the "points for play" did not matter, that we just wanted to convert the Free Play into real money. After playing (and winning a little) on the first machine, we hit the cash out button and received a ticket for about $10.00. The next machine gave us about $18.00 in real money. Now we had the idea, and after about 2 hours of play on 12 machines, we cashed out for a total of $285.00 in real money! All from a starting coupon of $250.00 in Free Play!

Going back to the Players Club, I asked them to check my "comp dollars" from my play 14 months prior. To my surprise, I still had over $324.00 in comp dollars available for use at the restaurants, bars and even the gift shop.

I am NOT a Slot player, so I was amazed at the win we accomplished on that simple casino offering. And Beth and I had a great time trying to turn a silly coupon into real cash!

Bottom line: - I never "play for comps", but I will always take as many comps as the casino will give me off of my table games play.

The Dice Coach
Another 20 minute roll!  I think between that little modification and adopting your betting tactics, that this will work well in the long run.  Thanks again!  - Bill - 

A gambler who doesn't have the patience to wait will have nothing to wait for. - From Wit & Wisdom To Help You Win, by John Gollehon -

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