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May 30, 2009

Non-Casino Based Comps Finally Getting Traction?

Posted by Hunter

I heard rumblings about the LVS Club Grazie policy a few days ago but completely spaced on it.

Thankfully, Chuck Mike E. @ VegasTripping did not and wrote it up:

This one is near and dear to my heart. I love playing the casino but I'm *sure* that over the years I've spent way more on hotel suites and fancy meals. I know I would personally benefit from this *cough* Wynn Resorts *cough*.

Hopefully this trend spreads as fast as the ultralounge.


Read archived comments (2 so far)
May 30, 2009 5:26 PM Posted by Phil

This is long overdue. My gambling to F&B spending ratio is fairly close, moreover, I've easily spent just as much on clothes and jewelry in Vegas hotels over the years simply because the variety Vegas provides. Unless you live in NY or California, you can't find the quality brands in typical suburbia America, so I look forward to splurging once I arrive in town, but you're right, you receive no kickback from that type of spending. My fondest gambling memory was at the low level Maxim about 15 years ago, I got on my hottest streak of my life, laid it heavy and the luck wouldn't stop, they treated me like a king there, because it was gambling money. But in contrast at the high level Wynn, last year I made the largest jewerly purchase in my life for my wife at Graff at Wynn and it was just another purchase to the hotel, no kickback. Large purchases should count for something on the "red card" at Wynn, money regardless where its spent is still money and I, like many on this board, favor the nicer places whether we're high rollers or not.

June 1, 2009 8:11 AM Posted by socalduck

Actually, my understanding is that Wynn does consider non-casino spending in some of their internet marketing offers; e.g. reduced room rates, room+resort credit offers, etc. However, I like the LVS idea of incorporating it into Club Grazie program, so that you can calculate for yourself how much your non-casino spending will contribute to future comps.