How To Get Free Hotel Rooms in Las Vegas through Gambling

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If you’ve ever wondered if you can still earn free hotel stays in Las Vegas based on gambling, the answer is yes. I’ve been to Vegas a couple of times last year and have reviewed both Hotel Review: Bellagio Las Vegas and Hotel Review: Delano Las Vegas Scenic Suite.

I’m also a MLife member, which I was able get a status match, thanks to my World of Hyatt Globalist status. Hyatt Globalist members can get MLife Gold status. Anyways on my latest visit, I decided to head to the casino with some friends and probably gambled a couple hundred dollars over the course of my visit. Well, that must be enough as I’m now receiving offers from several MGM properties inviting me back with complimentary room nights based on my gaming.

For instance the Mandalay Bay is offering a complimentary resort room for up to two nights plus a $50 credit for food, beverage of entertainment between August 15, 2017- February 15, 2018.

Looking at another option, the MGM Grand their offer is a complimentary grand tower room for up to three nights plus a $50 resort credit valid from August 15, 2017- February 15, 2018.

Bottom Line

If you’re wondering if you can still receive casino comps in Las Vegas based on your gaming, the answer is yes. A couple hundred dollars at the blackjack table on my last visit was enough for me to get these comps above. Every time I played, I would always give the dealer my MLife card in order to have my play tracked, and even though I didn’t receive any comps during my first stay, I have been getting emails with comps at several of the MGM properties in Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, when you call to book their going to ask for your MLife number, and if you’re not targeted for the above offers, you won’t be able to book them.

If you have any other successes getting hotel rooms comped in Vegas, feel free to share below!

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  1. I used to get free night offers all the time but they have disappeared. I am thinking it is because of what I now play. I used to exclusively play table games and slots. Lately I have been playing a lot of electronic poker and I know casino wins less on electronic poker and so thinking it is due to that. What did play?

  2. The first offer they send you is usually a little oversized compared to your play, so unless you play more next time the offers may get less impressive.
    If you want to learn a little about how they calculate your comps, read up on “THEO” – Vegas shorthand for your theoretical losses. In a nutshell, comps are based on how much you bet per hand and how many hours you play. It’s fairly interesting, since it treats winners and losers the same as long as they’re betting at similar levels.

  3. It’s always best to play in bigger chucks on certain days since it’s averaged out by whatever the casino considers a day (you can always ask this at the player’s club desk). If you only gamble $20 on slots one day, and they payback rate on that slot is 85%, your theoretical loss for that day will be $3.00. If you gamble $2,000 the next day on that same 85% payback slot, your theoretical loss for that day will be $300.00. Casinos usually comp you about 30% of your theoretical losses back, but it’s averaged across your days of play. So in the above examples, you could expect about $0.90 on day 1 and $90.00 on day 2. They will then likely calculate your Average Daily Theoretical (ADT) loss. In this example, the ADT would be $45.45 – $90.90 divided by 2 days. Whereas if there had been no gambling on day 1, the ADT would be the $90.00. They use this formula to determine what comps to send you and what comps to give you while you are there.

  4. Been staying at the El Cortez downtown for years. Three nights free, $100 in food, and $75 in free play.

  5. The downtown comps are nothing to cheer about in this age of Resort Fees, parking charges, and severely overpriced drinks, but The Strip makes downtown seem like a bargain. In some ways, it still is.

  6. @Christian – I’m fairly sure that all the downtown properties don’t charge resort fees on comped rooms. I know the D/Golden Gate don’t, El Cortez doesn’t, the Plaza doesn’t, and all the Boyd properties downtown and Four Queens don’t even have resort fees. That, plus the more favorable gambling odds do make downtown a pretty good bargain.

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