Mlife Platinum: How do I get a Casino Host?
Started by lucasboden on Saturday, 29th September 2012 8:35 pm
I am not a big gambler, but I visit Vegas about 3-4 times a year and have accumulated 300K Tier Points at Mlife. My seasonal comps are usally two weekday nights at Aria with $100 freeplay or three weekend nights at Bellagio with $100 freeplay.
Is it even worth getting a Host? How do I go about getting one?
Last response by vinnievegas 4th October 7:44pm
brandon responded on Saturday, 29th September 2012
i always think its better to work with a host. a few times the cooperate offers are better but most of the time its better to book via a host. we never used to use a host but now the offers are so much better via a host. i would just call the property you like to stay at and speak with a host on duty and tell them you would like to start booking via a host and would like to see what they could do for you.
parchedearth responded on Saturday, 29th September 2012
Just call and ask. At platinum level, hosts will work with you. IMO, the biggest plus to using a host is the room selection. Typical player's club offers are only for basic room types. Hosts can get you into the nicer room categories. The downside for me is you need to monitor your play level during your trip and need to check with the host before leaving. I hate having someone tell me I am not playing enough. I also like to leave whenever I want. (I haven't checked out of a hotel in 10 years).
johntree responded on Sunday, 30th September 2012
You should already have a host. We found out we had one by accident as apparently they assign decent players to one. The first one we found out we had was not very good but our latest host is a wonderful person and it helps to say hello to them. Check with the comps desk and ask to meet your host.
brandon responded on Sunday, 30th September 2012
We are Noir and were never assigned a host at any property. Our host at Aria left, we were never told, so i had to call and find someone new. Since these guys leave properties all the time, so its on you to keep up with these things and never assume anything. I call a few hosts before every trip and book based off of who provides the best offer. I also highly recommend to get any offer you have booked with a host in a email so you dont have any suprises when you show up.
HedgedBettor responded on Sunday, 30th September 2012
I don't know of any way to get a host via phone if you don't have the name of one already. But you'll get a lot more value out of going to the host's office when you're ready to check out to see what they can give you, particularly if you have a rough trip. In the Aria you can find them at the Casino Offices right next to the cashier.
brandon responded on Monday, 1st October 2012
most of the mgm resorts have all of the property hosts listed on their individual websites. if the property your looking for doesnt have them listed online then call casino marketing and ask them to connect you to a host on duty. every casino that i have been to in vegas always has a host on duty you can speak to.
blackjacker1979 responded on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
Here's what I've learned re MGM hosts as a Platinum Mlife member.
If you want a host, feel free to request one. However don't expect to get service like you would if the host actively seeks you out. If they do, then consider yourself a leg ahead. I've only been approached by hosts at two MGM properties. Once at the Mirage, once at Luxor. Needless to say I use the Mirage one quite a bit more often than the other.
I would advise you, unless you really really think it will help you out, steer clear of Aria's hosts, who for the most part have been quite rude to me in the past despite quite a bit of play there. If you do find a host there that you like, make sure they aren't contracted by MGM, and are pinned to the property less you feel like moving from hotel to hotel. IE my Wynn host who went to Aria, and my second Wynn host who went to Cosmopolitan.
A bit scattered but hope it helps.
vinnievegas responded on Thursday, 4th October 2012
I am a Mlife Platinum member as well and previously (before Oct 1st changes) earned about 160,000 tier points per four day trip. For whatever reason my Mlife offers are down to a "deluxe room" for two free nights (1 night at Aria/Bellagio) and reduced rate for others. I emailed my host at NYNY and told her that I will be out there Oct 11th-15th (VIMFP, baby!!). She came back and offered 3 nights comped in a Marquis suite and $100 for the last night or all four nights free in a Madison Avenue room...she also doubled my Freeplay...and I have limo service to the hotel.
It would definitely be worthwhile to at least check with a host to see what they will offer you. I felt I was getting lowballed with my Mlife offers and based on what she set up for me, I believe I was right. Worst they can do is basically offer exactly what your Mlife comp says.