Five Hundy by Midnight 274: Classy and Elegant?

Las Vegas podcast #274 includes:

  • Late Late Show opener
  • Vegas Podcast-a-Palooza details
  • Penn National finally buys something
  • Plaza buys Fontainebleau stuff
  • Whorebus winner gets a Vegas show
  • Harrah’s offers all-the-shows-you-can-eat pass
  • Munchbar has a new happy hour
  • Vanguard Lounge, Azul Tequila and Majaraja Hookah Cafe open downtown
  • Listener calls about Stratosphere construction, Lion’s Share, Aureole, Sushi Samba, BLT Burger, KGB Burger, Pure, casino smells and more
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6 thoughts on “Five Hundy by Midnight 274: Classy and Elegant?

  1. A couple of things.

    The Balloon was seen flying again yesterday. Iiiiiiiiit’s baaaaaack!

    Last night, on 10/10/10 at 10:10PM, Caesars Palace launched a fireworks display.

    I don’t want to set off any alarm bells, so I’m going to bring this up as a question to your listeners, and not as statement, since I might very well have misheard what I thought I heard (enough disclaimers yet?)…Anyway, last night while I was attempting to find out why some folks who come to town 3-4 times a year, and gamble about as heavily and at the same rates as I do, are able to acquire Diamond Club Level, while I have been stuck at Gold Club rates with little chance of getting anywhere near Platinum, let alone Diamond Club. It was intimated to me that it was because the “base points” were effected because I spend time at the Poker table, and the amount of slot play (which, by the way, I have nearly 200,000 points) has only led to just over 2,000 base points (4,000 base points = Platinum, 11,000 = Diamond).

    So, for those of you out there that might know why and can explain it to me, is it true that spending time at the Poker table actually hurts my rating, even though I have been known to drop a LOT of money into the slots?

  2. I suspect playing poker doesn’t substantially help your Total Rewards tier level (Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Seven Stars), but it shouldn’t hurt it either. Looking only at machine play, you receive one tier credit for every $5 played on slots and one tier credit for every $10 played on video poker.

    Bonus reward credits (comp points) add up much faster and vary by how long you play in a single day, average bet and type of game. These are a bit of a mystery, but they don’t affect your tier level.

    Playing machines, you need to put the following amount through in a single calendar year to get reach each tier:

    Gold: less than $20,000 on slots; less than $40,000 on video poker.
    Platinum: $20,000 to $54,999 on slots; $40,000 to $109,999 on video poker
    Diamond: $55,000 to $499,999 on slots; $110,000 to $999,999 on video poker
    Seven Stars: $500,000 or more on slots; $1,000,000 or more on video poker

  3. A little confused on the 3x multiplier for the Podcastapalooza weekend – you said folks could pick up the voucher at the event Saturday afternoon, but also said the bonus begins at noon on Friday? Maybe I misunderstood.

  4. Correct, Chris. They will apply the voucher to your account and any of your play between noon on Friday and 6 a.m. Monday will be tripled.

  5. Tim, thank you immensely for that explanation. It was worlds clearer than what I received from the lady at the Players club.

    I’m still curious as to why she would intimate that clocking in to a poker table is hurting my base point value. The only thing I can surmise is that because the table rake is calculated at such a low number that the average bet size is hurt as a result. But again, that’s only an assumption on my part. She might have simply meant that poker is one of the worst ways of driving up base point values since it’s rated so low.

    Thank you again.

  6. Tim is correct. The album Aim And Ignite by fun. (that’s how they spell it, kind of a reverse MEGACENTER(TM)) is one of my favorites of the past year. Go out and buy it.

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