What are Casino Complimentaries (comps)?
Casino complementaries or comps are rewards offered to casino customers for their gaming activity at the table and slot machines and sometimes poker and racebook.
Why are Comps Important?
The casino gives you a special rating card to present to ‘pit supervisors’ and for slot players to insert into the machines so you can develop a gaming profile and get the comps you deserve.
How are comps figured?
Casino executives monitor the games you play, cash or marker buy in, average bets, length of time you play and win /loss. For slot players, the number and denomination of coins and number of pulls is tracked by the machine. From this information the casino uses a formula to determine a ‘Theoretical Win’ and your comp
How are Casinos able to comp players?
Casinos know they can reimburse players a predetermined percentage of the “Theoretical Win’ and still have it be cost effective for them to keep you as a customer. Typically, win/loss is not a determining factor in extending complementaries.
What kind of comps can a player receive?
Comps can be in the form of discounted or free rooms, food and beverage consideration, admission to shows and even limousine and airline ticket payments.
What other benefits do comps offer?
Some casinos now have ‘Comp Banks’ for the storage of extra or unused ‘Theoretical Win’ points. These can be extracted to purchase merchandise, use for dining credits, show tickets, etc. and are sometimes transportable to ‘sister’ properties.
How do I get comps?
ALWAYS use your player card to obtain all you deserve.