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#21
La Jolla, CA USA
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Just be careful with that. If someone hits a hand-pay jackpot, casino people will pull out the player's card and if that is NOT the person playing the machine, they can refuse to pay. It happens in land based casinos all the time.
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Originally posted by GSD4ME
Just be careful with that. If someone hits a hand-pay jackpot, casino people will pull out the player's card and if that is NOT the person playing the machine, they can refuse to pay. It happens in land based casinos all the time.
I have hit a couple of hand-pays on land with my DH's card in the machine. Both times he was sitting with me. We had no problems in Las Vegas or New Orleans. It might have been different if it was a different last name and the other person wasn't there. That would have made me nervous, but as a married couple with same address we have never had a problem.
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#23
Longview, Texas
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Joined Feb 2013
Back about 2010 we were at Hard Rock Biloxi. The wife wanted to hit a machine for a few spins. I put my card in it. My $100 bill, and she sat down. Hit a $2500 jack pot. Slot host was behind me watching all this. I pulled my card out of the machine. Handed it to host. I said "give me the W2G". She replied "has to go to whoever hit the button". My wife got the money counted to her minus the taxes. Then she left for the pawn shop to buy a gold necklace we had just seen an hour earlier ! Maybe I got a kiss ?
#24
735 Posts
Joined May 2017
Originally posted by gkbiiii
This is why Atlantic City has no players!
Agreed, NCL is trying to build up their casino club, doubtful they want to get rid of players in the Ruby Range!
#25
Texas
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Originally posted by GSD4ME
Just be careful with that. If someone hits a hand-pay jackpot, casino people will pull out the player's card and if that is NOT the person playing the machine, they can refuse to pay. It happens in land based casinos all the time.
While I agree, and would immediately pull the non-player's card if I hit a hand pay on it, it really doesn't seem to matter in any casino I've ever been in. Most of the time the slot host just pulls your player's card and hands it back to you without even looking at it. And if they really were concerned about it, I'm sure the player card number is in the computerized transaction records of the slot machine, so they could easily check.
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#26
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Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by nancydow
I had two friends playing slots (with my money and my cards) while I played tables, all with the permission of the Executive Casino Host last week on the Dawn. It allowed me to finally hit Elite! Just ask at the Players Club.


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I have been "Elite" for over three years now....and not sure what the big deal is. If you have things to share, I am ALL ears! And my husband has his own account AND uses his own card...and is one level below? So in other words no one other than me is using my card....just curious as to what you found to be beneficial about the "Elite" status. I have found it to be completely underwhelming! But MAY ask for a limo to the airport in Barcelona on next trip!
#27
Longview, Texas
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Joined Feb 2013
Well not ELITE here, but not bottom either. Recently it seems NCL CAS has gotten "horsey". Some of our vouchers come through Harrah's. Some with NCL CAS. I had one offer that was good through Nov. I already had early Dec 9 day booked. Said could use it after the 9 day. Phoned in, then the story was "sorry" "no deal"
Next had a Harrahs good through Mar 31. We can't get away in March asked repeatedly to change to April 1 sailing. Nope !
This brings me to a Jan RCCL sailing. Played in their casino. Had VIP drinks. Anything they had. A week after getting back home. I phoned Royale casino and booked 2 more balcony room cruises for taxes only. Which are cheaper than NCL. Paid $180 for the 7 day. $200 for the 9 day.
Hmmm ? I have one more NCL cruise I am fixing to do. Will see how that goes.
#28
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Originally posted by texasreb
Well not ELITE here, but not bottom either. Recently it seems NCL CAS has gotten "horsey". Some of our vouchers come through Harrah's. Some with NCL CAS. I had one offer that was good through Nov. I already had early Dec 9 day booked. Said could use it after the 9 day. Phoned in, then the story was "sorry" "no deal"
Next had a Harrahs good through Mar 31. We can't get away in March asked repeatedly to change to April 1 sailing. Nope !
This brings me to a Jan RCCL sailing. Played in their casino. Had VIP drinks. Anything they had. A week after getting back home. I phoned Royale casino and booked 2 more balcony room cruises for taxes only. Which are cheaper than NCL. Paid $180 for the 7 day. $200 for the 9 day.
Hmmm ? I have one more NCL cruise I am fixing to do. Will see how that goes.
That sounds promising! We have enjoyed 15+ RCCL cruises over the past 10 years BUT have continued to cruise more with NCl due to the offers from CAS. If RCCL decided to be as generous, etc. as NCL....we would for sure give them a try. But this was NOT the case in years past. And our Vegas casino host is at the Wynn and there is no reciprocity between the Wynn and cruise lines so far.

Would love for you to give a more "apples to apples" comparison regarding offers from CAS and RCCL......if that is doable! Thanks for sharing!
#29
Longview, Texas
543 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Originally posted by chloemonkey
That sounds promising! We have enjoyed 15+ RCCL cruises over the past 10 years BUT have continued to cruise more with NCl due to the offers from CAS. If RCCL decided to be as generous, etc. as NCL....we would for sure give them a try. But this was NOT the case in years past. And our Vegas casino host is at the Wynn and there is no reciprocity between the Wynn and cruise lines so far.

Would love for you to give a more "apples to apples" comparison regarding offers from CAS and RCCL......if that is doable! Thanks for sharing!
They are rolling out a new card program. We will see.
The last drink program was play 1,000 points and get VIP drinks. Not the bottom stuff NCL offers. The 1,000 points on the current also counted for the next cruise.
#30
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Joined Dec 2017
Originally posted by Casino Comp Chick
That is fraud and people have been banned for life from Atlantic City Casinos for doing that.
As a long time casino visitor in Law Vegas, Atlantic City and elsewhere what you said is Not True. Go ahead get duplicate cards and reap the rewards
#31
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Originally posted by Cruisenewbie2018
As a long time casino visitor in Law Vegas, Atlantic City and elsewhere what you said is Not True. Go ahead get duplicate cards and reap the rewards
I never said YOU cannot get a second card, I said you cannot have 2 different people playing on those cards.
FYI if you take total rewards (since they have the biggest presence in AC as an example) a companion tier card is only issued to 7 stars players. Using your logic as example, explain why it was ok for 2 people to use the same card when only the top tier is issued a companion card directly from the casino. Easy, it is not allowed.
The reason TR does that is there is no higher tier to bump someone’s play up to since they are already there and it’s also a courtesy to a whale level player.
If you choose to take your chances, good luck with that but the rules are you cannot use someone else’s card to bump up your tier level.
#32
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Originally posted by Casino Comp Chick
I never said YOU cannot get a second card, I said you cannot have 2 different people playing on those cards.
FYI if you take total rewards (since they have the biggest presence in AC as an example) a companion tier card is only issued to 7 stars players. Using your logic as example, explain why it was ok for 2 people to use the same card when only the top tier is issued a companion card directly from the casino. Easy, it is not allowed.
The reason TR does that is there is no higher tier to bump someone’s play up to since they are already there and it’s also a courtesy to a whale level player.
If you choose to take your chances, good luck with that but the rules are you cannot use someone else’s card to bump up your tier level.


Cathy. Bill received a companion card with my diamond status but it has his card number not mine. When I turned seven stars same thing new companion card under seven stars with his number not mine. That said when he plays he uses my card my hosts know and so did my old host at Taj. He once hit a handpay at the Rio in Vegas using my card there was no problem with it. Maybe it’s different for husbands and wives than friends


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#33
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Originally posted by CasinoCruzGirl
Cathy. Bill received a companion card with my diamond status but it has his card number not mine. When I turned seven stars same thing new companion card under seven stars with his number not mine. That said when he plays he uses my card my hosts know and so did my old host at Taj. He once hit a handpay at the Rio in Vegas using my card there was no problem with it. Maybe it’s different for husbands and wives than friends


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I know someone who received a lifetime ban for doing this, it was his sisters card.
#34
Longview, Texas
543 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
I know lots of TR players that play using only their spouses card. Everyone in TR marketing knows this goes on. Yes the spouse/companion player does have their own TR number. They just don't use their card.
Heads up, new rules, some Diamond lounges will admit a Companion, but not serve them unless their sponsor is present.
#35
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Joined Jul 2006
Originally posted by texasreb
I know lots of TR players that play using only their spouses card. Everyone in TR marketing knows this goes on. Yes the spouse/companion player does have their own TR number. They just don't use their card.
Heads up, new rules, some Diamond lounges will admit a Companion, but not serve them unless their sponsor is present.
That would pretty silly. Why get a companion card for someone if you need to be present. If your going with someone the companion doesn’t need a companion card then lol

Companion cards are only good for valet, food lines, check ins, and seven star and diamond lounges.
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#36
Longview, Texas
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Originally posted by CasinoCruzGirl
That would pretty silly. Why get a companion card for someone if you need to be present. If your going with someone the companion doesn’t need a companion card then lol

Companion cards are only good for valet, food lines, check ins, and seven star and diamond lounges.
I re-read the email from Harrah's New Orleans. They will allow access for food but not drinks. Unless said companion is Diamond level already.
#37
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Originally posted by texasreb
I re-read the email from Harrah's New Orleans. They will allow access for food but not drinks. Unless said companion is Diamond level already.


Well I guess it’s different in AC and Vegas. My husband used his companion card to go to the bar without me at both locations


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#38
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What is the concern about couples both using the same player's card, anyway?

Let's say husband and wife each play an hour of slots at the same time (with one using a duplicate card in the other's name). Is that somehow worse for the casino than just one of them playing slots for two hours on their own? Or for that matter if just one of them played for the same hour and simply doubled their bet size?
How is the casino losing out here?

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#39
Longview, Texas
543 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Originally posted by CasinoCruzGirl
Well I guess it’s different in AC and Vegas. My husband used his companion card to go to the bar without me at both locations


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Update: We were at Harrah's New Orleans last week of April. Have to present your card and ID to host outside the door. Then tell them how many drinks you want. They then print a drink slip. Inside the Diamond Lounge. The waitress picks up the drink slip. We only got a drink each. Don't know what waitress would have done had we asked for more drinks.

Getting to be a nickel and dime outfit like NCL.
#40
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Joined Oct 2014
Originally posted by texasreb
Update: We were at Harrah's New Orleans last week of April. Have to present your card and ID to host outside the door. Then tell them how many drinks you want. They then print a drink slip. Inside the Diamond Lounge. The waitress picks up the drink slip. We only got a drink each. Don't know what waitress would have done had we asked for more drinks.
Does the New Orleans Diamond Lounge (Palm Room) still have the small buffet set up inside? You used to order from a small plates menu, but SevenStar Insider has reported they were trying out a small buffet selection. Not sure how good that we be. We always loved the small plates we could order.

It also reports that SevenStar cardholders are limited to 8 cocktails per party and Diamond are limited to 4 cocktails per party. It sounds like they didn't really point that out to you. A SevenStar and Diamond couple could get up to 12 cocktails per day (in addition to all the free drinks you can order at the slots or tables).

I know that seems strange but from some of our prior visits to NOLA we would see people camped out all day at tables in that small lounge making it very hard to get a table. From our viewpoint it should make it easier for more of us to enjoy that room if others aren't spending the day there without some sort of limit in service.
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