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    Someone on another post speculated that casino hosts earn a commission or percentage off of our losses. This is the first time I've ever heard that and question whether or not it is true. I always assumed they earned something based on the "theoretical loss" of the amount we gamble on each trip. But that's just an assumption.

    Does anyone know how casino hosts earn their income?

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    I would be interested to know the answer to this question too. I had assumed they got a base pay and then a percentage of the money they bring in.
    Bonnie

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    Sounds lik a question for Steve of Gregio
    René

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    When I first saw this question I emailed my host and asked her if she would mind answering. She just got back to me and said that she gets a salary plus a % of what her customers gamble, win or lose.

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    .......NOT ME! i dont' care for Hosts, don't like their attitudes
    and phony personalities...they remind me of sales people (who I
    also don't care for) I have EVERYTHING I want during a stay.
    Hosts are expensive and I have better things to do with my money.
    Spending lots of cash to get something for free has never made much
    sense to me...but hey, what ever floats yo boat.

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    What if you gamble at their casino without them being involved with making the reservation or anything. Would they get a percentage of my gambling simply by my player's card number being active? In other words, is my player's card number in the system under my hosts name and when there is activity, say monthly, they get a percentage of my gambling whether they know I'm there or not??

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    I have to disagree with you, Gregrio, we have had hosts a few times & did not feel obligated to play anymore than we usually do. (and as I've mentioned before, we are not high rollers). The first one gave us freebies & a comped room, the 2nd one we never saw or heard from, but our stay was comped. Comped is good!

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    Well, like I said Nancy, what ever works best for you. I don't concider
    myself a high roller by any means either.
    I'm stuck with Total Rewards because I prefer the RIO.
    My normal 'play' puts me at the Platinum level which also works just
    fine for me. I get my free rooms and a fare casino rate, so I'm happy.

    Many folks (couples), low rollers as they may feel they are, have the advantage
    of playing under one name on their players club card...which equates to
    a pretty good amount of play in the eyes of a casino host/thus the perks.

    It also varies from property to property 'yanxfan'...and to answer your
    question, NO...if a host hasn't been involved in setting up your stay at the
    casino they work at, you owe them nothing and contribute nothing to their
    benefit.

    I get a 3 month calander in the mail from the RIO, it shows the free days and
    casino rate days, I book by the 1-800 number, there's no host involved cuz
    my 'play' doesn't qualify me for one, and it's always worked out wonderfully!
    I was at Diamond level for a few years too....for the amount I normally play,
    I had to work at keeping my 'points' up to that level and that takes all the
    fun out of it...NO MORE! It's just too hard to earn points in a Harrahs property due to their poor gaming choices.
    PLAYING FOR ENTERTAINMENT BEATS PLAYING FOR POINTS ANY DAY!

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    I totally agree with you Nancy - you are right on. What a few people said may exist at their hotels, but it does not at mine. My host never contacts or approaches me unless I contact her first. And the bottom line is this - My wife and I do not nor have we ever played just for comps. We have no limits as to what we have to play. We just love playing what we play, for as long as we play, for as much as we play. We would not change a thing if we received nothing in return. It's just really nice to be recognized and rewarded for what we play.

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    ........and that's the way it should be everywhere 'togabill' good for you!

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