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Pencil: Tropicana's $50 Free Slot Play Offer

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 27th May 2010 3:57am
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Meanwhile, down the street at the soon to be all new Tropicana, the paint has been laid on thick, fancy carpets cut and placed, new signage leads to new restaurants, the pool is glistening, the Paradise Tower rooms are starting to get that lived in smell and they've started to roll out some brand new deals.

One of the most interesting of these is an offer of $50 FREE Slot Play per Stay which, when penciled out, yields some incredibly unexpected, almost bizarre results. I guess we should expect the unexpected when the graphic for the slots promo is of casino chips. Before we get into the numbers, remember that the Tropicana charges a $7.99 resort fee, per room, per night... which the Vegas.com master resort fee list sez gives us "access to gym, unlimited local and 800 calls, two free drinks on property, use of pool and jacuzzi." Yawn.

Tropicana slot play promo

I fired up the reservation system for Paradise Tower room rates for the month of June where I scraped the "Deal" and "No Deal" pricing into a spread sheet. My goal was to figure out how much, per night, the Tropicana tacks onto its hotel rates to pay for the "$50 FREE SLOT PLAY" and pencil out whether or not such a deal was non-scientifically worth it.

The answer certainly surprised me. During mid-week the "Deal" adds approximately $11/day, an expected result. During weekends, holidays and other higher demand days, the deal actually discounts the "No Deal" rate from $9 to a high of $59, cutting the highest rate quoted ($189 on June 5) down to a slightly more palatable $130. Worth it? We'll have to get back to you on that after we've had a chance to sample their "best in class" room renovation.

Tropicana slot play promo

Any day on the graph where the DEAL squares (green) are below the NO DEAL squares (red) - you win. The larger the distance between the squares, the better the spread is in your favor. The DIFF squares (yellow) represent the difference (in $) between DEAL and NO DEAL rates, everything below the dotted line is money the DEAL is saving you. If the DIFF square is above the dotted line, that means your $50 in Free Slot Play isn't actually free.

Tack on the $50 in free slot play you won't have to pony up yourself (not to mention any possible winnings) and you've got a pretty attractive deal, but only if you chose your dates wisely.

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Comments & Discussion:

We also need to consider how the FREE play is handled. For example, Hooters gives $100 free slot play when you sign-up for a players card. The trick is they have a separate bank of $5 machines with very low payout that you have to use the free play on.

Luxor sent me an offer for $29 a night rooms during the week, and I think $69 on the weekends. I click on the link and for some reason the calendar shows $99 mid-week and $69 on the weekends.

The Luxor one was annoying, but another one was sort of a scam. Boyd sent me an offer for the Fremont for $20 of dining credit with any two night stay. Looking at the regular rate calendar I noticed that they had jacked up their room rates $10 a night when booking through the offer.

Really makes me wonder how many people just book and don't notice scams like the Boyd one.

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