THE MONDAY LINK
We all know that the casino has the edge, the “house edge.” It’s how casinos make their money, and how many states count on revenue for their budgets. Whether we are advantage players or casino newbies, there’s one thing that helps reduce that edge – free stuff, comps. Short for “complementaries,” these casino meals, hotel stays, free gifts and many other items are the things that help diminish that house edge.
Today, the Monday Link turns to John Grochowski for a look into the basics in the ever-present quest for comps. While this article is pre-recession, it definitely has legs. It’s one of my favorite’s of John. Enjoy.
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.