Hooters Casino Vegas – Generous Offer
I signed up for a new slot card at Hooters Casino Hotel during a coupon run in Las Vegas in January. Their best video poker is 9/7 Double Bonus and 9/6 Double Double Bonus at paybacks of 99.11% and 98.98% with high variance, but I played to 1000 points anyway to earn a $40 new player free play bonus and some other perks.
I didn’t think anything more about it until I received an email offer from them for 3 any day comped room nights, $40 in free play, $20 in food and beverage credit and a $10 match play. I thought this was pretty generous for $3000 coin in on 99% games and I took them up on the offer when I was in Las Vegas for ZorkFest in May.
Reduced Play/Coin-In – Still Comp Rooms
I ended up short playing because my personal schedule was more important to me than future room offers at Hooters, but for half the play ($3660 coin in over two days) my email offer was reduced to 3 Sunday through Thursday comped room nights, $15 + $5 food, $30 free play and again a $10 match play. That’s also pretty generous for reduced coin in on my first stay there.
I was happy with the room. It was comfortable and very conveniently located. You can easily walk to the Las Vegas strip and the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) bus stop is close by if you want to take that to the airport or downtown.
The bathroom was a bit grimy because it is old and the safety strips needs to be replaced but the room was big and the window cracks open for fresh air, which pleased me.
I had breakfast at the Hooters restaurant and also at the new Steak ‘n Shake. The prices for breakfast were substantially higher at Hooters than they were at Steak ‘n Shake but Steak ‘n Shake needs to work out some kinks. An item’s price on the computerized bill was not the same as what was listed on the menu and they were short staffed. I had to wait a long time for my food and did not receive coffee right away, though they recognized this and took the coffee off the tab.
Low Roller Friendly – Resort Fee WAIVED for Comp Room
My room confirmation email had listed anticipated charges of zero but the $35 Resort Fee plus tax was listed below this. It wasn’t clear that the Resort Fee is waived for a comped room, but it is. For a low-roller this is generous. MGM Resorts Mlife does not waive resort fees on comp rooms, neither does Caesars Total Rewards unless you are Diamond Status or above. For my COMP STAY at Hooters Casino Vegas: “Total Anticipated Charges: $ 0.00 (including 13.38% taxes and daily resort fee)”
A $35.00 plus tax Resort fee will be charged to your room each day. The daily fee allows all registered guests in the room unlimited access to the fitness center, complimentary local and ‘800’ calls, in-room safe access, parking, wifi, two bottles of water and complimentary check cashing and currency exchange (Subject to house limits) Please contact the hotel prior to arrival if any questions arise.
Worth Repeating – 100% FREE ROOMS
WORTH REPEATING, finding a COMP room with a waived resort fee for low-rollers has become more and more difficult in Las Vegas. While Hooters Casino Vegas might not have been on your radar, considering the play requirements are low this is an opportunity to get a 100% FREE room in Vegas for low levels of play (gambling).
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$35+ Resort Fee on Casino Offer Reduced Rate Rooms
In addition to a mailer, Hooters has been sending me reduced rate room offers, but since this is only a rate reduction, there would be an additional $35 PLUS 13.38% hotel tax on that for a total of $39.68 more a day in addition to the base room rate plus tax! Are they for real with this? One of the offers was for $29 mid-week rooms, meaning that the Resort Fee would cost more than the base room rate.
This enrages me. There is still value if one receives a comped room offer, due to Resort Fees being waived on comp rooms. But, casino offers are supposed to encourage play and loyalty at a property. Receiving a casino offer for a reduced rate room and charging a resort fee that in many cases exceeds the room rate defeats the purpose of someone returning to a property based on loyalty. One might say it destroys the goodwill they generated with their previous comp room offers.
Encourage Gamblers – WAIVE Resort Fees
These lower end properties jumping on the bandwagon with these ludicrous Resort Fees is a consistent trend in Las Vegas. What makes the trend even worse, is that these fees provide little incentive for a casino guest to continue playing at a “lower end” property. Imagine, if some of these properties actually provided incentive for smaller players to return to stay AND play. Eliminating the Resort Fee for casino offer reduced rate rooms would absolutely encourage such loyalty. Waiving the Resort Fee on COMP rooms is a very positive step in the right direction. Hooters is a viable Las Vegas low-roller alternative, just make sure you play enough to qualify for COMP ROOMS.