Casino comps (or complimentary) are given out by casinos to encourage players to gamble. The amount of comps that a player is given usually depends on what game they are playing, how much they are betting, and how long they have played. Most casinos have hosts who are responsible for giving out free items and contacting players to bring them back to the casino. Pit bosses can also award comps at table games such as blackjack. In my experience, the best comps can be found in Las Vegas.
When in doubt if you are eligible for a casino comp, just ask. You will be surprised how easy it is to get a free buffet when playing blackjack in Las Vegas.
Typical comps are:
- Alcohol (or other beverages)
- Restaurant Meals
- Show Tickets
- Limousine Rides
- Airfare Reimbursement
- Free Play (slot machine credits or table chips)
- Tournament Entries
- Offers in the mail for any of the above
Comps are often identified by the following acronyms:
- RF = Room and Food
- LRFB – Limited Room, Food, and Beverage
- RFB = Room, Food, and Beverage
In future posts, I will discuss how to go about receiving the above comps by playing blackjack.