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Comp City

You Don't Have To Be a High Roller To Get the Perks from Vegas Casinos--You Just Have To Act Like One
Michael Konik
From the Print Edition:
Linda Evangelista, Autumn 95

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He was right. Next time I want to visit the Lady Luck, the host informed me, the airfare's on him.

Michael Konik is a contributing editor of Cigar Aficionado.

Bang For a Buck: A Comp Accounting The House Edge
Total playing time: 6.5 hours Average bet: $75 House edge: .19% Expected loss: ($46)

The Player's Gain

Room for two nights: $600 Meals: $425 Limos: $100 Show tickets: $60 Liquor: $50 Golf: $165 Fight tickets: $900 Return airfare: $144
Total comp value: $2,444 Less cost: ($46) Net gain: $2,398

Comp Cigars

In addition to free booze for seated players, casinos gladly hand out complimentary cigars to $5 bettors. Ask any cocktail waitress or, if necessary, a friendly pit boss, and it's on the house. Assuming a 0.5 percent disadvantage at blackjack, you're giving up around three cents a hand to earn the following cigars.

Sands: Zino Mirage: Macanudo Portofino Caesars Palace: Partagas Flamingo Hilton: Antonio and Cleopatra Harrah's: Bering Casino Lady Luck: Garcia y Vega

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