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Here's How To Get A Free High Roller Ticket At A Caesars Casino

July 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (11)

Being the world's largest just doesn't mean the same thing it used to.

Caesars Entertainment has taken to the casino in an effort to drum up business for the High Roller observation wheel. Last week, Flamingo, The Quad and other Caesars casinos began issuing free High Roller tickets to any player that received a suited 21 at the blackjack tables. That means any time the first two cards dealt to a player are an Ace and a 10, Jack, Queen or King in the same suit (diamonds, hearts, clubs, spades), the player would receive a coupon for a free ticket to ride. The coupons are non-transferable (in theory, not so much in application) so whoever the ticket is made out to has to use it.

In stunning fashion, this writer received about five suited blackjacks in a 10-minute span recently. Since I’m afraid of heights, I didn’t use the tickets. Instead, the pit boss was kind enough to write the tickets out to another player at the table who had family and friends totaling eight. Working together, the table was able to send the entire party on the attraction for free. It felt good to do a nice deed for a large group of Vegas vacationers. Fist bumps and high fives were flying each time a suited 21 was dealt. This kind of fun communal experience is why people enjoy gambling. Well, that and possibly winning money once in a while.

The promotion seems very popular as just about every dealer and blackjack player was talking about the High Roller. Suited 21s were being dealt at a feverish pace across the casino and pit bosses were hustling to fill out tickets. We’re not sure how long this promotion will last, but if you needed an excuse to ride the High Roller, now you have one. We’ll update this post when we find out an end date of this promotion.

In the meantime, in honor of its 100th day, the first 100 folks in line today, Tuesday, July 8 starting at 11:30 a.m. will also ride the High Roller for free.

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Does not bode well

Considering this was just 4th of July weekend and a prime summer month you would think they would not have much space to spare at a new attraction like this. Per Facebook, it looks like they are giving away free rides to the first 100 people today or something like that.

@pkluvsvegas

FWIW this was during the week before the holiday rush.

Back in June

They were also doing this back 5-8 of June.  A friend of mine received one at Margaritaville Casino.

Sunset

My wife and I rode the High Roller on Thursday (June 26th) for sunset... I asked the girl at the ticket counter if there was a long wait and she said, "it shouldn't be too bad." When we got up there the only people in sight was a group of 4 adults and 2 kids (there was no one at the bar and no one in the miles of winding queues). Needless to say, we walked right on to a private capsule and enjoyed the sunset. We saved $5 each after showing our Flamingo room key, and, and while it was a very enjoyable time, I wouldn't pay full price for a second ride. Blackjack it is!

Wonder how long....

it will be before some bean counter finds out that the high roller is worth more as scrap than it is as an "attraction".

ID

Wonder if they actually check id to see if the rider is the person that the comp ticket was given to.

the reason to play table games

@eastcoastgambler  for a low roller like me (say $5-$10 downtown bj at most) that communal goal high-fiving aspect really is the reason to gamble at the tables.  With the right crowd in a good mood, and a few cocktails comings, it's fun to stay for hours, even as the chip stack stays relatively stable through the night.  It's why I really enjoy the mellow low stakes vibe downtown, and hope it stays (along with free and cute cocktail service) for at least a while longer...

@ivyboy

I find that blackjack on the strip is often boring but the carnival games (Mississippi Stud, 3 Card Poker) have that kind of camaraderie.

Good times are everywhere downtown...as long as there's air conditioning. :)

Writing is on the wall

Well it's easy to say that the other wheel across from MBay will not be built...at all. Caesars should have bought the site across from MBay and built the wheel there.

The marketing pros are on every deal site pushing this wheel of misfortune to every Tom, Dick and Harry. I will give them credit for thinking outside of the box and keeping it top of mind. Perhaps more concerts IN the LinQ instead of using it just as a thoroughfare. I wonder why does the London Eye do so well but this High Roller just isn't cutting it?

Hear they have a happy hour pod

Read another story that they are now offering a happy hour pod in the afternoon/early evening that is unlimited drinking for the 30 minute ride with a bar in the pod.  

I actually look forward to riding the high roller one day.  However, haven't done it the last 2 trips out and probably will not on the next one.  It took us around 15 trips before we finally rode the eifel tower to the top and that was aided with a 2 for 1 coupon out of the 24/7 magazine.  So around $12 going up just before sunset and staying up there as long as we wanted still seems like a better deal.  

@thekube

The views from the HR seem to be very obstructed, maybe that's one reason people aren't so interested?  Still, it seems remarkable the London Eye is so busy that advance ticket purchases are highly recommended.  Apparently the HR's developers expected similar crowds.

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