If you're clicking onto this page, you probably really want to know how to score some comps from casinos. The easiest way to figure this out is to buy Max's Comp City, but if you want the shortcut (and free) answers, here they are:

1. Ask
If you don't ask, they can't say yes.  And even if they say no, most bosses will tell you what you have to do to get something for almost nothing.

2. Get Rated
If they don't know who you are, then they (and that usually means a computer) won't know who to give the comp to.

3. Play Blackjack

It's the easiest game to master (at least basic strategy wise) and the casinos have no way of knowing whether you're a good player or just an average schmoe who doesn't know the different between a soft 14 and a taco (although they both will give you gas).

4. Bet More When the Boss is Watching

The essence of Comp Wizardry is to trick bosses. This is the first weapon in your arsenal.

5. Bet Less When the Boss isn't Watching

Duh. The reason you do this is to pump up your rating and make the boss think that you're a high roller. The computers only know what the bosses tell them and the bosses are always wrong. Make sure their mistakes are in your favor.

6. Take Breaks

The comp meter keeps running whether you're on the game or not, so take as many breaks as you (and the boss) can stomach.

7. Look Like a Loser

Everybody loves a winner, except in a casino. This means that you should deftly hide chips every time you play. Losers get more.

8. Gift the Bosses
A small token of your appreciation to a boss goes a long way to getting an inflated rating. Some might think of this gifting as a bribe, but Max looks at it as just spreading the milk (and beer and whiskey) of human kindness around the casino.

9. Never Turn Down a Comp
If they offer, say yes.  Even if you don't use it, you can give it away and your Karma score will go sky high.

10. Be Nice
Nice guys eat room service lobster and get to ride around in limos while the turds often wind up with their rating slips wadded up, dying a slow death in the bottom of the trash cans.

So much for the primer. Now buy the book.