Comps are for gamblers and you better plan on spending a BUNDLE if you want a comp on a Strip hotel casino. The locals casinos are more likely to be more generous like Orleans, Gold Coast or South Coast; all within a quick drive. They also have the lowest minimum bets.
Otherwise, figure you will be luck to find a $3 table during the day and a $5 at night. But to even start getting a comp at a Strip Hotel you need to be placing $15 each and every hand or more, hand after hand in rapid succession for several hours.
First timer, enjoy more enjoying the views of the casino, some of the other features like a Cirque show (I recommend Mystere for price and enjoyment); enjoy the buffets because you get all you want to each and a non-alcoholic beverage (don't forget a couple dollars for the lady who brings the beverage and picks up your dishes). You can get free drinks while gambling, slots or table, but remember to tip the cocktail $1. And if you win, give the dealer a few dollars as you leave since their income is based on tips, not salary.
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