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Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

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Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

I'm a newby when it comes to Vegas, Please tell me.....At the casino/ casinos, I would want to sign up for their " club"? If I do gamble, even on the slots, just a little, I can look forward to offers on free rooms, possibly airfare in the future? What kind amts. are you talking about? 100$'s, 1000's$... I'm telling you, I am naive and want to learn.

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1. Re: Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

Well, I'll give this a shot. Go ahead and sign up, there is usually some small token for doing so (like a small amount of free play). There is no cost for signing up. Do not, and I repeat, do not gamble in order to "chase comps." Realistically, unless you have pretty unlimited funds, the cost of the things that you might get for "free" would be cheaper for you to pay for, rather than hope to be offered due to your gambling.

Offers depend on a whole lot of variables, some of which are a complete mystery, at least to me. I'll tell you what a Wynn host told me my last trip there - you need at least 3800 points per day before they will consider comping food and beverage (this was on top of a free room that I already had through a marketing offer). If you figure that a point equals a dollar more or less, you get the idea. Marketing offers are a different animal - properties may send you offers for rooms, with free play and maybe a food credit for lesser gambling, the idea being that they want to get you to the casino.

MLife and CET both have a point system where you accrue dollars that can be used towards food, etc. at their properties.

Don't believe people who say that they just ran a couple of hundred dollars through a slot machine, and were offered all sorts of things. Just not true. So, go ahead and sign up for the player's club cards, gamble what you are comfortable gambling, and if you end up with anything free, its a bonus. Down the road, you may get some sort of offer for free rooms, etc. , but don't gamble with that in mind. Just have fun!

Macon, Georgia
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2. Re: Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

Thanks so much for that info.... Sounds pretty common sense to me.

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3. Re: Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

lawcat's post is good information. I'd add my voice to "You've got nothing to lose" in signing up. At the very least, as a member you'll receive some promotions from time to time that may be as little as a reduced room rate or a 2 for 1 meal at the buffet, but if you intend to return to the property and you'd use those things, why pass that up?

A lot of people say to pick a club and confine your play to that club, and like frequent flyer miles, or supermarket rewards clubs there is logic to that. However, I have joined the club at every property I've ever gambled at, and I don't regret doing so. Frequently new members get some sort of teaser deal right after joining, and even if your play wasn't at the level of free rooms, you just might get one in the mail to lure you back and in.

My rule for myself is to gamble primarily where I'm staying if I am using a comp for the stay. That maximizes my potential for future offers. But the comp only dictates where I gamble, not how much I drop.

As far as things like airfare, you'd have to put quite a bit of money through the casino to get something like that. Free and discount rooms, particularly midweek and in slow seasons, a little free play, cash back or food and beverage credit are much more realistic expectations.

The comps are not rewards. They're given for the purpose of getting the gamblers' dollars. Their goal is to give you a little and for you to give back a lot more. If you're lucky and you win and get the comps, well score!. But most often you'll pay more for your room and free meal than what it cost them to give it to you .

Edited: 14 June 2011, 22:53
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4. Re: Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

To earn airfare at Caesars you would have to be a member of their 7 Star Club and to earn that you would have to put through about One million dollars to earn enough points to be in the club,that a lot of money and a lot of points.Play what you can afford to lose and if you earn free rooms or meals that is a bonus but never play for comps.

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5. Re: Sign up for the frequent gamblers club?

If you gamble "just a little" you can forget about that free airfare- it ain't gonna happen.

Go the the player cards kiosks, join and always use the cards. Some give freebies just for joining. They will have your e-mail address and may send you offers for discounted rooms or free rooms in the future. Comps are based on your history with them.

Play what you would ordinarily play. Don't even think about trying for any comps. If you charge things to your room- check to see if they can take something off your bill before leaving. If you are entitled to free/discounted rooms- they will get in touch with you.

Sign up bonuses change frequently (rememer you sign up for a group of casinos such as CET-not each indivicual casino), but this will give you some idea of what some of the casinos MAY offer you.

www.advantageplayer.com/lasvegas/index.html…

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