We have discussed extensively the Caesars merger with Eldorado Resorts in the weekly Vegas News. While we will expect an eventual transition to Caesars Rewards for many properties, right now you can explore Eldorado and Caesars Status Matching. In addition, you can also transfer (exchange, as they call it) points between many of the programs.
Eldorado and Caesars Status Matching – Test Case
For research purposes, I figured I would try to match my Caesars Rewards Loyalty Program Diamond to Trop Advantage Platinum. There are numerous programs that you can match, but this was the easiest for me to accomplish.
Tropicana Status Matching
TROP ADVANTAGE PLAYERS CLUB
My experiment started by logging into my (Atlantic City) Trop Advantage Account. I was surprised that my (Trop Advantage) status was still Gold Status since I have not been there in years. I had previously been gifted Trop Advantage Platinum, so perhaps this was a soft landing. The status levels for Trop Advantage are:
- Green – No (Tier) Points Required
- Copper – 3,200 Tier Points
- Gold – 16,000 Tier Points
- Platinum – 80,000 Tier Points
- Black – 360,000 Tier Points
The Tropicana Status Matching (Trop Advantage) was relatively seamless, there is a Caesars Rewards link accounts section of the website after you log in. Caesars Rewards Loyalty Program Diamond will match to Trop Advantage Platinum. The expiration date of the status match is listed as December 31, 2021.
Easy Match – Strange Emails
The only thing odd about the entire process was the emails, especially the email that seemed to allude to the fact that I matched Trop Advantage Platinum (“your TROP ADVANTAGE Platinum”) to Caesars Diamond. Perhaps, this was just a bad choice of wording. There was a second email that my Caesars Rewards Account was linked to my Trop Advantage account, this made perfect sense.
Worth It? – Status Matching
If you are planning to visit a property, it’s probably always worth it to have some level of status. Of course, during COVID-times many benefits at properties are restricted. For example, do not be surprised if tier benefits like “cut the line” are reduced or eliminated for the short term. This has been the case with Caesars Palace Las Vegas, but might not be the case with other properties. Other features like lounge access, also have also been modified for the (hopefully) short term.
You really have to “dive into” the nuance of any specific loyalty program to understand all the features and tier benefits. Something that is beyond the scope of this short article about the new matching programs. Whatever you do, be wise when you play for the first time at a new property after matching. The concept of “The Big Day of Play” can help you maximise your future benefits if you truly desire to move some of your “action” to a new property.