Casino Loyalty (Casino Rewards) and TravelZork
TravelZork and its community are great resources for those interested in casino rewards programs (casino loyalty programs). I’ve been in this world for a while, and I’m still constantly learning about the topic from this group. (Pro-Tip: Be sure to join the TravelZork Facebook Group !)
Rewards can be a helpful way to get the most out of visiting Las Vegas casinos. My preferences have changed often since I turned 21 and started visiting casinos regularly. (Also see: Embrace ALL Gamblers | Why Vegas Casino Loyalty is Broken.)
East Coast Gambler (Never Forget)
As an East Coast gambler (Never Forget), getting rewards in Las Vegas was almost as important as the benefits I’d have in Atlantic City. After moving to Las Vegas, my preferences changed drastically.
Since I wasn’t staying in hotels often, the day-to-day perks and reward points mattered more. Earning complimentary meals was more important than hotel rewards.
Since the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, my preferences changed with my offers. I enjoyed complimentary rooms at my favorite Las Vegas property, The Cosmopolitan, for about 20 consecutive months. I was also receiving weekly food credits and free play. It was a blast!
As we start the new year, I’m without any upper-tier status at any casino for the first time I can remember. This is making me question what I want from a casino rewards program now that I’m starting from scratch.
First Priority – Casinos (Casino Choice)
First and foremost, I’ll dedicate my time and money to casinos my friends and I like to visit. Unfortunately, that rules out probably 90% of the Las Vegas casinos.
After narrowing down the casino or group of casinos I’ll move to specifics of what benefits matter to me in 2024. This changes often and I’ll eventually dive into the specifics. Frankly, writing this is going to help me a lot.
What Do You Want In Las Vegas Casino Rewards
We all know not to gamble specifically for rewards. However, why not take the perks if a casino rewards program is going to offer rewards for the money we plan to spend anyway?
One person I was speaking with about casino rewards recently really likes the VIP access the tier-benefits offer. Having better parking matters as much as complimentary meals.
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Another person likes that their favorite Las Vegas rewards program has numerous non-casino partners. This allows them to take a complimentary or discount cruise or vacation elsewhere.
These aren’t important to me, but we all have our preferences.
More Resources and Discussion about Casino Loyalty (Casino Rewards)
- Yo-11 Minutes: “We found the BEST Casino VIP Lounge!” (E45S2)
- Yo-11 Minutes: “Caesars Laurel Lounge Debacle: When everyone is a VIP, nobody is a VIP” (E43S2)
- Yo-11 Minutes: Episode 30 “The Casino Host With The Most”
- Yo-11 Minutes: Episode 29 “Vegas Comps and Comments”
- Yo-11 Minutes: Episode 19 “WTF MGM Rewards? No Way This (offer) Is True”
What Most Want and Desire – Casino Loyalty Programs
Many tourists I speak with simply want to reach the level where they see perks with an actual dollar value. Rewards programs that waive resort and/or parking fees are always at the top of their list. Of course, these programs also tend to offer complimentary rooms to these members.
This matters to me since chances are my Vegas Strip spend will likely include hotel stays.
These are just a few preferences I’ve heard from people I’ve been in touch with this week. Just talking about the different perks is helping me figure out where I’ll spend my time and money.
What are you looking for when considering a Las Vegas casino rewards program?
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