Reward Programs and Cards

Every major casino on the Las Vegas Strip offers a rewards card attached to a reward program. This card allows the casino to track what type of games you play, what you buy, and how much money you spend. This information helps the casino market to you. To get you to sign up for a card, many casinos are willing to give you free money! This money normally needs to be spent in a slot machine, but usually you can get some sort of return. Below I will list out the best cards to sign up for and what ones are not necessary.

General Rewards Card Information


1. If you gamble a lot at a casino you should sign up for its rewards card and always use it when you gamble.

2. Rewards add up slowly, and know that it is never worth it to gamble just for rewards. Only gamble what you can lose, and any rewards you earn should be an added bonus.

 

Best Rewards Cards Sign Up Perks


Total Rewards – All Caesars Entertainment casinos offer $5 in free play when you sign up for their Total Rewards. You can earn points on this card at Bally’s, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Rio, and The Quad.

Identity – The newest casino on the Strip, Cosmopolitan offers $100 in slot reimbursement when you lose $100 in one day if you are a new member signing up for their club, Identity.  They used to not advertise this but now I see it on the top of cabs.  They usually have multiple promotions going on so make sure to ask for this one.

Las Vegas Hilton – $10 Free Slot Play

Mlife – Make sure you sign up at Aria or Bellagio, because those are the only two MGM casinos that offer $10 in free play. You need to put $2 of your own money to get your free money though, unlike other casinos which only require $1. You can earn points on this card at Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, Monte Carlo, and New York-New York.

Treasure Island – $10 Free Slot Play plus you get to spin the wheel.  The lowest prize on the wheel is $5.

Tropicana – Unfortunatley Tropicana’s, Even the Odds promotion ended.  I’m assuming this happened when new management took over.  My guess is they still have some sort of free play to attract players however.

Wynn/Encore – $10 Free Slot Play

Venetian/Palazzo – $8 off Madame Tussauds, Free Ticket Upgrade for the Blue Man Group

 

Rewards Cards to Skip (Unless you Gamble There)


  • Palms – If you gamble there a lot this card is worth it, but for the majority of people just stopping by it is not worth your time.
  • Hooters – They claim $200 in free slot play, but the machines only pay out three of the hardest lines to get. The odds of winning are the same as hitting a progressive jackpot for only a few thousand dollars, so skip Hooters unless you gamble a lot there.
  • Casino Royale – You can get their free play and buy one get one free drinks without signing up by playing the display machines outside someone is always pushing.