Slot clubs were invented for slot fanatic, machine players like me (and I guess
you since you're here). This little piece of plastic that the casinos give you
for free is definitely a most powerful weapon in your quest for slot machine
and casino gaming fun. It looks like a credit card, but is different from a
credit card in a major way - it actually pays you. Using your card while playing
the slots (or any machine in some casinos) helps you to earn free points / cash,
so why turn down an opportunity for cash rebates and comps?
Slot clubs can bring different levels of fun to different types of people. For
me, a Vegas-loving slot fanatic that plays for fun, simply getting the value
of my hotel room for free would suffice. A local slot player who never needs
rooms but hates to cook might look for a slot club that offers good payback
in food credits (free buffet meals etc.). So sizing up the various slot clubs
for what they offer in relation to what you desire is a good first step to make
if you've never joined a club.
Like most things in life, slot club cards come with varying levels of benefits.
For example, you cant just waltz into the Mirage with $40 in quarters thinking
that they're going to fall all over you to make your life happily. Actually,
for the Mirage, quarter-play doesnt even play toward slot club benefits. But
if you headed off to one of the mid-range or second-tier casinos, then maybe
you'll be able to find varying types of slot clubs at that level. These aren't
the most luxurious resorts, but they will have positive slot clubs that award
fairly decent cash rebates and/or offer generous room and food comps for low-roller
The number of points needed to achieve regular club status is different at every
casino. Some will give you comps starting from early on in your play but usually
there's some required point level that you have to reach. For example, in Vegas,
the Circus Circus Casino requires 200 points to become a full-fledged slot club
member. Some casinos, like Caesars, give you a temporary card at first. The,
after accumulating a specified number of points, you're issued a permanent card
and the comp-cash system kicks in. Others have a tiered membership structure
- the longer you play, the more the casino will reward you, upgrading your comps
at each level.
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