CASINO REWARDS IN LAS VEGAS – FREE SUITES, FOOD, DRINKS AND MORE
Las Vegas Casino Rewards Programs Background
You can sign up online, or if you happen to be playing any game on the casino floor (except sports betting), sign up by telling the nearest staff member you’d like to join their rewards program. If you’re not gambling you can also sign up at customer service. The simple process should take less than two minutes.
In Las Vegas, your options usually center around five programs and their benefits. Respective companies and Vegas properties listed below:
MLife (MGM Resorts International) – MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Mirage, Luxor, New York/New York, Excalibur, Circus Circus
Wynn Red Card (Wynn) – Wynn, Encore
Identity (Cosmopolitan) – Cosmopolitan only
Club Grazie (Las Vegas Sands) – Venetian, Palazzo
Total Rewards (Caesar’s) – Caesar’s, Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Paris, Flamingo, Rio
Spending and Benefits
Once enrolled, practically every dollar spent on premises will count toward your rewards points. The more you spend and more nights you stay, the higher your status and resulting rewards will be. So it’s best to concentrate your stays and spending among one company’s properties.
While the exact benefits and rate of earning points will vary by program, what’s most important is that like all great rewards programs, they eliminate hassle.
- Complimentary room/suite upgrades – You already know you’re going to upgrade. Why not start from a higher level? Instead of a room to a suite, how about a suite to a penthouse?
- Complimentary annual free nights
- VIP line access to nightclubs and dayclubs (for member and guests)
- Priority taxi lines (never wait in line for cabs – a huge perk on busy weekends)
- Complimentary gym/fitness center access
- Discounts (10-15 percent) at retail shops on premises
- Resort Credits – This is money in your pocket. Once you reach higher levels of status, you’ll receive an annual voucher for resort credits. This can be several hundred dollars. You’re going to spend money on food/drink while in the resort. Why not start a few hundred ahead?
How can you accelerate to the higher levels of elite status?
- Always use your card – It’s the most simple rule, but most often forgotten. Whether you’re gambling, dining, hitting the gym/spa, partying in club, or having a drink by the pool, use your card. Note: For larger expenses, it’s especially important to check your receipt. You want to be sure you got credited. If not, you can always take the receipt to customer service at the end of your trip.
- Spend with friends – Traveling with friends that aren’t program members? Put their bills on your rewards card. You’ll get credit for their spending, and they’ll get to enjoy the privileges of your membership as a guest. Another win-win.
- Book through hotel websites – Sure, you could always book a flight/hotel package deal through Expedia or Travelocity, but did you know you can also do this on many resort websites? In fact, if you login using your membership number and password, you’ll often be offered even lower room rates than a normal visitor.
It’s worth noting Las Vegas isn’t completely isolated from major hotels. Thanks to MGM’s partnership with Hyatt last year, you can earn Hyatt points on MGM properties. The same goes for Caesars and Starwood. Notably in these partnerships, elite members enjoy reciprocity. So if you happen to be a Hyatt Diamond member, Hyatt’s highest elite level, you’ll be treated to MGM’s highest level of elite benefits on all MGM properties, and vice versa.