Total Rewards properly the best known players club in Las Vegas from Caesars Entertainment has announced that it is changing its name to Caesars Rewards starting on February 1st 2019. Total Rewards wasn’t the first slot/players club but was a leader in not just not just counting your casino spending but also at things like restaurants and shows.
The name change seems unusual for a company that spent so many years promoting the name but as the company opens non gaming resorts around the world Caesars Rewards sounds more like a traditional hotel rewards program. On February 1st 2019 you can ask for a new card and switch it out but either card will continue to be excepted and your points, tier and level benefits wont change.
The website and the mobile apps will work with either card and if you decide to switch out to the new card your member number will be the same. If you have a Total Rewards Visa (R) it will continue to work until new Caesars Rewards Visa credit cards get send out in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
If you want more information check out Total Rewards website or at any Caesars Rewards Centers starting February 1st of 2019.
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In an interesting move the El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas has announced deals with local restaurants in the area so now players can redeem their club points towards their meals. While its not unusual for players cards to offer the ability to use comps points at in house restaurants such as the buffets, redeeming points at an external restaurant is a new option.
The local restaurants you can use your El Cortez players card points at include Rachel’s Kitchen, Taqueria El Buen Paster and Eurekat for more information talk to the El Cortez players club.
In the past if you played table games and wanted to be rated for comps the pit boss would keep track of you average bet every so often then write the number down on a sheet. Comps is short for compenseries which is a small percentage of the amount of money you gamble that you get back for things such as free buffets or rooms based on your play. If you were a slot player in the past you wouldn’t really get rated for comps like a table player might, but since the appearance of the plastic players cards that has changed.
What a players card does?
Once you sign up for a players card you get a plastic card which looks similar to a debit or credit card with a magnetic strip on the back for the slot machines or card readers to read. When the card is entered in the designated slot on the slot machine and the card is read properly then it will record your play and generate a point balance which is the comp value that can be used towards things such as free or discount buffets or rooms. At a table game you put the card down on the table near you away from the playing area and the dealer or pit boss will take the card and generally will slide it through a reader and then hand it back to you.
How to sign up for a players card
Sometimes they will be people around the casino signing people up but generally you will go to the players club booth and stand in line and then show a government identification card or drivers license or a passport and fill out a brief form; The form will include basics such as name and address as well as you social security number we will discuss why they need that later. Joining the players club is free and if you do what happens to lots of us where you leave it in a machine by accident they will replace the card at no charge.
Benefits of a players card?
A players card keeps track of you gambling at a property which generate points that you can use towards things such as paying for your room, buffets or purchases in the hotel store among other things. You can use you card also often to get discounts as well as take advantage of cash back options at many properties and take your comps as cash although that’s not really recommended as you often get paid out in cash at a lower rate than using it towards something else. The players card helps the resorts track you for special offers or things such as special discounts or invitations to special events. The players card benefits get better as you get to higher levels in their program each denoted by a different color card, higher levels may also allow you things like skipping lines at restaurants or checking in as well as bigger discounts also included may be things such as free parking and no resort fees. Never bet more than you would normally bet just to achieve a higher level your comps are a percentage of you play so it would usually better to just pay for the free buffet or room etc, because gambling more just to get it will cost more than just paying for it.
Which property should i get a players card at?
The property you should get your card at should be the one your staying at or at one you are spending most of your time at, spreading a little money over several cards means you won’t earn much comps at any particular property. By signing up for a players card you will get on their mailing list which might generate slightly discounted offers even if you don’t bet much at that property.
The SLS Hotel & Casino on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip has updated its players club which was formally called The CODE. The new name for the players club is Club 52 and there are four levels which are Preferred, VIP, Elite with the highest level being Legend. To achieve the highest-level status, you must earn 150,000 points in a six month period and be invited to that level.
The off Strip Silverton resort is offering a free buffet today for all active and retired Military, Nevada Police and Fire as well as NHP members, you just have to be a member of their players club Silverton Rewards and present your service ID to the cashier. If you are a Silverton Rewards member you also get 6X points on slots and reels today as well as 16X points from 8am to 9am and from 3pm to 4pm, before you start playing activate your point multiplier at any kiosk. Gold, Platinum and Diamond Rewards Club member also will get a $10 free dining credit today only this also applies to Gold Fab 50+ members. For more information on these deals contact the Silverton Rewards Club at the property.
The Hard Rock has a special on Thursdays for members of its Backstage Pass players club which is free to join with 20X points on reels and video reels as well as 5X points on video poker. The promotion runs every Thursday until December and you must have you Backstage Pass card in the machine, check with the Hard Rock for more information.
Gas card promotions have been around for years at your local supermarkets and, as well as at locals casinos in Las Vegas. The South Point resort on the very south end of the Strip has a promotion for the month of August where you get a $50 gas card if you redeem $25 in player’s club points. The promotion only applies to points earned during this month using their player’s card called ‘The Club’ for more information contact the South Point.
Every Thursday between 10 am and 4 pm the South Point resort on the south Strip has a free slot tournament for seniors fifty and older. To enter all you need to be is a member of their players club (free to join) and swipe the card at any Club kiosk for you free entry. If you want a second entry it will cost 250 points and 500 points for a third entry and there is $5,200 in weekly prizes with $1,500 for first place and prizes in in various amounts all the way down to $50 for the 21st to 30th place finishers. For more information visit and to sign up for their player’s card simply called ‘The Club’ visit the South Point player’s club booth.
Update October 3 rd 2018: The above promotion is as the date says from August 6th 2015 so is not a current promotion for the one running at time of your visit check with the South Point players club. I will put the link below for the current seniors promotion flyer but promotions can be changed by a property at anytime.
Current Flyer Link
The above video courtesy of the MGM Grand is about using the M Life players card at the Wet Republic day club on the property. Other than the excuse for us to show attractive people at the pool it is a reminder to use your players card at other places than just the casino to increase your possible comps. Where the card is excepted to earn points varies by property or company and often places such as restaurants as well as clubs also are often overlooked but its a good way to earn points.
The off Strip Silverton resort has a promotion for the month a June where every Saturday 10 winners at each drawing get a chance to win up to $10,000 cash. To participate you have to be a member of the Silverton Rewards Club (free to join) and use it in the machines during your play and every 300 points you earn gets you one entry in to the drawing. If you are playing today or any Friday in June you also get double entries so check with the Silverton for more information. If you are going to check out the Silverton the property also has a large free aquarium to check out with Mermaids. [Video Courtesy Of the Silverton Casino]