An Overview of Casino Comps


An Overview of Casino Comps

Casino comps have always been used to obtain player loyalty. The players that earn the most comps are the ones that take the most risks that pay off. Both online and land based casinos offer this incentive to players.

Every individual casino has a membership program players can join for free. These player’s cards are inserted in slot machines or made available to game dealers and gamblers earn points based on how much money they wager. In some cases casinos will offer a free promotional item to players when they sign up for a membership.

Most major casinos allow players to join their membership program by going onto their website and filling out a quick form. For individual casinos the membership only applies to that particular location. But many of the casinos in cities such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City are owned by the same company. For example, when players sign up for a membership with the MGM Casino their player’s card will also work in the Mirage, Bellagio, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay and the Luxor, because the same company owns them all. This makes it easier than ever for players to earn casino comps.

The best way for a gambler to earn comp points is to play table games. This is because the dealer will always calculate the amount of a gambler’s comps based on the value of the average amount they bet. When gamblers ensure their first few bets in any table game are high, they will earn more comp points than otherwise.

Those who remain loyal to a particular casino will find that their comp points often get them perks such as a discounted guest room rate and free or discount meal and show tickets. Loyal players who ask a casino to reimburse them for their losses will sometimes reimburse up to 30% of a player’s lost money.

The more gamblers play their favorite games they more comp points they are likely to earn. While some gamblers are under the impression that losing earns them comp points, simply playing is all it takes. The exception to this rule is if the casino deems the loss to be large enough that they feel they must partially reimburse the gambler through comp points, in order to keep their business. On the other end of the spectrum, a win a casino deems to be very large can also earn a player comp points. The idea behind this is to give them comp points that will cause them to gamble more in the casino’s hopes that the player will lose money to them again.

Once a player has claimed their comp points, it is important to redeem them quickly. Out of town gamblers are limited to using their comp points before they go home or coming back within one month of receiving the comp, since most casinos do apply an expiration date to these points.

Properly understanding casino comps is the first step to using them.

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