Best Vegas loyalty program for small gamers

Old Sep 3, 13, 9:05 pm
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Best Vegas loyalty program for small gamers

I am wondering what the best loyalty program is in Vegas for those of us who do not gamble much. Loyalty programs that reward hotel room spend, shows on property, dining etc.
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Old Sep 4, 13, 2:49 pm
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I am wondering what the best loyalty program is in Vegas for those of us who do not gamble much. Loyalty programs that reward hotel room spend, shows on property, dining etc.
The two big programs (MGM and Total Rewards), aren't too great for "low rollers". But from things I've seen elsewhere, some of the downtown and off strip casinos (especially for weekday stays) are worth looking into.
Look for various casinos with the word "coast" in their titles.
Way back, I remember getting nice offers (with small play) from the Plaza--but (now) things may have changed.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:59 pm
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How much is not much?

I just came back from Vegas after staying in the Monte Carlo for five nights for $100 {the nights are free but they still stick you for the "resort fee"}. This is my second trip out there this year and the last time I was at the Aria for three free nights. Combined with first class flying with miles, both the flight and the hotel comes out to about $100 for me every time.

My gambling is very limited and I expect to lose no more than $1,000 every time that I am there. This last trip was good to me since I really only ended up losing about $500. Between the two trips, I am at about 45,000 tier points and qualify for the Pearl level in MGM. However, most of my play is slot play with a little blackjack thrown in. A more calculating person would have stopped on the second night when I was ahead $200, but then it would have been boring for the rest of the week. Throw in another $400 worth of good food during those five days and the vacation expenditure was $1,000.

Just looked at my account on the Mlife.com and I have free nights offers for all of the MGM hotels {most of them good for only 1 or 2 nights, but those offers allow you to get very special rates for extra nights if you want to stay longer}. I expect that by the end of the year and early next year, I will be getting 3 to 5 night offers with a couple of hundred bucks of freeplay and a buffet or two thrown in.

To give you another data point: I have a friend that sometimes goes with me that gambles two to three times what I gamble and he gets $600 of freeplay and more free night offers than I do.
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Old Sep 11, 13, 6:00 am
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As someone who gets a rental car every trip and avoids the strip mostly (minus Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand) I get the most out of Boyd properties.

BConnected is a solid reward club. I'm low budget, low rolling and I've gotten free rooms at Gold Coast, The Orleans, Main Street Station.

OP didn't specify how much though so who knows. Your ADT (Average daily theoretical) makes all the difference in the world. From the sounds of it you won't get anything on the strip.
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Old Sep 27, 13, 9:44 am
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I'll second Boyd/BConnected. I played minimally there a couple years back and got free weekday offers and highly discounted weekends. Haven't played much recently and offers have fallen off but they EASILY have the best low-roll program I've seen. Many daily offers for bonus points on certain games, as well.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 11:16 am
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Another option is South Point. Its another locals casino thats south of the strip on LVB. Its got a simple program but still has a very generous comp policy for low table players for food, cigs, getting the room paid for, etc. Its clean and comfortable and close to i-15 so you can get anywhere you need to.

Orleans is another option that is covered above.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by mrredskin View Post
I'll second Boyd/BConnected. I played minimally there a couple years back and got free weekday offers and highly discounted weekends. Haven't played much recently and offers have fallen off but they EASILY have the best low-roll program I've seen. Many daily offers for bonus points on certain games, as well.
Ditto. The Orleans has been particularly generous with free rooms.

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Old Dec 22, 13, 1:42 am
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Boyd Group is the best. Station Casinos are also good.

The California, Fremont and Main Street Station downtown Las Vegas are great for people that are from out of town, offering 3 free meals each day, free room nights. These are all Boyd properties. The have 3 or 4 charter flights each week from HNL to LAS, but if you live in LA, SFO, etc. they offer great comps for people on the mainland, as well.

I have lived in LAS for over 12+ years, so we get different offers. When I lived in LA 12 years ago, I received 4 nights and all food (3 meals each day) at the California and the Fremont. Full comp. Low level player.

Now as a local, I receive great food comps. Still low level player.

Never be afraid to ask a casino host what they can do for you. It is not all based on play. They also want to keep you at their property.

Also, look for slow periods. Like this week. LAS is at one of the slowest periods of the year (4-1/2* hotels for $59.00) to New Years one week away - the same room may go for $600.00 or more. With a 2-3 night minimum stay.

This week I see 3* hotels going for a low of $18.00. New Years, same room $200.00+++.

Bottom line Boyd Group, Stations, or South Point if you have a car. For the strip - good luck.
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Originally Posted by kettle1 View Post
The California, Fremont and Main Street Station downtown Las Vegas are great for people that are from out of town, offering 3 free meals each day, free room nights. These are all Boyd properties. The have 3 or 4 charter flights each week from HNL to LAS, but if you live in LA, SFO, etc. they offer great comps for people on the mainland, as well.
Memories. My father-in-law (may he rest in peace) used to fly annually from Molokai to Vegas, and stay at the California (but gambled at the Fremont) with all the relatives, including his college-age daughter whom I married 25 years ago.

I got a rt on DL of LAX-LAS for $90 arriving on a Friday night and leaving 6am the same morning. A night of low stakes gambling and drinking in downtown. Thanks for the advice; confirmed what I was already going to do.
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Memories. My father-in-law (may he rest in peace) used to fly annually from Molokai to Vegas, and stay at the California (but gambled at the Fremont) with all the relatives, including his college-age daughter whom I married 25 years ago.

I got a rt on DL of LAX-LAS for $90 arriving on a Friday night and leaving 6am the same morning. A night of low stakes gambling and drinking in downtown. Thanks for the advice; confirmed what I was already going to do.
Thoughts go out to your father in law. I'll be at the Cal for the 4th time so far this year, next week. I'm sorry for your loss. I think more Hawaiians are hanging out at the CAL, than in the 50th State. I love visiting the Cal, I live in LAS and the guests may be a little "older", whatever that means. They seem fine with me. Aloha to this great group of visitors to LAS. Don't miss Red Rock canyon, grand canyon and more. There is more to LAS than the "strip".

I remember the redeye LAX to LAS at 11pm for $15.00, than a return around 7AM for the same price on Western Airlines. Champagne served both ways. That was a great trip. Don't tell my wife. Kidding. Aloha!

Again, thoughts go out to you father in law. He was right, for some reason I always do better gambling at the Fremont.
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