Casino offers are one of the core ways gamblers are rewarded when they play at a casino. Oftentimes casino offers are designed to offer players anywhere between 20 and 40 percent of their expected loss, based on how much they wager and what games they play. This can be substantial for players who spend enough time and money at the casino.
What some players don’t realize is that casino offers tend to cover a variety of aspects of the casino-going experience. Here are 5 ways players get rewarded via casino offers:
1. Free Play/Match Play/Free Bets
The most obvious and common way players get rewarded is through free slot play, or for table game players it might be match play or free bets. This is a common enticement to get players to come back and play some more, which usually comes in the form of the game type they like most.
So, for slot players, as well as video poker and video keno players, it’ll usually be free play. Table players will get offers such as free bets or match play. Some free bets are handed in when the bet is resolved, win or lose, but the more generous casinos let you keep playing with it until the bet is lost.
2. Discounted or Comped Hotel Rooms
The ability to stay on property for a night or two is an enticing aspect of a casino trip, and even moreso if traveling to destination markets like Las Vegas. Hotel stays are often paired with free play as a core part of casino offers.
Depending on whether the casino is a local or destination market can determine whether a hotel booking is required to be able to avail oneself of the other parts of the offer. Las Vegas offers often require a room stay to also be booked, for instance.
3. Resort Credits or Food Credits
Resort credits are generally able to be used across the resort for a variety of spending options, including food at restaurants, experiences at the spa, entertainment options, and in some (but not all cases), shopping at the various casino shops on property.
Sometimes casinos will focus the offer in to be just about food credits specifically, either earmarked for certain food options (buffet, food court, high end restaurant) or alternatively for use on any food option throughout the property.
4. Entertainment Admission
Another offer opportunity is the ability to go see shows or participate in ticketed events. Casinos will often bring shows to their properties to drive attendance, because they know many players who come out for a show will stay for a meal or to gamble a bit.
This can often be for musicians, but could also be for other types of entertainment shows (touring broadway productions, comedians, etc.) or ticketed events the casino is hosting itself, anything from food or beverage tastings to New Year’s celebrations.
5. Free Gifts
Another popular offer option is the free gift. Often the free gifts are designed as a series of gifts, awarded weekly, to get players to return multiple times in a month. Examples can range from pots and pans and bedding sets all the way to electronics or gift cards.
The free gift is most common at locals casinos which prioritize regular visitation, but you can still trip across free gift options even in markets like Atlantic City or Las Vegas. One of our staff still has a piece of luggage from a giveaway that happened to be going on while on site during a visit.
What’s Your Favorite Casino Offers?
Casinos provide a variety of offer types to draw different sorts of players in. What’s your favorite casino offers? Share them in the comments!