The vast majority of casinos have players card programs with multiple tiers. As you rise through the tiers, you tend to get escalating perks, such as larger discounts in the gift shops or waived resort fees.
If you’re not a big spender, however, those higher tiers can feel elusive. Furthermore, over time there is a general pressure to raise the requirements for tier programs to avoid too many higher-tier players from watering down the value that being a higher tier can provide. After all, what is a line-cutting privilege when half the players have it?
One consequence of these evolving rules is that casinos have taken a bit of the bite out by increasing the frequency of tier credit multipliers. Tier credit multipliers accelerate the pace of tier earnings during certain windows of time – they can be for a day, a weekend, or even an entire month, which has happened in markets like Laughlin.
As a player, you can check the casino’s website or your monthly offers physical mail/email to see when such scenarios are taking place. Timing your casino trips to go when these multipliers are running will let your money work harder for you, as you’ll earn towards your tier that much faster.
Tier credit multipliers can take higher tier perks that seem out of reach and make them more accessible to players, without requiring a hiring spend to achieve them. In turn, they can save players money between discounts and perks that would normally incur an additional fee, which offers some concrete cash value.
Some players object to the idea of tier credit multipliers, saying that players didn’t “earn” the tier. But these multipliers also drive players in, and because the tier credits themselves have no cash value, it tends to be a helpful marketing tool without spending out tons of money on free play, gifts or other perks to get people in the door.
So, the cycle of harder tier programs but more tier credit multipliers seems to be increasingly the norm at casinos. As players, like with any casino promotion, it’s smart to review your offer notices and see if you can make the most of them.
Just remember you should never gamble just to earn comps or higher tiers. But if you are gambling, it’s always savvy to maximize what you can get out of your entertainment budget.