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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Players Club Card
Every casino in Las Vegas has some sort free players club card. What's this card for? Well, they market it to you, the gambler, as a way to earn stuff, but the real purpose is to track money. However, don't let this stop you from signing up. It's a good idea to sign up for every players club card that you can. It can make you money.
Most casino cards have built in benefits for holders. These benefits end up making you money. For instance, there are casinos here that give cardholders a discount at the buffet. The discount is usually a couple of bucks. Not going to make you rich right? Well, $2 is $2. It's just one of the many features the card holds. Some casinos send mailers to cardholders every week, couple of weeks, or monthly. These mailers contain news, promotion tickets and valuable coupons. They are just for cardholders. For instance, just about every month one casino sends a friend of mine coupons for free Bingo play.
All my friend has to do is show up, redeem the ticket and play for free. That's potentially free money in the bank. Some places send free cash in the mail. Ok, not actual cash notes, but coupons redeemable for free cash. Arizona Charlies is a good casino to sign up with. They said great stuff all the time.
Many casino offer cash back on play. Sure, you need to play a lot in relation to the money you get back, but it's still better than nothing. Like free stuff? I think just about every casino club offers free apparel and other goodies—even trips and cars. Usually, you earn points towards these items. The casino will also hold special points days. Sometimes they giveaway great prizes and the drawings are only open to members of the players club.
It boils down to this. If you are playing at a casino and not a member of their players club, you are missing out. Here's another great feature and this goes back to the first thing I mentioned—money tracking. It's nice to be able to get a printout of the money you won or lost at any time. Want to deduct gambling losses on your IRS taxes? The printout from the casino will give you legitimate proof. So, the next time you are at a casino, make sure you sign up for their players club before you spend a penny.
Jason A. Martin former casino dealer, professional gambler and Las Vegas insider. You can get your own content, links and marketing at his gambling website marketing website at GamblerMarketing.com.