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How new slot club members can cash in on great gifts, rebates and more

By H. Scot Krause


Receiving a gift when you sign up for a new slot club is always a nice perk, but a rebate can be even better.  We never know for sure how long a promotion will last, so if at all possible, plan your trip to take advantage of new member sign-ups gifts and rebates whenever you can–and do it quickly.  The offer could disappear just as fast as it appeared.

Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is now offering a “You Can’t Lose–First $100 is on Us” sign-up promotion. We see more of these in Las Vegas than other places, so this a great deal in Atlantic City.  The offer is pretty straightforward. Resorts says, “If you show a slot loss of $100 or more on your first gaming trip to Resorts, we will give you $50 in free play for your next two trips! Your free play will be loaded right onto your Resorts Casino Club card for quick and easy redemption and you will receive a letter in the mail as a reminder. Your first free play installment will be available for 30 days, and your second free play installment will be available days 31-60.”

The Resorts Promotion Booth can give you complete details on the program.  Of course, to take full advantage of the offer you have to be able to schedule the return trip into your plans.

Resorts Casino has recently remodeled rooms, added new slots and new entertainment, so this is a good time to check them out.  Joining the club will provide you with special benefits, perks, invitations and information to help you make the most of each future visit.  Sign up for your free Resorts Casino Club card at the Promotions Booth located on the casino floor and take advantage of the rebate while you can. The Promotion Booth is open Sunday–Thursday, from 9 am to midnight, and Friday–Saturday, 9 am to 2 am.

The largest rebate offer I’ve ever seen recently emerged at the Palms in the Las Vegas. They want your business! A loss rebate for new sign-ups will get you up to $500 in freeplay for additional trips. There are ten levels of rebates from $50 to $500. Rebates are awarded in three installments. The “You Play We Pay Slot Rebate Program 2012” is available to first time new club members only, and Las Vegas residents are excluded.

The Free Slot Play Rebate Schedule is awarded in three installments, beginning with the first after the first 24 hours. The second rebate is awarded beginning in 14 days with up to 6 months to redeem, and the third installment is awarded after three months, with up to one year to redeem. The rebates vary by your actual losses based on your play within the first 24 hours of signing up. Participants forfeit their rebates if they are not claimed within the timeframes, and rebates may only be claimed 14 days apart.

As an example, if your first day’s losses are $50, the disbursement would be $15 the first time, $15 the second time, and $20 the final time. On the high end, a loss of $500 would result in $150, $150 and $200 respectively.  To view the complete schedule and all the rules, visit the Club Palms booth or the website at

Also in Las Vegas, the Eastside Cannery as well as the Cannery in North Las Vegas are offering new members up to $100 in loss rebates.  First day’s losses after signing up are rebated with seven days (notified by mail) as free slot play with a minimum loss of $10 and a maximum loss of $100.  Another cool thing about this promotion is that you can do them both. The clubs are not linked, and each club uses their own separate card.

Elsewhere in Las Vegas, Hooter’s Hotel Casino has added a free Cattleman’s steak dinner when you join the Owl Rewards club. This is in addition to the existing $200 in Free Promotional Slot Play offer (used on designated promotional slot machines).

If you’re visiting San Diego, Valley View Casino & Hotel is offering a free lobster buffet dinner to new members.  The offer is valid through March 23, unless they extend it.

These are just a few examples of the some of the latest sign-up promotions. There are many others around the country.  I would make it a point to take advantage of these specials when they pop up if you can–this is one of the many advantages of slot clubbing!

Winter Promotions

March Madness will rule Las Vegas this month.  If you’re a college basketball fan, you already know this.  If this will be your first time being in Las Vegas during the annual tournament, check out Las Vegas’ race and sports books for some wild and crazy fun, and some incredible promotions.

Meanwhile, the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is already gearing up for the 43rd annual World Series of Poker.  The world’s longest-running, richest and most prestigious poker event is open to anyone 21 years of age or older and officially begins on Sunday, May 27. The first open WSOP gold bracelet event will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 with a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. A total of 61 coveted gold bracelets will be up for grabs in 2012–three more than last year. To view the entire schedule, visit, where you can download event structures, pre-registration forms and even link it to your Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites.

The Penny Slots Room with nearly 200 one-cent machines is now open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, FL. Featured slots include Amazing Race Expedition, Sex and the City Big Diamonds, Cash Spin, Monopoly Digging for Gold, Playboy Hot Zone and Quick Hit Platinum. Coming soon are Tarzan, The Hangover, Golden Pharaoh, Stinkin’ Rich and Vegas Hits. Players can win up to $1 million in the Penny Slots Room. The new Penny Slot Room also features hundreds of two-cent machines and up. The room is located next to the Food Court.


H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.  Scot reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. Scot is a former entertainment director and a sixteen-year resident of Las Vegas.  His work is regularly featured in gaming publications and the annual American Casino Guide Book. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to:

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