Category Archives: Gambling

Hard Rock Hotel Hoodie Promo

The Hard Rock Casino is running a promotion on Mondays and Tuesdays, October 31st – November 15th, 2016 where you get a free Hard Rock Hotel  & Casino hoodie when you earn   1000 Base Slot Points ($1000 coin-in on a slot machine) or reach a  $100 Theoretical  loss on a table game in a single day (which they limit to the hours of 5:01 am – 10:59 pm).
No points are deducted from your account.
You can receive one hoodie per day. It is valued at $60.
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For additional details, visit the Backstage Pass  desk or https://www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-specials/hotel-deals/rock-your-november-hoodie-earn-get/993

Total Rewards Winter Tier Credit Bonus Promotion

Total Rewards is running another Tier Credit Bonus promotion.

The Tier Credit Bonus through this offer will be awarded on Tier Credits earned (including Daily Tier Credit Bonuses) October 1 through December 31, 2016, with a maximum total bonus of 20,000 Tier Credits.

For every 500 Tier Credits you earn between October 1 and December 31, Total Rewards will give you a 100 Tier Credit bonus for 2017, up to 20k max. Continue reading Total Rewards Winter Tier Credit Bonus Promotion

Total Rewards Daily Tier Credit Bonuses

In 2013, Total Rewards started a daily Tier Credit Bonuses program which gives you additional Tier Credits for earning certain amounts of Tier Credits in a single casino/gaming day (typically a 24 hour period between 6:00am one day and 5:59am the following morning. Check the Total Rewards desk for the hours at your casino just to be safe).

      • If you earn 500 Tier Credits in one day, you receive 125 bonus Tier Credits
      • If you earn 1000 Tier Credits in one day, you receive 1000 bonus Tier Credits
      • If you earn 2500 Tier Credits in one day, you receive 5000 bonus Tier Credits
      • If you earn 5000 Tier Credits in one day, you receive 10,000 bonus Tier Credits
        Only the highest bonus achieved is awarded.

Earning 2500 Tier Credits plus the 5000 bonus Tier Credits is enough to give you Platinum status in a single day. Earning  5000 Tier Credits plus the 10,000 bonus Tier Credits is enough to give you Diamond status in a single day.

Table Game Comp Rate Article

John Grochowski has written a great article on  comp  rates vs expected loss for blackjack, craps and roulette in Gaming and Destinations magazine. I highly recommend reading it.

Here is a brief snippet:

“Blackjack …[$10 wager per hand …  60 hands per hour].  … If the house assumed a 2 percent edge, then it would estimate your theoretical loss at $12. … At a 10 percent comp rate, a casino assuming a 2 percent edge sees an hour of your play as worth $1.20 in comps. If the assumption is a 1 percent edge, an hour’s comps for a $10 player come to only 60 cents.”

Please use the link below to read the full article which goes into further details about our expected loss, what the casino calculates as your theoretical loss, and what comps that may yield.
http://www.gaminganddestinations.com/casino-comps-knowing-the-numbers/

Mobile casino tournaments launch at MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts International launched a mobile gaming platform where  guests can   gamble with real money in bingo, slot and video poker tournaments. Free games are also available.  You can play while logged in at any MGM Resort in Las Vegas except for Circus Circus. Continue reading Mobile casino tournaments launch at MGM Resorts