In the past few weeks, both MGM and Caesars have announced increases to their resort fees. The new rates at MGM go into effect on March 2nd. The increases for Caesars go into effect on March 1st. As a general rule, the resort fees cover local phone calls, fitness center access for 2 as well as in-room wireless internet access.
There have been a few changes over the past months. X Rocks at the Rio and Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding at Bally’s are no longer on the list. The Paul Zerdin show at Planet Hollywood has closed. Other shows like Penn & Teller, Anthony Cools and Menopause The Musical are ‘sold out’ or have limited availability.
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.
UPDATE (March 8):
This promotion ended early for non-local players. If you have a Nevada ID, though, you can still take advantage of it through the end of March.
At the end of last year, Total Rewards ran a promo at the Rio and Planet Hollywood, where you would receive a free buffet after earning 50 points in a day. 50 Points is $500 coin-in on video poker or $250 coin-in for slots. The promo now covers the Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood and the Rio and has been extended through March.
After you earn 50 points go to the Total Rewards booth or promotional kiosk at that casino to receive a voucher for a free buffet at any of the participating casinos. It is limited to one redemption per card, per day, but you can use it multiple times through the end of March.
Total Rewards Diamond Lounges are private VIP lounges where Diamond and Seven Stars members can relax, get a free drink and a snack away from the casino floor. The specifics vary from lounge to lounge, but as a general rule they have a small bar, tables with cocktail service and a small buffet featuring chips and veggies throughout the day and a small hot food assortment during dinner hours.
A new policy is starting in January 2018. Diamond Lounge will only be free to players who earned at least 25,000 Tier Credits in 2017. For Diamond members earning less than 25,000 Tier Credits, access will be 1,000 Reward Credits for the member and an additional 1,000 for their guest.
They want to make the lounges “more intimate” and I think the new fees will do that. While I have enjoyed access to the lounges, I would not consider them worth a $10 cover. Continue reading Las Vegas Diamond Lounges→