I’m in Vegas for business and I don’t gamble. Why should I get a players club card?

Although players clubs started as a way to track gambling activity in order to provide more accurate comps, today players clubs are much more like the airlines’ frequent flyer clubs. Players clubs still give you comps for gambling, but many of them also give you comps based on your purchases and hotel charges at their resorts.

Even if you never gamble, showing your players card when you make purchases can give you a rebate of up to 5% in the form of comps.

The MGM Resorts’ Mlife program does not give you comps for spending, but they do give you tier points. Spending $1000 at an MGM resort over the course of a year will give you Pearl status which gives you priority access to their buffets and a dedicated check in line at most MGM resorts.

Most players clubs also give you a discount or perk just for having their base level card.

  • Caesars’ Total Rewards membership gives you a 10% discount at the hotel lobby shops of all Caesars’ owned resorts. It also gives you a discount at many of their restaurants, savings on the Buffet of Buffets Pass and the All Stage Pass and a 5% discount on Norwegian Cruise Lines cruises.
  • Coast Casino’s B Connected card gives you a few dollars off of their buffet prices as well as 10% off at their gifts shops and 10% off of packaged liquor.
  • Hard Rock’s Backstage Pass card gives you a 10% discount at the Hard Rock Store, Love Jones and the Reliquary Spa.
  • MGM’s Mlife card gives you a discount on car rentals from the on-site rental agency. They offer a tier-based discount at their lobby and logo merchandise stores (including the show souvenir stores). They offer special Royal Caribbean Cruise Line perks depending upon your tier, too.

If you play MGM’s myVEGAS game on Facebook, you will need an Mlife card in order to redeem your reward even though you do not need to have an Mlife card to play the game.

In Las Vegas, the Total Rewards card is used at Ballys, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, The Quad/LINQ and Rio.
The Mlife card is used at Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, The Delano at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York – New York, The Signature at MGM Grand and Vdara.
B Connected is used at California, Fremont, Gold Coast, Main Street Station, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.

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