In the last couple of blogs I have talked about the tier-match promotion the Palms ran in June, including the chart in which they listed the tier structure of most of the local and Strip casinos. Many of you found this chart interesting, as did I even though I could not take advantage of the promotion because I was already a Hall of Famer.
I knew about the tier structure at some of the casinos because I am either an active member of the slot club or have been in the past. But even at those, I learned some new details. Brad and I are Emerald at the Boyd properties but we had never heard of the Onyx tier. Obviously a lot of people hadn’t. There was some discussion about this on gambling forums and it seems this is not an option in Vegas and in most other places. Perhaps it is – or has been – a benefit in one or more Mid-West properties. I also wasn’t up on the new categories at the M Resort – Producer, Executive Producer, and Icon.
I can add some information about the top levels that the chart does not give. Actually there is a Palms tier higher than Hall of Famer. It is called Legend but you have to be invited to reach that height and no one seems to know what it takes to get there.
Another high tier you have to be “invited” to join is the Mlife Noir. I used to be in that special group before they dropped the simple specific coin-in requirement but I was glad when I fell out of it – I never could say my title without getting my tongue twisted. Now qualifications to snag a Noir card “invitation” are not in writing and seem to vary depending on the property. However, in most cases, if you play video poker exclusively, you can forget about getting into this special high grouping.
You need “approval” to gain Seven Stars in Caesars Total Rewards program, but your host can put in the request and it is pretty automatic unless you have had marker/credit issues. The initial approval process sometimes does take several weeks due to slow paperwork; renewal is pretty routine and fast.
Remember, tier-level benefits vary greatly from property to property, sometimes not even being standard in all the casinos within one umbrella group. You need to be a master researcher to ferret out all those details that can add money to your bankroll and more enjoyment to your life.