Caesars Entertainment is one of the most recognized names in the gambling industry, operating roughly 40 casinos in the United States, Canada, Dubai and Mexico. Regardless of whether you are in Reno, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or somewhere in between, you are probably not far from one of Caesars’ casinos.
As one of the biggest casino operators in the world, you would expect Caesars to have an exceptional rewards program for their players – and they do. The program is called Total Rewards, and it’s used at virtually all of the company’s properties. Many gamblers view the Total Rewards program as one of the best in the industry simply because such a large number of casinos use the program. Read on to learn more about the Caesars Total Rewards program and why it is so popular.
Just like many player programs at other casinos, Total Rewards members earn points (Tier Credits) for gambling or spending money at any Caesars property. When gambling, these credits get added to a player’s account based on the type of game they play, the amount of money wagered, the length of play and other factors.
The total amount of Tier Credits that a player has in their account determines their status in the program. In the Total Rewards program there are 4 tiers; Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars. Below is an image of these tiers as well as how many credits are required to reach each one:
New players start out at the Gold level and will ascend to the subsequent levels as they earn more Tier Credits. As you accrue credits and reach higher tiers, you will unlock bigger and better perks. Some of the benefits associated with this rewards program include free nights at all Caesars properties, free slots play, and discounts on everything from meals to shows. Caesars is such a large enterprise that it is almost difficult to avoid earning Tier Credits if you visit one of their properties.
Tier Credits can be earned at any Caesars Entertainment property by playing games on the casino floor, attending shows, eating at certain restaurants, and a variety of other activities within the casino. After signing up for a Total Rewards card, you can easily keep track of how many credits you have directly on their website at TotalRewards.com or at one of the kiosks in the casino.
To give you a better understanding of just how easy it is to earn Tier Credits and in turn reap the benefits of Total Rewards, we will go over exactly how and where players can earn credits.
Slot Machines: 1 Tier Credit for every $5 wagered
Video Poker: 1 Tier Credit for every $10 wagered
Table Games: Varies (rated by the pit boss based on length of play, average bet amount and the type of game)
Poker: Varies (the amount of Tier Credits are based on length of play, limit and type of game)
The most common way that Total Rewards cardholders earn Tier Credits is, of course, by gambling. The amount of Tier Credits you receive will depend on whether you play slots, video poker, table games or poker. Each of these game categories give players a different ratio of credits based on how much money they wager, and this is usually determined by the game’s house edge. For example, slots have a much higher house edge than most video poker games, therefore you’ll earn more Tier Credits by playing slots.
Because Caesars has one of the most extensive networks of casinos in the world, a player is given the chance to earn Tier Credits no matter where they are. 55,000+ video poker and slot machines combined with more than 2,500 table games gives any type of casino-goer the chance to earn seemingly countless rewards.
If you enjoy gambling, there is a Diamond in a Day promotion which makes it easier to become a Total Rewards Diamond member. If you’re a new player and earn 5,000 Tier Credits during the first 24 hours of getting your card you will receive a 10,000 Tier Credit bonus.
Dining: 1 Tier Credit for every $1 spent
Dining is one of the easiest ways to earn points simply because you’re always going to have to eat. Total Rewards are able to be achieved while dining at any one of Caesars’ 250 approved locations. From extravagant restaurants owned by iconic chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Bobbly Flay, to the buffets and food courts that feed the casino grinders, there are ample opportunities to earn Tier Credits regardless of your budget or appetite.
Entertainment: 1 Tier Credit for every $1 spent
If you venture to places like Atlantic City and Las Vegas, it is no secret that some of the world’s biggest stars come to headline shows. If you are a Total Rewards member, earning Tier Credits is as easy as attending any of the shows held on Caesar properties and even some that are held elsewhere.
Shopping: 1 Tier Credit for every $1 spent
Finally, Tier Credits can be earned by shopping at any of the outlet locations approved by Caesars. The more you spend, the more credits you will earn. This includes shops that sell clothes, jewelry, gifts and other daily essentials. Many casino goers prefer to use these outlets as a way to spend comp dollars versus earning them. That being said, it’s not as common as the other methods of accruing Tier Credits.
As you accrue credits from any of the aforementioned avenues, you can keep track of them a few different ways. The first, and maybe easiest way to keep track of how many credits you have is on the Total Rewards website. It’s very user friendly and easy to navigate. In fact, it is probably one of the most comprehensive player reward program websites we’ve come across. Doing so gives you direct access to how many points you have and how many you will need to achieve the next level in the program. You can also view any offers that you have at Caesars’ casinos across the country as well as shows, restaurants and more.
Aside from checking in online through the TR website, if you are at any of their properties you can check your points by going to a Total Rewards Kiosk. These are often spread throughout the casino floor and are easy to spot. To access one, just swipe your card and enter your pin number. This will show you how many credits you have and if you have free play offers.
If you are not tech savvy, there are other ways to check your credits. The last method is by going to the Total Rewards desk at any Caesars property, where an employee should be able to pull up your card info for you, let you know how many credits you have and answer any questions you might have.
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