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Did You Know That Casino Player Cards Come With Hole Punches in Various Locations?

Posted by WestCoastGamblr on 1 Aug 2014
We all love gambling when we're in Vegas and we certainly love being rewarded for our gambling by way of our membership in players clubs. However, while drinking our fifth cup of coffee this...

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SLS Las Vegas Joins Hilton HHonors Program

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas has joined Hilton Hotels' Hilton HHonors program under a newly launched sub brand called Curio (unrelated to the new gift shop at Cromwell that sells monkey shaped candelabras that are strikingly...

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M Resort DeiMagines Their Rewards Program

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Dec 2013
M Resort sent out a mailer outlining changes and upgrades to their rewards club. The somewhat lousy name iMagine Rewards has been swapped out with the equally generic and perhaps confusing to Cosmotologists Marquee Rewards. ...

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The Palms Compin' Donuts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jan 2013
Apparently, The Palms serves complimentary donuts and coffee to slot players. If there is one thing better than coffee, it is coffee & donuts together. If there is anything better than coffee & donuts...

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Total Rewards To Change Tier Levels Jan 1

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2012
Not to be outdone in the algorithmic adjustment olympics, our fine feathered Caesars Entertainment have decided to up the level requirements for Total Rewards comp club. Tier level requirements are jumping between 20 and 36% depending...

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That Moment When M Life Said YOU Owed THEM Money

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 16 Jul 2012
The lovely thing we've all been touting about Mlife is the way you earn credits and comps. Earn and spend through play, hotel, dining and BOOM! - tier credits, tier changes, and ExpressComps are neatly...

Tagged: m life   comp clubs   mgm resorts   murren   jims plate   vimfp   


Shut Up And Take My M Life Card

Posted by JohnH on 12 Jul 2012
I love blackjack. I don't love it as much as Blackjacker1979 does, but I love me some blackjack. I love it so much that I've taken the time to read Beat the Dealer...

Tagged: rant   blackjack   comp clubs   pit boss   mirage   cosmo   wynn   mirage   bellagio   mlife   murren   


Venetian: Grazie Loosens The Purse Strings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jun 2012
VT staffer blackjacker1979 brought his latest Grazie mailer to the office the other day to prove to us that the Venetian/Palazzo has finally loosened up the purse strings on their comp offers. A little back story...

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MGM's M Life Insider Busted For Stealing Your Points

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2012
We knew it was just a matter of time before someone hatched a scheme to abscond with virtual currency of casino comp clubs - credits, points, free play, whatever. This week an MGM Resorts International employee...

Tagged: m life   crooks   comp clubs   


Typo Makes Total Rewards Cards Collectible

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2012
Get out your Total Rewards card. Flip it over. Is "Horseshoe" spelled "Horeshoe" ??? If so, you are one of the lucky few to possess a totally collectible Total Rewards card. Guard...

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Hard Rock Revamps Website, Comp Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Apr 2012
The Hard Rock has imploded its previously bitchin' website and replaced it with another bitchin website. Stylish, fun, clean and easy to read and navigate. Nice job! It is also worth mentioning that...

Tagged: hard rock   internet   backstage club   comp clubs   


M + Like = 2500 iMagine points

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Mar 2012
This week in M Resort Facebook shenanigans, they are offering to give you 2,500 free points transferred to your iMagine players club card if you give them a "like" on their Facebook page. That's even better...

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How To: Diamond In A Day

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 9 Feb 2012
With all the focus on MLife and the way it and Identity have been changing the way that the players clubs operate in Vegas today, the conversation around the VegasTripping drink table more often than...

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M Life Just Deleted Your Tier Credits, Sorry

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jan 2012
The incompetent nincompoops in charge of M Life - the very same bozos who brought you "City Center" - can't get their pride and joy M Life website to work properly according to about a...

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M Life Launches Non-Gaming Spend Credits

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Nov 2011
As we reported two months ago, MGM Resorts International is starting to launch non-gaming tier credits to M Life today! Now, when you swipe your M Life card at MGM owned dining, drinking or entertainment venues,...

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Coming Soon: MLife Non-Gaming Tier Credits

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2011
M Life is on the verge of rolling out tier credits for non-gaming spend, giving folks the ability to earn credit for comps and discounts everywhere in a resort, not just the casino. As...

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Grazie Starts Pushing Out Comps Again

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 8 Jul 2011
In an odd twist I got a nice little surprise in the mail today. Yes folks, Grazie is once again giving out comps. And seeing as how the last time I played there it was on...

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Identity Rolls Out Curiously Lame Offer

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 2 Jun 2011
Fresh on the heels of a jaunt off to Vegas, I received a suspiciously interesting envelope from The Cosmopolitan today. Further inspection revealed... Yes folks, it seems that Identity is finally rolling out member offers....

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FMLife: MGM Cuts Comps For Low Rollers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 May 2011
During yesterday's earnings call MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren told investors that the implementation of M life has resulted in notable cost savings for the company. We've been able to see a meaningful reduction in...

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That's Soooo Raven!

Posted by MikeE on 1 Apr 2011
Cosmopolitan is catching on to the now decades old adage: if it's black in color and it fits in your wallet, it's the supposed epitome of prestige. There's a mystery behind the color black. Back in...

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Request for Urgent Transfer of Status Points From Bank of Grazie

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Mar 2011
How many times has this happened to you.... Hello, my name is Dr. Sheldon Palazzovenetian and I am here to solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. I am top Federal Appointed government official...

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Grazie Times Nothing = No Grazie

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Mar 2011
As you've probably heard, the CEO/majority owner of Venetian & Palazzo, Sheldon Adelson, declared weeks ago that the company has cut out comps for all but their highest players... no free rooms, no free meals,...

Tagged: fiction   venetian   palazzo   comp clubs   club grazie   


Venetian, Palazzo Cuts All Comps

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2011
Las Vegas Sands honcho Sheldon Adelson wins VT's Honest Guy of the Month award for February 2010 for telling us to not bother carrying around that Grazie Card anymore: We've essentially cut all of our comps...

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M life Tiered Benefits Explained

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jan 2011
One of the most interesting features of the new M life Players Club rewards program from MGM Resorts International is the introduction of tiered benefits. Previously, MGM Mirage had a one card fits all...

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How MGM Resorts' M Life Is Putting The Screw To You

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2011
On January 11, 2011 MGM Resorts International finally rolled out their new comp club - M life - to all of their Las Vegas properties. They trumpeted unsurpassed accessibility, transparency and flexibility where M...

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Mlife In The Fast Lane!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jan 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, that noise you're hearing isn't the sucking sounds of the Roomba, Dyson, Hoover or Adult Entertainment Expo, it is the warming jets of the MGM Resorts International Hype Machine pumping hot air...

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Dearly Beloved, We Are Gathered Here To Get Through This Thing Called Mlife

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Jan 2011
Dearly Beloved We are gathered here today to get through this thing called Mlife. Electric word Mlife It means forever and thats a mightly long time But I'm here to tell you there's something else... The afterworld... A world of...

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Coming Soon: M Life TV

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Dec 2010
The legal goons over at Murren Grande Mocha Resorts International have registered M LIFE TV as an operating trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The official description is that M LIFE...

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Here's Your Players Card, Ma'am or Dude, Where's My Card!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Nov 2010
If I could count the number of hours I've spent waiting on line to register for or replace a comp club card, I'd probably have enough time saved up to wait on line for the...

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MGM Postpones MLife Vegas Rollout

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2010
Those of you eager to get a taste of MGM Resorts International's brand new M Life players club, you're gonna have to wait at least three more months. Lets hope that they're spending...

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New Feature Posted: The Satin Casino Jacket

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Oct 2010
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a pictorial exploration into one of the greatest, and perhaps only, piece of fashion ever...

Tagged: features   gift shop crap   comp clubs   barf   


TropWatch : New Players Club and Website!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Oct 2010
The upgrades just keep on coming at the Tropicana! It appears that they've completely redesigned and de-Flash'ed their website in the last few weeks (who knew?) and relaunched their players club! Gone is the...

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9 World Class Resorts, 108 Ways to Hack

Posted by MikeE on 8 Oct 2010
MGM Resorts Player's Club offers are always bewildering. Why do I get offers from New York New York when I can't even recall the last time I gambled a single dollar through their slots? And...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   mlife   comp clubs   offers   


Total Rewards Rolling Out Diamond Select and Diamond Signature

Posted by MikeE on 26 Sep 2010
My local - and by "local" I actually mean middle of fucking nowhere - Harrah's Rincon casino sends me monthly snail mail with offers hardly worth their space in the garbage. Every now and then,...

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Mlife Gets All Nifty

Posted by MikeE on 16 Sep 2010
Curious on where I stand in the hierarchy of MGM Resorts' gambling ladder, I've been logging in to the once totally worthless Mlife.com to find my ranking amongst their naming scheme of stones, precious metals,...

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Treasure Island Players Club Now Online

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2010
I guess we should've expected this to happen in conjunction with the launch of Mlife, but Treasure Island's Players Club has launched online access at tiplayersclub.com. Don't worry, if you don't have a TI...

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MGM's M life Players Club Comes To Life

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2010
Capital M, lower case life. Remember that. MGM Mira-ugh Resorts International has launched the first phase of their upgraded M life Players Club onto unsuspecting slot machines at Beau Rivage and on a new site...

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Wynn Moves Red Card Online

Posted by MikeE on 19 Jul 2010
We've sung the praises of Harrahs' Total Rewards program numerous times. It's not so much for their (lack of) generosity or network of properties, but the total package. Once logged in to the TR...

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B Connected Gets iPhoned

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jul 2010
Apparently, it is harvest time for casino iPhone apps. Earlier today, Boyd Gaming Corporation - the folks who own the Fremont, The California, Main Street Station and The Stardust - unleashed an iPhone application...

Tagged: boyd gaming   orleans   the cal   fremont   main street station   comp clubs   iphone   


MGM's M life Comp Club Gets Complicated

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jun 2010
Ladies and gentlemen... welcome to Mlife, the 'so new it hasn't been implemented yet' tiered comp club from MGM Resorts International. Mlife contains a whopping five tiers of player rankings, proving once again that nobody builds...

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