Even if you are not a high-rolling card sharp, a trip to one of the world’s biggest casinos is capable of taking your breath away. Take, for example, the wonderful Bellagio in Las Vegas. Not only is an example of stunning architecture, but it also houses things like a fine art museum. Or, the Venetian Macau, which is the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area. Even if you never placed a bet, you could not help but be stunned by a visit to one of these attractions.
When you read travel tips about casinos, you will inevitably come across advice on how to get your money’s worth out of your trip. The famous example is, of course, that you can get complimentary drinks at casinos when you are spending money on the games. Obviously, some will take aim at the word ‘complimentary’ when you have to spend money on games, but you get the picture. Free stuff – room upgrades, limo rides, concert tickets – has always been a fixture of casino marketing.
Explore online rewards first
And yet, we would like to take a broader view here by explaining how you can start making the most of those potential rewards before you make that trip to Vegas, Macau, London or wherever you find a top casino. You see, the biggest casino resorts in the world have also embraced the online market, and it would be foolish of them not to link those products together.
Let’s explain with the example of one of the world’s most famous casinos, Caesars Palace. There is a rapidly-changing online casino and betting landscape in the United States, partly due to the historic Supreme Court decision to transform betting laws in 2018. So, if you were to place a sports bet or play casino games online at Caesars in New Jersey, you would earn points for Caesars Rewards scheme to use in any of its resorts across the world.
Sometimes you don’t need to spend a penny to earn points, and the rewards could be simple things like the waiving of resort fees, or a bit more exotic, like dining experiences and room upgrades. The point is this: You should always check to see if there is a digital platform for the casino resort that you are going to visit. It’s almost always free to sign up for a scheme, and you will often get access to things without having to spend any money. If you do spend money online, the rewards will be greater, however.
Many land-based casinos now have websites
Of course, online casinos have their own rewards. This list of free spins sign-up offers by Freebets.com gives a comprehensive overview of welcome packages for UK, European and global casino operators. It will explain how to get bonuses without depositing, and even how to use them correctly. Even in the UK, there are land-based casinos like the Hippodrome, Genting and Aspers that have sister sites online. And, indeed, many of the biggest online casinos – Paddy Power, Bet365, Betfred – have physical betting shops. Not all link their online rewards to their land-based premises, but many do.
What we are getting at is that there is a wider, let’s say, eco-system to explore for your casino rewards. It might be nice to be wealthy enough to play the high-roller tables in a swanky casino resort, and then be approached by the manager offering to upgrade your suite. But, for those of us who travel on a budget and like to be thrifty, getting casino rewards should start before you set foot in the building. All you have to do is check out what is on offer online. Remember that you will not always be obligated to spend money to get a discount or other perk, and you might be surprised as to what is on offer.