Casino cards multiply like rabbits


Everybody and his brother’s casino has some type of players’ card or VIP card.  When each casino starts having yet another card for their computerized table, this is really going to be rediculous.  It’s already got my wallet stuffed to it’s maximum capacity.

Too bad the casinos can’t get together and have one standard card for all casinos.  But that would be asking too much.  The one possible hope would be for some outside company, like one of the computerized table manufacturers, to come out with some card that all the casinos would use.  Unfortunately, I just don’t see that happening in my lifetime.

So what does carrying all these cards really do for us.  Well, let’s see.

The Bicycle Club
If you play in the medium to large no limit tables, you already get free food.  They used to pay you back cash if you played a lot but I don’t know if they still do that.  They have tournaments for people with accumulated hours on their card.  I guess that’s something.

Their card is just for tournament entries and nothing else.  It’s to make their life easier for registration purposes only.  No real benefit for the players, except maybe quicker registration.

Crystal Casino
I have no idea what the card does for me.  I emailed them but didn’t get an answer back.  Nice customer service.

Hawaiian Gardens
Again, I have no idea what the card does for me.  I emailed these guys too and didn’t get anything back either.

Hollywood Park Casino
You can earn comp credit for every hour played, and you’ll earn credits good for casino food, redemption center, and gift shop merchandise, or even cash. You’ll also be eligible for special tournaments, parties and promotions open only to Players’ Club Members.  All this according to their website.

Hustler Casino
As you accumulate points, they can be redeemed for food, items at their casino store, or even items at their Hustler store in Hollywood.  2 years ago, I used this to buy Hustler store gift coupons for Christmas.

Normandie Casino
I’ve been playing here on Saturday and they tell me that you can accumulate points for food or items at the gift store.  However, on the $500 table, all food is free so I’ve not used the “Lucky Koi” card.


About the Author

Regarding my poker background, I’ve been playing since 2003 (yes, the Moneymaker factor), and have won several small tournaments, and have cashed at the main event of the World Series of Poker. I also play cash games at local casinos and sometimes at home games.

1 Comment on "Casino cards multiply like rabbits"

  1. djpushplay | May 25, 2008 at 6:02 am |

    I really wish somebody would combine all the cards into one so I don’t have to carry them around.

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