is common for casinos to record their most active
slot players with comps earned through slot
clubs. Check with your local casino’s
slot club to find out what the rules are for
In some casinos, players who play the higher-denomination
slot machines are given more comps. Other casinos
base the amount of the comps on the amount of
money played on the machines, regardless of
whether it was played a dollar at a time or
a nickel at a time.
Casinos also reward players who play often or
who play for long stretches at a time. Some
casinos offer comps based on the player’s
win frequency or the type of machine they play
on. These variables can make it difficult to
determine what you must do to earn more comps.
In some casinos, you are more likely to be offered
room comps if you come from outside of the local
area. Many casinos are more likely to offer
food comps to locals than room comps.
Some casinos average your daily points to figure
your comps. Others may penalize you for playing
for a short time on some days. You may even
be penalized just for checking your points on
a day that you are not gambling.
Players who play only video poker sometimes
will not earn as many comps as those who play
regular slot machines do, even if the same amount
of money is spent on the machines.
If you are close to the level for an expensive
food comp, ask your host to issue a comp with
a limited dollar amount or a food-only comp.
They might consider this since the cost of your
meal is likely to be much lower this way.
You may be able to get more comps in you have
played steadily for a few years, especially
during the slow times. Of course, you should
never gamble more than you can afford just to
earn more comps. That will only get you into
trouble. It would be better to pay for your
own meals in that case.