Some Of The Top Casino Rewards Cards Are In Atlantic City, And Here’s Why

Posted on November 15, 2019

Atlantic City casinos offer access to two of the largest casino loyalty clubs in the country.

Players at Borgata Hotel & Casino can get in the M life Rewards Program, allowing them to earn and redeem rewards at close to a dozen Las Vegas Strip properties and a handful more across the US.

Plus, Bally’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, and Caesars Atlantic City are all Caesars Entertainment properties. That means they offer access to the same Caesars Rewards loyalty program that will be available in up to 60 casino properties in 16 states by the time the Eldorado Resorts and Caesars’ merger closes in early 2020.

However, casino loyalty clubs in Atlantic City include more than just the big two. Some of the other casino properties in America’s Playground also offer excellent opportunities to earn and redeem rewards locally.

Here’s a look at three of the best casino rewards cards available exclusively in Atlantic City.

Ocean Wow Rewards Club

Casino Player magazine gave the Ocean Casino Resort player loyalty program its award for “Best Comps” two years in a row before Ocean Casino Resort decided to make it even better.

Ocean Casino Resort launched its revamped Ocean Wow Rewards Club on Oct. 1, giving players many reasons to visit one of the two revamped Atlantic City casinos that reopened in 2018.

The reimagining of the loyalty program includes allowing guests to earn exclusive perks and privileges with various national brands that Ocean Casino now calls partners.

The program features five tiers with increasing benefits. The more you play, the more tier points you earn, and the higher your status.

Benefits include flex comps, same-day free play, and free parking. But the perks rise as high as access to the VIP Lounge & Chairman’s Lounge, an annual $500 celebration dinner, and the choice of a yearly gift that may include a one-year lease on a Mercedes-Benz.

Ocean Wow Rewards Club members earn tier points and comp dollars or flex comps based on slot or table game play at Ocean. The comps can be used at 1:1 for dining, on-property shopping, or hotel stays. Plus, they can be used at 2:1 for slot play.

The Resorts Star Card

The Star Card is available exclusively at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. However, Star cardmembers can also use the comp dollars they earn at Resorts’ partner properties, including Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania.

So, this helps make the Resorts Star Card one of Atlantic City’s most generous player rewards programs.

There are five levels of the Star Card, each offering increased benefits and earning power.

Benefits start with complimentary and discounted hotel rooms, meals, and show tickets. But they quickly ascend to free spa and salon privileges at Resorts and free stays at the out-of-state sister resorts.

Resorts recently updated the program to make comp points redeemable at a 1:1 ratio in all Resorts’ restaurants, retail shops, and the hotel.

Obviously, this makes spending the points easier. Earning them is a little more complicated.

Resorts gives comp dollars, cash-back, and tier points to Star Card members based on things like Star Card level, game played, average bet, length of time played, and a game’s hold percentage.

Tropicana Atlantic City Trop Advantage

The Trop Advantage Players Club has been around as long as any in AC. However, this may be the lucrative player rewards program’s final days.

That’s because Tropicana Atlantic City is now an Eldorado Resorts property. That means it’ll likely become one of the 60 Caesars Rewards casino properties by the time the Eldorado-Caesars merger closes next year.

While members will likely be happy with the perks and benefits of the esteemed Caesars Rewards program, in the meantime, there’s still time to take advantage of what Trop Advantage has to offer.

Casino Player magazine has voted it the “Best Players Club” in Atlantic Cty for four years running. This recognition is thanks to the plentiful rewards members can enjoy.

The Trop Advantage Players Club gives players more offers, rewards, and choices than almost any other program.

Like most, there are five tiers with increasing benefits and rewards. Trop Advantage members earn comp dollars, tier points, and sweepstakes entries for all gaming activity.

Tropicana accepts comp dollars at 100% for dining and shopping on the property. Plus, members that move up through the tiers quickly start earning perks like discounted stays at other Eldorado properties. Plus, the ability to earn Trop Dollars that are worth even more than comp dollars.

Top-level Black Card members get personalized host service and access to Top of the Trop and two tickets to the IMAX Theater every month.

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Martin Derbyshire has more than ten years of experience reporting on the poker, online gambling, and land-based casino industries for a variety of publications including Bluff Magazine, PokerNews, and PokerListings. He has traveled extensively, attending tournaments and interviewing major players in the gambling world.

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