Gamblers are rewarded for the volume of their bets with players clubs at land based and online casinos. The casinos receive the loyalty of the players by providing comps. There are differences in comps between brick and mortar casinos and internet casinos. The player must sign up for the Player's Club at a land based casino. Free drinks are the only reward for players who have not signed up for membership. Signup is available in person and online. The individual receives a card to use for table games, slot machines and video poker.
Online casino software tracks the wagers of the players to award comp points instantly once a deposit has been made. There are a wide range of deposit options available. Some online casinos offer invitation only clubs instead. This is not one of the better offers since the requirements are not provided and the player jumps through hoops for an invitation. Most online casinos offer a VIP program and enroll players immediately.
Table game players at land based casinos must be rated by the pit boss to receive comps. There are ways to trick the pit boss into providing additional comps such as starting out with bets of $100. Once the pit boss has written down the size of the bets they can be lowered to $25. This makes the pit boss believe the player has wagered more money and extra comps will often be given to the player. Comps from land based casinos are fun and include free passes to nightclubs, rides in limousines, meals, drinks and posh hotel rooms.
Online casinos provide unique rewards such as no deposit and deposit bonuses. A deposit bonus will match a percentage of the deposit made by the player. Wagering requirements must be met prior to the player being able to cash out. The player does not have to make contribution to receive a no deposit bonus. These funds are used just like real money to play casino games. A deposit bonus has high wagering requirements but provides an opportunity to get free money. There are specific games excluded from the wagering requirements for a deposit bonus.
Cashback is offered by both types of casinos. This is more common for internet casinos because there are less options for providing rewards. Online casinos provide more rewards for slot games due to the higher house edge. Land based casinos offer the same payback for players with and without a Player's card. Online and brick and mortar casinos separate players with different VIP tiers. These tiers are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Players at the lower levels will receive comps such as free meals and drinks. The high rollers at the upper levels receive luxury hotel suites and free alcohol.
VIP hosts are provided for internet and land based casinos. Their purpose is to keep the players happy. High rollers will receive more of their time. These hosts impress clients, add a personal touch and ensure the players feel special. A higher VIP level is required to be assigned a VIP host.