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Can't join Total Rewards online in Illinois?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by PeterParker, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. PeterParker

    PeterParker Tourist

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    Apparently, since I'm a resident of Illinois, I can't join CET Total Rewards online --- I would have to drive to the nearest casino (which is an hour away drive, two hours on public transit) --- to sign up.

    Sigh.... I want to see Total Rewards promo pricing for stuff but currently can't.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I may try calling them by phone to see if I can join.

    Illinois' draconian gambling laws and brick & mortar casino lobby thugs are starting to piss me off. :grrr:
     
  2. dgr1973

    dgr1973 Low-Roller

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    Isn't Illinois just the most awesome place to live(insert sarcastic tone lol)
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I may be off a bit (many say I am), but... if you have never been to one of their casinos, I doubt you are going to see much of any promo anyways.

    First time you visit you can get a card.

    And, not to be mean or smartass - if you never visit their casino, they may not care much about you. They want people to come see them!
     
  4. CinnamintStick

    CinnamintStick High-Roller

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    Even if you had a card but no play there would not be anything for you. You have to play.

    Pay for the room then play. Ask if you played enough to get anything off your room when you leave.
     
  5. Grid

    Grid VIP Whale

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    They do it so they can check your ID. Nothing worse than someone opening an account online and saying they are 21 when they really arent. Imagine the press if the Horseshoe started send free room offers to a 12 year old kid. I think its a good rule.

    Like everyone said you wont see much of anything besides players rates without gambling anyway.
     
  6. PeterParker

    PeterParker Tourist

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    Oh... there's not any discount?

    I heard people suggesting to sign up before viewing hotel rates.

    No, I've never been to Vegas or gambled at any of their properties ... obviously I wouldn't be getting any comps, nor did I think I would.

    I just noticed Flamingo prices have dropped a lot this week, and if they had a 10% discount for TR members or something (even new ones who have never gambled at CET but plan to), it may be cheaper to re-book.

    Also, I can't even sign-up to be a rewards member of a casino? It's not like I'm wagering money online ---- this is bullshit.

    And by the way, you have to be 21 to book many hotels in Vegas ... and yet, shockingly, they allow you to book online. Meh. It's just an IL gambling lobby thing.
     
  7. CinnamintStick

    CinnamintStick High-Roller

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    I don't think you can get a card anywhere on line. You can sign up for some on line (wynn red card for example) but you will not get it until you go to the desk with ID. It is not just Illionis. It is a casino rule. Without play the card is useless. It is just a means to track your play.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I think all offers and discounts are to proven players.

    (okay, somebody will find an exception).
     
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