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Expired Players Card and New Member Sign Up Promotions

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Jumpsteady, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Jumpsteady

    Jumpsteady Tourist

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    It's been about seven years since my wife and I have been to Vegas. My question is when we go to get "new" players cards at the different casinos, will they still have us on record in their system or will we be able to sign up as "new" memebers and be eligible for any new player sign up promotions?

    Thanks everybody!
     
  2. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Chances are they will still have you in there. Sometimes when they change slot club setups you are a 'new' member again (like when a casino gets bought out, or when they create a new merged club like the One club) but for the most part you won't be a new member unless your particulars have changed significantly.
     
  3. bobby jones

    bobby jones High-Roller

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    A couple years ago, I went up to Casino Rama (north of Toronto) after about a ten year break and sure enough in the system with an address @ five times removed!
     
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  4. Grid

    Grid VIP Whale

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  5. Jumpsteady

    Jumpsteady Tourist

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    Ok, thanks everybody. I sort of thought we would be in the casinos system. We'll just get players cards when we go to the different properties and see what happens!
     
  6. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    Players cards don’t really expire if you’re the base level unless they get bought out or change the club similar to what The D & Golden Gate did.
     
  7. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Interesting that the new owners get to keep all the personal information used in player card sign up from the old owners. Just never thought about it.
     
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  8. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Unless the casino was taken over by new management and the player's club actually "changed", you will be in the system . . . . forever.

    This is one of the challenges of merging casino player databases.
     
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  9. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas Low-Roller

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    The player database is one of the most valuable assets a casino can have. I know when CET went through their bankruptcy, the total rewards program and database was valued at $1 billion. So, anyone who would take over a casino would want to keep that database.
     
  10. DJP

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    For what it's worth, I popped into the Hooters Casino in LV last week, and they still had me in the system. The woman even told me she could see my last visit was from 2007 - 11 years ago!
     
  11. FABismonte

    FABismonte Low-Roller

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    In 1990 I obtained a players card at the Vegas Tropicana when I lived in LA. About three owners later and now living in Northern California, I asked in 2014 a Tropicana boothling if I could get a card to use the new players free play promo. I guess they did not have my social security number (used less often back then as identify verification) but the boothling did ask if my wife's name was "Maria." I said "no" but only because that was her nickname. Based on that, they gave me a new card and let me participate in the promo. That is how difficult it is be "forgotten" by a players card system.
     
  12. Hundley Fan

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    Binion's is the outlier here. Starting at least three years ago, Binion's purges accounts after 12 or 13 months of inactivity. My dad lost $600+ in comps that way. He and my mom used to go to Las Vegas twice a year, and they always stayed downtown and played at Binion's. After my mom died ten years ago, he was able to get her points/comps transferred to his account (for whatever reason, they never merged their accounts there), and he had over $1,200 in comps. He, my sister, and I had a great dinner at Top of Binion's Steakhouse for two consecutive trips. When my dad and sister next flew to Las Vegas after a few years' hiatus, neither were in the Binion's database any longer, and they both had to sign up for new players cards. Since I live in L.A. and drive to Las Vegas a few times a year, my original Binion's account that I got in the early 1990s (it has just four digits!) is still active. I now have each of their cards and play a little on their cards every other trip so their accounts won't expire.
     
  13. DJP

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    Another datapoint, not Vegas, but Soaring Eagle casino in Michigan. I hadn't been in about 5 years, until yesterday, and they could not find me in their system, so I became a "new player" and got a sign up bonus - a whopping $10 of free play. But I was surprised they had purged their older records, but that's also a smaller operation, not one of the big conglomerates.