Plaza and Las Vegas Club Announce Royal Rewards

by John Mehaffey on June 3, 2013

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    royalrewardsThe Plaza and Las Vegas Club have announced a brand new player’s club that will be launched on July 1st.  The new program will be called Royal Rewards and it is an improvement just about across the board. 

    There are four tiers in Royal Rewards; Jack, Queen, King and Ace.  Jack is the the entry level and offer a few perks.  Queen is the second tier where players will receive a 10% discount off hotel, restaurants and entertainment.  King players receive a 20% discount, while Ace players receive a 30% discount off of food, hotel and entertainment.  There are also room upgrades available.  King players receive an upgrade to a Junior Suite, while Ace players will receive a One Bedroom Suite upgrade, depending on availability. 

    King and Ace players will also enjoy VIP lines at the hotel, restaurants and player’s club.  These top tier players will also receive a casino host, priority valet and a private VIP parking area on the third floor of the Plaza parking deck.  This VIP parking section will be located near the bingo area and will allow King and Ace players to walk directly into the building without using the garage elevators. 

    King and Ace players will receive complimentary pool access.  Ace players will also receive a complimentary daybed rental.

    While the new tiers offer some nice perks, many players are interested only in cash back and free slot play.  Royal Rewards adds some nice perks for higher tier players.

    Tier Credits and Points

    Tier Credits and Points will be earned at a rate of one for every $1 wagered at slots and one for every $3 wagered at video poker.  The current rate is $1 per point at both slots and video poker.  This may seem like a downgrade but the exchange rate was also altered.

    Players will now receive $5 in free slot play for every 1,000 points earned.  The previous rate was $5 for every 1,667 points.  The bad news is that Jack and Queen Players will no longer be able to receive cash back.  King and Ace Players will continue to receive cash back as a benefit.  These top tier players earn double points every day, meaning they will only need to earn 500 points for every $5 and it may be redeemed for straight cash.

    Return Rates    

    Jack and Queen Players will now receive .5% of their total wager returned in free play while playing slots and .17% while playing video poker.  This is a big improvement for slot players and a marginally lower rate for video poker players.  King and Ace players will enjoy a 1% return on slots and a .33% return at video poker.  The higher tiers of Royal Rewards are easily the best player’s club for slot players in Las Vegas and on the higher end for video poker players that can achieve the King or Ace tier.

    Tier Placement for Current Players

    Players will be placed into the tier that reflects their play in the previous 12 months when Royal Rewards goes live.  All players that receive monthly mailers will be notified which Royal Rewards tier their play qualifies for when the July mailers are sent. 

    Previous Player’s Club

    The current PlayLV player’s club program that will end on June 30th rewarded all players with either .2% cash back or .3% free play, as well as an undisclosed amount of food comps.  The casino also sends mailers out to qualifying players with free slot play and tournament tickets.  There are no tiers and no other incentives under the current program.  Royal Rewards is a significant improvement over this old player’s club in almost every way.

    Changes at Las Vegas Club

    Royal Rewards is not the only change at Tamares Group properties, parent company of both Plaza and Las Vegas Club.  The hotel at Las Vegas Club closed in April.  There is also a new gift shop on the Fremont Street side of the property.  The snack bar reopened, which gives players their first food option on the property since Tinoco’s Kitchen closed over a year ago.  The entire back two rooms of the casino are empty right now with the exception of some machines that were taken out of service to make room for the gift shop and the idle haunted house.  Some recent construction activity on the property and the overall revitalization of downtown Las Vegas may mean good things for the future of the Las Vegas Club.

     

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