rxwine
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October 28th, 2021 at 10:18:21 AM permalink
I haven't signed up for a casino new member bonus in years.

I'm mostly curious about land based casinos. What usually determines the amount of sign-up bonus when they say "bonus up to $ some high amount" Is it determined by the amount of matched play or is it sometimes other factors?

Of course, I'm wondering about what ways to maximize that bonus and whether it will be worth it.

Related side note: I once returned to a Vegas casino I hadn't visited in 5 years, and tried to sign up as new, and they still had me on record. :(insert sad face here)
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October 30th, 2021 at 6:30:30 PM permalink
Are you referring to ads that say something like ďnew members spin at the kiosk for a chance to win $5-500Ē? I donít know how itís determined. I assume they are required to give at least one person $500 but itís probably something like a one in a thousand chance. I donít see too many land casinos with good signup bonuses. Occasionally you find places that will match your freeplay from a competitor.
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October 30th, 2021 at 6:42:25 PM permalink
The signup bonuses I've seen are usually sign up, get card, earn X slot points on day 1 to qualify for the bonus, spin for a bonus (usually kiosk), be disappointed that you got one of the two lowest prizes instead of the advertised prize worth 200x more.

Upto is a four letter word.
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October 30th, 2021 at 6:52:18 PM permalink
They can differ so much that I don't think there is a norm. Some give you a card and your bonus is in the form of mailings. You might get four $25 mailings, or some tell you to play all day and your bonus is based on points earned. In one casino, I was told to play $1 on the card and come back for a bag of cookies.
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October 31st, 2021 at 7:45:16 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

They can differ so much that I don't think there is a norm. Some give you a card and your bonus is in the form of mailings. You might get four $25 mailings, or some tell you to play all day and your bonus is based on points earned. In one casino, I was told to play $1 on the card and come back for a bag of cookies.
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Now that I think about it, I should've have specified if one doesn't live in the area of the casino. I no longer live in a casino town, and the couple nearby I've already visited.

So, if I got a mailer, it might have to be good for a long time.

Seems like Vegas and reno casinos may offer something immediate for tourists that might not come back for a year. Or maybe they send out such long term mailers?
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October 31st, 2021 at 9:11:38 AM permalink
>>>also, I don't think I want a bag a cookies.

Maybe one of those shrimp cocktails.
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October 31st, 2021 at 9:54:24 AM permalink
At one time, about ten years ago, I had three cards at most casinos. One I used a local Vegas address for, one was a PO in Florida and the other was my home in NYC. I tried to play all three fairly equally but I noticed the NY offerings were slightly better than the Florida one. They were mostly room and food freebies, where the Vegas one had a lot of cash offerings. The Florida address was interesting as it was created strictly for casino use, but within months I was getting all sorts of junk mail. I'm wondering how much money casinos get by selling their databases. I guess it is not insignificant.
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November 1st, 2021 at 2:15:21 AM permalink
I'm sure there are variations with every casino.

My latest sign up was with a new slot operator that took over the slots concession inside my supermarket here in Vegas.

With your new signup you got to spin a wheel for freeplay between $5 and $100. I got $10.

First and only time played in a Vegas supermarket or gas station. Ran thru the free play on 7/5 Bonus, cashed out about six bucks and tossed the card on the way back to my car with the box of pasta I stopped in to get.

My previous sign ups were years ago and never amounted to more than $10 of free play. I think one locals casino gave me $5 of free play.

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