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Earning Comps With Slot Play

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Earning comps for your slot play should always be a consideration when you visit a casino. You want to have fun playing, but earning some comps is fun too, and most casinos offer a little something-for-something for your slot action.

After you sign up for a player's club card always use the card when you play slots. If you like to play more than one machine at a time, get more than one card.

Don't be confused about how you earn points, it's easy. It's not how much you spend, it's how long you play. Losing $1000 in a $25 machine in ten minutes earns about as much as breaking-even over two hours of $1 play.

Years ago BC (before cards), casino managers made decisions based on the wrapper factor. They looked at how many empty coin wrappers they saw around the chair of a slot player and then comped them based on what they saw. The player got a lousy deal if the porters did a good job of cleaning, but now we're modern and lucky. We have machines doing our figuring.

Getting the Most for Your Play

For every dollar you play in a slot machine with your card inserted (and working - always check), the software will automatically assign you x-amount in points and you can use your points for comps. It doesn't matter how much you win or lose, it's how long you play the game, and there's the rub. It's all time-on-device. It's all about your play-through, how many dollars you risked, not how many you won or lost!

So, play the range of slot machines you like, and play the limits you like, but if you really want to have fun and rack-up some comps, you need hours of play. That means you may need to play a lower denomination than you first planned. Higher denominations are exciting, but can cripple your bankroll quickly - and permanently. Use caution.

Some clubs give only one thing - points for play, and you can use them for meals only. You might earn 200 points an hour playing a quarter slot machine and after five hours you'll have 1000 points and can get up to a $10 meal. Some clubs are more generous than that. Some clubs give you points and cash.

The Best Slot Clubs

The best player's clubs give points and cash, you can play that same five hours and use your points for $10 off a meal and also get $10 in cash from the player's club. Now you're having some fun.

Make sure you ask how you get points and what they are good for when you sign up for a player's club card. You should always play where you have the most fun, but there are lots of casinos around. Don't be afraid to look for a club with the machines you like and a great player's club. And, keep your extra club cards, they might become valuable too!

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