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Casino Match Status
Casino Status Match Opportunities are a popular topic since casino rewards programs offer a ton of ways to get perks and benefits even when you’re not visiting Las Vegas or other gaming destinations. You can receive a Caesars Status Match to Diamond From Other Casinos. The Pandemic had both positive and negative affects on customer loyalty and travel rewards especially when it comes to loyalty program elite status. Generally, Casino status matching starts with a hotel loyalty match promotion whereby Wyndham Diamond status is earned through matching an existing elite status with a different hotel chain. Unfortunately, Wyndham has discontinued it’s status match promotion until further notice, so the typical path to casino status is no longer available. On the other hand, it seems that nearly every casino program is offering Status Matches to elite members of competing casinos. Even more exciting than that is the freebies that come along with many casino match promotions.
UPDATE 4/14/22– Everyone check your Caesars Rewards Status- you should have been upgraded back to Diamond Status! It seems Caesars has reversed their terrible decision to downgrade members they previously matched to Diamond from the Wyndham Diamond status match. For now it seems the casino status match gravy train is alive and well. Please comment with new data points. Cheers to one more year!
UPDATE: Mlife Status Match is now available through the end of 2022. 2021 Caesars Rewards Guide (Plus Earning and Redeeming Tier Credits, Rewards Credits and Benefits) The key here is to earn casino status but without burning any major match opportunities. Starting out in Atlantic City- which is highly recommended since Hard Rock and Ocean are excellent places to start without wasting any of free night and or play offers. (I’m also not entirely convinced Ocean will be open next year but we digress.)
First we’ll do a quick list of all the steps in order and go over them in detail below. In order to get started with status matches you need to get any of the following elite statuses:
- World of Hyatt Explorist Status
- Wyndham Diamond Status
- Caesars Diamond Status
- MGM Rewards Gold Status
Since most casino status matches start with Wyndham, we’re going to use that for our step by step guide.
- Earn Wyndham Diamond status.
- Match Wyndham Diamond to Caesars Rewards Diamond Status
- Visit MGM Rewards Desk and show them your Caesars Diamond Card to receive a status match to MGM Gold or Platinum if you have higher Caesars Rewards status.
- Use your MGM Rewards Gold status to receive a reciprocal tier match to Hyatt Explorist with World of Hyatt. (We’ll cover why this is important later)
- Head to Hard Rock in Atlantic City and show them your Caesars Rewards Diamond Card or your MGM Rewards Gold Card and you’ll be matched to their Top Tier “Rock Royalty” status (in addition to getting two free nights and free play).
- Take your Hard Rock Rock Royalty Card to Ocean Resort AC and get matched to Ocean Rewards Prime status. This comes with a free stay at Wynn and a free 7 night MSC cruise!
How to Earn Casino Status with MGM and Caesars
- Wyndham Rewards Business Earner Credit Card: Wyndham Diamond status matches to Caesars Rewards Diamond
- Caesars Rewards Credit Card: Caesars Platinum Status (BougieMiles Review Here)
- Wyndham Rewards Wyndham Rewards Visa Card with Annual Fee : Wyndham Platinum Status
- World of Hyatt Credit Card: Discoverist Status
- MGM Rewards Credit Card: Pearl Status (BougieMiles Review Here)
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Crown & Anchor members receive a complimentary tier match into MGM Rewards
- Honorable Mention: Founderscard Offers Caesars Diamond (UPDATE: FoundersCard Renews Caesars Rewards Diamond Benefit Through 2023)
- Status matches of course
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Related: 7 Easy Ways to Get Hotel Elite Status
Mlife rewards Status Match and (Borgata Resort Atlantic City)
Mlife has a new status match opportunity for Gold and Platinum status- check out this post for details NEW! Mlife Status Match to Gold or Platinum + World of Hyatt Status Match.
Status Match Details and Chart
New members who hold a qualifying status in one of the included AC resorts will receive the following reward when upgrading at Borgata.
- $100 BONUS SLOT DOLLARS or Match Play
- Complimentary Stay in a Classic Room
- Access to VIP Lounge
Caesars Rewards Status Match
Status Match Details and Chart
Diamond Caesars Rewards Benefits Obtained Through Status Matches:
- No resort fees on any hotel stay
- $100 Celebration Dinner
- Complimentary valet and self-parking at most destinations, including Las Vegas & Atlantic City
- Access to Diamond Lounges (Members who earned less than 20K Tier credits will be charged 1,000 Rewards Credits and 1,000 Rewards Credits for a guests to enter Diamond Lounges.)
- Priority lines
- Match your status with Wyndham Rewards Diamond
- Certain benefits like Caesars Bluewaters Dubai and Atlantis Paradise Island benefits are only valid for Members with earned Tier Status (Diamond members earning at least 12,000 Tier Credits.) Although in practice the Atlantis stay has been honored for all Diamond elites.
Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City
Status Match Details and Matching Chart
Ocean Casino Resort has revamped it’s loyalty program and made some awesome changes to the status match challenge. The upgrade is available for new and inactive members and unless you have Mlife Platinum, you should head over to Hard Rock before you go to Ocean so that you can upgrade to Rock Royalty which qualifies for Ocean Prime. This offer includes Complimentary access to Avila Lounge for you and one guest and a Two Night Complimentary Stay (Sunday – Friday). What’s really cool about this match is that it gives you the status perks without any additional requirements- so you’ll be able to book the free cruise which includes taxes and port fees the day you upgrade to Prime. Even better, the Wynn free nights are available once per year!
TIER BENEFITS (Ocean Rewards Prime Member Benefits):
- Access to Avila Lounge for you and one guest Entry Fee: $10 Comp Dollars per person per visit
- Complimentary Valet Parking with Priority Service
- Reserved Parking in Self-Park Garage on Levels 7 + 10
- Resort Fee Waived
- Priority Line Service
- Complimentary MSC Cruise
- Complimentary stay at Wynn
Hard Rock Atlantic City Wild Card Rewards
Status Match Details and Chart Hard Rock AC has brought back an awesome promotion for new players when they sign up for the Wild Card Rewards‘ Program. Upgrade to top tier status aka Rock Royalty with just Caesars Diamond and Mlife Gold! The lower Elite Tier comes with a comped night Sunday-Thursday and can be matched from lowly Mlife Pearl or Caesars Platinum.
- Two complimentary nights, valid any day of the week
- $50 Bonus Free Play
- Two complimentary tickets to Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club
- One-time entry for you and one guest into Fresh Harvest Buffet or Legends Lounge
Related: 2021 MGM Mlife REWARDS GUIDE (PLUS EARNING AND REDEEMING TIER CREDITS, REWARDS CREDITS AND BENEFITS)
The status match gravy train has been going on for years and it’ll be interesting to see whether Wyndham brings back it’s match promotion. This is just a primer, over the next few weeks I will cover in detail how the status extensions have created some very lucrative opportunities and how to exploit them. Check out this post about transferring points between the programs.
Is this still working in June 2021?
I will go through all of the options and update this week- but was there a specific one you were wondering about today?
Hey I’ve read through a. Unch of your posts,and you me too you can status match to mlife.platinum.
But you never give details. I’ve been able to get life gold with match from Hyatt globalist. I also have wyndham diamond but can’t figure out how to get from mlife gold to platinum.
Any specific details? Thanks
Hey I’ve read through a bunch of your posts, and you mention you can status match to mlife platinum.
But you never give details. I’ve been able to get mlife gold with match from Hyatt globalist. I also have wyndham diamond but can’t figure out how to get from mlife gold to platinum.
Any specific details? Thanks
Thanks for reading! The full details are outlined here (https://www.bougiemiles.com/new-mlife-status-match-to-gold-or-platinum-world-of-hyatt-status-match/) but you can only get Mlife Platinum from one of the higher Caesars Diamond tiers…
I’m elite at Venetian what match do I get ???
Is there an update for June 2021 on this?
What does it mean “Trade Up” and how long is the status match usually good for
Trade up means to get a higher status- status match promos usually give you till the end of the year but it really depends on each one.
When did you write this?
A while ago but I just updated it.
mlife is accepting Penn Gaming sites, (ie-Hollywood at the Charles Town Races, in WV), but is it backwards recipiocal if I have mlife to Hollywood at Charles Town?
Not that I’m aware of- I just checked the site and didn’t see anything but it doesn’t hurt to call.
chess lady says
Do you maintain your Wyndham diamond status as long as you have your Wyndham Rewards Business Earner Credit Card? Or does it expire or downgrade after a time?
You’ll keep it as long as you’re a cardholder.
Mary ann Andrew says
Hi, I have a Diamond Plus with Caesars casinos. I am going to Vegas Aug 15 to September 5. Reno for 3 days Sept 1-4. What casino groups can I do a status match? Basically looking for comps while I am there. I have all my hotels comped free with Caesars casinos and 8 days with Tropicana and M Resort. Also my husband is Diamond with Choice Privileges’s hotel and Advantage status with My Choice Penn gaming. How can he get a higher status with Penn gaming.? Hope you can help. I don’t want to status match in Vegas unless it Benifits me while I’m there, since I mainly gamble in Louisiana, it may be better if I do it there, not sure you’re the expert, you’re help is greatly appreciated. Regards Mary Ann
You should definitely do the Wynn Match while you’re there (it’s available through August 31) and I would do Mlife as well since their status carries at all their locations. As far as Penn, I don’t see any status matches available, though I wonder if he might try the players club at specific My Choice casinos.
I have a caesars rewards account. I also currently have Hyatt discoverist but should have exploring before the end of the year. Can I still status match to caesars diamond once I have explorist even though I have a caesars account?
Technically the match is for new members but if you haven’t used it, it wouldn’t hurt to try to just sign up for a new account.
Damon young says
Any idea how to get around the New member diamond match ? I tried to match my MLife to caesars and got denied with my id and passport for having an account years ago that I never used.
Not without either getting the Wyndham Earner Business card (automatic Wyndham Diamond) or a Founderscard membership. Sorry
Herb Nadler says
does Marriott bonvoy titanium match with anything in Vegas or AC?
No but you will receive your titanium benefits at Cosmo
Now that Wyndham has discontinued its status match, is there any way to get from gold/diamond of Hilton and Marriott to diamond at caesars?
Hi, I have Diamond at Caesar’s (expiring Jan 31, 2022) and Mlife gold with same expiry. Are there any casinos in florida that will status match?
Yes, check out Hialeah to match from Caesars and https://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/promotions/we-match-your-tier.
Hi. My boyfriend is a diamond caesers/ mlife gold. The HardRock match is for new members only and he picked up a card years ago and never used it. Do they make exceptions? Or if he cancels his card does he become new again in say, 6 months like a cable company? Lol. Trying so hard to get this card. Big thanks for this awesome blog post.
I’ve heard from many people that if you haven’t been active for a long time you may not be in the system, also any chance he has moved or has an id with a slighly didifferent version of his name? LOL like a passport with a middle name he could use to sign up? It’s worth a shot either way.
Amy S says
Does Golden True Rewards have a status match anywhere?
Diamond member with Caesars for a couple years. I live in Kc so there’s a local Harrah’s to add to tier credits / stays in Las Vegas. I don’t think we will make it tp Diamond this year since the credit for hotel stay went form
5 to $1 now 1 to $1.
There is a Boyd here in KC. SO will Boyd match Caesars status this year then we can begin spending money at Ameristar and Freemont. Will Caesars match Boyd 2023 or only new members? Caesars’ rewards has become much less rewarding and I don’t want to invest in them until the begin to realize they are loosing business and change back.
Caesars only matches new members- but they just extended the MGM REWards match which is avail to everyone.
Caesars would only match if you are a new member. My account was dormant and they would not accept it but did reactivate my account. I’m gold at MLife and Elite at 24K (Nugget) This was in April 2022
My Caesars Diamond status was revoked last week when I got notice from them that they didn’t do WYNDHAM Diamond status match anymore and this when it had been done more than a month before and did have my Caesar’s Diamond ….
I sent an email saying it was an unfair practice and that they should respect whatever they did in the past.
As far as you’re concern …. What’s your opinion on this ?
I completely agree with you- I think it would have been a much better practice to say “going forward we will no longer match”. That would have been way less tacky than what they did.
I am with you on this. I was approved for Diamond after 30 days, and they downgraded me back to Gold. I did this through the wyndham hotel status as I am still diamond there.
I acquired the Wyndham Business Earner Card, as using my Wyndham Diamond Status via my old Wyndham Barclays card no longer seemed to work. A couple of weeks ago I attempted to match now that I have thay business card, but weeks later I was still only Gold at Caesars.. Today I went to Caesars in Atlantic City and they refused to match my status via Wyndham, and also refused to match my Hyatt Globalist status. The people at the rewards desk at Caesars AC told me they will only do reward matches every other year and I have to come back in 2023. This directly contradicts the information I’ve read online.
john lavig says
I have a Ballys ” SUPERSTAR STATUS ” in Atlantic City …
Which casino can do a Status match…
Caesars wants the ” RED ” card …that won’t work ?
Do you think that Hard Rock , even though I’m already a member , would do a Rock Royalty match ,
obvioulsy without the comps that usually come when you’re a brand new member ?