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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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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
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.