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Maximizing Your First Visit: Casino Sign-Up Offers

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Written by Joshua

In the past I’ve talked about the importance of making a first impression at casinos, because your initial offers will be calculated based on both your first showing and their being interested in getting a second visit from you. I’ve also discouraged first-time visitors to Las Vegas from spreading their play too thin, so they can get strong enough showings at properties to see some offers come in for the next visit.

There’s another reason why putting up a first good showing can matter: Many of the sign-up offers require some sort of play. There are casinos who will give you some sort of sign-up bonus that day, such as a small amount of free play or free bets. In the last year my best sign-up bonus was an offer at Hard Rock Tampa that provided 5 $10 free bets the day of sign-up, and another 5 $10 free bets if you came back the next day, or any of the next few days after that.

But that was the exception. A number of other casinos, as another way to entice players to come back, are doing loss rebate offers. The catch is you have to come back to claim it, and it comes in the form of free play. If you know you’re going to make a return visit to that casino before long, you can maximize your benefit by playing enough to cap the loss rebate offer.

Examples of play-based first-time offers abound, even in Las Vegas (just to cite a few examples):

With benefits from new player offers driven by play, the more you play at a single location, the more you can take advantage of offers such as these. If you spread yourself thin, you not only exhaust new opportunities and likely subdue your offers from them, but you’ll also fail to maximize the earnings potential of these new player offers.

So on top of not watering down your offers potential in the future, not spreading yourself too thin could mean getting the most out of each new player offer when you sign up for a players card.

About the author


My name is Joshua, and I’m a slot enthusiast who works in tech as a marketer by day, and dabbles in casinos periodically during off-times. Know Your Slots will reflect my interests in understanding the various ways you can play slots, travel, casino promotions and how you can get the most out of your casino visits.

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