Club Grazie benefits players at Venetian, Palazzo
December 29, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Club Grazie is the loyalty program (slot club) of The Venetian and The Palazzo. One card will work for both properties and combines and shares points.
The Grazie card can be used at slot and video poker games to earn both slot rewards and status points, and at table games and in the poker room to have your play rated. You can also use your card at participating partners to earn Status Points and to receive discounts and upgrades.
The formula for point earning is somewhat of a “secret” as point earning varies by machine type and denomination being played. Coin-in per point also varies based on theoretical game hold and card level. Points are awarded higher and faster to players at higher tiers.
There are three tier levels with all players starting out at Grazie and moving up to Gold after earning 20,000 points and up to Platinum after earning 175,000. Members earn Status Points on qualifying slot and video poker play and through all charges made to their suite.
Members earn Slot Reward points on qualifying slot and video poker play only and can redeem 2,500 Slot Rewards points for $15 free slot play or $15 in comps that can be used at restaurants and other amenities.
Earn Status Points on slot and video poker play, and throughout the resort on suite accommodations, restaurant meals, nightclub drinks, show tickets, spa services, retail purchases and more. Simply charge any purchases made at participating partners back to your guest suite.
As status points accrue your status level rises from Grazie to Gold to Platinum, unlocking new benefits, discounts and privileges. You can check your point balance online at clubgrazie.com, at either Venetian or Palazzo Grazie desk, at any of the available kiosks on the casino floor, or at slot or video poker machines with the IView screen. Show your Grazie card at the tables and your play will be rated. You will then be eligible to receive comps and additional offers. Poker players receive $2 per hour in comps.
Slot Reward Points expire after 12 months without any rated play or purchases. Status Points balances reset to zero on January 1 each year. You must re-qualify for Gold and Platinum levels every 12 months.
New members signing up for Club Grazie can earn extra rewards at various levels on their first trip. Visit the Grazie Desk at The Venetian or The Palazzo for full details. Once an established member, mailers are sent out to both locals and tourists offering free slot play, tournaments, discounts and more, based on level of play.
One of the nice features is the ongoing Grazie Gifts promotion. Grazie members earn one Gift Point for every dollar of theoretical win on reel and video reel games, as well as on video poker, keno, and table-based video games, in addition to regular club points earned. Also receive one Grazie point for every $1 spent at designated retailers.
Points earned at retailers can be redeemed for slot credits, gift cards, cash back, and other amenities, and work toward Grazie status. For each point earned receive one Gift point for the Extravaganza. To have points added to your account, bring your receipt to the booth within 30 days of making the purchase.
Grazie points are redeemable for gifts at the year-end shopping event in November 2016. Items available for gift points include high-tech electronics, luggage, home accessories, apparel, jewelry, housewares, health and beauty, handbags, crystal and more. Grazie Gift Points expire at the conclusion of the annual Grazie Gift Extravaganza.
Currently both casinos are running Payday Slot Tournaments, Mondays through Thursdays. First place wins $1,000 slot credits, second $400 credits, third $200, fourth $100, fifth $50 and sixth through 50th earns $20.
Earn 1,000 points Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily to qualify for a session entry (up to three entries per day). Play between noon and 6 p.m. Tournament players may win up to three prizes per day.
For more information about Club Grazie visit online at: www.venetian.com/grazie.html
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.