Stations' Boarding Pass one of the best slot clubs
July 14, 2015 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
The Boarding Pass slot club is one of the most popular in Las Vegas. It is a comprehensive player’s club card, valid at all Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming properties.
Highlights include one point per dollar on video poker, slots and video keno with the availability to immediately multiply points by three via swiping at any Rewards Kiosk.
There is a $1 cash back option for every 1,000 points earned; points redemption at more than 50 restaurants, 10 hotels, five bowling centers, seven movie theaters, two spas or for hundreds of concerts, and a five tiered status level. Guests (21 and up) can sign up for a free Boarding Pass at any Rewards Center.
First we’ll look at how to earn points.
• Video Poker, Slots, Video Keno: $1 = 1 point;
• Race & Sports: $1 = 1 point;
• Pari-Mutuel Play: $1 = 20 points;
• Bingo: $1 = 5 points;
• Poker: 1 hour of play = 1,000 points.
Points can be used for free slot play, free bingo play, free sports play, free meals, cash back, hotel stays, salons, bars, bowling, movies and more.
Tier status credits are earned as follows:
• Video Poker: 1 credit for $1;
• Slots: 3 credits for $1;
• Video Keno: 3 credits for $1;
• Race & Sports: 1 credit for $1;
• Pari-Mutuel: 10 credits for $1;
• Bingo: 1 credit for $1;
• Poker: 100 credits for 1 hour play;
• Table Games: average bet x number of hours played earns credits.
The five tier levels are Preferred (up to 999 points), Gold (1,000-39,999), Platinum (40,000-99,999), President (100,000-299,999) and Chairman (300,000 and up). Each tier level offers increased benefits.
All levels offer buffet cash discounts and 25-50% off point discounts at the Platinum through Chairman levels. All levels also receive gift shop discounts from 10-30% off and 3x points daily (swipe activation required for Preferred and Gold levels). At Chairman level you’ll be treated to a complimentary Princess cruise for two! Players earn their status in 6 month earning periods, from January-June and July-December, keeping your status for 6 months.
Mailers with monthly offers and promotions are common and all properties have their own promotions as well as some corporate wide promotions. Gift days and multiple point days are popular promotions often found in your mailers.
Guests who enroll and sign up for a new Boarding Pass are eligible to participate in the Crack the Vault promotion to win a prize up to a possible 1 million points!
Station Casinos and Fiesta Casinos are both offering guests opportunities to win a variety of prizes this July with promotions every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests at Station Casinos may participate in the $1 Million Classic Summer Scratch & Win Giveaway and Summer Fun Cash Drawings.
Players at Fiesta Casinos can play the $250,000 Stars & Stripes Pull Tab Giveaway. Visit the Rewards Center for complete details on how to participate.
Another popular promotion is MyGeneration 50+ Senior Wednesdays for guests 50 years and older, featuring a variety of exciting benefits and offers each month. Dining offers include a free Starbucks coffee from any Station Casinos Starbucks (or Denny’s at Fiesta) location. Guests may also enjoy $4 movie matinees, and participation in the $108,000 Free Slot Tournament, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the top prize of $1,000.
First entry is free with the option for four more entries by earning 50 base Boarding Pass points for each additional entry. The $4 movie tickets are valid for movies before 6 p.m.; additional charge for IMAX and 3D.
Additionally, Wildfire Gaming properties features MyGeneration 50+ Senior Mondays with a variety of savings and offers.
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.