Circus Circus, part of MGM, has its own slot club
September 29, 2015 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
While Circus Circus falls under the MGM Resorts brand, the slot club is not linked to MGM’s Mlife club. The Circus Players Club operates independently and the card can also be used at Slots-A-Fun, next-door on the Las Vegas Strip.
Circus Circus is all about fun. Family fun, live circus acts, a midway, Adventuredome rides and the casino. Perhaps a bit of a surprise, they also have one of the finest steakhouses in all of Las Vegas!
Circus Circus has 1,400 of the latest slot, video and electronic table games, from 1-cent to $25 machines, in four casinos: Main, West, Skyrise, and Slots-A-Fun. If you like old time Vegas, they also feature classic coin machines. You can play $1 tokens in the main casino or try your luck on quarters at Slots-A-Fun.
Magnificent 7’s is a high return classic $1 slot, a favorite among locals and regulars. With frequent jackpots of $1,000, you can choose from the old fashioned coin payouts or ticket in-ticket out payouts. A big feature is the carousel – Las Vegas’ only circus carousel that actually spins like a merry-go-round while playing your favorite slots and watching the circus acts performing overhead.
Aces and Eights is a very popular game for video poker players. It is a progressive poker game that was developed exclusively for Circus Circus and features 25-cent jackpots starting at $12,500.
The casino offers over 40 table games full of action featuring single, double and six-deck blackjack, virtual and live craps along with virtual and live roulette, Let It Ride and a rockin’ party pit! Blackjack pays 2/1 at select times daily.
The Circus Players Club is a no tier, two bucket system allowing players to accumulate points for free slot play and comps for meals and rooms. $2 coin-in on slots equals one point and $10 coin-in on video poker equals one point. 100 points equals $1 in free slot play. In early 2016 Circus plans to roll out a new program for their Players Club that does include a tier system.
As a Circus Players Club member, slot and table play earns you rewards. These include free slot play, special event invitations to parties, concerts, tournaments, comp dollars to use at Circus Circus dining outlets, complimentary and discounted room nights plus priority hotel check-in. Table game players earn comps only.
New members signing up for a Club Card can earn and receive a free t-shirt after 300 points, a free specialty drink at 500, a free buffet at 1,000 and two free room nights at 1,500. Plus, you keep your earned points! (Items are cumulative and may only be claimed within 72 hours of joining the Club.)
Free gaming lessons are offered seven days a week in the main casino pit as follows: blackjack 10:30 a.m., roulette 11:30 a.m. and craps 12:30 p.m.
Slots-A-Fun is an adult casino playground located right next-door, just a few short steps from the main casino. Guests will find a one-of-a-kind, grown-up destination with a variety of entertainment options like an arcade, darts, pool tables, foosball, plenty of big screen TVs to catch your favorite sporting event and a full casino of games and tables.
Drink specials are offered every day. For more information about Circus Circus, visit: http://www.circuscircus.com/casino/slots_a_fun.aspx
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.