Stratosphere slot club acePlay linked to Arizona Charlies, Aquarius
August 09, 2016 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas landmark offering spectacular views, the highest thrill rides in the country, a variety of dining options and over 2,400 room accommodations. Dining options include 50’s style Roxy’s Diner, Fellini’s Ristorante Italiano. McCall’s Heartland Grill, Top of the World and the Stratosphere’s classic buffet.
The 80,000 square foot gaming floor is constantly updated with state-of-the-art slot machines, video reels and poker, plus an action-packed race and sportsbook and a 24-hour poker room with eight tables.
American Casino Entertainment Properties (ACEP) owns and operates the Stratosphere as well as three additional casino hotels in Nevada: Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin. They all utilize one linked slot club card known as acePLAY.
The acePlay club features four tier levels. All players begin at Blue Card and can move up through casino play to Orange, Green and finally the top-level Red. Slot players earn one point for every dollar wagered and video poker players earn one point when wagering $2 to $8 based on the machine type and denomination.
Points are also earned when playing live keno, bingo and table games. Race and sports players strictly earn comps only. With acePLAY, comp dollars are worth twice the value of taking cashback. Three hundred points equals $1 in comps when used for restaurants, bars, shows and gift shops; 500 points will get you $1 in free slot play or 600 points will get you $1 in cashback.
Starting out at Blue, players receive single points, but moving up to Orange will get you 2x points every time you play. Green level receives 3x points and Red level players receive 4x. Tier levels are reviewed every four months for locals and every 12 months for non-locals. To reach a new tier level, the following criteria must be met: 10 Tier Credits to reach Orange; 100 Tier Credits to reach Green and 250 Tier Credits to reach Red.
How to achieve a Tier Credit is a bit of an “unknown” factor. They earned based on average bet, game type and average length of play with an “accelerator” based on average daily play.
At the Red and Green levels, players will see increased benefits, including a dividend (bonus points added to your account that can be used for cash, slot play or comps) based upon past play at the time of the evaluation. Benefits may vary slightly from property to property based on their individual amenities. A brochure is available at any acePLAY Center with more club details.
While acePLAY is connected at all four ACEP properties, casino promotions are often different. Current promotions at the Stratosphere include a New Member Play & Cruise Away. Now through Sept. 30, sign up for a new acePLAY card and receive one free swipe at the kiosk on day of sign-up for a chance at one free night stay, $10 McCall’s food and beverage credit or 25% off at the buffet. New members who earn 75 base points on their sign-up day receive a second swipe for a chance of up to $1,000 casino play or a Mexican Riviera cruise for two.
Now through Sept.30, acePLAY members have the opportunity to win NASCAR Truck Race tickets, held on Oct. 1. Receive a free ticket with every 100 base points earned (maximum four tickets per day.) Participants must swipe at a kiosk the same day points are earned to receive their ticket vouchers.
A Reel Hot Summer $5,000 Slot Tournament will be held on Aug. 27 for Nevada locals. Earn 2,500 base points by Aug. 25 and receive a free two night stay, Aug. 26 and 27, plus a free slot tournament entry on Aug. 27. First place wins $1,000 in slot play.
For more information about the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, visit: www.stratospherehotel.com