We've learnt that it does, in fact, pay to stay loyal. As more and more casinos offer loyalty programs, VIP rewards and points promotions, knowing how to spot a good scheme can really benefit you as a player. But in a sea of promises of points galore and premier treatment, how do you know which schemes are worthwhile? Luckily, we've done the hard work of working that out for you. Welcome to our Top Ten Loyalty Programs…
- 888 Poker
- Bingo Diamond
- Candy Shop Bingo
- BGO Vegas
- Gold Spins
- All Slots
VegasBerry Casino is also offering a very competitive loyalty scheme with a tiered program. For each £10 you bet, you'll receive 1 point.
To join the first tier you need to collect 500 points, after which you'll be rewarded with a loyalty card which allows you access to special offers, bonuses and secret gifts. Being a loyalty card holder also grants you access to the Secret Journey game which promises big prizes.
VegasBerry also runs a special Full Moon promotion which grants a special promotion once a month, according to which ‘Berry Level‘ you are in. Basically, the higher the level, the bigger the prizes. Our favourite thing about the BerryClub? VegasBerry treats all money claimed from points as real cash, so you can withdraw it at anytime you want without any obligations.
PartyPoker's Loyalty Scheme offers players the chance to cash in on every pound they bet. The scheme awards two points per every £1 spent on tournament fees and table charges. But what we really love about this scheme is the fact that it runs over all of PartyPoker's various guises, so covers Party Sports, Party Casino and Party Bingo too, and all points go into the same account.
On the casino side of things, the wager's slightly higher with only 1 point per every £25 spent on slots, £50 on roulette or £150 on blackjack. However, to enter the tiered program, the entry points are very reasonable with only 50 points needed to enter the silver tier. Cash rewards start at 750 points, and if you make it to Palladium level, you can see yourself in with a chance of up to £1000 in cash rewards. However, we've saved the best part of this scheme for last. PartyPoker offers all loyalty players entry to special Weekly Loyalty Tournaments, where the prize pool can be serious money.
3. 888 Poker
888 Poker's Loyalty Scheme can seem a bit convoluted at first, but once you get your head around it it's a loyalty scheme worth considering. Reward points are earned each time you play, and it's these points that can be converted into cash.
You need 1000 points before you can withdraw, and this converts to £10. These points can also be used in the merchandise shop, and never expire, unless your account has been inactive for over three months.
However, alongside reward points, 888 Poker also counts status points. Status points are also awarded in play. For every £1 of your contributed rake you earn 2 points, and for every £1 of tournament fees you earn 2 points too. You can earn 1 status point each time you wager £16 on casino games too.
These status points are unreedemable and are used to progress through 888 Poker's tiered system. The twist is that the more status points you have, the more reward points you get. So for example, if you're within the Gold tier, you earn 4.5 reward points for every status point. This means that your cash-able points can build up fast.
mFortune‘s Loyalty Shop is one of the best reward schemes on the market, and the casino offers 2 points for every £1 you spend. Unfortunately, at the moment, points are only collectable on bingo games, however the casino is working on a more inclusive scheme to be brought out soon.
One of the biggest perks about mFortune is that its Loyalty Shops is full of achievable, low points prizes. This means it won't take you a lifetime to save up enough points to be able to buy something. Prizes start at 290 points, with Bonus Credits you can use in play. You'll need to earn 1000 points before you can claim any cash directly, although anything you earn with Bonus Credits can be withdrawn.
The Loyalty Shop is also full of great prizes such as experience days and even cars! You're automatically signed up to start collecting points when you create a casino account, so what are you waiting for?
5. Bingo Diamond
Bingo Diamond has a slightly unique format. You earn 1 point per ten credits wagered, and once you earn 500 points, they're redeemable for £5 bonus cash. Sadly, Bingo Diamond do not offer cash withdrawals, so all bonus cash can only be spent in play.
So far this sounds quite average, right? This is where Bingo Diamond's VIP Club comes into it's own. Invite only, the club boasts amazing deals and promotions, including double points EVERY SINGLE WEEKDAY. Loyal players are sought out once a month to join the VIP ranks so start collecting points and await your e-mail.
Our favourite part of Bingo Diamond's VIP scheme, is that once you're a member, you're always a member. This means no reevaluations and no obligations to wager a certain amount per month. Bingo Diamond's loyalty points do expire if not used withing three months, but don't worry, they don”t expect you to remember when that time's approaching. Handy notifications are sent out if you have remaining points near to the expiration date.
6. Candy Shop Bingo
Candy Shop Bingo is a brand new casino, and we're already loving it's loyalty program. Daring to be different, Candy Shop Bingo doesn't use points as a way of qualifying loyalty. Instead, they simply offer a tiered system based around how much you deposit each month. It's super accessible too, as the first tier (‘Pro') only requires a deposit as little as £5. The accessibility remains throughout the tiers, with Champion, the top tier, requiring only a £200 deposit.
This idea of rewarding all players comes with some setbacks. As there's no points, it's not as simple as just converting points to cash and withdrawing. However, Candy Shop Bingo does offer players certain percentages of cashback depending on what tier you fall into. Similarly, all loyalty scheme players are awarded free spins and free tickets to the big 10k draw. It seems Candy Shop Bingo could itself be setting a new standard for smaller casinos' loyalty programs.
7. BGO Vegas
BGO Vegas‘s BVIP scheme calls itself ‘the ultimate loyalty experience‘, and we have to say it's a very believable claim. BGO Vegas believes all players should be treated like a VIP, so you'll automatically collect points as you play.
You can earn 1 point for every £1 wagered in Bingo and every £5 wagered on Slots or Casino games. 100 Loyalty Points are worth £1 in bonus cash and they have no wagering requirements!
BGO Vegas also has a class system, not too dissimilar to VegasBerry's, so the more points you collect, the more you can work your way up to becoming a Platinum player. You'll start of on a Blue level, but you only need to earn 125 points to break into Bronze class. Each class boasts serious rewards, but even Bronze offers VIP promotions and special Bingo games. Make your way up to Gold and you'll see yourself being invited to special events.
Kerching‘s loyalty program is pretty standard, however its pounds to points ration runs in multiples of £100. So for every £100 you spend on slots you earn five points, on roulette you earn five points, on blackjack you earn two points and on poker, 1 point. And if you save up 1000 points, you earn yourself a tenner.
Overall, this isn't sounding like a great loyalty scheme. However, what we really love about Kerching's loyalty program is the amount of promotions and bonus points it gives out.
Kerching quite often run double points promotions, meaning that you'll win twice the normal number. But that's not all, Kerching awards free points for logging in a regularly. So, imagining you log in three times a week, your bonus points can rack up fast. This really is a great example of earning whilst you play. Kerching also has a VIP Prestige Club, which offers extra promotions and treats depending on your tier. Kerching's VIP club is invite only at the moment, they'll seek you out if you're collecting a lot of points.
9. Gold Spins
Gold Spins Casino has some intriguing aspects in it's loyalty program. The basics are, well, basic. You can earn, on average, 1 point for every ten pound wagered, although some games offer two points.
You need to earn 1000 points before you can claim any bonus cash, which equates to £5 in your account. Bonus cash is only available to spend in play at the moment, but Gold Spins promises that new options will be available soon.
However, the real hard sell here is the number of points Gold Spins is giving away for free. You'll receive 500 points just for signing up and, every Thursday, Gold Spins offers double points in it's Tremendous Thursdsay promotion. Use these promotions wisely, and you could secure thousands of points very quickly.
10. All Slots
All Slots Casino earns it's place in our list because it allows you to earn points on every game, so no matter what your favourite is, you can be sure you'll be earning as you play. All Slots markets it's loyalty club as 1 point per every £10 you wager. However, this isn't strictly true. This only applies for slots, American Roulette and parlor games.
Different games contribute different percentages towards your loyalty points and the wager for some games can be significantly higher. So although the rewards system seems inclusive, for games such as blackjack and some types of poker, the required wager can be up to £500. You can convert your points into cash once you hit 1000, and these can then be withdrawn freely. However, watch out as unreedemed points expire after 120 days.