Massive Atlantic City Casino Loyalty Club Status Match Is Underway

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Atlantic City casinos are trying to bring people back to America’s Playground in droves. As a result, almost every major casino chain is bumping other chains’ players club members to equivalent statuses.

Even two of the largest chains, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment, are offering reciprocity at their Atlantic City casinos. If you have any card above the minimum level, you can receive a similar status at several different hotels and casinos.

Hard Rock and Ocean Resort are first-timers in AC

It is clearly a time of celebration in Atlantic City. The entire town is buzzing with the debut of two casinos on the same day.

Wisely, some properties have tried to capitalize on the wash of new people in town. In fact, the Showboat Hotel, situated between the two new places, recently announced the completion of its upgrades.

This wave of player club reciprocity is the same idea. However, for Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino, it’s also a time of discovery with these systems.

Both properties are desperate to bring in customers, particularly deep-pocketed ones. Customers are hesitant to leave their normal casinos if they have built up comps, status, and benefits.

So, the new properties have to be a bit more forgiving than usual. Even so, they must also guard against people inevitably trying to game the system.

For instance, Ocean Resort had to begin denying upgrades for Hard Rock Royalty members. The new casino found that patrons were upgrading at Hard Rock with lower-tiered cards, then walking two blocks and achieving the highest level of service at Ocean Resort.

Level up at Atlantic City casinos

Regardless, there are still many upgrade opportunities available.

If you were already planning on heading to Atlantic City soon, make sure you remember to bring your loyalty cards — even if they are for out-of-town casinos. Below is a list of all the upgrades you can receive. Each status listed can be achieved using one of the cards below it.

Caesars Total Rewards Diamond

  • MGM MLife Gold or above
  • Golden Nugget 24K Chairman or above
  • Resorts Star Card Paramount or above
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Platinum or above
  • Wyndham Diamond

MGM MLife Gold

  • Total Rewards Diamond or above
  • Resorts Star Card Red Carpet
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Platinum or above

Golden Nugget 24K Elite Lite*

  • MGM MLife Gold or above
  • Total Rewards Diamond or above
  • Resorts Star Card Paramount or above
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Gold or above

Golden Nugget 24K Chairman Lite*

  • MGM MLife Pearl
  • Total Rewards Platinum
  • Resorts Star Card Epic
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Copper

Ocean Resort Black

  • MGM MLife Black or above
  • Total Rewards Seven Stars
  • Golden Nugget 24K Elite
  • Resorts Star Card Red Carpet
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Black

Ocean Resort Platinum

  • MGM MLife Gold
  • Total Rewards Diamond
  • Golden Nugget 24K Chairman
  • Hard Rock Wild Card “Elite” or above
  • Resorts Star Card Paramount
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Platinum

Ocean Resort Gold

  • MGM MLife Pearl
  • Total Rewards Platinum
  • Golden Nugget 24K Premier
  • Resorts Star Card Epic
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Copper or above

Hard Rock Wild Card “Rock Royalty”

  • MGM MLife Gold or above
  • Total Rewards Diamond or above
  • Golden Nugget 24K Chairman or above
  • Resorts Star Card Red Carpet
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Platinum or above
  • Maryland Live Chairman or above
  • Foxwoods Diamond
  • Mohegan Soar or above
  • Parx Elite
  • Resorts World Platinum or above
  • SugarHouse Signature
  • Sands Bethlehem Chairman or above
  • Hard Rock Seminole Elite or above, Backstage Pass Platinum, or Rock Star Rewards Legend

Hard Rock Wild Card “Elite”

  • MGM MLife Pearl
  • Total Rewards Platinum
  • Golden Nugget 24K Premier
  • Resorts Star Card Epic or above
  • Tropicana Trop Advantage Copper or above
  • Maryland Live Platinum or above
  • Foxwoods Platinum
  • Mohegan Sun Ignite
  • Parx Premium
  • Resorts World Silver or above
  • SugarHouse Preferred
  • Hard Rock Backstage Pass Entourage
  • Hard Rock Rock Star Rewards Hall of Fame

*Both Golden Nugget tier matches are without access to the Chairman’s Club and look slightly different than the typical cards.

You can receive any of your status bumps by visiting one of the resident properties in Atlantic City. Obviously, remember to bring your appropriate card and identification.

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Bart Shirley is a writer and poker player from Houston, Texas. When he's not teaching high school math and business, Bart writes about the NJ online casino industry and US online poker. He has a master's degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a degree in English from Texas A&M.