Special Report: Understanding Online Casino Comp PointsPublished August 10, 2014 by Amir G
Online casino comp points are a constant way for players to enjoy promotions and earn extra wagering credits.
For an online casino, the player is the most valuable factor. Players are the ingredients which make online casinos go around. This basic notion drives online casinos to fit their different offerings for a wide range of players. From those who like a little slots action here and there to experienced roulette, poker or blackjack veterans, online casinos are welcoming for everyone, usually offering bonuses tailored for each and every player type.
Comp Points – Rewarding the Players
In this frame of thought, most online casinos offer their players with complimentary points which are better known in the online casino jargon simply as "comp points". Apart from the many bonuses offered by online casinos, this is a way in which they can generally reward their players.
The rules regarding comp points can vary greatly from one online casino to the other, but the premise always remains the same: For every wager a player makes in the online casino, he receives a set amount of comp points. In a sense, comp points can be thought as "loyalty currency". In many prime online casinos, players receive one comp point for every €/£/$10 they wager. This is a general outline – at some online casinos, different amounts of comp points are given for different types of games.
The comp point chart at bet365 Casino demonstrate the idea well: A player at bet365 Casino would get 1 comp point for 10 currency units wagered on games like roulette and craps, while on slots they would get 3. Once 100 points are accumulated, they can be converted to one currency point for players to use them as they wish.
The comp point system used in Vegas Partner Lounge casinos is interesting as well (Crazy Vegas Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Maple Casino etc). Players are admitted into the Vegas Loyalty Lounge where they amass comp points known as "C-Bucks". Ten credits wagered equal one C-Buck, and these can be used ultimately to withdraw more casino credits as well as to secure a VIP membership. Alternatively C-Bucks can also be used for admittance to exclusive tournaments or even for receiving a special gift on one's birthday.
It's very common to see online casinos which host special promotions in which players that abide by certain rules like playing a specified game or wagering a specified amount during a set time frame, receive a larger quantity of comp points – usually the amount is double comp points.
Apart from their regular use, comp points also act as the currency in online casino VIP clubs and loyalty programs: These are usually composed of different tiers which players can advance throughout by amassing comp points. Additionally it is common for comp points to be used as currency to unlock and receive exclusive bonuses in the different loyalty tiers.
Comp points are sometimes underrated - take heed and use them to your benefit.