Sooo my boyfriend and I just took a road trip down from Cleveland (where we currently live) to visit friends/family in Arkansas and back, stopping by Horseshoe Elizabeth (southern Indiana), Harrah's Metropolis (southern Illinois), Harrah's St. Louis, and Harrah's Tunica along the way. Sorry if some of this is repeat information, but just want to give our input from the trip:
- You must opt in at each and every location before
earning tier credits (learned this the hard way when we opted in after
playing at St. Louis- luckily it's only worth one checkpoint that we don't need).
- You must earn the tier credits the same "day" you opt in, and all 25 tier credits must be earned at once
(e.g. cannot opt in and earn 12 tier credits, then opt in another day and earn 13 tier credits). For most casinos, the "day" ends at 5:59am, though some casinos are different (it's the first bullet on the website of "official rules").
- For almost
all casinos, you can earn 25 tier credits by playing 1.5 hours in the poker room
(17 tier credits/hour). Yes, tier credits are awarded for partial hours as well (i.e. you don't have to stay the full 2 hours).
- If the Total Rewards representatives we talked to there were right, Harrah's Metropolis does not award tier credits for playing in the poker room
, only rewards credits (also learned this the hard way after playing in a pretty bad poker room there- only 2 tables of 1/2 NLHE were going). You can still get tier credits for table games, slots, etc. though...
- You can usually
check in with the Total Rewards desk (that's what we did at every location) and they can tell you how many tier credits you've won that session
- incredibly useful to make sure you've earned your checkpoints before leaving that location for good.
- We never once had to play table games/slots at any of the locations (except Metropolis, which we just skipped)- we entirely just played poker for 17 tier credits/hr.
We're planning on taking another road trip out from CLE to Chicago (to visit friends) and visiting Caesars Windsor and Horseshoe Hammond along the way, then out to NJ (to visit family) and getting Philly and AC on the way for our 15 checkpoints, which we planning on using 1:1 for hotels in Vegas next summer during the WSOP (which we were probably going to anyways).
Shame we didn't get Vegas while we were out there, we left literally on July 2 and didn't know about the promotion until days later when we were long gone... :/