Most casino sites have what is known as a comp club scheme in place on their sites, and by playing for real money each time you place a wager on any of their games you will be allocated a set number of points, when you place a total value of bets by your collective wagers.
By accumulating those comp points as you play, as soon as you have saved up enough of them you are given the ability of turning them into playing credits. Those playing credits may be added to your account as cash credits, which you can cash out if you like or they may be added as bonus credits.
If they are added as bonus credits you are then faced with having to achieve a play through requirement with those bonus credits, and when you do so they will then become cash credits which you can then use to play on with or cash out.
However, some casino sites may have a limit in regards to how long your comp points will remain valid for, and if you do not claim them within the time limit they will expire and you will not be able to exchange them for playing credits if you do not claim them within that time limit!
What Makes a Generous Casino Comp Club?
The stand out features that will make one casino comp club much more generous and much more rewarding that most others are quite varied, however let me give you some pointers in regards to what you should be looking for from any casino sites comp club.
It is often the value of wagers that you have to place to earn comp points that needs taking into account and the lower the value of wagers needed to be placed before you earn comp points the better.
But only if the exchange rate for turning your points into playing credits is set low too! Be on the lookout for the handful of casino sites that I am aware of that are also going to allow you to purchase other things than simply playing credits with your comp points for you will often find some casinos offer all manner of electronic goods or merchandise to their players.
Special events and promotional offers can also become available to players who achieve a higher player status and move up the casinos comp clubs tiers, so keep your eyes peeled for any casinos that do offer such things when looking for a casino site at which to play at.
How to Accumulate More Comp Points
If you have a long winning session playing at any online casino site then during that session you will have earned yourself a lot of comp points, however it is very true to say that many gaming sessions are not always winning ones and as such you need to look for the best games to play if you want to earn more points.
Therefore the games that are going to allow you to have a good chance of earning plenty of points over the long term are those which boast very high payout percentages such as video poker games, and casino card games such as Baccarat and Blackjack that have very low house edges.
Also, if you are a fan of playing slot machines then try and play those with not only high payout percentages but those that have a very low variance too. By doing so you should always earn plenty of comps due to the way you will be able to recycle your bankroll many times.
One thing that I would advise you against, is trying to accumulate as many points as you can, especially if for example you are not far off moving up to another tier of a clump club scheme.
I have seen many players who only require a few hundred comp points to allow them to move up to a higher rung of a casino comp club scheme spend a small fortune trying to earn those additional comp points, and often the benefits of moving up a tier or rung of a comp club do not warrant the expense of earning those additional comp points!
As such try and look at a comp club as a way of getting a few little extras every now and then, for most casinos these days tend to offer bonuses to their players that are going to be much more generous than anything they can claim when using comped playing credits.
But never under estimate the real value of a well designed comp club! For there can be additional benefits of playing at a casino that does offer a well designed and well thought out comp club other than just letting you swap points for playing credits!