There’s a new method to match your way to top-tier casino status

Jun 28, 2020

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with current information. The status match opportunity to Wyndham Rewards is no longer available as of publication. 

Got status? If the answer’s no, don’t despair. While now may not be the ideal time to travel to Las Vegas, you can still update your 2020 status-match checklist.

Previously, if you held elite status with any hotel chain, you could status match to Wyndham Rewards, all the way to the program’s top-tier Diamond status. And if you qualified for Wyndham Diamond status, you could match that to Diamond status within the Caesars Hotels and Resorts chain, which owns many of the most famous hotels on the Strip and in Atlantic City: Caesars Palace, The LINQ, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Nobu and more.

Unfortunately, this lucrative elite status match opportunity is no longer available. But as reported by Miles to Memories, there’s a new offer that will get you top-tier casino status for when you’re ready to travel again.

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Match your elite status to Caesars Diamond

Caesars Palace and The Belagio. (Photo by Toms Auzins/robertharding/Getty Images)
Caesars Palace and The Belagio. (Photo by Toms Auzins/robertharding/Getty Images)

The new status match opportunity is valid through Jan. 31, 2021. To qualify, you’ll need to provide your VIP loyalty card from select competitors to start enjoying Caesars Rewards Diamond Tier benefits. There are dozens of eligible casino programs, broken down by state.

To start the status match, you’ll have to go in-person to the nearest Caesars Rewards Center between now and Dec. 31, 2020.

The Caesars Diamond perks include:

  • Waived resort fees on all stays
  • Complimentary valet and self-parking
  • $100 annual celebration dinner at Caesars-owned restaurants
  • 15% off best available rate on rooms and suites
  • Guaranteed room with 72-hour notice (in Las Vegas and Atlantic City)
  • Two free show tickets per month
  • Priority lines at check-in, shows, restaurants, valet, casino cages, and rewards desks
  • Complimentary four-night stay at the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

I’d peg the most valuable of these perks as the waived resort fees (which saves you about $44 per night), the free $100 dinner and the complimentary valet parking (which is regularly $24 per night). Everything else is nice, but these three together can transform your Las Vegas trip from amazing, to amazing and cheap.

An additional status match opportunity for Hyatt elites

Park MGM Las Vegas Hotel (Photo by Javier Rodriguez / The Points Guy)
Park MGM Las Vegas Hotel (Photo by Javier Rodriguez / The Points Guy)

If you don’t happen to have any casino elite status — but you do have Hyatt Explorist status or above — you can also take advantage of this opportunity. That’s because you can match Hyatt status to MGM M life Gold and from there, match to Caesars Diamond.

Related: 5 reasons why I went all in on the World of Hyatt card

Bottom line

Because of coronavirus, a lot has changed in Las Vegas. While buffets will no longer look the same, the whole “more is more” concept remains, including the many Sin City fees. From your parking to your resort fees and even your in-room coffee, just about everything in Vegas has a cost. Though Las Vegas is a notoriously expensive city, you can reduce the cost while maximizing your benefits by leveraging elite status across its hotels.

This is certainly not as lucrative as the previous Wyndham status match promotion, but it’s still a great option for those that are looking to get a taste of Caesars Diamond status.

Additional reporting by Carissa Rawson and Katherine Fan. 

Featured photo by Toms Auzins/robertharding/Getty Images.

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