It’s been one week since Vegas Partner Lounge’s Casino Treasure Cruise 2009 returned from its port of calls in the Caribbean Ocean. What has turned out to be yet another amazing trip for the top players at Vegas Partner Lounge and Sun Vegas Casino, the weeklong cruise has become one of the most talked about player loyalty rewards for online casino gamblers.
Leaving from Miami on November 15, Carnival’s “Valor” cruise ship took a detour through the Caribbean, making stops at Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan (Honduras), Belize and Cozumel, and returning back to Miami on November 22. One of the better Caribbean island tours, this particular route makes for less touristy island hopping, and truly gives that exotic vacation getaway feel, aka, intense relaxation in sunny paradise. Oh, and did I mention that there’s also a casino on the “Valor”, and that each night a lucky player was awarded $10,000 ($70,000 given away over the course of the cruise)?
Vegas Partner Lounge knows just how much a loaded cruise like this can do for someone’s well being, and as such, wanted the top players at its twelve eCOGRA approved online casinos to feel good and know just how much their business is appreciated. You might have guessed that a “top player” is one who spends a lot of money. And that’s pretty much how it works, except that Vegas Partner Lounge bases everything off of rewards points.
The Vegas Partner Lounge Loyalty Program, Vegas Loyalty Lounge, offers four levels of loyalty status – Blue Lounge, Silver Lounge, Gold Lounge and Platinum Lounge. And in order to be eligible for an invitation to the Casino Treasure Cruise, player’s needed to have maintained Platinum Lounge status for at least nine months. That equates to earning at least 20,000 comp points every three months, which means one would need to wager approximately little over $65,000 per month.
I know what you’re thinking – that’s impossible, right? Other than a few high rolling millionaire’s, who is really going to be able to gamble that much each month? However, all it takes a big jackpot win to beef up a bankroll large enough to make that many wagers. Remember, much of that $65,000 in wagers could be coming back as more winnings.
For players who have not been so fortunate to gamble thousands every month and are consequently in a lower loyalty tier, a draw was held for spots on the cruise. Three spots to be exact, for each loyalty tier held it’s own draw. Players earned an unlimited number of draw entry’s for every $1,000 wagered within the promotion time frame. When August rolled around, the winners were announced.
Pictures from Casino Treasure Cruise 2009 have not been posted just yet, but last year’s photos are still on the website. Details of next year’s Casino Treasure Cruise will likely be revealed soon, although player’s can expect to get more of the same (no complaining there). For anyone who has never played at one of the twelve online casinos owned and managed by Vegas Partner Lounge, now is a good time to join and start earning those loyalty points. If you need a good starting point, OCS recommends Sun Vegas Casino, River Nile and Crazy Vegas Casino. Each of these online casinos is powered by Microgaming, regulated in Malta and based out of the UK. Furthermore, Vegas Partner Lounge is one of the few online casino networks holding eCOGRA’s “Safe and Fair” Seal.