Comp points and other loyalty rewards might not strictly be classed as a casino offer but they are certainly a nice little bonus.

Here we take a look at what exactly they are, which sites offer them, how they work and what sort of benefits they can bring to you.

Realistically, the strength of an online casinos player rewards scheme is unlikely to be a major factor in deciding which casino you join. The key factors are always likely to be the welcome bonus, the range and quality of the games, the ongoing promotions for existing customers and the general feel of the site.

However, as said, comp (short for complimentary) points or other similar rewards for loyal players are certainly a nice little extra. There is no doubt that for high rollers they will soon add up. Even less regular players will get the odd little freebie thanks to their points so read on for the lowdown.

What are Comp Points?

Comp points, loyalty points, VIP points, rewards points – different names for what are usually very similar things. Essentially, online casinos, like most supermarkets and many other retailers, off their customers some form of loyalty scheme.

As with supermarkets, members get points based on their use of the casino. Whilst supermarkets only tend to reward players for what they buy, online and mobile casinos are far more generous.

Most casino rewards schemes are based on wagering, as opposed to just deposits, although some will offer points for a variety of activities. We have even heard of some casino sites giving points for withdrawing funds. The Ladbrokes Adventure gives you 1,000 coins just for playing your first game!

Whatever they are awarded for though, the, err, point, is that loyalty points can be exchanged for some form of “goodness”. That varies from site to site and scheme to scheme but most loyalty systems offer casino bonuses in exchange for points. Others may also offer the choice of withdrawable cash, prizes, bingo or poker tickets, entrance to prize draws or free spins.

When it comes to the prizes you can exchange your points for, these vary greatly. At the lowest points levels you might be looking at a branded keyring or cap (cheers for that!). On the other hand, the best schemes will offer prizes such as iPad’s, televisions and even cars to their biggest and most loyal customers who have really racked the points up!

How Do I Earn Points?

As said, this will vary but the most common way of earning loyalty points is through playing your favourite casino games. As you’re doing that anyway, that’s great news. What’s more, pretty much every casino rewards scheme will automatically enrol you. That means you will already have started accumulating points, even if you didn’t realise!

Most sites will award points for all games but many will offer double or enhanced points on certain games. This may be specific, designated slots or games that change each week or it may be a more general rule that, for example, all slots earn double points.

Your points will be added automatically, there is no need to claim them. You should easily be able to see how many points you have through the “My Account” area of the site.

It’s well worth keeping an eye on your emails as from time to time sites may offer bonus or extra points. This might be for trying a new game, making a deposit or some other simple activity.

VIP Schemes

Many sites, for example Coral Casino, offer a standard rewards scheme for all customers but also offer an extra VIP scheme for their most loyal players.

With such schemes you may need to opt in or contact the casino to join. Equally, these VIP rewards systems may only be available to players who deposit and/or wager larger sums each month.

Essentially they work in the same sort of way but often offer better rewards, prizes and so on and are also more generous in the way the points are awarded.

If you are a casino regular these VIP schemes are a great reason to stick with your favourite casino. The points really can add up and whilst it won’t guarantee you’ll profit overall, the prizes and bonuses are certainly very handy from time to time.

Which Online Casinos Offer Rewards Schemes?

All of the brilliant casino sites we work with have some form of loyalty scheme. In fact, we would say that just about any casino worth its spinning reels should have one.

They all vary, as said and some are more generous than others. All of the online casinos you can see here at CasinoOffers.Co are top class sites. We have chosen them because they are casinos we play at and rate very highly.

The rewards schemes may only be a small part of that but they are certainly a factor we have considered. As such, all of the loyalty and comp point systems at these sites are at least above average.