Well, just to get the obvious out of the way first; VIP of course https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171122180841-macao-casinos-grand-lisboa-first-floor—gaming-area-1.jpg means ‘Very Important Person’ and in the case of a top online casino this is clearly someone who wagers a lot of money and plays for high stakes.
Although the casino of course wants you to lose, high rollers who win big or lose big are often ‘comped’ just like in a traditional Vegas casino with freebies and bonuses.
The best online casinos have taken their lead from the well known land-based ones and made sure those wagering big are looked after. Naturally in the online world though, a free hotel room and free drinks can’t really be offered and so firms are always looking for new ways to look after their players, hence the VIP programs.
VIP programs online are based on a combination of things such as the amount deposited, amount played, the length of a player’s membership to one online casino or perhaps even on their level of skill or luck in doing well with a particular sphere, especially within poker games.
Rewards within online VIP programs usually involve money with programs often taking on a tiered loyalty point system. The more you play/gamble/win the more points you collect allowing you to climb up the various levels of the system.
The higher the level you are on, the more rewards you will get and for the real online high rollers this can often mean luxury holidays and tickets to major worldwide sporting events as well as actual cash.
As with anything in life, the chances are that with an online casino VIP program you will need to start at the bottom, though the best firms really do make it easy to climb right to the top. Those spending a lot of time and/or money within one casino will be bumped up through the tiers pretty quickly putting themselves in line for better cash back, win bonuses or even outright cash prizes.
One last thing to remember here is that often these schemes are not automatic. If you are interested in joining a VIP program it’s something you’ll need to opt into manually, so be sure to click the relevant button or speak to your online casino to enter the scheme and begin to claim those rewards.