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If you have MGM Gold status via Hyatt (or if you actually earned it!) you will once again have a chance to match to Caesars Diamond in person, conferring benefits like no resort fees, free parking, a free $100 “Celebration Dinner” (if you earn 100 tier points), and of course, the free stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas. The match will begin on Feb 1, 2023. Details here.
Of course, it’s not as easy as the Wyndham Business Earner route. If you have that card, which confers Wyndham Diamond status, you get Wyndham Diamond status which matches online to Caesars Diamond and can be renewed yearly.
However, Caesars has occasionally had a nationwide matching program where you can bring not just an MGM Gold card, but a similar tier card from most casinos in the country to a Caesars Rewards booth and get upgraded to Diamond.
The big difference, though, is that you *technically* must be a brand new Caesars Rewards member (in practice, many get lucky with agents that don’t enforce that – though others fail and get frustrated) and you will not (likely) be able to “match back and forth” form MGM to Caesars after this due to the new account rule (though again, you could get lucky.
Now, many are waiting to see if MGM will do the same. This is more important to most people because historically MGM has only matched in Atlantic City and in Springfield, Massachusetts, a real bummer for West Coasters.
In mid-2021 they opened a nationwide tier match which lasted until Dec. 31st. As of now they have not announced a new match or updated the end date of that offer.
I have a hunch that with Caesars doing this again, MGM is *likely* to as well.
HT: Mike in the TravelZork Facebook Group
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