Oh, yeah, and they are changing their name.

Starting in February 2019, Caesars Entertainment is changing the name of their casino loyalty program from Total Rewards to Caesars Rewards.

That’s not the big news, though.

The big news is these two enhancements:

  • Members will receive 1 FREE NIGHT in Las Vegas or Atlantic City for every 5,000 Tier Credits earned, up to 7 nights.
  • In addition to your current benefits, Diamond and Seven Stars® members will receive 2 FREE NIGHTS at our new Dubai destination – Diamond members at Caesars Resort Dubai and Seven Stars members at Caesars Palace Dubai, a 5-star hotel.

[UPDATED: While the original PR from Caesars indicated this was for all Diamond members, it has since been clarified that you must earn 15,000 Tier Credits to get the Dubai stay.]

To take a step back, if you are a loyal reader of MilesTalk, you are familiar with the many status matches I write about.  For example, early this year when I wrote about a how to match several Atlantic City casino statuses all at once for 5 free nights over the summer.

And just two months ago, I shared an amazing opportunity to match from almost anything to top-tier Wyndham Rewards Diamond status.

As long as you took advantage of that Wyndham Diamond match, you were able to match that to Total Rewards Diamond. Meaning you will have access to these enhanced benefits even if you’ve never gambled at a Total Rewards property.

Caesars Resort Dubai (which seems to have no casino) looks amazing and has room rates north of $500 a night. You get 2 free. Could be nice if you are flying Emirates to another destination and can work in 1 or 2 days in Dubai. Perhaps on the way to a 60,000 point Marriott redemption at the Al Maha?

I’m heading to Dubai in late March and am really hoping this benefit comes online in February as stated, because I’ll definitely try the resort out if so.

Don’t forget, you ALSO get a yearly free 4 night stay (just pay about $65 a night in fees) at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, from where I’m writing this blog post.


Are you a fan of the status matches? Have you taken advantage of the Atlantis stay? Let me know here, in the comments, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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  1. Just wondering how you determined the Atlantis benefit is yearly instead of one time? I haven’t seen anything online that someone has been able to use it twice. Thanks

  2. Hey Alex. The benefit is once per Total Rewards qualification year which runs Feb 1 – Jan 31. You are allowed one booking per qualification year for as long as they continue the relationship with Atlantis. It’s based on status at booking so if you expect to make 7* you’d want to wait until hitting that’s to book.

    To be clear though, you can’t book twice within the same TR year. Feb 1, if you retained status, you can book again.

    • While the original PR from Caesars indicated this was for all Diamond members, it has since been clarified that you must earn 15,000 Tier Credits to get the Dubai stay.


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