Edit: Based on some comments below, it doesn’t look like this method is a sure thing, so be aware that it might not work for you.
If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to earn credit card rewards when gambling in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, it turns out the answer is – to a certain extent – yes.
TravelZork has shared the details of how to do this. Not only can you earn credit card rewards, but you can even save up to 20% on your spend.
Before we go any further though, please please please only take advantage of this if you know you’ll be responsible when gambling. A gambling addiction is only going to be compounded when funding it by getting into credit card debt.
The way to do this is by visiting Borgata in Atlantic City. Borgata is part of MGM Resorts and is one of the hotels and casinos that will trigger the MGM Resorts Amex Offer for $60 back or 6,000 Membership Rewards when spending $300.
You can buy Borgata gift cards from the hotel’s front desk which triggers the Amex Offer. (TravelZork notes that the Bell Desk also sells Borgata gift cards, but purchasing from them won’t trigger the Amex Offer.) Those gift cards can then be used to purchase MGM Resorts M life Rewards Slot Play.
Seeing as those Slot Play cards are for MGM Resorts rather than for sole use at Borgata, it should also be possible to use them at MGM’s properties in Las Vegas and in their handful of other locations around the US. Edit: Based on Jimbob’s comment below, it looks like the Slot Play cards can only be used at Borgata.
This means you can buy $300 in Slot Play for $240 (or $300 and 6,000 Membership Rewards). What I’m not sure about is how you cash out the Slot Play card if you don’t use up its entire balance. If you’re familiar with how to do that, please let us know in the comments below.