Finding good deals on Las Vegas hotel rooms can be as simple as surfing the web these days. However, if you want to find great deals on not only your hotel room but also on shows, dining, gaming and more, you need to make time to sign up for each casino company’s players club.”Slot clubs,” as they are also commonly called, are a major form of marketing for both the big casino players like MGM Mirage and Harrah’s Entertainment as well as for the single standalone casinos that dot the Las Vegas landscape. Through the use of players clubs, casinos can get to know their individual players much better and can tailor marketing offers — think free or discounted hotel rooms, dining discounts, bargain show tickets and slot tournament invites — to them based on what the guest enjoys playing and at what level. Plus, now that the casino has your address and maybe an email addy and a telephone number, they know just how to reach you in order to pass along these great offers.Signing up for a players club card is easy. When you enter a casino, simply find a casino floor person and get directions to the club desk or booth. Once there, it’s usually a matter of filling out a short form and showing proof of identity – a driver’s license or other picture ID – and you are given your new slot club card. (I usually ask for two because one is invariably lost either to the black hole that is my handbag or somewhere on the casino floor!) When registering, be sure to ask if there are any “new member” sign-up benefits since many casinos offer free slot play, small gifts or even coupon books as an incentive bonus.While you are at the players club desk, pick up any literature they may have that explains how points are earned and redeemed. Some things to look for include how points are awarded for slots versus video poker versus table games and if points can be redeemed for cash or for other premiums. Take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the terms and conditions so that you don’t have any nasty surprises (like points expiring without notice) waiting for you down the road.With club card in hand, now is the time to make sure your card actually works! The easiest way to do this is to find a favorite slot machine or video poker game and insert your card into the reader. You should see green lights and, with many clubs, you may even see your name and point balance. (Whenever you play, be sure to have your card inserted properly or you won’t get the credit you deserve.)So, now that you’ve signed up, you’ve played your favorite games and you’ve racked up some club points, be ready for the casino offers to come rolling into your mailbox!