Players Club – BConnected – Boyd Gaming

BConnected is the players card used by Boyd Gaming.  The company operates seven casinos in Las Vegas as well as many regional markets throughout the United States.

How to Receive a BConnected Card

Visit the BConnected booth in any Boyd Gaming casino to receive a players card.  This is usually near the front desk but may be within the casino floor.  Players may also find some slot attendants willing to perform this service, especially if a card has been lost and it is after business hours for the BConnected desk.

Casinos Using BConnected

  • California
  • Fremont
  • Main Street Station
  • Sam’s Town Las Vegas/Shreveport/Tunica
  • Suncoast
  • The Orleans
  • Gold Coast
  • Amelia Belle Casino
  • Blue Chip Casino
  • Delta Downs
  • Diamond Jo
  • Evangeline Downs
  • IP Casino
  • Par-A-Dice
  • Treasure Chest Casino

How to Use the BConnected Card

The BConnected players card is presented to the dealer when playing table games.  At video poker and slot machines, place it in the card slow, making sure that it is accepted by the machine.  When playing poker at a Boyd Gaming casino, hand the card to the brush and the number and time is recorded.  Make sure to check out when leaving.  Some modern rooms use the Bravo system that checks players in and out at the table.

Awards Earned by Game

Slot and video poker players earn 0.1% in free play when using the BConnected card.  This goes up to 0.17% when redeeming the points for food at outlets owned by Boyd Gaming.  Sapphire players earn double points.  Emerald are rewarded with triple points.

Table games are rated separately.  The points and comps earned are based on the length of play, average bet and theoretical house edge of the game.

BConnected Tiers

Players start out at the Ruby level.  The player moves up to the Sapphire tier when 30,000 points have been wagered in the first or second six months of the year. When 250,000 point are earned in this six-month period, the player moves up to Emerald.  The tier is retained through the period that it is earned and the following six months.

BConnected Benefits

All BConnected players qualify for mailers that are based on play.  These include free slot play, as well as offers for food and hotel rooms.  There are also point multiplier days.  Presenting a BConnected card gives players a 10% discount at the gift shop.  California, Fremont and Main Street Station charge for parking.  Players with a BConnected card can get it validated with a small amount of casino play.

Sapphire players receive a couple of additional perks.  The gift shop discount goes up to 15%.  Sapphire players earn double points.  Parking in downtown Las Vegas is free to Sapphire players.

Emerald players receive a 20% discount at the gift shop.  Triple points are earned every day.  Some casinos offer a complimentary Emerald Lounge.  These players also go to the front of the line at all hotel and casino services.  Emerald players never pay a resort fee and also receive free parking in downtown Las Vegas.

Individual Boyd Gaming casinos may have specific perks that are not available across the company.  Always visit the players club for a complete list of the property’s rewards.

How to Redeem BConnected Points

BConnected points may be redeemed for free slot and video poker play directly on the machine.  This is done by pressing the enter or OK key.  The next step is to enter the amount of free play you wish to convert.  BConnected points redeemed for dining is done by swiping a card at the restaurant.  Players must have $5 in free play to redeem points on a machine.

BConnected Return Rate

Video poker and slot players receive 0.1% in free slot play.  Food redemptions have a return of 0.17%.  The rate doubles for Sapphire player and triples for Emerald ones.

About the Author

John Mehaffey - Las Vegas Expert

John is passionate about the gambling industry which he has been a part of since 2001. He learned how to find the best video poker and table games. He also writes about casino players clubs, promotions and things to do in Las Vegas, where he currently resides. He is happy to answer any questions that players have about gambling and Las Vegas.

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