Marketing professionals have long recognized the importance of fostering loyalty among past and current customers through database marketing. Retailers and supermarket chains have long embraced loyalty programs in order to reward loyal customers through targeted offers. Airline frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs have become the foundation of marketing strategies for airline and lodging companies. Yet, no segment of the hospitality industry devotes more effort and allocates a greater position of their marketing dollars to customer loyalty programs than the gaming segment.
This paper examines customer reinvestment strategies in the gaming industry, the tactics that gaming operators employ to foster loyalty, the measurement tools they utilize to track the success of their programs and recent trends that track the ever-increasing amounts of marketing dollars that casinos are willing to reinvest in their customers.View Full Article Read More