As one of the premier properties in Vegas, Wynn has been on my “to stay at” list for some time. Unfortunately, my frugal nature typically takes over at booking time and I opt for the comped room at a mid-tier Caesars or MGM property.
Now, I’m not the type to grind out rewards on slot apps. MyVegas was a hobby that came and subsequently faded quickly. I figure paying the $15 bucks for an attraction was easier than earning it via hours of gameplay. Somehow though, a stay at Wynn seemed worth the potential time investment.
Most importantly, I figured it would be fun to report back to our blog’s followers how much work would go into earning a free room and whether or not the effort was worthwhile.
Quick Note on Wynn Slots Game Play
First, it’s likely helpful to define a few terms that we’ll reference:
- Coins: The currency used to play Wynn Slots. The game starts you with some seed money, but then it’s up to you to either buy more or harvest free coins in the game.
- Gems: The currency used to buy free room nights in the app. You earn purple gems based on your slot play. The more gold coins you bet per pull, the faster you accumulate purple gems.
- VIP Points: A separate scoring system requiring you to accumulate 20,000 VIP Points to earn “VIP level 3” which unlocks the ability to book a free room for up to 2 nights. VIP Points are accumulated through event completion, harvesting your gold chest/wheel, and in-app purchases of coins.
The Wynn Slots app provides free gold coins daily, but the rewards are on a timer. Unfortunately, although coins are easy to obtain, in-app purchases of coins are now needed to reach the 20,000 VIP points needed to reach “VIP Level 3” and book a room.
There are 3 timed redemption options for free chips:
- Silver Chest: Redeemable every 15 minutes, this chest offers the smallest amount of gold coins, albeit frequently available.
- Gold Chest: Redeemable every 3 hours, the amount of gold coins harvested is a tad more substantial. You also receive 1 VIP point every time you redeem the gold chest.
- The Wheel: Redeemable every 12 hours, the wheel can grow your bankroll quickly if you manage a lucky spin. Ensure you spin the wheel at least 1x every day. If you do so, you will work your way up to a 3x multiplier for all of the free coin harvesting options listed here. Additionally, you will earn 1 VIP point per redemption.
If my gold coins run low, I try to rely exclusively on harvesting my treasure chests/the wheel. Now that in-app purchases are needed to get yourself to the room booking threshold, you can feel free to spend on coins, but don’t forget to cash in the freebies throughout the day.
Below, we’ll take a closer look at the 2 assets you need to earn to book a room via the Wynn Slots app – Gems and VIP Points.
Full disclosure, earning enough gems to be able to book a room will be a time-consuming grind. Purple gems (used to purchase free room nights) accumulate very slowly. When playing slots at the minimum bet allowed, it takes hundreds of spins to accumulate one additional purple gem.
To put that into perspective, you need about 1,700 gems at a minimum to purchase one room night. To earn a freebie, you’ll need to accumulate a LOT of spins and conserve your gold coin bankroll. As your bankroll grows, however, your per spin wager can be increased to accumulate purple gems at a faster clip.
As you play slots on the app, you’ll notice that your “level” increases the more you play. Every new level achieved awards you with a gold coin bonus. Exciting right? Not exactly. As you climb the levels, you need to run more and more coins through the slots to earn gems. While your first room night may be easy to earn, subsequent room nights will be more challenging.
Earning VIP Points and “VIP Level 3”
Remember, in addition to earning enough purple gems to book a room you also need to earn enough VIP points (20,000) to get to “VIP Level 3”. VIP Points are earned by completing events, harvesting your gold treasure chest/wheel, and spending money in the app. Accumulating VIP Points is a tedious process, however, in-app purchases accelerate that process greatly.
It is now, unfortunately, impossible to earn enough VIP points solely through gameplay. In-app purchases will be needed to close the gap and get you to “VIP Level 3”.
After each 90-day period, VIP Points are reset to zero and you again have 90 days to earn the next level. Although VIP points zero out after 90 days, you maintain the VIP level earned, and any benefits that level affords, for an additional 90 days.
How Much Will I Need To Pay to Earn a “Free” Room?
Although it was once possible to earn a free stay at Wynn via the Wynn Slots app, that is no longer the case, however, you can still get a pretty darn good deal. Below, are the maximum in-app spend amounts needed to earn each VIP Level:
VIP Level 3: $200 of in-app purchases would get you to the 20,000 VIP points needed to book a 2-night stay.
VIP Level 4: $400 of in-app purchases would get you to the 40,000 VIP points needed to book a 3-night stay.
VIP Level 5: $750 of in-app purchases would get you to the 75,000 VIP points needed to book a 4-night stay.
Note that those are MAXIMUM spend amounts, meaning, any VIP points earned via gameplay can reduce the amount you need to spend.
This still shakes out to be a pretty good deal as players that book through the Wynn Slots app are not required to pay taxes or resort fees, which are a whopping $45 per night at Wynn. I personally just booked a 2-night stay and paid a total of $200 for a room that would have cost $189 per night plus resort fees. Not bad.
Wynn Slots Strategy
The strategy I employ is very straightforward. You’ll want to be hyper-vigilant about harvesting your free coins, and play exclusively when events are running. Events are posted in the bottom middle of your screen when logged into the app. Events reward you for reaching specific milestones achieved as a result of your slot play with scratch tickets.
Scratch tickets earned for achieving milestones award gold coins to assist in building your bankroll. For instance, an event would award things like 400 total spins, winning 50 million total gold coins on slots, earning 5 free spins, etc. Once all the milestones are completed by you as a player and you scratched your tickets to earn your free gold coins for each, you are given one additional scratch ticket for completing all of the milestones in the event.
I found it important to ONLY play as part of an event where additional gold coins could be earned by completing the milestones. I NEVER played slots outside of an event as there wasn’t as much upside. Using this strategy, I was able to slowly grow my gold coin bankroll, which allowed me to slowly increase my per spin wager which resulted in a quicker accumulation of valuable purple gems.
Is the Wynn Slots App Worth Playing?
Look, I’ll be upfront with you. This game is a grind involving thousands and thousands and thousands of spins. I’d typically set the app to autospin 500 times while I walked away and did other things, or just turned my phone over while the app churned out purple gems slowly so that it wouldn’t consume my life. If you watch every spin needed to earn a comped room, you’ll be investing more time than the freebie is worth.
The Verdict: Can a Completely Free Room Be Earned?
Not anymore. It’s now impossible to earn the 20,000 VIP points needed to earn VIP Level 3 without in-app purchases. With that in mind, paying a maximum of $200 out of pocket for a 2-night stay at one of the nicest hotels in Las Vegas still represents a decent value in my opinion.
As for the app gameplay itself, the design is quite impressive, the graphics are captivating and the gameplay is just as you would expect on a real-life slot machine. Bonus games/free spins that are awarded are honestly fun to watch and large progressive jackpots keep you chasing the dream of unlimited gold coins.
Variety of game type is another win for the App which features various themes, formats, and free play/bonus options – there is a game for every type of slot player.
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