Early Bird Pricing Available For Frequent Flyer And Casino Loyalty Event Zorkfest

A month ago I wrote that I’ll be speaking at the frequent flyer and casino loyalty event, ZorkFest, this October. But I’ve been remiss in sharing more details of the event.

  • Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15 at Harrah’s Take Tahoe
  • Points and miles and the intricacies of casino loyalty programs (the house doesn’t always win)
  • Other speakers include gambling experts and travel writers such as Gilbert Ott (God Save the Points), Carissa Rawson (Upgraded Points), and Ben Komenkul (Ben’s Big Deal)

Their ‘early bird’ $100 discount on registration is available through August 21.

The link has details on the schedule, pricing, room block, and optional activities like group gaming.

Would you believe you’ll learn lessons for customer service and dealing with large companies form the mistakes Frank Sinatra made in 1963 that cost him his Nevada casino license?

And did you know that sports betting and online casino apps can help you generate points and airline and hotel status at no or very low cost? Or ‘create’ MGM Platinum status?

The event includes a day of Frequent Traveler University on Sunday after the main sessions end; a program for companions who aren’t participating; a cocktail reception, dinner, and mixology program. I’m told that,

The cocktail reception and mingling is going to be really nice, this summit suite is awesome. Also, nothing before 10am in the morning (actually 11am on Friday and Saturday) – except optional extras like early morning craps.

Those of us on the points and miles beat I think will do a nice job helping you maximize your miles and travel experience. But I also think too many people miss out on the sweet spots of casino gaming programs, because they seem foreign the same way that miles and points can seem foreign to the uninitiated. Before event organizer Michael Trager told me 8 or more years ago that I shouldn’t put down my membership number when I’m playing the lowest stakes, it hadn’t occurred to me. You never want to fail to give your membership number, right? I had so much to learn then…

Cost for the event through August 21 is $350. For avoidance of doubt, I have no financial interest in the event and I’m not being paid to speak. I haven’t done one of these consumer-focused events in awhile and I thought it would be fun. Hope to see some of you there.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Hmmm, I wasn’t planning on attending this but I just checked my Caesars account and it’d be a comped stay. Now to check flights…..

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