I’ve written about the 10 M Life Perks for Non Gamblers in Vegas. That’s when I used to be M Life Platinum courtesy of Hyatt Diamond match. Those days are gone. Instead, Hyatt Globalists (I’m now a lowly Explorist) only get matched to M Life Gold. Like Explorists, Gold members receive some benefits but not the royal treatment. This was the case when a group of us wanted to go to Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM on a Saturday night during March Madness. With the line out the door, the only way in was to grease the bouncer, a practice that is now frowned upon, or try and leverage my gold status.
Surprisingly, the doorman said that a group of guys could skip the line with Gold status. That was the good news. The bad news was that only those with Platinum status were exempt from paying cover. $54 later we got in without waiting. If cover was that much, you can guess how much drinks were.