Penn National fashions marketing deal with Carnival Cruise Lines

Penn National Gaming struck a marketing deal with Carnival Cruise Lines in which customers of regional gaming giant can redeem player loyalty points on cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, and other destinations.

Starting in mid-April, guests of Penn National’s 18 Hollywood-branded and Argosy-branded casinos will be eligible to receive complimentary Caribbean and Mexican cruises or other cruise offers and discounts throughout the year aboard Carnival’s 24 ships based on their level of play.

“Carnival gives our casinos an exciting new opportunity to thank and reward players’ club members for their loyalty,” Penn National corporate vice president of marketing Gaye Gullo said in a statement.

Penn National owns the M Resort in Henderson. Customers of the property are not eligible for the Carnival program, but Gullo said the plan is to eventually offer the promotion to all casinos operated by Penn.

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