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March 06, 2012 3:01 AM by H. Scot Krause

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My goal is simple: To bring my readers the latest information on casino promotions, specials, good deals and getting the most from your slot clubs. More bang for your buck, if you will. So let’s get started!


Throughout March, the downtown Las Vegas resort is rewarding players with free candy for jackpots. Win a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker 10-cent or higher denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno and receive a free box of See’s Candies.

All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40" LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Be sure to notify an attendant before playing off a jackpot win to collect your voucher first. Visit Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem voucher tickets.


During March, players can earn free buffets and keep their earned points! Monday-Thursday: Earn 300 same day base slot points between 3 a.m. and 1 p.m. and receive one free lunch buffet. Earn an additional 300 same day base points slot points before 8 p.m. and receive one free dinner buffet, or earn 600 same day points before 8 p.m. and receive one free dinner buffet.

No points are redeemed for any buffet earned. The casino is also offering 5x points on slots and reels and 2x video poker for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, plus 3x slots and reels only everyday this month.


This Thursday earn 400 points and receive a collectible plush bear. No points are deducted. Also collect 10x points on slots and reels and 4x points on video poker every Friday this month.


Through March 18, play the March Cash Promo at both the Boulder and Decatur locations. For every 5,000 base slot points earned during the promotional period gamers receive $25 in cash. There is no cap on how much cash can be earned. You keep your points, too.

Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 p.m. March 18, and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the cage for cash. Point multipliers are excluded from the promotion. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned. Visit the ace PLAY Center for more information.


The two Station properties have teamed up offering several promotions for the month, including bonus point days on March 18, 30 and 31. Visit a kiosk at either locale to activate the Bonus Point Day offer: $1 = 10 points on all slots and $1 = 6 points on video poker. Both casinos will also host $40,000 Video Poker Tournaments ($5,000 weekly at both casinos) on March 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Players are given one complimentary entry and may earn up to two additional entries for 300 earned points each (must be earned day of tournament anytime between 12:01 a.m. and 7 p.m. Additional entries earned must be used at the same property.


Both the Eastside and North Las Vegas properties are offering new member signups up to $100 in loss rebates. First day’s losses after signing up are rebated within seven days (notified by mail) as free slot play with a minimum loss of $10 and a maximum loss of $100.

Another cool thing about this promotion is that you can do them both! The clubs are not linked and each club uses their own separate club card. If you’re not a member yet, it’s a good time to enroll.

Until next week…good gaming and good luck!


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