Downtown is fired up for the holiday season and NFR (National Finals Rodeo). This month El Cortez spreads holiday cheer with their annual gift drive in honor of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Foundation of Clark County, Nevada through Thursday, Dec. 20.
The CASA foundation’s local chapter provides assistance to children who have been abused or neglected and have found themselves in the legal system through no fault of their own. Donations will be accepted at El Cortez’s casino cage from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the gift drive, and all guests who donate a new, unopened gift valued at $5 or more will receive $10 in free slot play.
Free play can only be redeemed once and will only be given to those who provide a receipt showing proof of value with donation. For more information, individuals can contact El Cortez at 702-385-5200.
• Las Vegas Club and Plaza are hosting a $30,000 Cash & Car Giveaway, through Dec. 8 giving players a chance to win a share of $30,000 or a 2013 Ford Mustang. Receive 1 entry for every 500 points earned; every suited blackjack ($10 min. bet), every winning straight number bet on roulette ($5 min. bet) and every winning hard way bet on craps ($5 min. bet).
The grand prize drawing will be held Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. One winner drives home in the Mustang and 9 others will win $250 cash.
• The Fremont Street Experience 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown celebrating the return of NFR begins this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and showcases popular country music entertainment with free live concerts on three stages. The Hoedown has an entertainment lineup that includes top country music talents Dustin Lynch, Uncle Kracker, Jana Kramer and Clay Walker.
Entertainers will perform from 6:45 pm to midnight. The event begins 12 Days of Country at the Experience. To coincide with the NFR, Fremont will have additional nightly free concerts Dec. 5-16 featuring Country Superstars, Jimmy Ray’s Johnny Cash Tribute, Texas/Red Dirt Country Artist Phil Hamilton, Jason Sturgeon, Matt Stillwell, Sam Riddle and Fairchild.
Coast Casinos has a feature for players to earn 250 base points this Sunday at the Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam’s Town or Suncoast (or play all four of them!) and receive a $5 Albertson’s grocery store gift card.
Earn up to 3 additional gift cards for every 500 additional base points earned (swipe your B Connected card at a kiosk after playing to receive voucher; redeem the voucher at the club booth same day before 10 pm). Every gift card also includes an entry for a chance to win a $1,000 Albertson’s gift card. The drawing will be held Monday at 9 a.m.
Until next week…good gaming and good luck!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and a 18-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Gaming Today as well as other gaming publications, including the annual American Casino Guide Book. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: [email protected].