Downtown Grand $250K slot event starts Oct. 1
September 29, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Beginning Oct. 1, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino will launch the $250K Grand Slot Tournament.
Jim Simms, new CEO of Downtown Grand said, “This will be the highest single payout ever for any slot tournament ever held at the Downtown Grand and to our knowledge, it is also the largest single tournament prize in downtown Las Vegas.”
Players can enter the $250K Grand Slot Tournament one of four ways:
• Rewards members who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more in a calendar month qualify.
• Members who earn 2,500 base slot points in a calendar month qualify.
• The member who is the top slot point earner each day qualifies.
• Members with recorded play will be entered into a weekly drawing every Saturday night at 10 p.m. where one lucky player will receive a free tournament entry.
Qualifying begins on Oct. 1. Players who qualify will be notified the following month and given a choice of two semifinal session dates to play in. The top 50 scores each month from the semifinals will automatically win a spot in the Grand Finals taking place in December. There will be 600 players competing for finalist prizes, with one lucky winner taking home the Grand Prize of $250,000 in cash and free play. For more information and official rules visit the Downtown Grand Rewards players club.
Boulder and Decatur locations will host a $250,000 Scratch for Scratch Giveaway beginning Oct. 1 and ending on Halloween, Oct. 31. For every 1,500 base points earned players will receive a scratch card with three ways to win: instant prizes, collect & win and drawing entries.
Drawings will be held every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. starting Oct. 10. There will be five winners at each drawing with a top prize of $5,000. Visit the Ace/Play Center for details.
From Oct. 1-3, Rewards Club members can receive one color coded pull tab per day and win up to $10,000 cash. Players who earn 100-1,000 points will receive prizes including cash, free slot play and more. Red pull tab earners will also be put into a bonus grand finale drawing on Oct. 3 where five winners will receive $1,000 free slot play. The Rewards Club can provide complete details.
Earn just 10 points on your B Connected card from Oct. 1-2 to receive two free tickets to the NASCAR truck race on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Swipe at a kiosk after earning your points to print out a voucher to take to the club booth for your tickets. Tickets are only available while supplies last. See B Connected for details.
All points earned this week through Friday, Oct. 2 may be combined and redeemed for gift cards to Fresh & Easy and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Points are used to determine prizes earned but participants keep their points. Visit Club Palms for details.
Until next week…good luck and good gaming!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.