The D offers a unique experience downtown
October 27, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
The D Las Vegas has become one of downtown’s hottest casinos.
The Longbar, dancing dealers, the only Sigma Derby in town, two floors of good gaming and odds – what’s not to like? With Mannekin Pis, a cherub-like naked little boy statue urinating into a fountain basin at the valet entrance, you know this place is going to be fun.
At Club D you really get rewarded for your play. It is a two-tier (Club D Silver and Club D Black), two-bucket system. Players earn both cash back and comps under two separate accounts on their player’s card. You earn 1 point for every $5 you play on slots and 1 point for every $10 you play on video poker machines. Every 100 points earns you $1 cash back in addition to building your comp account.
Comps may be used in the gift shop, bars, hotel and restaurants (with the exception of McDonald’s). Comps may also be used at Golden Gate Casino bars, hotel and Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery. Points may be redeemed at Club D for cash. Self comps are earned on tables based on play. Table games feature 10X odds on dice plus all blackjacks pay 3-to-2.
Everyone starts out at Club D Silver, which includes a plethora of benefits such as the ability to earn dining, show and room comps through accumulated dollars, bonus promotion entries to win cash and prizes, invitations to events, parties and tournaments based on qualified play, additional direct mail offers based on play, check cashing privileges, free valet parking, member-only free slot play, special room rate Sunday through Thursday and more.
Club D Black includes all of the above listed rewards plus preferred reservations at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, preferred seating at entertainment events, 2X more comps, an exclusive toll-free phone number and special invitations to Black member-only events. Membership is by invitation based on evaluated play.
The casino offers a William Hill sportsbook where you can bet on all of your favorite teams and sporting events. Located on the second floor next to the Vue Bar, the D provides high-definition TV’s and state-of-the-art odds display boards.
Dining choices include world famous chili dogs at American Coney Island to contemporary American fare at the D Grill. For fine dining, Andiamo features superior service and mouth-watering delicacies, quickly becoming a Las Vegas favorite.
New Club D members signing up can earn $5 free slot play for every 50 points they earn on their card, up to $100 free slot play within their first three days of signing up. Players may redeem free slot play once daily.
Through April 30, 2016, 24 club members will win the ultimate Mexican vacation during the “Reelin’ Your Way to Mexico” monthly drawings. Three winners will be drawn each month.
To participate, players must be registered for the D’s Club D or Golden Gate’s Club 1906 and can earn drawing entries playing blackjack, keno, slots or video poker. Complete rules are posted at each property’s respective players club. Monthly drawing winners need not be present to claim their prize.
Each winning cruise package includes one ocean view cabin for two adults over 21 years of age. Winners will enjoy complimentary and sophisticated dining experiences from the main dining room, buffet and room service in addition to waived onboard and docking fees. Port of call will depart in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 17, 2016 and return Thursday, July 21, 2016.
For more information regarding The D Las Vegas, visit: http://www.thed.com
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.