Downtown Las Vegas up on great buys and deals

Sep 25, 2012 3:00 AM

A friend visited recently who hadn’t been downtown much. We were able to sign him up for most of the slot clubs and found some great deals.

Binion’s Gambling Hall has a free play slot machine out front, usually active in the evenings. This is one gimmick play that actually works and not just something to get you in the door. The coupon sheet includes $20 for another set of promotional machines in the back of the casino. At 4,500 points (some actually do reach that!) you’ll get $20 in free slot play. Less than 4,500, nets you the booby-prize – your picture taken with a million dollars given to you free in a nice little photograph holder.

If you earn just 5 points you can play another swipe game for various prizes. Our swipes netted us $10 each in free slot play that night. You can swipe up to three times per day when you earn additional points. There are additional coupons for food discounts and a blackjack “first card is an ace” coupon. First time Club Binion members also get a deck of cards and another $10 in free slot play after earning their first 10 points (approx. $50-$100 coin-in.)

Plaza or Las Vegas Club (connected club cards) is offering all new members $5 in free slot play – just for signing up. Then, within the first 24 hours new members are also eligible for a rebate of up to $100 based on their slot or table loss; 50% is rebated on second day and 50% on third with up to 6 months to redeem. Visit the Players Club for details.

Golden Gate will give you a free deck of cards (used on actual tables in the casino) when you sign up. Additionally, after earning your first 100 points ($100 coin-in) within your first 24 hours, you’ll get $10 in free slot play. Arm yourself with a coupon from the American Casino Guide (ACG) book (available in most bookstores and online) to collect another $25 in free play after earning just 200 points ($200 coin-in) plus a coupon for a $25 table game match play.

Golden Nugget new members for the 24 Karat Club have a chance to win up to $1,000 in free slot play and a slot machine spin instantly upon joining. Prizes for free slot play range from $5, $100 or the top prize of $1,000.

Fremont awards those with Boyd B Connected cards who sign up at the casino with a deck of cards. Those new members earning 500 base slot points receive a free breakfast or lunch buffet. Those with 750 base slot points receive a free dinner buffet (excludes seafood). Get 1,000 base slot points to receive a free dinner buffet (including seafood).

Four Queens invites everyone to play one hand on a free poker machine and try to line up four queens for the top $500 cash prize. Even if you don’t catch a win, you’ll collect another nice set of coupons, including a $10 table game match play, a free ace coupon, some additional food discounts and more.

Main Street Station’s ongoing “Score with Four” promotion involves hitting any four-of-a-kind, straight flush or royal flush to receive a scratch card for additional cash. Most are of the $1-$5 variety, but they do offer cards valued at $20, $50 and $100, as well as rare $5,000. Nice bonus for video poker players.

El Cortez gave my friend $5 in free slot play after earning his first 500 points. Another coupon from the ACG book got him $10 more in free play.

The D Club gave $3 in free play for signing up. Until next week…good luck and good gaming!

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