Fremont celebrates 60th anniversary
May 17, 2016 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
This Wednesday, Boyd Gaming’s Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. The open-to-the-public event festivities begin at the Filament (bar) with a cake cutting ceremony and champagne toast for all attendees at noon.
Players can earn up to 60x points that day. Earn 100 points and receive your choice of breakfast or lunch buffet. Earn 200 points and receive a dinner buffet. Earn entries into the $3,600 drawings hourly from 2 to 7 p.m. Sixty winners will win prizes awarded in slot dollars. (Note: Breakfast/lunch buffet voucher valid until Thursday at 2 p.m. Dinner buffet voucher valid Wednesday only.)
On Mondays players can get points playing slots and video poker games, and then swiping at any kiosk to get a voucher for logo gear. You keep the points. The gift for Monday, May 23, will be a men’s or ladies’ dryfit polo shirt for 2,500 points. Monday, May 30 a Suncoast car shade will be offered after earning 1,000 points.
Points earned Monday through Friday, May 16-27, may be combined and redeemed for gift cards to Costco, the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Points are used to determine prizes earned, but participants keep their points.
Earn 100 points on slots or 500 on video poker on Wednesdays this month and redeem them for a Brenden Theatres movie ticket. Do the same on Thursdays and get a Terrible Herbst exterior car wash voucher.
The Club Cortez will give away one million points every Saturday throughout May. Ten Club Cortez members will be randomly selected for the opportunity to win 100,000 points every Saturday. Players will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 200 points earned each day during the week.
Club Cortez members can also earn entry multipliers at the kiosks, where they must activate their virtual drawing tickets beginning at 10 a.m. each Saturday.
Players can also indulge in complimentary White Castle burgers game-side on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
From this Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20, Rewards Club members who earn 2,500 points may redeem them for a voucher to pick up one welcome mat and one mat insert from the Player’s Club. Earn an additional 1,000 points to earn three additional inserts. Guests may earn up to one complete set per week.
The downtown Henderson casino will be celebrating its 13th anniversary this Saturday. The fun starts at high noon with free cake, Irish coffee, hors d’oeuvres and party favors.
Players can win up to $1,100 on the Super Bonus Multiplier Wheel of Cash. Drawings will be held every 20 minutes from 2 to 8 p.m. and the Treasure Island of Cash Giveaways will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
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.