Hit Ellis Island before world ends

Dec 18, 2012 3:03 AM

According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendars and beliefs the world is coming to end Dec. 21, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery isn’t taking any chances. They’re “giving away the store!” 

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the casino will host hourly drawings for free slot play and prizes including giving away a video poker machine. Collect entries for every 25 base points earned to enter the drawings. Visit the promotions booth for complete details. (Just in case we survive, the casino has a back-up plan with a “Survival Party” scheduled for Dec. 22!)


Through Dec. 27 players can receive an extra $25 in Identity Play on top of your Point Play for every 2,500 Identity Points earned in one day on favorite slots or video poker. If new to the Identity Club, through Dec. 31, join and play $100 on them. 

If losing $100 playing slots or video poker machines, you will be fully reimbursed in Identity Play. Bring your card to the Identity Membership Desk after your loss. Players can receive the $100 reimbursement one time only and the slot loss must be greater than or equal to $100 on that calendar date. 

The offer is available to new Identity enrollments only. Visit the Identity Membership Desk for more information on all promotions. 

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore

At Wynn Las Vegas or Encore, get $10 in free slot play when you sign up. After earning your first 300 points, spin the wheel for a prize ranging from $10 to $10,000 in free slot play, buffets, show tickets and more. The Red Card (slot club) is the same for Encore. Enroll at one or the other, not both. Treasure Island awards new members signing up for their Player’s Club from $10 to $100 in free slot randomly awarded by a wheel spin. 

Boyd Gaming properties

In a postscript to last week’s column, add the Suncoast and Sam’s Town to Gold Coast and Orleans who are also giving away Pepsi Plush Stuffed Animals through Dec.23. Earn 200 same day points and receive a free plush toy, up to 2 per day. 

Rampart Casino

Earn 5,000 points this month to collect a free logo jacket. You can accumulate points over the entire month. Guests who hit a “Taxable Jackpot” will automatically receive a jacket. The giveaway is limited to one jacket per player.

South Point Casino

Guests can receive a 50 percent discount on all purchases made through Dec. 24 when they pay with their Club Card points. “PAYLE$$ With Your Points” is valid in all hotel and casino bars, restaurants,  gift shops, liquor stores, bingo games, spa and salon, showroom, movie theatre, bowling arena and all New Year’s Eve events. 

For more information, please visit The Club booth.

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].

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