Plaza slot club offers a classic Vegas experience

Oct 6, 2015 3:01 AM

Overlooking the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers guests a variety of gambling choices, including the latest penny slots, high-limit machines, classic favorites (even some old-time coin-droppers), the latest modern 3D slots and some excellent (potentially high return) video poker games.

The Plaza has more than 500 slot machines and nearly two dozen table games on its 80,000 square foot casino floor, downtown’s largest race and sportsbook with 75 flat screen televisions, downtown’s only bingo hall, an electronic poker room, and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space.

The Royal Rewards Player’s Club is four-tiered with increasing benefits at each new level. The club’s tier names are based on a deck of cards; Jack being the first level (0-1,999), Queen (2000-24,999), King (25,000-99,999) and Ace (100,000-plus). As a new member, Plaza will match tier levels. Bring in your loyalty card from any other Las Vegas casino and they will match that tier status in their program for the first year. A list of the club benefits is available at the club booth or can be found online at plazahotelcasino.com/casino/royal-rewards.

Point earning is as follows: $1 coin in on slots and video reels as well as bingo equals 1 point; $3 coin-in on video poker equals 1 point. Table game players earn rewards and tier status based on the odds of the table game played, amount of bet and length of time played. 1250 points equals $5 cash back or free slot play or $10 in Bingo Bucks. Points may also be used for restaurants, shows, rooms and most outlets in the hotel.

New members can also receive “$500 On Us,” a rebate program on slots loss. The rebate is good for up to $500 in one-day losses for new Royal Rewards club members only. The rebate applies to losses accrued in the first 24 hours after joining the club, with a minimum loss of $100 needed to qualify.

The beauty of this promotion is the short wait time to retrieve the loss rebate. The first 50% of the rebate is distributed the day after you play and the remainder is distributed the day after that. Most of these rebate promotions drag on for weeks and months to recoup. Out of state visitors are given an extra 31 days for the additional 50% after day two is played.

The Plaza has also recently introduced the 777 Slot Tournament for its Royal Rewards player’s club members. The tourney occurs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and awards $750 in free slot play among the top five scores of each day. Players can participate in all four sessions by redeeming 2,500 points or $10 per session. Additional details can be found online or at the Royal Rewards center at the Plaza.

Now through Dec. 11, every 25,000 points earned will earn one drawing entry for a drawing to be held on Dec. 12, live on the casino floor. Three lucky winners will win their share of a $50,000 prize pool as follows: 1st place, $25,000; 2nd, $15,000; 3rd, $10,000.

Eligible participants must be present to win. Prizes will be distributed as half cash and half free slot play.

There is also a daily “Spin 2 Win” promotion. Earn one entry with every 300 points earned while playing your favorite machines.

Five names are drawn every day at 8:15 p.m. for a chance to win up to $1,000 in cash. Winners will participate at the promotional wheel in front of the showroom.

Additional prizes will be paid in free slot play, dining credits and Plaza logo items. See the Royal Rewards center for more details.

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: [email protected].