Fifth Street Gaming owns and operates the Silver Nugget Casino and the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino, both located in North Las Vegas. The company also owns several other casinos, including the Downtown Grand, but only Silver Nugget and Lucky Club have a linked slot club, known as “My Points Las Vegas.”
The My Points player’s club is a three-tiered status level club, available at both properties with increasing rewards at each new level. Levels are evaluated quarterly based on prior play. Coin-in to reach each level is as follows: Ruby, $0-$24,999; Gold, $25,000-$49,999; and Onyx, $50,000 and up. Rewards may include monthly comp dollars, free bingo, free bowling and hotel stays.
$1 slot coin-in equals 3 points on all slots, video reels and video poker machines. Table game players earn comp dollar rewards and points based on the odds of the table game played, amount of bet and length of time played. 3,750 points will earn you $5 in free slot play. 5,000 points will earn you $5 real cash back.
Points may be used for cash, restaurant, bingo, merchandise and hotel stays. Comp dollars in addition to points can be used for many of these same amenities as well. Points earned can be used at either casino.
New enrollees joining the My Points Las Vegas players club will receive up to $100 free slot play when signing up at either location. The amount is randomly selected and can be downloaded after inserting your new card into any machine. New members also receive a $5 match play bet to play at the table games.
The Silver Nugget features over 265 slot machines and video poker. Some video poker banks of machines pay $250 for a nickel royal (normally a $200 payout) and $1,199 for a quarter royal (normally $1,000). Silver Nugget has Virtual Bingo nightly at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. You can play while enjoying a drink at the Main Casino Bar or playing on your favorite slot machine. It also features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday in their Pechanga Lounge from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Lucky Club caters to players with promotions such as the Thursday night, free to play Loteria Promotion with winnings up to $500 in free slot play. It requires only 2,000 points from the prior week to qualify. They also feature $1 blackjack, a rarity in Las Vegas. If old school Vegas is your thing, they even offer some nostalgic coin-dropper slot machines.
Lucky Club features free live entertainment, including Latin DJ night and Karaoke every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The casino’s Lucy’s Bar and Grill is “Raiders’ Nation” for football fans during games.
Both casinos offer a variety of promotions throughout the week. Each hourly drawing on Friday and Saturday nights includes a winner from all three status levels for all players to have a more even chance of winning. Daily promotions are featured as well, and both have a sportsbook area.
Lucky Club is at 3227 Civic Center Drive, (Online: luckyclublv.com) Silver Nugget is at 2140 N. Las Vegas Blvd. (Online: silvernuggetlv.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: [email protected].