Mardi Gras Vegas style

Feb 9, 2016 3:01 AM

The Mardi Gras Best Western Hotel & Casino is a full-service, affordable hotel off the Strip located at 3500 Paradise Road, just south of Flamingo Road. They feature over 300 spacious guest rooms, Bon Temps Café 24-hour restaurant and a 24-hour casino lounge. They also have over 4,000 square feet of meetings and multi-purpose space.

The Mardi Gras’ cozy Big Easy Casino features 50 contemporary video poker, keno and video reel slot machines in a friendly and comfortable place to play. The Player’s Club lets you earn points to redeem toward discounted merchandise, food and beverage credits and free slot play.

The Players Club is straight forward. Members earn points at the rate of $1 coin-in equals 1 point and 1.000 points equals $1 free play (0.10% ). New members enrolling in the club receive a $10 free play award after earning their first 10 points (playing $10 through once).

There are always fun and special promotions to keep you entertained at the Mardi Gras’ Big Easy Casino. You will find exciting bonuses or multipliers like free-bate Wednesdays, when players earn a 25%  rebate for their losing play. Players also enjoy “Sensational Saturdays” where all their play from noon to 9 p.m. receives 20x points (among the highest we’ve ever seen offered in Las Vegas).

The casino also hosts video poker tournaments and drawings throughout the month. The next drawing for a $250 top cash prize will be held on Leap Year Day, Monday, Feb. 29. For details about earning drawing tickets and all promotions, visit the club booth/main cage.

Another unique feature of this hotel near the Convention Center is the ample surface level parking. Parking is easy and usually just steps from your guestroom. This is a very popular feature for guests traveling on extended holidays, vendors presenting at the Las Vegas Convention Center or for those of you who enjoy traveling with your pet.

For convenience, the Mardi Gras operates a complimentary Strip shuttle that also services McCarran International Airport daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bon Temps Café offers casual and affordable dining to guests 24 hours per day. The relaxed and friendly restaurant atmosphere offers something for every taste at breakfast, lunch and dinner, from light bites to steaks and more.

Guests can also enjoy their favorite refreshments 24-hours per day in the pub-style casino lounge. Try your luck at one of the bar slot machines or cheer on your favorite teams with the best in sports programming on one of the five big screens. You can even satisfy those midnight cravings with a selection from the Late Night Snacks Menu.

For more information about Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino call 702-731-2020 or visit online at:

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].