On the Cheap by H Scot Krause | Want to receive a bonus when cashing your government
“stimulus check?” The El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas will give
you a five percent bonus when you cash your check at the main cage. Cashing any
government issued check will get you five percent in free slot play.
Silverton Casino Lodge is also offering Las Vegas locals an
opportunity to cash your government stimulus check now through July 2 (or show
proof of direct deposit). Players will be given a chance to swipe for random
prizes including 3x payment up to $5,400, free slot play from $5 to $500, a free
mystery gift or a free MGD beer.
Every swipe is a winner. Those who cash their check also
receive 50 percent off at all restaurants when using their points and a
complimentary hotel night’s stay when you buy two nights.
Want to learn to play the hottest game in the casino? Free poker
gaming lessons are taught at the Rio on a unique teaching table, designed
for beginners wanting to learn the basics of poker.
The teaching table features a specially designed felt that
visually highlights the key elements of the game (hand rankings, betting options
and other key characteristics of the game including when to bet, fold and
check). During the free lessons, students learn the basics using
tournament-style play chips to simulate actual poker room play.
Personable teaching dealers help guide students step-by-step
through the game and answer questions along the way. Daily free poker lessons
are available at Rio hourly between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visit the Poker Room for
details and to schedule an appointment.
With gas prices soaring, why leave home? Several Station
Casinos are offering a “local’s only” vacation package from May
26-Sept. 6. The Great Escape Package, available at Palace Station, Boulder
Station, Santa Fe Station, Texas Station and Sunset Station includes
a one-night stay, $25 Station Casinos gift card, $25 table games match play
coupon, $10 off bingo with $25 buy-in, a 5x points coupon for the day of your
choice and four games of bowling (except at Palace or Boulder Station). The
package price is $49.99 Sunday through Thursday, $79.99 for Fridays and
Saturdays. The price does not include resort fees or taxes.
The very hip, progressive lounge 4949 inside the Santa Fe
Station is always innovative. On Thursday, June 5, they will be offering a
Champagne Tasting Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. offering six different types of
champagne from Moet and Chandon. For $20 per person the evening includes
champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a free gift. RSVP by calling 702-658-4933 to
reserve your seat.