Lots of New Year’s deals

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You can go in numerous directions when characterizing 2020. No matter which direction you take, there is a chance that you’ll reflect on something unique.

Despite this unprecedented period in gaming, the year did not go by without imparting some optimism. Las Vegas welcomed Circa to the downtown scene, while simultaneously making progress on what will be the latest resort on the Strip in Resorts World. Also, improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center is a cause for optimism

Although this week focuses on promotions you can start your new year with, we want to thank you for staying in touch this past year. Catch you in 2021. Happy New Year.

Arizona Charlie’s

To close out the year, True Rewards members will gain 10x multipliers on slot base points, bingo points and table game points, all on a same-day basis at the Decatur location. 5x multipliers will apply to video poker on a same-day basis as well.

Make sure to swipe your True Rewards card each day at the kiosk to activate. This promotion runs from Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 2.

Speaking of Kiosks, there’s $15-grand up for grabs in the “$15,000 Sweet Surprise Kiosk Game.” Each Saturday starting on January 9, players earning 300 same-day points on base slots can swipe-in at the kiosk for a chance to win cash, bonus points, dining credit, free slot play and a mystery gift.

Players can also get promotional gear this month for “New Year New Gear Gift Day Wednesday.” From 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 6, 13 and 20, True Reward players earning 300 base slot points that day will get either a logoed hat, hoodie or sling bag. Players are limited to one gift per day.

Aside from the year-end/kickoff point promotion, January’s point multiplier for players includes 7x points on slots and bingo and 4x points on video poker. Starting on Jan. 8, True Rewards members can multiply their points with this promotion each Friday and Sunday.

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Downtown Grand

The “$50,000 Stroke of Fortune Slot Tournament & Drawing” registration kicks off today and runs through Thursday. The drawing has a cash prize pool of $2,500 and pays out the top five places.

Starting Wednesday, you get 5,000 bonus tournament points for earning 250 points. On Thursday a bonus drawing starts at 12 p.m. There’s also a second-chance drawing at the conclusion of the tournament. The earning period ends at 3 p.m. on Thursday.


At the beginning of the new year, players have a chance to win up to $1,000 in free slot play though the “Shopping Cart Racer Kiosk Game.” Each Monday in January allows you to swipe at the kiosk for the free slot play. Players must earn 50 same-day slot base points before swiping to be eligible.

In an extended effort, “Spintastic Fridays,” gives 10 winners a chance to win up to $100 in free slot play each Friday for 2021.

Plaza’s point multiplier promotion continues into the new year with “Mystery Multiplier.” Wednesday’s in January and February give players an opportunity to multiply up to 10x points, for a maximum of 25,000 points.

M life Rewards

According to a company communication on Dec. 23, the expiration of M life Rewards Points and Express Comps is being extended until March 31, 2021.

This Week’s Big Winner: It took nearly eight years since a Nevada slot machine paid out a jackpot as big as the near $15.5 million Megabucks jackpot hit on Christmas eve. The IGT manufactured machine paid out $15,491,103 at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino.

The winner is a part-time Las Vegan, who splits his time between Alaska and Nevada. The Megabucks jackpot resets at $10 million after every grand prize payout.

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Sebastian Ross

Sebastian Ross covers casino promotions and the Las Vegas gaming industry scene for Gaming Today. The Las Vegas native currently attends the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.

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