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With holiday season in full swing, this week’s Inside the House focuses on Christmas themed specials, with a quick look ahead at senior specials to start 2021. Happy holidays from Gaming Today.

El Cortez

Keen observers of detail can certainly appreciate the little things when it comes to a venue’s aesthetics, carpet included. Starting Jan. 1, casino aesthetic connoisseurs — and those looking for a cool gift/souvenir can buy a piece of the classic floral carpet pattering that has covered the floor for the past 13 years. For $19, you can own a 16-by-16-inch square section.

If you have the reasonable trepidation that comes with getting a dirty piece of carpet, the gift shop will sell an assortment originally set aside for repairs of damaged carpet. The El Cortez is currently renovating its rooms and other high-traffic places within the venue.

Club Cortez players also have access to a holiday-themed Christmas Day menu at Siegel’s 1941 for $19.95.


The Silverton is running a point multiplier special for Christmas Day. Silverton Rewards Club members playing on Friday receive 10x points on reels and 2x when playing video poker.

Saturday closes out the final installment of the “$50,000 Gifts Galore Drawings” with drawings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. Fifty points gains you a drawing entry for three different themed prize packages.

The 5 p.m. grand prize is tech themed, which includes an iPad, an Apple Watch (Series 6), and a 60-inch-flat-screen TV. The 7 p.m. drawing is travel centric, gifting rewards club players a $500 gift card to buy luggage, a $500 Southwest gift card and an $1,000 hotels.com gift card. The 9 p.m. grand prize is $5,000 in cash.

The Silverton will also have Christmas Day specials at restaurants Mi Casa Grill Cantina, and Sundance Grill. Mi Casa Grill Cantina’s special runs from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundance’s special runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

South Point

The “$32,000 Guaranteed Christmas Day Hot Seat” runs nearly all-day Friday, starting at 8 a.m. through midnight. Throughout the day 320 players will randomly win $100 in free slot play. That averages to about 20 winners each hour; or about one winner every three minutes, if you want to be even more precise.

The bingo room is putting on a “Christmas Ball,” throughout Christmas Day. You can receive $500, in addition to your regular prize payout, hitting bingo on I-25 or another number ending in 5. This will run for each session.

Through Dec. 30, South Point players get 50% off of select purchases when using the Club Card. The savings applies to all bars and restaurants, movies, the bowling alley, the hotel gift shop and liquor store, as well as the spa and salon.

Boyd Gaming

The “Young at Heart” promotion is coming back in 2021. Each Tuesday in January gives B Connected players over the age of 50 an opportunity for one free bingo blue pack at Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town. After swiping into the kiosk, make sure you use the voucher on the same day that it is printed.

Sapphire, Emerald, Onyx and Titanium players can earn unlimited 10x point multipliers while playing video poker and reels. The venues participating include Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and Cannery.

Both of these promotional specials start at 7 a.m., and run through the end of the day, each Tuesday.

This Week’s Big Winner: A player by the name of Baien won $316,619 at Bally’s after hitting the 7 Card Straight Flush Mega Jackpot. There could be worse ways to start off this holiday week.

About the Author

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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