Cash in on New Year’s

Dec 28, 2004 2:32 AM

As we wrap up 2004, don’t miss out on the final deals and hot promotions of this year. The Imperial Palace is giving away a decorative holiday snowman set through Dec. 31 to local Las Vegas players who earn 200 or more VIP Player’s Club points within 24 hours or during a current "trip" for hotel guests and visitors.

Sign up for an Amigo Card at Fiesta Rancho or Fiesta Henderson and receive a free funbook of coupons worth over $300 in restaurant and gaming values. The coupon book is valid through Dec. 30, 2004. New members also receive up to $500 in free slot play just for signing up. Both promotions are for new, first-time club members only. Beginning in January, Fiesta’s will introduce new tiered level cards. There will be four tiers with increased values and benefits based on your level of play, similar to the Boarding Pass used at other Station Casinos.

Both Suncoast and Orleans are offering a 25 percent discount on movie theater tickets at Century 18 or Century 16 Theaters when you pay with your Club Coast points through Dec. 31.

Caesars Palace has a logo messenger bag as a gift to you when you earn 50 points on your Connection Club card by Dec. 31. No points are deducted for the gift.

This is also the final week to earn a logo jacket for playing poker at Sunset Station. The poker room gives away jackets annually to players who log 50 or more hours playing live poker during the promotion period, which ends this year on Dec. 31. Log your hours with your Boarding Pass card in the poker room to collect your exclusive faux-suede jacket.

Points earned on your Connection Club account at the Mirage in December may be redeemed for double free slot play in lieu of cashback.

The Key Largo Casino (on Flamingo near Paradise) is closing on Jan. 17. A developer has bought the property and will demolish the Key Largo and proceed with their construction plans to build a 7-story hotel with 344 new hotel rooms. If you have cashback due from the slot club, you have just a few weeks left to get it.

Finally, both the Rampart Casino (Summerlin) and The Cannery Casino (North Las Vegas) will begin celebrating early all day on New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, with $500 random cash drawings every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Play with your slot club card inserted at any machine to be eligible to win. Visit the promotions booth for complete details.

Also coming up in January is the Cannery’s second anniversary. See accompanying side bar on this page for details.

Remember luck seems to come to those who prepare for it.

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur (Ultimate Rewards) New sign ups spin for 2-11x points for one day in December. Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x Jan. 1; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and 2x every night from midnight to 8 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" -swipe card and win points daily in December; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Mondays thru Fridays through Dec. 30, Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 2x every day (some machines excluded on Wednesdays); Fiesta Henderson and Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2X Jan.1; Gold Strike (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays for Las Vegas locals only ($1 and up video poker excluded); Hacienda (Matador Club) 4X Tuesdays; Key Largo (Players Club) 3X every day (casino closing in January); Longhorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" -swipe card and win points daily in December; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 2x Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x Jan. 1; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays and Saturdays; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x Dec. 24-31; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x Jan. 1; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday through Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Vegas Club (Play Barrick) 2x Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight.

(NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for January. Please call ahead to confirm.)