Boyd debuts 1¢ Megabucks

Mar 28, 2005 1:19 AM

In their first joint promotion, Boyd Gaming and Coast Casinos have been selected as the premiere sites for International Game Technology’s (IGT) second Megabucks network, Penny Video Megabucks, with a jackpot starting at $10 million. The first jackpot on Video Megabucks will be the largest ever paid on a penny-denomination slot machine.

In addition to the Megabuck jackpot that starts at $10 million, there are also two bonus games. One game is called "Mega Match Bonus" and the other game is "Pick-A-Buck-Bonus." In order to win the progressive jackpot, a player must bet 300 credits which translates to $3, the same amount required in the $1 Megabucks game.

Properties that are participating in the inaugural launch of the new machines include the Barbary Coast, California, Eldorado, Fremont, Gold Coast, Jokers Wild, Main Street Station, The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Stardust and the Suncoast.

In addition, to promote the new games, Orleans and Suncoast will host a $4,000 giveaway drawing which will be held on March 30 at 5:30 p.m. Both casinos will also award double points all day on all machines and will be offering a special "pay with your points" and receive a second buffet for a penny.

In April, the Fremont kicks off "Slot Fantasy Fiesta," which will continue for three consecutive months. A popular promotion among casino customers, it offers them a chance to play every slot machine at the Fremont with maximum coins in. The fantasy part is that the Fremont bankrolls the big play for the lucky drawing winner.

Drawing tickets are earned by playing slot machines, table games, keno or betting in the race and sports book. One "Slot Fantasy Fiesta" winner will be drawn each month in April, May and June. The winners need not be present and will be notified by mail. As an added incentive, new Players Gold Club members even get their first drawing ticket free.

Besides winning a free pull on every Fremont slot machine, each winner will also receive a return visit invitation that includes a free room for three days and two nights ”¦so they can come back and fulfill their fantasy.

Due to its popularity, the award-wining "$1,000,000 SuperNova" promotion is being held over at the Las Vegas Hilton through June 30. Every guest who signs up for a new Resorts International Club card at the Hilton and plays the game wins a prize. A player simply swipes his or her new club card in the space-themed game and touches the video screen.

If the supernova explodes before "million" is spelled out, the player automatically wins a prize. If "million" is spelled out completely without the Supernova exploding, the player wins $1,000,000! Players have a second shot at the $1,000,000 if they earn 50 points on the same day they sign up for their card. Guaranteed prizes for players include specialty gifts and logo items, mystery gifts, Star Trek tickets, show tickets, or free buffets. Daily hours of operation for the $1,000,000 SuperNova are noon-midnight. Former (Caesars) Connection Club members are also eligible for this promotion.

Sign up as a first time new member of the Ultimate Rewards Club at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur, earn your first 50 points and receive a free buffet.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and 2x every night from midnight to 8:00 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn (Big Shot Club) Insert your player’s card and win from 20-250,000 points daily during March; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 4x slots only on Sundays, 2x all machines Mondays thru Thursdays; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 2x Saturdays thru Thursdays and 5x Fridays; Fiesta Henderson and Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays, 3x Wednesdays for 50+, (swipe card thru kiosk); 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); Longhorn (Big Shot Club) Insert your player’s card and win from 20-250,000 points daily during March; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 3x Mondays and Wednesdays. Must earn 1000 points to qualify; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 3x Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from midnight to 8 a.m.; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x March 30; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; Silver Nugget (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 3x Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from midnight to 8 a.m.; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Speedway Casino (Pit Pass) 2x Tuesdays and 3x Thursdays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x March 30; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays. (NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for April. Please call ahead to confirm.)