Jumbo bonus hits

May 30, 2005 3:01 AM
Sunday, May 22, marked the launch of the revamped Jumbo Jackpot Player’s Card Bonus at Station Casinos. Just two days later, the first new Jumbo hit at Fiesta Henderson when a woman playing with her Amigo Club card inserted hit the bonus of over $134,000 while playing a penny Millioni$er slot machine. At the same time, over 2000 of her “new best friends” that were playing at Station and Fiesta casinos all over town got to experience Jumbo Jackpot as well — $50 in free slot play was awarded to every person playing with their cards when she won the Jumbo Jackpot. In all, Station awarded over $102,500 in free slot play to its player’s club cardholders. That’s on top of the Jumbo Jackpot cash award of over $134,000! Since its launch April 1, 2003, the Jumbo Jackpot Player’s Club Bonus has awarded 139 club cardholders over $9.7 Million in bonus cash. Now, in an exciting reconfiguration of the company’s successful program, Station has taken the Jumbo Jackpot even further. One company wide progressive jackpot meter starts at $100,000 (rather than the previous $50,000) and must hit a Player’s Card by $150,000. But the most exciting new feature of Jumbo Jackpot is that regardless of where the Jumbo hits, whether at one of the six Station or two Fiesta casinos, every single guest companywide who is actively playing at the time with their Boarding Pass or Amigo Club Card inserted into their machine wins an instant $50 in slot play. After the $134,000 Jumbo, the meter was reset at $131,000. “As predicted the Jumbo Jackpot bonused thousands of guests instantly when it hit,” said Staci Columbo, vice president of advertising and marketing for Station Casinos. “So, not only did one lucky guest win over $134,000, everyone else who was playing — wherever they were playing —experienced a music and sound show alerting them they’d also won the jackpot. It’s a very exciting enhancement to the Jumbo Jackpot Player’s Club Bonus. Our guests loved it.” That’s in addition to all the other benefits of Boarding Pass or Amigo card membership, such as the option to redeem club points at eight different locations, over 85 dining options where points can be redeemed, and the Xtra Play Cash feature which puts free slot credits right on the card while playing. Cardholders can earn up to $1,000 every month in free slot play for using their card. The Jumbo Jackpot gives customers playing slot or video poker machines at the company’s six Station-branded properties in the Las Vegas area with a Boarding Pass card inserted a chance to collect a bonus jackpot of up to $150,000, paid immediately in cash.