Summer sizzles with hot deals

Jun 13, 2005 1:49 AM

Soaring summer temperatures in the Las Vegas desert have ignited some of the season’s hottest casino promotions.

During June, players at Coast Casinos (Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans and Suncoast) who earn 13,330 points (including any previously earned unredeemed points plus points accumulated throughout the month), can redeem the points for a $50 Visa shopping debit card, which is a 25 percent bonus over the normal cashback rate of $40. Club members can receive up to $1,000 in Visa shopping cards through the month of June and the cards are transferable.

Downtown at the El Cortez, Jackie’s Club members winning a $200 or more jackpot on a slot machine, a $200 or higher jackpot on a five-cent or lower denomination video poker machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a 10-cent or higher denomination video poker machine, or a $200 jackpot on live keno will be awarded their choice of hand-painted Portofino dinnerware. Players may elect to take a $10 Exxon/Mobil gas card instead of dinnerware if they so desire.

Scratch your way to cash and prizes at the Palms this month, when the $116,000 Sizzling Scratch and Win Gift Giveaway runs through June 25. Guests receive scratch cards based on their play through 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Players may receive up to a limit of 20 scratch cards per day. Players may earn electronic entries for the grand prize drawing through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 with the final drawing held at 7:00 p.m. where ten Club Palms member’s numbers will be drawn to win a slot machine and $1,000 in cash. (Winners of a slot machine must be a Nevada resident.) Winners must be present to collect any prizes.

Slots-A-Fun on the Strip will be giving away free logo travel mugs to all dad’s on their special day (Father’s Day) Sunday, June 19. Just stop by the One Club promotions booth to get one.

The New Frontier will also be offering a special "Spring Fling Drawing" on Fathers Day. Players receive one entry for every 200 points earned the week prior to the drawing (June 12-18).Thirty winners will be drawn at 4 p.m. Winners have until 12:30 a.m. to claim their prize at the Rewards Club booth. Fifteen cash prizes ($50-$250) and 15 restaurant comps (Phil’s Steakhouse, Gilley’s, Margaritas, Orchard) will be given away. Winners will select their prize by drawing from 30 sealed envelopes that contain the prize certificate. There is no limit on the number of prizes one person may win.

Even the new, mighty Wynn Las Vegas has something special for us. New members who sign up for the Red Card and earn 500 points ($4,500 coin-in on video poker) receive two free buffets. The buffet voucher is good for 48 hours and can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The slot club booth should even give you a line pass with it.

Last but not least, hit four kings on your favorite video poker machine and receive a 100 coin bonus at the Eldorado in Henderson on Father’s Day.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x June 19; 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) 2x points everyday in June; Binion’s (Club Binion’s) 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Wednesdays and Fridays; 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. and 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 2x Saturdays thru Thursdays and 5x Fridays, 5x June 14; Fiesta Henderson and Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays and Saturdays, 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x June 19; 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); Joker’s Wild (Prime Rewards) 2x Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6x June 19; Longhorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" every day in June--insert your card and receive 20-250,000 points; Mirage (Connection Club) double free play instead of cashback from June 12-Sept. 8; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays and Thursdays but must earn 1,000 points on Mondays or Wednesdays to qualify for 4x points on the following day; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x June 19; Palms (Club Palms) 2x Thursdays and Saturdays (Some machines excluded.) Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x June 19 all machines, 2x everyday on penny machines (some machines excluded); Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Speedway (Pit Pass) 5x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x June 19; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Westin (Player’s Club) 3x Wednesdays, given as free play; Wildfire (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays and Sundays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays.