Hot deals downtown

Jun 27, 2005 2:29 AM

Downtown, Boyd Gaming properties get hot starting in July with new promotions kicking off at the California Hotel & Casino and Main Street Station. At The Cal, players at a slot machine or their favorite casino table can win instantly when someone comes up to them and says, "Congratulations, you’re a ”˜Slots are Shakin’ winner!"

Random players will be selected everyday in July from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., every hour, on the hour. They will be shakin’ and rollin’ a special pair of dice for cash, $1 per point. Whatever the roll, the player will be paid 10 times that amount, cash in hand, on the spot. (Example: roll a 12 and you’ll be paid $120). Players must be playing with their Players Gold card for a chance to win.

Across the street at Main Street Station, the "Great Escape Giveaway" is under way through August. During July, one lucky player will drive home in a new, luxury 2005 Cadillac CTS. Other prizes include airfare for two to Hawaii, and up to $2,000 in cash. August will be just as hot when they will give away another luxury car. For August, it’s a Mustang convertible plus more chances to win airfare for two to Hawaii and another $2,000 in cash. There’s even a consolation prize. If your name is picked either month for the car”¦ and you’re not there, you’ll get a $5,000 cash prize.

As a Players Gold member, you’ll earn drawing tickets when you play slots and table games at Main Street Station in July or August. July’s drawing will be held on July 30 with the next drawing on August 27. Stop by the Player’s Gold booth after playing to collect your drawing tickets and receive complete details about the promotion.

Casino MonteLago’s "Website Winners" is now active. Each week, 10 Club Uno members’ club card numbers will appear on the web site at [www.casinomontelago.com.] Winners receive a free pull on the "Spin-Til-You-Win" promotional machine and can win up to $2,500 instantly in free play. Minimum win is $5 in free play.

Through June 30, Club Coast members can receive a 50 percent discount for "Batman Begins" movie tickets when paying with their points at either The Orleans or the Suncoast.

Finally, Slots-A-Fun on the Strip will be passing out mini-flags to all guests on the Fourth of July.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x July 4; 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 in June, 4x same days in July; 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 July 4; Fiesta Henderson and Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays (and Saturdays at Rancho only,) 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x July 4; 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; 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 (slots only) instead of cashback through 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 July 4; 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) 2x everyday in June on penny machines (some machines excluded); Silverton (Player’s Club) 3x July 2, 4x July 3, 5x July 4; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Speedway (Pit Pass) 3x Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x July 4; 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. (NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for July. Please call ahead to confirm.)