Check out these paycheck promos

Jul 11, 2005 12:25 AM

Locals like to cash their paychecks at their favorite casino because they have a chance to get back more than their earnings. At Arizona Charlie’s, for instance, cash your check and take a shot at winning $10,000. Other prizes include dining, retail and other discounts.

Even if you don’t hit it big, you should be able to afford one of the food specials at Charlie’s Sourdough Café: all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs, $4.99; chicken fried steak, $4.00, prime rib and shrimp, $7.99; and the always-welcome burger and fries, $2.99.

Another popular place to cash your paycheck are the Gold Coast, Orleans and Suncoast casinos. Check-cashers get to play a game on a special machine (choose from keno, wheel of fortune and video poker), and can win up to $100,000. Other prizes include $10,000 cash, free food and drinks. They have lots of pictures of past winners so something must be working.

Need a room for summer guests or a getaway for yourself? Room deals in Las Vegas are often the best during the hot summer months when the tourist counts are down. One such special is available at the Westin Casuarina Hotel & Spa. Check out the Sizzling 10’s special, which is being offered during July and August. Book a room, ask for the Sizzling 10’s special and your hotel stay will include 10 percent off dinner, $10 in free slot play per night, $10 in match-plays for table games and an added 20 percent off at the spa. For reservations call (866) 837-4215.

The Rampart Casino in Summerlin is running several new free promotions and entertainment events during July beginning with "Wine Down Wednesdays," planned for every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Round Bar. The event includes a complimentary wine tasting social, appetizers, and prize drawings with a live radio remote and appearances by Sunny 106.5 on-air personalities.

More entertainment bargains can be found on the Strip this month. Jay White appears at the Riviera in his excellent Tribute to Neil Diamond show and offers Las Vegas locals an 80 percent savings with $10 seats for all his shows through July 24. You must present a valid local ID when purchasing tickets. The special is being offered for the 7 p.m. shows, Sundays through Thursdays only.

Present your same-day movie ticket stub from the newly opened Century 16 Theatres at Santa Fe Station and receive your choice of a $10 table games match-play, a free game of bowling or a free dessert at Grand Café. Present the ticket stub to the appropriate outlet where you wish to use it.

If you’re out in Henderson, stop by Barley’s for its 99-cent breakfast special, $5.99 steak special or a "real" buffalo burger meal for $4.99. Check out the new seafood menu that features bargain-priced steamers, oysters, clams on the half shell and the ubiquitous 99-cent shrimp cocktail.