Win a Maui tripat Ellis Island

Aug 1, 2005 4:43 AM

The last of the hottest summer months are here and the casino promotions are just as hot.

Let’s start with "Here Today ... Gone To Maui." Ellis Island Casino will be giving away a 7-day trip for two including round trip airfare and hotel to the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Maui this month. Players can earn drawing tickets all month in several ways including one ticket for every 500 points earned during carded play, one free ticket via the kiosk every day and new members receive one ticket upon signing up for the Passport Club.

Wear a Hawaiian shirt and get one ticket (one per day) and receive one ticket with designated jackpots as posted in the casino. The drawing will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 10 p.m. The drawing winner must be present and they have one year to travel, based on availability.

Quench your thirst at Binion’s Gambling Hall this month. Earn 250 points and receive a six-pack of Pepsi products or Budweiser, limited to four six-packs per day. Points must be earned in a 24-hour period and players keep the earned points. The promotion will run for the entire month of August, Sundays through Thursdays.

"It’s a Gas" at the downtown Plaza this month will have players revved up. Win a $10 Mobil/Exxon gas card as a bonus on jackpots of $200 or more. Across the street at the Vegas Club, jackpot winners of $200 or more receive a $10 "Let’s Go Shopping" card for Sears stores. The complete rules are posted at the respective club booths.

Also downtown, Lady Luck has extended the very popular Las Vegas Welcome Sign lapel/hat pin giveaway for new member sign-ups of the Money Club until August 31.

The Aladdin has a promotion for new enrollees of Club Aladdin with a chance to win up to $1 million. New members receive a free pull on a special promotional slot machine with a top jackpot prize of a million bucks. Other prizes include show tickets, vacation packages, buffet dinners, free slot play and token souvenir gifts like a deck of cards or a bungee cord.

Another new poker room emerges. Tuscany Casino unveils its new poker room beginning this week and to celebrate the grand opening, poker players can earn drawing tickets to win a share of $5,000. The dealers will be spreading Texas Hold’em and No-Limit Texas Hold’em, and the room will also will feature Graveyard Free Roll Tournaments and weekly poker tournaments.

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 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" every day --insert your card and receive 20-250,000 points; Binion’s (Club Binion’s) 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays, 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; Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays, 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Fiesta 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); Joker’s Wild (Prime Rewards) 2x Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; Longhorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" every day — 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Speedway (Pit Pass) 3x Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Wildfire (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays and Sundays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays and Sundays. (NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for August. Please call ahead to confirm.)