Plenty of action at downtown casinos

Oct 3, 2005 11:36 PM

Downtown kicks off October with several exciting and enticing promotions for gamblers.

Binion’s Gambling Hall is giving away six-packs of soda or beer with every 500 points earned during the month with a limit of four prizes per day. In addition, the casino will give away $10,000 in cash prizes on Saturdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Players earn one drawing ticket for every 500 points earned. And this weekend only (October 7, 8 and 9) everyone with a Club Binion’s card is invited to play in a free slot tournament where they will be giving away $2,500 in cash prizes to the high scores. Check with the club for exact tournament times. Finally, new enrollees for a Club Binion’s card can pick up a free Halloween T-shirt after earning just 10 points ($5 coin-in.)

As the Las Vegas nights begin to cool down, fall is perfect jacket weather. And thus the casino jacket promotions begin. One of the better ones take place at the El Cortez. During October, players can take home a jacket during "Jackie’s Jacket Jackpot Jamboree." Players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on any slots or 5-cent or lower denomination video poker or live keno, or $300 or more on all other denomination machines on video poker will receive a prize ticket to collect a jacket. Each winner will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night drawings for a chance at cash and prizes. Jackets are only available while supplies last.

Go for a chance to "Spin the Wheel of Cash" at Poker Palace in North Las Vegas this month. The casino will host Friday and Saturday night drawings through Oct. 29 giving participants a chance to win up to $10,000. The drawings are held at 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and players earn tickets in the usual ways by earning points, hitting jackpots, etc. See the complete rules posted in the casino.

Neighboring casino, the Silver Nugget, will be hosting free video poker tournaments every Saturday this month, giving away $400 each week. The tournaments begin at noon and players can qualify by earning 500 points during the previous seven days. The tournaments take about 21/2 hours to complete and the top 11 scores and one wild card entrant drawn from non-qualifiers make up the final round to take home the cash.

Take a careful look at the bonus points schedule listed below. Some casinos have opted out this month in favor of other promotions, but Coast Casinos (Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans, and Suncoast) come through with double points for everyone on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x Oct. 10 and Oct. 31; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and 2x every night from midnight to 8 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays and Wednesdays all day, 5x Fridays from midnight to noon; 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.; Eldorado (Prime Rewards) 3x Tuesdays for 55+, 4x Thursdays, 5x Fridays, 6x Oct. 30-31; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 2x Saturdays thru Thursdays and 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays, 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Mondays from 5-10 p.m., 5x Fridays (all day), 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x Oct. 10 and Oct. 31; 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) 3x Tuesdays for 55+, 4x Thursdays, 5x Fridays, 6x Oct. 30-31; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 3x for new member sign-ups for limited time, 2x on all machines on your birthday; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x Oct. 10 and Oct. 31; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Riviera (Player’s Club) 5x cashback for new members only; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Speedway (Pit Pass) 5x Mondays, 3x Thursdays, 10x Oct.31; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x Oct. 10 and Oct. 31; 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, Saturdays and Sundays.