Lots of promos in December

Dec 12, 2005 1:18 AM

December is always a very strong month in Las Vegas for promotions as the casinos attempt to lure more locals due to less tourist traffic.

Downtown, Barrick Gaming is running a company-wide shirt giveaway promotion for all four of its properties. Hit a jackpot of $200 or more during December at the Plaza, Vegas Club, Western or Gold Spike and receive a free logo denim shirt.

The Plaza and Vegas Club are also hosting daily "Holiday Kick-Off" drawings for cash and merchandise prizes (DVD’s, camera’s, etc) through December 16. Earn drawing tickets by earning points to participate. See the complete drawing schedule and details posted at the player’s club booths.

Also downtown, the Golden Nugget is giving away $10 in free slot play to all new enrollees of the 24 Karat Club. Additionally, new members who then accumulate 5000 points ($1.50 per point on slots or $3.00 per point on video poker) can collect a free Apple iPod Shuffle to download and listen to all of your favorite music. The 5000 points must be earned within 3 days of the new enrollment to qualify.

And of course, the El Cortez downtown is never without a good monthly promotion. During December, "Players Choice" is back. Every $300 video poker jackpot winner and $200 slot winner receives a choice of a $10 card for various stores and shopping including Mobil/Exxon, ARCO, Walgreens, Smith’s and Sears, plus an entry into the next Saturday night’s drawing for an HDTV and four $500 cash prizes.

The Palms will wrap up its daily "$100,000 Holiday Cash Promotion" on December 18. Guests who swipe their Club Palms card each day prior to 6:00 p.m. are eligible for that evening’s drawing. Entries can be earned by playing slots, video poker and video keno. Guests may swipe their cards at the kiosk located at the Palms Food Court to activate entries. Each evening, drawing numbers will be posted at the swipe machine after 6:00 p.m. Ten winners will be drawn at random each evening and those ten winners will each receive $1,000. Participants are only eligible to win one prize each night of the drawings. Winners have 24 hours to collect their prize.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x December 25 and January 1; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Sundays and 2x every night from midnight to 8 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn (Big Shot Club) Win free points daily in December when you insert your card; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays thru December 26; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 4x slots only on Sundays, 2x all machines Mondays thru Thursdays, 3x December 23-24; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Eldorado (Prime Rewards) 3x Tuesdays for 55+, 5x Fridays, 6x December 26-31; 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 5:00 -10:00 p.m., 5x Fridays (all day), 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Fitzgeralds (Club Fitz) 3x Tuesdays; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x December 25 and January 1; 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); Hacienda (Matador Club) 4x Thursdays; Joker’s Wild (Prime Rewards) 3x Wednesdays for 55+, 5x Fridays, 6x December 26-31; Longhorn (Big Shot Club) Win free points daily in December when you insert your card; 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 thru December 31, 2x on all machines on your birthday; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x December 25 and January 1; Palms (Club Palms) 3x everyday thru December 25 (video poker excluded); Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x December 23 and 25; Riviera (Player’s Club) 3x cash back for new members only up to $500; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x December 23-24 and 26-31; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x December 25 and January 1; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays all machines, 5x Wednesdays (some machines excluded); Wildfire (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays.