Expectations high for new South Coast

Dec 19, 2005 1:14 AM

Everyone is looking forward to a new casino opening this week as Boyd Gaming/Coast Casinos opens the doors to South Coast this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. While we won’t know much about game selections until next week, we do know that they are set to debut a big 600 seat bingo room, a race and sports book and a poker room.

We have also learned that they WILL join in the company wide "Jackets for Jackpots" promotion coming to all Coasts in January. We’ll provide complete details on the jacket promotion in the next week or two.

In the meantime, there are plenty of good promotions to keep us busy this week. Nevada Palace is giving away holiday mug sets for earning 250 points on Mondays and Wednesdays. Earn 500 points on Saturdays and Sundays and get $10 in cash. On Friday, December 23, the casino will host a drawing for $20,000 with the top prize of $5,000. Earn drawing tickets by accruing points. See the complete details posted at the player’s club booth.

Binion’s Gambling Hall is wrapping up Winterfest slot tournaments this week on December 23 — $3000 in cash is given away every day. Buy in for $10 for a chance to play and win. Re-buys are $5. Also, every hand-paid jackpot receives two free entries into the tournaments and three free hotel nights. In addition, new members enrolling in the Binion’s Club this month receive a free clipboard after earning their first 10 points.

Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas are giving away a $10,000 Macy’s New York shopping spree on December 22. All Connection Card members earn two entries for every 15 points they earn while playing slot and video poker machines using their Connection Card. New Connection card members signing up for the club will receive a free Big Kitchen Buffet after they earn their first 15 points.

On December 31, the Las Vegas Hilton will be hosting cash drawings for poker players. Every winning hand of a full house or higher while playing poker between now and the drawing date receives a drawing ticket. Names will be drawn every hour from 12:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on December 31, to win $200. You must be present to win. If a winner is not present, the prize will rollover to the next drawing. The final drawing at 11:30 p.m. will be for $1,000. For the final $1000 drawing, a name will be called until a winner is present.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x December and Jan. 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 Dec. 26; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 4x slots only on Sundays, 2x all machines Mondays thru Thursdays, 3x Dec. 23-24; 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+, 5x Fridays, 6x Dec. 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 -10 p.m., 5x Fridays (all day), 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Fitzgeralds (Club Fitz) 3x Tuesdays; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 25 and Jan. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 31, 2x on all machines on your birthday; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x Dec.25 and Jan. 1; Palms (Club Palms) 3x everyday thru Dec. 25 (video poker excluded); Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Dec. 23 and 25; Riviera (Player’s Club) 3x cash back for new members only up to $500; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x Dec. 23-24 and 26-31; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 25 and Jan. 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.