Casino closures to ring in 2006

Dec 27, 2005 2:02 AM

After New Year’s Eve, Hotel San Remo will be closing for the final transformation into Hooter’s Hotel Casino. The hotel will close on January 2 and re-open on February 3. All existing San Remo Money Club points will transfer to the new Club Orange.

The Boardwalk Casino Hotel will be the next to close, but it will be permanent. The hotel will be demolished to make way for the huge MGM-Mirage’s Project CityCenter planned on the site. Cash out any comps prior to January 9 or they will be gone, just like the casino!

Downtown, the Lady Luck will close on February 12 for renovations. They have announced that they intend to re-open within a year. (We’ll see.)

As these closings take place, now is also a good time to remind everyone to begin requesting your annual win/loss statements from all of the casinos you’ve played in over the past year. They could be very helpful at tax time and once some of these places are gone, it may be difficult to collect a statement from them.

There’s still time to pick up a logo jacket from the Cannery this week. After you earn 1,000 points, you are eligible for a free two-color jacket that are given out on Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 29.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur is giving everyone free gifts this week. Ultimate Rewards Club members who earn 200 Action Cash Points on a designated gift day will take home a 2006 daily planner as a gift. Arizona Charlie’s Boulder will feature the promotion on Tuesday, December 27 and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur will feature the promotion on Wednesday, December 28.

Visit either casino again on January 1-2 for the "Winning Resolution Swipe & Win" promotion. Ultimate Rewards Club members swiping their Ultimate Rewards Cards at designated kiosks have an opportunity to win cash, gift shop discounts, dining credits or a free buffet. Once the card is swiped, the cardholder will be instantly notified of the prize. Winners will be rewarded by an instant win voucher from the designated kiosks and the win vouchers may be redeemed at designated locations. Ultimate Rewards Club members will be allowed one swipe per calendar day for the duration of the promotion. The deadline to redeem instant win vouchers is January 3 at 11:59 p.m.

The newly-opened South Coast casino has a promotion for new club members. Sign up and get free $20 in downloadable slot play. Like other Coast casinos, club members get $12 in cash back for every 4,000 points earned. Also, points are accumulated on coin out, rather than coin in.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x January 1 and 16; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Sundays and 2x every night from midnight to 8:00 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; 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. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Eldorado (Prime Rewards) 3x Tuesdays for 55+, 5x Fridays, 6x thru December 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 January 1 and 16; 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 Tuesdays; Joker’s Wild (Prime Rewards) 3x Wednesdays for 55+, 5x Fridays, 6x thru December 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 January 1 and 16; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Riviera (Player’s Club) 3x cash back for new members only up to $500; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x thru December 31; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; South Coast (Club Coast) 2x January 1 and 16; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x January 1 and 16; 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. (NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for January. Please call ahead to confirm.)