Take a turn at a casino tournament

Mar 13, 2001 5:13 AM

One weekend, three separate tournaments, one in a city near you.

The rainbow is shining bright and leading the way to a pot of gold — the "Pot O’ Gold Slot Tournament" at the Atlantis in Reno, that is.

On March 18 and 19, guests will compete for $30,000 in cash prizes in this lucky tournament. The first place finisher wins $7,000; second place walks away with $3,000; third place receives $2,000, with cash paid through 60th place.

There will be individual prizes. Entrants will also be matched up in a team tournament where the first place team wins $6,000; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,500. Entry fee of $249 includes two nights in a luxury tower room. Guests not requiring a room may enter for $199. Included with the fee are three rounds of individual tournament play, one round of team tournament play, a reception, a gift, and an awards banquet.

Shake, rattle and win some cash in the Shake, Rattle and Win Slot Tournament at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, March 18 and 19. Entry fee is $750. Entrants get three nights hotel accommodations, $50 food credit a day, a tournament gift, continental breakfast each day of the tournament, and the awards dinner. First place finisher wins $25,000; second place, $7,500; third, $5,000; fourth, $2,500, fifth through 10th, $750; 11th through 50th, $500; 51st through 100th, $200 each; and 101st thru 150th, $100 each.

The tournament is limited to 150 entrants. Each wins part of the prize fund.

Get out your map and find your way to the treasure in the Imperial Treasures Blackjack Tournament, March 18 thru 20, at the Edgewater in Laughlin, Nev. Entry fee of $129 includes three nights hotel accommodations, $500 in tournament chips, a welcome cocktail party, an entry gift, and food coupons. First prize is $10,000; second, $5,000; third, $2,500; fourth, $1,250; fifth, $750; and sixth, $500.

The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas is giving away Calvin Klein jean jackets to #1 Main Club members who earn 5,000 points or hit a $200 or greater slot or video poker jackpot March 15 though 31.

Bonus Points Days (March):

Arizona Charlie’s East and West (Charlie Card): triple points Mondays, double points Wednesdays; Barbary Coast (Fun Club): 4x points St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17); Castaways (Club Castaways): double points every day 8 a.m. to midnight, triple points every day midnight to 8 a.m., triple points all day on Wednesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Player Club): double points Mondays; triple points Wednesdays and March 17, 5x points Fridays; Gold Coast (The Club): double points every day and triple points March 17; Hyatt Regency (Players Society): double points Tuesdays and Thursdays; Key Largo (Players Club): triple points every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday; Orleans (Club Orleans): double points March 17; Plaza (#1 Main Club): double points Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): double points Wednesdays noon to midnight; Regent (Club Razz): double points every Tuesday; Silverton (Players Club): triple points Tuesdays and Thursdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro): double points March 17; Terrible’s (Players Club): double points Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., triple points (selected machines) Thursdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 4x points Fridays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 5x points every day 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.