The big day (08-08-08) will be upon us Friday

Aug 5, 2008 7:02 PM

Reel Deals, Las Vegas Casino promotions by H Scot Krause |The big day (08-08-08) will be upon us Friday. Call it numerology, Chinese wisdom or just a lucky day, but the casinos want you there for this "special day!"

Silverton Casino Lodge offers Discovery Club members the chance to win hundreds of dollars in cash that day. Members must have their Discovery Club card inserted into a slot or video poker machine between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for the chance to win an hourly cash prize of $888.

To enter into a drawing for a share of $8,888, players need only play their favorite machines with their Discovery Club card. One ticket will be earned for every 80 base slot or video poker points accumulated. Drawing for the $8,888 will be held at 8:08 p.m. Tickets must be in the drum two minutes prior to drawing.

The Plaza Hotel and Casino is hosting a special 8-8-08 casino promotion. Guests have the opportunity to collect drawing tickets a variety of ways from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cash drawings will be held at 8:08 p.m. for eight $88 winners and one $808 grand prize winner at the Player’s Club. Entrants must be present to win.

Players can earn drawing tickets several ways including one for every 88 points gained on all slot machines, hitting Four-of-a-Kind 8’s on video poker, any two 8’s in blackjack, etc.

South Point is running an unprecedented 3x points this Friday, while the Gold Coast and Orleans are both offering a whopping 8x points on the same day. Likewise, Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho are paying 8x points.

Jerry’s Nugget Casino is rewarding More Club players with the chance to win anywhere from $10 to $100 in free American gasoline during its $50,000 All-American Gas Card Giveaway. The promotion will run through Thursday, Aug. 28.

Slots, video poker and video keno players earning at least 1,000 More Club points in a day are eligible to receive their Sinclair gas card the same day. Pit customers earning 1,000 More Club points can receive their gas card the next day.

Points will not be subtracted from a player’s More Club accounts when winning an All-American Gas Card. Players are responsible for swiping their More Club card at the new kiosks in order to claim gas card prizes. Winners must present kiosk ticket at More Club Center.

The El Cortez Hotel and Casino will serve fresh Marie Callender’s strawberry pie for free to its Club Cortez members playing table games or slot machines from noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday. Pie slices will be served by the property’s Gambling Gourmet team that provides players with slot and game side dining seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.