Hot spots signal summer is near

May 15, 2001 10:33 AM

What’s happening in Nevada for all you slot and video poker lovers? This week’s news comes to you from your new reporter about town. Seven years in casino marketing and 20 years in special events and promotions brings me to GamingToday, and to you, with some reel hot spots around the state”¦

On the Strip, Bourbon Street is giving it away with their "Galaxy of Cash, Give It Away, 40/25/25 and A Buck!" promo. There’s lots of ways for video poker players to win every day. Match a natural 4-of-a-kind to the Card-of-the-Day and win a 40 coin bonus. Do it 5 times in 24 hours and win $25 in cash. Video Poker Bingo gives the lucky winner a $25 cash bonus for matching a natural 4-of-a-kind with the last playing card showing. There’s also a $1 bonus for every player who turns over an unexposed playing card with a matching 4-of-a-kind. (So, that’s 40/25/25”¦and a buck.) And, with every win above, you also get a free entry into the drawings for a visit to the whirling Cash Cube where you grab all the cash you can. Drawings are on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (you must be present to win”¦one winner selected at each drawing). All 4-of-a-kind matches must be with max coins bet and no wild cards.

Up north in downtown Reno, the Silver Legacy "$10,000,000 Dream Machine" giveaway is still going strong. Club Legacy members have a free daily chance to crack the 8-digit code at the Dream Machine on the main casino floor”¦do it and win $10 Million. When you play the Dream Machine, you get a free entry to the Ultimate Party drawing. At 10 p.m. each night, one lucky winner receives an invitation to the party where $150,000 worth of cash and prizes is given away. Dream Machine players can also win free prizes such as Silver Legacy restaurant coupons, logo merchandise, show tickets and more.

Down south at Laughlin’s River Palms Resort, Fridays heat up for players aged 50 plus. The "Young at Heart" Club offers these special folks one coupon book for every Friday visit, with one free entry into the daily slot tournaments, a $5 Blackjack match play, and a free entry for the two $50 cash drawings held hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The slot tournaments take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are also coupons for free donuts, coffee or juice (served in the slot tournament area from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), free hors d’oeuvres during the Bermuda Club social hour from 5 p.m.-6 p.m., and up to $3 off the resort’s buffet or snack bar. And there’s more. Based on amount of play, Young at Heart Club members advance from Bronze to Silver to Gold levels and earn more cash prizes and coupon benefits.

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s (CharlieCard): double points Mondays, triple points Wednesdays (some machines excluded); Barbary Coast (Fun Club): double points Memorial Day (Monday, May 28), 4× points every Tuesdays; Castaways(Club Castaways): double points all month, 3× points Wednesdays, 6× points Memorial Day(Monday, May 28); Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): triple points Wednesdays, 5× points Fridays, 6× points Memorial Day (Monday, May 28); Gold Coast (The Card): double points Memorial Day (Monday, May 28); Hacienda (Club Matador): double points Mondays; Hyatt Regency (Players Society): double points Tuesdays & Thursdays; Key Largo (Players Club): triple points Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday; Orleans (Club Orleans): double points Memorial Day (Monday, May 28); Plaza (#1 Main Club): double points Mondays 6 p.m.-midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): double points Wednesdays noon-midnight; Sam’s Town (Prime Players): triple points Saturdays & Sundays, 4× points Fridays; Silverton (Players Club): triple points Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28); Slots A Fun (Ringmaster Club): double points Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro): double points Memorial Day (Monday, May 28); Terrible’s (Players Club): double points Mondays & Tuesdays 9 a.m.-9 p.m., triple points (selected machines) Thursdays 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 4× points Fridays 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 5× points every day 9 p.m.-9 a.m., 5× points Memorial Day Holiday (Monday, May 28).