Holidays are good for slot players

May 22, 2001 11:51 AM

Things are warming up and as we approach Memorial Day weekend, there are some hot slot offerings around the Silver State.

It’s a GAS at the Silverton, during their Memorial Day weekend celebration. May 25-28, video poker players who hit a 4-of-a-kind in eights and blackjack players who are dealt a suited blackjack win $5 in free gas ($10 in gas if you’re a $1 or higher slot player). You’ll also earn triple comp points throughout the weekend. And, while you’re at it, earn 1,000 points any Thursday in May and receive a $25 certificate.

Fitzgeralds rewards every denomination player. Nickel players have several chances to win each night in the Change is Good drawings. A grand prize of 20,000 nickels ($1,000) is given away at 10 p.m. nightly, with bonus drawings for 1,500 nickels held every half hour between 6 and 9:30 p.m. Fitzgeralds card-holders receive one free entry each day they swipe their cards and an additional entry for each O’Lucky Cent earned while playing nickel slots. Entries are electronically deposited for the drawings when guests swipe their Fitzgeralds Cards at a promotional kiosk before each drawing. Prize winners are notified when they swipe their cards.

Fitzgeralds’ quarter, half-dollar, $1 and $5 slot players are eligible for a diamond jewelry drawing in Spin Coins Into Carats. The nightly winner may select earrings, bracelet or necklace, designed by Tower of Jewels and valued at $1,000. Guests receive one free entry each day they swipe their Fitzgeralds Cards at a kiosk, and an additional entry for each O’Lucky Buck earned while playing slots. Winners have until midnight on the day of the drawing to claim prizes.

You can Wet Your Whistle at Terrible’s Lakeside Casino in Pahrump through June 29. Every 4-of-a-kind matching the Card of the Day, with max coins bet and no wild cards, wins a 6-pack of Budweiser or Pepsi.

Meanwhile, things are heating up in Reno, too. At the Flamingo Reno, 4-of-a-kinds, straight flushes and royal flushes on any Virginia Street Bar Video Poker machine are rewarded with entries into a weekly drawing for $100 cash, gourmet Top of Flamingo dinner for two, and two tickets to the Flamingo’s dazzling adult revue, Jubilation. Players earn from one to 20 entries based on the winning hand and denomination played, with their Club Flamingo card inserted and max coins bet. The weekly drawing is held every Sunday at 8 p.m. Flamingo guests can also win up to $200 cash for 4-of-a-kind Card of the Day on any second floor video poker machine.

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s East and West (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; Stardust (Slot Club): double points all month; 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 (Mon., May 28).