The weekend started with a short trip to Dean’s Place, which is out near the Silverton, on Dean Martin Drive, to enter my picks in their football contest. Nothing could have been easier. It’s all done on a terminal in the front of the bar so you can zip in and out if you need to.
But I decided to stay a bit, chat with a few friends and enjoy one of Dean’s Philly cheese steaks. Of course nothing beats Pat’s or Geno’s in South Philly (my preference is Pat’s), but this was an excellent sandwich and one of the best I’ve had in Las Vegas.
If you’re a taxi driver or if you work for one of the local cab companies, stop by Wynn Las Vegas sports book to sign up for their weekly Taxi Football Contest. It’s free and you might pocket an extra $500.
Don’t worry if you missed the first week because this contest isn’t about a season-long total score. You start with a clean slate each week and make selections for each of the Sunday and Monday games. There’s no point spreads to worry about; all you have to do is pick the winning team. Each time you’re correct you receive one point. If any game ends in a tie, both sides get credit for a win.
Wynn has also made it very convenient to submit your entries. Once you’ve signed up, in addition to the sports book, you can pick up weekly contest cards in the taxi tunnel at both Wynn and Encore. You’ll also find collection boxes for your stubs in these same locations.
The top score each week wins $500, second place receives $500 in resort credit and third gets a one-night stay for two at the Wynn resort with breakfast in bed. Fourth through 10th place winners pick up two tickets to Le Reve.
Losers are also winners in this contest. The five worst scores each week are awarded two passes to the fabulous Wynn buffet.
When you play poker at the Palms, win or lose, your time at the table might get you cash back.
If you play $2-$5 blind no limit games or higher and log into the poker room with a Club Palms card, you earn a drawing ticket for every three hours of play. Then on Tuesdays drawings are held throughout the day for cash prizes.
Don’t know how to play poker? Maybe your game is a little rusty? No problem; they’ll teach you. Free Texas Hold ‘em lessons are offered at noon, Monday through Friday. Stop by and check it out.
See you around town.
Question? Comment? E-mail me at: Eileen Di Rocco