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Jul 16, 2001 11:40 PM

Through July 28, Boulder Station & Texas Station are giving away 16 Ford Expeditions and $280,000 cash, guaranteed. That’s $70,000 and four Expeditions each week (or $10,000 every day and four vehicles every weekend) Every Sunday through Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at both casinos, five winners will be drawn to receive $1,000 each. On Fridays and Saturdays, six winners are drawn, with five receiving $1,000 each and one taking home a new Ford Expedition. One drawing ticket will be awarded for every 100 Boarding Pass points earned. Five tickets will be awarded for each hand-paid slot, video poker or video keno jackpot with Boarding Pass inserted. Additional tickets will be awarded for designated combinations on table games play. You must be present during drawings to win, so pick your casino and get lucky!

Arizona Charlie’s & Arizona Charlie’s East give you a chance to win your share of $800,000 in cash, merchandise and chips from Charlie’s Treasure Chest through August 31. To participate, collect Charlie Bucks and Bounty Bucks by winning on designated games and machines and exchange them for a chance to grab a prize. Weekly drawings will also be held for an additional total of $70,000 in cash.

Every Monday through Friday through July 31, you have a chance to win the $2,000-A-Day Free Slot Play Giveaway at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Receive a drawing ticket for each Back Stage Pass point earned between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. Drawings are at 10 a.m. and the winner receives $2,000 in free slot play.

Every day in July and August, Sam’s Town will help you “Beat the Heat” by giving away $300 to a Prime Club member. Daily drawings are held at 6:30 p.m. All you have to do is present any 2001 Nevada Power bill at the Prime Rewards Center and you’ll be entered in the cash drawings.

The Venetian has brought back the popular “Treasures of Venice” slot promotion through September 30. Selected Venetian Players Club members have the chance to choose from various treasure chests to win $1 million. Earn free daily entries into the drawing by presenting your Players Club card (new members get two entries upon joining the club). Receive additional entries for every 25 Players Club points earned by playing slots. Between 6 p.m. and midnight, earn double entries. At 6 p.m. each evening, three names are drawn to participate in the “Treasures of Venice.” Contestants compete in a three-minute slot tournament playoff round with the top scorer proceeding to the $1 million game round. The player attempts to open 14 treasure chests containing cash prizes that progressively double in value from $100 to $1 million. The chests also contain a selection of keys, some of which open the next chest. If the player opens a chest successfully, he has the option of keeping the cash, or taking a chance to move on to the big prize. Failure to open a treasure chest ends the round and loss of the cash earned, with two “safety chest choices” securing the monetary level already reached.

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s East & West (CharlieCard): double points every day (many video poker machines excluded); Barbary Coast: Triple points every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from midnight to noon. Castaways (Club Castaways): double points 8 a.m. to midnight, triple points midnight to 8 a.m. and triple points Wednesdays all day; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): triple points Wednesdays, 5x points Fridays; Hacienda (Club Matador): double points Mondays; Hyatt Regency (Players Society): double points Tuesdays & Thursdays; Key Largo (Players Club): triple points every day; Plaza (#1 Main Club): double points Mondays & Thursdays 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): double points Wednesdays noon to midnight; Sahara (Club Sahara): double points every day; Silverton (Players Club): 4x points Wednesdays 9 a.m. to Thursdays 9 a.m.; Slots-A-Fun (Ringmaster Club): double points Wednesdays; Terrible’s (Players Club): double points Mondays & Tuesdays 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.