Stretch your casino dollar!

Jul 31, 2001 1:50 AM

There’s something new in casino promotions all over the state during the month of August”¦even in the state next door. Take advantage of exciting ways to get more value from your gaming dollar!

If you’ve “Gotta Have It,” you might get it at Jerry’s Nugget in Las Vegas between August 5th and September 8th. More Club members playing video poker and slots with their cards will be awarded a gift of the week during this five-week promotion. Win video poker gifts for four-of-a-kinds in the card of the week (first week is “two,” second week is “three,” and so on), with the last week’s gifts awarded for four-to-the royal in any suit. Slot players get a gift for every hand-paid jackpot of $500 or more. Gifts include radios, home décor items, video games, tool sets, and more.

Every Sunday in August, at 10 a.m., you could win one of four room makeovers for your home, as part of Laughlin’s Ramada Express Hotel Casino’s River View Home Giveaway promotion. On August 5, the winner gets a $7,500 Living Room makeover, August 12th a $5,000 Kitchen, August 19 a $3,000 Patio, and August 26th a $5,000 Master Bedroom. If you’re present to win during the drawings, they’ll throw in an extra $1,000 cash. The Grand Prize drawing for the River View Home at Nielsen’s Resort will be held on September 2 at 7 p.m.. (You have to be present to win this one.) Ramada Express Slot Club Members and new enrollees are entitled to one free entry. Additional entries are issued for every 50 standard bonus club points earned.

If you plan on visiting our neighbors in California, Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella is offering a chance for lots of cash and a vacation in Atlantic City in their “Land on Boardwalk! $25,000 Cash & Trip Giveaway.” During the month of August, five lucky people will win vacation packages for two that include airfare, four night five-day accommodations at the Trump Taj Mahal, $500 in cash and limo service. And, there are cash prizes, too. Hourly drawings are held from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday and Friday in August. Winners of the first three drawings receive $250 in cash. The 9 p.m. winner on Thursday takes home $1,000 in cash and the 9 p.m. Friday winner walks away with the big vacation package. Daily drawing entries are issued to seated slot and table game players, with new entries eligible each week.

Bonus Point Days: 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; 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.