Sierra Gold feeling 'Madness' in giveaway

Mar 5, 2008 7:00 AM

Reel Deals by H Scot Krause | As March Madness begins, PT’s and Sierra Gold are celebrating by giving away $20,000 in prizes during their "March to the Championship" giveaway.

Through Sunday, March 23, guests have the opportunity to win one of two pairs of tickets (includes airfare, hotel and transportation) to the Final Four game, taking place in San Antonio, or one of three 42-inch plasma TVs.

To be eligible for the drawing, patrons must hit any 4-of-a-kind, purchase any 16-ounce Killian’s, American Honey, Wild Turkey or Jameson Irish Whiskey cocktail. All participants must be Golden Rewards members. The winners will be contacted by phone on the day of the drawing, which takes place Monday, March 24. Golden Tavern Group, Nevada’s largest tavern operator, is a subsidiary of Golden Gaming, Inc and has 45 locations in Nevada. For hours and additional information visit

Players have the opportunity to step in the "Whirlwind of Cash" at Circus Circus. Earn five drawing tickets for every 50 points accumulated on your Circus Player’s Club account. Table games, sports and poker room players can also earn drawing entries. A total of 20 winners are drawn daily during the noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. drawings. The winners have a chance to step into the Whirlwind of Cash booth and collect as much money as they can.

Anyone grabbing the "Bonus Bill," (designated bill identified by its serial #) will win an extra $500 in free slot play. You must be present to win at all drawings. Players may only win once per drawing, but may win at all drawings too. The drum is emptied nightly at 10 p.m.

The Hard Rock Hotel has a "Rockstar Package" giveaway this month called "Live the Life." On March 15 at 7 p.m., one lucky winner will walk away with a Rockstar Package valued at over $10,000 or take home $5,000 cash.

The Rockstar Package includes two nights in the Penthouse suite (with its own bowling alley), breakfast in bed, butler service, one-day Lamborghini rental, VIP concert tickets and dinner at AGO. In addition, second and third place winners will receive $250 in Rockstar Cash.

Fourth through seventh place winners will receive $100 in Rockstar Cash. Eighth and ninth place winners will receive $50 in Rockstar Cash. Stop by the Rockstar Players Club for complete drawing details. Earn entries with every 100 base points earned from March 9-15.

Get a free St. Patty’s Day Green T-Shirt from the Cannery on Monday, March 10 when you earn 199 points. There is a limit of one per customer and no points are deducted.

Remember…"Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!"

Bonus Points

Bonus Point Days: Barley’s (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays; Bighorn (Bigshot Club) Crazy Days: free points daily when you insert your card; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays;Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.

El Cortez (Jackie’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays (activate at club prior to playing); Eldorado (Prime Rewards) 5x Mondays and Wednesdays, 2x Tuesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 40x selected machines everyday, 6x Sundays and Tuesdays and 5x Fridays (some machines excluded).

Emerald Island (Player’s Club) 3x Mondays and Wednesdays; Fitzgeralds (Club Fitz) 3x March 17; Fremont (Player’s Gold) 3x on all $1 and $5 reel slot machines; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 6x March 17 and 23; Golden Gate (1906 Club) 2x Tuesdays thru Thursdays.

Gold Rush (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays; The Greens (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays; Hacienda (Matador Club) 2x Mondays and Wednesdays and 4x Tuesdays; Jerry’s Nugget (More Club) 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Joker’s Wild (Prime Rewards) 5x Mondays and Tuesdays, 2x Wednesdays.

Longhorn (Bigshot Club) Crazy Days: free points daily when you insert your card; Magic Star (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Mondays and 3x Tuesdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Fridays; Sam’s Town (Club Coast) 6x March 17 and 23.

Slots-A-Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; South Point (The Club) 3x March 17; Terrible’s (Players Club) 3x Sundays and Thursdays; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 5x Wednesdays and Sundays, 10x March 17 and 28; Westin Casuarina (Player’s Club) 2x Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wildfire (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays. (Note: All casinos could not confirm their bonus point days for March at press time. Call ahead to confirm.)