Slot play for holiday gifts

Dec 4, 2001 3:07 AM

The holidays are here (I refuse to acknowledge them, officially, until after Thanksgiving), and Nevada casinos are ready to show you what celebrating is all about.

Prepare yourself to do a good deed this season: Key Largo will hold its second annual Toy Drive, December 10-23.  Earn 500 club points for every new toy donated (all gifts will be presented to the children at Mash Village).  Also, continued into December, win a free ¼ zip sweatshirt when you hit a natural royal flush with max coins bet.  And, celebrate the end of the year with a bottle of champagne from December 15-30 with every hand paid jackpot.

Santa’s Surprise Drawings at Jerry’s Nugget will take place Thursday, December 20 through Sunday, December 23 at 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.  Cash and prizes total $60,000.  Five winners will be selected at each drawing to play the giant video wall for their prize which could be a cash award up to $1,500, home entertainment centers, TVs, DVD players, or CD players.  More Club Plus members receive one free entry daily, December 16-23.  Additional entries will be awarded for every 100 points earned (with a maximum of 10 entries per day per player).

In December, Harveys Lake Tahoe, across the street from Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe, will officially join Harrah’s Total Rewards Club card program.  Guests can qualify for reduced room rates and other valuable comps at both properties based on combined play at all Harrah’s, Rio, Showboat and Harveys casinos where the Total Reward card is recognized.

Check out the Santa-Rama $20,000 Giveaway through December 20 at the Colorado Belle in Laughlin.  Daily drawings take place at 6 p.m. for cash and food/merchandise certificates.  New One Club members receive one free entry; existing members receive one free entry per day.  Receive additional entries for a $100 or more slot or video poker jackpot, cashing a check for $100 or more, 21-game keno multi-ticket, 100 cheque or greater roulette payout, suited blackjack ($5 minimum bet), a straight or better at Let It Ride, full house or better at Pai Gow Poker, three-of-a-kind or better at Caribbean Stud, any winning one-roll proposition bet at craps, four-of-a-kind or better in poker room.

All 24 Karat Club members at the Golden Nugget in Laughlin can receive one drawing ticket for the $55,000 Christmas Cash Giveaway for every 50 points earned between December 1 and December 22.  Additional entries are awarded for designated jackpots on slots, video poker, and table games.  Five $500 drawings will be held daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Eureka Casino in Mesquite offers its Players Club members a chance to participate in $50 cash drawings Sunday through Thursday; in celebration of the holidays, they have added $1,000 cash drawings on Friday nights through December 14 and $17,500 cash drawings on Friday nights through December 21.

At the Eldorado in Reno, benefit from Slot Bonus Time, daily between 6 p.m. and 9p.m.  Eldorado Gold card members playing $1 and above machines receive one Slot Bonus Time Buck for every 10 points earned, in addition to accumulating regular Club Eldorado points.  Bonus Bucks can be redeemed for cash or used for comps in all retail outlets (excluding La Havinita and showroom retail) or for show tickets in the Eldorado Showroom (excluding dinner/show packages and room/show packages).