Hard Rock makes a ‘point’ with clubbers

Jan 15, 2002 4:38 AM

While the weather in Las Vegas continues to remain chilly throughout the winter months, the casino promotions continue to heat up. You don’t need to look far, especially to the local’s casinos, to find some added incentives and goals for your slot play to gain some advantage and possibly collect some great prizes along the way.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has several current promotional incentives to vie for your patronage. Earning points on your Back Stage Pass slot club card this month can earn you some handsome rewards. For starters, on a daily basis, if you earn five (5) points you’ll get a $5 free play slot card. Earn ten (10) points and get a $10 card, or earn twenty (20) points and you’ll lay claim to a $20 card. Now here’s where the math seems to get a little fuzzy. Earn fifty (50) points in a day and you’ll get a $40 free slot play card. Following the schedule, it seems like you should receive $40 for 40 points or $50 for 50 points, but I don’t make the rules, I just report ’em. Still a good deal in any case because you don’t need to redeem any points to get the extra free play cash and you can do it every day. Furthermore, if you earn just ten (10) points per month on your account you’ll be entitled to a Hard Rock collector’s series pin, with a new pin being offered every month. Pin quantities are limited to 500 each month. In addition, (and they stress locals only with identification necessary on this one,) if you earn twenty (20) points per week, you can obtain a $10 comp to use at the Pink Taco or Mr. Lucky’s, again with no point redemption needed. And don’t forget, slot club members are further entitled to a free six pack fun book coupon sheet once per month. Usually good for some extra free play cash deals, gifts and match play coupons.

Finally, if you’re a totally new sign up for slot club membership, you’ll get a $5 free slot play card when you join and your name will be entered in a monthly drawing to possibly win a three day / two night hotel stay.

Jerry’s Nugget, in North Las Vegas, joins in the popular January jacket giveaways going on at so many of the casinos this month. It looks like a good one to check out. If you hit a video poker royal flush from now through January 31, you’ll win a free, sharp looking logo leather coat. If you’re lucky enough to hit it in hearts or diamonds you can win up to an additional $200 in cash plus your jacket. Slot players can win the extra cash on selected Slot Super Jackpots as well. As always, see the complete rules and details posted at the casino.

A slot point challenge has just been added out at Texas Station this month. The top ten (10) point earners from January 13-31 will receive a free Caribbean Cruise for two. The top one hundred (100) point earners receive a special gift and will also qualify for an exclusive second chance drawing for two additional cruises. Table game players can also get in on the action. See the pit for details.

Odds and ends: New slot club members who sign up at The Orleans or Gold Coast are currently receiving free gifts. Car sunshades are being given at the Orleans and waterproof wallet/card cases are being offered at the Gold Coast. Both are naturally, logo items.

As always, remember”¦ “Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!”

Bonus Point Days: (January) Arizona Charlie’s (Both locations) (Charlie Card) Triple cash back (some restrictions;) Castaways (Club Castaways) Triple points midnight to 8 a.m. and all day January 21; Fiesta’s (Rancho & Henderson Amigo Club) five times Mondays and triple points Fridays w/coupons available at booth; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas (Players Society) Double points Tuesdays and Thursdays; JW Marriott (Formerly the Regent,) (Club Razz) Double points Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (some machines excluded;) Key Largo (Players Club) Triple points all month; Magic Star ((Gold Star) Triple points Wednesdays; Palms (Club Palms) Triple points January 18 and 25; Plaza (#1 Main Club) Double points Mondays 6 p.m. to Midnight; Railroad Pass Double points Wednesdays Noon to Midnight; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) four times points Saturdays only; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) Double points everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silverton (Players Club) Triple points 9 a.m. Tuesdays to 9 a.m. Wednesdays; Slots A Fun (One Club) Double points on Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro) Double points January 21 all day; Terrible’s (Players Club) Five times points 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and all day on Sundays and Thursdays; Tropicana (Winners Club) Double points for new members, first 24 hours only; Von’s Supermarkets (Terrible’s Players Card) Five times points 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. everyday.