Locals casinos load up on the slot promotions

Jan 22, 2002 3:41 AM

If February is anything like January, slot and video poker players will have a tough time figuring out where to play next! The promotions continue to look stronger than ever, perhaps because of the added competition, especially in the locals market, or perhaps because of the lingering after effects of September 11. Whatever the reason, if you’re a player, there’s no time like the present to continue to try and take advantage of all the casino promotions and special events happening around town.

Palace Station would be an excellent place to start this week. They will finish out the month of January with their “Jackets & Jackpots Madness” promotion. From now through January 31, quarter players and above who hit a video poker royal flush, a top award slot jackpot, or a natural four of a kind in the card-of-the-day, wins a free Palace Station black with red trim, logo jacket. The card of the day is posted at the Rewards Center and on posters located throughout the casino. Players on machine denominations of ten cents or less who hit the same jackpots receive a similar style logo baseball cap. Everyone is also entitled to a free scratch card once a day during the promotion which will reveal a free gift ranging from 2,000 Boarding Pass points to free meals, drinks or a surprise gift. Pick up your scratch card at the promotions booth prior to beginning your play. The scratch card will also be used to then validate your jackpot win with the floorperson so that you can receive your free jacket or cap. There is a limit of one jacket or cap per person, per day throughout the course of the promotion. Of course, you must be playing with your slot club card inserted to win the jacket or cap as well. If you’re lucky enough to win one, no need to report back to the Rewards Center. Distribution will be handled through the Gift Shop.

A couple weeks ago, we reported a Coast Resorts, KJUL radio station promotion originally scheduled to pay double for a four of a kind in sevens on Tuesday, January 22. These promotions are always subject to change, and indeed this one has. They are no longer offering the double pay deal, but they will be giving you 500 free slot club points, ($1.25 in cash back or $1.50 in comp value,) when you simply earn one point on your account that day, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (You must win $1 to earn one point, as the Coast Resorts are on a coin-out system of earning points, rather than coin-in.) To take advantage of the 500 free points, your slot club card must be registered with the slot club booth with a free KJUL sticker applied to your card, and then earn the one point necessary to get the 500 points credited to your account. If you want to spend the day traveling around, you’re welcome to apply the promotion at Suncoast, Orleans, and the Gold Coast. Just be sure to get a sticker at each location. Now, if you think that may be a lot of trouble for 500 free points, just remember, you would need to win $500 at these casinos in order to get those points! Once you have a KJUL sticker you can use it for other special events as well. On January 30, you can show your membership card at The Orleans to meet and greet The Lettermen in the showroom from 4 to 6 p.m. and also receive a two for one buffet voucher to use that night.

Finally, you still have time to get in on the Palms 6 p.m. Thursday night drawings by earning tickets for your slot play. Ten winners each receive two grand at each of the final two drawings on January 24 and January 31. Be sure to swipe in, (your slot club card,) by 5:45 p.m. on the days of the drawings to be eligible. There’s also one Sunday left to swipe your slot club card again for a chance to win $50 in free slot play. A total of $10,000 will be given away, ($50 to 200 random players,) between 7 a.m. and midnight on the final Sunday, (January, 27), of this promotion.

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. Fiesta’s (Rancho and 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; New Frontier (Players Club) Double cash and comps on $1 reel machines only thru January 31; Palms (Club Palms) Triple points 1January 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; 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.