Casino Capers

Mar 19, 2002 3:04 AM

”˜Insomniac’ blackjack tournaments

Blackjack players who like to keep late hours can take a shot at the $500 daily prize pool (guaranteed) every Tuesday and Wednesday at Terrible’s Hotel & Casino. The “graveyard” tournament starts at 4:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday, through the end of March. The entry fee is only $20 and it entitles players a chance to win a piece of the pool, which includes all the entry fees.  Terrible’s is located at the corner of Paradise and Flamingo roads.

Hatch an ”˜egg’ worth $15,000!

  The Rampart Casino in Summerlin (formerly the Regent) is in the midst of a $100,000 Pot O’ Gold Giveway in which casino players can win up to $15,000 in a drawing. Two drawings are held daily (4 p.m. and 9 p.m.), Thursday through Sunday, and the winner must be present to win. To obtain drawing tickets, players can hit four-of-a-kind, four aces and royal flushes on video poker machines, as well as selected jackpots on slot machines. Tickets will also be awarded for suited blackjack in the table game pit, and for patrons who cash a payroll check or receives an advance through Com Check.

Spring Fling at Jerry’s Nugget

Players at Jerry’s Nugget can win big in free drawings that are part of Jerry’s Spring Fling Giveaway, from March 27 through April 21. Drawings will take place Thursday through Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. beginning April 4. There will be four winners chosen at each drawing for a total of 144 winners. Contestants will spin the giant video wall for cash prizes ranging from $300 to $2,500. Four grand prizes will be awarded every Sunday. The first two Sundays’ grand prize winners will receive spa vacations for two to the Hyatt Regency Resort at Lake Las Vegas, plus $2,500. The last Sunday of the contest, April 21, the grand prizes will include a 2002 Chevy Camaro for first place, $3,000 cash for second, a two-night stay for two at the Hyatt Regency for third, and a one-night spa getaway for two at the Hyatt Regency for fourth place. Entries are earned by accumulating More Club Plus points.

Hilton BJ tournament

In what’s being hailed as the tournament of the year, the Las Vegas Hilton will host the first ever $1 million Blackjack Tournament starting in April with over $1.2 million in total prize money paid to winners, including a grand prize of $1 million.

Entry is $1,000 for one of the monthly tournaments, which also includes a complimentary guest room for three nights, souvenir tournament T-shirt and a chance at the all the cash prizes.

The 13-month tournament will consist of 12 preliminary rounds and a final round.