Casino Capers

Apr 2, 2002 4:46 AM

Silverton voted Best Keno casino

The Silverton Hotel-Casino has been recognized for the second straight year as the best place to play keno in the R-J’s Best of Las Vegas poll. The Silverton was picked last year by staff writers and this year by both readers and staff. “We try to make our players happy,” said Craig Cavileer, executive vice president and general manager. “Our goal is to keep them coming back for more.” Among the features that players enjoy are the keno television monitors throughout the casino, a liberal pay table and keno runners for players’ convenience.

Get Rich Quick! at the Aladdin

Aladdin’s daily slot tournament could mean millions to lucky winners. The tourneys are held Monday-Thursday, April 8-11, 15-18, 22-25. The $20 entry fee includes $5 free slot play, free logo polo shirt or watch, 2-for-1 show voucher. The first prize daily winner receives a free pull on every $1 reel slot machine. The Aladdin also has additional prizes and drawings for $500 in slot play.

Fiesta casinos celebrate bingo progressive

The Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho casinos have introduced Grande Bingo Progressive, a new concept that features a linked progressive jackpot that begins at $25,000 and increases daily. In addition to the progressive jackpot, there is a $400 consolation prize daily if the progressive is not hit ($3,200 per day in consolation prizes). Video technology links the bingo games at both Fiesta properties. The first game of every bingo session is the Grand Bingo Progressive coverall. Cost per card is $1. The coverall within the preset number ”” starting at 46 and increasing by one every Friday”” wins the jackpot.  Bingo at the Fiesta is played on the odd hour every day beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing after the 11 p.m. session.

Green Valley Ranch kicks off weekly tourneys

Green Valley Ranch Station kicks off its weekly blackjack and video poker tournaments Wednesday (April 10) and Thursday (April 11), respectively. Wednesday’s blackjack tournament costs $25 with a maximum of two entries. Play begins at 2 p.m. with a total of 20 hands per session. The best player from each table advances to the final round and a chance to win about $1,300.  Thursday’s video poker has a $10 buy-in with a maximum of two entries. The first of 12 sessions begins at 11 a.m. The top 10 scorers will receive cash prizes, with a first place of about $1,000.

Palace Station launches Big Kahuna Giveaway

Palace Station kicked off its Big Kahuna Cash & Vacation Giveaway last Monday with scratch cards that could award a trip to Hawaii, and $250 and $500 in cash. On each Friday and Saturday in April, tickets will be drawn at 6:30 p.m. for a cash prize of $500. Scratch cards and tickets will be awarded for every 100 Boarding Pass points earned between April 1 and April 30. Additional tickets will be awarded to table game, ­­bingo and keno players as well as race and sports book patrons.