Players itchin’ for scratch

Apr 2, 2002 5:07 AM

The start of a new month always brings about a new set of monthly casino promotions and April looks promising with some potentially great rewards for players. In January the casinos were jacket crazy and this month looks like scratch cards are the hot ticket.

The Orleans, Gold Coast and Suncoast will all be celebrating springtime with their “$1,000,000 Cash Scratch Fever” promotion. Players who hit a video poker royal flush, seven out of seven on video keno machines, or a top award slot jackpot, will be given a scratch card worth guaranteed cash from $25 to $1,000. Each scratch card will also include a drawing ticket for the $300,000 Grand Finale Drawings to be held at each location at the end of the month. A complete list of the rules and details are available in each casino. Please be sure to read them carefully as certain restrictions apply to coin denominations being played, as well as restrictions to multiple line poker machines. Keep in mind that many of Coast’s machines are now ticket-pays and will not lock up on a royal under $1,199. Therefore, don’t play it off until you have it verified by an attendant! Scratch cards may be won through April 30 and redeemed no later than May 1, 2002.

Sam’s Town gets in on the scratch action this month with a card given to all players hitting designated 4-of-a-kinds on video poker machines every Friday and Saturday in April. You must, of course, be a Prime Rewards club member and be playing with your card inserted at the time of winning. All scratch cards are a guaranteed winner of some form of cash, points or prizes.

The Fremont, downtown, has an interesting and rather unusual drawing promotion taking place over the next three months. One winner of each monthly “Slot Fantasy Fiesta” drawing will get a chance for a free (max-coin, loaded,) pull on every machine in the house. New slot club members will automatically receive one free drawing ticket and additional tickets can be earned by everyone for every 50 points accumulated on your account. The monthly drawings will be held on May 1, June 1, and July 1, and the best part of all is that you need not be present to win. They will even pick up your room cost to have you come back and play for your winnings if you’re one of the lucky drawing winners. The drum will be emptied after each month’s drawing.

For the coolest free bungee cord, (used to attach all your player’s cards together,) in Las Vegas, it’s got to be the Las Âí­Vegas Club. It’s free when you join the slot club, or just ask for one if you’re already a member. It’s shaped like a slot machine with a pull handle that works!

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

Bonus Point Days: (April) Arizona Charlie’s (Both locations) (Charlie Card) double comp Tuesdays and Wednesdays, four times cash back Fridays and Saturdays (some restrictions apply to both;) Casino Royale (Club Royale): double points 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., Triple points 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Castaways (Club Castaways) triple points everyday midnight to 8 am.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): six times points Thursdays and Sundays and same from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily (some machines excluded;) Fiesta’s (Rancho & Henderson) (Amigo Club) five times Mondays and triple points Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, w/coupons available at booth; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas (Players Society) double points Tuesdays and Thursdays and triple on Mondays and on April 13 from 2 p.m. to midnight; Gold Rush (Gold Star) Triple points Wednesdays; Key Largo (Players Club) triple points Monday through Fridays and four times points on Saturdays and Sundays; Magic Star (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) double points Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to midnight; Plaza (#1 Main Club) double points Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) double points Wednesdays noon to midnight; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) Double points everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Slots A Fun (One Club) double points on Wednesdays; Terrible’s (Players Club) five times points 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. everyday, and all day on Sundays and Thursdays; Tropicana (Winners Club) double points for new members, first 24 hours only; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) triple points on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.