Giveaways up for grabs

Apr 9, 2002 3:37 AM

Last week we mentioned many of the great scratch card promotions going on this month. Big drawings for lots of cash and prizes seem to be the other big attraction at many casinos this month.

The Palms has $600,000 “Up for Grabs” every weekend in April in the “Spring Cash Bash” giveaway. Get a free entry daily by swiping your slot club through a special machine and earn additional entries by playing slots and video poker machines. Drawings are every Saturday and Sunday at noon, 4 and 8 p.m.

It’s still not too late to get in on Jerry’s Nugget “$200,000 Spring Fling Cash, Camaro and Vacations” giveaway either. Get one free entry daily and earn more while you play. All drawings are Thursdays through Sundays, through April 21 at 6:30, 8:30  and 10:30 p.m.

Many casino slot clubs offer enticements or incentives to join and become a new member. Sometimes it can pay to wait for such offers to appear. “New member Mania” at the Imperial Palace is one such offer currently underway and especially nice for tourists! New members who earn 200 or more points within the first 24 hours of signing up will receive a voucher valid for one free night stay good from November 1, 2002 through January 31, 2003. At the time of check-in, guests will also then receive a $25 airline credit voucher for a future flight. Naturally, there are some restricted date exclusions, but still a cool deal! Table players can get in on it too with a minimum of six hours of play with an average bet of $10.

Castaways is celebrating its second anniversary this week with many good casino specials and promotions, beginning with double points all day, every day through April 14. Next, get a free T-shirt, (who doesn’t just love all these casino T-shirts?) for hitting four two’s on video poker machines or jackpots of $200 or more. You can also get a free Nevada Numbers entry game ticket for every four of a kind. Those are a regular $2 bet anyway, so it’s a nice bonus! Stop by the casino for details posted on additional point specials, $2 premium drinks, and dining discounts during the celebration too.

Finally, we’ll wrap up with a wild one this week. How about a one in fifty chance to become an instant millionaire? The MGM Grand has a “Million Dollar Moments Slot Tournament” scheduled for May 9-12. The buy-in is a little steep at $25,000, but there will only be 50 entrants allowed and the top prize is a cool million bucks! If you’re seriously interested (hey, who wouldn’t be, huh?) call the MGM at 702-891-1111 to get the details.

Until next week, please keep in mind that ... “Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!” Prepare and get lucky, my friends!

Bonus Point Days: (April) Arizona Charlie’s (Both locations) (Charlie Card) double cash back everyday, double comps 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) Double points through April 14, triple points points every Tuesday, 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 and Henderson) (Amigo Club) five times Mondays and triple points Fridays and Saturdays 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 Thursdays 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; Rampart Casino (Club Razz) double cash back Mondays, two times points all day Tuesdays and Thursdays; 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.