Derby deals kick off merry month of May

Apr 30, 2002 2:10 AM

As the first of each new month approaches, gamblers are interested in the new casino promotions. Sometimes, the highly-competitive casinos wait until the last minute to release their promotions for fear of being copied. The month of May appears to be shaping up with many advantage plays and good opportunities.

Take for example the Coast Resort casinos. If you plan to play the horses for the Kentucky Derby, stop by the Gold Coast, Suncoast or Orleans between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Place a wager of $20 or more on the biggest horse race of the year and you’ll get a free souvenir Derby glass or T-shirt while supplies last. Inquire at the race book about tickets to the showroom parties. And don’t miss triple slot club points awarded to all players at the three locations for Cinco de Mayo, on Sunday.

At the El Cortez, for the month of May players can get in on the "Bonus Cash Wheel Promotion." Winners of qualifying jackpots are given drawing tickets by slot personnel. Each day in May, 10 winners are drawn three times daily (times TBA). If the winner is present, they get to spin the Cash Wheel for prizes and cash up to $1,000. If they are not present, they receive a cash prize of $50, which must be collected within 24 hours.

Free T-shirts will be given out to top award jackpot winners at Silverton in honor of Cinco de Mayo from Friday through Sunday. Five times slot club points are offered to all players too!

Bonus Point Days: (April-May) Barbary Coast (Fun Club) triple points May 12 and May 27; 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 Tuesday, (April 30,) and every day midnight to 8 a.m.; 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 w/coupons available at booth; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas (Players Society) double points Tuesdays and Thursdays and triple on Mondays; Gold Rush (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; Key Largo (Players Club) triple points all month; Magic Star (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) double points Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to midnight, triple on May 5 and double on May 12 and May 27; 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; Suncoast (Club Denaro) double May 1 from 6 p.m. to midnight, triple on May 5 and double on May 12 and May 27; 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. (NOTE: All bonus point schedules for May could not be confirmed at press time. Call ahead to verify.)