Bingo bash for mom

May 7, 2002 2:04 AM

Seems that many of us love to treat mom to a day of bingo (and buffets) on her special day, Mother’s Day, coming up Sunday, May 12. It’s been a long-standing tradition in Las Vegas to get mom out to a bingo hall, enjoy the day with her kids, and possibly, end up a big bingo winner! The casinos are ready to please mom as well as everyone else with great promotions and giveaways. Memorial Day weekend coming up later will be a "biggie" too!

At all five Station Casinos, (Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset and Santa Fe) a flowered jewelry box will be the gift of the day on Mom’s Day. A minimum $4 buy-in is required and available only while supplies last at all sessions. Memorial Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 26, instead of the traditional Monday. The gift will be a free American Bald Eagle Patriotic Statue and receiving one requires the same minimum buy-in.

Arizona Charlie’s West features Las Vegas’ only "round the clock" bingo sessions. Starting at the 1 a.m. session on Sunday, all players will receive free daubers and a drawing ticket for a pair of diamond earrings. The giveaway will continue throughout the day, culminating in an 11 p.m. drawing for the earrings. The winner’s name will be posted and need not be present for the drawing. The lucky winner may claim the prize within 48 hours of the drawing. Also, Arizona Charlie’s East (located on Boulder Highway) has scheduled the opening of its new bingo room for Memorial Day weekend. A fireworks display will kick-off the opening on Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m.

Other Mother’s Day and Memorial Day giveaways include:

  • Castaways: All players receive a "Mom’s Lucky Coffee Mug" on her special day with minimum buy-in. On Memorial Day, (Monday, May 27) everyone playing receives a bingo dauber.

  • Sam’s Town: A logo date book with organizers will be given to all players beginning at the 7:30 a.m. sessions on Sunday, May 12. An American Flag Car Kit giveaway honors our veterans, armed forces and loved ones on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

  • The Gold Coast and Suncoast must believe Moms deserve a two-day celebration. On Saturday, May 11, all players receive a free 8 oz. scented candle and on Sunday, "Queen for a Day" daubers will be given away. For Memorial Day, (Monday, May 27) pick up a Coleman beverage jug as your gift just for playing. Triple bingo points at both locations all month too!

  • Here’s a fun promotion at the Silver Nugget this month. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 get 50 times points for your play at all sessions! (Must be a slot club member prior to your bingo buy-in.)

  • Finally, the Palms was so successful with two days of bingo last month, they’ve increased their playing dates to five times during May. Join the fun every Thursday and get a free gift at every session. Pack prices are $4 to $13 and session times are 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. And get 1,000 free points if you sign up as new Club Palms member!

Treat Mom! Treat yourself! And until next time...May you all shout "B-I-N-G-O!"