Scratch card promos satisfy players’ itch

May 14, 2002 3:07 AM

Casino promotions run in cycles and it seems we’re back to scratch cards at several locations. In addition to the Fiesta’s scratch card promotion on four-of-a-kinds in jacks or higher, (mentioned in last weeks column, that runs through the end of May), we have at least two new ones to add this week. Sometimes these promotions seem to materialize overnight!

You can "Get Down On All Fours" during the Hard Rock’s scratch card promotion running through May 22. Every four-of-a-kind on video poker machines earns a scratch card with a guaranteed prize value. Could be cash, free slot play money, dining discounts, or highly sought-after logo merchandise. Each card also contains a letter. If you collect all the letters spelling out "The Who" or "Eagles" you win concert tickets to either or both! There are some rules and regulations regarding multi-line machines, so be sure to read them before you begin playing. Pick up a bulletin at the Back Stage Pass slot club booth. You must be a club member and playing with your card inserted to get scratch cards, too. You can also pick up the lapel/hat pin of the month by earning 20 points during May. No point redemption necessary.

It’s nice to see a Strip casino involved in a good scratch card promotion too. The Barbary Coast is itching to give money, points and prizes away when you hit a jackpot of 200 coins or more, a four-of-a-kind in natural fours, or a royal flush. Top award on their scratch cards is $500. The promotion continues through the month of May.

The Palms keeps the excitement flowing this month with "Mustangs and Moolah Giveaways" during May. A total of $165,000 in cash and cars is up for grabs. Every Tuesday and Friday all Club Palms club members can swipe their cards for one free entry for the drawings. Additional drawing tickets may be earned by playing slots, video poker and video keno. Ten winners of $500 cash will be drawn twice on Tuesdays, first at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m., for a total of $5,000 given away at each drawing. Winners must be present and have two minutes to claim their prize. The drawings for a 2002 Ford Mustang convertible are held on Fridays, once at 8 p.m. One lucky winner each Friday gets the car and must be present to win.

As always, it’s good to remember..." Luck seems to favor those who prepare for it!" Prepare well! Grab some cash and scratch this month!

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s (Charlie Card) double comps Tuesdays and Wednesdays, four times cash back Fridays and Saturdays (some restrictions); Barbary Coast (Fun Club) triple points 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 everyday midnight to 8 a.m. and May 27; 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); Fiestas (Amigo Club) five times Mondays w/coupons available at booth; Gold Coast (The Club) double points May 27; Gold Rush (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas (Players Society) double points Tuesdays and Thursdays and triple on Mondays and May 25 from 2 p.m. to midnight; Key Largo (Players Club) triple points all month; Magic Star (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; The Orleans (Club Orleans) double points Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to midnight, 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 (Rampart Rewards) double cash back Mondays, two times points Tuesdays; 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 points 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.