Memorial Day promotions

May 21, 2002 2:24 AM

With Memorial Day coming up, the casinos prepare a barrage of promotions to entice us to play. Check out all the details on another busy and exciting holiday week in Las Vegas!

Earning 500 slot club points in any one day through May 31 at Jerry’s Nugget will get you a free beach towel to start the summer off right. There’s a limit of one per day and two per person for the month. "Let the Good Times Roll" drawings will take place on May 26-27 at 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. with a chance to win up to $9,000 at each drawing.

More gold nugget deals can be unearthed at Mahoney’s Silver Nugget through the end of May. Any video poker hand in hearts or diamonds ending in the dreaded "four-card-royal," will instead put a smile on your face. A 100-coin bonus is paid to the "losers" on all such hands in the denomination in which you’re playing. Seems like about time somebody decided to pay the losers once in awhile! There’s also a graveyard "losers" special between 1 and 8 a.m. Player’s club member’s who register a $20 loss during the late-night hours get a $10 rebate. Just present your card to the slot club booth after you’ve played and lost 20 bucks. Of course, it’s better to be a winner, but 10 bucks back is better than a sharp stick in the eye! And table players can still buy-in for $40 and get $50 in non-negotiable chips to use for blackjack or craps this month too.

Sam’s Town will be giving away free logo hats with any four-of-a-kind over the Memorial Day weekend, from Friday, through Sunday. See the complete rules in the casino.

In addition to triple points, Silverton will be offering a $5 gasoline card if you’re fortunate enough to hit four natural eights (8’s) on video poker machines from Friday through Tuesday.

Station Casinos (all six properties) continue their daily Diamond Giveaway drawings through May 31. Receive a drawing ticket for every 100 points earned and join in the drawings daily at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m.

Until next week, it can pay to remember that, "Luck seems to favor those who prepare for it!"

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s: double comps Tuesdays and Wednesdays, four times cash back Fridays and Saturdays, (some restrictions); Barbary Coast: double points Monday 7 p.m. to midnight; Casino Royale: Double points 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., Triple points 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Castaways: Triple points daily midnight to 8 a.m.; Ellis Island: Six times points Thursdays and Sundays and same from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily (some machines excluded); Fiestas (both locations): five times points Mondays w/coupons available at booth; Gold Coast: double points May 27; Gold Rush: triple points Wednesdays; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas: double points Tuesdays and Thursdays and triple on Mondays and May 25 from 2 p.m. to midnight; Key Largo: triple points all month; Magic Star: triple points Wednesdays; Orleans: double points Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to midnight, and May 27; Plaza: double points Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass: double points Wednesdays noon to midnight; Rampart Casino: double cash back Mondays, two times points Tuesdays; Santa Fe Station: double points everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silverton: triple points Friday through Tuesday; Slots A Fun: double points on Wednesdays; Suncoast: double points May 27; Terrible’s: five times points 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily, and all day on Sundays and Thursdays; Tropicana: double points for new members, first 24 hours only; Westward Ho: triple points on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.