Saddle up and head to Pahrump getaway

Jun 4, 2002 9:21 AM

The bargains are never-ending. We’ll start this week by saddling up and heading west ”” to the Saddle West Hotel Casino in Pahrump! Located about 45 minutes west of Las Vegas on Highway 160, the resort-hotel currently has a special offer for golfers that includes room accommodations, 18 holes of golf and a shared cart starting at just $29.95 per person. They are so sure of their great offer, that if you can show them a better standard room and golf value package from anywhere in Nevada, they will match it! Also, the Saddle West Showroom turns into Club West on Friday nights and offers $1 shots, $1 blackjack tables, door prizes, and more. For more information, call 1-800-433-3987.

Meanwhile, back in Las Vegas, at least two Station Casinos, Santa Fe Station, and Boulder Station, have each added an 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner special to their Café Coffee Shop menus. The deal is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for $5.99. Or you can go all out for the new Steak & Shrimp dinner special for just $7.99. (Note: It is possible the other Stations may be offering the same deals in their respective restaurants. They just haven’t reported in at press time.) Santa Fe is also offering a bowling special for $1 a game, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors 55 and older get the same bowling special at Texas, including the same days and time schedules.

Casino chip and coin collecting is becoming increasingly popular as casinos spring up around the country. It can also be a lucrative hobby or even possibly a small business opportunity for savvy collectors and traders. A good place to get started or add to your collection is by visiting the Casino Chips and Gaming Tokens Collectors Show. The annual show is currently being held at the Tropicana from June 5-8, and admission is only $5. You can bring old chips and tokens for appraisals too. Some of the most valuable chips are from casinos that have gone out of business.

Another opportunity for savings and discounts can be found at the Sahara. They are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary with a free "Passport to Fun" coupon booklet, given out just for the asking at the main cashier’s cage. Locals and tourists alike, (21 and over, of course,) are welcome to request and receive a book. The funbook contains about 15 coupons that can be used for food and beverage discounts, gaming matchplays and matchpoints, ride discounts and shopping discounts. The booklets expire December 30, 2002, and are limited to one book per person, per visit.

Until next week”¦Eat well, play well, stay well!