Bonus points are hot this month! Most of the casino regulars who offer various multiple point bonus days throughout the month seem to be stepping up a notch. Maybe it’s the July 4 holiday, the summer heat, increased competition, or slower summer business, but it all adds up to more bonus point days for players. For a complete listing, be sure to review the bonus point schedule included following this column. There are even some new entrees, not normally found in bonus points!
For openers this month, Suncoast is going with "Club Denaro’s Midweek CASHBACK Mania!" Earn double points every weekday in July, from 6 p.m. Sunday evenings through Fridays, ending at 6 p.m. all month long. Earn cash back twice as fast. Earn triple points on July 4, also at Orleans and Gold Coast, too.
At the Aladdin, during "Comp Dollar Days" in July and August, Club Aladdin players can redeem their points for 100 percent more in comp dollars. Every five points will be equal to one comp dollar. Redemption begins at a minimum of 50 points with a limit of $500 comp dollars per day.
For the Independence Day weekend at Silverton, Player’s Club members will be earning four times points on all machines from July 4-8. A four-of-a-kind in natural 4’s on video poker machines, or a heart or diamond suited blackjack ($5 min.) will also win $5 in free gas.
At the Castaways, hit the four-of-a-kind, card-of-the-day, and receive double pay up to a 200 coin maximum through July 10. The designated four of a kinds are posted in the casino. (Two’s on July 2, three’s on July 3, etc.) Club Castaways members will be earning four times points from July 4-7 and triple points during all other days in July.
Downtown at the El Cortez, designated jackpot winners during the Fourth of July weekend, will be receiving high quality American Flags as a holiday gift. Qualifying jackpots are: $100 or more on nickels or $200 or more on quarters, halves, dollars, and $5 machines.
Until next week, plan ahead for your share of extra bonus points and gifts this month, and remember that”¦ "Luck seems to favor those who prepare for it!"
Bonus Point Days: (July) Aladdin (Club Aladdin) double comp points for July and August; Arizona Charlie’s (Charlie Card) 4X cash back on all old and new earned points on July 4 and every Thursday in July (some restrictions apply); Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 4X on July 4; 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) 4X July 4-7, triple points all other times; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 6X points everyday in July (some machines excluded); Fiestas (Rancho and Henderson) (Amigo Club) 4X July 4, 5X Mondays with coupons available at booth; Gold Coast (The Club) 3X July 4; Gold Rush (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas (Players Society) double points Tuesdays and Thursdays and triple on Mondays; Key Largo (Players Club) triple points all month; Magic Star (Gold Star) triple points Wednesdays; MGM Grand (Directors Club) double Holiday Gift Shoppe points through August; New Frontier (Players Card) double points on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) double on Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) double points Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to midnight; double on Fridays, Triple on July 4, Palms (Club Palms) Triple July 4; Plaza (#1 Main Club) Double points Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) double points Wednesdays from noon to midnight; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) double cash back Mondays, 2X points Tuesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara) double points on your birthday; 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; Stations (All six) (Boarding Pass) Triple on July 4; Suncoast (Club Denaro) Double points 6 p.m. Sundays thru 6 p.m. Fridays, triple July 4; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5X 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.