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Jul 23, 2002 4:57 AM

Several downtown casino promotions are currently in progress. Last week we reminded everyone about the six pack Pepsi promotion (free on $50 or more jackpots), which continues at the Plaza through July 31. This week we’re talkin’ jelly beans, bucks and cars!

Binion’s Horseshoe completes its July 2002 Chevrolet car giveaways this Thursday, July 25, with the final drawing at 10 p.m. If you haven’t earned your drawing tickets yet, have no fear! They will have an additional nine autos to give away in August, one every Tuesday and Thursday during the month. All drawings will be held at 10 p.m. and the drum will be emptied after every drawing. Members of the Horseshoe Club receive one drawing ticket for every 1,000 points earned. New members who sign up for the club receive one free entry, and hand-paid jackpots also receive one free ticket. Drawing tickets may also be earned on table games and in the Race and Sports Book. See complete details posted in the casino. Winner must be present.

Down the street at the Four Queens, Reel Winners slot club members who earn a minimum of 200 points on their account between now and August 24, will first receive a 50 flavor gift box of "Jelly Belly Jelly Beans" along with 10 drawing tickets. The drawing for the "Bucks" will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 6 p.m. If you’re present for the drawing, players can win from $50 (seventh through tenth place winners), to as much as $7,500 for the first place winner. The nice part is you don’t need to be present to win, but you would receive a reduced prize amount if you can’t attend the drawing. The 11th through 15th place winners receive a special gift prize, but MUST be present to win. Every additional 100 points earned will get you another five entry tickets. Table game players can participate too by completing a reward card available in the pit area. Again, see the complete rules and details posted in the casino.

Staying downtown, Jackie’s Club, the brand new slot club at the El Cortez, is scheduled to premier August 1. Those who sign up during the opening weeks of the club will be receiving 4,000 bonus points, a $10 value, as a gift. Other club opening events and specials are being planned and we’ll keep you posted as we get them. Reportedly, Jackie’s Club will be a "coin-out" system, (1 point earned for every dollar you WIN), like the system in place at the Plaza, Las Vegas Club and Coast Casinos. The first 5,000 people who register will be given a commemorative Jackie’s Club T-shirt.

Finally, we have reports that Fitzgerald’s is continuing to change under new management and the slot club will be revamped in the near future. The plans apparently call for retiring their "O’Lucky Bucks," (a current way of rewarding players to use throughout the hotel), by September 15. "Use them or lose them" is the word on the street. They have made some player favorable rule changes on their table games recently. Let’s hope the same will be true for the new slot club!

Until next week, keep in mind ”¦ Luck seems to favor those who prepare for it!

Bonus Point Days: (July) and August; Arizona Charlie’s (Charlie Card) 4X cash back on all old and new earned points every Thursday in July, (some restrictions apply); 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 every day through July; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 6X points everyday in July (some machines excluded); Fiesta’s (Rancho and Henderson) (Amigo Club) 5X Fridays wtih coupons available at booth; 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 on $1 reel slots ONLY through August and double points on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) Double on Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2X Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to Midnight, 2X Fridays, 2X July 24, from 4-8 p.m.(KJUL); 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 and double points on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 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; Suncoast (Club Denaro) Double points 6 p.m. Sundays thru 6 p.m. Fridays, and 2X on July 26, from 6-8 p.m. (KJUL); 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.