Casinos set the stage for big Labor Day

August 20, 2002 3:09 AM
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Sam’s Town is gearing up for a huge Labor Day weekend by giving out drawing tickets to table game players from now through Sept. 2. They will be giving away $25,000 in the "Labor Day Pit Party." Casino guests can earn drawing tickets for table game play. Drawings will be held Friday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Aug. 31, Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2 at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. One winner will receive $1,000 at each drawing. A bonus drawing will be held Monday, Sept. 2, following the 10:30 p.m. drawing, for a guaranteed $1,000 and any unclaimed prize money. Review a complete list of rules and details in the casino.

Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company (Station’s owned casino on Sunset Road) gets in on the "Play for Pepsi" deal joining the same promotion with Wild Wild West, as we pointed out in last week’s column. New members signing up for a "BURP" card (Barley’s Ultimate Rewards Program) automatically receive a choice of a free Pepsi product. Earn more six packs or 2-liter products for jackpots and points. Check out complete details in the casino. The promotion is now scheduled to run through Sept. 15 at both locations.

You can also cash a paycheck at Barley’s, then hit a four-of-a-kind on a video poker machine and receive a free roll of same denomination coin as a bonus. The brews and pizza are good too!

If you like the video poker bonuses use your One Club card from Circus-Circus next door at Slots A Fun. Hit the card-of-the-day, four-of-a-kind posted at the main cage and receive a 40 coin bonus. Play on Wednesdays and get double points too!

Nevada Palace out on Boulder Highway also has a card-of-the-day promotion. Hit the special posted four-of-a-kind and collect a 100 coin bonus in addition to your jackpot! They also pay a coin bonus on straight flushes and royal flushes, too.A long-time favorite for video poker bonuses can be found downtown at Main Street Station. Hit any four-of-a-kind (or higher hand), and receive a scratch card for cash from $1 to possibly as much as $5,000. (Most cards are in the $2 to $5 range, but still a nice little extra bonus.) Turn on your change light and wait for an attendant to verify your winning hand and give you a scratch card before playing it off.

Next week we’ll cover any last minute Labor Day casino promotions and specials.

Until then, it can pay to remember, Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!

Bonus Point Days: (August) Aladdin (Club Aladdin) double comp points in August; Arizona Charlie’s (Both locations) (Charlie Club) 4x cash back Thursdays in August; Casino Royale (Club Royale) double points 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Aug. 11 p.m., triple points 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Castaways (Club Castaways) triple points Aug. 21 and Aug. 30-31; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 6x points every Thursday and Sunday and from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily. Fiestas (Rancho and Henderson) (Amigo Club) 5x Mondays and Fridays w/coupons available at booth; Gold Coast (The Club) double through Aug. 31;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) 4x Monday thru Friday and 3x Saturdays and Sundays; 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 4-8 p.m.; 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 points Mondays thru Thursdays in August; Sahara (Club Sahara) double points on your birthday; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) double points everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silverton (Player’s Club) 3x Aug. 30-Sept. 4; Slots A Fun (One Club) double points on Wednesdays; 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.; Wildfire (Wild Won Club) 5x everyday in August.