‘Working’ the casino is Labor of love

August 27, 2002 3:56 AM
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As the casinos prepare their September promotional calendars, the final summer holiday of 2002 is upon us with Labor Day coming up this weekend. Thankfully there’s no "work" to do. It’s playtime this week!

Many of the casinos are offering bonus points to attract your attention for the holiday. The Palms is giving up triple points on Monday, September 2, to all Club Palms members. No coupon necessary. Buffets will be half price all day too.

The Rancho Fiesta and Henderson Fiesta will reward players with five times points on both Sunday and Monday, September 1-3. Request a coupon from the Amigo Club booth if you didn’t receive one in the mail. The Festival Buffet will also be hosting a special holiday buffet at a "working-man’s" budget price of $5.99 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Monday holiday.

Out at the Silverton Hotel Casino on Blue Diamond Rd, the holiday weekend will feature a huge car show with the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association where over 300 classic cars are expected to be on display. Jan and Dean will also be performing in concert on Saturday, August 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.95. Call ahead for more information at: 1-800-588-7711 or locally at 702- 263-7777.

For casino patrons, Silverton will be offering triple slot club points on all slot, video and table games from Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 3. During the same time period, if you hit a club or spade blackjack with at least a $5 minimum bet, you win $5 in free gas. If you hit a four of a kind in 8’s playing video poker with maximum coins, you also win $5 in free gas.

Suncoast, Gold Coast and The Orleans will all be awarding double points on Labor Day Monday, September 2, and coming back with double points again on Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 8. Their counter-part, the Barbary Coast on the Strip will be paying triple points on Labor Day only.

Ellis Island won’t be left out, offering six times points all day on Sunday, September 1 along with an all-you-can-eat and drink party for $10 per person from noon to 10 p.m.

The Plaza is offering live poker and pan players $5 in dining comps for every four hours of play and they always have double points on Mondays (including the holiday), from 6 p.m. to midnight for slot and video poker players.

Hyatt Lake Las Vegas will run their usual triple points on Monday, September 2, and you can also pick up triple points at the Castaways from August 30 through September 3.

For a limited time, the Western Hotel downtown is giving away a free watch, radio and flashlight on all video poker four-of-a-kinds with maximum coins played.

Enjoy the holiday! Don’t "work" too hard! Remember, "Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!"

Bonus Point Days: (August and September) Aladdin (Club Aladdin) double comp points in August; Arizona Charlie’s (both locations) (Charlie Club) 4x cash back Thursdays in August; Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 3x Sept. 2 and every Thursday in September; 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 Aug. 30-Sept. 3; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 6x points every Thursday and Sunday and from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily. (Some machines excluded); Fiesta’s (Rancho and Henderson) (Amigo Club) 5x points Mondays and Fridays w/coupons available at booth plus Sept. 2; Gold Coast (The Club) double through Aug. 31 plus Sept. 2 and Sept. 8; 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. plus Sept. 2 and Sept. 8; Palms (Club Palms) 3x Sept. 2; 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. 3; Slots A Fun (One Club) Double points on Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro) 2x Sept. 2 and Sept. 8; 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, 1st 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. (NOTE: All September bonus point schedules could not be confirmed at press time. Call ahead to confirm.)