Great giveaways, promos punctuate casino play

Sep 10, 2002 2:27 AM

   While football becomes a main attraction this month, the casino floors will still be offering some excellent incentives and deals for players in between games. The bonus point schedules also become advantageous during football times if you can tear yourself away from the televisions and big screens to do some machine playing. See the complete list at the conclusion of this week’s column.

   Mandalay Bay is offering two new casino promotions. Slot club members can receive a set of One Club Certificates good for discounts on meals and attractions by earning 200 points on their account within a trip, or within 24 hours for locals. The set of 12 certificates includes the following: 2-for-1 Starbucks, 2-for-1 Spa Pass, 2-for-1 admission to the Shark Reef, 2-for-1 drink, 15% dinner buffet discount for two, $5 off the House of Blues breakfast or lunch entrée and 10% off purchases in the House of Blues company store, a 10% discount off your room rate on your next visit and four other dining discounts. There is no current expiration date for this offer but like all promotions, it is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

   The second Mandalay Bay promotion is called the “Bird of Paradise—Convertible T-Bird Giveaway” and runs through September 30. Five Mandalay Bay prize packages will be given away daily, with an additional drawing on Sept. 30 for a limited edition yellow Ford T-Bird. The car winner will also be given $5,000 in cash if present at the drawing. The daily drawings are held at 5 p.m. and prizes include comped hotel stays, show tickets, dining credits and more. Drawing tickets are earned through table and slot play and may also be accumulated when visiting certain attractions or eating at the buffet. See the complete list of rules and details posted in the casino.

   The Suncoast is giving away Alaska and Caribbean cruise vacations in its "$500,000 Great Cruise Giveaway" this month. Three daily drawings are held at 2, 6 and 10 p.m. for a total of 90 prize winners during the month. Players can win a seven-night ocean cruise for two to Alaska or the Caribbean. Plus, there's a $1,000 cash bonus if the winner is present and claims their prize within ten minutes! Earn drawing tickets through casino play and hitting designated jackpots. Again, the complete rules are posted throughout the casino.

   For the month of September, Imperial Palace Players Club members can earn a "USA" commemorative cap featuring the IP logo with 200 points of play earned in one day. There is a limit of one hat per account per day and no points are deducted from your account. They are also paying double points on all penny slot machines for the month of September.

   Remember, “Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!”

   Bonus Point Days: (September) Aladdin (Club Aladdin) 2x comp points thru November; Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x every Thursday in September, 2x Mondays from 4 p.m. to midnight; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Castaways (Club Castaways) 3x everyday from midnight to 8 a.m., 7x Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 10x Mondays from 6 to 10 p.m.; 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 & Henderson) (Amigo Club) 5x Mondays and Fridays w/coupons available at the booth; Gold Coast (The Club) 2x thru 9/12 and every Monday from 4 p.m. to midnight; Gold Rush (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Hard Rock (Back Stage Pass) 1½x cash back in free slot play on Sundays and Mondays; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas (Players Society) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3x Mondays; Imperial Palace (Players Club) 2x on all penny slots; Key Largo (Players Club) 3x everyday, 7x Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. and Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Magic Star (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier (Players Card) 2x on $1 reel slots ONLY through September and 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to midnight, 2x Fridays 4 -8 p.m., 2x Mondays from 4 p.m. to midnight; Palms (Club Palms) 3x Mondays; Plaza (#1 Main Club) 2x Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays from noon to midnight; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x everyday from midnight to noon; Sahara (Club Sahara) 2x on your birthday; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silverton (Player’s Club) 2x Mondays from 5 to 9 p.m.; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro) 2x Mondays from 4 p.m. to midnight; Terrible's (Players Club) 5x Sundays through Wednesdays from midnight to 9 a.m. and all day Thursdays; Tropicana (Winners Club) 2x for new members, 1st 24 hours only; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.