Lots of ‘cool’ deals in Oct.

Oct 1, 2002 5:41 AM

   There is usually no finer month than October for great weather in Las Vegas and the casinos play along by offering some excellent opportunities and promotions for gamblers. We’ll take a look at some of the early October specials, events and promotions in this week’s issue.

   Palace Station will be giving away 1,300 logo jackets to players beginning today, Oct. 1-13. Guests can earn one drawing ticket for every 100 Boarding Pass points earned as well as through table game play, race and sports, keno and bingo play. Drawings for 100 jackets per day will be held at 1 p.m. and players have 24 hours to claim their prize. You can win up to two jackets maximum per day.

   Binion’s Horseshoe is conducting new video poker tournaments every Thursday night. To be eligible, players must earn 10,000 slot club points during the week to qualify. The tournaments are held every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. and continue every half hour with the finals taking place at 9 p.m. Top prize is $1,000, second place gets $500 and third place walks away with $250 in cash. See the complete rules and details posted at the slot club booth.

   It’s “Pumpkin Patch Pick” time at Suncoast during October. The $400,000 second annual event offers players a chance to win drawing tickets for a shot at picking a pumpkin worth $1000 to $10,000 in cash. Drawings will be held on Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Showroom. There will be ten winners at every drawing picking from ten pumpkins; $2-$10,000, $3-$5,000, and $5-$1,000, for a total of $40,000 given away at each drawing. Players earn drawing tickets by hitting designated jackpots posted throughout the casino. Again, see the complete list of rules and regulations found at the Club Denaro booth. Earn double points on drawing days from 2-8 p.m. and all day on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14, and Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.

   Sam’s Town gives video poker fans a chance to “Scratch for Cash” every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October by hitting a four-of-a-kind in jacks, queens, kings and/or aces. Every time you hit one of these designated hands you’ll be entitled to a free scratch card worth additional cash, possibly up to $1,000, or bonus slot club points. Of course, you must be playing with your Prime Rewards player’s club card inserted. Then turn on your change light so an attendant can verify your winning hand before playing it off and receive your scratch card. There is no limit to the number of scratch cards you may receive but 1¡ and 2¡ machines are excluded from the promotion as well as hands containing wild cards. Review the complete rules and details posted in the casino prior to playing.

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

   Bonus Point Days: (September) Aladdin 2x comp points thru November; Barbary Coast 3x Thursdays in October from 6 p.m.-6 a.m., 3x Oct. 14 and 31, 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight; Casino Royale 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Castaways 3x everyday from midnight-8 a.m., 7x Sundays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 10x Mondays from 6-10 p.m., 3x Oct. 11, 12 and 31; Ellis Island 6x points every Thursday and Sunday and from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. daily, plus 6x on Oct. 12; (Some machines excluded;) Fiesta's (Rancho & Henderson) 5x Mondays and Fridays w/coupons available at the booth; Gold Coast 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight, 2x Oct. 14 and 31; Gold Rush 3x Wednesdays; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3x Mondays; Key Largo 3x everyday, 7x Sundays from noon-8 p.m. and Mondays from 6-9 p.m.; Magic Star 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House 2x Tuesdays; Orleans 2x Tuesdays from 5 p.m.-midnight, 2x Fridays 4-8 p.m., 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight; 2x Oct. 14 and 31; Plaza 2x Mondays 6 p.m.-midnight; Railroad Pass 2x Wednesdays from noon-midnight; Rampart Casino 2x everyday from midnight-noon; Sahara 2x on your birthday; Santa Fe Station 2x everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silverton 2x Mondays from 5-9 p.m., 2x Oct. 18-22, 3x Oct 25 and 31; Slots A Fun 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight; 2x Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 2-8 p.m.; Terrible's 5x Sundays through Wednesdays from midnight-9 a.m. and all day Thursdays; Tropicana 2x for new members, first 24 hours only; Westward Ho 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (NOTE: Call ahead on October bonus points. All casinos could not confirm their October schedules at press time.)