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Everyone celebrates Jackie’s birthday bash

Oct 22, 2002 1:03 AM

   Legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan marks his 82nd birthday on Thursday, October 24. All of his downtown hotels, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, Gold Spike and Western, will be joining in the celebration by offering free cake and complimentary champagne to all guests from noon until 9 p.m. on his special day. Also, in celebration of Jackie's birthday, the El Cortez, Las Vegas Club, and Plaza will be awarding triple slot club points to all players all day too! And, the Las Vegas Club has a special Halloween promotion of their own called “Coffin up the Cash” offering a drawing for $5000 to be held on Oct. 30. Every 100 earned slot club points gets a drawing ticket.

   Fitzgerald’s downtown, under the leadership of new owner, Don Barden, (Barden Nevada Gaming,) has reorganized their slot club (Club Fitz,) and is currently offering a new ongoing promotion for slot and video poker players. Any slot jackpot of $1000 or more, or any four-of-a-kind on a select quarter bank of video poker machines, receives a voucher for a free steak dinner in the Shamrock Café. There is no limit to the number of dinner vouchers a player can earn. The dinner value is said to be approximately $12.99. They also have an ongoing promotion for Blackjack players too. The promotion is called “21 for 21.” When a guest gets a blackjack in clubs, they'll receive a free 7-spot keno ticket good for 21 games.  If all seven numbers come up in a single game, the player wins $1,000.

   On the Strip, the New Frontier is reportedly distributing vouchers on the sidewalk out in front of the hotel for a “Free Pull” on a designated special slot machine. The top prize possible is $5,000. Other prizes include $100 in cash, meals at Gilley’s, show tickets, decks of cards, 2-for-1 show tickets or a seven night stay in Maui. Hours for the daily promotion run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

   The Las Vegas Hilton hosts a “Pick the Ponies” race handicapping contest this week from October 23 — 25. The entry fee is $500, with a first place prize of $38,000 (based on 200 entrants). There will be prizes for the top 30 finishers. See the complete details posted in the Race & Sports Book.

   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 Oct. from 6 p.m. — 6 a.m., 3x Oct. 31, 2x Mondays from 4 p.m. — midnight; Binion’s Horseshoe 2x Wednesdays; 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. 31; El Cortez 3x Oct. 24; Ellis Island 6x points every Thursday and Sunday and from 9 p.m. — 9 a.m. daily, (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. 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.; Las Vegas Club 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3x Oct. 24; Magic Star 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier 2x on $1 reel slots only Oct. 28, 29 & 30, 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. 30 from 6 — 9 p.m. for KJUL members, 2x Oct. 31; Palms 2x Tuesdays in Oct.; Plaza 2x Mondays 6 p.m. — midnight, 3x Oct. 24; 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. 22, 3x Oct. 25 and 31; Slots A Fun 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast 2x Mondays from 4 p.m. — midnight; 2x Oct. 23 and 30 from 2 — 8 p.m., 2x Oct. 31; 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.; Wildfire 5x Fridays from 10 a.m. through Sundays at 10 p.m.