Season greetings start with bingo!

Nov 19, 2002 1:14 AM

   As traditional as turkey and football games are on Thanksgiving, Bingo in Las Vegas is becoming another tradition on holidays! Actually, the entire week, beginning Sunday, November 24 through 30, all of your favorite Bingo parlors will be celebrating with special events and gift giveaways for players. Time for Thanksgiving! Time for Bingo!

   The Suncoast and Gold Coast get the week started with a gift giveaway on Sunday, November 24. Collect the set of Harvest Time Pilgrim Teddy Bears as a gift at all sessions with minimum buy-in. The two Coast Casino properties come back with a free Thanksgiving Commemorative Dauber giveaway on the holiday, Thursday, November 28. Same rules apply. Minimum buy-in required. Gifts are available at all sessions while supplies last. Double bingo points at every session during November too, and “Crazy Coveralls” (four $1,000 guaranteed coveralls) at the 9 p.m. sessions every Friday and Saturday.

   Both Arizona Charlie’s bingo rooms begin celebrating Thanksgiving early by offering a free “Holiday Helpers” festive kitchen set consisting of an oven mitt, potholder and towel set. The gifts are available beginning with the 5 p.m. session on Wednesday, November 27 and continue through Thanksgiving Day while supplies last. Again, a minimum buy-in is required. Their 9 p.m. sessions this month also feature 1st, 2nd and 3rd chance coveralls for $1,000 each.

   Twice the fun is the theme at the Palms this month. They have doubled their bingo playing days now including Wednesdays as well as the usual Thursdays, at least for November. On Thursday, Nov. 21, all players will receive a Deluxe Dinnerware Set as gift with a minimum buy-in. On Wednesday Nov. 27 and Thursday Nov. 28, a total of $8,000 in cash will be given away over 8 sessions with 48 total winners. Receive an entry for the drawings at all November sessions. The session times for both days are 1, 3, 7 and 9 p.m.

   A chocolate turkey will be the gift giveaway at Sam’s Town on Thanksgiving Day. How appropriate! The chocolate delights will be available at all sessions, all day while supplies last. A minimum $4 bingo buy-in is required.

   To complete your Thanksgiving dinner you can pick up free pumpkin pies at Terrible’s with a minimum $6 buy-in at all sessions on turkey day or at the 5 p.m. session at the Eldorado Casino in downtown Henderson. Terrible’s will also be giving away Pilgrim Teddy Bears at the 1, 5 and 7 p.m. sessions.

   The day after Thanksgiving officially starts the Christmas season, and Fiesta’s will start you off right with a free holiday tree ornament as a giveaway to all players on Friday, November 29. All players at all sessions with a minimum buy-in of $4 or more will receive the decorative logo Christmas ornament. Play at Fiesta Rancho or Henderson.

   The final weekend of the month all Station Casinos will be participating in the $70,000 Thanksgiving Weekend Home Electronics Giveaway. Earn a drawing ticket at each session from November 29 to December 1. Ten winners at each session will win electronic prizes, like CD players, boom boxes, radios, telephones and more.

   Happy Thanksgiving to all! Until next time, may you all shout “B-I-N-G-O!”