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Look for holiday gifts in the casinos

Nov 25, 2002 11:28 PM

   Wow! Thanksgiving week already with Christmas and the New Year right around the corner! Our crystal ball tells us there will be plenty of excellent opportunities for players to try to beat the casinos out of gifts, cash and extra slot club benefits in December. We have a sneak preview starting this week along with closing out November’s special promotions.

   Still time to “Get Down on all Fours” at the Hard Rock through tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 27. Every four-of-a-kind on video poker machines earns players a free scratch card worth free slot play, concert tickets, dinners, or drinks. Scratch the second part of the ticket to spell out S-T-O-N-E-S and win tickets to the Rolling Stones concert at the Joint. Scratch cards also get you an entry for a chance to win a New Year’s Eve package, including tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

   Green Valley Ranch Station continues its “Jackets for Jackpots” promotion through Nov. 30, but you can now also collect a jacket by earning 1,500 slot club points during this final week. No point redemption is necessary.

   Several casinos are offering Thanksgiving specials for their players this week. Club Palms members can earn triple points this week from Nov. 25-27 and buffets will be half price too. Both Fiestas (Henderson and Rancho) are rewarding players with five times points from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29. Ask for a coupon at the Amigo Club booth to credit your account for the multi-points if you didn’t receive one by mail.

   Downtown at the Plaza, gamblers can win Smith’s Grocery store gift certificates, Dec. 1-19. Players can win up to $100 in gift certificates based on designated jackpots and the denomination of the machine being played. Use your #1 Main Club card while playing and see the complete rules and details posted in the casino.

   This week will be your last chance to battle wits with the chicken playing Tic-Tac-Toe at the Tropicana for a chance at 10 grand. “Ginger” the smart chicken, moves her act to her new home at sister-property, the Ramada Express in Laughlin on Dec, 1.

   Happy Thanksgiving! Remember”¦ “Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!”

   Bonus Point Days: Aladdin 2x comp points thru Nov., 2x Dream Bazaar Dollars through Nov. 27; Barbary Coast 2x Nov. 28, 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight, 2x Dec. 1-26; 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., 3x Nov. 28-Dec. 1; El Cortez 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3x Nov. 28; 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, 5x table games on Wednesdays, 5x Nov. 27-29; Gold Coast 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight, 2x Nov. 28, 2x Dec. 1-26; Gold Rush 3x Wednesdays; Hyatt Lake Las Vegas 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3x Mondays; Key Largo 3x everyday, 7x Sundays and Mondays from 6-9 p.m.; Magic Star 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier 2x on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays thru Dec. 11, 2x Dec. 16-21 and 23-25, plus 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 Nov. 28, and 2x Dec. 1-26; Palms 2x Tuesdays and Fridays and 3x Nov. 25-27; Plaza 2x Mondays 6 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Pass 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino 2x Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 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 Nov. 28-Dec. 1; Slots A Fun 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast 2x Mondays from 4 p.m.-midnight; 2x Nov. 28, 2x Dec. 1-26; 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. (Note: All casinos could not confirm their December point schedules at press time. Call ahead to confirm.)