Casinos reward players with holiday bonuses

Dec 2, 2002 10:35 PM

   While the tourist traffic traditionally slows down this month the players get a good shot to beat the casinos. It looks like the start of a very happy holiday season with lots of terrific casino promotions and gamblers specials this month.

   Both Arizona Charlie’s (on Decatur or on Boulder Highway) have their new Ultimate Rewards slot club program in place and players are being rewarded with 2 to 100 times points everyday in December. Swipe your new card through a special kiosk machine to see how many extra bonus points you’ll be earning each day. Every day is a new chance to earn a different multiplier. A minimum of double points is guaranteed.

   Holiday Bonus Packs are being given to all VIP Rampart Rewards slot club members at Rampart Casino during December. Show your player’s card at the promotions booth to receive a coupon booklet of specials and discounts including a two for one buffet, a car wash special, a discount video poker tournament entry and more. Also, on December 4 and 18 all players who earn just five points or more will be entitled to select a free holiday gift and still keep your earned points. Gift selections include items like lunch coolers, travel bags, mini tool kits and phone cards.

   Downtown area casinos kick in with cool December promotions too. Jackie’s Club members at the El Cortez can select club merchandise for half the required points on any of the first three Wednesdays in December (Dec. 4, 11, and 18). All retail merchandise is 50% off club points (meaning half as many points needed to purchase) at the slot club booth on those days. Some items from which players may choose include: leather purses, suede purses, watches, jackets, golf shirts, sets of glassware, caps, luggage, etc. Some are casino logo items. (The 50% point discount does not apply to restaurant purchases).

   Sister-casino, the Las Vegas Club is offering new members who sign-up for the Ultimate Slot Club a free Prime Rib Dinner after earning your first 1000 points. Existing club members can still receive a free lunch with 300 earned points. No point redemption is required for either promotion. Earn double points on Tuesdays and Thursdays all month too.

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

   Bonus Point Days: Aladdin 2x Dream Bazaar Dollars through Dec. 8-25; Arizona Charlie’s 2-100x everyday in December (swipe your card to determine multiplier); Barbary Coast 2x everyday through Dec. 26 and Jan 1, 2003; 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., 5x every Friday and Saturday and Dec. 25; El Cortez 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3x Dec. 25; 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; Gold Coast 2x everyday through Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, 2003; 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.; Las Vegas Club 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Magic Star 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier 2x on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through December 11, 2x Dec. 16-21 and 23-25, plus 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House 2x Tuesdays; Orleans 2x everyday through Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, 2003; Palms 2x Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 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 Dec. 12, 3x Dec. 13, etc. increasing daily to 12x on Dec. 23; Slots A Fun 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast 2x everyday through Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, 2003; 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).