Resolve to win a bingo jackpot to jump-start the New Year!

Jan 6, 2003 1:18 AM

Bingo in the New Year appears to be as hot as ever. Everyone in Las Vegas will be offering super specials and gifts throughout the month of January. Here’s where to get in on the action.

Planet Bingo is still out of this world at Suncoast and Gold Coast with five progressive colored ball jackpots up for grabs at every game, every session, every day. Both locations will also be awarding double bingo points all month.

On Jan. 20, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day special of four $1,000 coverall games will be offered at the 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. sessions.

Both Arizona Charlie’s bingo rooms (Decatur and Boulder) are giving players a chance to play bingo for free. Swipe your Ultimate Rewards Card and save your bingo receipts. Turn in 10 receipts and your 11th session is free, up to a maximum value of $50. The complete details are posted in the bingo halls.

The gift giveaway this month at Station Casinos will be a personal FM radio at all sessions on Sunday, January 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Players must purchase a minimum buy-in of $4 or more to receive the gift and supplies are limited to the quantities on hand. Play at Boulder, Sunset, Texas, Palace or Santa Fe Station. Every Tuesday this month, Sunset Station is also giving away a free deck of cards to all players at all sessions with the same minimum buy-in requirements.

The new bingo room at Poker Palace opened last month and during January they will be offering players a chance to win Poker Palace jackets by way of drawings at the 1, 9 and 11 p.m. sessions daily. Every Monday all players will receive a free gift at every session too. Minimum buy-ins are required and details of the drawing promotion are posted inside the casino.

The competition seems to be heating up over the use of bingo coupons. The Castaways is willing to accept any and all competitor’s bingo coupons in January. If you don’t have a coupon, they will give you one!

The Silver Nugget in North Las Vegas wants your bingo business and will even go one better. Bring in a competitor’s coupon, and they will give you an extra $1 off the coupon value! Some limitations apply, so check out the details posted in the bingo room.

Another good source for extra bingo coupons is the 2003 American Casino Guide, by author Steve Bourie. You’ll find bingo coupons for savings at Jerry’s Nugget, the Suncoast and Plaza plus more than 120 additional coupons for savings and discounts to use throughout Las Vegas casinos and around the country. The book, which retails at $14.95, is sold at bookstores around Las Vegas and in all Fiesta and Station Casinos gift shops. Look for $2 discount coupons for the 2003 American Casino Guide at the slot club booths.

Grande update

Last month, Clarence (Gene) Alspaugh won $35,016 and became the sixth Grande Bingo Progressive Jackpot winner since Fiesta launched its Bingo Progressive Game in March. Alspaugh won the progressive jackpot in just 53 numbers at the Fiesta Rancho at the 1 p.m. bingo session.

A repeat guest at the Fiesta Rancho Bingo Room, Alspaugh says he loves the smaller rooms and bigger jackpots.

"My right palm was itching and I knew I was going to win big money," said Alspaugh just after he won the more than $35,000 jackpot. Alspaugh plans to use his winnings to take his grandchildren to Disney World.

Five other lucky bingo players have won the Grande Bingo Progressive Jackpot,which has ranged from $30,121 to $38,137.

The Grande Bingo Progressive Jackpot began in March and can be played on both sides of town at Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho. The jackpot begins at $25,000 and 46 numbers. It is played the first game of all eight daily bingo sessions, held on the odd hours beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 11 p.m. The progressive costs $1 per entry.

There is a chance to win $10,000 in consolation prizes at every session. Fiesta has paid out more than $1,000,000 in Grande Bingo since March! Bingo players love the Fiesta, since the large jackpots and consolation prizes are awarded at two smaller rooms, thereby increasing the opportunities to win!

Until next time, may you all shout "B-I-N-G-O!"