Time to go downtown!

May 13, 2003 12:05 AM

There is plenty of casino action and good gaming going on downtown this month. Let’s take a look at some of the current downtown promotions for this month’s "best bets."

Binion’s Horseshoe is back in the "good news" column with several excellent, new, ongoing promotions. For starters, every Tuesday is double point’s day. On "Royal Wednesdays" players can collect a bonus on video poker royal flushes. Max coin nickel royals pay an additional $25; quarters pay $50; dollars get a cool $100 and five dollars and up royal winners can collect a $200 bonus. Nice deal considering the better-than-average video poker games and slot club benefits they already offer. Hand paid jackpots of $50 or more on Mondays are rewarded with a two-for-one meal in the coffee shop or snack bar, limited to a $20 value and one per customer per day. The ongoing free video poker tournaments for point qualifiers still continue every Thursday night too.

Comp yourself a free meal at the El Cortez this month just by earning slot club points. Earn 1500 points on your Jackie’s Club card during the month of May and receive a complimentary dinner for one at Careful Kitty’s Café. Earn 2500 points and get a dinner for two. If you accumulate higher point levels, you can dine at Roberta’s, a local’s favorite downtown restaurant; 2000 points will get you a solo dinner and if you earn 3500 points, you can take a date! Best of all, you keep the earned points for cash back or club merchandise and receive the dinner as a bonus!

Not to be outdone, while the Plaza is still offering a set of "His and Hers Watches" for jackpots of $200 or more, you can accumulate points at sister-property, the Las Vegas Club and also receive a set of the watches! Earn 4000 points during the month to collect your free gift and keep your points too! Also, new members who sign up for the Ultimate Club at the Las Vegas Club and earn 1000 points during their first 24 hours of play receive a free prime rib dinner with no points deducted from their account.

If you’d prefer to go for the cash instead of the nice gifts, head north to the Cannery. Every day during the month of May a "Card of the Day" is selected. Hit it with a four-of-a-kind and collect a 100 coin bonus. The selected card changes daily and some rules and restrictions apply.

Remember, "Luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!"

Bonus Point Days: Aladdin (Club Aladdin) Double Dream Bazaar Dollars May 11-15 and June 1-5; Arizona Charlie’s (Boulder and Decatur) (Ultimate Rewards) 3x May 26; Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x May 26; Binion’s Horseshoe (Horseshoe Club) 2x Tuesdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3x Fridays thru Sundays, (Some machines excluded); Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Castaways (Club Castaways) 3x everyday from midnight to 8 a.m., 5x May 26; El Cortez (Jackie’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3x May 26; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 5x every Thursday and Sunday and from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily (some machines excluded); Fiestas (Rancho and Henderson) (Amigo Club) 5x Mondays and Fridays w/coupons available at the booth, 5x table games on Mondays, 2x on horse racing Mondays and Tuesdays; Gold Coast (The Club) 2x May 26; Gold Rush (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays (Las Vegas locals only); Key Largo (Players Club) 4x Sunday thru Thursday, 3x Fridays and Saturdays; Magic Star (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier (Players Card) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x May 26; Palms (Club Palms) 2x Wednesdays, 3x May 26; Plaza (#1 Main Club) 2x Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays (some machines excluded); Sahara (Club Sahara) 2x on your birthday; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Silverton (Player’s Club) 2x May 23-26; Stardust (Player’s Club) 20x first 30 minutes for new members only, (some restrictions apply); Suncoast (Club Denaro) 2x May 26; Terrible’s (Players Club) 2x cashback only from Sundays thru Wednesdays 24 hours, 5x points all day Thursdays and from midnight to 9 a.m. Sunday thru Wednesdays; Tropicana (Winners Club) 2x for new members, 1st 24 hours only; Venetian (Player’s Club) 2x Grazie gift points Mondays thru Wednesdays in May; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.