Winning can be a blast!

Jun 24, 2003 3:49 AM

After the recent cancellation of the long-running "Wild Times" daily slot tournaments at the Imperial Palace, they have come back with a new tournament called the "Cool Cash Summer Blast."

The new Sunday through Thursday slot tournaments will run through August 28. For every 100 points earned on your Imperial Players Club Card, you will receive one drawing ticket. If your name is drawn for the tournament, you’re in, and guaranteed to win cold, hard cash! The tournament prize money is based on the number of entries but the expected payout is as follows:

First Place $200

Second Place $150

Third Place $100

Fourth Place $70

5th-10th Place $50

11th-19th Place $20


If you come in dead last, you still win! Last place enters the Imperial Money Machine! Lucky last place winners have 30 seconds to "grab" their share of over $2,000 in cash. But the fun doesn’t end when the tournament is over ”” two more names will be drawn to enter the money machine! Money machine winners can keep the cash they’ve won or trade for surprise gift boxes. Drawings begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and the tournament begins at 1:45 p.m.

Money machines sound like the hot new promotion in Las Vegas. Fitzgeralds downtown now has one, too. Several lucky guests have the opportunity to get caught up in the new "Whirlwind of Cash" promotion daily through Sept. 1.

Whirlwind of Cash offers guests a chance to win some fast cash. Everyday between noon and 10 p.m. guests are selected through a random computer drawing. The "Fitz Party Patrol" finds the lucky winner and escorts them to the Whirlwind of Cash booth at the front of the casino. Once inside the money chamber, the winner has the chance to grab as much cash as he or she can within 30 seconds. The only way for a chance to be chosen is to be playing with your Club Fitz card. Any denomination machine may be randomly selected at any time. There are 10 winners every day.

Jackie’s Club at the El Cortez will have a 50 percent off points sale on all club merchandise for one day only, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25. The 50 percent off only applies to merchandise, not food comps. New members signing up for the club receive a camera or picture frame as a free gift.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x July 4; Barley’s (Reward Card) 2x midnight to 8 a.m. everyday in June (points post the following day); Binion’s Horseshoe (Horseshoe Club) 2x Tuesdays; Boulder Station (Boarding Pass) 5x Saturdays in June (register at slot club); Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays thru 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.; El Cortez (Jackie’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; 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; Gold Coast (The Club) 2x July 4; 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 (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; 2x all dollar reel slots in July; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x July 4; Palms (Club Palms) 2x 6/26 and 28; Plaza (#1 Main Club) 2x Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Riviera (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 10 p.m. to midnight in June, 2x Tuesdays midnight to midnight in July and August; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 2x on penny slots thru June30; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1.00 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silver Nugget (Mahoney’s Club) 3x July 1 and 2; Silverton (Player’s Club) 4x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Stardust (Player’s Club) 20x first 30 minutes for new members only, (some restrictions apply); Suncoast (Club Denaro) 2x July 4; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x points from midnight to 9 a.m. Sunday thru Wednesday and all day Thursday, double cash back from Sunday midnight to Wednesday midnight; Texas Station (Boarding Pass) 5x Sundays in June (register at slot club); Tropicana (Winners Club) 2x for new members, 1st 24 hours only; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 3x from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday; Venetian (Player’s Club) 2x Grazie gift points Mondays thru Fridays in June and July; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for July. Call ahead to confirm.)