Hot promos mark the 4th

Jul 1, 2003 2:28 AM

As the Las Vegas casinos gear up for the big Fourth of July weekend, gamblers will find a hotbed of promotions to keep them busy. The most difficult problem may be trying to get around to take advantage of all of them!

Silverton will offer a one-day July 4 video poker special: Hit a four-of-a-kind in 4’s and get a free six-pack of beer.

Earn just 10 points on your player’s card at Rampart Casino and/or the Cannery on Thursday, July 3, and collect a free apple pie. Earn another 10 points on the Fourth and you’ll receive a holiday T-shirt. Keep the earned points too.

At the Lady Luck downtown, beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, they will give away a special Lady Luck "Freedom Key Ring" to anyone winning hand pay jackpots of $100 or more. Blackjack players can also win the same extra gifts and details are posted in the pit. All gifts are limited to supplies on hand.

Suncoast pulls out all the stops this month with a huge "$400,000 Great Cash Giveaway" beginning today, July 1.

Twenty lucky people will each win $5,000 every Thursday during the next four weeks. Players can earn drawing tickets throughout the casino by hitting designated jackpots. A complete list of how to earn drawing tickets is posted in the casino. Every Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, three drawings will be held at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Six $5,000 winners will be selected at the 12 and 4 p.m. drawings, and eight $5,000 winners get the cash at the 8 p.m. drawings for a total of $100,000 each week!

If you’re never lucky at drawings, Jackie Gaughan’s Gold Spike downtown is giving everyone a fair chance to win a nice Watch Gift Set that includes sunglasses and a ballpoint pen. Just hit any jackpot of $100 or more and claim your free gift! The promotion will run through July or until supplies run out.

In addition to the bonus point days listed below, watch for Sam’s Town to kick in some additional points for the holiday weekend. They like to surprise us at the last minute!

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x July 4; Barley’s (Reward Card) 5x Tuesdays, (points post the following day); Binion’s Horseshoe (Horseshoe Club) 2x Tuesdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 3x Mondays thru Thursdays (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) 4x July 4 and 3x everyday from midnight to 8 a.m.; El Cortez (Jackie’s Club) 3x July 4 and 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/registration 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 Tuesdays and Fridays; 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 midnight to midnight in July and August; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1.00 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silverton (Player’s Club) 4x July 4-6, and 2x comp dollars on table games; 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 and 2x July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 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; Tropicana (Winners Club) 2x for new members, 1st 24 hours only; Venetian (Player’s Club) 2x Grazie gift points Mondays thru Fridays in July; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wildfire Casino (Won Club) 1,000 bonus points on four-of-a-kinds Sundays thru Thursdays (see details posted in casino).