Hot August promos!

Aug 5, 2003 2:41 AM

Hot August nights go hand in hand with hot August casino promotions! There’s plenty of action this month.

From the Suncoast in July to the Gold Coast in August, players get a shot at the "$400,000 August Slot Spectacular" through September 2. Twenty lucky people will each win $5,000 every Tuesday, for the next four weeks, beginning with the first drawing on August 12.

Players earn drawing tickets throughout the casino by hitting designated jackpots. A complete list of how to earn drawing tickets is posted in the casino. Drawings will be held at 2, 6 and 10 p.m. Six $5,000 winners will be selected at the 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. drawings, and eight $5,000 winners will take home the loot at the 10 p.m. drawings for a total of $100,000 each week!

The drum will be emptied after the final 10 p.m. drawing every week, and entrants may only win one prize per day. Double points will be awarded on all drawing days from noon to midnight too.

A good place to be playing if you are lucky enough to hit a royal flush is Terrible’s as they continue their "Double Royals" pay out this month. Play any denomination machine from pennies to quarters on Sundays through Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and midnight and collect double pay if you hit a royal flush. The promotion also runs on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harrah’s Laughlin recently launched a new promotion called "Lucky Beads and Instant Rewards." This promotion replaces the previous popular "Play $100 On Us," that ended last year. Harrah’s Laughlin guests who sign up for a new, first-time Total Rewards membership receive a strand of colorful lucky beads and a scratch and win card.

Players have an opportunity to win a Reel Rewards Express Cash Coupon valued anywhere from $5 to $500. One lucky new Total Rewards member will find the $5,000 cash-value scratch card. Only one scratch and win card will be distributed per new account. Additional information regarding promotional rules and regulations is available at the Harrah’s Laughlin Total Rewards Center.

At Boyd’s properties downtown, you’ll need to pick up a new player’s card this month as they begin the transition to a one-card-fits-all for the California, Fremont and Main Street Station. While they complete the program, joining all three properties is not fully in place, you do need the new card now to be able to play at those machines that have been converted for the upcoming change.

Also downtown, the Plaza is giving away $10 Players Choice Gift Cards with every jackpot of $200 or more through August 31. Gift card choices include Sears, Rite Aid, Smith’s Groceries and more. Be sure to be playing with your #1 Main Club card inserted to be eligible. Winners also receive a drawing ticket for a chance to win a 52-inch high-definition TV and four $500 weekly cash prizes. Drawings are held on Saturday nights at 8 p.m.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Barley’s (Reward Card) 5x Tuesdays, 2x everyday midnight to 8 a.m., (points post the following day); Binion’s Horseshoe (Horseshoe Club) 2x Tuesdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 3x Sundays thru Wednesdays, 4x 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays thru Saturdays (some machines excluded); Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x thru August 27 (must register at club); 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., 4x every Monday Castaways 55+; 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 Fridays w/coupons/registration available at the booth, 5x table games on Mondays; Gold Coast (The Club) 2x Tuesdays noon to midnight beginning August 12 thru September 2; Gold Rush (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays (Las Vegas locals only); Hacienda (Matador Club) 2x Wednesdays; Imperial Palace (Player’s Club) 2x midnight to 6 a.m. everyday thru August; 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; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Palms (Club Palms) 2x Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 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 Mondays; Riviera (Players Club) 2x Tuesdays; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Stardust (Player’s Club) 20x first 30 minutes for new members only, (some restrictions apply); 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; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wildfire Casino (Reward Card) 1,000 bonus points on four-of-a-kinds Sundays thru Thursdays thru August (see details posted in casino).