Casinos crank up fall promotions

Sep 16, 2003 7:56 AM

The Orleans is featuring a huge "$400,000 End of Summer Spectacular" this month. Every Tuesday, 26 drawing winners get to spin the wheel to win cash prizes from $2,500 to $10,000 each.

Hit designated jackpots (posted in the casino) on your favorite slot, video poker or video keno machines to earn drawing tickets. The Tuesday drawings are held at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m., and winners must be present. Double points are awarded on drawing days from noon to midnight too.

Just around the corner, The Palms invites guests to sign up for a Club Palms Card and receive a free pull on the new Saturday Night Live slots from today, September 16 through Thursday, September 18.

The free slot pulls will be available on Tuesday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Thursday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Each day guests can win slot prizes, while supplies last, and four free chances at a $10,000 jackpot. Saturday Night Live slots premiering at the Palms will feature Hans and Franz, The Blues Brothers and Coneheads. Celebrity impersonators, Jake and Elwood from The Blues Brothers will be on hand to meet and greet guests on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The promotion is specifically for new slot club members and complete details are posted at the Club Palms booth.

Downtown, players will want to hit the Plaza this month. Get a free spin on a prize-giveaway wheel throughout September by hitting a slot, video poker, or keno jackpot of $200 or more, or a bingo jackpot of $500 or more to qualify. Prizes include cash, gifts and food comps. Each spin automatically earns players a free entry towards cash drawings and TV-giveaways held Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Finally, if you missed out on signing up for the season-long football contests around town, or don’t want to pay-to-play, you can enter free weekly football contests at Poker Palace or the Opera House, both in North Las Vegas.

Poker Palace offers a free weekly pro football contest with a chance to win up to $1,000. The most wins takes home $500 every week (or split among ties/multiple winners.) An additional $500 is paid for a perfect card.

You must enter the contest (limit of one entry per person) by 10 p.m. on Saturday nights. At the Opera House, play a 15 game card and select the straight-up winners; no point spreads are used. The person with the most wins collects $250 or $350 for a perfect card. There is a limit of one free card per person per day, and the cards are usually available beginning every Wednesday.

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

Bonus Point Days: Bally’s (Connection Club) 2x cash back thru September 30; Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x Mondays in September; Barley’s (Reward Card) 5x Tuesdays and Sundays, 2x everyday midnight to 8 a.m. (all bonus points post the following day); Binion’s Horseshoe (Horseshoe Club) 2x Tuesdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 4x Mondays and Tuesdays, 3x Wednesdays thru Sundays, 6x for one hour following drawings (some machines excluded); Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Monday thru Thursday; 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 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/registration available at the booth, 5x table games on Mondays; Gold Rush (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Hacienda (Matador Club) 2x Wednesdays; Imperial Palace (Player’s Club) 2x midnight to 6 a.m.; Key Largo (Players Club) 4x Sunday thru Thursday, 3x Fridays and Saturdays; Magic Star (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on $1 reel slots only in September, 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x Tuesdays from noon to midnight; Palms (Club Palms) 2x Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Paris (Connection Club) 2x cash back thru September 30; Plaza (#1 Main Club) 2x Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Stardust (Players 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.