Cool deals for players

Dec 23, 2003 1:47 AM

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder wrap up some great Christmas presents for players with the grand prize drawings for the "$112,000 Cold Cash Giveaway" on Christmas Day, December 25. Ultimate Rewards Club members earn tickets for the final $40,000 drawings for select slot, video poker, table games, race and sports book and bingo play. There will be two final weekly drawings held at both properties tonight, Tuesday, December 23 and Wednesday, December 24 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. prior to the grand prize drawing on Thursday. There will be four $250 winners at each property’s drawing for a total of $3,000 per night. The grand prize drawings will be held at at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. There will be five $1,000 winners per drawing on December 25, for a total of $20,000 at each property. Pick up your earned tickets at the Ultimate Rewards booth prior to the drawings.

There is still time to win a holiday turkey from Ellis Island Casino this month. Tuesdays and Thursdays are for turkeys. Collect a drawing ticket every Tuesday or Thursday during December for a chance to win a free turkey each time you hit a royal flush, straight flush, natural four of a kind or any hand-paid jackpots. Receive a drawing ticket for any natural 21 at the fun pit too. Drawings are held every hour from noon to midnight every Tuesday and Thursday for turkeys. You must be playing maximum coins with your slot club card inserted at the time of your win to collect a drawing ticket, and you must be present to win. Complete rules are posted in the casino.

Attention bonus point watchers! Imperial Palace abruptly cancelled the overnight triple bonus points they were offering this month. They have been removed from the Bonus Point Days schedule in the listing below. They still have a "Gift of the Month" for December. Earn 200 points during your current trip and receive a fleece logo blanket as a gift. You keep the points for additional comps and cash back.

Speaking of points, Sam’s Town is always a popular casino, but they love to keep their competitors off guard and often spring huge bonus point days over holiday times. Christmas/New Year’s will be excellent with six-times points running from December 26 through New Year’s Eve.

Last but not least, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station race books present Losing Ticket Drawings through December 31. Turn your losing race tickets into a winning ticket. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, enter your losing race tickets into the drum located in the Texas Station Race Book for your chance to win cash or prizes.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x everyday thru December 26 and 2x January 1; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and Sundays, 2x everyday midnight to 8:00 a.m. (all bonus points post the following day); Binion’s Horseshoe (Horseshoe Club) 2x Tuesdays; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Wednesdays and Sundays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Monday thru Thursday; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Castaways (Club Castaways) 3x everyday from midnight to 8:00 a.m. and 4x every Monday for Castaways 55+; El Cortez (Jackie’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 3x everyday; Fitzgeralds (Club Fitz) 2x Thursdays on all $1.00 slots and video poker machines in December; Gold Coast (The Club) 2x everyday thru December 26 and 2x January 1; Gold Rush (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Gold Strike (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays for Las Vegas locals only; Key Largo (Players Club) 4x Sunday thru Thursday, 3x Fridays and Saturdays; Las Vegas Club (Ultimate Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Magic Star (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x everyday thru December 26 and 2x January 1; Plaza (#1 Main Club) 2x Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to midnight; PT’s Pubs (Golden Rewards) 3x December 21-25; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays all month and 2x Sundays December 14 and 21; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x December 26-31; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1.00 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro) 2x everyday thru December 26 and 2x January 1; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x points from midnight to 9:00 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.