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Strip finds the spotlight

Feb 2, 2004 11:59 PM

Reel Dealsis almost always about good news and good deals for players. Usually the local’s casinos get the most attention since they fiercely compete for our business by continuously drumming up crazy new promotions. But this month several Strip casinos caught our attention by offering hot new promotions.

For openers we have "Bally’s or Bust," a drawing promotion featured nightly, now through March 31. Bally’s is giving one guest every night a chance to win a possible $100,000. Five tickets are drawn each night at 7 p.m. in the Indigo Lounge. The first 4 ticket winners spin the wheel to win a prize such as cash, certificates to Bally’s and Paris restaurants, Jubilee show tickets and Eiffel Tower ride tickets. The 5th person drawn will get to take the Bally’s or Bust Challenge played as follows: Eleven pairs of envelopes are displayed. One envelope in each pair contains a certificate that says "Bally’s." The other envelope in the pair contains a certificate that says "Bust." If the guest selects all 11 envelopes that say "Bally’s" they will win $100,000! Guests must be Connection Card members to participate and must be present at the drawings to win. Drawing tickets may be earned in any of the following ways:

”¡ For every 20 points on their Connection Card.

”¡ New Connection Card sign-ups.

”¡ Suited Blackjack.

”¡ Flush or better on Caribbean Stud Poker or Let it Ride.

Players at The Aladdin have a chance to "Win-a-MINI-A-Month" playing slots. One lucky winner every month in 2004 will drive away with a brand new MINI Cooper car---guaranteed. MINI-A-Month slots are in quarter denominations and located on the main casino floor. To ensure that at least one MINI Cooper is given away each month, a drawing for a MINI Cooper will take place in the event that at least one top jackpot with maximum coins played on the Mini Cooper slot machines inside the Aladdin has not been won in the current calendar month. Other super-size jackpots and great prizes are awarded in connection with the slots. For more information, visit the Club Aladdin Center.

A Mardi Gras celebration with music, parades, floats and excitement is in full swing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and you don’t even need to be a gambler to win your share of cash and prizes. The Rio, along with Coca-Cola, launched a new promotion in celebration of Mardi Gras culminating on Fat Tuesday, February 24th. To win, guests may simply watch one of the seven daily Masquerade Show in the Sky performances at 3, 4, 5, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 p.m. As the Rio’s five Mardi Gras floats celebrating the spirit of Carnivale parade 13-feet above the casino floor, gold scratch and win "doubloons" will be tossed to the audience, giving customers the opportunity to instantly win cash, restaurant discounts, special souvenir beads, show tickets, trips to New Orleans, and entries into the Rio’s grand prize drawing on February 24th, where cash and vacation for two to Rio de Janeiro will be awarded. Contestants must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For more details contact the Total Rewards Center at the Rio.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x February 14,16 and 29; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and 2x everyday from midnight to 8 a.m. (all bonus points post the following day);Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays and Wednesdays; 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.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 3x everyday; Gold Coast (The Club) 2x February 14, 16 and 29; 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) 3x everyday; Magic Star (Gold Star) 3x Wednesdays; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x Jeep slot carousel in February and 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x February 14 and 16; Plaza (#1 Main Club) 2x Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight; PT’s Pubs (Golden Rewards) 3x February 13-16 and February 29; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; 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 February14, 16 and 29; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x points from midnight to 9 a.m. Sunday thru Wednesday and all day Thursday, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.