Try for ‘Aloha’ jackpot

Apr 20, 2004 3:44 AM

Tourists often ask: "So, where do people who live in Las Vegas go for vacation?" Certainly Hawaii is always a popular choice! During April, players can win a free trip to Hawaii by playing at the California Hotel Casino downtown. "Hawaiian Connection" is happening this month at the Cal when five round-trip airfares for two will be given away on Friday, April 30. Play slots or table games in the casino to earn drawing tickets. You must be present to win. The complete rules and details are posted at the Players Gold slot club booth.

Also downtown, Fitzgeralds has several new promotions for players. Win a free steak dinner at the Shamrock Cafe for natural 4-of-a-kinds (no wild cards) on select video poker banks. You must be playing with your Club Fitz card and the 4-of-a-kind must be verified by slot personnel to receive your voucher. Slot players can also hit a 100-coin or more jackpot on selected machines (signs are posted on the machines) and receive a $10 gift certificate from the Lucky Streak Boutique (gift shop).

"Supersize Your Jackpot," a popular promotion at Ellis Island Casino and Brewery continues every Wednesday. Bonus cash is paid on select four-of-a-kinds every Wednesday. Players report to Passport Central (kiosk machine) to get a personal "card of the day." If you hit your "card of the day," you win an extra cash bonus from $10 on nickel machines, $50 on quarters, $125 on dollars and $600 on five-dollar machines. Players must be playing max coins to qualify and have their Passport card inserted. The win must be verified by an attendant. Players can collect on only one bonus per day, but all machines, even multi-line (except 10, 50 or 100 play) are included. Some limitations also apply to Deuces Wild machines. Complete details are posted in the casino.

Terrible’s Hotel Casino is giving away a trip for two to the Kentucky Derby that includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and two tickets to the race. Patrons receive one drawing entry for a $10 Sports bet. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 24, at noon in Terrible’s Sports Book and you must be present to win.

The winner must be able to attend the 2004 Kentucky Derby and has three minutes to claim the prize along with presenting a valid photo I.D. and proof of Terrible’s Players Club membership. The trip includes roundtrip airfare leaving Las Vegas on April 30 and returning May 2 on Southwest Airlines, hotel accommodations and two tickets to the Kentucky Derby. Then on April 28, the casino will be giving away a 2004 Xterra. Players earn one drawing ticket for every 500 slot club points earned from now through April 28. The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Details on both drawing promotions are posted at the Player’s Club booth.

Coast Casinos is secretive but intriguing as they promise to launch "The best slot club ever" coming May 1. Stay tuned to GamingToday for details.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Fun Club) 2x May 5, 9 and 31; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays (bonus points post the following day);Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Tuesdays; 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 May 5, 9 and 31; 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; Hard Rock (Back Stage Pass) 2x Thursdays and Sundays; 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 on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Orleans) 2x May 5, 9 and 31; 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 Sundays; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1.00 Santa Fe Express reel slots only; Silver Nugget (Mahoney’s Club) 3x every night from 11 p.m.-7 a.m.; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Denaro) 2x May 5, 9 and 31; 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; Venetian (Players Club) 2x Grazie Gift points through April 23; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.