Party at the Poker Palace

May 4, 2004 2:43 AM

The venerable Poker Palace Casino in North Las Vegas is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and is giving away $30,000 during the month of May. Drawings are held every Friday and Saturday this month at 8:30, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Each drawing has a guaranteed $1,000 winner, or up to $5,000 if your name is drawn for a "Bonus Draw." "Bonus Draws" pay $1,000 to $5,000. Drawing tickets are earned playing games throughout the casino and by earning slot club points. The complete contest rules are posted in the casino. GamingToday readers can pick up a complimentary 30th Anniversary T-shirt this month by bringing in a copy of the paper and referencing this column at the Player’s Club booth. The month-long anniversary celebration will culminate on June 5 with a special anniversary party including giveaways galore, food and drink specials, live entertainment and a car show with special 1974 classic cars on display. Limited edition designer casino gaming chips will also be released this month commemorating the 30 year anniversary.

Additionally, Poker Palace will host two $500 race contests each week in May. The first is held Wednesdays through Fridays (three day contest) and the second is held Saturdays through Sundays (two day contest). The race contests are head to head match ups; Poker Palace picks two horses in each race and you pick the winner! The handicapper with the most wins at the end of each week’s contest collects or splits the cash.

As the highly acclaimed "World Series of Poker" continues this month downtown at Binion’s Horseshoe, the casino kicks off "Showtime at the Shoe." Casino guests and slot players can win pairs of show tickets for the Scintas, Mac King, Clint Holmes, Ronn Lucas, the Chippendales, Skintight and Penn & Teller. Drawings are held seven days a week, four times a day, at 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. throughout the month of May, awarding ten prizes per drawing. The daily drawings take place in front of the Horseshoe Club and winners have two minutes to claim their prize once their name is drawn. The drum is emptied after each drawing. Customers earn tickets by enrolling in the Horseshoe Club, staying in the hotel or dining in any of the restaurants or snack bars. All existing members of the Horseshoe Club receive one ticket for each drawing by presenting their club card and ID at the Horseshoe Club booth.

Also downtown, Fitzgeralds celebrates Cinco de Mayo, Wednesday May 5 by offering new Club Fitz member sign-ups a free logo beverage glass with a coupon to fill it with a frozen Margarita at the Lucky Bar for $5.00. Then on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th, new sign-ups will receive a carnation and a coupon for one free glazed doughnut from the newly opened Krispy Kreme located inside the casino.

On the Strip, mom’s can play in a free Mother’s Day Slot Tournament on Sunday, May 9th at the Riviera. Ladies must be a Player’s Club member or sign up and join to be eligible to participate in the tournament. The tournament will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gifts prizes will be awarded to the top 10 scores of the day with the first place winner receiving a Dale Tiffany Lamp. Sign up at the Quick Pick 7 Booth (next to Keno) to receive a tournament entry. 

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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Tuesdays and 3x May 14-16; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; El Cortez (Jackie’s Club) 3x May 9 and 31; 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 6:00 p.m. to midnight; PT’s Pubs (Golden Rewards) 5x thru May 5; 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 11:00 p.m.-7:00 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 9:00 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.