Hot Memorial Day deals

May 25, 2004 1:30 AM

As Memorial Day approaches, the casinos celebrate this first official summer holiday with special promotions. At The Palms, Club Palms members can play for free Coors or Pepsi products throughout the weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, and continuing through 9 p.m. on Monday.

One prize will be awarded to Club Palms players (must be a member) and will be based on a non-incremental minimum amount of coin awarded on a single win on all slot, video poker and video keno machines. See casino for details.

Sam’s Town is offering players a rare opportunity to earn six times Prime Rewards slot club points this weekend, from Saturday through the holiday, Monday, May 31. And Sam’s bingo room will be passing out logo t-shirts on Memorial Day to all players at all sessions with a minimum buy-in.

Beetle May-nia wraps up at the Silverton Hotel Casino this week. The casino is giving away eight, brand new Volkswagen convertible Beetles and a total of $20,000 to players during the month of May. Casino guests can play to earn tickets to be entered into a drawing for the new cars. There are several ways players can earn tickets. One entry ticket is awarded for every fifty earned slot or video poker points; new members signing up for the Player’s Club receive ten tickets, and guests will receive one ticket for every $5 bet on live keno. Plus tickets can be earned at the table games. Qualifying for the promotion lasts all through May. The final drawings for cars and cash will be held on Friday, May 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in The Hideaway Showroom.

And in the news from downtown, Fitzgeralds has added a new feature to its Club Fitz program with a "Gift of the Month" option for its card holders. (They call it a gift, but it’s more of a "premium." You pay for it with points redeemed, rather than getting it free as the word "gift" implies.) Through this program, card holders have the opportunity to redeem points earned in the current month. During May, members can obtain a $25 flight voucher by redeeming 500 points. Guests just present their card and photo ID at the card center. There’s a new "gift" every month. In June, guests can redeem 1,000 points for a set of two glass candy dishes. In July, the gift will be a patriotic chip/dip bowl for 1,000 points, while August will feature a Summer Fun Set for 1,000 points and September’s item will be Vivitar binoculars for 1,000 points. For complete details, guests should visit the card center, in its new location, next to the hotel check-in area on the first floor of the casino

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x May 31; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn Casino (Big Shot Club) 200-250,000 free points daily randomly selected when slot card is inserted; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 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 31; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 3x everyday; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x May 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; Longhorn Casino (Big Shot Club) 200-250,000 free points daily randomly selected when slot card is inserted; 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 Coast) 2x May 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; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x May 29-31; 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 Coast) 2x May 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; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.