Casino parties kick off summer

Jun 1, 2004 2:40 AM

Celebrations and parties are a good way to "go cheap" in Vegas! Suncoast in Summerlin kicks off Wild Wednesday Pool Parties this week and admission is only five bucks! Beginning June 2 and running throughout the summer, party ”˜round the pool every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening festivities include complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, a free draft beer or Sunny Rumba cocktail, live music and dancing, plus a chance to win $500 in cash every week.

The Wednesday Reggae Pool Parties at Tuscany Casino have added a new twist. One person every Wednesday night will have an opportunity to win $25,000 playing "Beach Ball Frenzy". The basic game is as follows: 100 beach balls will be floating in the pool. One winner is selected from the drawing drum. They pick a beach ball from the pool and if it’s the right beach ball, they win $25,000. Starts June 2nd, and will run every Wednesday in June. If you don’t win the $25 grand, you still win a great consolation prize from Sam Adams Beer. Other drawings are held throughout the night to give away T-Shirts, hats and other prizes. Best of all, admission to the parties is free and Sam Adams, Margaritas, Daiquiri’s and Pina Coladas are just $2.

On Saturday, Poker Palace Casino, one of the longest running local’s casinos in North Las Vegas, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style. Classic style. To celebrate, the casino is hosting a Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. plus additional casino specials and promotions will run throughout the day.

Nearly 100 classic cars are expected to be on display. Prize drawings and trivia contests will be held for commemorative 30th anniversary prizes. Poker Palace will also have special 30th anniversary food and beverage specials, including 79-cent breakfast, $1 bottled beer (domestic or import) and all you can eat BBQ ribs for $6.99. Anyone attending the car show that joins Poker Palace’s slot club will also receive a free commemorative 30th anniversary t-shirt.

Poker Palace will introduce special $5 and $25 commemorative gaming chips for this year’s anniversary that will be available in the casino.

Party time moves to Ellis Island Casino and Brewery on Sunday, for an NBA Championship Basketball Party! Catch the game on big screen TV plus all-you-can-eat and drink for a mere $10 per person. There will also be drawings for free slot club points (up to 100,000 points) during halftime as well as at the end of the game.

Until next time, "Eat well, play well, stay well!"