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Sizzling deals for summer

Jun 8, 2004 3:54 AM

As the mercury soars to typical Las Vegas summer highs, the casino fun begins with gifts, promotions and giveaways geared around summer. In addition to double points every Tuesday and Wednesday in June (see the complete list of bonus points being offered by all casinos at the conclusion of this column), Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas is offering players a free logo travel bag by accumulating 1,000 points on your Club Uno card from now through June 25. Players keep the earned points to use towards additional comps or free play cash. Only single earned points apply toward the gift and guests are limited to one bag per person while supplies last.

The Cannery in North Las Vegas is running a similar promotion offering guests free "Summer of Fun T-Shirts" on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Earn 100 same-day points and receive a free logo T-shirt. Customers keep the points here too. T-shirts are limited to one per customer per day. Sizes small through XXL are available in four colors: yellow, white, blue or red. In addition, the casino is giving away a total of $100,000 in the "Summer of Fun Cash Drawings" held every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. through June 27th. The top prize winner at each drawing collects $2,500! 30 additional cash prizes from $50 to $500 are awarded at each drawing for a total of more than 500 winners for the month. Customers receive one free drawing entry for every 100 points earned each day. No drawing tickets may be earned or distributed on drawing days and you must be present to win. The drawing drum is emptied after the 8 p.m. drawings on Sundays.

Those crazy-popular, summer Hawaiian shirts can be freebies for you this month, through June 30, by playing at the El Cortez downtown. Designated jackpot winners can select a complimentary Hawaiian Shirt, available in six different styles, as a gift. Designated jackpots vary from $200-$300 depending on the machine denomination. Complete rules and details are posted in the casino at Jackie’s Club booth. Hawaiian shirt winners also receive a drawing entry ticket for Saturday night drawings. A "Big Screen HDTV" and four $500 cash prizes are awarded every Saturday night at 8 p.m. Sign up as a new member of Jackie’s Club and receive a free deck of cards this month, too.

More summertime fun at Tuscany Casino: hit a jackpot of $1,000 or more and receive a free casino logo cooler as a gift!

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x June 20; 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 June 20; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 3x everyday; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x June 20; 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 June 20; 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 Mondays and Wednesdays; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 2x on penny games thru June (some machines excluded) and 6x all denomination machines on June 20; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass) 2x everyday on $1 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 June 20; 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.