Downtown’s shakin’!

Jul 6, 2004 6:57 AM

Downtown is movin’ and shakin’ in July.

Slot and table games players will be shakin’ at the California Hotel Casino for lots of cash. If you’re sitting at a slot machine or playing at your favorite table and someone comes up to you and says, "Congratulations, you’re a ”˜Slots Are Shakin’’ winner! Are you ready to shake?" You’re answer should be a resounding, yes! Random players will be selected on the hour every day in July from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Their reward will be shakin’ and rollin’ a special pair of dice for cash. Whatever the roll, the player will be paid 10 times that amount in dollars, cash in hand, on the spot. Players must be playing with their Players Gold card at the time they are selected.

Around the corner and down the street, the El Cortez is featuring "Player’s Choice" during July. Players hitting a $200 jackpot on slots, a $300 jackpot on video poker or a $300 keno win get to select their choice of gift cards such as a $10 Mobil/Exxon card, a $10 Kroger’s/Smith’s grocery card, a $10 Walgreens card, a $10 Sears card or 10 Jackie Bucks for hotel comps. The promotion runs through July 31, but the choice of cards is limited .

Binion’s Horseshoe is offering new club members a WSOP (World Series of Poker) commemorative logo baseball cap after earning 500 points within the first 24 hours. The points are not deducted from the customers account.

Play "The Great Grill Giveaway" at the tables at Santa Fe Station this month. One lucky winner each week will win a six-burner Kenmore grill. Earn drawing tickets by playing your favorite table games. Drawings are held every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. and the winner must be present.

"Go Topless" at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino this month. Back Stage Pass members can earn drawing tickets to win a convertible Nissan 350Z. Every 50 points earned on your card in a 24-hour period gets you another chance to win. On Aug. 1, the casino will give away the Nissan or the winner can take $25,000 in cash instead. The winner need not be present at the drawing, but must claim the prize within one week.

For Mesquite players, the Virgin River Hotel Casino is offering a rare opportunity to earn double points 24/7 through July and August. See the complete list of all casino bonus point days at the conclusion of this column.

Remember, luck seems to come to those who prepare for it!

Bonus Point Days: 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 3x everyday; 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; Hacienda: (Matador Club) 2x Tuesdays; 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; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in July; 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.; Silverton (Player’s Club) 3x Wednesdays; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Virgin River (Mesquite-Player’s Club) 2x 24/7 July and August; Westward Ho (Preferred Customer) 3x on all machines with balloons, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.