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Slots kick up ‘Dust

Jul 20, 2004 1:32 AM

The Stardust is hosting a slot marathon this weekend while giving away $50,000 in cash prizes. Qualifying for the marathon begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday, ending at 7:30 a.m. Winners will be awarded cash prizes in three categories: dollars and up, quarters and nickels. Wind up with the most bonus points based on your coin-in and walk away with the top cash prize. Top prize for dollars and up is $10,000; second place gets $5,000; third place wins $3,000; and seven more lucky players (fourth through 10th place) each receive $1,000.

For quarters, the 10 prizes range from $500 to a top prize of $7,500. The nickel top point earner wins $5,000 with nine additional places collecting $250 to $2500. The slot marathon standings will be posted at 6 p.m. daily throughout the challenge and the cash winners will be posted at noon on Sunday at the Prime Rewards Club.

"Cash is King" at the Silverton Hotel and Casino this month. The casino is giving away $12,500 every Friday night in July. Players Club members receive one entry for every 50 points earned on their card. Table game and keno players are also eligible to earn drawing tickets. There are 10 weekly prizes ranging from $250 to $5,000 and winners must be present if your name is called to collect the cash.

Colony Resorts International, new owners of the Las Vegas Hilton, are hosting the $1,000,000 SuperNova promotion for new slot club member sign ups. Through October 15, every guest who signs up for a new Resorts International Club card gets to play the game and is a guaranteed prize winner. New Resorts International Club Card members can play the two-story high game board located in the SpaceQuest Casino for a shot at $1,000,000. A player simply swipes his or her new club card in the space-themed game and touches the video screen. If the supernova explodes before "million" is spelled out, the player automatically wins a prize. If "million" is spelled out completely without the Supernova exploding, the player wins $1,000,000! Players have a second shot at the $1,000,000 if they earn 50 points on the same day they sign up for their card. Guaranteed prizes for players can include specialty gifts, mystery gifts, Star Trek tickets, show tickets or free buffets. Daily hours of operation for the $1,000,000 SuperNova are noon to midnight and membership in the new Resorts International Player’s Club is, of course, free. Points are earned for slot, video poker and table play.

Former Caesars Entertainment Connection Club members still retain any previously earned points.

The Hard Rock is giving away a limited edition Medallion puzzle set, but you’ll have to earn this one the "hard way." This unique four piece collector’s item is only awarded to players who not only earn 500 points on their Back Stage Pass account, but you also must collect a W2G Jackpot form (hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more) to get it. Winners of jackpots of $250 or more get a cool Hard Rock t-shirt. Both promotions expire as of July 31.

Poker is hotter than ever. Harrah’s on the Strip recently debuted it’s new poker room offering Texas Hold ”˜em, seven card stud, and Omaha with 10 tables framed by pictures of some of the most famous World Series of Poker champions. Food service is available at the tables and future plans include Texas Hold’em tournaments. Bally’s should be next with a planned Poker Room opening for August 2.

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 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.; 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 Mondays; 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, 2x on all reel slots in August and September; Oasis (Mesquite-Player’s Club) 3x 24/7 thru July; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Palms (Club Palms) 2x Fridays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 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.; Wild Wild West (Wild Card) 3x Sundays (points post the following day.)