‘Dog days’ don’t deter
casino giveaways

Aug 10, 2004 4:32 AM

The "dog days of summer" are good days for gamblers to sniff out opportunities to win some extra cash and prizes.

Start on the Strip with the Imperial Palace’s Sizzlin’ Summer Cash Blast. Through Aug. 31, $2,500 is up for grabs daily in the casino’s money machine. Drawings are held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., when five winners at each drawing (must be present) get 45 seconds in the money machine to grab as much cash as they can. Players receive one drawing entry with every 100 club points earned. There will be no drawings on Aug. 10 or 28.

Beginning Friday and continuing through August 29, it’s time for "Olympics at Aladdin." Watch the Summer 2004 Olympics inside the Aladdin casino on massive screens with wagering specials available in the sports book. A drawing for $500 in free slot play will be held at 6 p.m. nightly. Club Aladdin members can receive one complimentary drawing ticket per day at the Club Aladdin booth. Additional drawing entries will be given to participants signing up for the No Risk Slot Tournament at the promotion center. Drawing winners must be present to win.

The Holiday Gift Shoppe program at MGM Mirage properties has expanded this year. Formerly this special program was only available at the MGM Grand, but now all MGM Mirage Players Club members receive one Holiday Gift Shoppe point for every players club point earned at NY-NY, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mirage and TI. The program is retroactive for all slot club points earned from Jan. 1, 2004 through Nov. 14, 2004. Holiday Gift Shoppe points are in addition to cash back points and comps. Gift Shoppe points are redeemable from Nov. 7 through noon, Nov. 14, at the Gift Shoppe location. Unredeemed Gift Shoppe points expire on Nov. 14. The Mirage is awarding double Holiday Gift Shoppe points from Sept. 1-30. Currently NY-NY is awarding double Holiday Gift Shoppe points through Aug. 20 while MGM Grand doubles the gift points through Aug. 31, and The Mirage will double up on gift points from Sept. 1-30.

Go for the easy comp! Surely we can all hit a $25 jackpot from time to time! Every Wednesday at El Cortez downtown, everyone winning $25 or more on a slot or video poker machine receives a coupon good for a free Klondike ice cream bar that can be redeemed at the Jackie’s Club promotion desk any day of the week.

Through August, poker room players at the Palms are eligible for cash drawings, Monday through Friday evenings during the Diamonds Are Forever Poker Giveaway. Play in the poker room with a Club Palms card and players who hit a flush in diamonds, Sunday through Thursday through Sept. 3, will be entered to win $200 cash. There are five drawings for a total of $1,000 in daily prizes. See the Palms Poker Room for complete rules and details.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x Wednesdays in August; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays (bonus points post the following day); Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Monday thru Thursday; 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 (some machines excluded on Wednesdays); 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 $1 and up reel slots thru September; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Silver Nugget (Mahoney’s Club) 3x every night from 11 p.m.-7 a.m.; 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 thru 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.)