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Time to blast for bucks

Nov 30, 2004 12:19 AM

Blast off for cash at the Fremont Casino downtown in December. Through Dec. 24, players can win a shot to catch some cash in the casino’s "Big Bucks Blast" machine. Players earn drawing tickets playing their favorite slot machines, table games, keno, and wagering at the race and sports book. Then, twice every night, lucky drawing winners have a chance to enter the swirling money machine which blasts cash and collect a share of the flying bills, from $100’s down to $1’s. Grab as much as you can and put them in the slot which drops them into a box. No matter how much you actually collect, no one that enters the machine leaves with less than $50.

Two casinos that have recently been purchased by Station Casinos are adding to their monthly promotions. The Gold Rush and Magic Star Casino’s are running free video poker tournaments. Magic Star Tournaments are held on Wednesdays and Sundays. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m. and the tournaments start at 6 p.m. The place winner gets 100 bucks, second place takes $75, third place nets $50 and fourth place grabs $25. Not bad for some free fun, eh? Gold Rush plays its tournaments on Mondays with the same prize structure with sign-ups beginning at noon. Both casinos are also hosting Friday and Saturday night drawings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. giving away $1,000 per night. Seven winners have the chance to share $1,000 every Friday and Saturday night in December. Earn drawing tickets by playing slots and earning points. The complete details will be posted in the casinos.

December is the time to collect your Holiday Cash from Bally’s or Paris. If you have played at Bally’s or Paris this past year while using your Connection Club card, depending on how much action you gave them, you probably have Holiday Cash waiting for you and may not even realize it! Bonus Holiday Cash is given in addition to your regular club benefits and cash back. You must redeem the extra holiday cash account in person in December or you lose it. Check at the Connection Club to see what you’ve earned, pick up your voucher and then just redeem it at the main cage.

Terribles has a great anniversary special: All video poker royals on machines of 5-cent or lower denomination pay 4-1. This is good from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the anniversary date, Dec. 6.

Las Vegas locals get a rare opportunity to collect extra cash back from the Stardust this week. Earn triple points for triple cash back from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. All Las Vegas locals are invited to participate, even first time new Prime Rewards club member sign-ups! Just present your local ID at the club booth. There is a limit of $1,000 total cash back awarded during the three- day period. See the Bonus Point Days listing at the conclusion of this column for a complete list of casino multiple point day opportunities.

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

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23, Jan. 1; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and 2x every night from midnight to 8 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn (Big Shot Club) 2x Mondays through Thursdays, 3x Fridays through Sundays; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Mondays through Fridays through December except Dec. 31, 2x Dec. 25 and 26; 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) 2x everyday (some machines excluded on Wednesdays); Fiesta Henderson and Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23, Jan. 1; Gold Strike (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays for Las Vegas locals only ($1 and up video poker excluded); Key Largo (Players Club) 3x everyday; Longhorn (Big Shot Club) 2x Mondays through Thursdays, 3x Fridays through Sundays; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 2x Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23, Jan. 1; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays and Saturdays; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Stardust (Prime Rewards) 3x Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 for Las Vegas locals only. Limit of $1,000 cash back during the three days; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23, Jan. 1; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday through Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Vegas Club (Play Barrick) 2x Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight.

(NOTE: At press time all casinos could not confirm their bonus point days and schedules for December. Please call ahead to confirm.)