Joanie’s continues to draw cozy jackpot
July 17, 2018 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Jackpot Joanie’s Gaming & Spirits is a privately held company owned by Ronald Winchell, operating a chain of slot parlor casinos with 17 locations around the Las Vegas valley.
With a casual, laid-back atmosphere, it’s almost like gambling in your living room with cozy chairs and tables, private gambling areas, soft music, HD TV’s and a convenience bar serving alcohol, soda, coffees, snacks, lunches and bar food. The counters also sell most major brand cigarettes at discount prices. All locations are open 24/7.
We visited the location at 6436 N. Decatur Blvd. in North Las Vegas just off the 215 beltway. This location has 15 gaming machines offering a variety of slots, video reels, video poker, video keno and blackjack in denominations from one-cent to $5. Other locations have up to 35 machines.
Jackpot Joanie’s Players Club is universal, meaning the club card will work at any of their locations and earned points travel with you. Point earning is determined by the type of game and denomination being played. New members signing up for the club receive $10 in free slot play after earning your first 100 points (approximately $20.) Points can be redeemed for free slot play or cigarettes.
Monthly mailers are sent out to regular customers once you become established with offers for free slot play and a list of the monthly promotions. July is Player Appreciation Month with drawings for established players. Player Appreciation Month is held quarterly throughout the year. Other monthly promotions include 4-of-a-kind bonuses, straight flush bonuses, bonus point multiplier days and more. During July players can earn 4x points on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Some restrictions apply – see the host for details.)
Players are comped beverages (beer, wine, soda and coffee) after playing at least $10 and premium cocktails and alcohol are comped after playing $20 through a machine. No draft beers, but over 15 bottled beers were on display at the Decatur location.
The food menu is limited but the prices are spot on! A breakfast sandwich served 24/7 is a mere $5 and appetizers like onion rings and tater tots are $2.50; Mozzarella Sticks are $5. Pizzas and sandwiches (burgers, hot dogs, etc.) are $5 and there are also chicken wings and chicken fingers available for $5.
There is no official website for the company but locations, Google reviews and directions can be found online. A Facebook page for the Decatur location can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackpot-Joanies/1665984140287065 or call 702-786-6800 for more information.