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Nov 6, 2012 3:00 AM

Station Casinos’ “Cars & Cash Bash” is on for players along Rancho Drive involving Palace, Texas, Fiesta Rancho and Santa Fe.

Players have a chance to win a car or cash nightly through Dec. 2 with the “Cars & Cash Bash” giveaway totaling $1.5 million in prizes. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, one Ford vehicle (select Escape, Mustang or Fusion models) will be given away at each property and four other lucky players will win $500 cash.

That breaks down to 60 guaranteed car winners and 240 guaranteed cash winners through the course of the promotion. Drawings will be held at those Station properties every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:15 p.m. Here’s a nice twist: winners need not be present and have 24 hours to claim their prizes! Check the boards posted in the casinos for the winner lists.

Entries are earned automatically at participating properties during the week, which will go toward the weekend drawings and reset after the drawing each Sunday. All Boarding Pass members will receive five bonus entries daily for swiping their cards at a kiosk at an eligible property. The bonus entries are awarded once daily at the property where a guest first swipes the card.

To activate entries for the drawings, guests must swipe Boarding Pass rewards cards at a kiosk between midnight and 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the contest period. Guests playing select video machines between 6 and 8 p.m. will be automatically entered for their convenience. Check your card reader to make sure you see you have been entered.

One entry is earned for every 50 slot, video poker, video keno or video blackjack points earned. Full details are available at a Boarding Pass Rewards Center.

Rampart

The Summerlin-based resort/casino will offer the “$50,000 Pilgrim’s Payout” drawings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout November. Players earning 100 points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will get one kiosk entry in the weekly drawings and double the entries every Monday through Thursday. There will be 30 winners chosen to receive up to $10,000 cash every Saturday.

The casino will also offer “Gift Giveaways” every Wednesday throughout November. Resort Rewards members who earn 250 base points from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. each Wednesday can swipe their card at any kiosk from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to claim their gift.

Summerlin Elite Players (highest tier level) will receive one free gift each Wednesday. Each player can earn a maximum of two earned gifts per day. Gift recipients on Nov. 7, 14 and 28 will receive a bottle of wine and, just in time for Thanksgiving, a pumpkin pie will be offered on Nov. 21.

Venetian

Madame Tussaud’s at the Venetian loves voters and veterans. Get free admission to the museum on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 when you present your “I Voted” sticker. Active and past military members get free admission on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

Voters must present their “I Voted” stickers and members of the military must present their valid military ID at the box office to receive one complimentary Adult General Admission ticket.

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and a 18-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Gaming Today as well as other gaming publications, including the annual American Casino Guide Book. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: [email protected].

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