Westgate slot club is something Elvis would have loved

Mar 29, 2016 3:01 AM

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is celebrated for its storied past as Elvis’ former home (the “King” performed for 837 consecutive sold out shows here, breaking all Las Vegas attendance records), its expansive variety of suites, abundant onsite amenities, superb customer service and prime location adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

It boasts an extraordinary array of services and amenities, from the World’s Largest Race & Sports Book (known as the “SuperBook”) to the world-famous Benihana. In addition, Westgate offers a Las Vegas monorail stop onsite for easy access to the rest of the excitement on the Strip.

As a Players Club member, you will earn tier points from tracked slot and table play to determine how close you are to the next exciting increased level of benefits – comprised of Classic (0-14,999), Premium (15,000-39,999), Elite (40,000-69,999) and Ultra (70,000-plus) tiers to earn complimentary rooms, meals, free slot play, special events and more. A brochure is available describing all tier levels and benefits at the club booth.

Every $2.10 coin-in on slots and video reels earns one point. Every $10 coin-in on video poker earns one point. One dollar in rated theoretical earned on table games equals five tier credits. Every 100 points can be redeemed for $1 in free slot play (minimum of $5 for withdrawal.)

Comps can be earned separately for your rated play on slots and tables that can be used for restaurants, bars, rooms, retail outlets, shows and more. Visit the club booth located at the main cage or see a casino host for more information on your earned comps.

Westgate features a variety of new and exciting slots and video poker games, including classics like Blazing 7’s, Buffalo, Wheel of Fortune and Megabucks, plus the latest virtual games like Sphinx 3D, Zuma, Bejeweled, Cash ‘Em If You Can, Walking Dead, ZZ Top Live From Texas and Buffalo Stampede.

You can also try for your shot at winning a new 2016 Corvette located near the SuperBook. The High Limit Gaming area offers games from denominations ranging from $.25 to $100. Every Tuesday, a list is published of the latest hot Top 40 slot and video poker machines with the most payouts from the previous week.

Table game offerings include blackjack (three varieties: single deck, double deck and multiple deck with limits from $5 to $1,000, $25 to $2,000); craps, roulette, Bonus Spin Blackjack and baccarat with Dragon Bonus.

In Dragon Bonus, players can bet the player/bank. If the player or bank wins by a certain amount, 4-9, it pays a bonus from 1-1 to 30-1. Limits are $100 to $2,000 with a $500 tie bet and a $100 Dragon Bonus bet.

Dining options include Benihana, which showcases exhibition-style Japanese cuisine; the new highly regarded Edge Steakhouse, Fresco Italiano, offering a vast selection of homemade pizzas, signature pastas and entrees, and classic desserts; The Buffet, Sid’s Café, Silk Road Asian Bistro, SuperBook Deli, Rikki Tiki Sushi plus fast food outlets like Pizza Hut Express and The Ice Cream Shoppe.

In April, Westgate will host a $99 per person $25,000 slot tournament with a top prize of $10,000; the top 50 place finishers will win prize money. The contest will take place April 22-23.

For more information about the tournament and the Westgate, visit www.westgatedestinations.com/nevada/las-vegas

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: [email protected]

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: [email protected].