The Suncoast showroom hosts “Las Vegas Has Talent"

Feb 18, 2014 3:00 AM

The Suncoast showroom hosts “Las Vegas Has Talent!,” a new free variety show that is currently running for 12 weeks.

Top local talents selected from an online applicant pool will face off in a free, 2 p.m. show hosted by multi-talented Las Vegas local Doug Starks of “The Rat Pack is Back” fame. In order to compete, contestants must sign up in advance at, on the Las Vegas Has Talent page.

All contestants must be 18 years of age or older and applications will be accepted through April 8. Applications will be screened for quality of performance, originality, stage presence and audience appeal. Selected applicants will be contacted to coordinate the date of their featured performance.

Six contestants will face off for the right to advance to the quarterfinals. A panel of surprise celebrity guest judges and audience applause are the deciding factors of who moves on in the competition. Quarterfinal shows will occur every third week throughout the 12 week run.

Three of the quarterfinalists move on to the semifinal competition on April 29. The finals are Tuesday, May 6, with the winner to receive a $1,000 cash prize and a chance to make a guest appearance in the resort’s long-running variety show, Variety, which starts at 2 p.m. every Thursday. Audience members must 21 or over and have a B Connected card to attend.

South Point: Throughout February, club members who earn points Saturday through Monday will receive a prize. Players who earn 500 base points on video poker machines or 200 base points on slot or reel machines are eligible to receive that week’s Freebie February weekly gift.

The weekly gifts will be available for pick up the following Wednesday through Friday. For more information, please visit South Point Casino’s club booth or website.

Arizona Charlie’s: The Boulder and Decatur locations are featuring “Carnival of Cash, Comps and Free Slot Play” now through Feb. 28. For every 1,000 base points earned during the promotional period players receive a chance to play the promotion at the kiosk, which reveals a prize.

The prizes are free slot play, dining credits, complimentary bingo packs, a gift from the ace|PLAY center or drawing entries. Each week at the designated drawing date and time, one winner will be randomly selected for a $10,000 cash grand prize.

 Winners have 5 minutes to claim the cash at the designated winner’s stage. If the winner is not present they will have 24 hours to claim a consolation prize of $5,000 cash at the casino cage. Drawing dates are this Friday at 8:15 p.m. for $10,000 and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. for $10,000.

The final drawing will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:15 p.m. for another $10,000 plus any unclaimed monies from prior weeks. Visit the promotions center for complete details.

Until next week…good luck and good gaming!

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: [email protected].

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