Beat the heat at Terrible's; casinos combine for 'Take It or Trade It'

Terrible's has a variety of promotions to attract players away from the summer heat. Today and July 23, the casino is giving away a gas grill every hour from 7-10 p.m. Players receive one ticket for every 50 base points ($50 coin-in) earned the day of the drawing. On Mondays and Saturdays, the casino selects 15 players to win up to $10,000 each. Club members receive one drawing ticket for every 250 points earned beginning June 27. You must be present at the evening drawings (7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.) to win. And, finally, all players club members get a free daily kiosk swipe to instantly win a cruise, up to $500 in cash, free slot play or more. Players can earn additional swipes after earning 250 and 500 points (and you keep your points).

"Take it or Trade It" is taking place at Sam's Town, Suncoast, Orleans and Gold Coast every Friday and Saturday through July 31. Twice each evening (drawing times vary), each casino will choose five winners who will receive (their choice) of either $800 or a chance to choose an envelope containing $200-$4,000. Entries can be earned playing the machines or at the tables.

On Sundays through Thursdays (through July 29), South Point players earning 200 same-day points ($200 coin-in; no point redemption required) can "Spin the Wheel" to win up to $50 free play, a $50 gasoline card, $20 off any restaurant, free breakfast or lunch buffet, double points, bonus points and more. All this weekend, poker players will receive a gift upon buy-in (limit one gift per person per day).

The Hard Rock Hotel is giving away $1,000 four times a day (4-7 p.m.) this Wednesday through July 23. Players can earn entries playing the slots and must be present at the drawings to win.

Earn 799 base points ($799-$1,598 coin-in; no point redemption required) at the Cannery on Thursdays in July and receive either a seafood buffet or $20 in free play. Limit one prize per player per day.

The Riviera is running free slot tournaments Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the month at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. The top prize is $500 in free slot play.

Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x Mondays, 5x midnight-6 a.m. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays (some machines excluded); 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.; Eastside Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 4x Sundays; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 9x Wednesdays (penny slots only); Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays, 10x 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (B Connected): 9x reels only Wednesdays, 9x reels 5x video poker Sunday, Young at Heart (50-plus) Mondays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays-Thursdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 5x Fridays, 6x Saturdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 9x Wednesdays (penny slots only); Opera House (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; Orleans (B Connected): Young at Heart (50-plus) 5x 8 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x Fridays; Sam's Town (B Connected): Young at Heart (50-plus) Thursdays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; Suncoast (B Connected): Young at Heart (50-plus) 9x slots 7x video poker Tuesdays and Thursdays; Station Casinos: 5x for seniors (50-plus) Wednesdays at all Stations and Fiestas; Terrible's (Players Club): 5x Thursdays (some machines excluded), 10x slots-only Sundays; Texas Station (Boarding Pass): 5x reels 3x video poker midnight-6 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Wednesdays and Fridays, 5x Sundays, 5x midnight to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday Mondays-Fridays (some machines excluded).

The Player's Edge appears Fridays in Neon. E-mail Jeffrey Compton and Bob Dancer at jeffrey.compton@ compdance. com.