Boyd Gaming introduces B Connected players club

As of Oct. 1, Boyd Gaming's three downtown casinos (California, Fremont and Main Street Station) have a new consolidated players club called B Connected that not only lets members earn and redeem points at those casinos, but also earn and redeem points at the Gold Coast, Orleans, Suncoast and Sam's Town, plus the six Boyd casinos in Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana and Illinois. Members earn one point for every dollar coin-in and every 1,000 points can be redeemed for $1 in cashback. All unredeemed point balances from the former Players Gold cards have been transferred to the B Connected system, but members must pick up a new B Connected card in order to earn and redeem additional points.

Every Saturday in October during the Pumpkin Patch O'Cash promotion, the Silverton will draw 10 names. Nine winners will receive $500-$2,500, and one person has a chance to win (by selecting matching pumpkins) $5,000-$50,000. Discovery Club members can earn points on the machines, at the tables, or at live poker or live keno. You must be present at the drawings to win.

Twice each Friday this month, Arizona Charlie's Boulder (2:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.) and Arizona Charlie's Decatur (2:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.) will select five winners to choose a Cash-O-Lantern and win $250-$1,500. A.C.E. Reward Club members receive one entry for every 50 base points earned. As this is a virtual drawing, please remember to swipe your card at a kiosk every day before you play and to swipe it once before each drawing to activate your entries.

Palms players earning 50-3,500 points ($50-$3,500 coin-in; no point redemption required) on slots or 100-7,000 points on video poker (some machines excluded) on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays in October will receive a free gift. More than one gift may be earned each day.

You can win a free fleece pullover at the Las Vegas Hilton this month by hitting 7-7-7 in blackjack, a three-of-a-kind in three-card poker, a royal flush at video poker or a $1,000-plus jackpot at slots.

The Fiesta Rancho and the Fiesta Henderson have "Amigo Minute Madness" 6-10 p.m. every Saturday by randomly giving away $25 in free play every minute. You must be playing with your Amigo Card to win.

Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Oct. 18, 25, and 28; 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.; El Cortez (Club Cortez): 3x Sundays and Mondays 5 p.m.-midnight; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Gold Coast (Club Coast): 5x Oct. 22 and Oct. 27-30, 6x Monday and Oct. 31, double cashback Tuesday and Oct. 21; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 5x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 13x Oct. 26 and 31; Orleans (Club Coast): 6x Monday and Oct. 31; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Fridays; Rio (Total Rewards): 3x for Las Vegas locals; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 6x Monday and Oct. 31; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 2x every day; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x (reels) 2x (video poker) Fridays; South Point (The Club): 2x Monday and Oct. 31; Suncoast (Club Coast): 6x Monday and Oct. 31; Sunset Station (Boarding Pass): 5x Fridays; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 5x (slots only) Mondays, 10x (slots only) Wednesdays; Tropicana (Players Club): 2x cashback through Oct. 23; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Thursday and Oct. 23 and 30; 5x Sundays and Wednesdays, 5x Monday-Friday 12 a.m.-5 a.m. (some machines excluded).

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