The Cannery is conducting a canned-food drive for Three Square, a local food bank, Wednesday through May 29. All C.A.N. Club members receive a free electronic drawing entry for each can (up to five) donated to the drive, and then 500 entries will be selected to receive $20 in free play, which will automatically be deposited into the winners' accounts. On Monday, all players earning 299 same-day points ($100 coin-in on slots, $150 coin-in on video poker; no point redemption required) will receive an Americana Hat.
All Station Casinos sports books are offering a special "Battle of the Sexes" prop bet for the June 6 Belmont Stakes race between Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra and Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. The filly is a 3-2 favorite.
The Hard Rock Hotel is giving away free American flags on Memorial Day from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (or while supplies last).
Through May 30, Silverton players earning 500 points on slots ($500 coin-in; no point redemption required) or 1,000 points on video poker $1,000 coin-in) receive a Go Duster. Players earning 1,500 points on slots or 3,000 points on video poker also receive a Buxton Over-the-Shoulder Organizer Bag. Points do not have to be earned in one day.
The Gold Coast is running the following buffet specials through the end of the month: Players earning 250 same-day points ($250-$500 coin-in; no point redemption required) on Monday receive a buffet; members age 50-plus earning 250 points on Wednesday also receive a buffet; and on Thursday, all buffets are 50 percent off when paying with your Club Coast points.
The Bighorn and Longhorn casinos are continuing their popular cash and Pepsi giveaway through May 31. Slot and video poker players hitting a $50 jackpot as well as blackjack players hitting a natural in diamonds will receive a six-pack of Pepsi product, as well as an entry ticket into the casinos' upcoming Monday ($1,000 total), Thursday ($1,000) and Saturday ($2,500) drawings. All drawings take place at 7 p.m., and winners must be present.
On May 29, Rampart players earning 300 Club Rampart points ($600 coin-in on slots, $1,200 coin-in on video poker; no point redemption required) between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. There is a limit of two cards per day.
Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x Tuesday (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.; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 5x May 31; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Sunday and Monday, double cashback Tuesday; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Hard Rock (Rockstar Club): 6x today and Saturday; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 5x May 31; Orleans (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Monday; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x Fridays (slots only); South Point (The Club): 2x Sunday; Suncoast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 5x slots on Mondays and 10x slots on Wednesdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Thursdays, 5x Sundays and Wednesdays, 5x Monday-Friday 12 a.m.-5 a.m. (some machines excluded). Note: All Station and Fiesta casinos are offering 5x points for seniors (50-plus) every Wednesday. Swipe your card at a kiosk to activate the multiplier.
The Player's Edge appears Fridays in Neon. E-mail Jeffrey Compton and Bob Dancer at jeffrey.compton@compdance. com.