Club Coast changes redemption value of cashback points

There have been some major changes at Club Coast -- the players club at the Gold Coast, Orleans and Suncoast. Effective last Monday, players now earn one point for every dollar coin-in (slots and video poker) -- and all points can be redeemed for cashback at a rate of 1,000 points equals $1. Because the new formula requires three times more points to get the same cashback, all unredeemed point balances have been increased by three times, plus all three casinos are currently running triple points through Jan. 14.

Club Palms points earned between Oct. 22 and Dec. 23 may be redeemed for gift cards during the Palms "Presents for Points" promotion. Gift cards include 7-Eleven and Walgreens ($5 and $10 cards only) or Visa ($25, $50 and $100 cards only) and are redeemed at a rate of 440 base points ($440 coin-in) equals $1 in gift cards. Points must be redeemed by 10 p.m. Dec. 24 to be eligible for the gift cards.

Throughout November, El Cortez players winning a jackpot of more than $200 on slots or more than $300 on video poker receive a voucher for a 1-pound box of See's Candy. Vouchers also can be redeemed for $10 gas, grocery or gift cards. Also this month, the El Cortez is awarding one entry to a special $25,000 drawing for every 5,000 points ($5,000-$15,000 coin-in) earned on your card. The drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 and players must be present to win.

Cannery players earning 350 American Can points ($350 coin-in -- no point redemption required) on Mondays or Wednesdays (through Nov. 14) can pick up a Handy Bag Sealer. Those earning 600 points receive a kid-size backpack and anyone earning 900 points can receive both.

Bonus Point Days:Boulder Station (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22; Cannery (American Can Club): 5x all day Tuesdays and Thursdays (except Nov. 22 -- 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.; El Cortez (Jackie's Cortez Club): 3x 5 p.m.-midnight Sundays and Mondays, 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 3x Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 2x Saturdays through Thursdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Tuesdays and Saturdays; 5x Nov. 11 and 22; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Tuesdays and Saturdays; 5x Nov. 11 and 22; Gold Coast (Club Coast): 3x through Jan. 14; Golden Gate (1906 Player's Club): 2x Tuesdays through Thursdays; Green Valley Ranch (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 3x Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Las Vegas Hilton (Resorts Destination Casino Club): 2x Reward Dollars Fridays through Nov. 23; Orleans: 3x through Jan. 14; Palace Station (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays through Wednesdays; Rampart (Rampart Rewards): 2x Fridays; Red Rock (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22, 5x points -- players choose Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and Saturday or Sunday; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x comp dollars Thursdays and Sundays: Slots A Fun (Circus Players Club): 2x Wednesdays; South Point (The Club): 2x Nov. 22; Suncoast (Club Coast): 3x through Jan. 14; Sunset Station (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, double cashback Sundays through Wednesdays; Texas Station (Boarding Pass): 4x Nov. 22; Tuscany (Player's Club): 5x midnight-5 a.m. Monday through Fridays; 5x all day Sundays and Wednesdays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card): 2x video reels only; Wildfire (Wild Card): 2x video reels only.

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