Through July 27, players may earn up to $200 of free play per day at Palace Station or Green Valley Ranch (not both) during their "Free Slot Play Bounce Back" promotion. Slot players may earn from $5 to $100 per day for 250-5,000 base points. Video poker and keno players may earn from $5 to $100 for 500-20,000 base points. Earning period is from midnight to midnight and the free play is available beginning at about 3 a.m. the following day and up to 48 hours thereafter. All loose video poker machines are excluded.
Every Friday and Saturday night until Aug. 2 at Boulder Station and Sunset Station five players will receive $250 in free slot play, four players will get $500-$2,700 in cash or free slot play and the top winner will receive either $5,000 or a spin for a new 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid. Entries can be earned playing the machines or the tables (including live poker). Players must be present at the 8:15 p.m. drawings to win.
Gold Coast players earning 500 points ($500-$1,000 coin-in -- no point redemption necessary) on Thursdays in July receive a 12 pack of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist or Aquafina. Limit 10 12 packs per person per Thursday. It might be smart to bring in a suitcase-on-wheels to transport the beverages to your car.
New Plaza or Vegas player club members earning 100 points ($100 coin-in -- no point redemption required) within 24 hours of sign-up receive a T-shirt. Those reaching 600 points also get a free buffet, and those earning 1,700 points get a $25 food credit at Lombardi's or Great Moments Café (as well as the buffet and the T-shirt). Earn 4,000 points within 24 hours and receive two "Rat Pack is Back" tickets as well as all of the above. You can sign up at both clubs and go through the point-earning program twice.
Rampart players earning 250 same-day points ($500 coin-in on slots, $1,000 coin-in on video poker -- no point redemption necessary) on Mondays and Wednesdays (through July 30) receive a watch and pen set. Cannery players earning 299 same-day points ($299 coin-in -- no point redemption necessary) on July 21 and July 23 receive a kitchen timer.
One week from today (July 25) is Free Gas Friday at the Suncoast. Every hour from 1 to 7 p.m. the casino will award 32 winners a $25 or $50 gas card. Coast Club members receive one entry for every 100 points ($100-$200 coin-in) earn on their card.
The Gold Coast bingo rooms are offering a $1,000 guaranteed coverall at their 7 p.m. sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Suncoast bingo players can try for a $1,000 coverall at the 9 p.m. session on Friday and Saturday or at the Sunday 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. sessions.
Correction: For the upcoming July 26 Prius drawing Main Street Station Players Gold members receive five tickets for every 1,000 points, not five tickets for every 100 points.
Bonus Point Days: 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.; Cannery (American Can Club): 5x July 22, 24, 28 & 30 (some machines excluded); Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 5x Mondays, 2x Tuesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays & Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays & Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays & Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 5x Mondays, 2x Wednesdays; Plaza (Play Club): 2x Thursdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Fridays and Saturdays; Rio (Total Rewards): 3x for Las Vegas locals through Sept. 1; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x comp dollars Wednesdays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 2x every day; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x (reels) 2x (video poker) Fridays; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 5x (slots only) Mondays, 10x (slots only) Wednesdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 5x Sundays and Wednesdays, 5x Monday-Friday 12 a.m.-5 a.m., 10x July 31 (some machines excluded); Vegas Club (Play Club): 2x Thursdays.
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