Earn, win cruises at Hard Rock; Thanksgiving promotions unveiled

Through Dec. 17, Hard Rock Hotel players can either earn a cruise or win a cruise. Players earning 20,000 points ($13,333-$40,000 coin-in based on game played and Rockstar Club tier) from Nov. 1-Dec. 17 will receive a complimentary seven-day cruise for two. On Dec. 17, the casino will draw for five cruises -- and players receive one drawing ticket for every 250 points earned Nov. 1-Dec. 17. Players must be present at the drawing to win.

For a "limited time," Binion's and Four Queens players can earn cashback plus matching free slot play (to the nearest $5 increment, up to a $100 daily maximum). Points must be earned and redeemed the same day to receive the free-play bonus.

Earn 1,000 same-day points ($1,000 coin-in; no point redemption required) at South Point from Sunday through Nov. 23 and receive an 18-pound turkey, limit one per player. Earn 499 same-day points ($499 coin-in; no point redemption necessary) this Wednesday or Thursday at the Eastside Cannery and receive a salt and pepper turkey shaker (or $5 free play). Earn 999 points and receive a turkey certificate or $10 free play. This is a limit of one prize per day.

Wednesday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 12, both the Plaza (7 p.m.) and Vegas Club (9 p.m.) will draw three winners. The first will receive $400 cash or $500 free slot play; second place receives $250/$300 and the third place winner gets $100/$150. Winners must be present at the drawings to win, and all unclaimed prize money will roll over to the next drawing. Players receive one entry for every 100 points ($100 coin-in).

Play one hour of table games at Ellis Island and receive an entree in the restaurant. Play for two hours and you will receive two entrees -- and there is no limit to the number of entrees you can earn. You must be a Passport Players Club member to participate.

Bonus Point Days: Bighorn (Big Shot Club): 3x Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x midnight-10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 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 5 p.m.-midnight Sundays and Mondays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (Club Coast): 7x reels 5x video poker Nov. 26, 2x cashback Tuesdays and Thursdays (except Nov. 26); Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Hard Rock (Rockstar Club): 2x gift points Nov. 22-25 and 30, 3x gift points Nov. 26-29; Hooters (Owl Rewards Club): 2x Saturdays 8 p.m.-midnight; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Fridays and Saturdays midnight-6 a.m., 5x Mondays-Thursdays (55-plus players only); Longhorn (Big Shot Club): 3x Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays; Orleans (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Nov. 26; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Tuesday and Wednesday; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Nov. 26; 7x slots 5x video poker Thursdays seniors (50-plus); Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 5x Fridays in November; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x slots 2x video poker Fridays; Station Casinos: 5x for seniors (50-plus)Wednesday at all Stations and Fiestas; Suncoast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Nov. 26; Terrible's (Players Club): 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10x slots Sundays (some machines excluded); Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Wednesdays and Fridays, 5x Sundays, 5x midnight to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday (some machines excluded).

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