Gold Coast offering $500 in free play; M Resort has fleece sets

From 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, the Gold Coast will select 500 Club Coast members to receive $500 in free play. To find out if you are a winner, simply stick your card into the reader. If you get the message "500 Get 500 winner," follow the instructions to collect your free play. You must claim your prize on Sunday, but you have five days to play off the $500.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, M Resort is giving away a complimentary fleece set to all players earning 500 same-day base points ($500 coin-in; no point redemption required).

On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 28, Terrible's is awarding players a variety of gifts based on the number (300-2,000) of same-day points earned. For example 1,000 same day points ($1,000 coin-in; no point redemption required) will get you a $5 gasoline card, a free pack of smokes, six-pack of Aquafina or Pepsi, a sweatshirt or one of several other gifts. Players are limited to two Earn-and-Reward items per day. Also on Fridays in January, the casino is running Hot Seat Giveaway drawings every 15 minutes 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Based on Players Club card tier, the randomly selected player will receive from $25-$125.

Players can win up to $500 every day at the Bighorn and Longhorn casinos. Just insert your Bigshot card into to your favorite machine and see how much you have won.

Cannery players earning 799 same-day base points ($267 coin-in slots, $400 coin-in video poker; no point redemption required) on Thursdays in January receive a free seafood buffet and $20 in free play. Limit one per customer per day.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays this month, Eastside Cannery players earning 400 points ($134 coin-in slots, $200 coin-in video poker; no point redemption required) receive a fleece blanket or $10 free play. Those earning 800 points receive a winter jacket or $25 free play. Limit one per day.

The Western is drawing for $500 every Saturday, and on March 20, the casino will be giving away a new Hyundai Accent. Players receive one drawing entry with every $50 jackpot. All drawings begin at 8 p.m., and players must be present to win.

Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x midnight-6 a.m. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; 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.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays, 10x 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays (some machines excluded); Fitzgeralds (Club Fitz): 3x Tuesdays; Gold Coast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday, 9x reels Thursdays, double cash back Tuesdays, Young at Heart (50-plus) Mondays; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Hooters (Owl Rewards Club): 2x Saturdays 8 p.m.-midnight; Jerry's Nugget (One Club): 3x Wednesday and Jan. 25 and 27; Orleans (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday, Young at Heart (50-plus) Tuesdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Rampart Rewards): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x Fridays; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday, Young at Heart (50-plus) Thursdays; South Point (The Club): 2x Monday; Suncoast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Monday; Station Casinos: 5x for seniors (50-plus) Wednesday at all Stations and Fiestas; Terrible's (Players Club): 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10x slots Sundays; Texas Station (Boarding Pass): 5x reels 3x video poker midnight-6 p.m. Monday-Thursdays; 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.