Hard Rock to hand out $10,000 in 'May Mad Money'

On May 19, the Hard Rock Hotel is giving away $10,000 in "May Mad Money," including a $5,000 grand prize. Beginning Thursday, players can earn entries playing the machines, blackjack or placing a minimum $100 bet at the sports book. All new Rockstar Players Club sign-ups receive five free entries. Drawings will take place at 7 and 8 p.m., and players must be present to win.

The "$200,000 Cash, Cars and Free Play" giveaway continues at Terrible's throughout May. Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the casino will draw 25 names to win $200-$500 (the exact amount is based on the winner's player club tier). Some of the prizes are cash; others are awarded in free slot play. All winners also receive an entry into the grand prize drawing on May 28 for a 2008 Nissan Altima.

Six names will be drawn on May 30 at Arizona Charlie's Boulder and Arizona Charlie's Decatur -- five will receive $1,000, and the grand prize winner has a choice of $10,000 or a 2008 Lincoln MKZ. Players receive one entry for every 50 points earned at the machines.

Santa Fe Station is giving away $10 gift cards in the pit at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday in May. At each drawing, five winners will receive (their choice) cards for gasoline, groceries and national chain stores including Target and Wal-Mart. Pit players earn one virtual entry for $10 average bet per hour.

The Silverton is offering a free play option to Discovery Club members this month. Every 500 points ($500 coin-in) earned this month at slots, video reels and video keno or every 1,000 points ($1,000 coin-in) earned on video poker can be redeemed for $3 in free play.

From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in May, Palms players earning 100-750 points on slots ($100-$750 coin-in) or 200-750 points on video poker ($200-$1,500 coin-in) are entitled to a variety of gifts. No point redemption is required.

Several casinos are doing Mother's Day bingo specials on Sunday. Sam's Town is giving away a flower vase at all sessions, the Gold Coast and Suncoast are offering a heart-shaped silver-plated measuring spoon set and Arizona Charlie's Boulder is giving a memory photo box. All gifts require a minimum buy-in and are only available while supplies last.

Vegas Club players hitting a $300 jackpot on any machine can pick up a logo polo shirt.

Bonus Point Days: Bighorn (Big Shot Club) 2x-5x every day; Cannery (American Can Club): 5x Tuesday, Thursday and May 19, 21, 27 and 29; 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): 2x Tuesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays; 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays, 5x May 26; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays, 5x May 26; Gold Coast (Club Coast): 6x Sunday and May 26; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Hard Rock (Rockstar Club): 7x May 16-26 (must register at club); Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 2x Wednesdays; Longhorn (Big Shot Club) 2x-5x every day; Orleans (Club Coast) 5x Monday and May 19, 6x Sunday and May 26; Plaza (Play Club): 2x Thursdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays, 5x Sunday; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Fridays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x comp dollars Wednesdays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 2x every day; South Point (The Club): 2x Sunday and May 16; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 10x (slots only) Wednesdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 5x Wednesdays and Sundays; Vegas Club (Play Club): 2x Thursdays.

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