M Resort has portable video poker; Aliante hopes you'll bring a friend

The Race and Sports Book at the M Resort is offering an interesting "eDeck Royal Flush Progressive Bonus" dollar video poker promotion via special portable hand-held devices. The "eDeck" is approximately twice the size of a Blackberry and can be played in most gaming areas of the casino. Only one game is currently offered, a 95.84-percent version of Jacks or Better with two royal flush progressives to make it interesting. A "regular" progressive grows with every coin bet, and a noon-to-midnight Saturday-and-Sunday-only progressive begins this weekend at $4,400 and grows at $100 an hour until it tops out at $10,000, where it remains until it is hit. Hitting a max-coin royal flush during the designated weekend hours earns you both progressives. Single slot club points are earned on all bets.

Poker players bringing a new player to the poker room at Aliante Station will get an entry into the May 31 drawing for a 42-inch TV. There is no limit to the amount of friends you can bring in, and they get drawing entries as well. The casino serves free pizza and beer 4-8 p.m. every Tuesday.

From 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday through May 31, both the Plaza and Vegas Club will randomly select slot players (using their Players Club cards) to win cash, free slot play or other various prizes. Rewards will be given out every 20 minutes.

The Bighorn and Longhorn casino are offering "Hot Seat" drawings every hour from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. through May 31. Patrons playing in a randomly selected section will get to spin a wheel for a guaranteed win of cash or logo items.

Earn 150 base points ($150 coin-in; no point redemption required) at the Eastside Cannery this Thursday and you can swipe your card to win $10-$1,000 in free slot play.

This Sunday, you can insert your Club Coast card into a Gold Coast slot machine to see if you are one of the 500 lucky people to have $500 in free play deposited into your Club Coast account.

Bonus Point Days: Binion's (Club Binion's): 2x Sundays and Tuesdays; 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.; Eastside Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 4x Sundays (some machines excluded); Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 9x Mondays-Wednesdays (penny slots only); Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays, 10x 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (Club Coast): 9x reels 5x video poker May 31, 9x reels Thursdays, Young at Heart (50-plus) Mondays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays-Thursdays; Hard Rock (Rockstar Club): 6x Sunday; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 5x Mondays and Wednesdays (slots only), 3x midnight-6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (all machines); Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 9x Mondays-Wednesdays (penny slots only); Opera House (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; Orleans (Club Coast): Young at Heart (50-plus) 5x 8 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x Fridays; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker May 31, Young at Heart (50-plus) Thursdays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; South Point (The Club): 5x slots/2x video poker May 31; Suncoast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker May 31, Young at Heart (50-plus) 9x slots 7x video poker Tuesdays and Thursdays; Station Casinos: 5x for seniors (50-plus) Wednesdays at all Stations and Fiestas; Terrible's (Players Club): 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10x slots-only Sundays; Texas Station (Boarding Pass): 5x reels 3x video poker midnight-6 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 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.