On July 26, Main Street Station will give away a 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid (48 mpg!). Second prize will be round-trip airfare for two to Hawaii, plus there will be two $500 and 10 $100 cash prizes. Players Gold members receive five tickets for every 100 points ($100 coin-in) earned. Tickets also can be earned at the tables for every hour played with a $10 average bet. Players must be at the 7 p.m. drawing to win.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in July, the Palms is offering special gifts to players earning 100 to 750 same day points ($100-$750 coin-in; no point redemption required) on slots and 200 to 1,500 points ($400-$3,000 coin-in; some machines excluded) on video poker. Points must be earned from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to qualify.
From Monday through July 24, Hard Rock Hotel players will receive a $50 Macy's gift card or $50 free play for every 8,000 points ($8,000 coin-in on reels, $16,000-$48,000 on video poker; no point redemption required) earned on their Rockstar cards.
The Tropicana has introduced a daily swipe-your-card promotion. After swiping your Winners Club card (limit one swipe per day), players pick five out of 24 squares. Those revealing two or more palm trees receive a prize; anyone finding five palm trees gets $100,000.
On Aug. 23, the El Cortez will have a special $25,000 Cash is King drawing with 33 players winning $500 to $5,000. Jackie Club members receive one entry for every 5,000 points ($5,000-$15,000 coin-in) earned during July. All prizes will be awarded in cash, and players must be present at the 3 p.m. drawing to win.
There is a new poker room at the Stratosphere, right next to Roxy's Dinner. It is open 24/7 and offers daily no-limit tournaments and free poker lessons.
Rampart players earning 300 same-day points ($600-$1,200 coin-in; no point redemption required) on Saturday will receive a food ionizer; those earning 300 points Monday through Wednesday will get a soap dispenser. The same gifts can be picked up at the Cannery by earning 299 points ($299 coin-in) on Saturday (food ionizer) or Tuesday (soap dispenser). On Thursday, Cannery players will receive an electric can opener or a set of food storage containers after earning 400 points.
The Silverton is celebrating its 11th anniversary today through Sunday with free champagne and strawberry tall cake.
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 Monday and July 22, 24, 28 and 30 (some machines excluded); Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 5x Mondays, 2x Tuesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and 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 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 Thursday and July 31 (some machines excluded); 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.