March isn't over yet, and there are still a few casino promotions worth checking out.
The final Orleans "Take It or Trade It" drawing will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday. Ten names will be drawing who can accept either $600 or take a chance at winning $2,500.
At 9 p.m. Monday, Ellis Island will draw for a 54-inch plasma TV. Players receive a ticket for every 1,000 points ($1,000 coin-in) earned over the month and must be present at the drawing to win.
Also on Monday, the Eastside Cannery is giving away a sweatshirt or a mother-daughter necklace to all players earning 150 same-day points ($150 coin-in on slots, $300 coin-in on video poker; no point redemption required).
All Station/Fiesta Senior 50 Plus entries earned in March are eligible for the Wednesday grand prize drawing. At 5 p.m., all 10 casinos will give away cash or free-play prizes (you must be present to win), plus one grand prize winner will receive a French wine country cruise for two (or $5,000 cash or $5,000 free play). Not over 50 yet? You can still get a 50-percent discount this Saturday at any Station/Fiesta buffet when you use your points.
The Rampart wants your e-mail address (assuming it doesn't already have it), and it only takes three trips to get your reward. Players giving the casino a new e-mail address will receive a $10 free slot play offer which will be sent via e-mail and then must be brought to the Players Club (on a subsequent trip) for redemption. The free play will then be loaded into the player's account the following Tuesday.
The Golden Gate is giving all new members earning 20 points (coin-in varies per machine; no point redemption required) $5 in free slot play and a T-shirt.
Looking ahead to next month, on Fridays and Saturdays, Jerry's Nugget will offer double payouts on all royal flushes hit on all quarter and dollar video poker machines (max coin-in; no wild cards). Also on Fridays and Saturdays in April, the casino will offer 10x points to all slot players.
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.; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 9x Tuesdays and Thursdays (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): Young at Heart (50-plus) Mondays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays-Thursdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x midnight-6 a.m. Friday-Saturday (March), 10x Friday-Saturday (slots only, April); Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 9x Tuesdays (penny slots only); 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 Tuesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x Fridays; Sam's Town (Club Coast): Young at Heart (50-plus) Thursdays; Suncoast (Club Coast): 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); Wildfire Casino Rancho (WildCard): 10 reels 5x video poker Sundays.
The Player's Edge appears Fridays in Neon. E-mail Jeffrey Compton and Bob Dancer at jeffrey.compton@ compdance.com.