Palace Station top prize $250,000; Suncoast, Hard Rock use 'Hot Seats'

On Thursday and March 26, 10 Palace Station players will compete for a chance to win $250,000. Five of the players will be selected via a drawing while the remaining places will be given to the five players who have earned the most Boarding Pass points at Palace Station over the previous week (12:01 a.m. Thursday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday). Drawing entries will be awarded for every 100 points ($100-$400 coin-in) on video poker and video keno with double entries given to players earning 100 points on slots and video reels. Entries also can be earned at the tables, bingo and live poker. Each of the 10 players selected will receive a minimum of $1,000 cash plus an opportunity to earn more money opening up a $2,000 treasure box. If they succeed, they can try for a $4,000, then $8,000, $16,000, $32,000, $64,000, $125,000 and then the top prize of $250,000.

Every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Suncoast is randomly selecting a "Hot Seat" winner (i.e. a player using his Club Coast card) and giving him $100 free play (Mondays-Thursdays) or $1,000 free play (Fridays-Saturdays). This promotion runs through the end of the month.

The Hard Rock Hotel also is doing "Hot Seat" drawings this Monday and Wednesday. Every hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., a lucky player using his Rockstar Club Card will receive $1,000 in cash.

Jerry's Nugget players earning 2,000 More Club points in one day ($2,000 coin-in; no point redemption required) can return the following day and receive $2-$80 in cash after swiping their cards. This promotion runs through March 21.

On Wednesdays throughout March, Eastside Cannery players receive a 50 percent redemption discount when paying for meals with C.A.N. points.

Also on Wednesdays in March, all Texas Station players earning at least 100 points that day ($100-$400 coin-in; no point redemption required) will be able to reach into a mystery box (noon-8 p.m.) and win $5,000 in cash or a mystery gift.

The Rampart is celebrating St. Patrick's Day every Monday this month by giving away a special hat or shirt to anyone earning 150 one-day points ($300-$600 coin-in; no point redemption required). Players earning 300 same-day points receive both gifts.

The Silverton is giving out Aqua Globes (glass bulbs that automatically water plants) to all players earning 500 one-day points on reel slots ($500 coin-in; no point redemption required) or 1,000 one-day points on video poker. Players are limited to one Aqua Globe per day.

Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x Wednesday and March 24 and 26 (some machines excluded); 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): 3x Tuesday, Thursday and March 24, 26 and 28 (100 percent machines excluded); Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 3x March 25, 4x Monday, 5x Sunday; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (Club Coast): 6x Tuesday, 4x Mondays, 5x Fridays, double cashback Tuesdays, March 24 and 31; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 5x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 3x March 25, 4x Monday, 5x Sunday; Orleans (Club Coast): 6x Tuesday; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 6x Tuesday; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 2x every day; Suncoast (Club Coast): 6x Tuesday; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 5x (slots only) Mondays, 10x (slots only) Wednesdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Tuesdays in March, 5x Sundays and Wednesdays, 5x Monday-Friday 12 a.m.-5 a.m. (some machines excluded).

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