Riviera unveils new players club

As part of the Riviera's new Club Riviera, members receive one point for every $2 coin-in on slots and $4 coin-in on video poker. Every 100 points can be redeemed for $1 in cashback. Gold level members (earning 7,500 points in one year) receive 2x cashback and Diamond level members (earning 20,000 points in one year) receive 3x cashback. Also, players earning 100 same-day points ($200 coin-in on slots, $400 coin-in on video poker; no point redemption required) will receive a glow pen. Those earning an additional 200 same-day points will receive a free show ticket. Members earning 300 more same-day points will get a free buffet. (Local players can earn same-day rewards only once per month). Although your old Riviera Players Club card can still be used to earn points, Riviera management urges all players to stop by the booth and pick up a new card. All new members will receive between $1 and $1,000 in new slot play upon sign-up.

On June 29, both Arizona Charlie's Boulder and Arizona Charlie's Decatur will draw for a new 2007 Lincoln MKZ, plus five $1,000 cash prizes. Players earn entries playing slots and video poker with their A.C.E. Rewards Club card and must be present at the 8:15 drawings to win.

As usual, there are a lot of bingo giveaways this Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, both the Gold Coast and Suncoast will give T-shirts to all bingo players at all sessions. And on Monday, the Silver Nugget will give away a "Super Dauber" while the Plaza will give away a four-piece candle set. All of these gifts require a minimum buy-in and are available while supplies last.

Bob Dancer's video poker classes have kicked off another season on Tuesday mornings at the Silverton. A different game is discussed each week. On Tuesday, Bob will conduct a beginning level class on Full Pay Deuces at 10 a.m. followed by an intermediate class at noon. All classes are free and everyone is welcome.

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie's Boulder (A.C.E. Club): 3x Wednesdays and Fridays; Arizona Charlie's Decatur (A.C.E. Club): 3x Wednesdays and Fridays; Bighorn (Big Shot Club): 2x-5x points awarded daily; Binion's (Club Binion's): 2x Tuesday-Thursday; Cannery (American Can Club): 5x all day Tuesdays, 6x 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays (some machines excluded); Casino MonteLago (Club Uno): 2x Mondays and 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): 2x Tuesdays, 3x Thursdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 2x Saturdays-Thursdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 3x Wednesdays, 5x Fridays; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays, 5x Saturdays 6 p.m.-midnight; Gold Coast (Club Coast): 2x Monday; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays, 4x Tuesdays; Hard Rock (Back Stage Pass): 2x every day (locals only); Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 3x Thursdays; Longhorn (Big Shot Club): 2x-5x points awarded daily; Orleans (Club Coast): 2x Monday; Plaza (Play Club): 2x every day in May (must register at club); Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays-Wednesdays; Rampart (Rampart Rewards): 2x Sundays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x comp dollars Wednesdays, double comp redemption Sundays and Thursdays; Slots A Fun (One Club): 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Coast): 2x Monday; Terrible's (Player's Club): 2x Monday, 3x Thursdays and Sundays, double cashback Sundays-Wednesdays; Tuscany (Player's Club): 5x midnight-5 a.m. Mondays-Fridays; 5x all day Sundays and Wednesdays; Wildfire (Wild Card): 5x Saturdays, 2x Mondays-Wednesdays midnight-8 a.m.; Wild Wild West (Wild Card): 5x Thursdays, 2x Sundays-Wednesdays midnight-8 a.m.

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