Sahara giving away cruises, TVs; Silverton targets new club members

Twice every day (2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.), the Sahara draws five must-be-present names to spin the wheel and win prizes including a three-day cruise, a 42-inch plasma TV, $5-$100 cash, show tickets, dinners and much more. Entry tickets can be earned at the machines, in the pit and in the poker room. Winners of the cruise and the plasma TV will be offered a cash option in lieu of the prize. This promotion runs through Aug. 31.

The Silverton is giving all new Discovery Club members $20 in free slot play in April -- $10 on the day of sign up, and $10 on the next visit within 30 days. The casino also is giving all new out-of-town Discovery Club members a free room night, which can be used on your next visit, or immediately if you are not already staying in the hotel.

From noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Texas Station is giving away an Earth Day Tote Bag to players earning 100 same-day points ($100-$400 coin-in; no point redemption required).

At 10 p.m. every day this month, Golden Gaming is giving away an iPod. Entries can be earned for each day's drawing beginning at 10:01 p.m. the night before at any of the 32 PT's Taverns or three Sierra Gold locations. Winners need not be present for any drawings, and the winner's name will be posted in all locations.

On Saturday, the Cannery is giving away $5-$1,000 cash to all players earning 999 points ($333 coin-in on slots, $500 coin-in on video poker). Players receiving $5 cash may trade it in for $10 of free play (and we recommend that you do that!). On Thursday, players earning 2,499 base points receive a free seafood buffet and $20 in free play. There is a limit of one gift per player per day.

While supplies last, South Point is giving away a free spring bingo dauber to all players at all sessions.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Gambler's Book Club, 630 South 11th Street, is giving away a free poker book to anyone donating a can of soup.

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 (C.A.N. Club): 5x Tuesday, Thursday and April 29; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 5x Sunday, 4x Monday, 3x Wednesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (Club Coast): double cashback Tuesdays and Saturdays; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x midnight-6 a.m. April 25; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 5x Sunday, 4x Monday, 3x Wednesdays; M (iMagine Rewards): 3x slots, 2x video poker; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Fridays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 2x every day; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x Fridays (slots only); Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 5x slots on Mondays and 10x slots on Wednesdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Tuesdays, 5x Sundays and Wednesdays, 5x Monday-Friday 12 a.m.-5 a.m. (some machines excluded). Note: All Station and Fiesta casinos are offering 5x points for seniors (50-plus) every Wednesday. Please swipe your card at a kiosk to activate the multiplier.

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