Sam's Town offers $500 in free play; Palms giving gifts for points

Today and April 23, Sam's Town is giving away $500 in free play to 500 (pre-selected) players. To find out if you have won (and to redeem your free play), you must visit the casino on those days and insert your card into any card reader on any machine. On Sunday, the Gold Coast is running the same promotion.

Every Tuesday and Thursday this month, the Palms is giving away gifts to players based on the number of same-day points earned. Gifts include a Blu-Ray player, up to $185 in free slot play and other gifts, and you get to keep you points. Many video poker machines are not included in this promotion, but those are clearly marked. The Palms is also running a "$100,000 Relax from Tax Swipe and Win" promotion this Sunday through Thursday. Club Palms members can swipe their cards once a day to win up to $1,000 cash, up to $100 free play and up to $50 in food credits, as well as mystery gifts, points and multipliers.

Rampart players earning 600 same-day points ($600 coin-in on slots, $1,200 coin-in on video poker) on Tuesday or April 27 receive a black tote bag. Limit one bag per day.

Every 15 minutes from 7-9 p.m. on the remaining Fridays in April, Terrible's will randomly choose a Players Club member playing with their card and, based on the level of the card, will award him $25-$125 in cash. The casino also is running a daily card swipe promotion for a chance to win up to $250,000, a free cruise, free slot play or other prizes. All players get one free swipe per day and can earn additional swipes with every 250 points ($250 coin-in).

New members signing up for the Imagine Rewards slot club at M Resort have a choice of a free M logo T-Shirt or $5 in free Slot Play.

Bonus Point Days: Bighorn (Bigshot Club): 2x Friday-Sundays; Binion's (Club Binion's): 2x Sundays and Tuesdays; 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): 4x Wednesday; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 9x Mondays-Wednesdays (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): 9x reels 5x video poker April 30, 9x reels Thursdays, Young at Heart (50-plus) Mondays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays-Thursdays; Hard Rock (Rockstar Club): 6x Sunday; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 10x Friday-Saturday (slots only); Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 9x Mondays-Wednesdays (penny slots only); Longhorn (Bigshot Club): 2x Friday-Sundays; 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): double cashback Mondays and Wednesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x Fridays; Sam's Town (Club Coast): Young at Heart (50-plus) Thursdays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; 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); Wild Wild West (WildCard): 10 reels 5x video poker Saturdays Wildfire Casino Boulder (WildCard): 10 reels 5x video poker Saturdays; Wildfire Casino Rancho (WildCard): 10 reels 5x video poker Saturdays.

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