Santa Fe, Red Rock giving away $30,000

On Saturday and April 5, both Santa Fe Station and Red Rock Resort will have drawings at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to give away a total of $30,000 including a $10,000 top prize. Players earn virtual entries playing slots, table games, poker and bingo, and must activate their entries on drawing days (and be present at the drawings) to win.

Beginning Tuesday, Hard Rock Hotel players earn either a $100 gift card or $100 in free slot play for every 7,500 points ($7,500 coin-in on slots, $15,000 on video poker; no point redemption required) earned on their cards through April 30.

The Rampart is celebrating its anniversary on April 8 with double points (see Bonus Point Days below) all day plus free T-shirts, cake and champagne from 2 to 6 p.m. On Sunday, players can begin earning entries into the "$20,000 Rampart Anniversary Drawings" to take place every Thursday in April. At each 6:30 p.m. drawing, 15 winners (who must be present) will receive $100 to $2,000. Entries can be earned at the machines and at the tables. Also, the casino is giving away a copy of "The Entertainment Capital," a very attractive coffee table book about Las Vegas, to all players earning 250 points ($500 coin-in on slots, $1,000 on video poker; no point redemption required) on Wednesday and April 6 and 9.

Throughout April, the El Cortez is giving away logo robes and towels. Players hitting a $200-plus jackpot on slots or a $300-plus jackpot on video poker will receive a ticket. Each ticket can be redeemed for a towel or every two tickets for a robe. Or you can pick up a $10 gift card to Arco, Mobil/Exxon, Shell, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Sears or Smith's. Each winner also will receive an entry into the casino's Saturday night drawing for a plasma TV and four $500 gift certificates.

Crazy Leroy's Race and Sports Book at the Riviera is hosting drawings on March Madness game days (Friday through Sunday and April 5 and 7) for T-shirts, hats and show tickets. Tickets can be earned by making a $20 minimum sports bet, or by getting select hands at blackjack, Let It Ride or three-card poker.

Players hitting a $50-plus jackpot at either the Longhorn or Bighorn casino in April will win a free six-pack of Pepsi product.

Bonus Point Days: Bighorn (Big Shot Club): 2x Fridays through Sundays; Cannery (American Can Club): 5x Wednesday, and April 8, 10, 14, 16, 22, 24, 28 and 30; 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): 5x Monday, 2x Tuesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays; 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Golden Gate (1906 Player's Club): 2x Tuesdays through Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 5x Monday, 2x Tuesdays; Longhorn (Big Shot Club): 2x Fridays through Sundays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays and 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x April 8, 2x Saturdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x comp dollars Wednesdays; Slots A Fun (Circus Players Club): 2x Wednesdays; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x today, 5x Sunday; Westin Casuarina (Players Club): 2x Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Note: Several casinos could not confirm their April Bonus Point Days at press time.

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