September still has plenty of deals to offer players

'October is only a few days away, but there are still several interesting September promotions you may want to check out.

At the Vegas Club, all players hitting a jackpot of $200 or more can select a key (from a selection of 100) and try to open a box containing a minimum of $1,000.

Both the Gold Coast and the Suncoast are offering $1,000 guaranteed bingo coveralls at their 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday sessions. Today and Saturday, the Gold Coast is offering $1,000 coveralls at the 7 p.m. sessions and the Suncoast is offering the same at the 9 p.m. sessions.

The wallet promotion concludes this weekend at the El Cortez. All Jackie's Cortez Club members hitting a $200-plus slot jackpot or a $300 video poker jackpot can pick up a wallet containing between $10 and $1,000 in free play.

Throughout October, members of the 1906 Club (the Golden Gate players club) earning 300 points ($300 coin-in; no point redemption required) in one day can receive a Halloween witch collectible. Members also can redeem lots of 300 points to draw for between $20 and $1,000 instant cash, free room nights or dinner for two.

Players earning 500 points ($625 coin-in; no point redemption required) on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays at Nevada Palace in October will receive a free commemorative plate. On Mondays and Fridays, players earning 650 points will receive an eight-pack of fluorescent light bulbs.

Nine times every Friday and Saturday evening in October, the Silver Nugget will draw a name to choose a prize envelope from one drum (worth $50-$500 in cash) and an additional "multiplier" envelope from a second drum. The multiplier envelope could add $50-$1,000 cash to the original prize or multiply it up to 10 times. Players can begin earning entries Monday, and all winners must be present at the drawings.

On the first Wednesday morning of every month, the Las Vegas Hilton hosts a $20,000 Freeroll Poker Tournament. Players with 40 hours of tracked action the previous month will begin with 800 starting chips; those with 50 hours receive 1,000 chips and players with 60 hours start with 1,200 chips. And players can earn double hours every day from 4 to 10 a.m.

Bonus Point Days: Cannery (American Can Club): 5x all day Sundays (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.; El Cortez (Jackie's Cortez Club): 3x 5 p.m.-midnight Sundays and Mondays; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 2x Tuesdays, 3x Thursdays, 3x 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 2x Saturdays through Thursdays, 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Fridays; Golden Gate (1906 Player's Club): 2x Tuesdays through Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 2x Tuesdays, 3x Thursdays, 3x 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; Las Vegas Hilton (Resorts Destination Casino Club): 2x Reward Dollars Fridays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays through Wednesdays; Rampart (Rampart Rewards): 2x Saturdays; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass): 5x points - players choose Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and Saturday or Sunday; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x comp dollars Thursdays and Sundays; Slots A Fun (Circus Players Club): 2x Wednesdays; South Point (The Club): 2x Wednesdays; Terrible's (Player's Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, double cashback Sundays through Wednesdays; Tuscany (Player's Club): 5x midnight-5 a.m. Monday through Fridays; 5x all day Sundays and Wednesdays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card): 2x video reels only; Wildfire (Wild Card): 2x video reels only. (Note: Several casinos could not confirm their October bonus point schedules.)

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