South Point giving away free play; 'Take It or Trade It' debuts

Every 15 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, a randomly selected South Point player will win $1,000 in free slot play that will be available instantly and downloadable in $100 increments. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the casino is allowing all players who earn 100 same-day points ($100 coin-in) one chance to spin a wheel to win $50 free play, a $50 gasoline card, $20 free play, 3X points, 2X points, 500 bonus points, two-for-one breakfast or lunch buffet, or $10 off any South Point restaurant.

Through Jan. 30, Sam's Town, Suncoast and Gold Coast are offering two "Take It or Trade It" drawings on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be five winners at each drawing with a top prize of $4,000. The drawings take place at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at all three casinos, and winners must be present. Check at the promotion booth regarding how to earn entries.

Orleans players earning 7,500 base points ($7,500 coin-in; no point redemption required) during January receive an Orleans jacket. After earning the points, players can print out a voucher at any kiosk and then redeem it for a jacket at the Club Coast booth. Limit one jacket per account.

Every 15 minutes from 5-9 p.m. on Fridays, a randomly selected Eastside Cannery player will receive (from the Cannery Girls) either cash or prizes.

From Sunday through the end of the month, Jerry's Nugget players earning 1,000 same-day base points ($1,000 coin-in) or pit players earning 140 same-day points (formula varies) can swipe their More Club cards the following day to win $10-$100.

Both the Plaza (7 p.m.) and the Vegas Club (9 p.m.) are giving away $1,000 on Saturdays. On February 27, the casinos will hold a joint drawing (8 p.m.) at the Vegas Club for a new Hyundai Accent. On Thursdays, both casinos are giving away Cuddle Blankets to players earning 500 points ($500 coin-in; no point redemption required).

Rampart players earning 250 same-day points ($500 coin-in slots, $1,000 coin-in video poker) on Tuesdays in January will receive a mystery gift. Table players will receive a gift after accumulating 21/2 hours of play at $10 average bet (or equivalent).

At 1 p.m.Thursday, Bob Dancer will kick off a 10-week semester of free video poker classes at South Point in the Showroom. Everyone at least 21 years of age is welcome. See the club booth or for the class schedule.

Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x midnight-6 a.m. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-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.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Fridays, 10x 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays (some machines excluded); Fitzgeralds (Club Fitz): 3x Tuesdays; Gold Coast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Jan. 18, double cash back Tuesdays, Young at Heart (50-plus) Mondays; Golden Gate (Club 1906): 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Hooters (Owl Rewards Club): 2x Saturdays 8 p.m.-midnight; Jerry's Nugget (One Club): 3x Monday, Wednesday and Jan. 20, 25 and 27; Orleans (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Jan. 18, Young at Heart (50-plus) Tuesdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Rampart Rewards): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays; Sahara (Club Sahara): 2x Fridays; Sam's Town (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Jan. 18, Young at Heart (50-plus) Thursdays; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x slots 2x video poker Fridays; South Point (The Club): 2x Jan. 19; Suncoast (Club Coast): 7x slots 5x video poker Jan. 18; Station Casinos: 5x for seniors (50-plus) Wednesday at all Stations and Fiestas; Terrible's (Players Club): 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10x slots Sundays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Wednesdays and Fridays, 5x Sundays, 5x midnight to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday (some machines excluded).

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