The "Big Game" between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants is Sunday (and due to NFL regulations, casinos cannot use the "SB" word in advertising). While many of the planned events are invitation only, you can still join the fun at several casinos throughout the valley. The Orleans' "Sunday Tailgate Party" gives all game bettors tickets for six $500 drawings at the end of the first three quarters and six $1,000 drawings at the end of the game. Both the Eldorado and Jokers Wild are giving away a limited edition T-shirt to anyone making a $20 parlay bet or a $50 straight bet. All $20 bettors at Jerry's Nugget have a chance to win cash and prizes during the game and will receive a drawing ticket to the "Big Game Blackjack Tournament" featuring $2,000 in prizes.
Effective today, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson Amigo Club points can be redeemed for free play at a rate of 600 points equals $1 free play. This applies to points earned from Jan. 25 forward. Also within the past week, the few machines at these properties that took $2 to earn one point (primarily, but not exclusively, over-100 percent video poker) now require $4 to earn that same point.
Throughout February, El Cortez players hitting a $200-plus jackpot on slots or a $300-plus jackpot on video poker can pick up a fleece jacket or a $10 gasoline/grocery/gift card.
Texas Station is running $10,000 Slot Tournaments every Sunday this month. Boarding Pass members receive one entry for every 150 points earned during the previous week. There will be more than 50 winners each Sunday including a $700 grand prize. The casino also is offering free blackjack tournaments on Saturdays in February.
All Rampart Rewards members can enter each day of the Rampart $35,000 slot tournament running Thursday through Feb. 10. The top five daily scorers receive $100-$500, plus they (and the next five top scorers) move on to the final round at 8 p.m. Feb. 10, where the top 27 players will receive $100-$10,000 (an additional $5,000 will be given away via a drawing).
Bonus Point Days: Bighorn (Bigshot Club): 2x Monday through Thursday, 3x Friday through Sunday, 4x Feb. 15-18; Boulder Station (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Cannery (American Can Club): 5x Tuesdays and Thursdays (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 Club Cortez): 2x Tuesdays or Thursdays (sign up at booth prior to play); Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 5x Mondays and Wednesdays, 2x Tuesdays; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays (selected machines), 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club): 5x Mondays and Fridays (swipe at kiosk); Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club): 5x Mondays and Fridays (swipe at kiosk); Golden Gate (1906 Player's Club): 2x Tuesdays through Thursdays; Green Valley Ranch (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays and Wednesdays, 4x Tuesdays; Jerry's Nugget (More Club): 3x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 5x Mondays and Wednesdays, 2x Tuesdays; Longhorn (Bigshot Club): 2x Monday through Thursday, 3x Friday through Sunday, 4x Feb. 15-18; Orleans (Club Coast): 6x today through Sunday; Palace Station (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays through Wednesdays; Rampart (Rampart Rewards): 2x Saturdays; Red Rock (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Santa Fe Station (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x Fridays and Saturdays; Slots A Fun (Circus Players Club): 2x Wednesdays; South Point (The Club): 3x Feb. 14, 2x Feb. 18; Sunset Station (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Terrible's (Players Club): 3x Thursdays and Sundays, 5x Mondays (reels only); Texas Station (Boarding Pass): 7x Feb. 14-18; Wild Wild West (Wild Card): 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays; Wildfire (Wild Card): 5x Thursdays, 7x Saturdays.
The Player's Edge appears Fridays in Neon. E-mail Jeffrey Compton and Bob Dancer at jeffrey.compton@compdance. com.