Next Sunday is Oct. 10 — aka 10-10-10 — and if the recent "tradition" continues, it may be a big day for casino promotions, as were 7-7-07, 8-8-08, and 9-9-09. The Hard Rock Hotel is celebrating 10-10-10 in a big way with "10 Reasons to visit the Hard Rock," including giving away $1,000 to 10 randomly selected slot players from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., giving $10 to all new Rockstar Player Club signups, paying double on suited A-10 naturals for $10 wagers, paying a $10 bonus on all four-of-a-kinds in 10s (no wildcards) on 10-cent games, 10x points plus, other gaming and food promos.
The "Pumpkin Patch Pick" is happening at Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Orleans and Gold Coast through Oct. 30. Twice every Saturday, each of the four properties will draw five names who will get to punch one of 36 spots on a board and win $250-$10,000. Entries can be earned both at the machines and the tables. Players must be present to win, and drawing times vary by property.
At 8:15 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Aliante Station as well as Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson will draw for five $1,000 winners. Entries can be earned playing slots, table games, live poker, bingo and through select race and sports wagers. All 10 casinos are also running a daily "Free Swipe and Win" every day in October, where players club members can win up to $10,000 cash, free slot play, dining credits, bonus points and more.
Throughout September, all Silver Nugget Reward Club members hitting a royal flush on a $1 video poker machine receive a $1,000 bonus.
Free slot tournaments continue at the Riviera every Tuesday and Thursday (10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.) in October. Winners receive $50-$500 in free slot play.
Bonus Point Days: Cannery (C.A.N. Club): 5x Mondays-Wednesdays (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 (Club Cortez): 3x Sunday and Monday 5 p.m.-midnight; Eldorado (Prime Rewards): 5x Tuesdays and Wednesdays (video poker only); Ellis Island (Passport Players Club): 6x Sundays and Tuesdays, 5x Mondays and Fridays, 10x 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays (some machines excluded); Gold Coast (B Connected): 9x reels Wednesdays, Young at Heart (50-plus) 5x Mondays; Hacienda (Club Matador): 2x Mondays-Thursdays; Hard Rock (RockStar Club): 10x Oct. 10; Jerry’s Nugget (More Club): 3x Saturday, Oct. 16, 23 and 30; Jokers Wild (Prime Rewards): 5x Tuesdays and Wednesdays (video poker only); Opera House (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; Orleans (B Connected): Young at Heart (50-plus) 5x 8 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesdays; Railroad Pass (Players Junction): 2x Mondays, 3x Tuesdays; Rampart (Club Rampart): 2x Thursdays; Sam’s Town (B Connected): Young at Heart (50-plus) 7x reels/5x video poker Thursdays; Silver Nugget (Slot Club): 3x Fridays; Silverton (Discovery Club): 5x slots, 2x video poker Fridays; Suncoast (B Connected): 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 Thursdays (some machines excluded), 10x slots-only Sundays; Texas Station (Boarding Pass): 5x reels 3x video poker midnight-6 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays; Tuscany (Players Club): 10x Wednesdays and Fridays, 5x Sundays, 5x midnight to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday Mondays-Fridays (some machines excluded). Note: Several casinos were unable to confirm their October 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.