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The Cosmopolitan beckons players with lucrative promos and tournaments

By H. Scot Krause

The better casino club promotions in Las Vegas are usually found at the outlying casinos and locals’ casinos–not on the Strip. But one Strip casino, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has been offering some great promotions this summer.

 

August is normally NFL time in Las Vegas, with contests and promotions getting underway for the upcoming season.  But with the current lockout between owners and players, when (or if) the season will begin is still unclear. Even without football, however, August promotions–particularly for slot and video poker players–are heating up around the valley.

The better casino club promotions in Las Vegas are usually found at the outlying casinos and locals’ casinos–not on the Strip. But one Strip casino, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has been coming on strong, offering some great promotions this summer. Vegas’ newest property has been offering a $100 slot rebate on losses for new members enrolling in the Identity Club. We can’t confirm at press time whether this offer will extend past July 31, but you can still get in on several other current promotions.

The Cosmopolitan’s Million Dollar Slot Series tournaments are daily slot tournaments held from 9 am to 9 pm.  Play in these daily events and you can qualify to win your share of $1,000,000 in cash and Identity Play. The tournaments take place near the East Identity Membership Desk on Level 1 and begin each day at 9 am, with a new session starting every half hour until 9 pm. Receive one tournament entry per day for every 100 Identity points earned from midnight to 8 pm. Each session awards 1st Prize – $50 in Identity Play; 2nd Prize – $25 in Identity Play; and 3rd prize – $10 in Identity Play. The top daily scorer will win an entry into a $1 million slot tournament to be held October 28-30, 2011. To get in on the action, visit the East Identity Membership Desk.

Now through September 3, players also have the chance to win weekly prizes leading up to the Grand Prize Drawings in the Cosmo’s “Round the World Giveaway.” Play your favorite slots and you’ll earn Identity Points that grant you a shot at luxurious around-the-world travel packages. Players receive one entry into the weekly drawings for every 250 Identity points earned during each weekly period, and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for every 250 Identity points earned through September 3. The weekly drawings take place on property every Saturday at 6 pm, with winners receiving a $5,000 Prestige Travel gift certificate. The Grand Prize Drawing takes place Saturday, September 3, at 6 pm. The big winner will receive a $40,000 Prestige Travel gift certificate. Winners must be present to win.

On the outskirts of town, the Silverton Casino Hotel’s new Silverton Rewards Club is in full swing.  $1 coin in equals two points on video slots and reels, $1 coin in equals one point on most video poker and $4 coin in equals one point on Optimum Pay Video Poker. Every 333 points equals $1 in comps. (Players can now upload their free slot play back to their account at any time, and start a new game wherever they please; they no longer have to be use their free play at the machine they downloaded it from.)

Players can earn four different rewards cards, including Silver for 0-999 points; Gold for 1,000-49,999 points; Platinum for 50,000-199,000 points; and the coveted Diamond Card for 200,000 or more points. These points earn players various valuable discounts on dining, spa treatments, concert tickets, pool cabanas and more.

Meanwhile, an interesting new promotion for ladies only has been launched by Golden Gaming, operator of popular local bars and taverns in and around Las Vegas including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, and Sierra Gold Taverns. “Secret Rewards” allows female club members the opportunity to earn luxury items and experiences including shopping sprees, cosmetics, fitness and skin care products, golf outings, and more.

“Secret Rewards is a revolutionary gaming rewards program targeted at women,” said Christopher Abraham, vice president of marketing for Golden Gaming, Inc. “In creating this program, we wanted to demonstrate to ladies that PT’s and Sierra Gold can provide an unmatched gaming experience for women in a tavern environment. We will offer customized rewards that club members will not find in a typical casino rewards program.”

More Hot Summer Promotions

George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo Las Vegas, is welcoming college students (up to the age of 23) with free show tickets throughout the summer. Students must show proof of valid college I.D. Tickets are also available by visiting the Flamingo Box Office, by calling (702) 733-3333, or online at www.FlamingoLasVegas.com.

Horserace bettors at Jerry’s Nugget Casino are eligible for an added bonus with this year’s Weekly Del Mar Handicapping Contest. The contest awards winners up to $500 cash and a chance at the grand prize: a round trip for two to Del Mar’s closing day, with airfare and accommodations included. Contestants can participate in the Jerry’s Nugget Del Mar Handicapping Contest for only $10 every week, and can enter up to three times for only $20 per week with the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Coupon available at the Race counter. Every week is a new contest and a fresh new start to win the prize money. Choose any five selections from the first eight races on the Saturday Del Mar Card and accumulate points for Win, Place and Show. The highest point earner will receive $400 cash and the second place highest point earner will receive $100 cash. As a bonus, winners will also receive a $30 dining certificate good to any Jerry’s Nugget restaurant if they are MoreClub members.

In addition to the cash prizes and dining certificates, contestants and winners will be awarded drawing tickets to a getaway at Del Mar, valued at $1,000. Included in the package: round trip airfare for two to San Diego; a pair of track seats at the closing day race events at Del Mar, held Wednesday, September 7th; ground transportation from San Diego Airport to Del Mar Hilton, along with one-night hotel accommodations; and $200 cash. The winner of the Del Mar trip will be drawn and announced at 6 pm on September 3rd at the Jerry’s Nugget Race Book. Winner must be present to win.

Whiskey drinkers and aficionados are gathering on the first Wednesday of every month at Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  The restaurant and lounge, which is known for its superior collection of whiskeys and cigars, announced dates for its popular Whisk(e)y Wednesdays for the remainder of 2011: Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.  Each Whisk(e)y Wednesday begins at 7 pm and takes place on the second floor of Andre’s, where you’ll find the only cigar lounge in Las Vegas that is connected to a Strip restaurant. For unlimited tastings, the price per person is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.  For more information, call (702) 798-7151 or go to www.andrelv.com.

Here’s one more: earn 50 points on slots or table games at the Las Vegas Hilton on Mondays in August and receive a free “Swag” gift. Players are limited to one gift per person per earning day. See the player’s club for official rules.

Happy slot clubbing!

 

H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher. He reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. He is a former entertainment director and a fifteen-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in gaming publications and the annual American Casino Guide Book. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: krauseinvegas@cox.net

The Cosmopolitan beckons players with lucrative promos and tournaments.

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