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Take advantage of your senior status

By H. Scot Krause


By government standards you may not be considered a “senior” until you’re 65, but thankfully at many of our favorite casino’s, being a youthful senior can be a good thing! Senior promotions are popular at many casinos across the country and especially so in Las Vegas.

For guests 50 years and older, Station Casino’s and Fiestas in Las Vegas have introduced “MyGeneration,” formerly Seniors 50+ Wednesdays, offering the following benefits.

Every Wednesday of each month will feature food and beverage offerings as well as new gaming programs, among other benefits. This month, Wednesdays in February offer for MyGeneration guests include half point dining in all Station Casinos or Fiesta steakhouses and cafés, and a $9.99 chicken fajitas special at Cabo inside Boulder Station, Palace Station or Sunset Station, Amigo’s inside Fiesta Henderson and Garduños inside Fiesta Rancho. Guests may also enjoy a free tall cup of Starbucks coffee from any Station Casinos Starbucks location and can redeem that day by printing out a voucher each Wednesday at the Rewards Kiosk.

MyGeneration players can also enjoy the $108,000 Hot Seats Slots and $72,000 Bingo Bonus. The $108,000 Hot Seats Slots will award one lucky MyGeneration Boarding Pass member with $100 in free slot play loaded directly to the player’s card every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8p.m. Players must be actively playing slots or video poker and have their Boarding Pass card inserted at time of play in order to qualify. Also every Wednesday, the $72,000 Bingo Bonus will award a bingo winner with $25 in free slot play in addition to their cash winnings on each game during each session.

Popular programs including $4 movie tickets, half-point bowling and weekly free slot tournaments will continue, although the programs may undergo variations from month to the month. The $108,000 Free Slot Tournament will run from10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the top prize of $1,000.First entry is free with the option for four more entries by earning 50 base Boarding Pass points for each additional entry. The $4 movie tickets are valid for movies before 6 p.m. (additional charge for IMAX and 3D.)

The Cannery also has a new Prime Time 55 -Senior Monday’s promotion. Players 55 and older receive the following on Mondays:

  • $3,000 Monthly drawing the last Monday of the month. Earn drawing tickets on Mondays excluding the drawing day; 55 points = 1 drawing entry. Prizes: $1,000cash, $500 cash, $250 cash, and 25 players win $50 free slot play.
  • All day—50 percent off an entree at any food outlet or 4 p.m. – 6p.m. “Sr. Prime”—a full prime rib meal with wine or beer for only $9.99at Victory’s Café.
  • 5X point multiplier (max 5,000 base points.)
  • 3 p.m. Bingo Session—Play Bingo with at least a$40 buy-in and get $10 in free slot play. Take Bingo receipt to Can Club to receive free slot play.
  • 10 a.m. Blackjack Tournaments with a guaranteed$500 top prize. $15 buy-in.
  • Galaxy Luxury +: Movies for only $5.50. Print the voucher and you have seven days to purchase a movie ticket for $5.50. Senior’s 55 and older must swipe at a kiosk to redeem all offers. Details are available at the Can Club.

The 50+ Senior Mondays promotion at Silverton Casino now has even more chances for seniors to take advantage of the many rewards there are for being a Silverton Rewards Club member. All members age 50 and older may participate in Senior Mondays, which includes50 percent off one entrée in Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Sundance Grill or one buffet in Seasons Buffet from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (cannot be combined with any other offer; excludes holidays) and drawings every Monday at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The discount food offers are only available to Silverton Senior 50+ Club members with a valid Silverton Rewards Club card and a 50+ sticker. Guests must swipe at a Redemption Kiosk to receive the 50 percent off coupon to present to server or cashier.

Every Monday, 15 names will be randomly drawn at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. using the Total Promo computer drawing system during the designated drawing times to determine the winners. Each winner will visit the players club to pull an envelope that will contain the amount they have won. Prizes are $1,000 cash, $500 cash, $250, $150, $100 and $50 in Free Slot Play. One entry can be earned for the drawing for every 50 base slot, video poker and table game points accumulated during the promotion period. A maximum of 50 entries per drawing can be earned per day. Non-winning entries will be carried over to the next available drawing that same day. All entries will be discarded after the 6 p.m. drawing. Guests have two hours to claim prizes after each drawing.

You can be as young as 45 and be a Classic Rocker at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and earn 15x slot points and 7x video poker points, usually one day selected every month along with additional promotions. Check the casino website ( as the day of the month for seniors often changes.

Looking for angles and advantages is always a good way to get the New Year off to a good head start. One of the best ways to save money in any casino is to utilize coupons! The 2015 edition of the American Casino Guide, by author Steve Bourie, provides money-saving information on more than 700 U.S. casinos in 41 states. The American Casino Guide has been published annually since 1992 and is the most comprehensive book available for information on all U.S. casinos, including all casino/resorts, riverboats and Indian casinos. Inside you’ll find casino names, addresses, toll-free numbers, websites, room rates, buffet prices, games offered and much more.

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