This is the monthly promotions list I promised so both out-of-towners as well as Vegas locals can have more information to help them find better plays. Some caveats here: This is by no means an exhaustive list but just what I have found in my own mailers, my treks around town, and my Internet research. I will not be giving complete details – you need to check casino Web sites and make in-person inquiries, especially since casinos can be guilty of changing the rules mid-stream.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this is not a basic tool. I will assume that you already regularly check the LVA bonus-point list. Most importantly, you must be aware that not all promotions fit all players. What is a “good” promo for one person might be a waste of time for another. So if this list contains a promotion that is going on in a casino where you don’t regularly play, you would need to do more research, i.e., check the VP inventory at vpFREE2.
PALMS – First, the Palm is having a rare multiple-point promo in July – every Sunday you get 2x for VP and 10x for slots, except on machines which have the no-promotion stickers.
Also, the on-going “Play, Earn, and Win” promotion, which in the past ran only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, is good all week in July, Monday through Friday. 5 days to do what Brad calls the “Earn-Stuff-You-Don’t-Need-and-Will-Just Clutter-Up-My- Garage” promo. However, the list of things to earn through July 16 is better than usual – the more-useable option of gift cards. However, July 17-30 it goes back to “stuff.” There is no way I know of to find in advance the gift list and how much play you need to do to get the various gifts; you need to go to the promotion desk in the food court on the actual day the promotion is running for this information.
A good hint for learning the details of any and all Palms promotions: Around the corner from the slot club desk there are racks containing cardboard flyers, with complete details of current promotions, including drawings, sign-up bonuses, and swipe or earning bonuses. There are often one-day promotions that haven’t been widely advertised.
TUSCANY – This is a casino that runs many promotions, something for almost every day in the week. There are always some 10x-points days. (Watch for stickered machines which are not eligible for this promo.) For many months now these have been on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. And for the night-owls, you can earn 5x points from midnight until 5 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
There is a free bingo game on Tuesdays this month, at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. You must be actively playing the machines or at the tables during these times to get your free bingo card.
They also frequently run pull-tab and/or gift card promos. In July it is gift cards on Mondays, 1000 base points earning you one $10 gift card, with a choice of cards like Wal-Mart, grocery stores, and gas. Maximum of 6 gift cards per day.
HARD ROCK – Running in July on Tuesday and Wednesday is a kiosk game called “Pick Your Poison.” For every 250 slot points you get to play one game, where the prizes include slot play, dining credits, and Hard Rock Casino merchandise. There is a limit of 5 games (1250 points).
In the future I will try to post this type of information earlier in the month, as soon as I get it. So check back.