Hi Jean: I am turning 50 at end of Oct and planning to go to LV for my big day (I live in SoCal) because I want to take the pain out of turning 50 by collecting some senior cards/discounts in LV dammit!! What do you consider the best clubs/deals for a newly minted senior going to LV to ‘celebrate’ the big 5-0?
Hey, turning 50 isn’t so bad – I survived that milestone and the #60 AND #70 one too! When you forget something or make a mistake, you can just say you were having a senior moment and people forgive you easier!
But, now, on to the practical stuff.
Most senior benefits are geared to Vegas locals, but with proper planning a tourist can glean some of the benefits. The Stations/Fiestas have Senior 50Plus Wednesdays with 5x points, a drawing, a free slot tournament, and 1/2-off points on all meals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Silverton has the Seniors 50+ Club with special buffet prices and drawings.
The Coast Casino properties have Young at Heart, 50+ promotions on specific days with varying benefits at each casino – The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, and Sam’s Town. The days and benefits may change each month, but can include food specials, discount movies, and bonus points.
Some of these senior promotions are on-going but be aware that the benefits can change from month-to-month. I know of no resource that exclusively tracks senior promos, although Scot Krause’s page here at this site will often include multiple-point information for seniors as well as for the general gambling population. The best way to get the details of a particular promotion in advance is usually to visit the casino’s Web site, although I have found that they often don’t put up the information very far in advance. If you are actually in a casino, look for brochures at the players club booth.
I am sure there are other senior promotions besides the ones I have mentioned above. This would be a good time for you, my dear readers, to give additional information in the Comment section below. Let’s help each other out to be more knowledgeable players.