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Tuscany: December Tuesdays Holiday Gift Grab. Earn 200 Points for a FREE prize, limited to four per player, per day. Win free slot play, gifts, points and more.

Silverton: Sweet Treats Swipe N’ Win, Wednesdays, December 20 & 27. Silverton Rewards Club members who earn 300 points on Wednesdays, December 20 and 27 can play the Sweet Treats Swipe N’ Win game on any kiosk. Prizes include $1,000 cash, free slot play, dining rewards and points. See Silverton Rewards Club for complete rules and details. 

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Red Rock: Specials at Borracha Mexican Cantina through Thursday, December 28 include soft or crunchy, meaty or veggie taco plates for 50% off! Choose from sizzling Carne Asada steak, juicy Al Pastor Chicken, spicy Tofu, Fresh Mahi Mahi and more.

Palace Station: New Year’s Eve Party, Sunday, Dec. 31; 8:30 pm. All you can drink with two champagne toasts and live DJ. $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Purchase tickets at Rewards Center.   

South Point: During South Point Hotel’s “Ho Ho Ho Let It Flow” promotion, all drinks are just $2. If club points are used, then all drinks are just $1. This offer is available at all casino bars, including the Alley Cat lounge upstairs in the Bowling Center, Sunday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 24.

M Resort: Now through Dec. 29, players who win a jackpot will automatically receive a drawing entry for their chance to win $10,000 on Dec. 30, and those who won big Oct. 1 – Nov. 30 will receive bonus entries based on their tier. Guests who hit a jackpot on Dec. 30 must present their winnings in the Promotion Area beginning at 4 p.m. to receive their entries. Furthermore, those who bring all their jackpot vouchers earned throughout December and win another jackpot on Dec. 30 will receive a bonus $150 in free slot play. Players must swipe their Marquee Rewards card at any casino kiosk on Dec. 30 between 4-10 p.m. to activate their entries. Preliminary drawings will be held every hour from 6-10 p.m. During each drawing, five winners will be chosen who will each win $750 in free slot play. The final grand prize drawing for $10,000 will be held at 10 p.m. Restrictions apply. Visit Marquee Rewards or for details.

Mob Museum: Through the month of December, Museum fans can give themselves the gift of a Premium Museum Membership and purchase a second one for a friend or family member at half-price. Membership includes unlimited Museum admission, while supporting its community education programs throughout the year. Premium Memberships start at $50 per year and must be purchased onsite or over the phone by calling (702) 229-2734.

Aliante Casino: Everyone is an instant winner playing the “$165,000 Magic Elves” Swipe and Win promotion. After earning 20 points, players can swipe their Aliante Players Club Card every day through Saturday, Dec. 30 to win free dining credits, drawing entries, bonus points and more. See the Aliante Rewards Center for more details.

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Football Promotions

Suncoast: Suncoast’s Race and Sports Book Lounge, guests can watch football games from a bank of flat-screen TVs on Saturdays and Sundays, while noshing on tasty hotdogs for $1.50. The hot dog cart will serve hot dogs from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the football season. Guests can also enjoy a full lineup of drink specials.

Santa Fe Station: Hosting Thursday night football parties in the race and sports book with KOMP 92.3, giveaways and food and drink specials.

Sunset Station: Welcomes back the pro football season with weekly Sunday football viewing parties in Club Madrid, hosted by Brian Blessing, host of Sports Book Radio, AM 1400 KSHP. Doors open at 9 a.m. The parties feature giveaways and food and drink specials.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: 2nd Chance Weekly Football Drawings:  Through Monday December 25, 2017. Players will receive one drawing entry for every losing $10 wager made at the race and sportsbook on a regular season pro football game.  Round robin wagers off the board will not be eligible for this promotion.  Employees are eligible, but may not place wagers or claim prizes while in uniform. Drawings will be held every Monday, at the start of the 3rd quarter of Monday night football in the Race & Sports Book. Four winners will be drawn every Monday through December 25th. First place winner will receive $500.00 in cash, 2nd place will receive first choice of 1 (one) Pro Football Memorabilia item, 3rd place, will receive the remaining Pro Football Memorabilia item and 4th place will receive a $25 AZC Gift card.  If not present within one (1) minute with matching ace|PLAY card and valid ID, a new winner will be drawn until there are four different winners. All drawing entries will be removed from the drawing drum at the conclusion of the drawing each week. See the race & sportsbook for more details.  Management reserves the right to cancel, change or modify these rules at any time, subject to all applicable laws and regulations.

Cannery: Players can win up to $500 in cash playing the “Football Frenzy” Kiosk Game. Players can earn one pick per week when they earn 50 same-day base points. Guests can earn entries weekly through Saturday, Dec. 30. Participants who guess all the games correctly and come closest to the Monday night football game score can win $500 in cash. Plus, the top 20 players with the highest number of winning selections will win a prize. Prizes include dining credits, free buffet entries and free slot play.

Klondike Sunset: Gridiron Goldrush Football Pick ‘Em: Play the football pick ‘em promotion. Sign up for a Player’s Card and receive a FREE entry for each week of the season to win cash and prizes.

Tuscany: All season long, PUB 365 features food and drink specials during all college and pro football games. Drink specials include $2.50 Budweiser or Bud Light cans; $12 beer buckets featuring Budweiser or Bud Light cans; $3.65 Joseph James Craft American Lager or Four Peaks Kilt Lifter drafts; $5 Tito’s Bloody Mary; and $5 Fireball shots. Food specials include $15 PUB Platter offering four wings, four taquitos, four potato skins and a small nacho; $1 PUB chips; and $2 carnitas taco, fire-grilled chicken taco or pulled pork slider.

Hard Rock: Gridiron Maiden Football Contest: available through Sunday, Dec. 31. Win your share of $1,000 every week in free slot play. FREE weekly picks based on tier level. Every Wednesday – Saturday earn 250 base slot points or $25 in table theoretical for one (1) additional picks.

Boyd Gaming: $500,000 Pick the Pros Football Contest. B Connected members can register for the FREE weekly contest by making picks each week every Tuesday after 5 p.m. and before Sunday at 10 a.m. Ruby card holders receive three free entries; Sapphire members receive four free entries; and Emerald level members receive five free entries weekly. Each week, $30,000 will be awarded with a minimum of $10,000 guaranteed for each first-place winner. It is a weekly contest. (You do not have to participate every week to earn season long standings.) Learn more at Play at any Boyd Gaming property: Gold Coast, Orleans, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Main Street Station or California (excludes Eldorado Casino and Joker’s Wild Casino.)

Rampart: $100,000 Multiplier Madness – every Friday & Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Eight winners will be called at each drawing and can win the top prize of $6,000 in cash
Must be present to win. Drawing participants choose a prize and a multiplier off the drawing board to reveal their total prize. 100pts = 1 entry (Slots & Bingo). 10x entries Monday – Thursday.

Station Casinos: The 2017-18 $750,000 Free Gridiron Glory Football Contest is a FREE, interactive pro-football contest that utilizes the Boarding Pass Rewards Kiosk to track play. It also gives guests the opportunity to include picks from Thursday games and continues into the playoffs and championship game. Contestants can register for one FREE entry by visiting a Rewards Kiosk with your Boarding Pass at any Station Casino, the Fiestas, Wildfire Gaming properties as well as the Station Casinos-managed El Cortez sports book (with a Club Cortez card). Guests make selections (up to 4 weeks at a time) and track progress throughout the life of the contest with a personalized “team helmet” that gains yardage across the football field with each correct pick. Once achieving a touchdown, players receive instant prizes including Boarding Pass points, free slot play and more each time a touchdown is scored by their “team helmet.” Players advance by making correct weekly team picks; picks can be made on Thursday, Sunday and Monday Pro Football games. In total, $750,000 will be awarded in total cash and prizes throughout the pro football season and through the championship game, with up to $15,000 in cash prizes awarded each week. First place wins $10,000; and an additional $5,000 will be split among tiebreakers, in the event of a tie. Guests can advance to the playoffs by playing all 17 weeks or scoring three touchdowns during the regular season. Playoffs picks include prop bets, over/under and game outcomes for an additional $50,000 in cash prizes. All post-season contestants will be entered to play in the Big Game, which awards another $50,000 in cash prizes, and the first place winner receives $25,000. Gridiron Glory is available for play throughout 20 sports book and sports lounge locations including all Station Casinos, the Fiestas, Palms, Wildfire Gaming properties and the Station Casinos-managed El Cortez sports book. Season standings will be available via both the Rewards Kiosk and online at

Wildfire Gaming: 2017 College Clash II FREE College Football Contest that will offer $500 in weekly cash prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the 2018 Rose Bowl Game. All contestants must have a Boarding Pass card to play. Registration is underway, and players may enter the contest at any time, there’s no registration deadline. The weekly contest is based on choosing 10 team selections weekly against the line. It will begin in the sports books Saturday, September 9 and conclude with the end of the regular college football season. The weekly contest selection sheets will be available in the sports books beginning Monday, September 5 and will be available every Wednesday during the contest. One point will be awarded for each winning selection, and the weekly prize money will be awarded to the contestant who has the most points that week. If contestants are tied, the money will be split among them. Contestants are allowed one entry per person, and anyone with more than one entry will be eliminated. Weekly prizes are awarded as follows: First place, $250 cash, Second place, $150 cash and Third place, $100 cash. The grand prize trip will be awarded to the contestant who earned the most contest points during the 2017 College Clash II. The grand prize includes two tickets for the 2018 Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled for Jan. 1, 2018; hotel accommodations and round trip airfare for two. The grand prize winner may choose a cash equivalent prize of $1,500 in lieu of the trip. College Clash II is available for play at Wildfire Gaming properties with a sports book including Wild Wild West, Barley’s, Wildfire Sunset, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Casino & Lanes and Wildfire Boulder.

Jerry’s Nugget: Monday Night Football Parties every Monday starting at 4pm. Bettors with a minimum $10 bet on Monday’s game or Night Racing receive Party Access at the Sports Book, which includes prime seating to watch the game and drawing tickets to win cash and various prizes at the end of each quarter. Win prizes such as $25, $50, and $75 cash giveaways, gift cards, coolers, back packs, and deluxe poker sets. Those making a $20 bet on the Monday games will be entered to win one of many end-of-the-month grand prizes like Bud beach cruiser bikes and BBQ grills courtesy of Nevada Beverage. Winners must be present to win. Limit one cash prize and one gift item per guest. Party Access also includes beer specials for $1 Michelobs, $1 Michelob Lights, and $2 Estrella Jaliscos. Every beer order is accompanied with a free bag of freshly popped popcorn to snack on during the game.

M Resort: 5th Annual Touchdown Football Drawing. Football fans have the opportunity to win two tickets to the Big Game on Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN plus a $2,500 Visa Gift Card when they visit 32° Draft Bar, M Bar or M Vue Bar during select football games throughout the season. For any Four-of-a-Kind combination hit on a 25 cent or higher bar top video poker machine, players will receive a drawing ticket. The grand prize drawing will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Station Casinos: Remodeled the race and sports books at Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson, Barley’s and Fiesta Rancho just in time for the pro and college football seasons. The updated books feature all-new LED TVs that replaced the former plasma screens at each property. The new displays provide clear and bright video that can be viewed easily from anywhere in the books. Electronic odds boards and sports information tickers also were added at each book, providing our guests with live scores, relevant sporting news and headlines as they happen. This project is the culmination of Station Casinos’ reinvestment in all of its race and sports books that began last summer and resulted in new video screens and updated amenities in each of the Station Casinos property race and sports books. In addition to the renovated sports books, Boulder Station’s sports bar was completely renovated and now features new HD video screens and a live HD ticker that wraps around the perimeter of the top of the white granite bar, to keep fans in the know with the latest sports news available.

Ongoing December/January Promotions

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Lucky Dragon: Naturally (8) Lucky Saturdays. Dragon Club Members who receive a natural “8” hand at Baccarat (either as the player or from the banker) will be entered into a drawing and eligible to receive $10,000 in prizes. Drawings will take place every Saturday night in December at 9 and 11 p.m.

Palms: Guests can earn a FREE Brenden Theatres movie ticket on Tuesdays in December with 300 same-day points and one FREE car wash to participants who earn 300 same-day points on Thursdays in December.

The LINQ: Kids 12 & under can ride the High Roller for FREE (with adult purchase) from Dec. 16-30. Use promo code: HRWKIDS at the box office. Call 702-777-2782 for more info.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: This Christmas, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will offer a Christmas Buffet for both lunch and dinner.  Lunch is $25 for adults and $15 for kids, dinner is $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic (including soda and juice), are not included in the price of the buffet.  Tax and gratuity are also not included. More info:

Rampart Buffet: Christmas Day Buffet $19.99 with Rampart Rewards, $21.99 without card. Served from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For large group inquiries, call 702-507-5944.

South Point: Throughout December, Poker Room players who flop a Royal Flush will win an additional $5,000. In addition, players who flop a Straight Flush will win $1,000, players who flop a four-of-a-kind will win $250 and those who flop a Full House will win $100.

Station Casinos & Fiestas: Jumbo Jackpots are back! This promotion was quite popular several years ago and now it has returned. Guests can randomly win up to $100,000 cash with Jumbo Jackpot on any slot game. Plus, when the jackpot hits everybody playing with a valid Boarding Pass at that property will receive free slot play up to $100. Jackpots start at $50,000 cash and must hit by $100,000 cash. Plus, Wheel of Fortune Big Time Bonus has been extended through Jan. 1, where jackpots start at $10,000 and must hit by $20,000. Each Station Casinos property has a progress board posted so guests can see which property might hit next. When the Wheel of Fortune jackpot hits, one lucky guest will win the jackpot, and everybody playing with a valid Boarding Pass at that property wins free slot play, up to $100. (Ongoing promotions until further notice.)

Downtown Grand: Santa’s Workshop through December 27, every Monday – Wednesday: Participants can redeem Free Slot Play for up to two (2) times at the Kiosk for every 500 base points earned. Participants can redeem their Free Slot Play, under promotions, under the Santa’s Workshop icon once the required base points have been earned.
Free Slot Play ranges:
$5 in Free Slot Play
$6 in Free Slot Play
$7 in Free Slot Play
$8 in Free Slot Play
$10 in Free Slot Play
$20 in Free Slot Play
$50 in Free Slot Play
$100 in Free Slot Play
$1,000 in Free Slot Play
Maximum of two (2) swipes can be earned per promotional day per Grand Rewards member. Base slot points must be earned each promotional day. Points earned one promotional day will not carry over to the following day for a continuous earning qualification. Prize has no cash value and are non-transferable. Management reserves all rights. See the Grand Rewards Players club for details and official rules.

Hard Rock: MB Steak, brothers David Morton and Michael Morton’s new steakhouse will ring in the New Year with a decadent prix fixe dinner and wine pairings. Reservations will be accepted from 5:30 to 11 p.m., with a champagne toast for diners at midnight. The five-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Munster, and pairings by wine director, Mark Hefter, will include:
First course: Caviar served with chive crème fraiche and egg yolk Pairing: Champagne; Lanson, Black Label, Reims, France
Second course: Charred Spanish octopus with broccolini and a port wine reduction Pairing: Roussanne, Yangarra, McLaren Vale, Australia
Third course: Baby iceberg salad with Applewood smoked bacon and green goddess dressing Pairing: Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, Regis Bouvier, En Montre Cul, Burgendy, France
Fourth course-entrée: Surf and turf with filet mignon and butter-poached Maine lobster served with black truffle bordelaise Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak, Alexander Valley
Tasting portions of MB Steak’s signature chocolate cake, cheese cake and carrot cake.
Pairing: Tawny Port, Taylor Fladgate, 20 year
The New Year’s Eve menu will be priced at $95 per person, with optional wine pairings priced at an additional $65. MB Steak’s full menu, featuring a wide selection of premium steaks, savory sides and decadent desserts, will also be available. Reservations are available now on the website at and by calling MB Steak at 702-483-4888.

Jerry’s Nugget: On Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Dec. 29, guests playing with a MoreClub card on any slots, video poker, or video keno device can qualify for a Hot Seat $10 free slot play reward. 40 winners will be randomly selected each day from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m. Then on Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year’s Eve, December 31, the free play prize reward upgrades to $20 and 50 winners will be chosen. There is no limit to the amount of times a player may win during the Holiday Hot Seat Free Play Giveaway.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: December: 5x points all machines, 24/7 throughout December. All domestic and imported beers: $1.50 all month.

Eldorado/Jokers Wild Casinos: December Mystery Prize Mondays. Win up to $100 Cash. Earn 100 base points get a mystery prize. Earn an additional 500 base points and receive up to $15 food credit.

Rampart/JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa: When you purchase a gift certificate at Spa Aquae of $150 or more, you will receive a $25 gift card.  The gift card promo is available Dec. 1-31, 2017, and the $25 promo card has to be used within that period of time.

South Point: Buy-ins for South Point Hotel’s $500,000 Super Gala Bingo event on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018 are now available for $295, which includes one 9-ON pack for both days, food coupons and dauber. Players will have the opportunity to compete in up to 31 games each day, with 10 warm-up games awarding $1,000 and $10,000 going to the winner during each game after. The coverall winner will earn the $50,000 jackpot prize. Each day the doors will open at 8 a.m. and will begin with 10 warm up games begin at 12 p.m. with $1,000 winnings each game, and Super Gala games beginning at 1:15 p.m.  Extra 6-ON packs are available for $25 with a maximum of 15 additional packs per day in electronic units and a maximum of two paper packs. Additional 3-ON coverall strips are available for $5 each, with a maximum of 20 3-ON electronic strips. Electronic players must purchase a minimum of two additional 6-ON packs for a total of $50 per day. All additional packs and bonus strips must be purchased with cash only on the day of the events. Players will also receive a special room offer for the days leading up to the event. Players who purchase a room for Sunday, March 18 for $60 will receive Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 free plus tax and resort fee. No refunds can be made after Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. For more information, call 702.796-7111 ext. 77136, call toll-free 1.844.846.8689 or

Texas Station: Stocking Stuffer Gift Giveaways. The first gift is free for invited Chairman, President and Platinum Boarding Pass Card holders. Earn a second gift for 200 points. Non-invited guests must earn 100 points to receive the first gift. Available 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Dec. 21. Gifts include Stoli Chocolate Raspberry (750 ML), Malibu Rum (375 ML) and mystery gifts. Items are available while supplies last; no rain checks will be issued.

Stratosphere: Play For Holiday Cash. • Play slots or tables and receive $50 cash for every 10,000 base points you earn • Through Saturday, December 23 • Maximum of $500 cash during promotion • Must be an ace l PLAY member. See ace l PLAY Center or website for more details.

El Cortez: Thursday Free Play Inferno Drawing: Every Thursday night at 7 p.m., 16 lucky winners will spin the free play Inferno Wheel for a guaranteed $200-$1,100 in free slot play.  Players earn an entry with every one hundred slot base points each day of the week. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday play get triple entries. See Club Cortez for details. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

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