Tournaments HeaderPackaged Play – Gaming tournaments are a fun way to play casino games. They can offer everything from thousands of dollars in cash prizes with complete room/meals package getaways, to a simple 10-minute competition against a machine. In any case, they add the elements of designated scheduled playing time, competition and often, camaraderie to the gaming mix. The following pages provide information on the tournaments scheduled at Laughlin casinos for the next few months. NOTE: information on tournaments is subject to last minute changes or cancellation; call listed numbers for further details.


Golden Nugget

For Golden Nugget Laughlin tournament info, call 1-800-237-1739; or call a casino host at the VIP Reservations Center at 1-866-714-4185; or email; or see the 24 Karat Club within the casino

Golden Nugget: “$30,000 Tipsy Turvy Slot Tournament”
When: Thursday-Saturday, September 21-23
Format: These are slot tournaments with a unique payout structure that sees every participant winning some cash. The top finisher wins the biggest pot ($10,000), but then things get skewed. Prize money bounces around, depending upon order of finish (e.g., 7th place wins $100 while 8th place wins $335 and 10th place wins $1,500; 116th place wins $1,000 while 11th-25th places win $40 each; and the 175th place wins $1,250, etc. Prize money is paid to all contestants (181st place and below win $25 each). Prize structure based on 250 participants.
Tournament registration is on Thurs, September 21 (3 p.m.-5 p.m.) when ten drawings for chances to win $50 in Free Slot Play will be held. All entrants have two, 15-minute rounds of play: round one on Fri, September 22 (begins at 8:30 a.m.); and round two on Sat, September 23 (begins at 8:30 a.m.).
Entry Fee: $50 entry fee. Space is limited; visit or call the casino host office at 1-866-714-4185 to secure your entry; or email

Golden Nugget: “Moonlight Madness Blackjack Tournaments”
When: Every Friday
Format: Each Friday (8 p.m.) with a $500 guaranteed first place prize. All entry fees added to prize pool with prizes of percentages of entry fees awarded to 2nd-6th place finishers.
Entry: $15 buy-in ($13 entry fee and $2 administration fee). Registration sign ups in the table games area (starting at 7:30 p.m. each Friday; first round begins 8 p.m.). Players can join tournament as many times as they like as long as seats are available. Complete rules and details available in the table games area.

Golden Nugget: “Spin to Win Slot Tournaments”
When: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Format: Mon, Tues and Wed (play anytime between 7 a.m.-10 p.m. as long as a tournament machine is open). Ten-minute sessions with winners posted at the Casino Main Cage (on the following day by 10 a.m.); guaranteed minimum of $1,000 awarded each day (if more than 100 players enter, then those above 100 have their fees added to the prize pool—eg., 150 players for the day will result in a $1,500 total prize pool for that day). Prizes: 1st-50% of the prize pool; 2nd-25%; 3rd-10%; 4th through 6th-5% each.
Entry: $10 for a session (must be a 24K Select Club member); re-buys by earning 60 single-based points (non-promotional) on your 24K Select Club card through regular casino play on the day of play (no limit to number of re-buys but must keep only highest score).



The Hideout

For The Hideout tournament information, call 702-299-0008. The Hideout is located in Marks Plaza on Casino Dr opposite the Pioneer and Golden Nugget

Hideout: “Free Video Poker Tournaments”
When: Tuesdays (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Format/Entry: Free entry. Prize amount varies with number of entrants with max at $75).



For Tropicana tourney info, call 1-800-343-4533; see the players club center within the casino

Tropicana: “$10,000 Spin Ferno Slot Tournaments”
When: Friday-Saturday, September 22-23
Format/Entry: $10,000 cash slot tournament, $50 buy in, register during tournament hours. Bonus round Friday, September 22 (3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.); Round 1 & 2 Saturday, September 23 (12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
Must be a Trop Advantage member. Swipe at promotional kiosk for tournament voucher by 7 p.m. each day. See Trop Advantage Center for details.



For Avi tournament information, see the Avi Advantage Club booth or call 702-535-5555 or 1-866-INFO AVI (463-6284); or 1-800-378-9284; call Special Events at 1-800-430-0721, ext 5313

Avi: “Sunday $500 Keno Tournament”
When: October 8 & 22
Format/Entry: These keno tournaments are held on the Sundays listed above (1 p.m.) and are open to myAdvantage Club members. The $20 buy-in gets you 20 games plus a free drink and hot dog. Prize money is: 1st-$250; 2nd-$125; 3rd-$75; 4th-$50. Sign-ups begin when the keno counter opens in the morning. See keno counter for complete details.

Avi: “$2,500 Slot Tournaments”
When: Every Tuesday
Format: Top score pays $1,000 cash in these Tuesday tournaments (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Entry: Must be a member of the myAdvantage Club; cardholders play first round free; unlimited re-buys for $10 or earn 150 same day points. See myAdvantage Club for details.

Avi: “$1,000 Blackjack Tournament”
When: Every Wednesday
Format: $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded in these tournaments held on Wednesdays (4 p.m.).
Entry: Must be a member of the myAdvantage Club; $10 buy-in; $15 re-buy. See myAdvantage Club for details.