Packaged 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.
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 email@example.com; or see the 24 Karat Club within the casino
Golden Nugget: “$40,000 Tipsy Turvy Slot Tournament”
When: Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6
Format: These are slot tournaments with a unique payout structure that sees every participant winning some cash. The top finisher wins the biggest pot ($12,500), but then things get skewed. Prize money bounces around, depending upon order of finish (e.g., 7th place wins $430 while 8th place wins $600 and 10th place wins $1,750; 116th place wins $1,000 while 11th-25th places win $175 each; and the 175th place wins $2,000, etc. Prize money is paid to all contestants (181st place and below win $25 each). Prize structure based on 200 participants.
Tournament registration is on Thurs, May 4 (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, May 5 (begins at 8:30 a.m.); and round two on Sat, May 6 (begins at 8:30 a.m.).
Entry Fee: $100 entry fee. Space is limited; visit or call the casino host office at 1-866-714-4185 to secure your entry; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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 Harrah’s Laughlin tournament info, stop by the Promotions Booth located in the non-smoking casino.
Harrah’s: $15,000 Cinco De Mayo Midweek Slot Tournament
When: May 2-4
Format: Each day in this marathon style tournament is a separate tournament with $15,000 in Free Play as a total prize pool. Each day prizes are 1st-$1,500 and other prizes paid down to 20th place (all prizes paid out in Free Play; non-negotiable Reel Rewards).
Entry: All Total Rewards members may buy into each tournament for $25 cash or 2,500 Reward Credits or all three days for $75 cash or 7,500 Reward Credits.
Tournament registration is at the Promotions Booth in the non-smoking casino for Day 1 on Tues, May 2 (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; tournament play starts at 6:30 p.m.); Day 2 registration is Wed, May 3 (10 a.m.; play starts at 11:30 a.m.); Day 3 registration is Thurs, May 4 (10 a.m.; play starts at 11:30 a.m.); prize distribution is at the Promotions Booth at the conclusion of tournament play each day; see Promotions Booth for details.
For Tropicana tourney info, call 1-800-343-4533; see the players club center within the casino
Tropicana: “Trop Advantage $250,000 Slot Challenge Qualifier Event”
When: Friday-Sunday, May 12-14
Format/Entry: Trop Advantage members will be enrolled in event when playing slots using their Trop Advantage card. Eligible slot play begindsFriday, May 12 at 2pm through Sunday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m.
The top point earner from the weekend will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Tropicana Atlantic City, and will compete in the Trop Advantage $250,000 Slot Challenge Tournaments in Atlantic City in June 2017.
Tropicana: “$15,000 Bouquet of Bucks Blackjack Tournament”
When: May 12-14
Format: Total prize pool of $15,000 with 1st place $5,000; 2nd $2,500; 3rd $1,500; 4th $1,000; and prize money paid down to 36th place. Rounds played on Saturday (9 a.m.-noon; re-buy round on sale 2 p.m.-3 p.m. with re-buy round starting 3 p.m.); Sunday (9 a.m.-noon). 1st through 6th place finishers, plus the winner of a “Wild Card” drawing, advance to the final table on Sunday (3 p.m.)
Entry: $50 buy-in includes a Mulligan coupon and a “Wild Card” drawing ticket; free entry with 10 hours of tracked table play through Thurs, May 11 entry. Registration on Fri, May 12 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) in Special Event Registration. Pre-register by calling 1-800-343-4533 and request Promo #6056.
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: Sunday, May 14, 28
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: “$1,200 Blackjack Tournament”
When: Every Wednesday
Format: $1,200 in cash and prizes awarded in these tournaments held on Wednesdays (4 p.m.).
Entry: Must be a member of the myAdvantage Club; $15 buy-in; $15 re-buy. See myAdvantage Club for details.