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.


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: 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: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (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).

Golden Nugget: $20,000 Football Fever Blackjack Tournament
When: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 26-28
Format/Entry: Total prize pool of $20,000 with 1st place winning $10,000; Registration on Friday, Jan. 26 (3 p.m.-5 p.m.) with five drawings for $50 in “Play Till You Lose” promotional chips. Tournament play Saturday, Jan. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. plus $50 re-buy rounds. Tournament play plus Wildcard Seat Drawings (available to re-buy entrants who advance to round 2) into several rounds including the final table on Sunday, Jan. 28. Prizes awarded immediately following final round.



 For information on Pioneer tournaments, see the Round-Up Club within the casino or call toll free 1-800-634-3469; 702-298-2947 and ask for the marketing department (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

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 Harrah’s Laughlin tournament info, stop by the Promotions Booth located in the non-smoking casino.


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

Tropicana: $5,000 ONE Sweet Roll Craps Tournament
When: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 19-21
Format/Entry: $99 buy-in, registration on Friday, Jan. 19 (7 p.m.-8 p.m.). Tournament play on Saturday, Jan. 20, final table on Sunday, Jan. 21. Pre-register by calling 1-800-343-4533 and request Promo #7015.

Tropicana: $10,000 Spin Ferno Slot Tournaments
When: Jan. 27
Format/Entry: $10,000 Bonus Slot Dollars & cash slot tournaments; Trop Advantage members receive one free entry in each tournament; up to 2 re-buys may be purchased for 100 points or $20. Tournament play Jan. 14 & 27 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Tournament payout will be made after 8 p.m. each tournament day as follows: 1st $2,000 cash; 2nd $1,000 cash; 3rd $750 cash; 4th $500 cash; 5th-8th $250 cash; 9th-17th $100 cash; 18th-88th $50 Bonus Slot Dollars; 89th-100th $25 Bonus Slot Dollars; swipe at promotional kiosk for tournament voucher by 4 p.m., must redeem at slot tournament area no later than 4:45 p.m. 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: Sunday, Feb. 4
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: Sunday $1,000 Keno Tournament
When: Sunday, January 21
Format/Entry: This tournament has a $25 buy-in for 25 games; 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; $15 buy-in; $15 re-buy. See myAdvantage Club for details.