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: Summer Blackjack Tournament Series
When: July 27-28, Aug. 24-25, Sept. 21-23
Format: Win a share of $55,000 with a $10,000 tournament each month, June-August, and a $25,000 tournament in September. First place in each of the three $10,000 tournaments wins $5,000 and a seat at the table of the $25,000 blackjack tournament finale Sept. 21-23.
Entry: Entry into the next $10,000 tournament (July 27-28) is $25. registration is Friday, July 27 (3 p.m.- 5 p.m.). Tournament play begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28. Complete rules and details available in the table games area.

Golden Nugget: $25,000 Royal Riches Video Poker Tournament
When: Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21
Format: All entrants win a cash prize. Entry fee is $50 with 1st place winning $7,500 and prize money paid on down to all entrants (based on 200 participants). Two rounds of tournament play, space is limited.
Entry: Call 866-714-4185 to register. For further information, see the 24K Select Club or visit the casino host or dial hotel operator.

Golden Nugget: Spin to Win Slot Tournaments
When: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Format: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (play anytime between 10 a.m.-8 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.


Colorado Belle

For Colorado Belle tournament information, call 1-877-480-2747 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) or 702-298-4000 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Colorado Belle: $5K Lucky Fortune Slot Tournament
When: Friday, July 20 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Format/Entry: Slot tournament open to all Access Club members, 2nd chances earned for every 500 base points earned (same day, up to 10 chances). Winners posted and prizes issue at Colorado Belle Casino Services (6 p.m.).



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

Tropicana: 11th Anniversary $20,000 Slot Tournament
When: Friday-Saturday, July 20-21
Format: $20,000 Bonus Slot Dollars & Cash Slot Tournament; Trop Advantage members receive one free entry into tournament; additional entries may be purchased for $30 each. Tournament payout will be made after 8 p.m. on Saturday as follows: 1st $4,000 cash; 2nd $2,000 cash; 3rd $1,500 cash; 4th $1,000 cash; 5th-8th $500 cash; 9th-17th $200 cash; 18th-88th $100 Bonus Slot Dollars; 89th-100th $50 Bonus Slot Dollars.
Format/Entry: Tournament play Friday & Saturday (11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day). This is one tournament played over two days; winners will be determined after second day of play; 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. Celebratory cake & champagne served at tournament area on Saturday, July 21 (3 p.m. until gone).



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: $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 Player Services 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 Player Services for details.