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: “$20,000 March Mayhem Blackjack Tournament”
When: Friday-Sunday, March 24-26
Format: First place $10,000; 2nd-$3,000; 3rd-$2,000; 4th-$1,500; 5th-$1,000 and prize money paid down to 20th place (based on 120 entrants); four $250 bonus cash drawings on Saturday with all participants eligible to win.
Registration, Fri, March 24 (3-5 p.m.); five drawings for chances to win $50 in “Play Til You Lose” Promo Chips are held at registration. Tournament play, Sat, March 25 (9 a.m.) plus $50 re-buy rounds; tournament play continues, Sun, March 26, with “Wildcard Drawings” into several rounds including the finals table.
Entry: $50 entry; $50 re-buy; entry includes special casino room rate. See the Casino Host Office or dial hotel operator; or call 1-866-714-4185; or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to reserve a spot in the tournament.
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 Tropicana tourney info, call 1-800-343-4533; see the players club center within the casino
Tropicana: “$2,500 Spin Ferno Cash Slot Tournament”
When: Mondays in March and April
Format: Each Monday is its own $2,500 cash slot tournament (11 a.m.-3 p.m.); 1st-$500; 2nd-$250; 3rd-$200; 4th-13th places-$100; 14-24th places $50 each.
Entry: Must be a Trop Advantage club member; earn 250 base points on the day of your tournament play for first entry; earn an additional 250 base points on the day of your tournament play and re-swipe at the kiosk to receive an additional entry (limit of two entries).
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.)
Pioneer: “$49 Video Poker Tournament”
When: Friday-Saturday, April 7-8
Format: $4,000 top prize
Entry: $49 includes $20 food credits; call numbers listed above for entry.
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 myAdvantage Club for details.
Avi: “Wednesday and Saturday Blackjack Tournaments”
When: Every Wednesday and Saturday
Format: $1,200 in cash and prizes awarded in these tournaments held on Wednesdays (4 p.m.) and Saturdays (2 p.m.). The top two winners in each tournament on Wed and Sat receive a seat in the $5,000 Blackjack Tournament held on Sat, April 8 (2 p.m.). Receive one entry into drawings to be held to select one of the 108 seats for the Sat, April 8 tournament with every one entry buy-in or re-buy in the weekly tournaments.
Entry: Must be a member of the myAdvantage Club; $15 buy-in; $15 re-buy. See myAdvantage Club for details.