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: “$40,000 Blarney Bucks Slot Tournament”
When: Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18
Format: This is a slot tournament with  a unique payout structure that sees every participant winning some cash. The top finisher wins the biggest pot ($12,500) and 2nd place getting the next biggest prize ($3,000), but then things get skewed. Prize money bounces around, depending upon order of finish—e.g., 7th place wins $430 while 116th place wins $1,000; and the 4th, 10th and 175th places win more than the other finishers (except 1st and 2nd) with $1,500, $1,750 and $2,000, respectively. Prize money is paid to all contestants (181st place and below win $25 each). Contestants can take cash or Free Slot Play as prizes. Prize structure based on 250 participants.
All entrants have three, 15-minute rounds of play: rounds one and two on Fri, March 17 (begins at 8:30 a.m.); and round three on Sat, March 18 (begins at 8:30 a.m.).
Entry Fee: $100 entry fee includes casino room rate and tourney entry. Tournament registration is on Thurs, March 16 (3-5 p.m.) where 10 drawings take place for $50 in Free Slot Play as prizes. Visit or call the casino host office at 1-866-714-4185 to secure your entry; or email

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 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 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 February and March
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: “Lucky Leprechaun Slot Tournament”
When: Thursday-Sunday, March 16-19
Format: There is a $30,000 prize pool with a first place prize of $10,000; 2nd-$7,500; 3rd-$5,000; 4th-$2,500; 5th-$1,000; and cash prizes paid to 20th place with XtraCredit Free Play prizes paid from 21st-60th place (prize money based on 150 entrants).
Entry: $350 entry fee includes four days/three nights room accommodations, food credits for player and one guest and three rounds of tournament play. Call marketing numbers listed above for entry.



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

Harrah’s: $15,000 Mardi Gras Slot Tournament
When: Tuesday-Thursday, February 28-March 2
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, Feb 28 (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; tournament play starts at 6:30 p.m.); Day 2 registration is Wed, March 1 (10 a.m.; play starts at 11:30 a.m.); Day 3 registration is Thurs, March 2 (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 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, March 5
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, March 19
Format/Entry: This tournament has a $25 buy-in; other details unavailable; 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; Signature cardholders play three rounds free; Exclusive cardholders play two rounds free; Preferred 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; Wednesdays (4 p.m.) and Saturdays (2 p.m.); 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.