Xmas In LV: Eggnog At Ellis Island

Ellis Island Tower

Ellis Island TowerFor the fifteenth straight year the near Strip Ellis Island has its Christmas eggnog on sale that’s mixed and available for purchase from the bar. Yes the eggnog does contain alcohol and its become a holiday tradition at the property if you want to try some out its $6 per glass or available by $30 a bottle. If you visit the bar you might also want to check out the hotels coffee shop which many people like for their large portions as well as good prices because its never good to drink on an empty stomach.


Flag Day Special At El Cortez

The El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas has a promotion for today’s Flag Day for members of its players club which is free to join. For today if you have your El Cortez players card in while playing you get 3x points on video poker, 5x points on reels and keno and 7x points on video reels. You of course must be 21 and older for more information contact the visit the players club booth at El Cortez.

Win A Car In May At Stations

Palace Station Sign

Station Casinos over the years has often run the free car giveaway promotion and going on right now for the month of May they have the “100 Cars in May Giveaway.” As well as the car giveaway if you have your free players card inserted when they give a car away everyone who does will receive $25 in slot dollars. If you want to try your luck at winning a car, Station Casinos are locals casino’s so mainly off Strip and away from the tourist areas; but the Palace Station which is currently going under a remodel isn’t far from the Strip and is a short taxi, Uber or bus ride away.

SLS VIP Minibar Promotion

The SLS on the north end of the Strip has just started a promotion for guests of its loft inspired Story Tower who are 21 and older who book a two night stay for the promotion on slslasvegas.com for a stay between June 1st and September 5th 2016. The package includes VIP access to events on the property as well as a complementary mini bar with a bottle of vodka as well as Fireball, Bud Light, Pepsi and a range of mini bar snacks. SLS got a lot of attention when it first opened after the property was rebuilt from shell of the longtime historic Sahara hotel but because of its remote location on the north end of the Strip it has to really come up with clever marketing and promotions to get people to visit. I can see this promotion drawing groups of people to stay especially from Southern California on the weekends and I hope it does well to draw people to a nice property in a challenging location.

Bloom Giveaway At Cosmo

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan since it opened has been more known for its beautiful rooms with balconies and good buffet as well as its restaurants than as a property with a large casino. In recent times that has changed as the ownership has stepped up promotions and offers in a bid to get more people to gamble at the property. The latest promotion is the $50,000 Bloom giveaway promotion which runs from April 6th to April 9th with prizes of slot play from $250 to $20,000. To participate in the promotion you have to a be member of their players club which is free to join and have the care in the machine with one drawing for every 5,000 points.

20X Thursdays At Hard Rock

The Hard Rock has a special on Thursdays for members of its Backstage Pass players club which is free to join with 20X points on reels and video reels as well as 5X points on video poker. The promotion runs every Thursday until December and you must have you Backstage Pass card in the machine, check with the Hard Rock for more information.

South Point $50 Gas Card

Gas card promotions have been around for years at your local supermarkets and, as well as at locals casinos in Las Vegas. The South Point resort on the very south end of the Strip has a promotion for the month of August where you get a $50 gas card if you redeem $25 in player’s club points. The promotion only applies to points earned during this month using their player’s card called ‘The Club’ for more information contact the South Point.

South Point Seniors Tournament

Every Thursday between 10 am and 4 pm the South Point resort on the south Strip has a free slot tournament for seniors fifty and older. To enter all you need to be is a member of their players club (free to join) and swipe the card at any Club kiosk for you free entry. If you want a second entry it will cost 250 points and 500 points for a third entry and there is $5,200 in weekly prizes with $1,500 for first place and prizes in in various amounts all the way down to $50 for the 21st to 30th place finishers. For more information visit and to sign up for their player’s card simply called ‘The Club’ visit the South Point player’s club booth.

Update October 3 rd 2018: The above promotion is as the date says from August 6th 2015 so is not a current promotion for the one running at time of your visit check with the South Point players club. I will put the link below for the current seniors promotion flyer but promotions can be changed by a property at anytime.

Current Flyer Link

Free Strawberry Pie Today

Today free pie returns to the El Cortez downtown with free slices of Marie Callender’s strawberry pie to players in their casino from noon until 6 pm. Over the last few years the El Cortez has run many free food specials for the players in the casino with free pie as well as the often run White Castle burger promotions to name just two of them; so if you are downtown today it might be worth stopping by the El Cortez.

EL Cortez Double Happy Hour

El Cortez SignWe are always on the lookout for specials and or happy hour promotions because it’s always help your Las Vegas budget by having food or drink for a little less than you would normally pay. One special that is going on at the moment is the Double Happy Hour at the El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas which runs from Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 6 pm and again from 11 pm to 1 am hence the double happy hour. The specials are 50 cent wings, 2 for 1 cocktails and $3 Craft Haus pints to wash down the food and are available in the El Cortez Parlour Bar.