The Boyd’s hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are running a point multiplier event for Memorial Day Monday May 28th where their players club members can earn slot points for their play on slot as well as video poker machines; One such bonus day is Monday on Memorial day at Boyd’s three casinos Downtown which are the Fremont, California and Main Street Station as well as their other casinos in the Las Vegas area, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Sams Town, Suncoast and Aliante.
The special Memorial Day point multipliers are 11X points on reels and 6X points on video poker after you activate your points multiplier at any kiosk and have your players card in the machine. The slot points can be used towards freeplay on the machines, or used towards things like company owned stores, the buffet or your room charges, see the B Connected players booth in each casino for more details and rules.
Boyd’s the owner of many locals properties such as the Gold Coast and Orleans as well as Downtown properties such as the California and Fremont haave announced a new 48 hour policy for rooms with do not disturb signs on the door. The new policy is called a safety and welfare check and is in response to the Route 91 tragedy where the shooter had several days to set up, in the past room service would want to enter the room after 72 hours with a do not disturb sign on the door. I myself am a night owl and like to sleep in late when i’m in Las Vegas and this new policy could be a little bit of an inconvenience but under the circumstances i understand the reason for it.
The 46th World Series of Poker gets underway today at the Rio with events running through July 14th and then of course the final main event table in November. This year’s event will have 68 different events with buy in’s ranging in different amounts from $565 for the May 29th debut of Colossus to $111,111. Even though the popularity of poker may have dropped from its peak as the television shows have mostly gone away the WSOP is always extremely popular and, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a huge amount of entrant’s maybe the most ever. If you are heading to the event and, not driving or taking a taxi the shuttle to the next door Gold Coast might be an option as the Rio shuttle is likely to be busy.
Their are rumors that the Ports O’ Call buffet at the near Strip Gold Coast may soon be closing to be replaced with a twenty four hour cafe concept which may be similar or the same as the Courtyard Cafe at sister property the Orleans. The rumors also include the possible closing of the Cortez fine dining restaurant at the Gold Coast with another restaurant to replace it. Boyds PR has no comment about the possible closing although Boyds did recently replace a restaurant at the California Downtown with a noodle house so a revamp of its restaurants across its properties which haven’t been changed for a long time is quite possible. The Ports O’ Call buffet was always one of the less expensive buffet options in town and it would be a shame to see it close, although i can understand boyds making changes to improve the income of its restaurants at its locations.
If you are member of Boyd’s B Connected players card they have a really good deal right now which is 40 percent off food at all Boyd’s owned restaurants when you play with points. The deal is good at all their Las Vegas properties including the California, Fremont and Main Street Station as well as properties close to the Strip such as the Gold Coast and The Orleans. The B Connected card is free if you are 21 or older with a valid id so if you are going to play at these or their other Las Vegas properties you might want to sign up if you plan on eating there.
The Silver Sevens is the new name for what many years was Terribles which was owned by the Herbst family yes the same company that owns those car washes, gas stations and tune up shops around town. Since Affinity Gaming took over the property and changed the name to Silver Sevens we were curious how the new owners have changed the property other than the name as well as signage out front. The former Terribles was known for inexpensive food deals and promotional giveaways well the inexpensive food deals are still there but not so much the giveaways oh well. I ate the buffet for lunch it was really inexpensive but the selection was really limited which wasn’t that surprising for an inexpensive buffet but the quality wasn’t great although the salad bar was good. If you are looking for an inexpensive buffet the Gold Coast or any other Boyd or Station buffet might be a better option but if you are here it serves its purpose. The casino itself seems mostly unchanged other than a few things such as the players club which is now called the ‘A Play Club’ booth being moved. The casino has high ceiling which has made it a favorite for customers who don’t like smoky low ceiling casinos. If you want to check out the Silver Sevens its over towards the Hard Rock area of town and its hotel rooms are pretty good value for money.
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