In our quest to get something for nothing, we started at the Las Vegas Club and headed right to the Players Club desk. New players are given five dollars in free slot play, plus an entry into a daily slot tournament at The Plaza. The tournament is five minutes of furious button mashing that pays out $30 in free slot play for 1st place and $20 for 2nd. On the fateful day that this writer sat in to play, there were only three other players, making the odds very attractive. Unfortunately, that still wasn't good enough as we walked out empty-handed.
Next stop was The D. They only offer $3 in free slot play to new members, but that did not stop us from filling up a bucket with nickels after hitting a Full House on our first video poker bet. We took this opportunity to score a free beer while the coins were pouring out of the machine.
Perhaps the best deal on Fremont Street, though, is at Four Queens. New players are given ten dollars in free slot play. Existing members that show them a players card from a competing Fremont Street casino will also receive that same $10 in slot play. In order to get the max bang for our (free) buck, we approached a $1 video poker machine and played two hands at max credits. We cashed out at $15 (but not before ordering another free drink).
Once you have a few dollars, let’s not forget that Fremont Street does offer some of the most generous odds in town. El Cortez boasts of offering 40% looser slots than the Strip and 31% less than the Clark County average. Call us a sucker for advertising but, after a few good pulls, we turned that free $15 from Four Queens into $156 at the El Cortez.
Also remember that you drink for free when you play, even if you are playing with the house’s money. So, next time the wallet is running a little low, head downtown, win some free cash, squeeze in as many comped drinks as you can, and pose for stupid pictures with both Paul Stanley impersonators. Viva Fremont Street.