Race for the Case: Slot Machine Contest Downtown at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

The slots are an integral part of Las Vegas culture. Slot machines are one of the distinct sounds and sights many recognize just as they depart the airplane. Players around the world compete in many tournaments and races while playing their favorite slot machines. 

At The Plaza Hotel & Casino, players will have the chance to compete over three days by racing to earn the highest points on their favorite slot machines. 

History of Slot Machines

Slot machines have a big history in Las Vegas. This is the place where the first fully electromechanical and video slot machines were made. Although the precursor machines were first invented in 1891 in New York, those slot machines happen to be based on the classic game of poker. Even one of the early slot machines dispensed different flavors of chewing gum, which is why some of the popular cherry and melon symbols remain part of some slots today.

Nowadays slot machines that you see on every Las Vegas casino floor have fun and unusual themes that range from TV shows to musical and pop icons.

Slot Machine Contest Downtown

The Race for the Case takes one Las Vegas’s staples and takes it to a whole new level. Players will compete head-to-head on their slot machines and try to get the highest points. There is no buy-in for the race and the first prize winner will receive a handsome reward of $15,000. Play your slot machine and race to become one of the top five players with the highest points.

The Rules

The top five will then get to choose from five briefcases. Each briefcase contains a different amount of money, which ranges from $1,000 to $15,000. The player with the highest slots points will be the first person to choose a briefcase. Winners will only have a minute to choose and are not allowed to switch once they have picked a briefcase, which means that the first place slot winner will not necessarily take home the most money.

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How to Join

All players have the chance to win the $50,000 Race For The Case. If you enjoy playing slots, this race is for you. The race will be held on November 1 – 3. Come have fun competing against others for the chance to take home $15,000.

RSVP for the Race for the Case

RSVP today and try your luck. Or, see all our upcoming events happening downtown.

$100,000 Kachingko Event

Every Saturday in June, 10 people will have the chance to win $100,000 during The Plaza Hotel & Casino’s 2019 Kachingko event! Players can earn points by playing the slots, tables, and bingo. On the slots, each point amounts to one drawing entry for Kachingko.

Kachingko Event Details

For the tables, entries are earned based on time played, and for bingo, every dollar wagered gets you one entry. Entries for Kachingko can be earned until June 28th and must be deposited at the Royal Rewards kiosk on the day of the drawing between 6 PM and 8 PM to be entered to win.

Being a Royal Rewards member has more perks than just entering you into Kachingko with the potential to win $100,000. All new Royal Rewards members receive 100 tickets to biweekly Spin 2 Win event on Tuesday and Friday for a chance to win $2,000 in free slot play.
New members also get $10 in Match Play for blackjack, roulette, or craps tables. In addition to all the rewards in the casinos, Royal Rewards members receive additional perks like hotel room discounts, discounts on food, and priority reservations.

Other Upcoming Promotions

During the month of June, many other exciting casino promotions are happening as well. In addition to the $100,000 Kachingko event, players will have the opportunity to win $175,000 during Super Bingo held June 2nd to June 4th.
Later in the month, The Plaza will host a $10,000 Scorching Slots Tournament from June 21st to June 22nd. When you’re in the Plaza Casino, there’s always something fun to do.

Spend Your Summer at the Plaza

Should you ever have any questions about gaming in the casino or about signing up for Royal Rewards, a Casino Services agent will be there to assist you. They can be reached at 877-687-5875 or by email at casinoservices@plazahotelcasino.com.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is always looking for new ways to reward loyal players, so stop by today and start earning entries for the $100,000 prize at Kachingko!

Man Wins $270K at The Plaza After Betting His Life Savings

Ashley Revell: ‘That spin was the most amazing moment of my life. It is a cliché but time did stand still. It was just complete calm.’

Ashley Revell

For Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old man from London, gambling his life savings in Las Vegas actually paid off. In possibly the most famous bet of recent years, a 32-year-old Ashley Revell from Kent sold all of his worldly possessions to bet everything he owned on the roulette table in Vegas.

Back in 2004, he won $270,600 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in a double-or-nothing bet at the roulette wheel. Revell chose to bet on red with a less than a 50/50 chance of doubling his life savings of $135,300.

There was a whole film crew there to film his wager. At first, the bet was supposed to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel, but they wouldn’t accept the wager.

The Plaza was up for the fun though! As the roulette wheel spun the anticipation grew before finally landing on Red 7.

Ashley Revell sold all of his possessions in order to make up the $135,300 he bet at The Plaza. After winning the $270,600, Revell decided to start a poker website, Poker UTD, and he also entered the online gambling market with an iGaming recruitment website. Revell decided to take a trip to Holland shortly after the bet in Las Vegas where he met his wife. They now have two kids.

There hasn’t been a bet quite as unique as Revell’s since then. It even spawned a reality television show called hosted by Simon Cowell.

If you’re wanting to test your luck like Revell did, you can come down to the Plaza Hotel & Casino and play one of the many tables or slots with the hopes of winning big.

The Plaza has daily casino promotions like the Daily Spin 2 Win where players earn one entry for every 100 points they earn while playing their favorite slot games. Five winners will be chosen every night at 8:15PM for a chance to win up to $1,000. Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 777 Slot Tournament takes place at The Plaza where players can enter at different session times for a chance to win. Will you be the next person to win big at The Plaza?

Play To Win A 2019 Ford Mustang

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The Mustang is one of the most well-known and well-respected sports cars. As the best-selling sports car in the world, it has an excellent  reputation. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Mustang, now you’ll get your chance to win a 2019 Ford Mustang just for playing in the casino at The Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

There will be a total of 15 winners selected, and five car qualifiers will compete in an exciting live stage game to win a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang! The drawing for the $30,000 Mustang Mojo will take place on March 30th at 8:15 PM, but players will have the ability to earn points from until March 30th. Players earn entries by playing on the slot machines, table games, or bingo. For the slots, one point is one drawing entry. For bingo, every dollar wagered is one drawing entry. Entries for table play is earned based on time played, average bet, and type of game.

About the 2019 Ford Mustang

The new Ford Mustang is extremely fast and comes equipped with plenty of exciting features like standard LED headlights and a rear-view camera.

The 2019 Ford Mustang is even being used as a racing car in places around the world like Australia where it will make its Supercars debut. All models of the car come with power handling for on and off the track. Ford has expanded their color package, and the 2019 Mustang will be offered in more colors than ever seen before. All models of the 2019 Ford Mustang have powerful engines and great speed.

Downtown Las Vegas Casino

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is one of the best locations in Downtown Las Vegas for slot play and table play. There are plenty of slots to choose from on the casino floor, and each point on the slots will get you one entry to win the 2019 Ford Mustang.

To get the most out of your play, sign up for the Royal Rewards program to get discounts, promotions, and free offers while you play.

You can register for the Royal Rewards program free online.

Bingo Millions

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What would you do with a million dollars? That’s probably a question you’ve briefly thought about, but never really considered. Would you go on vacation? Buy a brand-new car? Get a vacation house in Hawaii? Anything in your wildest dreams could become a reality just by playing bingo at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Every day we at the Plaza give you the chance to get rich instantly by playing Bingo Millions.

Games are hosted daily at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, and 9 PM in the Plaza Bingo Room. Prizes start at $500 for a coverall in 54 exactly and go over $1,000,000 for a coverall in 47 or less. You will have five chances every day to become a millionaire!

The origins of bingo root back to the 1500s. Where a very similar lottery game was being played in Italy. In 1778, the French game, called Le Lotto, appeared with nine columns and three rows. Then in the early 1920s bingo, as we know it today, was created by Hugh J. Ward. Today, bingo is primarily played in Las Vegas and in Native American casinos. The largest jackpot to date in Las Vegas history was $110,726 which was won in Summerlin’s Rampart Casino, but at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, you will have the chance to win a million dollars!

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is the only casino in Las Vegas to offer this variation of bingo. The million dollars are to be paid out in cash to the bingo winner. Specific rules and regulations apply.

Visit Bingo Millions

Super Bingo Tournament At The Plaza

February Super Bingo at the Plaza Hotel Casino Bingo is one of the most popular games in Las Vegas, but Super Bingo takes it to an entirely new level. The Super Bingo Tournament brings hundreds of people from all over the world into Downtown Las Vegas for the chance to win big and meet other bingo players. It’s not uncommon to see people come from as far as Hawaii and even Canada to take part and play in the tournament.The tournament at The Plaza Hotel & Casino takes place over two days in the newly remodeled ballroom, and all players have the chance to win $175,000 overall. There is a super coverall both days of the bingo tournament, giving players even more of a chance to win. The super coverall on the first day of the competition awards $25,000 to a lucky player, and on the second day, $50,000 is awarded for the super coverall.To join the tournament, The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers bingo only sessions priced at $130. However, players also have the option to book room-and-bingo packages, which start at $239 for a three-night stay. The room-and-bingo packages are even a great option for locals because there will be an open bar during the sessions! Having a hotel room to go back to after a full day of the bingo tournament means that everyone can enjoy the open bar responsibly.A Super Bingo & Hotel Package includes a three-night stay at the hotel, two sessions of Super Bingo, two daubers to use during bingo, a gift, and provided lunch during each day of the tournament. The tournament takes place over several weekends during 2019. The next Super Bingo takes place February 10-12!Register NowIn addition to the Super Bingo tournament, there is plenty to do and see in Downtown Las Vegas. You can step outside The Plaza and step right into the famous Fremont Street Experience. Downtown Las Vegas is also known for having some of the best food in the city. When you come to Las Vegas for the Super Bingo tournament you’re sure to enjoy all that the city has to offer.

The Plaza Hotel Casino Is The Best Place To Play Keno In Las Vegas

Until the end of September, buy 5 keno games and get one free!

All About Keno

Where should you play keno in Las Vegas? You can now have a date with lady luck and try your hand at Keno at The Plaza Hotel & Casino. Games run every five to eight minutes in the brand new live Keno lounge on the casino floor from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.Monitor your game live in various locations throughout the casino, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore and grab a drink or bite to eat while you play. There are monitors located in the Brightside Breakfast & Burgers Restaurant, the Race & Sportsbook bar, Omaha Lounge, Hash House A Go Go, and the bingo room on the third floor.

What is Keno?

Keno is a gambling game similar to lottery or bingo. It is a game of chance that is based on drawing numbers that have to correspond to numbers on a card. Players choose numbers from 1 to 80 and then 20 numbers are drawn at random.

What is the history of Keno?

The origins of Keno can be traced back to China where legend says the game saved an ancient city during a time of war. It is also said that the funds raised from Keno helped to build The Great Wall of China. However, the word keno has Latin roots meaning “five” or “five winning numbers”. The game was brought over to America by Chinese immigrants in the 1800’s.

How do you play Keno?

  1. Step 1: Get A Keno Card This can be acquired from the live Keno lounge on the casino floor.
  2. Step 2: Select Your Numbers You can select numbers from 1 to 80 to play. Each number you select is called a spot
  3. Step 3: Pay For Your “Spots” The amount you place to bet depends on the game.
  4. Step 4: Wait And Follow Along Watch as the winning numbers are selected and match them up to the numbers you selected for your Keno card.
  5. Step 5: Collect Your Winnings! If enough of your numbers are selected, you win!

Your Guide to Plaza’s Royal Rewards Program

Casino rewards programs are a great way to make the most out of your Las Vegas experience. Most casinos now have unique rewards programs with different benefits. The Plaza offers the Royal Rewards program, which provides members with an array of discounts, promotions, and freebies.

Signing up for Royal Rewards

The rewards start immediately when you sign up for the Plaza’s casino rewards program. Currently, the casino is running a new member promotion; sign-ups will receive 3 tickets to our daily Spin2Win promotion for a chance at 1,000 in free slot play and a free Plaza T-shirt. You can sign up at the casino or simply complete your Royal Rewards registration online.

Save on Everything the Plaza has to Offer

If you love playing the slots, you’ll love the Royal Rewards Program. Ace Tier members receive cash back rewards. When it comes to staying at the Plaza, all rewards program members get the resort fee waived with a comped room. With a discounted room, Ace Tier members have the resort fee waived while other Tier members pay only 2,500 points. Queen, King, and Ace Tier members also enjoy room upgrades (based on availability) and Guaranteed Late Check-out.There are even parking amenities offered to Royal Rewards members. Queen Tier members have complimentary access to the Parking Garage; King and Ace Tier members enjoy Reserved Parking. Valet Parking is also always available for King and Ace Tier members.

How to Earn Rewards Points

Earning rewards points is easy! For every $3 spent on Video Poker, you receive 1 tier point. All other games reward 1 point for every $1 spent. Table game tier credits are based on the length of time played and the average bet placed. With Bingo, 1 Buy-in equals .25 tier points. See our benefits chart for all tier rewards details.

Enjoy the Best of Vegas at the Plaza

Sign up for the Royal Rewards Program at the Plaza today and start earning immediately! When you choose the Plaza as your Las Vegas destination, you’re always treated like a VIP. And with the Royal Rewards Program, you can earn like one, too!

What to Know About Playing Vintage & Coin Slots in DTLV

 
 There is an iconic sound missing from the Las Vegas Strip these days – can you guess what it is? It would be the sound of coin payouts hitting the metal tray of coin-operated slot machines. Coin slot machines are an endangered species in the new digital landscape of Vegas slots.Though shiny, bright, and new, the coinless slot revolution lacks the satisfaction that many old-school players and retro-loving newbies seek from their slot machine experience.

Goodbye Coins, Hello TITO

In the 90s the casino world made a major move away from coin-operated slot machines, even though these machines, and their unforgettable clang of coins dropping, are a quintessential Vegas experience.Coin-operated slots are labor intensive for casinos. From the never-ending need to refill hoppers, complete repairs, and manage an endless tonnage of coins, these slots were certainly not cost effective for the casinos. During the 90s, a new approach to slots was introduced – the Ticket In/Ticket Out (TITO) method. Now, payouts are printed on tickets, which can be exchanged for cash or simply fed into a new digital slot. This “money-free” method makes gambling faster, easier, and truly hassle-free.Players said goodbye to scooping coins into casino-branded plastic cups; goodbye to lugging around hundreds of coins; goodbye to fingers stained with coin residue but also, goodbye to that intoxicating sound of a coin payout!

We Want Coin Slots!

The TITO system was a win for casinos everywhere, and was generally embraced by most gamblers, but there still are vocal and vibrant subsections of gamblers and classic Vegas lovers who miss the nostalgia of dropping coins into a machine. Slots don’t feel quite like slots when feeding a paper ticket into a machine with an HD display and a Dolby soundtrack! Where are the spinning wheels, the beeps and ticks, and the metallic scent of coins? Where is the Vegas of Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Bugsy Siegel?The solution? Come visit DTLV, a vibrant area of Vegas that shines with retro-charm and the flavor of classic Las Vegas.

Coin Slots at the Plaza Hotel and Casino

The Plaza Hotel and Casino, located on Fremont Street in the heart of DTLV, is a bastion of old-world Vegas blended with modern elegance. Committed to preserving the best of traditional Las Vegas, while also providing state-of-the-art modern conveniences, the Plaza Hotel and Casino is the jewel of downtown Las Vegas.Coin slot lovers flock to the downtown area and the Plaza Hotel and Casino to find all their favorite traditional slots.  Come play the rare and hugely popular Joker Wild Poker – one of only four machines in the Vegas area and renowned for having the loosest pay table in town. Other classics favorites include: Full pay Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, Catch the Heat Vintage Vegas, and a 777 slot tournament every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.You don’t want to miss all the action in downtown Las Vegas! Break open that coin jar… you finally have the perfect use for all those extra coins. 

Come Check Out What’s New at The Plaza

Craps is one of the most timeless Vegas table games, evoking images of taking a big risk for an even bigger payout. Classic craps is likely to remain a Vegas staple for the long haul, but like much of the city, it too, has evolved. If you’re wondering how a stronghold like craps could get any better, imagine never losing on the comeout roll. Crapless craps, now at The Plaza Hotel in downtown Vegas, is perfect for seasoned craps aficionados and new-to-the-table players. Ready to learn how to play?

The Breakdown

Crapless craps, in its most basic form, is simply a rule variant to regular craps. The rule variant being that no player can lose a pass bet on the comeout roll. In regular craps, on the come out roll (or first roll of the dice during a betting round) pass bets win on a 7 or 11 and lose on a 2, 3 or 12. Don’t pass bets win on a 2, 3 or 12 and lose when a 7 or 11 is rolled.In crapless craps, if a player rolls any number other than a 7, it becomes the point, and you can’t lose on 2, 3, or 12. This fast-paced spin on the old Vegas classic is sure to provide all the thrills and payout of the original!

Crapless Craps at The Plaza

downtown vegas craps tableThe Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas is the perfect place for anyone looking to play this exciting variant of their favorite game. Crapless craps at the Plaza lets you bet on the 2, 3, 11, or 12 with big payouts every time your number rolls. There is no possibility of “crapping out” because you cannot lose on the comeout roll as every number is a point.In this easy to learn game, your bets will stay up until a 7 rolls, giving you plenty of opportunities to get paid. What’s better than getting paid every time your number rolls? Not much.If you’re ready to learn how to get started winning with crapless craps, head over to the Plaza. Every Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can get free lessons on both traditional craps and the quick-moving crapless craps. While you’re there learning or playing crapless craps, be sure to stop by the Plaza’s newly opened Party Pit.

Plaza Party Pit

The Plaza Party Pit is the perfect mix of some of the most uniquely Vegas entertainment options available. The innovating Party Pit is meant to immerse guests in an atmosphere that offers the best of both gaming and traditional Vegas partying. Not only will you get to play some of your favorite Vegas table games at plenty of different limits, but you also get to enjoy great music and even better company.Aside from the stunningly charming dealers and gaming, you’re sure to appreciate the one-of-a-kind view right down the heart of Fremont Street. The beautiful dealers, great music, and upbeat atmosphere are ideal for anyone looking for a less than traditional gaming experience.No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it at the Plaza. Exciting variations of your favorite games? Check. Tons of opportunities to win big? Check. Beautiful table dealers? Check. Great views and even better music? Check. So, what are you waiting for?