Promos Remain As The Iconic Stratosphere Changes Owners And Brands

The iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower on the Las Vegas Strip’s north end is changing owners and going through a bit of a rebranding. However, the property’s many summer casino promotions are set to continue.

The Stratosphere gets a new owner

Last month, Nevada’s biggest gaming tavern owner, Golden Entertainment, bought Stratosphere the owners’ American Casino and Entertainment Properties.

Golden Entertainment is the parent company of the PT’s Entertainment Group, which runs 56 gaming tavern locations across the state. Of course, this includes dozens of establishments in Las Vegas operating under the PT’s Pub and PT’s Gold brands.

The deal also saw Golden acquiring three more Nevada casinos, including:

  • The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin
  • Arizona Charlie’s Decatur in Las Vegas
  • Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas

Best Western branding

Last week, Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced both the Stratosphere and Aquarius will be joining the company’s BW Premier Collection brand.

Ultimately, this means guests of the Stratosphere will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of the Best Western Rewards loyalty program, which is widely known as one of the richest in the hotel industry.

Summer promotions and giveaways continue

For now, guests of the hotel and players in the casino can still reap the rewards of membership in the Stratosphere and American Casino and Entertainment ace | PLAY loyalty program.

Benefits include:

  • Free membership
  • Daily point multipliers
  • Cashback, slot play, and comps

Plus, ace | PLAY members can still take advantage of a number of summer giveaways and promotions at the Stratosphere, including in the $100,000 Bust The Bank drawings every Saturday in July.

Five players will win a guaranteed minimum of $250 in free slot play.

Ace | PLAY members receive one free entry into each draw and can earn additional entries for every 50 base points earned. Earning periods begin at midnight on Thursdays and run through 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays before the 8 p.m. drawing.

Drawing winners get the chance to pick from 20 envelopes containing prizes from $250 in free slot play up to $100,000 cash.

T-shirts and beach towels

Other Stratosphere promotions running throughout the summer include the Summer Jackpot T-Shirt Giveaway. Any player who wins a hand-paid jackpot at the casino through Aug. 31 will receive a free t-shirt as a part of this promotion.

The Stratosphere Beach Towel Giveaway is also running through the end of July. Players can redeem 2,500 base points for a Stratosphere Beach Towel while supplies last. There is also a limit of two towels per account.

The tallest building in Las Vegas

The Stratosphere opened in 1996. At 1,149 feet high, it remains the tallest building in Las Vegas. The property features 2,427 guest rooms and suites. Plus, there is an observation deck with 360-degree views of the entire Las Vegas Valley that also boasts a number of thrill rides.


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