Game shows are America’s guilty pleasure. Couch-surfing “The Price is Right” on childhood sick days or eagerly awaiting “Wheel of Fortune” each night after dinner, we’re awash in catch-phrases, prize packages and glamorous hosts and hostesses.
In 2017 alone, more than 64 million people watched game shows in the United States. That’s one in five people humming the “Jeopardy” theme song while yelling answers—right or wrong—at their TV.
If you’ve dreamed of the chance to watch, play and win, head over to Little Creek Casino Resort through April 18 for entries into their America’s Greatest Game Shows promotion. Then dust off your thinking caps for a night of wild, interactive fun with celebrities, puzzles and prizes up to $100,000.
This year’s Game Show night on April 18 will be one to remember. “It will be a series of mini game shows, all hosted by Erik Estrada and co-host Manny Davis, the son of Sammy Davis Jr.,” shares promotions coordinator Jennifer Brines. “Contestants will be hand-picked from the live audience or from entry tickets in our on-site drawing bin.”
Until the event arrives in April, Players Club members can earn entries. At Hot Seat Mondays from noon until 10:00 p.m. and Gameshow Drawings on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. there will be drawings awarded through game play. Look for additional festive holiday opportunities on Easter from noon until 8:00 p.m.
Tickets will also be available through Little Creek’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as by winning a jackpot prize or booking hotel stays. “Once a patron becomes a ticket holder they can also earn additional entry tickets for the live event drawing drum each day while they play,” says Brines.
America’s Greatest Game Show describes itself as “our versions of ‘The Newlywed Game,’ ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ ‘Card Sharks,’ ‘The Gong Show,’ ‘Name That Tune,’ ‘Love Connection’ and many more. Everyone wins!” Games come with a “twist such as ‘The NOT So Newlywed Game’, ‘Name That Song’, and ‘Dancing with Yourself’.”
Consider turning the night into an inclusive Family Fun Package with resort accommodations, free play on the slots, arcade passes and a large pizza. Or play indoors and out with a Stay and Play package that includes 18 rounds of golf at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club. Why not give yourself a break to refresh and recharge at the resort? If laughter’s the best medicine, America’s Greatest Game Show will definitely cure what ails you.
Whether you come for the day or a mid-week getaway, don’t miss out on the Resort’s many delicious dining specials. From shepherd’s pie to Italian Night’s plentiful pasta or breakfast at the Creekside Buffet, there’s something for everyone, whenever you visit.
Little Creek is located at 91 West State Route 108 in Shelton, less than 30 minutes from Olympia. Book your suite online or by calling 800-667-7711 and don’t forget to join the Players Club beforehand to start racking up the discounts, rewards, and prizes.
It’s not often we get to take part in something as beloved—and iconic—as a live, high-energy game show. Since they first began in 1938 (“What is ‘Spelling Bee,’ Alex?”), they’ve been as addicting as they are pervasive. And while this may not be the biggest jackpot ever won (file away the record number of $4,455,102 for trivia night), a share of $255,000 is reason to start practicing your victory dance now.