Fremont visitors love the month of December as it's the time that the casino floor comes alive with the exciting sound of cash swirling around...$25,000 worth! The "big bucks blast" machine dominates the area right in front of the table games from December 2nd-24th. Drawings will be held at 7:15pm and 9:15pm nightly.

Fremont players earn drawing tickets playing their favorite slot machines, table games, keno and even wagers at the race and sports book. Lucky drawing winners have a chance, twice nightly, to enter the machine which blasts cash and reach out to grab their share of the flying bills; $100s, $20s, $10s, $5s and $1s... whirling all around them. Seize them and put them in the slot, dropping them into a box. Count them...they add up fast. No one that enters the machine leaves with less than $50! Complete rules posted at the Players Gold Center.

Originally created to add a festive and fun atmosphere during a notoriously slow period in December, it is now timed to start the day of the "Downtown Hoedown", Fremont Street Experience's street party that kicks off the National Finals Rodeo week. This year's free live entertainment on the Fremont Street Experience includes country favorite, Mark Chesnutt.

The hottest ticket in town that week (normally NFR tickets are sold out weeks in advance) is to the NFR competition. From December 3rd-11th , one lucky drawing winner will be drawn nightly at the 9:15pm drawing, and receive two tickets for the next night's NFR performance.

Even if you don't want to be a part of the $25,000 Big Bucks Blast and enter the machine...you'll want to stop by the Fremont and check out those that do. You'll be caught up in the excitement and want your chance to grab some cash!

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