December 28, 2008 Vegas Values Report
- Last Updated on 13 April 2012
- Published Date
Here’s what we found for the week of December 28, 2008...
Here are great Las Vegas coupons, discounts, savings and offers we have for you this week...
Las Vegas Strip: The FREE New Year's Eve (Wednesday, December 31) fireworks display on the Strip will be a little different this year. The "Takin' It To The Streets" fireworks displays will be launched from ground locations and parking garages this year instead of casino rooftops.
Hard Rock: 58” 1080P Panasonic Plasma TV Giveaway from December 28-30. Receive one drawing ticket for every 100 base points earned on slots, for every $100+ bet in the sportsbook, and 30 minutes of Blackjack with a $15 average bet. Drawing to be held Tuesday December 30 at 7:00 pm. 10 winners will be picked for the following prizes – 1st and 2nd prize – 58” Panasonic Plasma TV, 3rd and 4th prize - $1,000 Rockstar Cash, 5th prize - $500 Rockstar Cash, 6th – 10th prize - $100 Rockstar Cash.
Gold Coast and Sam’s Town: 6x points every day 24/7 now thru January 1.
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: Will host a FREE casino-wide party on New Year’s Eve offering party favors for everyone, a FREE champagne pour near midnight and a drawing giving away $2,009 in cash prizes at midnight. Get all of the drawing details from the promotions booth. On New Year’s Day, guests can continue the celebration with FREE Bloody Mary’s at the casino bars from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Orleans: From January 4-8, earn 500 points and receive a FREE long sleeve logo t-shirt. No points are deducted.
Tropicana Las Vegas: Closed its poker room.
Silverton Casino Lodge: Giving away 54 cars in 37 days Dec. 26, 2008 through Jan. 31, 2009. Discovery Club card holders have two ways to win. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the promotion, one person using their Discovery Club card while playing a slot, video poker or video keno machine between 3 and 6 p.m. will be chosen at random to receive a car. Randomly selected winners must be present at the time of selection to win. In addition to random weekend winners, a second car will be given away every day of the week during the promotion based on level of play. Players using their Discovery Club card will earn points towards entries into a daily drawing at 8 p.m. All winners have until 11 p.m. on the day of the drawing to claim their car. Eight various Honda models are available to choose from. Those interested are encouraged to visit the Discovery Club for complete details.
El Cortez: For the month of January, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on any slot machine, five-cent or lower denomination video poker machine or live keno, or $300 or more on all other denomination video poker machines receive a prize ticket redeemable for a wallet containing $10 - $1,000 in free play, or one $10 gas or gift card. All jackpot winners receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Gas cards are available for Mobil/Exxon, Arco, Chevron or Shell and gift cards are redeemable at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Sears or Smith’s Grocery. There is no limit to the number of tickets that a player can collect for this promotion. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
Suncoast: For New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, the bingo room will be offering a $30,000 Guaranteed Big Game Bingo session starting at 8 p.m. and will run past midnight to ring in the New Year. The buy-in is $60 (extra 6-on packs are $15 each up to 10 additional) for 20 games of bingo and includes a free dauber, champagne toast, party favors and hors d’oeuvres. Call 702-636-7111, ext.5705 for reservations. On Thursday, January 1, the Bingo Room will give out FREE 2009 datebooks to all players at all sessions with a minimum buy-in to welcome in the New Year.
Fremont Street Experience: Las Vegas’ famed Fremont Street Experience is ready for a smash New Year’s Eve celebration with TributePalooza and the world premiere of its newest Viva Vision extravaganza, “KISS Rocks Vegas.” Tickets are FREE to locals with valid Nevada ID (21 and over). For those traveling from out of town, tickets can be purchased for $20 by calling 877-834-2748.
That's it for this week.
Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all..... Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.
Ongoing December Promotions
Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a discussion board where you can read about any updates to each week's Vegas Values report. You can also post any questions or comments you have about any casino promotions. Go to - http://forum.americancasinoguide.com/
Excalibur: 2-for-1 Tournament of Kings tickets for Nevada residents thru January 29 (except Fridays and Saturdays and December 24-31.) You must present a valid Nevada ID when purchasing tickets. Call 702-597-7600 for tickets.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: On Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, players can win a $2009 Bonus for calling “Bingo” on the Bonus Ball at the 7, 9 and 11 p.m. sessions on December 31, and at all sessions from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 1. See the Bingo Room for complete details.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder: Giving away a FREE bottle of champagne to all single winners in Bingo at the 11 p.m. sessions in December.
Flamingo: Flamingo headliner George Wallace is offering customers two VIP tickets to his show and two dinners at the Paradise Garden Buffet in the Flamingo for only $99. This offer can be enjoyed now through February 14, 2009.
Santa Fe Station: On Wednesday, Dec. 31, the popular Stoney’s brand, known for entertaining Las Vegas with the hottest country nightlife opens Stoney’s North Forty at Santa Fe Station. In advance of the opening, Santa Fe Station brings to life Stoney’s Rockin’ Pit, a dedicated gaming pit celebrating the Stoney’s entertainment experience. It will offer six blackjack tables, Stoney’s-themed dealers and of course rockin’ music. Stoney’s Rockin’ Pit will open for a limited time beginning Friday, Dec. 26 through January 17. The pit will be open from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Players in Stoney’s Rockin’ Pit Dec. 26-31 will receive a raffle ticket for each blackjack they hit and be entered into a drawing for the chance to compete in the first tournament scheduled for Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. 28 lucky winners will be drawn to compete in the tournament and the winner will receive a VIP table and bottle service that night inside Stoney’s North Forty. Similar blackjack tournaments will occur each weekend through January 17 inside the Stoney’s Rockin’ Pit. Stoney’s North Forty will grand open with a New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. that includes a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast for $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Additionally, Stoney’s continues the popular $20 all-you-can-drink beer specials which will also be offered at its grand opening. To purchase tickets, call 702-435-BULL (2855).
Jerry’s Nugget: Now through December 31, More Club members have the opportunity to earn electronic entries for two cash drawings being held on New Year’s Eve. One electronic drawing entry will be awarded for every 100 points earned in a day by playing slots, video poker and video keno. Players who earn 4,000 points in a day will receive an extra 25 entries for that day. There will be two cash drawings on New Year’s Eve, each with two winners. The first drawing will take place at 9:30 p.m. and will award $500 and $1,000. The second drawing at 10:30 p.m. will award $1,000 and $1,500 to two lucky More Club members. In addition to the cash giveaway, 50 players will be eligible to participate in the $5,000 Instant Hot Player Giveaway. Machines will be selected at random between 7:00 p.m. and midnight and each player whose machine is selected will receive $100 in free play. Players must have their More Club card inserted at time of play to participate and are eligible to win as many times as they are randomly selected.
Sam’s Town: Earn 300 points on December 22 or 23 and receive a FREE holiday cookie jar. One per customer. No points are deducted.
Ellis Island Casino and Brewery: Hosting “$200 Gas Card Giveaways” every Sunday at 9 p.m. during December. Get a drawing ticket for every 500 points earned. Players can also participate in the “Last Minute Shoppers” $500 cash drawing to be held on Monday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. Get a ticket for every 500 points earned too. Visit the Ellis Island Passport Player’s Club booth for complete details on all drawings.
Poker Palace: Has a Mexican Combo Platter for $5.99 being offered in the café this month when you present your player’s club card to your server. The special is available 24/7.
December Gambling Podcast - The Best Things to See and Do in Las Vegas. The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book's author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos and during the course of each show he interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.
The December podcast is now available and it features Steve interviewing Las Vegas entertainment columnist Jackie Brett. They discuss the best things for visitors to see and do in Las Vegas. They talk about various shows and attractions within particular price ranges for all kinds of visitors - from those with limited budgets to high rollers with money to burn. To visit the podcast page, go to: americancasinoguide.com/podcasts.shtml
On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Jean Scott, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and Linda Boyd.
Palms: Play, earn and win a variety of merchandise including leather jackets, phones, organizers, buffets and more every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (10 a.m. to midnight) in December. See Club Palms for details.
Silverton Casino Lodge: Through December 30, Discovery Club members purchasing any entrée at Twin Creeks, Shady Grove Lounge, Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, Mi Casa Grill Cantina or entry to Seasons Buffet receive a second entrée or entry of equal or lesser value free. There is no coupon required to participate - Discovery Club members simply need to present their Discovery Club card upon ordering. The offer does not include alcohol or gratuity and cannot be combined with any other promotion.
Vegas Club: Between December 1 and January 1, players can earn drawing tickets for a chance to drive away with a brand new 2009 Pontiac Vibe in its $20,000 Cash and Car Giveaway. During the month of December, players will receive an entry to the Cash and Car Giveaway drawing for every 100 points they accumulate. The drawing will be held on New Year’s Day at 5 p.m. Ten players will win keys to the car, however, only one key will start the car. The other nine will win $500 cash. Players must be present to win. On January 1, Double Entry Day, players will receive two entries for every 100 points accumulated.
California, Main Street Station or Fremont: Play and earn collectible Coca Cola Plush Toys while supplies last. A plush toy will be issued at the B Connected Club at the rate of one toy for every 1,000 base points earned. Players keep their earned points. Table games players can earn one plush toy for every 2 hours played with a $20 average bet. There is a limit of one per customer, per day. See the B Connected Players Club for a complete list of promotion rules.
Las Vegas Hilton: Las Vegas locals (with valid Nevada I.D.) can get 25% off spa services Monday through Thursday through December 26. Call 702-732-5648 for an appointment or more information.
Gold Coast: Jack Daniels shots or cocktails for $3 at all casino bars from December 1-30.
Casino MonteLago: December is “Friends and Family Month at Casino MonteLago.” For the month of December, existing Club Uno Members, whose family and friends sign up for a Club Uno Card, will receive their friends and family members’ points for that day. See the Club Uno Booth for complete details. Both Club Uno Member and their family member or friend, must check-in at Club Uno prior to play. Promotion is from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. daily from December 1-30 and excludes New Year’s Eve.
Boulder Station: Bingo Special– Small Rainbows in December. Play 3 sessions, spend $25 per session and get a FREE Rainbow at the 4th session. To get the FREE Rainbow, players must be using their Boarding Pass Card. Limit one per person per session. See the Bingo Cage for details.
Gold Strike (Jean, NV): Dynamite Wednesdays. $4.99 Prime Rib Lunch Buffet – every Wednesday in December.
Railroad Pass: Card-of-the-day – hit 4 of a kind with the selected card of the day playing video poker, and win a 100-coin bonus. (Ongoing until further notice.)
Golden Nugget: Beginning December 1, new members signing up for the 24 Karat Club have a chance to win up to $1,000 in FREE Slot Play. This new promotion gives new 24 Karat Club members a FREE promotional slot machine spin instantly upon joining, awarding FREE Slot Play in denominations ranging from $5 to $1,000.
Excalibur: Win a FREE Budweiser Mini-6-Pack with a suited “Blackjack-of-the-Day” in the Excalibur Funpit. (Ongoing until further notice.)
Eldorado Casino/Joker’s Wild Casino (Both in Henderson): Through December 28, earn 500 points in one day (excluding Thursdays and Fridays) and receive a FREE Collectible Coke Plush Toy and you keep your points. There is a limit of one per person per day.
Jerry’s Nugget: Through Wednesday, December 31, Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop and Uncle Angelo’s Bakery at Jerry’s Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas are offering a “Buy Two Pies, Get One FREE” special. All pies are baked in-house fresh daily. Pies run $15 per pie and come in a variety of creamy and fruit flavors, including holiday favorites such as pumpkin pie, apple pie and pecan pie, among others.
Sahara: “FUEGO Raw Talent,” the new high-energy show is tapping into the social media market by offering students a FREE ticket to the show in exchange for their opinion now through December 31, 2008. Students will receive a FREE ticket to the show when they present their student ID card to the Sahara box office and agree to blog about their experience at the show through online blogs, newsletters and social media websites. Call the Sahara Hotel & Casino Box Office at 702-737-2515 for more information about the offer.
Planet Hollywood: “STOMP OUT LOUD,” the high-energy production from the creators of the international sensation STOMP, will end its engagement at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on January 4, 2009. Las Vegas locals have the opportunity to take advantage of a two-for-one ticket offer on the top two tiers ($79 and $99) for the remainder of the run. STOMP OUT LOUD performs in The Showroom at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino nightly at 7:00 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $59 to $99. Tickets for STOMP OUT LOUD can be purchased by calling The Planet Hollywood Box Office at 702-785-5000 or 877-333-9474. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster or 702-474-4000.
Jerry’s Nugget Casino: Now offering a Steak and Shrimp special for only $7.85 at its Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop. The special consists of a Prime Cut New York Steak, char-grilled to order, along with a delectable serving of pan-fried shrimp. It also includes a wide array of side dishes as diners can choose the homemade soup or Jerry’s famous signature salad, a whipped or baked potato or rice and garlic or French bread. Available 24/7 thru November.
Harrah’s Entertainment: Properties in Las Vegas have extended their "Play $100 On Us” promotion for new member sign-ups through December 31. This new member sign-up promotion is open to anyone over 21 who is not already a member of Total Rewards, including Las Vegas residents. Harrah's reimburses losses up to $100 incurred on the first day of your Total Rewards membership when you sign-up and play at Harrah's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Bally's, Paris Las Vegas, Rio, Flamingo Las Vegas or the Imperial Palace. All reimbursements are paid by a cash voucher mailed to your home approximately 60 days after your first day of play.
Bellagio: Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to announce the extension of its popular “American Modernism” exhibition. The compelling collection now can be viewed through January 2, 2009. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), the exhibition features masterworks by Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Arshile Gorky and others. The period known as American Modernism began at the turn of the 20th century and reached its pinnacle between World War I and World War II. During this time, celebrated artists such as O’Keeffe began experimenting with painting by offering a subjective take on traditional still life and landscape techniques. Tickets for “American Modernism” are $15 for general admission, $12 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older, $10 for students, teachers and military with valid ID, and children 12 and younger are FREE.
Ellis Island Casino: Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, now offering 40X (forty) points on select machines, including some video poker machines. They are also offering 6X points (on selected machines) every Sunday & Tuesday, in addition to their standard 5X points every Friday. Promotion will continue indefinitely, or until further notice.
Poker Palace: Enter a FREE Football Contest every week throughout the season. Pick up a parlay card entry form every week and select your teams straight up (no point spreads) for a chance to win up to $1,000 (winners split) every week.
Texas Station: Sunday Night Football in the South Padre Lounge. A FREE Football Party every Sunday night during the 5:15pm Games. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Hosted by KWNR’s Mid-Day DJ, Ransom Reynolds. Win prizes throughout the entire game including private Big Game Parties and Best Seat in the House booths. Qualify to win a Grand Prize: Trip for two (2) to Jacksonville, Florida. Food and drink specials including $1.00 Draft Bud or Bud Light. VIP Booth: $40 per person – includes all you can eat and drink.
Sam’s Town: “Super Monday Night Parties.” Every Monday night during football season, Sam’s Town Live! opens its doors for Monday Night Football one hour prior to game time. Your first Miller Light Beer is FREE and so is your first hot dog of the evening. There are multiple massive TV’s to watch all the action and the evening includes lots of prize giveaways and everyone can register for FREE to win a new 2008 Dodge Ram Truck to be given away at the end of the season.
Gold Coast: FREE Monday Night Madness Football Parties with weekly prize and cash giveaways. Your first Coors Draft Beer is FREE and you can also register to win a 50” TV to be given away at season’s end. (Ongoing thru football season.)
El Cortez: FOX Sports Radio 920 AM visits the El Cortez Sports Book every Friday this football season from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hosts Ken Thomson and Chuck Edel will discuss the major games of the weekend with various call-in guests. And Club Cortez members earn triple points every Sunday and Monday night throughout the football season from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.
Coast Casinos: Registration has begun for the 31st annual Pick the Pros football contest at all Coast Casino locations. This year’s contest is free and $30,000 will be awarded each week during the 2008 regular professional football season. Each week is a new contest (you do not have to participate for the entire season) and a total of $30,000 will be awarded to the winner or winners with a $10,000 guaranteed top prize each week. Contest participants will not compete against the point spread, but rather pick winners. Each participant will receive three free entries per week to select their winning teams. Guests interested in participating can register in the race and sports book at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast or Gold Coast. Pick the Pros also is available at Boyd Gaming’s California and Fremont properties downtown and at the Eldorado and Jokers Wild in Henderson. Pick the Pros is open to all Club Coast, Prime Rewards Club and Players Gold Club members and membership is free. The contest continues each week through December 28, 2008. For further information, visit pickthepros.com or any Coast Casino Race & Sports book.
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