January 24, 2010 Vegas Values Report
- Last Updated on 13 April 2012
- Published Date
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Here’s what we found for the week of January 24, 2010...
Gold Coast: Earn 400 points between midnight and 6 pm on Sunday, January 24 and “Pick a FREE Gift.” All rules for slot club promotions are posted at Club Coast.
Eastside Cannery: Slot Tournaments open to all C.A.N. Club Members, Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. First entry is FREE and second and third entry requires 150 points each. Top 10 daily scores win a seat at the finals. Top 5 daily scores receive cash prizes. There are a total of 40 finalists that will play in the finals with all finalists receiving a cash prize. Additionally, all slot tournament attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a share of $5,000. Drawing will be held on January 24.receive a 2-cents-per-gallon discount on all gasoline purchases. In addition, the player's club cards also double as Rebel Rewards cards qualifying members for additional saving and discounts.
Plaza: $10,000 January Bingo Jamboree. Play for your share of $10,000 cash on January 30 at 10 a.m. in the Plaza’s bingo room. For only $30, receive one bingo buy-in, a FREE dauber and $30 FREE slot play. See the Plaza’s bingo room for more information or call 702-386-2318 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Monte Carlo: Local ladies can enjoy drinks on the house Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m. at The Pub inside Monte Carlo. Recently remodeled, The Pub has a more contemporary feel and is perfect for anyone who wants a long list of specialty drinks in a casual environment. For more information visit MGMMirage.com/locals.
Jerry’s Nugget: Jerry’s Nugget will be ready for the “Big Game.” Available throughout the week until kick off on Sunday, February 7, simply play $20 on Jerry’s Nugget’s “Big Game” Parlay Card and receive a FREE Jerry’s Nugget Football T-Shirt and your pick of a square on their 100-square Big Game Pool. There will be two 100-square Big Game betting pools – one for the first half score and one for the final score of the game. Each winner will receive an officially licensed NFL jacket. (The souvenir t-shirts are limited to two per customer, while supplies last.) You can catch all of the live action on game day along with contests, drawings, giveaways and super deals on food and beer.
Hard Rock: Big Game Drawings February 5 at 7pm. Chance to win a big screen TV, Pink Taco catering for 15, FREE slot play and a VIP Super Bowl party. Receive 1 entry for every 200 points earned from January 30 – February 5.
Eastside Cannery: Gift Day Monday, January 25th, 10am – 10pm at the Bell Desk. Earn 150 base points on the same day to receive a FREE watch. Customers keep the points. Limit 2 per customer.
Ellis Island: February Cash Giveaway. Win up to $1100 cash. Drawings to be held Sunday, February 28th as follows: $200 @ 4PM; $200 @ 6PM; $200 @ 8PM; 500 @ 10PM. Get a drawing ticket for every 1,000 points earned on the same day, every day in February. See the promotions booth for complete details.
Palms Casino Resort: $102K Mardi Gras Madness Swipe and Win Thursday’s February 4, 11, 18 & 25, located inside the Food Court from 8am-10pm. One prize will be awarded each promotional swipe day to all Club Palms members who swipe their Club Palms card. A designated area in the Food Court and the promotion stations located on the casino floor will be equipped with a card swipe device, display screen and printer. After an eligible participant’s card has been properly swiped through the device, the monitors will display a prize and a receipt/voucher will be dispensed. Redemption for prizes other than point multipliers or promotional cash will occur in the Food Court from 8:00am – 10:00pm. All prizes must be claimed by expiration date on voucher by 10pm. Prizes may include but are not limited to: up to $100 in Free Slot Play, up to $500 cash, Palms food credits up to $10., a trip to Bourbon St. in New Orleans, NO. w/ ($632 cash in lieu option) and other prizes. Vacation package based on quote taken on 1/6/2010 from Expedia.com worth $792., which includes airfare and hotel accommodations for two for 4 days and 3 nights. Any other additional travel costs will be the winner’s responsibility.
Eldorado/Joker’s Wild Casinos (Henderson): Senior Day Tuesdays & Wednesdays in February. Young at Heart Members 50+ earn 200 points and choose a meal from their Special Senior Menus and you keep your points.
Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all..... Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.
Ongoing January 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/
Coast Casinos/Boyd Gaming: Extended thru January 31: Boyd Gaming and Rebel Oil have partnered to create several new benefits for Club Coast (Gold Coast, Orleans, Suncoast, Sam's Town) and B Connected (California, Fremont, Main Street Station) members. Through Jan. 31, all members showing their cards at any of Rebel Oil's 50 participating stations will receive a 2-cents-per-gallon discount on all gasoline purchases. In addition, the player's club cards also double as Rebel Rewards cards qualifying members for additional saving and discounts.
Vegas Club: The R&B band, Next Movement, invites guests to Foxy’s Dance Club every Thursday for a chance to compete and win great prizes. Foxy’s Dance Club is located in the back of the Vegas Club Hotel and Casino and currently hosts Next Movement every Thursday through Sunday starting at 8:30 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to dance and compete to the sounds of Next Movement. The contest begins at 10:30 pm - first place wins a complimentary VIP table and bottle, second place wins a $50 bar comp and 3rd place wins a $25 bar comp. Guests can sign-up to judge the contest, but must do so by 9:30 pm that night. Admission to the contest and to enjoy Next Movement is FREE.
Tropicana: Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns will perform at Tropicana Las Vegas Jan. 25 at 10:30 p.m. in the Tiffany Theater. Performances are FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 10 p.m. Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns feature a six-piece horn section, eight-piece rhythm section and four lead singers. The Las Vegas favorite offers a throw-back to the classic horn bands of the past as well as a unique blend of their original arrangements. Anheuser Busch will be sponsoring both performances by offering guests two-for-one beer specials on all Budweiser products. For additional information visit: www.troplv.com or call 702-739-2222.
Rio: Celebrating its 20th anniversary through February 4, you can take advantage of these anniversary offers:
Book: $20 per person, per night room rates, valid January 20-February 4, 2010
$20 upgrade to Masquerade Suites - call 1-800-HARRAHS and mention offer code PRM20. Available at time of check-in. Valid Jan 20, 21, 24-28, 31 and Feb 4
Two Show in the Sky Rides for $20
One $20 Penn & Teller ticket when you buy one at regular price (valid midweek)
$20 Chippendales tickets
$20 spa service when you purchase one treatment at regular price
Two all-day Spa Access Passes for $20 (save $24!)
$20 in Reel Rewards free slot play for new Total Rewards sign-ups
20% off when you spend $20 at our gift shops
20% off dinner at Village Seafood Buffet
Two VooDoo Lounge admissions for $20
20% off your entrée at VooDoo Steak
20% off your entrée at Búzios
$20 Cheese & Wine Special at The Wine Cellar
20 cent wings at All-American Bar & Grill
Fitzgeralds: “Go Topless Convertible Car Giveaway.” Daily drawings to spin the prize wheel now thru May 9. Grand Prize drawing will be held Sunday, May 9, at 6:00 pm. Need not be present for Final Grand Prize drawing. Complete details at club booth.
South Point: Swipe, Spin & Win. Every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday Earn 100 same day points and spin the wheel for a chance to win: $50 free play, $50 gas card, $20 free play, 3X points, 2X points, 500 bonus points, 2-for-1 Breakfast or lunch buffet, or $10 off any South Point restaurant.
Palms: $83K Palms Mystery Necklace promotion January 28, located inside the Food Court from 8am-10pm. One prize will be awarded each promotional swipe day to all Club Palms members who swipe their Club Palms card in one of the designated card swipe devices located in The Food Court or promotion stations located on the casino floor. Redemption for prizes other than point multipliers or promotional cash will occur in the Food Court from 8:00am – 10:00pm. All prizes must be claimed by expiration date on voucher by 10pm. Prizes may include but are not limited to: Mystery Necklace, Cash up to $100, Free Slot Play, Various Food Certificates and other prizes. Random Participants will win a “Mystery Necklace”. The participant will be required to peel the tab from the “Mystery Necklace.” At that point, the Mystery Necklace will reveal the prize. In order to redeem for the prize, you must present your winning Mystery Necklace at the promotional area by 10:00pm on the day that you received it. Mystery Necklace additional prizes include: ½-carat diamond necklace (guest will have option for cash in lieu $657.60) 15’’ Dynex LCD TV and $5 cash. Recipient must redeem in person. Valid only for player name on prize voucher.Plaza/Vegas Club: Cuddle Blanket Giveaway. Stay warm this winter with a FREE Cuddle Blanket every Thursday in January. Play your favorite slots at the Plaza and Vegas Club and earn 500 points to receive your FREE Cuddle Blanket. See the Players Club for details.
Western: Win a New Car. Play your favorite slots at the Western through March 20, and you may be the lucky winner of a brand new Hyundai Accent. Every $50 hand paid jackpot earns one drawing entry. $500 cash drawings are being held every Saturday at 8 p.m. The Grand Prize Drawing is being held March 20 at 8 p.m. See the Players Club for details.
Bellagio: Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates the 2010 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, with a unique display filled with hidden meaning. The Conservatory’s design is guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy. Visitors are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens through February 28. Admission is FREE.
Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: Crazy Days are back for the entire month of January. Every player wins a dollar amount up to a possible $500 daily. Just insert your Bigshot Players Club Card into your favorite machine to see how much you have won.
Cannery: FREE Seafood Buffet/FREE Play Thursdays in January. Earn 799 base points the same day on Thursdays in January and receive one FREE Seafood Buffet and $20 in Free Play. There is a limit of one seafood buffet and $20 in Free Play per customer per day.
How To Win on Slots Video - American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, has created a 10-minute video in which he explains how slots work and how to win on them. He also answers nine common questions that slots players have, such as: Do casinos put the "loosest" slots near the entrances?; If I play a machine and it's been losing for awhile, does that mean it's due to hit soon?; After I play a machine and leave I see that the next person who sits down wins the jackpot, would I have the won that jack pot if I had stayed at that machine? and more. Click this link to see the Slot machine video , or go to - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wkubf1PrWg
January Gambling Podcast - 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.
For the January podcast Steve interviews David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. They discuss some of the materials contained in the Gaming Research collection, plus they talk about some of the unique documents and artifacts that are featured on the Center's web site. To visit the podcast page, go to: www.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.
Orleans: Logo Jacket Giveaway. Earn 7,500 base points on your Club Coast card by January 31 and receive one FREE Orleans Jacket. Print your jacket voucher from any kiosk and redeem your voucher at Club Coast for your jacket. Limit one jacket per account.
South Point: $100,000 Free Play Frenzy. One winner selected every 15 minutes to receive $1,000 FREE slot play every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. during January. The slot play is available instantly and downloadable in $100 increments.
Eastside Cannery: Random Winners featuring the Cannery Girls: Friday, January 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Cannery Girls will hand out random cash and prizes every 15 minutes to guests actively playing with their C.A.N. Club card in a slot machine. Use your player’s C.A. N. club card and play your favorite game to win.
Rampart Casino: Earn 250 points on Tuesdays in January and receive a FREE Mystery Gift. Limit of one per day. Customer keeps the points. For table game players: 2.5 hours @ $10 average bet or equivalent to receive the gift.
El Cortez: Free Play Frenzy in January. Throughout January, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or higher denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will $10 to $1,000 in free play. Club members who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more will receive a complimentary two night stay at the El Cortez. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 42” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
Jerry’s Nugget: Steak and Shrimp special is being offered for an uncompromising value of only $6.85, all day, every day in January. This complete meal comes with pan-fried shrimp, a grilled-to-order New York strip, homemade soup or Jerry’s famous signature salad, a whipped or baked potato or rice and garlic or French bread. Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Palms: $62K New Year Scratch-Off - Scratch Card Promotion located inside the Food Court from 8 am-10 pm, January 26. One scratch card will be awarded each day of the promotion to all Club Palms members who swipe their Club Palms card at the promotion stations located on the casino floor or at the swipe machines located in the promotion area in the Food Court. Participants will scratch off the window for a prize. Participant has until the end of the promotion day, 10 pm, to claim his/her prize. Prizes will vary. Redemption for prizes other than restaurant offers will occur in the Food Court from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm on the printed promotion date on front of receipt. All prizes must be claimed by expiration date on voucher or prizes will be forfeited. Prizes may include but are not limited to: Free Slot play (Valid 24 Hours), Point offers, Food vouchers and other Palms prizes. Larger prizes may include: Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook and Apple Ipod Shuffle.
Rampart: Mystery Gift Tuesdays in January. Earn 250 points and receive a FREE gift. Limit one per customer per day. Customer keeps the points.
Tropicana: Stay at Tropicana Las Vegas now through April 30, 2010 for only $50 per night and receive $50 in FREE slot play instantly. Call 1-888-381-8767 to book your stay any day now through January 30, 2010. Mention Code IE50129.
Silver Nugget/Opera House: Win $20 cash every time you hit “Four 10’s” on any 25-cent Video Poker Game Monday through Wednesday in January. There is no limit to the number of times a player may hit the required criteria. Max credits must be wagered on the hand that is being verified. No wild cards may be used to form the qualifying hand. Four natural 10’s on a Deuces Wild or Jokers Wild game also qualifies for the cash award. Only 1 line per multi-hand game will be paid per event. It is the players’ responsibility to have Silver Rewards card inserted at time of qualifying hand. A floor person must verify while hand remains on the screen.
Jerry’s Nugget: The Main Bar at Jerry’s Nugget features fun video poker options and every day, all day through the month of January, players can double their payout when hitting a 4-of-a-kind on the “Card of the Day.” Offer available at Main Bar only. Maximum coins must be played.
Excalibur: 2-for-1 Tournament of Kings tickets for Nevada residents thru January 29 (except Fridays or Saturdays and December 24-31). Dark Tuesdays. Call 702-597-7600 for reservations and details. Must present valid ID at the box office when picking up tickets.Plaza/Vegas Club: Enjoy drink specials all day, every day at the Plaza and Vegas Club. Drink specials include $2 Corona and Corona Light, $3 Smirnoff Bloody Mary and $2 Coors Light Draft.
Gold Coast: Jackets for winning jackpots. Play your favorite slots, video poker or video keno machines and receive a FREE Gold Coast logo jacket for hitting select jackpots. See details at Club Coast booth.
Riviera: Weekly Drawings for Cash & Free Slot Play every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Club Riviera. Visit the club booth for complete drawing details.Ellis Island Casino: “The Meal Deal”: play for one hour in the Table Games area (any game) and receive a FREE entrée in the restaurant. Play for 2 hours, receive 2 entrees. The more hours you play, the more entrées you receive. Must be a Passport Player’s Club member. See the Fun Pit for full details.
Paris: In celebration of Harlequin’s 60th anniversary, the internationally recognized publisher is sponsoring an exhibition of original cover art that will focus not only on the changing shape of desire and fantasy but also on the social meaning and context of these images. THE HEART OF A WOMAN: Harlequin Cover Art 1949—2009 debuted at the Paris Gallerie on Oct. 24, 2009 and will be on display until Jan. 31, 2010. Open to the public FREE of charge, the gallery is located just outside of the Paris reception area. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Imperial Palace: The King’s Ransom Museum, a one-of-a-kind exhibit of Elvis Presley artifacts and priceless personal treasures opened October 21. This multi-million dollar collection is on display for the first time ever in Las Vegas, the very city where The King set up court and reigned supreme in the 1970’s. The King’s Ransom Museum provides an exciting opportunity for fans to get a rare glimpse into the life and career of one of the world’s greatest entertainers, Elvis Presley. The King’s Ransom Museum is located in the Imperial Palace’s Royal Halls, on the third floor of the casino. The exhibit is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at imperialpalace.com The King’s Ransom Museum is scheduled to remain at Imperial Palace until April 2010. For more information, visit www.imperialpalace.com, www.thekingsransom.com or call 1-888-777-7664.
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