January 3, 2010 Vegas Values Report
- Last Updated on 13 April 2012
- Published Date
Here’s what we found for the week of January 3, 2010...
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: Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29. On Fridays 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.
Palms: $80K Super Shopping Sunday Swipe and Win promotion January 3, 10, 17 & 24 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 one of the 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: Up to $500 in Free Slot Play, Up to $100 in Glorious Gift Cards, Powerful Points and Point Multipliers, Jam packed food offers, Palms prizes and so much more.
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.
Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all..... Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.
Ongoing December Promotions
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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
Palms: $62K New Year Scratch-Off - Scratch Card Promotion located inside the Food Court from 8 am-10 pm, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010. 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 Jan 5-26. Earn 250 points and receive a FREE gift. Limit one per customer per day. Customer keeps the points.
Eastside Cannery: Wallet Days, Saturdays, January 9, 16, 30, 10 am – 4 pm, in Marilyn’s Lounge. Wallets have prizes ranging from $5 Free Play up to $500 cash. Earn 300 same day points to receive a FREE wallet and you keep the points. Limit 2 per customer.
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.
El Cortez: FREE Shrimp Cocktail on Saturday, January 9. FREE shrimp cocktail will be served game side for all Club Cortez members from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 9.
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.
Luxor: All-You-Can-Eat Meal Pass: Monday – Friday: $29.99 adults; $17.99 children ages 5 – 11; Saturday & Sunday: $34.99 adults; $22.99 children ages 5 – 11. Guests who purchase an All-You-Can-Eat Meal Pass are granted unlimited access to the buffet for a full day including Champagne Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. For an additional $10, guests can purchase a beverage wristband which allows them to enjoy unlimited draft beer and house wine with their meal.
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 call 1-888-777-7664.Atlantic City Blog - Want information on Atlantic City casino promotions? The American Casino Guide web site has an Atlantic City blog with information about promotions and events at all Atlantic City casinos. To visit the blog, go to: http://atlanticcity.americancasinoguide.com/
Plaza: Lucky’s FREE $100,000 Football Contest through January 3, 2010. Participants can win the weekly prize of $6,000 with a progressive carryover. See Lucky’s for complete details.
Jerry’s Nugget: Bet $20 on any sports parlay card and receive a FREE “Long Bomb” collector’s cup. Take it to the Main Bar and receive unlimited $1 refills of Bud Draft or soda during any football game throughout the entire season. Jerry’s Nugget also lets you turn your losing tickets into winners. Simply take any losing football ticket to either live keno or the pit and receive a FREE $5 match play.
Sam’s Town: Monday Night Football in Sam’s Town Live Theater. First draft beer and hot dog are FREE! Weekly contests and prize giveaways.
Stratosphere: Stratosphere Showroom is transformed every Sunday into a football venue. Watch the games live on nine giant 8’ x 12’ HD screens and enjoy four live betting stations dedicated to football bettors. All your favorite stadium style food and snacks will be brought to your table by the Cheerleader Cocktail Servers. Look for Budweiser Bonus beer specials. The first 25 guests on the first Sunday to make a $20+ parlay wager or $50+ straight wager will receive a FREE Stratosphere t-shirt and mug too. Football Sundays run from 8 am to 4 pm. M Resort: Football Frenzy Card of the Day Video Poker Contest. During pro-football games through January 3, win a 100-coin bonus in FREE slot play. Play with max coins bet and hit the designated card of the day during any Thursday, Sunday or Monday game to win the bonus.
M Resort: Every Sunday inside the Ravello Lounge. Food specials include $1.50 hot dogs and $.50 chips. Drink specials include Coors Light, Blue Moon and Miller Life bucket specials (5) for $20. With each bucket purchase, an “enter to win” texting card will be given to guests with a chance to win a pair of NFL football tickets in the city of their choice. Includes game day tickets, accommodations and transportation. Weekly prize drawings include flyaway trips, Land Rover of Las Vegas adventure packages and football coolers, grills and more. Weekly Viewing Parties: Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. and Monday from 6-9 p.m.
El Cortez: Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the season the El Cortez has great specials with Bud Light drafts for only $1 and Vienna Beef hot dogs for only $2. Food and drink specials are available Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can also enjoy Monday Night Football inside the El Cortez’s Fiesta Room where food and drink specials are available. Throughout football season, Club Cortez players can earn three (3) times points every Sunday and Monday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Harrah’s: Toby Keith’s Football Parties: On Sundays during football season, guests can enjoy a “Bail Out Bucket” of five Miller, Coors or Coors Light beers for just $20. Toby’s legendary fun and flirty flair bartenders will also be serving up a full menu of beer and cocktails. Each Sunday a former football powerhouse will be in Toby’s house mingling with guests, signing autographs and taking photos with guests beside a life-sized cut out of the Big Dog Daddy of country music, Toby Keith. Every day through October, guests who purchase a Coors Light or Miller Light will received a “Coors Light Silver Ticket” or a “Miller Lite ESPN Ticket” respectively. Each ticket will have instructions for a text-to-win promotion that could lead to great prizes.
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: Casino-Wide Football Parties. Random drawings for NFL merchandise. Special Football Party Platters at the Lounge Bar and Casino Bar:
---The Touch Down $6.99 (3 Wings, 2 Mini Hot Dogs, 2 Sliders and 3 Shrimp)
---8 Wings $5.99
---6 Mini Hot Dogs $5.99
---4 Sliders (Mini Hamburgers) $5.99
---8 Breaded Shrimp $5.99
(All platters include one EI Beer).
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