May 17, 2009 Vegas Values Report
- Last Updated on 13 April 2012
- Published Date
Here’s what we found for the week of May 17, 2009...
Here are great Las Vegas coupons, discounts, savings and offers we have for you this week...
Wolfgang Puck (Restaurants): Expressing appreciation to Las Vegas locals this summer by offering guests 25% off their check. Beginning June 1 through September 30, guests may take advantage of this special offer at Spago (Caesars Palace), Postrio (Venetian), Chinois (Caesars Palace), and Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay).
Gold Coast: May buffet specials: Earn 250 points on Mondays and receive a FREE buffet, points are not deducted. Members age 50+ who earn 200 points on Wednesdays receive a FREE buffet. On Thursdays, receive 50% off all buffets when paying with Club Coast points.
Las Vegas Hilton: Suzanne Somers, famed actress, entertainer, bestselling author, entrepreneur and anti-aging advocate, will present two special lectures on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 and 24 at 4 p.m. Somers, author of 18 books, will be lecturing on health, hormones, sexuality and wellness as a follow-up to her New York Times Bestseller, “Breakthrough, Eight Steps to Wellness.” Tickets can be purchased at the Las Vegas Hilton box office, or by calling the box office at 702-732-5755 or 800-222-5361.
ARK Vegas (Restaurants): Will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, and retired military personnel a 20 percent discount on purchases made at each of their Las Vegas outlets during the Memorial Day holiday. The discount is available May 23-25. The discount is available for the member of the military and one guest and can be redeemed at any ARK Vegas outlet. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service such as a VA card, VFW card, Veteran’s ID or discharge papers. ARK Vegas offered a similar discount on Armed Forces Day at America Restaurant, located at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino and on Labor Day at America Restaurant, Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Gonzalez Y Gonzalez, also located at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
Red Rock Resort: Celebrating summer by bringing the great sounds of jazz by popular local and regional performers to one of the hippest summer hot spots in town, The Sandbar. The free poolside summer jazz series begins on June 5 and continues thru August 28 at the outdoor poolside venue. Patrons are invited to enjoy jazz music by the pool every Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The FREE shows are open to everyone 21 years and older. The Sandbar features a beach area, cabanas, wading pools and an island. Each week will feature a different band or artist. On July 24, Free Jazz Fridays will not take place as the Country Crows are headlining that night.
Silverton Casino Lodge: Through May 30, giving away the “Buxton Over-the-Shoulder Organizer Bag” and the “Go Duster.” To receive a “Go Duster”, Silverton players must accumulate 500 points on slots, or 1,000 points on video poker machines to qualify. When guests earn 1,500 points on slots and 3,000 points on video poker, they will receive a “Buxton Bag.” For more information please visit the Discovery Club.
Cannery (North Las Vegas): FREE Cookbooks or FREE Power Carver on Thursday, May 28. Earn 199 base points during the same day and receive one FREE set of three cookbooks or one FREE Power Carver (customers choose one). Limit one per customer. FREE Cannery Logo Polo Shirt on Saturday, May 30. Earn 999 base points during the same day and receive one FREE Cannery Logo Polo Shirt. Limit one per customer. No points are deducted from the player’s accounts.
Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: Held over through May: Cash Drawings and Pepsi Giveaway. Earn drawing tickets for a natural 4-of-a-kind or any winning hand over $50 playing video poker. Players must be playing a minimum of 5 coins on quarters and higher denominations. Players playing less than a quarter denomination must play at least 10 coins to receive a ticket for a 4-of-a-kind. Tickets will be given only on first line of multi-line video poker games. Players playing slot or keno must hit a jackpot of $50 or more to receive a ticket. Blackjack players earn tickets for any blackjack in diamonds with $5 minimum bet. Drawings will be held at 7:00 p.m. for $1,000 every Monday and Thursday and $2,500 drawings on Saturdays. Winners must be present. Bigshot members will also receive a FREE six pack of Pepsi product along with a drawing ticket for the same qualifying hands.
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 May Promotions
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Venetian: Blue Man Group introduces a new offer for Las Vegas locals as “KIDS GO FREE” to its show at The Venetian. For the first time ever, Blue Man Group is offering one FREE child’s ticket with the purchase of one regularly-priced adult ticket for Las Vegas locals. Tickets can be purchased by mentioning the code KIDS FREE at any Venetian or Palazzo box office or by calling 702-414-9001. Individuals must present their Nevada ID when picking up tickets. Blue Man Group performs shows nightly at 7pm and 10pm at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The FREE ticket offer is valid for children ages 3 to 12 and applies to all ticket prices. Blue Man Group is recommended for children ages 3 and older. FREE children’s tickets are subject to availability and are not valid during holidays.
Silverton Casino Lodge: Seniors Club 50+ Wednesdays in May. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Wednesday at Seasons, Silverton Seniors Club 50+ members may enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for $5, plus cash drawings will be held every 2 hours from 10 am to 6 pm. 10 winners per drawing win $100 each. 5 points =1 drawing ticket.
Cannery (North Las Vegas): FREE Seafood Buffet/FREE Play Thursdays (May 21 and 28). Earn 2,499 base points during the same day and receive one FREE Seafood Buffet and $20 in FREE play. Limit one buffet and $20 FREE play per customer per day.
MGM Grand: Crazy Horse Paris says “thank you” to Las Vegas locals by offering a 2-for-1 locals special through Monday, June 8. Any guest who presents valid Nevada identification will be able to redeem the offer. MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris performs nightly at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., dark Tuesdays. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to attend the show. Tickets are priced at $50.50 (limited seating) and $60.50 including tax and fees and can be purchased at MGM Grand ticketing outlets, by phone at (702) 891-7777.
Eastside Cannery: $600,000 “Pick Your Prize” Kiosk Swipe & Win (May 7 – 30). Win a 2009 Victory Vision Motorcycle. C.A.N. Club members can swipe their card each day beginning May 7 through May 30 to win FREE cash, prizes, and FREE entries into the grand prize drawings at 7 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May. Every swipe is a guaranteed winner. Earn additional entries for every 250 base points earned playing slots. One gift per person per day. See the C.A.N. Club for complete details.
May Gambling Podcast - The Tactics of Winning at Video Poker with Dan Paymar . 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 May podcast Steve interviews video poker expert Dan Paymar. They discuss tactics for winning at video poker, including: which casino is best to play at?; how important are slots clubs and promotions?; which game is best to play?; should the double-up feature be used?; and more. 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.
Western: “$20,000 Spring Into Summer Cash Giveaway.” The promotion, which runs through July 4, gives players the opportunity to earn drawing entries four different ways: $100 Plus Jackpot, $2 Royal Match Play Win, Natural Blackjack and $5 Cash Food Purchase. Drawings will be held every Saturday in May and June at 8 p.m. for five $100 winners and one $500 winner. Over July 4th weekend, players can win their share of $11,000. Drawings will be held Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. for five $500 winners and on Saturday, July 4 at 8 p.m. for one $5,000 winner, one $2,500 winner and one $1,000 winner. See the promotions booth for complete details.
Caesars Palace: For a limited time, locals can take advantage of a special seating upgrade offer to see Cher performances through May 20. Fans who purchase tickets in the second mezzanine level will receive a FREE upgrade to first mezzanine seating, and those who purchase tickets in the first mezzanine will receive a FREE upgrade to rear orchestra seating. The upgrade offer is valid for all shows except Saturday performances. Ticket prices start at $95 and the upgrade offer represents a savings of up to $45. The offer is subject to availability. To book this special offer, visit ticketmaster.com, keyword "CHER," and enter the password LVCHER in the “Locals Upgrade Offer” box, call 1-866-510-CHER or visit The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office with valid photo I.D.
Jerry’s Nugget: Everyday Steak and Shrimp for $8.85 and weekend Steak and Lobster specials with lobster dinners offered for $12.75 and steak and lobster dinners offered for $15.75. The Steak and Shrimp special is a Prime Cut New York Steak, char-grilled to order, served with pan-fried shrimp. The Lobster dinner features a lobster tail and the Steak and Lobster dinner also includes lobster tail paired with a grilled-to-perfection New York steak. All specials come with a selection of side dishes as diners can choose the homemade soup or Jerry’s famous signature salad, a baked potato or rice and garlic or French bread. The $8.85 Steak and Shrimp special is available 24/7. The $12.75 Lobster special and the $15.75 Steak and Lobster specials are available beginning at noon on Fridays thru Sunday evenings. (Ongoing promotions until further notice.)
El Cortez: For the month of May, 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 high denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive a prize ticket redeemable for their choice of either one El Cortez logo poker set or a winning wallet (while supplies last). Winning wallets contain $10 to $1,000 in free play. All jackpot winners receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. 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.
Golden Gate: May Scratch Card promotion. For every 100 points earned in the same day, players get one FREE scratch card. Scratch cards are worth up to $1000 instant free play and every card is a possible winner. Scratch cards must be picked up on the day they are earned. Free play is awarded instantly.
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: W-2G Bonus Promotion. “Hit a W-2G Jackpot” ($1,200 or higher) and receive a Jackpot Bonus. Promotion begins May 1 and continues indefinitely. Must be playing with your Passport Player Club Card. Win Promo Cash for every jackpot of $1,200 or higher. Promo dollars will be posted to the players account in 24 to 48 hours. Bonuses will be awarded as follows: $1,200-$1,999: $20 Bonus; $2,000-$4,999: $40 Bonus; $5,000-$9,999: $100 Bonus; and $10,000+: $200 Bonus. See the promotion booth for complete details.
Mirage: Wine Nights. This year, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, The Mirage is offering its vino-loving guests the chance to purchase bottles of wine at 50 percent off the regular price. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, half-priced bottles of wine are available for purchase at Onda Wine Lounge, Kokomo’s Steak and Seafood, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, Caribe Café and Cravings.
Eldorado/Joker’s Wild Casinos (Henderson): Every Tuesday in May at Joker’s Wild and Wednesday at Eldorado, earn 599 points and receive a FREE Gourmet Pizza Maker's Set and you keep your points.
M Resort: Hostile Grape, the new Wine Cellar and Cocktail Bar inside the M Resort is now featuring Wednesday night specials from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails, live broadcasts with MIX 94.1’s morning personality, JC Fernandez, $2 per ounce wine sampling and live DJ entertainment featuring DJ Carlos Sanchez and DJ Dru with Sam Lemos on sax and Cayce on percussion. The Wednesday night events are hosted by 944, spyonvegas.com, MIX 94.1, Canyon Road Winery and Ultimat Vodka. (Ongoing until further notice.)
Sahara: Hosting a Pai Gow Poker Jackpot Giveaway. The promotion, which runs through June 19, allows Club Sahara members to earn drawing tickets for the opportunity to walk away with one of three cash prizes: 1st place = $7,000, 2nd place = $4,200 and 3rd place = $2,800. When a player receives any four of a kind or better on a Pai Gow Poker game, they will receive one ticket to enter the drawing. Recipients must enter their ticket into the drawing drum, located at the Special Events Center across from Paco’s Restaurant. Tickets must be submitted before 10 p.m. on June 19. The drawing will be held June 19 at 10:30 p.m. Ticket holders must be present to win. All prizes are based on the progressive jackpot not hitting prior to the Pai Gow Poker Jackpot Giveaway. If the Pai Gow Poker Progressive hits prior to start date, the three winners will receive $1,000, $600 and $400 respectively.
Harrah’s Las Vegas: During May, any Las Vegas resident can present their Nevada ID to the Harrah’s box office to receive FREE admission for two to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first serve basis and based on availability. The Mac King Comedy Magic Show is performed Tuesday through Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.
MGM Grand: Las Vegas locals can text the word “LOCAL” to 30364 and receive exclusive MGM Grand offers on their mobile phone.
Sahara: Wheel Promotion every day thru August 31 giving Club Sahara members the chance to win prizes including a cruise, televisions, cash, show tickets, dinners and much more. Five lucky winners will be drawn from the drawing drum twice daily – once at 2 p.m. and once at 9:30 p.m. to spin the Wheel set up next to the Craps pit to land on one of an assortment of prizes. Winners must be present to spin the Wheel. Players can earn drawing tickets daily and receive one drawing ticket for each of the following – Slots: 10 points earned on any slot machine from 9:30 p.m. the previous day through 9:00 p.m. the day of the drawing; Craps: $5 Pass line bet or more, when a 7 or 11 rolls on the come out roll only; Any Blackjack with a $5 bet or more; Blackjack: When the dealer has a Blackjack everyone on the table receives one drawing ticket; Poker Room: Full house or better (player’s two hole cards must play); and New Club Sahara sign-up. Prizes on the Wheel include a Cruise – 3-Day Carnival Cruise arranged by TripRes.com (valued at $700); Television – 42” LCD or Plasma flat screen or a $450 cash option; Cash - $5 to $100 as displayed on the Wheel; Free Play - $20 free play good for table games or slots; Free Buffet – free buffet for one anytime during the promotion period; Caravan Café – good for any meal for two, up to $40; NASCAR Café – good for any meal for two, up to $40; Tournament – one free entry into any upcoming “Invited Guests Only” slot tournament; and Show Tickets – good for two show tickets to any show at the Sahara.
Palms Resort and Casino: Now offering WIN CARDS, but only to hotel guests and only Sunday through Thursday. They are handy plastic dial cards, with simplified instructions for learning the basics of how to play Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, and are available for $20 per set. Those who buy a set of WIN CARDS will receive $30 in FREE-play, non-negotiable chips. These chips stay up until actually lost. There will be a strict limit on this exclusive offer of one per person, every six months.
Binion’s Gambling Hall: Guests who join Club Binion’s now receive a variety of FREE gifts and offers upon signing up. New members receive FREE match play, two-for-one food and drink offers, a souvenir gift and more. Club Binion’s is open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)
Imperial Palace: Welcomes another sizzling summer season of the poolside, Imperial Hawaiian Luau. In its 18th year, the open-air dinner show features an all-you can eat buffet, all-you-can drink adult beverages and a souvenir Pagoda cup for every ticket holder. The Hawaiian Imperial Luau performs every Tuesday and Saturday, May 2 – Sept. 29. Tickets for the Imperial Hawaiian Luau are on sale now at the Imperial Palace box office, or by calling 702-731-3311. General admission tickets are $49.95 (plus tax & fees) and VIP tickets are $59.95 (plus tax & fees). VIP tickets come with preferred seating, all you can drink “you call its” and a traditional Hawaiian lei.
Atlantic City Blog - The American Casino Guide web site has a new Atlantic City blog with information about promotions and events at all Atlantic City casinos. To visit the blog, go to: http://atlanticcity.americancasinoguide.com/
Summer Pool Promotions
M Resort: Spring/Summer: FREE poolside entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-9 pm.
Las Vegas Hilton: Las Vegas Hilton Cool by the Pool (located on the 3rd floor pool deck) is back for the summer. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4PM - 8PM daily along with FREE live entertainment, 2-for-one drinks, $2 shrimp cocktails and Ceviche for only $3.)
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