November 11, 2012 Vegas Values Report

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LVH: Active duty military personnel or veterans with a valid ID will receive one FREE Buffet during any meal period (one additional guest is allowed at a 25% discount off full price) on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12.

Venetian/Palazzo: Grazie Members at the Venetian and Palazzo started earning Grazie Gift Points November 28 of last year and will have until November 25, 2012 to continue earning them. Every Slot Reward Point in addition to regular comp benefits earns 1 Grazie Gift Point. Then schedule a visit between November 17-25 for the annual Grazie Gift Event and your past year loyalty will be rewarded with an astounding selection of premier gifts with everything from high-tech electronics, luggage, home accessories and décor, apparel, jewelry, house wares, health and beauty, handbags, crystal and much, much more. Brand names include Swarovski, Movado, Bullova, Gucci, Michael Kors, Coach, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Cuisinart, Calphalon, Wolfgang Puck, Kitchen-Aid, Capresso, Sony, Samsung, Canon, Tumi, and many others.

Rampart Casino: “Gift Giveaways” every Wednesday throughout November. Resort Rewards members who earn 250 base points from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. each Wednesday can swipe their card at any kiosk from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to claim their gift.  Summerlin Elite Players (highest tier level) will receive one FREE gift each Wednesday. Each player can earn a maximum of two earned gifts per day. Gift recipients on Nov. 14 and 28 will receive a FREE bottle of wine and a FREE pumpkin pie will be offered on Nov. 21.

South Point: “$400,000 Great Turkey Spin” drawings every Tuesday throughout November at 4:15 and 8:15 p.m. All slot or video poker players receive earn 1 virtual ticket for every 1 base point earned and can earn up to a maximum of 250 tickets per 24 hour day. Forty winners will be chosen to win up to $10,000 cash every Tuesday.

MGM Grand Properties: Will offer their Holiday Gift Shoppe Points (Gift Points) extravaganza from Nov. 29 – Dec. 9, 2012. Here's how it works. You earn Gift Points in addition to all of your other M life Players Club benefits. You accrue them automatically- there no additional sign up required. You earn Gift Points by playing your favorite slots at any Las Vegas M life Players Club properties between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 9, 2012. You earn one Holiday Gift Shoppe Point for every M life Players Club Point earned. From Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 you’ll be able to go on a fabulous shopping spree at the year-end annual event, where you can redeem your Gift Points for jewelry, electronics, home and sporting goods, gift cards, free slot play and much more. The first shopping events will be held from Nov. 29- Dec. 2 at MGM Grand’s Studio Ballroom and later in the week at Bellagio’s Tower Ballroom from Dec. 6-9.  Times vary at both locations. For more information and to view the complete Holiday Gift Shoppe Catalog online, visit: holidaygiftshoppecatalog.com

Venetian: As a thank you to those who have served in the armed forces, Da Vinci – The Genius, the unparalleled look into the mind of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian, will be offering $10 off admission and 10% off retail and photos to all veterans with valid military ID for the rest of November.  Da Vinci himself shares a connection with today’s veterans, as he was a commissioned military engineer during a time of war. His early inventions included emergency swing bridges, artillery, gun carriages, catapults, giant cross-bows, wheel mounted scythes, armored cars and more. Guests can view these incredible inventions, as well as more than 200 other unique pieces and 75 life-size machine inventions, throughout the 13 themed areas of Da Vinci – The Genius.   Along with the military engineering exhibit, veterans can immerse themselves in Da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through unparalleled studies of his iconic art and in-depth looks into his incredible works. Other highlights of the exhibition include an exploration of a brand new da Vinci discovery and his only known sculpture surviving today, “Horse & Rider;” an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous piece, “Mona Lisa;” and  three-dimensional renderings of Da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works. Da Vinci – The Genius’ limited engagement runs through January 27, 2013 and is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets prices are as follows: $25 for general admission; $23 for seniors 65 and older; $20 for Nevada residents; and $17 for students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at The Venetian box office.

D Las Vegas: Invites college students to let loose and celebrate in Sin City at the newest downtown hotel from December 16 – 24. With a minimum two-night stay, students can book a room for just $39 a night and receive a $39 nightly drink credit to keep the party going at any of the property’s three high-energy bars – that’s like a FREE room for college students on a budget. Visiting college students can call 702.388.2200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for the College Winter Break Offer. Students must be 21 and older and present valid student ID at time of check-in.

Stratosphere: As a way of saying thank you to the Las Vegas community and Nevada residents, Stratosphere has launched an array of special values—exclusively for locals. Stratosphere Locals Offers include:
---Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere. Frankie recently performed his hit, “Tangerine Honey” on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and released a new CD. Now locals can experience the singer/songwriter/showman named “Best All-Around Performer” (Las Vegas Review Journal) and “Best Strip Headliner” (Las Vegas Weekly) live at Stratosphere for half price. Locals Tickets: $19.99, plus taxes (retail $39.99).
---Stratosphere Tower Entry. Enjoy the vantage point voted “Best Place to View the City” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Take in the breathtaking view from indoor and outdoor Observation Decks and see the world’s highest thrill rides over 100 stories above the Las Vegas Strip. Locals Tickets: $12 (retail $18).
---SkyJump Las Vegas. The ultimate controlled freefall from the 108th floor is the highest SkyJump in the world (a Guinness World Record). This once-in-a-lifetime thrill now has a locals-only offer. Locals Tickets: $89.99 (retail $109.99).
---Chapel in the Clouds. Named “Best of Weddings” by The Knot, our two modern chapels on the 103rd floor of the Stratosphere Tower offer breathtaking views from Las Vegas’ most unique wedding venues. Locals get 10% off at Chapel in the Clouds.
---Private Parties. Plan your private party with visionary cuisine, great service and a stunning view of Las Vegas from one of our Vegas private dining rooms, located on the 103rd or 104th floor of the Stratosphere Tower. All menus can be customized to meet your individual needs. Guests enjoy access to the Observation Deck after the event. Discounted Thrill Ride tickets can be arranged. Locals get a 10% Locals Food Discount.
---Holiday Parties. Book yours in the Tower between December 1 and December 23 and we will supply Locals with the Champagne for your Holiday toast.  A great party, a magnificent view and a free toast can make your party the one they’ll all be talking about.
Visit: stratospherehotel.com/Casino/Locals-Offers for a complete list of Stratosphere’s local deals.

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FREE Slot Play in Las Vegas: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at two casinos in Las Vegas: the Palms and the Tropicana. This offer can be used by current slot club members once per 30 days. New members can get $50 of play for $25 for one time use only. For details, go to - Discount Slot Play Once on that page the offers should appear, if not, click on "Las Vegas, NV" in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offers.

FREE Slot Play in Lake Tahoe: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. This offer can only be used by once per 30 days. In addition to the discounted slot play, you can also book up to two nights at the hotel at the best available casino rate (as low as $92 per night). The average room rate for this hotel is over $179 per night, so with the casino rate you can save up to $88 per night. For details, go to - Discount Slot Play Once on that page the offer should appear, if not, click on "Lake Tahoe, NV" in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer.

Ongoing Football Promotions

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: Food and drink specials during every Sunday, Monday and Thursday game this season including $1 hotdogs and $1 draft beers and $2 wings, chili nachos and chili cheese fries that all come with a free beer! They will also offer Monday Night Football giveaways for gift cards, autographed memorabilia and more.

Arizona Charlie’s locations (Boulder and Decatur): 2nd Chance Football Contest from September 5 – December 30. Every $10 losing parlay card or 3 team minimum losing off the board parlay wager of $25 or more is eligible for entry in this drawing for a chance to win one of $10,000 in cash and prizes. $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to ten winners at each property. Prizes include $1,000 cash, 42” TVs and more. Drawings will be held on Sunday, December 30 at 5 p.m. 

Sam’s Town: Monday Night Football parties in Sam’s Town Live! Every Monday beginning September 10, viewing parties of all Monday night football games will be shown on giant movie theater size screens with weekly prizes from the “96 Bottles of Miller Beer on the Wall” throughout the party given away by the beautiful “Miller Girls.”  The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for 5:30 p.m. game time. (Exception: doors open at 3 p.m. on September 10 for the double header.) Admission is FREE for all “B-Connected” members but you must swipe card at the door for admission. You will also receive one drawing ticket for prizes and one FREE draft beer coupon.  Additional drawing tickets can be earned with the purchase of food and beverage inside the party. Food for sale inside the venue includes stadium style hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, popcorn and more. General admission seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. All drawing entries are collected throughout season for chance to win prizes at the season finale Grand Prize Drawings to be given away during the December 22 game.  The Grand Prize is a $1000 gift card and 4 additional winners will each take home a $500 gift card.  KKLZ 96.3 and Miller Lite Beer co-sponsor the parties along with Sam’s Town.

Boyd Gaming: Pick the Pros, Boyd Gaming’s award-winning football contest is a completely FREE contest! In addition to the contest’s guaranteed prize pool of $500,000, Boyd Gaming is introducing a new, special cash prize of $1 million, to be awarded to any player who correctly picks at least 196 of the 238 regular-season Sunday and Monday games. Participants must play every week of the season to qualify. Unlike other football contests, Pick the Pros starts a new contest each week, so players have a chance at sharing in a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool each week (totaling $500,000 in guaranteed prize money over the course of the season).  If there is only one top performer during a given week, that player will receive the entire $30,000 prize pool.  If there is a tie among multiple players, one player (selected by tie breakers) will receive a $10,000 cash prize, while all runners-up will split a $20,000 pool. In Pick the Pros, players simply pick winners straight-up (not against the point spread) in each of the week’s professional football contests.   B Connected membership is required to participate; membership is also free to all adults age 21 and older. Holders of Ruby cards receive three entries each week; Sapphire members, four entries; and Emerald players, five entries.  Only one entry per player per week will count toward qualifying for the $1 million grand prize. Players can participate in Pick the Pros at selected kiosks at six participating properties: The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California and Fremont. The contest will continue through the end of the regular season. For further information, including contest rules, visit pickthepros.com or any Boyd Gaming race and sports book.

Planet Hollywood: Football fans can gear up for one of America’s favorite sports at PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. During Saturday and Sunday games, revelers can enjoy the daily happy hour of $3 domestic draft beers, two-for-one well cocktails, $5 shots, half-price bottles of wine and $19 Budweiser buckets. Football enthusiasts can also enjoy special pricing on drinks and beer during Monday Night Football.  For more information, call 702-750-1685 or visit www.pbrrockbar.com.

M Resort: 32 Degrees Draft Bar Football Specials during all regular college and NFL games: 8 Wings and 4 Onion Rings for $8 and Slice of Pizza (Cheese and Pepperoni only) and a select 16oz Draft Beer $7. Drawings for football prizes during select NFL games.

Ongoing November Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a Las Vegas 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.

FREE Alamo Discount Coupons - The American Casino Guide has three great coupons from Alamo that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/12. Just click on the blue "Alamo Discount Coupons" link for details.

FREE National Car Rental Discount Coupons - The American Casino Guide has three great coupons from National that can save you money on your next car rental and they are all valid through 12/31/12. Just click on the blue"National Car Rental Discount Coupons" link for details.

Palazzo/Venetian:  Play, earn and win event. November 1-15: Earn 2,000 points and receive a gift voucher for any brand turkey or ham at a participating store.

Suncoast: 5X points in November. All card levels. Earn 5X points everyday on any machine in November. 15X points on all Buffalo slot machines every Sunday and Friday in November. (Excludes Friday, November 23.) 15x select penny slots in “Penny Lane” every Wednesday and Saturday in November.

Silverton: November promotion: Silverton Rewards Club members will earn FREE food just for playing their favorite casino games. For earning 100 points, guests will receive a FREE scoop of gelato at Sundance Grill. Guests will receive a FREE regular buffet or a $10 dining credit for earning 250 points. For 500 points, players will receive a FREE specialty dinner buffet or $20 dining credit, and guests will receive a $40 dining credit for earning 1,000 points. All offers will expire on Friday, December 7, 2012.    

Lucky Club/Silver Nugget/Opera House: Veterans Day Specials: Sunday, November 11:
Veterans eat FREE. Must present Military ID to server.
Receive a FREE Flag when you earn 500 points. Maximum of 1 Flag per account.
Receive a Turkey for earning 2,500 points. Maximum of 1 Turkey per account.
 
El Cortez: Serving FREE White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. Club Cortez members can enjoy FREE White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games. The complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m. White Castle is famous for their one-of-a-kind Slyder, which offers a delicious hamburger patty with White Castle’s signature steamed onions and cheese.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: November Gift Card Giveaway –  November 5 - November 18. For every 5,000 base slot points earned during the promotional period guest receives a gift card valued at $25.  No cap on how many gift cards can be earned. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points. The ace | PLAY card must be inserted into machine at or after 12:01am on Monday November 5 to begin earning base slot points. Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 pm on November 23 and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the cage for a gift card(s). Base points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information. 

Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town: Will offer a FREE meal at their buffets to all active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, November 12 (observed Veterans Day).  Simply show your military ID or DD-214 card, along with a B Connected card, to redeem the offer.

South Point: Earn 1,000 video poker or 400 slot machine points during the period of November 11-17 and receive one FREE 14-16 lb turkey and you keep your points.

October Video Podcast - New Slots From Bally Technologies!  - Gambling author and casino expert, Steve Bourie, takes a look at two new slot machines from Bally Technologies which were introduced at the October 2012 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The first is the "NASCAR" slot machine which is expected to start arriving in casinos by mid-2013. The bonus rounds featured are the Pit Stop Bonus, the U Race Bonus and the Burnout Bonus.The second slot is "Pawn Stars" which is expected to start arriving in casinos by January 2013. The bonus rounds featured are with Chumlee, Old Man and Corey. To watch the podcasts, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Caesars: Total Rewards 2012 Great Gift Wrap Up. Any Total Rewards member who has played and earned points at any of the participating properties (all Las Vegas Caesars properties) from Jan. 1, 2012 through 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2012 can participate in the shopping event. Throughout the promotion period, all Total Rewards members that play/played at any of the participating properties earn bonus "Gift Points" on top of their Reward Credits. You earn approximately one Gift Point for every one Reward Credit you earn while playing at participating casinos. These Gift Points can then be redeemed in Las Vegas for fabulous gifts during two separate week-long Promotion Shopping Events in Nov. and Dec. You must attend an event in person to claim your gifts. This year’s event dates, times and locations are as follows:
November 8 - 12, 2012 - Flamingo Las Vegas - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November 29 - December 3, 2012 - Caesars Palace - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Check out greatgiftwrapup.com for updates including an online catalog and more event details.

Gold Coast: 1-2-3 Buffet Thursdays in November (excluding November 22). Earn 100 points for breakfast or 200 points for lunch or 300 points for dinner. One redemption per day per account.

El Cortez: Throughout November, 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 free box of Russell Stover assorted chocolates. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 50” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Orleans and Suncoast: Every night in November from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Courtyard Café at The Orleans and Café Siena at Suncoast will offer a steak and lobster dinner special for only $7.11for B Connected members. Price does not include tax or gratuity, and no additional B Connected discounts apply.

Stratosphere: $25 cash for every 5,000 base slot points earned from Thursday, November 1 through Friday, November 30. No redemption of points. You keep your points. Earn a maximum of $500 during the promotion.

Wynn Las Vegas: Lucky 8 Daily Drawing and Luxury Car Giveaway. Guests earn points for entries by playing any table game or slot at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. The Grand Prize will be a luxury car valued at $250,000 or $250,000 cash. There is a daily Grand Prize of $5,000 in free slot play credit or promotional chips.  Second place daily wins $1,000 in free slot play credit or promotional chips. Drawing entries may be earned through Nov. 30. Daily drawings begin at 6 p.m. at the Encore Red Card desk. Visit the Red Card booth at either property for complete details.

Silver Nugget, Lucky Club, and Opera House: Launched new “My Points” players club.  $1 coin-in = 3 points. 1,000 points = $1.00 cash back, comp, or merchandise. Special (through Dec 30): 750 Points = $1.00 in free slot play. Pit players now also earn actual points for play. New members receive $3- $100 in free slot play upon first carded play automatically.

Bellagio: The sights, scents and sounds of the harvest season have arrived at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On display through Nov. 24, the captivating fall exhibition takes guests on a romantic journey through wine country, without leaving Las Vegas. This year’s show boasts a bevy of seasonal visuals including an authentic cider mill, a vintage wine press and an aged stone face. Upon entrance to the Conservatory’s stunning display sits a covered bridge surrounded by flora dressed in traditional harvest colors: green, red and orange. Visitors are encouraged to walk across the bridge as large ginger leaves float silently overhead. Lying in the South Garden is a 6-foot-tall moss-coated aged stone face emerging from the grassy ground. A floral pumpkin made of 3,000 orange carnations and moss-covered boulders creates an intoxicating autumn atmosphere.  Also in the South Garden and surrounded by birch trees, the sounds of the harp, violin and cello will entertain guests daily from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. as they travel through wine country. Steps away, in the West Garden, a 40-foot-tall authentic cider mill gently flows into a rocky pond protected by a 15-foot-tall, traditional scarecrow. Hand-blown wine bottles, demijohns and petite and plentiful pumpkins awaken the spirit of autumn at every turn. The North Garden is home to a 1920s vintage-aged wine press and 20-foot-tall talking tree showered with wine grapes. On each side of the tree, grape and gourd-filled cornucopias spill onto the grassy earth while inviting guests to explore the wonder of wine. In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s exhibit “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Claude Monet’s Grainstack (sunset). Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot tall elaborately carved frame. The fall exhibit within Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

D Las Vegas: Through Feb 28, 2013, D Las Vegas will be offering $50 free slot play or $50 matchplay to guests who present a Spirit Airlines boarding pass within 24 hours of arrival in Vegas.

Railroad Pass: Video Poker Mondays. Every member gets a FREE 5-minute entry every Monday. The highest score of the day wins $100. Second prize is $50. The third and fourth highest scores each receive $25.

Discounted Video Poker Software - One of the best ways to improve your playing skills is to use video poker software. By practicing with software you will easily be able to identify the best-paying machines in any casino, plus you will be able to practice playing those games so you can play at a near-perfect level. Additionally, some programs will allow you to print out strategy cards which you can take with you into the casino. The American Casino Guide website has set up a page to offer discounted prices on the three most popular video poker software programs: Optimum Play Video Poker (Mac Version), Optimum Play Video Poker (Windows Version), Video Poker for Winners! and Winpoker. For more information, just click on the name of each individual software program, or go to our discount video poker software page.

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