November 29, 2009 Vegas Values Report
- Last Updated on 13 April 2012
- Published Date
Here’s what we found for the week of November 29, 2009...
M Resort: November 29: Logo Sweatshirt Giveaway. Earn 500 points and get a FREE sweatshirt. You keep the points.
Coast Casinos/Boyd Gaming: Teamed up with Rebel Oil to offer a 2-cents-per-gallon discount on all gasoline purchases through December 31 at any of Rebel Oil's 50 participating stations. Present your Club Coast (Gold Coast, Orleans, Suncoast, Sam's Town) or B Connected (California, Fremont, Main Street Station) when purchasing gas.
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.
Palms Casino Resort: Offering Club Palms members the chance to participate in the $75K Santa’s Gift Mania Swipe and Win promotion December 15, 17, 22 & 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. Prizes may include, but are not limited to, Cash prizes up to $50, Coffee Bean gifts, Free Slot Play up to $50, various Palms prizes & Santa’s Secret Gift Bag. “Santa’s Secret Gift Bag” additional prizes include: $500 Best Buy Gift Cards, $100 Albertsons Gift Cards, up to $50 in Free Slot Play & Coffee Bean or Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards.
Station Casinos/Fiestas: Jumbo Reel Cash Bonus: 500 instant winners receive a bonus cash amount from $5 to $10,000 every minute, everyday 24/7 on reel slots.
Flamingo: George Wallace ushers in the holiday season by giving back to the community. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 12, guests who bring two or more new, unwrapped toys to George Wallace’s toy drive will receive one FREE ticket to his show. The ticket can be redeemed anytime from the evening of the donation through Saturday, Dec. 19. Donations can be dropped in the designated donation box located to the right of The Flamingo Showroom near the Donny & Marie kiosk at The Flamingo Hotel. Donations are accepted from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
CityCenter: CityCenter will be unveiled to the world this December. Yet now, weeks before the groundbreaking project opens its doors to the public, people everywhere can sample some of the energy and sophistication of CityCenter without ever leaving their chairs. Just launched, CityCenter’s new Web site at citycenter.com takes visitors on an interactive cinematic journey, allowing them to discover virtually why CityCenter is destined to forever change the face of the Las Vegas Strip.
Plaza: $40,000 Mini Bingo is a two-day event December 12-13, with prize payouts totaling $40,000; $15,000 on day one and $25,000 on day two. In addition, participation is limited to only 400 players with all winners in one bingo room. Sessions start at 10 a.m. both days. Players can purchase a Bingo Only Package for $60 which includes one bingo buy-in for both sessions and a complimentary dauber or can book the Hotel and Bingo All-Inclusive Package for $129 which includes a two night room stay (Dec. 11-12), one bingo buy-in for both sessions and a complimentary dauber. Guests who book by December 1 receive $20 in FREE slot play. To make reservations, call toll free at 866-768-7032 or 702-286-2318.
Rampart Casino: FREE Travel Bag giveaway Tuesdays December 1-15. Earn 600 points and receive one FREE Travel Bag. Limit one per customer per day. Customer keeps the points.
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Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all..... Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.
Ongoing November Promotions
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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.
Bellagio: Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will welcome winter with a spectacular holiday display rich in nostalgia and filled with picture-perfect botanical creations December 6 through January 2, 2010. Among other charming holiday tableaus, visitors will discover flying reindeer made of pecans and a living holiday card bestowing season’s tidings. In the center of it all, a spectacular holiday tree will send gazes soaring while musical sounds of the season will evoke fond memories of home. Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is FREE and open to the public.
Golden Nugget: Will wrap up its WNFR festivities with a Ford F-150 truck giveaway on December 12. Tickets for the drawing can be earned many ways starting December 2, including playing tables and slots, joining the hotel’s 24-Karat Club, or redeeming WNFR ticket stubs. Participants do not have to be present to win and complete rules will be posted on the casino floor. As host hotel for the WNFR Team Ropers, the Golden Nugget will be home to an autograph signing with all 30 Team Roper contestants December 7 from noon until 2 p.m. This FREE autograph session is open to the public. The Golden Nugget will also be holding three one-day “Buckin’ Bronco” blackjack tournaments, December 3, 7 and 10, with $10,000 in cash prizes in each tournament, including a $5,000 cash grand prize. These tournaments are open to the public and entry fees are $50 per tournament or $100 for all three daily tournaments. Advance bookings are not required but may be made by calling 800-777-5687.
Sam’s Town: Mystic Falls Park, located inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, has always been a wonder to behold. Now running through January 2, the Western pioneer world has been transformed into a fantasy winter wonderland experience. The 15 minute FREE winter show takes place at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily.
Cannery: FREE Seafood Buffet/FREE Play Thursdays in November. Earn 2,499 base points the same day on Thursdays in November and receive one FREE Seafood Buffet, plus $20 in Free Play. There is a limit of one seafood buffet and $20 in Free Play per customer per day and customers keep their points. Table Games Players: Play 4 hours at $25 average or equivalent.
Silverton: Earn 500 same-day base points and receive a FREE logo sweatshirt. There is a limit of 1 per person, per day through November 30.
Rio: Las Vegas locals can get 2-for-1 Penn & Teller tickets and a FREE Souvenir Program, now thru January 2, 2010. For reservations, call: 1-702-777-7776.
Tuscany Casino: November: Earn 500 points in one day of play from 8 am to 11 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and get $10 FREE slot play to use Wednesday thru Sundays. Your keep your points.
Excalibur: Santa Claus is bringing holiday cheer to Excalibur through December 24. Children of all ages are invited to capture a picture perfect holiday moment with the jolliest man of all. The schedule will be as follows: Through December 13; Thursday & Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 4 p.m. – midnight; December 14 – December 24 Daily, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Available photography packages, range from $25 to $80. Santa will be found in Excalibur’s main lobby, just off Las Vegas Boulevard.
Harrah’s Las Vegas: Players earn gift points throughout the year in addition to Total Rewards club points that are applied to the Great Gift Wrap-Up event every winter. Only points earned at Harrah’s properties in Las Vegas qualify for this event. This year's Shopping Event dates are: November 12 – 16 at Harrah's Las Vegas from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and December 3 – 7 at Caesars Palace from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hard Rock: “Rock the Boat” with a 7 night Cruise. Earn 20,000 points and receive a complimentary 7 night cruise or enter the 5 cruise giveaway drawing December 17. Receive one drawing ticket with every 250 points earned. Points must be earned between November 1 and December 17 to be eligible. Drawing will be held at the Rockstar Players Club on Thursday, December 17 at 7pm. See the club for more details.
Four Queens/Binion’s: For a limited time, Club Binion’s and the Royal Players Club at the Four Queens will match cash back with FREE slot play. Club members earn points by playing slots and video poker and may redeem earned points each day for cash back. The players clubs at each property will match the cash back with up to $100 in FREE slot play per day. For this promotion only, points must be earned and redeemed within a 24 hour period 12:00am-11:59pm and cannot be carried over to the next day to be matched with free slot play. Cash back will be matched with free slot play in whole dollar increments starting at $5.00. Complete rules are available at Club Binion’s and at the Royal Players Club.
M Resort: November Gift Day on November 29: Logo Sweatshirt Giveaway. Earn 500 points for a FREE logo sweatshirt. Players keep all of their points. No redemption is necessary. Maximum of two gifts per account per promotional day.
Plaza/Vegas Club: $18,000 Fall into Cash promotion through December 12. Every Wednesday and Saturday, three lucky winners at both the Plaza and Vegas Club will be drawn to play for their share of at least $1,500 each drawing day. Prizes are as followed: First place winners receive $400 cash or $500 in free slot play; Second place winners receive $250 cash or $300 in free slot play and third place winners receive $100 cash or $150 in free slot play. Unclaimed prize money will roll over to the next drawing. Drawings are held at 7 p.m. at the Plaza for three winners and at 9 p.m. at the Vegas Club for three winners. Players get one entry with every 100 points earned. Tuesdays and Thursdays are double entry days. Participants need not be present to win.
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.
November 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 November podcast Steve Bourie's son, Matthew, interviews his dad about his work as the author of the American Casino Guide. They discuss Steve's background in the gambling industry, how the book first came about, his travels to various casinos, interesting gamblers he has come to know, plus his best advice for casingoers. 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.
Golden Gate: November 30 Days of Thanks -Giveaway: Players earn a drawing ticket for every 100 points earned. Drawings daily at 6 pm. Grand prize drawing November 30 at 9 pm.
M Resort: FREE Buffet Promotion in November. Earn the specified base points (see below) on any slot or video poker machine to receive your FREE buffet and keep your points. Visit the Studio B cashier with your iMagine Rewards Card to qualify. The offer does not include a line pass. Points must be earned on the same day the complimentary buffet is used. Limit one meal per iMagine Rewards member per meal period. The full amount of base points must be earned to qualify for any meal. Offer is not valid on holidays. 250 Points for Lunch (Mon-Fri); 400 Points for Dinner (Mon-Thurs); 500 Points for Brunch (Sat-Sun); 600 Points for Seafood Dinner (Fri-Sat).
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.
El Cortez: FREE See’s Candies for Jackpot Winners 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 higher denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive a free box of See’s Candy. Players also have the option of receiving a prize ticket redeemable for an envelope containing anywhere from $10 to $1,000 in free play. 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.
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.
Palms Casino Resort: Offering Club Palms members the chance to participate in the $86K Cold Cash Craze Swipe and Win on Sundays in November 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 $1,000 Cash, Palms apparel, Offers from Coffee Bean & other great prizes.
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.
Hard Rock: “Redeem Your Dream Promotion” through December 6. Players earn “gift points” as well as their gaming points and comps. They can then use their gift points to redeem items from a gift catalog. Players are eligible to earn gift points on both slots and tables. Players will fill out product order sheets and return to the Rockstar Club. Orders will be submitted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Player’s must be enrolled into the promotion to participate. Players can earn gift points several different ways:
Reel and Video Reel machines: Earn 1 gift point for every $5 in coin in.
Video Poker Machines: Earn 1 gift point for every $10 in coin in.
Table game players are also eligible.
El Cortez: “Cash is King” promotion. For every 5,000 points earned throughout November, Club Cortez players will receive one entry ticket into the Cash is King drawing on Dec. 19 (bonus points are not eligible toward ticket entries). The $25,000 drawing allows Club Cortez players the opportunity to win cash prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000. First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000, third prize is $2,000 and thirty players will win $500. Players must be present to win. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.
Stratosphere: Now featuring the “Gifts Worth Getting” promotion through November 30. A.C.E. Rewards Club members playing slots, video poker and electronic keno will be eligible to accumulate points through the end of November for gifts from a catalog of items including electronic products and even jewelry. The gift catalog has a variety of items and is comprised of 22 categories and more than 500 items. A.C.E. Rewards Club members will be able to select the gifts from the Gifts Worth Getting catalog starting now through December 31. To preview gifts, catalogs will be available at the VIP Lounge and A.C.E. Rewards Club. Gifts will be ordered through web sites that can be accessed at the A.C.E. Rewards Clubs or via home computer from a link on the Stratosphere web site. A.C.E. Rewards Club Members will receive their gifts and are able to keep their accumulated points to exchange for cash and/or comps. Full details are available by visiting the A.C.E. Rewards Club.
Fitzgeralds: “$250,000 Crack the Code & Win Hot Seat Promotion.” 24 Code Crackers selected daily to attempt to win $250,000. Promotion runs through January 3, 2010. See Club Fitz for details and complete rules.
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).