October 14, 2012 Vegas Values Report

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Stratosphere: Speedway Children’s Charities Ninth Annual “Cards for Kids” Poker Tournament will be held at the Stratosphere on Thursday, October 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Play poker with stars from NHRA Big O Tires Nationals Racing Weekend and other local celebrities. Player registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Tournament will begin at 7:30 p.m. For a $250 per person player buy-in, you will receive 2,500 tournament chips, the chance to win your share of $5,000 in cash, plus hors d’ oeuvres provided by the Stratosphere. The top 9 finishers will all receive cash and prizes.  Limited seating is available.  You can also register online at: scclasvegas.org

El Cortez: In celebration of legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan’s 92nd birthday, El Cortez will serve FREE birthday cake and champagne for all guests on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.  Guests can also sign a giant birthday card to celebrate one of Las Vegas’ original pioneers.

Cannery:  During October, the Cannery Row Dinner Buffet is only $9 nightly, Sunday thru Thursday with your Can Club card.  The dinner buffet opens at 4 p.m.

Suncoast: Monday - Thursday in October: Simply earn 300 points and receive a FREE Breakfast or Lunch Buffet, or earn an additional 600 points for a FREE Dinner Buffet or a $10.00 food credit for Café Siena.

Terrible’s: “Dine After Dark” $4.99 graveyard specials. Includes your choice of top sirloin, pork chop, chicken fried steak, half-a-roast chicken or spaghetti and meatballs.  Served nightly from 11pm to 7am. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Bill’s Gambling Hall: Graveyard specials: 3 Egg Breakfast for $4.99 includes 3 eggs, bacon and sausage, hash browns and toast or Steak and Eggs for $6.99.  Both served nightly from 11 pm to 6 am. (Ongoing until further notice.)

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.

D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino: Offering players a chance to drive away in a brand new General Motors vehicle each month as part of the “Keep America Rolling” (KAR) Contest through Sept. 30, 2013. Throughout the year, contestants will be awarded drawing tickets by earning slots points at each of the properties separately. Drums will be located at both the D and Golden Gate to collect drawing tickets. At the end of each month, the drums will be combined for the Grand Drawing where winners can select from the following prize options:
A brand new General Motors vehicle (models vary by month, and winner will receive the displayed vehicle). Winners who opt to drive home the car will also receive $500 in cash.
$25,000 cash
$25,000 in non-negotiable, non-taxable “play-till-you-lose” promotional chips
The Grand Drawing location will alternate properties by month. For more information, visit: www.theD.com and/or www.GoldenGateCasino.com.

Win Free Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. There are different prizes each week and for more details, or to enter the contest, go to: WIN FREE CASINO PRIZES Please note that there are some options for earning entries every day by posting a casino review, making a tweet, or posting in the discussion forum. See the contest page for full details and be sure to check it each week to see what new prizes are being offered. Good luck!

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

Excalibur: Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer football season “Bones and Beers” specials every Thursday through Monday throughout the football season. Fans will revel in food and drink specials that will complement the biggest games of the season shown throughout the restaurant on more than 22 high-definition flat-panel televisions. Guests will enjoy several “Bones and Beers” specials including shots of Patrón tequila for $5, pitchers of Coors Light or Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager for $15, Chicken Wings and a pitcher of beer for $22, or Pork Spare Ribs and a pitcher of beer for $30. The rockin’ restaurant’s season-long specials will culminate with an ultimate dream giveaway for any football fan: two tickets and airfare for two to the 2013 Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 2. Fans will receive one contest entry ticket with every Coors Light or Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager pitcher purchased during football games.

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 October 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.

Stratosphere: Speedway Children’s Charities Ninth Annual “Cards for Kids” Poker Tournament will be held at the Stratosphere on Thursday, October 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Play poker with stars from NHRA Big O Tires Nationals Racing Weekend and other local celebrities. Player registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Tournament will begin at 7:30 p.m. For a $250 per person player buy-in, you will receive 2,500 tournament chips, the chance to win your share of $5,000 in cash, plus hors d’ oeuvres provided by the Stratosphere. The top 9 finishers will all receive cash and prizes.  Limited seating is available.  You can also register online at: scclasvegas.org

El Cortez: In celebration of legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan’s 92nd birthday, El Cortez will serve FREE birthday cake and champagne for all guests on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.  Guests can also sign a giant birthday card to celebrate one of Las Vegas’ original pioneers.

Cannery:  During October, the Cannery Row Dinner Buffet is only $9 nightly, Sunday thruoughThursday with your Can Club card.  The dinner buffet opens at 4 p.m.

Suncoast: Monday - Thursday in October: Simply earn 300 points and receive a FREE Breakfast or Lunch Buffet, or earn an additional 600 points for a FREE Dinner Buffet or a $10.00 food credit for Café Siena.

Terrible’s: “Dine After Dark” $4.99 graveyard specials. Includes your choice of top sirloin, pork chop, chicken fried steak, half-a-roast chicken or spaghetti and meatballs.  Served nightly from 11pm to 7am. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Bill’s Gambling Hall: Graveyard specials: three Egg Breakfast for $4.99 includes three eggs, bacon and sausage, hash browns and toast or Steak and Eggs for $6.99.  Both served nightly from 11 pm to 6 am. (Ongoing until further notice.)

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.

Silverton Casino Hotel: Silverton Rewards Club members playing table games during the month of October will have the chance to win cash and prizes by earning “Play for Pull Tabs” game pieces. Win up to $1,000 in cash, gas cards, free bets and more. Players that earn 100 table game points will receive one game piece. Points must be earned during the same day during the promotional period between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. each day. Winning patrons will have until midnight the following day on which the game pieces were earned to redeem during normal club hours at Silverton Rewards Club. Limit one tab per person per day. Prizes are subject to availability and while supplies last.

Station Casinos/Fiestas: Senior Wednesdays in October for players age 50 and up. Earn 10 points for every $1 on slots/6 points for every $1 on video poker; half-point dining all day at selected restaurants, and FREE slot tournaments from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Stratosphere: Bite, the show, will close on October 31. Use your 2-for-1 ACG coupons NOW!  (Note: the show may reappear at the Plaza in the near future but no word whether any former Strat coupons will be accepted.)

Hard Rock: October Beer Promotion every Thursday thru November 1. Redeem for a 6-Pack of beer or glassware for earning 750 slot points, earn additional 6-packs of beer or glassware for 500 slot points. Redeem for a 6-pack of beer or glassware for earning 1,800 table points, earn additional 6-packs of beer or glassware for 1,200 table points. Maximum of 3 redemptions per product per promotional day, based on availability. While supplies lasts. Please see the Backstage Pass Rewards club booth 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.

South Point: Virtual Nascar Racing during October every Sunday - Thursday at 3:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Earn 50 points to qualify to compete in the race and win your share of $400,000 in free play while sitting at your favorite machine.

Jerry’s Nugget: Swipe for up to 5x points on Fridays and Saturdays through October. All MoreClub players can play the “Swipe for Bonus Points” game at any kiosk from 4 am to 11:59 pm. They will receive a winning point multiplier ranging from 3x points to 5x points good on all slot and video poker games. Players must have their card inserted at time of play. Bonus points will be applied the next day.

Eldorado and Joker’s Wild Casinos (Henderson): Thirsty Tuesdays in October– Earn 150 points and get a FREE 6 pack of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or 8 pack Aquafina Water.  Limit 4 per customer per day.

Colorado Belle & Edgewater Casino Resort (Laughlin): Oct. 2-30---Free Dining!  Every Tuesday and Thursday in October, ACCESS Club members will earn $10 in dining credits for every 1,000 base points earned (up to $50 per day)—and keep the points!  Dining credits valid at Hickory Pit, Grand Buffet and Coffee Etc. at Edgewater, and at Pints, Mark Twain’s, Captain’s Buffet, the Deli and Pastry Port at Colorado Belle. Details at Casino Services.

Plaza or Las Vegas Club: All new members receive $5.00 FREE slot play - just for signing up. Within the first 24 hours new members are also eligible for a rebate of up to $100 based on their slot or table loss. 50% rebated on 2nd day; 50% on 3rd day up to 6 months to redeem. Visit the Players Club for details.  (Sign up once only at Vegas Club or Plaza.) Replaces previous new member offers.

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.

Terrible’s: Nifty 50 Tuesdays for age 50 and over. 5x points for your first 1,000 earned points. 2 for 1 Bingo voucher. 50% off coupon for the Cafe. FREE fishing game for prizes (bonus points, slot play, gifts, etc.) Every 300 points earned gets you another fishing game play, up to a maximum of 6. Swipe at kiosk for all promotions. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

D Las Vegas: Now 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.

Riviera: New member’s sign-up promotion: FREE t-shirt when you enroll. If you earn (within your first 24 hours of sign-up) 100 points, you’ll receive a FREE buffet. 250 points will get you 2 FREE tickets to the Riviera Comedy Club. 500 points will get you $20 in FREE slot play and if you earn 1,000 points you can pick up a $50 voucher to R Steakhouse & Seafood Restaurant. You can collect each gift as you reach each level. (Ongoing until further notice.)

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.

2012 American Casino Guide: The 2012 American Casino Guide is available for sale. To see a list of the 198 casino coupons that are in the book, go to - http://www.americancasinoguide.com/2012-american-casino-guide-coupon-list.html The retail price of the book is $18.95. However you can buy the book directly from the American Casino Guide web site for only $11.75. To order the 2012 American Casino Guide , go to: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/order-now.html

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.

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/

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