October 25, 2009 Vegas Values Report
- Last Updated on 13 April 2012
- Published Date
October 25, 2009 Vegas Values ReportHere’s what we found for the week of October 25, 2009...
2010 American Casino Guide Special Offer - The new 2010 edition of the American Casino Guide, will have 226 money-saving coupons! To see a list of all the coupons go to http://forum.americancasinoguide.com/
The retail price for the 2010 ACG will be $18.95, but you can buy the book at a special pre-publication price of just $12 (plus shipping), until October 31 on the following page - http://americancasinoguide.com/2010-american-casino-guide-discount-ordering-page.shtml
In addition to buying the book at a a special discount, you will also be the first to receive the book before it arrives in bookstores in mid-November. All books will be mailed out on Monday, November 2.
Eastside Cannery: Show your C.A.N. Club card and valid ID and receive a 2-for-1 buffet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October. Valid for Lunch and Dinner Buffets.
Tropicana: NEW: Island Buffet - $24 for 24 Hours. Guests can take advantage of Tropicana Las Vegas’ latest dining promotion, the Island Buffets’ “$24 for 24-Hours,” special. For only $24 patrons receive all day access to the Island Buffet. Voucher is good for 24-hours from the time of purchase and is subject to regular hours of operation. The Island Buffet is open daily from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
El Cortez: FREE See’s Candies for Jackpot Winners from November 1-30. 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 Sunday’s November 1 , 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2009 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 $1,000 Cash, Palms apparel, Offers from Coffee Bean & other great prizes.
Terrible’s Casino: "$50,000 Spooktacular Cash Giveaway" drawings at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday in October. Ten winners will be selected at each drawing to receive either $300 guaranteed or take a chance to win up to $10,000. Players Club members receive one entry for every 250 points ($250 coin-in) earned thru October 31.
Texas Station: Halloween Weekend! Friday, October 30th: Monster Mash Bash at South Padre. FREE---featuring Monster Zero, Richard Falcon and Pigasus. Costume Contest - Best Monster Mash Up. Saturday, October 31st - Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween at South Padre, 9pm. $10 cover, featuring Divine Decadence and Rocky Horror, Best Costume Contest, Dr. Frankenfurter, Magenta & Rif Raf couple and Brad & Janet.
South Point: FREE Whitman’s Holiday Candy Sampler Giveaway to all Bingo players at all sessions with a minimum buy-in on Saturday, October 31 while supplies last.
Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all..... Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.
Ongoing October Promotions
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Fremont Street Experience: Unveils the ultimate Oktoberfest and Halloween combined street party with its first ever “OktoberFrightFest,” a three-week festival October 13-31, including a haunted house attraction inside Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel, a Viva Vision light and sound show themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash,” seasonal Oktoberfest food & drink specials, plus three free Halloween-themed stage shows never seen before in Las Vegas. In addition to all the free entertainment, Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel completes OktoberFrightFest with its first ever Downtown Vegas Haunted Casino. The ticketed-admission attraction features three thrilling haunts open 7 p.m.-1 a.m. thru October 31 (dark Mondays). Food and drink specials will also be available throughout OktoberFrightFest, including beer specials featuring Blue Moon craft beer -- Blue Moon drafts for $3 and Blue Moon Rising (Blue Moon with a sidecar of Bacardi O) for $4 -- and specialty cocktails by Bacardi -- Bacardi Bat Bit (Bacardi and Cola) for $4 and the Nightmare Margarita (Corzo tequila with pomegranate) for $4.
Eastside Cannery: Will host a Halloween Blood Drive sponsored by KKLZ, KDWN and Coyote Country on Saturday, October 31. Vampires from United Blood Services will be on hand to suck the blood from the Ghouls and Goblins who come to the Casablanca Room between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All blood donors will receive a FREE Cannery Row Buffet for two and C.A.N. players’ club members will receive 1,200 points. To make an appointment to donate blood, please visit bloodhero.com and enter the sponsor code “EastsideCannery.” Walk-ins are also welcome. Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel is located at 5255 Boulder Highway. KKLZ will also host The Monster Mash Halloween Bash at ONE SIX Sky Lounge at Eastside Cannery. DJ Charly Kayle will be there from 10 p.m. to midnight and a costume contest will be held at 11:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for costume originality. (Please note: masks are not allowed.) A Hell Martini and a Bloody Brain will be the featured drinks for the evening.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino: Will host Vince Neil’s 5th Annual “Off The Strip Poker Tournament” on Sunday, November 8 at 7:00 pm to benefit the Skylar Neil Foundation. The No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament will be the center of the action, just off the casino floor near Buzios restaurant. Players who want to have a great time while supporting a great cause may register in person at the main casino cage starting at 4:00pm on the day of the event. Participants will vie for a cash prize pool of $50,000, and payouts will be made to the final table. The tournament buy-in is $500 plus a $50 registration fee, and seating is limited to the first 200 entrants. Re-buys to benefit the charity will be offered during play.
Harrah’s Las Vegas: Harrah’s Carnaval Court is gearing up for the wildest, open air and strip-side Halloween Party in Sin City “Legends – Dead or Alive.” The party begins at noon on Friday Oct. 30 and continues through Halloween to the early hours of Sunday morning. A total of $10,000 in prize money will be awarded to party-goers with the most impressive costumes. “Legends Dead or Alive” is open to the public 21 and older. Live music will entertain guests on both days from noon to 4 a.m. Carnaval Court’s world-famous flair bartenders will serve up Ed Hardy and Rockstar drink specials and local radio stations The Point, ESPN and KOMP will be on site hosting their annual “Trick or Treat Flight Night.” A cover charge will apply to all guests after 8 p.m.
Plaza/Vegas Club: Offering $20 FREE Slot Play for all new reservations from now – November 24, 2009. Guests must stay by November 24, 2009 and will receive (1) $20 FREE Slot Play voucher per room. (Some restrictions apply.) Along with this promotion, the Plaza and Vegas Club also boast some of the lowest room rates in Las Vegas with rates starting at only $20 per night. Guests may call (702)386-2110 or (800)634-6575 for the Plaza or (702) 385-1664 or (800) 634-6532 for the Vegas Club.
New York New York: Treating its guests and fans of Halloween to an exciting new haunted house, "Zombie Precinct," now thru October 31, starting at 6 p.m. nightly. The terrifying attraction, built along the resort's Brooklyn Bridge, has been created by Hysteria City, a popular events production company responsible for several Las Vegas-area Halloween attractions. Tickets are $20.
Gold Coast: 50% off in the Cortez Room when paying with points daily thru October. Earn 250 points on Mondays in October and receive a FREE buffet.
Poker Palace: October Cash Drawings every Friday & Saturday. Earn drawing tickets thru slot play. $500 minimum guaranteed giveaway each drawing. Drawings at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. and 2:30 and 4:30 (minimum $300 guarantee) on Saturdays and Sundays. For more details see rules posted in the casino.
Silverton: October 12-31: Earn 2,000 points for a Pink Snuggie (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month). You keep the points.
Coast Casinos (Gold Coast/Orleans/Sam’s Town/Suncoast): Swipe your Club Coast card at a kiosk during your birthday month and pick a present from the screen to receive a prize or up to $500 in cash. (Replaces former 2,500 free points during your birthday month.)
Bellagio: Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes fall with a new display. Accented with gold, scarlet and amber hues, the autumnal display features a towering 35-foot-tall cider mill powered by a gentle stream. An oversized, 13-foot-tall scarecrow will complete the fall display by watching over the season’s bountiful harvest. Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is FREE to the public. The autumn exhibit will be on display through November 28.
Plaza: $10,000 Bingo Spooktacular, October 31 at 10 a.m. There will be 15 games with a total prize pool of $10,000. All games are played in one room. Players can buy-in for $30 and extra packs are $10. Plus, with every buy-in, players receive $30 in FREE slot play and a FREE dauber. Seating is limited. Reserve now. See the Plaza bingo room for more details.
Sam’s Town: For Club Coast Young at Heart age 50+ members: October Special Thursdays. Cash drawings, $3,000 in total cash prizes. FREE Slot Tournament. Win your share of $3,500. 7X points on slots and 5X points on Video Poker. 1/2 off your meals at the Firelight Buffet when paying with points.
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 informationcall 1-888-777-7664.
October Gambling Podcast - A Look at the American Casino Industry - Its Past, Present and Future. 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 October podcast Steve interviews Global Gaming Busines Magazine Publisher, Roger Gros, to discuss the American casino industry. They start with a timeline of how the industry developed. They then discuss its current problems in the recession and conclude with how the industry will probably change in the future. 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.
Cannery: FREE Logo Merchandise Thursdays in October. Two items to choose from: Earn 499 base points and receive a FREE Cannery Logo long sleeve t-shirt or earn 999 base points and receive a FREE Cannery Logo Zip-Up Hoodie. One gift per customer per day. While supplies last.
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.
Mirage: RHUMBAR, the stylish drink spot at The Mirage, now offers a refreshing opportunity for all local ladies. Ladies with valid Nevada identification can enjoy cocktails with Belvedere Vodka or Moet & Chandon Champagne for just $2 as part of the new fall Pink Sugar Monday hours, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
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.
South Point: Royal Flush Bonus through October. Receive a FREE PLAY bonus for every Royal Flush hit. Royals under $1,200 must notify slot personnel before playing off royal. Player must present verification ticket to Club Booth to activate next day free play. Free play will expire in 72 hours. No wild cards and maximum coins must be played. Dealt Royals will pay double.
.05 machine = $10 free play
$.10 machine = $20 free play
$.25 machine = $50 free play
.50 machine = $100 free play
1.00 machine = $200 free play
$5.00 machine = $1,000 free play
El Cortez: Throughout October, 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 El Cortez jacket. 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.
Palms: Club Palms members can participate in the $80K Touchdown Toss and Win Promotion on Tuesday, October 27 located in the Food Court inside the Palms Casino Resort. The Hours of Operation are 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. Prizes may include but are not limited to:
- A chance to “Pass for Cash” (Winner walks away with $1,000 cash!)
- Up to $1,500 Cash
- Free Slot Play (Valid for 24 hours)
- Point Multipliers (Not valid on machines marked non-promotional. Point Multipliers are valid on reel and video reel machines)
- Food Vouchers
- And other various prizes
Redemption for prizes other than point multipliers or promotional cash may be redeemed in The Food Court from 8:00am – 10:00pm. All prizes must be claimed by expiration date on voucher by 10pm
El Cortez: New “Cash is King” earning period began October 1. For every 5,000 points earned throughout October and 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.
Jerry’s Nugget: 45th Anniversary Gas Card Giveaway. Players can win up to a $100 gas card every day through Saturday, Oct. 31. To qualify, players must earn 1,000 points on any slots, video poker or video keno machine or earn 140 points on any live table games in one day’s play. Once points are earned, players can return the following day and play the 45th Anniversary Gas Card Giveaway at the More Club Kiosk and win anywhere from $10 to $100 in gas cards. Players can receive one gas card reward per day.
Coast Casinos (Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam's Town and Suncoast): Pumpkin Patch Pick. Every Friday and Saturday in October, each casino will choose 10 winners to drop a puck on a special game board and win $250-$5,000 cash. Players receive one electronic entry for every 100 points ($100-$200 coin-in) earned on their cards or for every hour of $10 average bet table play. Drawing times vary at each casino. Visit any Club Coast booth for details.
Rampart Casino: Earn 250 same day points on Sundays in October and receive one FREE Rampart Logo Sweatshirt. Limit one per customer per day. You keep the points.
Silver Nugget: New “Fabulous Fridays.” Every Friday. 8x slot points, $3.99 Prime Rib/$2.99 (for club members), 3-to-1 Blackjacks ($30 max payout per hand per person, based on a $10 bet), Buy-1-Get-1 FREE Bingo Specials – all sessions. Visit the players club for complete details on all promotions.
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.
Joker’s Wild/Eldorado Casinos (Henderson): “Weekend Getaway and Cash Giveaway” every Saturday in October. Win cash and weekend getaways of two nights at the Orleans Hotel & Casino - $200 Spa treatment, two show tickets and $150 dinner. See drawing times and details at the club booth.
El Cortez: October 1 through 31, 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 El Cortez jacket. 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. See Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
Bighorn/Longhorn: New: "Bigshot Buddies." Any existing member may sign up a new member and they will earn points for their friends play for a period of over three months (the remainder of current month plus three full months).
Fitzgeralds: Sign up for Club Fitz and receive a FREE souvenir Fitz Shamrock Key chain after you earn your first 25 cash back points. (New/ongoing promotion until further notice.)
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.
Plaza: New members signing up for the players club can now earn the following within the first 24 hours after enrolling:
250 Points: T-Shirt or $10 Free Slot Play
500 Points: 2 Free Breakfast/Lunch Buffets or Duffle Bag or $20 Free Slot Play
1,500 Points: 2 Free Dinner Buffets or Bathrobe or $50 Free Slot Play
2,500 Points: $50 Dining Certificate or Logo Jacket or $100 Free Slot Play
Eldorado/Joker’s Wild Casinos (Henderson): Senior Day Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Young at Heart Members 50+. Earn 200 points and choose your meal from the Special Senior Menu and you keep your points.
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/
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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