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Here’s what we found this week…
April Video Podcast – Interview with Christian Blackjack Card Counting Team Co-founder, Colin Jones- Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed Colin Jones, co-founder of a Christian blackjack card counting team that won more than $3 million from the casinos. The team was the subject of a documentary movie called: “Holy Rollers – The True Story of Card Counting Christians.” Topics covered include: how the blackjack team was formed, their best winning day, their worst losing day, how often he was forced to leave a casino, how the team was trained, plus much more.To watch the podcast, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.
Primm Valley Casino Resorts: April 1 through 12, Buffalo Bill’s will be offering spring breakers a $49.95 room stay including two unlimited attractions passes when they book using the promotion code TP49SB at checkout. Children can make a splash or defy gravity as they settle in at Buffalo Bill’s and enjoy their rides passes, good on all attractions. Infamous roller coaster, The Desperado, offers a breathtaking view of the valley from 209 feet above while those seeking a wild ride will fancy the twist and turns of the log flume. Visitors can pack into the Maxflight Cyber Coaster, offering a virtual reality experience taking guests on coasters from all around the world, and little ones won’t be left out as they enjoy the kid-friendly Frog Hopper. With the room stay savings, ladies can hide away at The Spa at Primm or flee to the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas featuring designer stores at discounted prices. With hundreds of loose slots, gaming tables and video poker, Buffalo Bill’s has all the essentials for gentlemen to indulge in their own type of fun. Spring Break offers the perfect opportunity for an overdue family vacation that everyone can enjoy. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts’ attractions and specials call 1-888-FUN-STOP or visit http://www.primmvalleyresorts.com/family.php.
Hard Rock Casino Hotel: Monday through Thursday, earn 250 points to receive a FREE gift of your choice. Three different gifts are being offered each week and players can earn up to three each day of the promotion. Items include logo wear, umbrellas, blankets, candle sets, kitchen items and more.
American Casino Guide April Contest – Win a FREE Buffet for two at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas! We have five certificates for a free buffet for two at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as prizes for our April contest. To win one of our five prize certificates all you have to do is write a casino review during April 2012. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews during will be the winners. There is a 25-word minimum on all casino reviews. If your review does not contain at least 25 words, it won’t be eligible for the contest. To make a casino review just find the casino by its state or city location, or go to this page Casino Reviews – ACG Then fill out the review form. You don’t have to register to write a review, but it’s important that you always post your review under the same name. So, remember, the more posts you make, the better your chances of winning! The names of the five winners will be announced in early May in our casino discussion forum. Good luck!
Suncoast: $10,000 Table Games Cash Drawings in April. Start earning entries on Sunday, April 1. Drawings will be held every Friday in April at 7:30 pm. 5 winners per drawing with $500 cash for each winner. Earn 5 stamps on a drawing card to receive an entry. Earn a stamp with:
Blackjack (type games): Every dealt blackjack (first 2 cards).
Blackjack (type games): Anytime a dealer’s hand is a blackjack (2 cards).
Blackjack: A winning “Bet the Set” bet.
Pai Gow or Emperor’s Challenge: 3 of a Kind or Better.
Three Card Poker: Straight or Better.
All other games with 20 minutes play.
All games require a $5 minimum bet.
Planet Hollywood: Couples looking to spice up their weekend plans can spend an unforgettably lustful night at Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The hot spot will now offer the “Pussycat Date,” priced at $200. The “Pussycat Date” will include entry to both PCD Burlesque Saloon as well as its attached sister venue, Gallery Nightclub. The lovebirds will also be able to enjoy an exclusive VIP table inside PCD Burlesque Saloon, featuring a bottle of decadent Moët & Chandon Champagne and ripe strawberries. Couples can feed each other the sweet berries and sip from their sparkling flutes, while watching the burlesque show in Las Vegas, performed every Friday and Saturday night, by Las Vegas’ very own Pussycat Doll troupe. Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon inside Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino brings the talents and sex appeal of the Pussycat Dolls into an interactive setting all night long. Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon is open from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Please call 702-818-5700 for reservations and for more information call 702-818-3700 or visit www.PCDSaloon.com.
Cannery: Steak House Sundays
• Sundays in April.
• Earn 1,000 same day base points on a Sunday in April.
• Receive $40 voucher valid any Sunday at Waverly’s.
• Voucher expires 30 days from date of issuance.
Jerry’s Nugget: $9.89 Steak and Shrimp at Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop. Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop will offer the $9.89 Steak and Shrimp special from April 2 through April 30. Diners will enjoy a juicy 8-ounce New York Prime Cut Steak, char-grilled to order and seasoned to perfection coupled with succulent pan fried shrimp. Side dishes include choice of whipped potato, baked potato or rice and choice of homemade garlic or French bread. A fresh garden salad or Jerry’s famous soup of the day is also served and included with the price. The $9.89 Steak and Shrimp Special is served all day at Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop for a limited time only. The special will NOT be served on Easter Sunday.
South Point: 5x points on slots and 2x points on video poker on Easter Sunday, April 8.
Silverton: Audis in April Drawings April 1 – 28. Earn chances to win some incredible prizes during the month of April. Players earn one entry into the drawing for every 50 base points earned with a maximum of 50 entries per guest each week. Drawings are held every Saturday at 7 p.m. and the names of the winners are posted at the box office no later than 7:15 p.m. that same day. Prizes include:
1st place wins a new Audi A4 from Audi Henderson
2nd place wins $5,000 Cash
3rd place wins $1,000 Cash
4th and 5th place win $500 in Free Slot Play
6th and 7th place win $250 in Free Slot Play
8th through 10th place win $100 in Free Slot Play
Palms: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25. 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 at the Palms Once on that page, click on “Las Vegas, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer for the Palms.
Ongoing April 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.
Terrible’s Hotel Casino: Offers table game rebates. Ask for details in the table games pit area about a 5% loss rebate on losses of $500 and 10% on losses on $,1000. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.) They offer $3 craps games with 3-5x odds and several 3:2 double deck blackjack games.
Eldorado and Joker’s Wild Casinos in Henderson: April Mania Customer Appreciation Days. Earn 300 points on Mondays and receive a food voucher good for select menu items plus you keep your earned points. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be Instant Cash Giveaways randomly selected to those playing with their B Connected slot club card inserted to win $20 twice per hour and 5x points on all machines from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: April Wind Chimes Giveaway – April 2-15. For every 5,000 base slot points earned during the promotional period guest receives a wind chime. No cap on how many wind chimes can be earned. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points. Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 pm April 15, and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the ace | PLAY Center. Base points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.
Silver Nugget/Opera House/Lucky Club: April $9.99 Ribeye Steak and Lobster special all month long at all three casinos.
Cannery and Eastside Cannery Casino: Now offering the largest multi-property Progressive Pai Gow jackpot in Las Vegas. The jackpot starts at $250,000 but since the Progressive is linked between Cannery and Eastside Cannery Casinos, it will increase in value at a much faster rate and offer larger jackpots. Additionally, those who play Progressive Pai Gow at Cannery or Eastside Cannery Casino will keep all their winnings. Both properties were among the first in Las Vegas to offer a No Commission Progressive variation of the game. Most Pai Gow games in Las Vegas charge a 5% commission fee when the player’s hand wins. In 2011, Cannery Casino Resorts which owns and operates Cannery and Eastside Cannery Casinos collaborated with DEQ Systems Corporation to provide this No Commission variation of the game. In lieu of taking 5% of your winnings, CCR made one simple change to the game. When a dealer receives a Queen high Pai Gow, all player-winning hands are pushed. For Pai Gow players, these changes mean the Cannery and Eastside Cannery are the only casinos to offer No Commission, multi-property linked Progressive Pai Gow games.
Silverton: 11th Annual Pure Aloha Festival
Date: Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22
Time: Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, April 21: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, April 22: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Cost: $7 General Admission; $5 Children ages 5 to 10, Seniors 55+ and Military
Venue: Silverton Casino Hotel Parking Lot
Event Info: Get into the aloha spirit as Vizzun Entertainment presents the 11th annual Pure Aloha Spring Festival. The festival features more than 100 island craft and merchandise booths, authentic food vendors and amusement rides. While guests shop and dine on ono (delicious) food, they will be entertained by cultural performances and bands.
M Resort Spa Casino: Will reward Facebook fans with 2,500 free points to their iMagine Rewards account beginning April 1 and ending April 30. Members can use their points for cash back, dining, free play, gas, resort accommodations and more. To enter, iMagine Rewards members may visit M Resort’s Facebook page, “like” the page and then fill out an entry form. After completing, a congratulatory screen will be displayed and points will be posted to the submitted iMagine Rewards account number within seven business days. Members can receive the 2,500 points only one time to their card. Those without an iMagine Rewards card can sign-up in person at the M Resort to become a member. Afterward, the new member will receive 2,500 points once they “like” M Resort on Facebook and fill out the entry form. The 2,500 Free Points promotion begins April 1 at 9 am PST and ends April 30 at 11:59 pm PST and is open to anyone with Facebook and iMagine Rewards accounts who is 21 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S., District of Columbia, Canada, Australia and Mexico. For more information about the promotion visit http://www.themresort.com/enter-to-win/rules.html
Golden Gate: $20,000 Super Spring Points party
Summary: Play and Win every day April 1 – June 30, 2012.
Every day, the top point earner wins $100 in Free Slot Play.
Every week, the top point earner wins $250 in Free Slot Play.
Every month, the top point earner wins $500 in Free Slot Play.
$5,000 Cash Grand Prize awarded to the overall top point earner at the end of the promotional period. $2,000 Bonus Drawing July 1. The overall Top 100 point earners will automatically be entered into a drawing to win $2,000 Free Slot Play. Must be present to win.
Binion’s Gambling Hall: Announced the opening of Whiskey Licker Bar, a brand new outdoor bar located at the corner of the property next to the concert stage that sits at First and Fremont Streets. Whiskey Licker is the first outdoor bar on Fremont Street with a patio and was designed so guests could enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fremont Street Experience from a prime viewing location. The Whiskey Licker patio is surrounded by wrought iron railing with a convenient cocktail ledge that serves as a drink rest. The patio has 24 seats including custom designed swivel chairs as well as high-top tables. The full service bar offers a variety of featured drinks including the signature, “Whiskey Licker,” that is mixed with one ounce Jack Daniel’s Honey, one ounce Sprite and two ounces of sour mix. Patrons can see a list of all of the featured cocktails on one of two state-of-the-art LED menu screens positioned at either end of the bar. For guests who take full advantage of the 24 hour nature of Las Vegas, Whiskey Licker will open early and serve a full complement of coffee favorites from espresso and frappucino to traditional brews and herbal tea. For those wanting a little kick in their coffee, a variety of “Lickers” may be added. The coffee “Lickers” include old standards like Kahlua and Bailey’s as well as flavored vodkas, tequila and whiskey. The hours of operation will vary seasonally. Currently, Whiskey Licker is open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Bellagio: Spring has sprung at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, now open to the public through May 13. This year’s show debuts the enchanting musical sounds of the harp and violin, a rotating windmill and a floral exhibition showcasing tulips, azaleas, hibiscus and lilies. A carousel, waterfall and ceiling-hung hand-painted parasols invite the spirit of spring with open arms. For the first time during the Conservatory’s spring display, guests can enjoy live musical performances 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily, from the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden. The sounds of the harp and violin transport guests to a serene village through compositions and arrangements inspired by European musical masters like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Chopin. Steps away and making its debut at Bellagio, a 26-foot-tall windmill, weighing approximately 9,000 pounds, lures visitors into a captivating garden surrounded by magnolia, weeping willow, bottle and plum trees. A stunning mother swan and her cygnets, made of 5,000 feathers and simulated fur, frolic in the cool water beneath a 24-foot-long stone bridge. Near the entrance to the Conservatory, a colorful 11-foot-tall carousel, weighing 5,600 pounds, is accented with shades of emerald, plum, ginger and ruby and surrounded by large daffodils. Bumble bees made of preserved sunflowers and mums buzz about the daffodils while four custom-painted sets of over-sized traditional Dutch clogs complete the springtime ambiance. The spring exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.
Fitzgeralds/D Las Vegas Casino Hotel: Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel in downtown Las Vegas is undergoing a dramatic transformation to become the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel (www.theD.com), scheduled for completion in fall 2012. The new name is accompanied by extensive renovations that will deliver the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. Upon completion, the D will introduce daily live entertainment, one of Vegas’ only two-level casinos; 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites; and two high-energy bars – the LONGBAR and the D Bar – situated in the casino and on the Fremont Street Experience, respectively. From Fremont Street, guests can be whisked up to the D’s second-floor casino by a new escalator in front of the property. Once inside, guests will enjoy a completely new gaming experience. The first-floor modern casino will deliver the latest in slots and tables games manned by the D’s playful dancing dealers. The second floor will invite guests to step back in time to enjoy vintage slots and an original Vegas vibe. Once renovations are complete, a new state-of-the-art sound system will keep the music pumping and the party rockin’. The property will remain open throughout construction and reveal elements of its new brand over the coming months.
Caesars Entertainment: Recently launched “Escape to Total Rewards,” the largest promotion in company history. The promotion is designed to draw awareness to Total Rewards new dimensions encompassing not only gamers, but rewarding entertainment-seekers, travelers, vacationers, shoppers and even rewards for meetings and events. Through May 31, “Escape to Total Rewards” Total Rewards members have chances to win more than 90,000 prizes through the game that can be accessed at www.TotalRewards.com/Escape. In addition to a vast array of experiences and millions in prizes that will be awarded at Total Rewards resorts nationwide, one lucky winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expense paid trip to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The winner and seven guests will be treated VIP style aboard a personal charter jet.
Venetian: Blue Man Group offers current students a special rate of $49.75 on all day-of-show ticket purchases, a savings of more than 60 percent. Individuals must present a valid student ID and mention the code “StuRush” at The Venetian or Palazzo box office. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion or package and is not available on previously purchased tickets. Limit one per person. For more information regarding Blue Man Group’s day-of-show student ticket rates or other packages, call 1.800.blueman or 702.414.9001.
MGM Grand: SPI Entertainment announces the world premiere of “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage,” starring the legendary Mike Tyson. The electric one-man show will have a limited run with nightly performances at 8 pm April 13 – 18 at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage” is the no-holds-barred life story of the iconic boxer as it has never been told before. Tyson will thrill audiences with untold stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, Tyson, in an intimate and theatrical setting, will share the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring. Tickets start at $99.99 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased at any MGM Grand box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Special VIP packages are $499.99 and include a meet-and-greet and photo with Tyson and commemorative merchandise. For more information, visit www.MGMGrand.com.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Invites revelers from across the nation to celebrate the upcoming Spring Break season with the all-inclusive Breakin’ Vegas package, available through April 20. To coincide with one of the most raucous times of the year, guests may indulge their senses at Hard Rock Hotel, the off-strip property synonymous for party rocking. With packages starting at $199, guests may indulge in a hotel stay in the property’s Casino or Paradise Tower, open bar wristbands at casino and pool bars as well as access to the pool and Vanity Nightclub. Guests may enjoy music to their ears as they partake in a variety of sounds across property, such as Pauly D and Felix Da Housecat inside Vanity Nightclub. The Breakin’ Vegas package:
Hotel room stay for up to four adults
All-you-can-drink wristbands for casino and pool bars, to include domestic beers and well drinks
Complimentary access to pool and Vanity Nightclub
Sunday through Thursday stays start at $199 per night and Friday and Saturday stays start at $259 per night
The Breakin’ Vegas package is valid for guests 21 years of age and older, while supplies last. Stay dates from March 15 through 17 are excluded. To book, guests may call 800-343-4346 and mention code HBREAKN.
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino: Will host its Fourth Annual Spring Wine & Jazz Fest April 13-15. This three day wine and jazz festival brings together consumers, winemakers and winery owners with poolside receptions, wine tastings, barrel and bottle samplings, cuisine pairings and a live wine auction. The fun-filled signature events will feature more than 250 wines from across the west coast. Regularly priced at $235, guests who book in advance can lock in the discounted ticket price of $199* for all three events. Each event can also be purchased separately for full price the day of the event. The festival kicks off its signature events Friday, April 13, with a poolside champagne and wine reception from 8-10 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with winemakers, owners and fellow wine enthusiasts while listening to smooth jazz at the property’s award-winning pool and shark aquarium, The Tank. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $35. The Grand Tasting starts Saturday, April 14, where enthusiasts can sample over 200 wine selections from 60 of California, Oregon and Washington’s most prestigious wineries. The event will be held in The Grand events center from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and feature library selections, current vintage releases, live jazz and exquisite food from our award winning chefs. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $100. Rounding out the third day of signature events, Sunday, April 15, is the Champagne and Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the property’s event center, The Grand. Guests will enjoy live jazz while exquisite brunch offerings are paired with sparkling wines from Domaine Chandon and Domaine Carneros. Brunch will be followed by a live auction featuring wine lots, large format collector’s bottles and more. Tickets to the brunch and auction can be purchased individually for $100. Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling 1-866-946-5336 or online at http://www.goldennugget.com/LasVegas/springwinefest.asp
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.
Western Casino (Downtown LV): Now closed, but accepting the 2012 American Casino Guide Book $5 Matchplay coupons at either the Las Vegas Club or the Plaza.
Flamingo Las Vegas: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo Las Vegas welcomes all active United States military members with a valid military ID to come see his show for FREE throughout 2012. Military members will each receive one FREE ticket to see “The new Mr. Vegas” in return for the support and dedication they have given the country. Ask at the box office.
Gold Coast: FREE $5,000 Video Poker Tournament every Friday. Earn 300 points after 3 a.m. on Friday to play between 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Tournament Alley.
2012 American Casino Guide: The new edition of the American Casino Guide is now 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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