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Hooters Casino Hotel: New member sign-up promotion replacing the previous scratch card promotion. Through December 31, 2013, new members signing up can receive up to $500 in free slot play. Receive $10 in free slot play for every 250 points earned up to a maximum of $500 with up to 48 hours to earn and redeem. Visit the Owl Rewards Club for complete details.

Las Vegas Club: Shutting down all of their hotel rooms as of April 28. The casino will remain open.

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Monte Carlo: Whiskey fans and aficionados can enjoy Whisk(e)y Wednesdays at Andre’s. The popular event returns and will take place weekly. Whisk(e)y Wednesdays showcases different flights, pours and whiskeys from week to week. The event takes place inside Andre’s Cigar Lounge, located on the restaurant’s second floor. The warm and intimate lounge is Las Vegas’ only cigar lounge to be connected to a Strip resort. Comfortably seating up to 35 guests, in addition to housing Andre’s world-renowned cognac and Armagnac collection, the lounge also features 30 different types of cigars. Cost: $25 per person (A $20 savings from the regular price of $45 per flight.) Every Wednesday 5:30-close.

Venetian: Lagasse’s Stadium Draft Party Scouting Report: This draft party is a blue chip, can’t-miss pick for the April 25 pro football draft. It’s loaded with fanfare – awesome prize giveaways, food and drink specials, a live broadcast with 96.3 KKLZ Morning Show host Mike O’Brian and the Bud Light Calendar Girls will be on hand to sign FREE calendars.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Will celebrate a major milestone on April 25, commemorating 25 years as a favorite place for locals and visitors to play, eat, stay and be entertained. The public is invited to share in the celebration between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. when FREE cake, coffee and champagne will be served in the hotel lobby. Arizona Charlie’s Decatur will be offering the following specials on Thursday, April 25, 2013:
•   $25 Prime Rib dinner at Ron’s Steakhouse includes soup or salad, Au Gratin potatoes, Ron’s breadbasket with flavored butters, glass of wine or Budweiser and Crème Brulee for dessert.  (with ace | PLAY card)
•   $5 Lunch or Dinner buffet for all ace | PLAY members
•   25 cent slice of fruit or cream pie with purchase of any entree at Sourdough Cafe (11am – midnight)
•   $1 draft Budweiser at all casino bars.
• Hat and Jacket Giveaway – Earn 500 points and receive a logo hat, earn an additional 3,500 points and receive a logo denim jacket.
• New ace|PLAY sign-ups will receive a special 25th Anniversary commemorative card.  
• A limited number of $5 anniversary chips will be available.

Gold Coast:  $5,000 Hot Seat Sunday, April 28 from 2 pm-7 pm. $1,000 in cash prizes, 10 winners receive $100 every hour. Slot and video poker players with B Connected card inserted in machine are eligible.

California Hotel and Casino:  Hosting the 16th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The annual Polynesian festival brings together musicians, dancers, artists, craftsmen and food and beverage vendors to showcase the very best of Hawaii. Entry to the two- day event is FREE. Throughout the festivities, a continual flow of Hawaiian and Polynesian musicians and dancers will entertain attendees. Special demonstrations and activities will highlight Hawaiian culture, and a number of vendors will be on hand to display and sell arts and crafts. Traditional Hawaiian dishes and delicacies will be available for purchase including kalua pig, lau lau, poi, beef teriyaki sticks and hot malasadas. The 11th annual Tahiti Taurua Nui I Las Vegas Dance Competition will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. To watch the competition, tickets are $20. A special concert will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Ohana/Maile Room at the Cal, featuring Hawaiian recording artists Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau, Na Hoa and Mark Yamanaka. This concert is a paid event, and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Further event information is available at, or by calling 702-385-1222 or 800-634-6505.

 Riviera: 58th Anniversary $.58 PBR, through April 30. 10oz Pabst Blue Ribbon draft beer, just 58 cents at the Le Bistro Bar.

Ongoing April Promotions

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April Video Podcast  The Five Most Misplayed Hands in Blackjack with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin  American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed blackjack expert, Henry Tamburin, to get details on the five most misplayed hands. Some of the topics covered include: a pair of 9’s against a 9 or 10, 16 against a 10; 12 against a 3, soft 18 against a 9 or 10; and a pair of 8’s against a 10. Henry analyzes each hand and explains what the proper decision is for each situation.To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 80 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Hard Rock: Giveaways every Thursday in April. Backstage Pass Members who earn 250 Slot Points or 500 Table Points can redeem for a gift. Gifts vary each week.  Most are logo items: shot glasses, flasks, etc. Backstage Pass Members may earn up to a maximum of four (4) redemptions per product item every Thursday during promotional period. See Backstage Pass Rewards Club for complete details.

Hooter’s Casino Hotel: Gift of the month.  Earn 100 points on Tuesday, April 23 and get a FREE 4 pack of 21-ounce beer mugs.

Venetian and Palazzo: Win pull tabs throughout the month of April. Grazie players who earn 1,000 points in a day can receive a pull tab with prizes including a possible $1,000 cash prize. All tabs are winners of various prizes available.  You can earn up to 5 tabs per day.

Station or Fiesta Casinos: Get two FREE buffets when you cash your IRS refund check at any Station or Fiesta Casino.  (A value of up to about $30 depending on which casino buffet you select.)  The offer is valid through May 31.  

El Cortez: Throughout April, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play and a bottle of Mondavi Chardonnay or Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Harrah’s Las Vegas: Defending the Caveman, a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, is offering a special 2-for-1 deal valid through the month of April.  Tickets are available at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office, by phone at (702) 369-5111 or by visiting

Caesars Entertainment: All Stage Pass has changed. There are now approximately only 10 shows available plus the Auto Collection (at The Quad) for a 48-hour pass to see as many of the shows as you can or want to see priced at $99 (plus tax and fees) for Total Rewards members. Some of the shows include: Taylor Hicks, Jubilee!, Mac King, and Defending the Caveman.

Fremont: Earn 500 points in a single day and receive a nice FREE small leather tote bag. Limited to one per person per day through April 30.

Silverton Casino Hotel: Offering guests a special rate on hotel rooms during the summer months. For only $37 Sunday through Thursday and $57 on Friday and Saturday, guests can receive this special deal by providing the promo code SIZSU13 when booking a room toll free at 800-722-4608 or online at This special offer is based upon availability and subject to change. By providing the special promo code, guests can enjoy this rate and all the amenities the Silverton Casino Hotel offers through August 29, 2013. Reservations must be made in advance to receive this offer. Limit three rooms per booking. Resort fees not included. Blackout dates are May 24 – May 27 and June 21 – June 23.  

Golden Nugget: Offering guests a chance to win a Napa Wine Country experience, now through May 1, 2013. The giveaway is part of the casinos’ ongoing promotion, A Getaway to Remember Monthly Trip Giveaway.  One lucky winner will jet set with three friends to Napa Wine Country in California and enjoy VIP wine tours and tastings at Girard, Cosentino and Kunde Vineyards, airfare credit*, hotel accommodations for two nights and dinner for four. Allowing flexibility for winners to plan their spectacular getaway, the Napa trip can be utilized June 1 through December 15, 2013. Golden Nugget 24 Karat Club members can earn tickets by playing slots, tables, keno, poker or wagering in the Race & Sports Book every Monday through Wednesday in April. The grand prize drawing will take place on May 1 at 9PM and the winner must be present to win. Tickets must be in the drum by no later than 8:45 PM that evening. Visit the 24 Karat Booth inside the hotel or call 800.777.5687 for more details. For more information on the Napa Wine Country trip visit:  *Roundtrip airfare total is $1,600 max.

Hard Rock: Play & Dine every Tuesday & Wednesday in April. Earn 300 base points for your choice of breakfast or lunch or earn 600 points for dinner. Backstage Pass members may earn up to two (2) meals per gaming day. Meals are limited to specific menu items at specific restaurants inside the Hard Rock Casino. See Backstage Pass Rewards Club for complete details.

Stratosphere: April 1 – May 31. Get your entry to win a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise when you sign up for your new ace | PLAY card plus chances to win daily drawings for Stratosphere rooms, food and free slot play. New sign-ups also receive 25% off the buffet on first day. Earn 200 points within first 24 hours for a FREE buffet. See details at the club booth.

South Point Casino: Club players age 50 and older have the opportunity to participate in South Point’s slot tournament every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout April. Club members will receive a FREE tournament entry when they swipe their Club Card at any of South Point’s Club kiosks. Participants may earn additional entries into the slot tournament for every 250 points earned while playing South Point Casino slots, video poker or video reel machines.  South Point’s slot tournament will give away $5,200 in cash prizes each week including a $1,500 cash prize to the first place winner.

LVH: Benihana Hibachi Shrimp and Chicken for Two Only $37. Share two hibachi shrimp and chicken entrées, served with Benihana onion soup, Benihana salad, hibachi shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, mushrooms, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice and Japanese hot green tea. Available through April 30. The Chef’s Table birthday certificate is not applicable to the monthly Chef’s Special.

Gold Coast: Kiosk Madness on Thursday, April 25. Earn 10 base points to swipe at a kiosk for chance of up to $1,000. All prizes paid in points.

Casino Montelago: Every Wednesday in April earn 500 base points and receive one FREE entrée in Harry’s Americano Restaurant.

Westin Casuarina: April CASHuarina “Money Tree” Hot Seats – Fridays 7-11 pm and Saturdays 1-11 pm, slot and table games players using their Casuarina Club cards will be selected at random every 20 minutes to pick a Cash Leaf from the Mobile Money Tree. Cash prizes range from $400 to $50 or winners can choose 50% more in Free Play. (Slot players must earn 10 points each day to be eligible for drawings. Table game players must present their Club cards at the pit.)

Orleans: FREE gifts on Mondays in April. Earn 300 points, swipe your B connected card at any kiosk to receive a voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club promotion area to receive the free gift: Monday, 4/29 – Headphones

Ellis Island: Celebrating their 45th Anniversary with a “Scratch & Match Giveaway.”  Every Thursday in April everyone is a winner of a guaranteed prize including possible cash prizes. Earn 450 base points on Thursdays and get one FREE scratch card. Limit 4 per day per player.  

Station Casinos/Fiestas: FREE Gift Days every Saturday in April.
—April 27th UFC T-Shirt
Free to invited guests. Non invited guest may earn 500 points for Polo Shirt, Duffle Bag and Coin Bank and may earn 1000 points for the Official UFC shirt. Hours: 10am – 8pm. Early pick up starts at 9am for Chairman and President Card Holders.

Cosmopolitan: Identity Members have a chance to win up to $1 million with “Unlock & Win.” Taking place now through June 9. Unlock & Win is a unique new game that gives Identity Members the opportunity to unlock up to five keys for a chance to win everything from cocktails, concert tickets, Wicked Spoon dining experiences and complimentary stays at the resort, to the grand prize of $1 million. The best part is that everyone that plays wins a prize every time. The Unlock & Win game is played on one of three 46” monitors on the casino floor.  To play, Identity Members select up to five keyhole icons from a group of nine.  The level of the prize is based on how many win icons are unveiled.  If five wins are unveiled, the player will receive $1 million.  New Identity Members receive one complimentary game play with sign up, and all Identity Members can earn more chances to win by gaming on slots and video poker. Members receive one game play for the first 100 Identity Points earned on select slots and video poker with additional game plays for every 400 Identity Points earned.

Silverton: Every Tuesday & Wednesday in April Silverton Rewards Club members will receive “2 for 1” access to Seasons Buffet. Offer is good for player plus one guest. Single diners will receive 50% off their meal. The offer is not valid with any other dining coupons.

Jerry’s Nugget: Reserve a spot for the $9,848 Big Bingo Game to be held Thursday, April 25. Buy-in is only $25 per person and includes one six-on pack. The 18-game session includes $300 payouts in games 1-12, 14 and 15, leading to three coveralls with “thousand” dollar payouts. First Chance Coverall is $3,000; Second and Third Chance Coverall payouts are $1,199 each. Doors open 5:30pm on the day of the Big Game, games start at 7pm. Additional packs can be purchased on the day of the event and include Electronic Game Specials – Buy a 10-pack for $65, 15-pack for $90, or a 20-pack for $125. Extra 6-on packs are $10 each, max 20 packs per person.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Culinary Dropout, the rebel child of Fox Restaurant Concepts, has launched a jammin’ prix fixe menu available before all shows at The Joint, the state-of-the-art concert venue inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Beginning at 5 p.m. on concert nights, the edgy gastropub will offer a $25 two-course menu for attendees to savor before heading to The Joint. Culinary Dropout is open seven days a week: Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to close, Friday from 11 close, Saturday from 10 a.m. to close and Sunday from 10 a.m. to close. For reservations, call (702) 522-8100. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Stratosphere: New sign-ups receive 25% off the buffet on first day. Earn 200 points within first 24 hours for a FREE buffet. Earn 900 points within first 24 hours and receive 2 FREE tickets to Frankie Moreno or PIN UP show. Visit the club booth for details. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Railroad Pass: Thursday Prize Wheel on April 25. All club members with their Player’s Junction card inserted while playing on slot machines will earn points at three times the normal rate plus members may each receive one FREE spin each Thursday in March & April on the “prize wheel” to win a chance at cash and prizes. The wheel will be reset to the highest prize spot before each eligible spin. The wheel must spin around at least once complete rotation to be considered a valid spin. Members will win the prize that the wheel stops on. Members will be required to sign a winner’s form to verify receipt of their prize. Comp Credit prizes may take up to 72 hours to be added to the winner’s account.

Ellis Island: The great $7.99 steak special has gone up a buck to $8.99—sort of.  After players play $1 or more with their players club card at any machine, they can print a $1 off voucher at any Passport Central kiosk.  They must present the voucher to the server before ordering. It’s available daily and is good for the BBQ and Cafe. Steak and daily specials included, except the taxi steak and egg special. One per person.

El Cortez: $5 Burger & Beer with chips served in Café Cortez, available 24/7.  Great deal!  (Ongoing promotion until further notice.).

Westin Casuarina: New Member Program. Sign up for the club. Get $10 in FREE slot play. Earn 100 points same day, get a stainless steel Casuarina Casino water bottle with a secret compartment for stashing valuables. (New ongoing promotion. Replaces all former sign-up promotions.) 

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FREE Slot Play in Las Vegas: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25 at the Palms casino in Las Vegas. 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.

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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.

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