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South Point: From May 1–31, players have the opportunity to win a 2013 Finlay Camaro 2LS. Earn one electronic entry into the “$800,000 Need for Speed Camaro A Day Giveaway” drawing for every base point earned on slots or video poker. As a bonus, if the Camaro winner is present during the drawing, South Point will pay the sales tax, vehicle registration and dealer fees plus $2,000 in gasoline. Should the winner forgo the Camaro, South Point will present them with an $18,000 cash prize in lieu of the Findlay Camaro, plus the $2,000 gasoline bonus.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur: May Shopping Card Giveaway – May 1–12. For every 2,500 base slot points earned during the promotional period guest receives a shopping card valued at $25.  No cap on how many gift cards can be earned. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points! The ace | PLAY card must be inserted into machine at or after 12:01am on Wednesday May 1 to begin earning base slot points. Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 pm on Friday, May 17 and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the cage for a gift card(s). Base points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.

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Golden Nugget: Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Saturday, May 4 – 9 AM–4 PM in The Grand Ballroom.
—Big screen TV’s
—Food and refreshments including full bar
—Table games
—Betting stations
—Mint Julep specials

Ellis Island: $55,000 Giveaway. Swipe everyday in May. Win your share of cash, free play, gifts and more. Swipe at any Passport Central Kiosk daily in May. Get an extra swipe for 100 base points earned.

D Las Vegas: In honor of the Kentucky Derby, the D will hold its own form of Derby: its first-ever Sigma Derby Tournament, May 3 – May 4, inviting die-hard fans of the classic, coin-operated horseracing game to gather around the mechanical track as they compete for the chance at a $10,000 prize pool. With a $50 buy-in, players will receive forty quarters to wager over ten races during which they bet on their chosen steeds. Registration will be held at Vue Bar on Thursday, May 2 from 4-8 p.m. Tournament play begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3 and ends on Saturday, May 4 with a nail-biting final round as the tiny horses round the corner to the finish line. All winnings are payable in free play.
1st Place: $2,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $300
5th Place: $200
6th Place: $100
7th Place: $100
8th Place: $100
9th Place: $100
10th Place: $100
Gold Coast: $5,000 Hot Seat Fridays in May. 4 pm-9 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.

Orleans: FREE gifts on Mondays in May. Earn 300 points, swipe your B connected Card at any kiosk to receive a voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club to receive the designated free gift per the following schedule:
Monday, 5/6 –   Stainless Steel Martini Shaker
Sunday, 5/12  – Fergie Perfume Heart Locket
Monday, 5/20 – Stainless Steel Ice Bucket
Monday, 5/27  – Stainless Steel Wine Chiller

El Cortez: Throughout May, 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 their choice of a free gift card from Walgreens, Smith’s, Walmart, Shell or Chevron. 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..

Ongoing April/May 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 12/31/13. Just click on the blue “Alamo Discount Coupons” link for details.

FREE National Car Rental Discount CouponsThe 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 12/31/13. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Las Vegas Club: All of their hotel rooms have been shut down as of April 28. The casino remains open.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.)

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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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 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.

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.

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