This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.

Rss Feed Just a reminder that the Vegas Values report is also available as a RSS feed. Simply copy the following URL – and paste it into your RSS reader or you can also: Subscribe to Vegas Values by Email Vegas Values by email

Here’s what we found this week…

May Video Podcast Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford Interview Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling expert and mathematician Michael Shackleford who is also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” Topics covered include: what’s your best advice for slot machine players? Blackjack players? Video Poker players? Players who know nothing about casino gambling? What is the dumbest thing casino players do? How does multi-play video poker affect a player’s bankroll? The worst bet you’ve ever seen in a casino? Plus, much more. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

M Resort: Cinco de Mayo celebration at M Pavilion presented in partnership with CBS Radio. Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 7 pm. Authentic entertainment by Mexico Vivo Dance Company and Toto Zara, Food Truck Court including South of the Border favorites and other dining specialties, gaming pit, late-night party featuring performance by Zowie Bowie. Tickets are $10 each (plus taxes and fees) through May 4, tickets are $15 (plus taxes and fees) on May 5. Tickets can be purchased at the M Resort Player Services.

Hard Rock Casino and Hotel: Diamond Giveaway Drawing Promotion May 1– 13.
Receive one (1) virtual drawing ticket for 100 points earned.
Drawing will be held Sunday, May 13 at 7pm in front of the Backstage Pass Rewards Club.
Win up to a $7,500 gift card to Rocks the Jewelers.

Silver Nugget: BBQ Grill Drawings May 26 (8 pm & 10 pm.) Qualify and earn drawing tickets with every $5 BJ and $5 winning craps prop bet or Royal Match.

Jerry’s Nugget: Get up to 60,000 FREE points ($100 cash value) during the More Card Points Giveaway on Mexican Mother’s Day (May 10) and every Thursday in May. Participate by earning 299 base points from 4 am to 11:55 pm on slots, video poker and video keno. Scratch and win to reveal a point prize ranging from 3,000 FREE points ($5 value) and up.

Coast Casinos (Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast): FREE Kentucky Derby t-shirt on May 5 with a $20 race day wager.

Win Free Las Vegas Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has started a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. For the week of May 1-7 the prizes are a pair of free buffet vouchers for the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and a pair of free admission tickets to the Titanic exhibit at Luxor Las Vegas. For more details, or to enter the contest, go to: WIN FREE CASINO PRIZES Be sure to check that page each week to see what new prizes are being offered.

Tropicana: Win Cards are available. Pay $10 for $15 in matchplay chips for table games including a set of instructions to help you play.  (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Sam’s Town: Earn 5 points after becoming a new member and play the “Money Madness” scratch card game. Every card wins an instant prize. Must provide e-mail address to participate.

Cannery: Steak House Sundays – (Every Sunday in May.)
•   Earn 1,000 same day Base Points on Sundays in May.
•   Receive $40 voucher valid any Sunday at Waverly’s.
•   Voucher expires 30 days from issuance.

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

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!

Silverton: $25,000 Blingo Bingo Spring Spectacular Monday, May 14. Includes: $5,000 Coverall, $1,000 Games and $500 Warm-up Games. $50 buy-in gives each player receives one 6-on pack and a $10 dining credit. $10 each extra 6-on pack. Maximum purchase 20 packs. Electronic units are available with a 3 pack minimum. Doors open at 10 am. Warm-up Games 12 noon. Spring Spectacular Games begin at 1 pm. Purchase your tickets in advance during any bingo session inside Veil Pavilion. No refunds after May 1, 2012. No discounts or redemptions at this special event. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Gold Coast: $5,000 Hot Seat Sunday, April 29. $1,000 in cash prizes every hour. Slot and video poker players with B Connected card inserted in machine while playing are eligible to win.

LVH: Donate blood or platelets during April at any of the four local United Blood Services locations and receive a voucher for two FREE admissions for Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show. Showtimes are 6:45 pm & 8:30 pm. on Tuesdays only. Voucher will expire 07/31/12. Schedule your appointment by calling 702-233-9620.

Hard Rock: Swim up blackjack is now open for the summer. Drift on over to the Poolside Palapa at Nirvana and play some blackjack at the water’s edge. Additional blackjack games are offered under the Palapa Hut and adjacent to the Nirvana Bar & Grill where you can also enjoy the fast action and excitement of craps.

Circus Circus: The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas is gearing up for its inaugural GradBlast 2012 event on Thursday, May 24. High School students from Southern Nevada, Southern Utah and California’s High Desert region are now invited to purchase their tickets directly from The Adventuredome. GradBlast, a Las Vegas-style graduation party, will feature unlimited thrill rides, four unique dance floors and prize giveaways including popular electronics, show tickets and a chance to win a new 2012 Chevy Camaro. The Pre-Blast begins at 7 p.m. and the main event kicks off at 9 p.m. on May 24. Re-entry to the party is not permitted. Tickets are priced at $49.95 and are available for purchase until May 8 by calling The Adventuredome at 1-702- 691-5861 or visiting

Gold Spike Hotel & Casino: When you book direct at Gold Spike (downtown Las Vegas) for the entire month of April, guests that check-in will receive a scratch card with the chance of winning up to $10,000.  Winnings are based on how many gold pots revealed on the scratch card and prizes range anywhere from a FREE draft beer, to a one night FREE future stay, to the grand prize of $10,000. Call 1-866-600-8600.

Silverton: Progressive Power Slot Tournament every Tuesday from noon – 6 pm. Silverton Rewards Club members receive one FREE entry from noon – 4 p.m. Earn additional entries for every 100 points earned by 5:30 p.m. (Two additional entries maximum). The top 40 players will be qualified for prizes. Finish in 1st place with 30,000+ points and win the Progressive Jackpot. The jackpot increases by $100 each week there is no winner and can go up to $2,500.  Players must place first overall with an individual round score of 30,000+ points and earn 1,000 base points between 6 am and 6:30 pm on a tournament day. The Progressive Power Jackpot resets to $600 after it is won. There are 40 winners each week and over $2,500 in weekly prizes.

California Hotel and Casino: Hosts the 15th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 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. A special concert will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Ohana/Maile Room at the Cal, featuring Hawaiian recording artists Gary Haleamau and Kawili, Na Palapalai, and Kupaoa. This concert is a paid event, and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the California Hotel’s B Connected desk, or by calling 702-388-2705. On Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., the annual “Island Fever Block Party,” will be held, featuring local bands and non-stop entertainment — including, direct from Hawaii, Na Hokupa. This is a FREE event.

El Cortez: Have an IRS tax refund check you’re ready to cash? Get a 5% free slot bonus for it.  Cash your IRS check (or any government issued check) at the El Cortez main cage and you’ll receive an extra 5% (up to $50) in free slot play money. The offer generally runs year round. 

LVH: “Cool by the Pool” is back at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.) Guests and non-hotel guests, locals included, are invited to enjoy poolside happy hour and daily entertainment from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials, $2 shrimp cocktails and food specials, and FREE live entertainment. Admission is FREE and there are daily drawings for prizes at 7 p.m. nightly too. “Cool by the Pool” is located on the 3rd Floor Pool Deck and everyone is welcome.

Silverton: April Mermaid Lounge Drink Special: Enjoy $10 all-you-can-drink Black and Tans. Guests can pour their own pints of Guinness and Smithwicks on Silverton’s Tap Table from 10 p.m. to close inside the Mermaid Lounge.

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.

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 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.

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.

Silver Nugget/Opera House/Lucky Club: April $9.99 Ribeye Steak and Lobster special all month long at all three casinos.

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

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.

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  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.

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 American Casino Guide is available for sale. To see a list of the 198 casino coupons that are in the book, go to – 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:

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:

See a list of ongoing casino promotions! Las Vegas casino promotions


Reply comment


American Casino Guide