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Riviera: Spelling Bee Scratcher Promotion August 1 – September 30 (or until scratch cards run out.) Scratch cards will be earned in the following ways:
—Every 100 slot points earned
—Suited blackjack ($5 minimum bet)
—Winning hard way bet in craps ($5 minimum bet)
—Winning straight number bet in roulette
—New Club Riviera sign-up
—Purchase of a show ticket at box office
—Room upgrade purchase at check-in

Each scratch card will either contain a collect and win letter or an instant win prize. Players will win $50 for collecting cards to spell “R-I-V.” Players will win $500 for collecting cards to spell “R-I-V-I-E-R-A.”  Available scratch card prizes include: “R”, “I”, “V”, “E”, “A”, $5 Free Slot Play, $10 Free Slot Play, $25 Free Slot Play, $100 Free Slot Play, 500 Bonus Points, 1,000 Bonus Points, 1 Free Breakfast Buffet, 1 Free Lunch Buffet, 1 Free Dinner Buffet, Buy 1 Entrée at Queen Victoria Pub, Get 2nd Entrée of equal or lesser value free, Free appetizer at Banana Leaf with Entrée Purchase, 2 Free Comedy Club tickets, $5 BJ Match Play, One Free Scratcher.  Any ticket can be deposited into drawing drum for weekly 2nd chance drawing to win an iPad. There will be one 2nd chance drawing winner per week during promotion period. All 2nd chance prize winners will be notified by e-mail. Second chance drawing will take place once each week during the promotion period on Saturday night at 8:00PM at Club Riviera. Second chance drawing winners need not be present to win. All scratch cards not displaying a letter will reveal an instant win prize. See complete details at club booth.

Station Casinos: $2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest. A “no risk” football season promotion allowing anyone who does not win any weekly or end of season prizes to receive their entry fee back. A $25 entry fee registers players to compete for their share of $2 million in total cash and prizes including the opportunity to win one of two Dunhill Homes, or one of 17 new Chevrolet Camaros or Silverado trucks. Over the 17-week NFL season, Great Giveaway will award a total of $30,000 in prizes each week to players with the most wins or loses.  The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win a new Dunhill home valued at $225,000 or $100,000 cash. The popular “Fiddle in the Middle” returns with total cash prize winnings of $200,000 for selecting the equal number of wins and losses for the entire season. There is a $25 fee per entry with no more than two paid entries per person allowed. Those who purchase two entries will receive a bonus third entry for free. Contestants may also use Boarding Pass, Amigo Points, Wild Card or Jackie’s Club Cortez points for payment or partial payment of entries. Contestants will also receive their entry fee back in free slot play if they do not win any weekly or end of season prizes.  Eligibility is based on paid entries only. Contestants must play all 17 weeks of the contest on all of their entries. Contestants may submit weekly picks beginning August 22 at 10 a.m. for the $2 Million Great Giveaway with their Boarding Pass, Amigo Card, Wild Card or Jackie’s Club Cortez card at any of the 16 Station Casinos’ sports book locations or at the El Cortez. For added convenience, easy-to-use computer kiosks at each location allow contestants to register their weekly picks 24-hours a day. Weekly standings may be checked online at  End of season results will be announced on January 9, 2012.

Luxor: Las Vegas show-goers can purchase tickets to FANTASY at Luxor Hotel and Casino, and catch an additional show at Luxor or Excalibur Hotel & Casino for only $75. This popular offer features shows including CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve by Cirque du Soleil, Carrot Top, Menopause the Musical, Thunder From Down Under, Tournament of Kings and The Australian Bee Gees Show. With Luxor and Excalibur featuring the best in Las Vegas entertainment, the variety of shows offers something for everyone. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor and Excalibur box offices. For more information on the FANTASY two for $75 offer, visit or call (702) 262-4400. Some limitations apply. FANTASY performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor. Tickets start at $39, plus taxes and handling fees.  Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor box office, online at or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400.

Eastside Cannery: Canniversary Polo Shirt Play Giveaway. Play 15 hours of live poker during the month of August and receive a FREE Logo Polo shirt.

Flamingo Las Vegas: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo is partnering with P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (4165 South Paradise Road) to offer tickets to his show to anyone who eats at the restaurant on Wednesdays in August during the dinner hours and orders an entrée. Tickets are limited one per person and they are available for the show only on the night they are redeemed from the restaurant. Additional tickets are available by visiting the Flamingo Box Office, by calling (702) 733-3333 or online at   

Binion’s Gambling Hall
: On Monday, August 15, Binion’s will celebrate its 60th Anniversary offering  guests a Nathan’s hot dog for sixty cents and a Miller Lite draft beer for sixty cents for six hours between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. inside Benny’s Bullpen Sports Bar and Cigar Lounge.  If a customer brings a picture of himself/herself with the original Binion’s $1 Million Display, the hot dog and the beer are FREE.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: Celebrates National Roller Coaster Day on Tuesday, August 16 by offering FREE rides on The Desperado roller coaster.  Amusement ride enthusiasts are invited for a day of heart-racing action from the time the coaster begins operation at 12:15 pm to the last ride at 7:45 pm. This offer is exclusive to The Desperado roller coaster on August 16 and is open to all visitors. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts attractions and specials call 702.679.RIDE or visit the website.

Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino wants to thank its guests for an incredible two and a half years on the Las Vegas Strip with a special extension of its popular 2-2-2 package. Starting at only $200, guests can enjoy a two-night stay at the resort and two show tickets beginning Aug. 31 through Dec. 20. This offer is available for purchase with code “PDisney” by calling 877-632-7000. Blackout dates are Nov. 23 – 26. THE LION KING Las Vegas will play its final show Dec. 30.

American Casino Guide August Contest – Win dinner for two at the Lucky Club in N. Las Vegas, plus two tickets to the X-Burlesque show at the Flamingo – We have five certificates for a FREE dinner for two at the Lucky Club Casino which is a locals casino in North Las Vegas that offers great value to its guests Additionally, each winner will receive two tickets to the X-Burlesque show at the Flamingo. For more details on the the show that CNBC called “the hottest show on the Strip” go to To win one of our five prize packages all you have to do is write a casino review during August 2011. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews 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 see a list of all U.S. casinos in each state, go to You don’t have to register to write a review, but it’s important that you always post your review under each individual casino’s listing and using the same reviewer’s 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 September in the discussion forum. Good luck!

Ongoing August 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 12/31/11. 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 12/31/11. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Lucky Club: 4 of a Kind Cash Bonus (Monday – Thursday.) Any natural 4 of a Kinds (5-10’s playing nickels max bet and up) will be given a cash bonus
—Nickels and Dimes – $4
—Quarters & 50¢ – $10
—Dollar – $25
5x Points on Mondays in August too.

Las Vegas Hilton: Cash Caper through September 30, Friday through Wednesday at 6 PM, 6:30 PM, 9 PM & 9:30 PM. One random winner will be selected at each drawing. Get caught playing (with your card inserted) and win from $25 to $200 in FREE slot play instantly.

Hard Rock: Earn, Swipe and Win Promotion thru August 31. Earn 500 points playing your favorite slot machines (1,000 points video poker) or every $25 in rated table game theoretical and receive one swipe at the Rockstar Players Club kiosk. Win Free Slot Play, dining credits and Hard Rock Casino merchandise. Every swipe is a guaranteed winner.  Limit of one swipe per player per day. See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

El Cortez: Throughout August, 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 and 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.

Binion’s: 60th Anniversary Promotions, Aug. 1-31 and Sept. 1 Earn points and receive prizes Aug. 1-31: earn 10 slot points (or 1 table games stamp) and receive a commemorative brass key chain; earn total 40 slot points (or 2 table games stamps) and receive a 60th Anniversary t-shirt; earn total 600 slot points (or 36 table games stamps) and receive a Crosley retro stereo/cd player; earn total 1,500 slot points (or 90 table games stamps) and receive a genuine leather jacket.  Table games stamps are awarded for every 30 minutes of play @ $10.  Drawings for 6 full-size Crosley jukeboxes Sept. 1 at 10 am (need not be present; winners notified via mail and must respond within 20 days; prize will be shipped).  Receive 1 entry for every 100 points earned and every 6 table games stamps earned through Aug. 31.

Riviera: Riviera Hotel & Casino opened its new bingo room, the only one on the Las Vegas Strip, on August 12. The state-of-the-art 6,000-square-foot bingo room, featuring handheld and fixed-based units, offers six sessions daily: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.  Every session features Progressive Double Action, Progressive Bonus Double Action and Progressive Cash Ball games. The bingo room will be holding a $200,000 bingo tournament with Superstar Bingo on October 17 and 18.  The game will feature a $25,000 coverall each day along with 28 games per day.  Buy-in for both days is $150. Reservations are being taken at this time by calling 702-794-9527 or 800-637-5687.

Gold Spike: Have some fun at Gold Spike this month where you’ll find the sexy Gold Spike Girls dealing $3 blackjack. Ease your appetite and quench your thirst this summer at Gold Spike with food and drink specials all month long. Enjoy the Gold Spike’s famous $5.99 prime rib special everyday from 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. and on Sundays it is endless pancakes for $5.99. Also enjoy daily Pabst Blue Ribbon and Black Star beer specials. Be sure to join The Siegel’s Club to receive even more great discounts and offers. Membership is always free.  

MGM Grand Resorts
: M life loyalty program’s Facebook promotion, August 1 through August 31, will reward new and existing members with 5,000 Tier Credits to help them earn even greater perks within MGM Resorts International’s properties.  Becoming a member is FREE and earning the 5,000 credits is FREE. To enter, M life members may visit M life’s Facebook page, Your Vegas Beat Facebook page or any participating MGM Resorts’ property Facebook page, “like” the page and then fill out the entry form. Those without an M life account should first visit, sign up to become a member and start living the M life.  Afterward, the new member instantly can start the account with 5,000 Tier Credits just for being a Facebook fan too.  As an M life member, individuals enjoy pre-sale access to entertainment tickets, special hotel offers, priority reservations, upgrades, VIP services and more, based on Tier Level (Sapphire, Pearl, Gold and Platinum), which is determined by the number of Tier Credits.  Later this year, M life will expand the program and recognize guest spend on hotel stays, shopping, dining and more.

August Video Podcast All About Card Counting with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin. American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author and blackjack expert Henry Tamburin to  answer some of the most common questions that players have about card counting in blackjack, Topics covered are: what is card counting?; how does it work?; is it legal?; how does a casino know if you are card counting?; how to learn card counting; and much more. To watch the podcast, go to:

Las Vegas Hilton: Earn 50 theoretical points on slots or table games on Mondays in August and receive a FREE “Swag” gift. Players are limited to one gift per person per earning day. See the player’s club for official rules. Also through August: 10x points are being offered on Tuesdays on most slot machines (5x on select video poker machines.) See the player’s club for official rules.

Jerry’s Nugget: Player Perk Days every Monday and Wednesday in August. All players with a Jerry’s Nugget MoreClub card will receive:
—5x Points on slots, reels, video keno and select video poker games.
—$5 Match Play towards keno or sports betting.
—$20 of Table Game Chips for a cash buy-in of $10.
—$20 Meal Reward to Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint or Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop when earning 299 base points – players keep their points.

South Point: Hot August Nights $900,000 “Cash is King.” Earn drawing tickets through slot play. Drawings will take place every day in August in the Grandview Lounge at approximately 9:20 pm. 1st place is $10,000 and 2nd-10th place each get $1,000. Winners need not be present and have 24 hours to claim their prize. Grand prize doubled to $20,000 if the winner is present at the drawing.

Orleans: FREE Gifts on Sundays in August 11am to 7pm as follows:
8/14  – Sanders Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping
8/21 – Glass Chip & Dip Set
8/28 – Glass 3 Section Snack Bowl
Earn 300 points and receive a FREE gift.  Swipe your B Connected card at any kiosk to print voucher and present at B Connected Club to receive FREE gift.

Silverton: Bringing new restaurant specials to guests at Sundance Grill. Satisfy your appetite with the late night specials. This American home cooking style restaurant is now serving late night specials available from midnight to 5 am.  Guests can enjoy biscuits and gravy for 99 cents, all-you-can-eat pancakes for only $4.99 and the Wild Card Special, which includes two farm fresh eggs, two bacon or sausage, hash browns, toast and jelly for $3.99. Sundance Grill is also offering a buy one get one FREE of equal or lesser value special during the month of July for any guest with a Silverton Rewards card who mentions the promotion to the restaurant cashier.

Hard Rock: The House is Rockin’ FREE Weekly Blackjack Tournaments. Every Tuesday and Saturday through October 8 at noon and 5pm. Winner-Take-All $500 – choice of cash or chips. Winners of each weekly tournament will automatically be entered into the Championship Tournament held October 15.
o   1st Place – $10,000
o   2nd Place – $6,000
o   3rd Place – $4,000
See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

Cosmopolitan: Round the World Giveaway through September 3. Weekly and Grand Prize Drawings. Play your favorites slots and earn Identity Points to win your Passport to Discovery. Players receive one entry into Weekly Drawing for every 250 Identity Points during each weekly earning period and one entry into Grand Prize Drawing for every 250 Identity Points earned now through September 3, 5:59 pm. Weekly Drawings take place at Book & Stage every Saturday at 6 pm. Weekly winners receive a $5,000 Prestige Travel gift certificate. Grand Prize Drawing takes place Saturday, September 3, at 6 pm. Grand Prize winner receives $40,000 Prestige Travel gift certificate. Winners must be present to win. Visit the Identity Membership Desk to participate.

Cosmopolitan: Daily Slot Tournaments through August 21.  Receive one tournament entry once daily by earning 100 Identity Club points between midnight and 8 pm. Players can win up to $50 each round and the top daily scorer earns an entry into the $1M Slot Tournament in October.

Cosmopolitan: Through September 30, Lose $100 in a Day & It’s On Us – Play your favorites slots in their casino, and if you lose $100 in a day, they will reimburse you with $100 in Identity Play. Just bring your card to the Identity Membership Desk after your loss to receive your $100 in Identity Play. Players can receive $100 reimbursement one time only and the slot loss must be greater than or equal to $100 on that calendar date. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Visit the Identity Membership Desk for more info.

New York-New York Hotel and Casino: Now offers a daily happy hour at Coyote Ugly with specials on cocktails, beer and shots. From 6 pm to 9 pm customers can get two-for-one cocktails, $4 draft beers and $5 shots of Patron.

Tuscany Casino: Offering new members signing up for the slot club a randomly selected amount of free play, from $5 up to $500, plus a good little Fun Book with some nice coupons in it including matchplays, food discounts, FREE gifts and comp deals. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Silver Nugget: Through August: Fun & Fantastic Fridays – 4x points, Four 7’s pays a 100 credit bonus, Triple Your Fun Cash Drawings, $3.99 Prime Rib, and 150% Payback Bingo Sessions at 1 pm, 7 pm, & 9 pm. Food and beverage specials served all day.

Flamingo: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo welcomes college students up to the age of 23 with FREE show tickets through the summer. Students must show proof of valid college I.D.  Additional tickets are available by visiting the Flamingo Box Office, by calling (702) 733-3333 or online at  

Jerry’s Nugget: Race bettors at Jerry’s Nugget Casino are eligible for an added bonus with this year’s Weekly Del Mar Handicapping Contest. The contest awards winners up to $500 cash and a chance at the grand prize: a round trip for two to Del Mar’s closing day with airfare and accommodations included. Contestants can participate in the Jerry’s Nugget Del Mar Handicapping Contest for only $10 every week; and can enter up to three times for only $20 per week with the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Coupon available at the Race Counter. Every week is a new contest and a fresh new start to win the prize money. Choose any five selections from the first eight races on the Saturday Del Mar Card and accumulate points for Win, Place and Show. The highest point earner will receive $400 CASH and the second place highest point earner will receive $100 CASH. As a bonus, winners will also receive a $30 dining certificate good to any Jerry’s Nugget restaurant if they are MoreClub members.  In addition to the cash prizes and dining certificates, contestants and winners will be awarded drawing tickets to a getaway at Del Mar, valued at $1,000. Included in the package: round trip airfare for two to San Diego, admission and two reserved track seats to the closing day race events at Del Mar held Wednesday, September 7, ground transportation from San Diego Airport to Del Mar Hilton, one-night hotel accommodations at the Del Mar Hilton, plus $200 cash. One drawing ticket will be given to contestants who have entered all seven weeks. Additional drawing tickets will be awarded for anyone finishing in first or second place in any of the contests. The winner of the Del Mar trip will be drawn and announced at 6pm on September 3 at the Jerry’s Nugget Race Book. Winner must be present to win. The contest continues every Saturday through September 3. Guests arriving early on race day will be served complimentary donuts and coffee. Track sandwiches, which consist of turkey or beef brisket served on homemade rolls, will be available at the Race and Sports Book for $2 each. Complete listings of the rules are available at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book.

Las Vegas Hilton: Earn 50 theoretical points on slots or table games on Mondays in August and receive a FREE “Swag” gift. Only one gift per person per earning day. See the player’s club for official rules.

Tropicana: “Taste of the Trop” promotion: Patrons who book a room, buy a show ticket, or sign up for players club can purchase a Taste of the Trop gift card, redeemable at any dining venue; pay $20 for $25 value.  Must be purchased at time of original transaction. (Ongoing promo until further notice.)

Riviera: New players club sign-ups will receive a FREE buffet – just sign up at Club Riviera. Also: Play in the Riviera’s Super Slot Showdown – daily free slot tournaments open to new Club Riviera sign-ups. With 3 sessions at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and the finals at 6pm each day, over $1,000 in free slot play will be awarded daily to the top five winners, with $500 in free play for first place.

Sam’s Town: B Connected members can earn entries to win up to $50,000 in the “CARazy CASH” promotion. Drawings held each Friday and Saturday, with a grand prize drawing for a new car on August 31.

Hard Rock: New happy hour at the Hard Rock Beach Club. Partygoers can satisfy their appetites with specially-priced alcoholic beverages and delectable cuisine.  Drink specials include: buckets and pitchers of beer ($25), sport cups filled with guests’ favorite well drinks and Budweiser products ($14), sake specialty drinks ($5) and half bottles of sake ($50).  Happy hour fare includes: grilled pita and hummus dip ($6), Red and Rock sushi combo, consisting of a California roll and spicy tuna roll ($14) and the Beach Club salad, featuring smoked bacon, toasted pecans, grilled chicken, dijon vinaigrette and a drizzle of honey-mesquite barbeque sauce ($8). Happy hour is available from 6 to 8 p.m.  Monday through Friday at the West Pool Bar and the Palapa and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the RELAX Pool Bar. 

Venetian: Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular will continue to celebrate its fifth anniversary throughout the duration of the summer with a special offer for its fans. For a limited time, guests can enjoy a 2 for $99 ticket offer. This offer can be redeemed by using the code 99PAIR when ordering tickets. The offer is valid through September 4 and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Phantom performs at The Venetian Resort – Hotel – Casino on Monday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm (dark on Sunday). Tickets are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or online at For groups of 10 or more, please call (702) 785-5394. For more information please visit

Ellis Island: Quadruple The Heat drawings all summer. Drawings held every Monday through August 29. Four cash drawings of the high temperature of the day! Drawings held at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm. Earn unlimited drawing tickets for every 300 base points earned same day.  Must be present to win.  Dollar amount determined by the high temperature of the day as posted at 6pm on for 89109 zip code. Additional details at Promo Booth.

Las Vegas Hilton:  Every Tuesday through August 30, play on select slot machines with your Las Vegas Hilton Player’s Card and you will receive 10X the points and 5X on select video poker machines.  Visit the Player’s Club for more information. Only available on select machines. You must have your player’s card inserted and accepted in the machine during play to earn point multiplier.

Hard Rock: New sign-ups for Rockstar Players Club – Receive a bottle of wine when you earn 250 points on Rockstar Players Club card (Ongoing until further notice.)

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