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Here’s what we found this week…

Caesars Palace: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace invites guests (with local ID) to enjoy oysters and two-for-one pints of beer in its new late-night dining special offered to locals. Diners can now buy-one-get-one pint of beer when they purchase a 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell from the small plates menu in the late evening hours. Special offered Sunday – Thursday from 11 p.m. to close.

Gold Coast: 1-2-3 Buffets in September:
o   Mondays in September (excluding Labor Day)
o   Earn 100 points for FREE breakfast buffet
o   Earn 200 points for FREE lunch buffet
o   Earn 300 points for FREE dinner buffet
o   One buffet per player, per day.

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Stratosphere: Will host a Labor Day weekend pool party August 31 through September 2 at the Level 8 Pool. Banana Cream Daiquiris, Root Beer Floats and Berry Good Day Off drink specials will be available for $7. Food specials will include Skinny Dip Lobster Taquitos with Fire Roasted Salsa and Guacamole – 3 for $10. DJ Vixen plays from noon to -6 p.m. Admission is FREE.

Suncoast: Qualify for the $15,000 Sizzlin’ Free Roll Poker Tournament by August 31 to get in on the September 17 Tournament. Poker players can qualify with 80 rated “live” hours of play they have accumulated from July 1 through August 31. Receive 500 extra tournament chips for every 25 hours over 80 qualifying hours. Earn double hours credit with play from 1 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily. Receive 3 hours for each initial tournament entry. The prize structure for the tournament will be as follows:
First Place: $3,000
2nd-50th: $50
51st-Field: $25
See the Suncoast Poker Room for complete details.

Lucky Club & Silver Nugget: Labor Day BBQ  
·         Sunday, September 1st, 2013
·         From 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
·         Live Music & DJ
·         Car & Bike Show at Silver Nugget
·         Food & Beverage specials include $1 Heineken & Tecate plus FREE food items.

Golden Nugget: $30,000 Twin Turbo Slot Tournament. Two rounds of slot play and two opportunities to improve your score in the $50 re-buy rounds during the September 3-5 tournament. The event entry fee is $50 and will feature two days and two ways to rev up your chances to take home the $15,000 grand prize. For more information visit:

Rampart Casino: Beginning, Friday September 6, the Rampart Buffet features Seafood & Crab Legs Night where guests may enjoy delicious crab legs and slow roasted prime rib, carved to order. Beginning September 11, guest visiting the Rampart Buffet on Wednesday evenings will enjoy Brazilian Steakhouse Nights featuring a variety of Brazilian style meats slow roasted on skewers along with the national cocktail of Brazil, Caipirinha, made with Cachaca and lime juice. With fresh, quality ingredients and a large variety of food, the Rampart Buffet offers a wealth of buffet favorites.  Prices are as follows:
Wednesday: Brazilian Steakhouse Night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. $19.99 with a Resort Rewards club card, $21.99 without a card and $18.99 for seniors (50+ with a card)
Thursday: NY Deli Night Buffet from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. $16.99 with a Resort Rewards club card, $18.99 without a card and $15.99 for seniors (50+ with a card)
Friday: Seafood & Crab Legs Delight Buffet from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. $19.99 with a Resort Rewards club card, $21.99 without a card and $18.99 for seniors (50+ with a card)
Saturday: Steakhouse Night Buffet from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. $16.99 with a Resort Rewards club card, $18.99 without a card and $16.99 for seniors (50+ with a card)
Saturday and Sunday: Weekend Champagne Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.99 with a Resort Rewards club card, $14.99 without a card and $11.99 for seniors (50+ with a card)
For more information, call 702-507-5944.

Silverton: “2-for-1” Buffet at Seasons Buffet every Thursday in September. Silverton Rewards Club members will receive “2 for 1” while dining at 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. Guests must redeem this offer at new Redemption Kiosk, located next to Silverton Rewards Club.

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.

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.

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August Video Podcast The Five Best Slot Machine Themes of All Time with Syndicated Gambling Writer John Grochowski American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed gambling expert, John Grochowski, to get his picks for the five best slot machine themes of all time. Some of the slot games covered include: Blazing 7’s; Double Diamond; Jackpot Party; Monopoly and Wheel of Fortune. 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.

Orleans: Qualify with a minimum 75 hours of “live” rated Texas Hold’Em play from August 1 – September 30 to be eligible to play in the $150,000 Texas Hold’Em Free Roll Poker Tournament scheduled for October 8 and 9. Earn additional starting chips the more hours you play. Day one sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Play for day one will end after the 12th level, or 100 players remain, whichever comes first. All remaining players will return for the final session on Wednesday, October 9 at 11 a.m. All participants will receive a minimum of $100! The payout schedule will be as follows:
1st Place – $25,000
2nd Place – $15,000
3rd Place – $10,000
4th Place – $7,500
5th Place – $6,000
6th Place – $5,000
7th Place – $3,500
8th Place – $2,500
9th Place – $2,000
10th Place – $1,000
11th – 20th – $750 each
21st – 50th – $500 each
51st – 100th – $200 each
Rest of Field – $100 each

Palms: $125,000 Big Deal Drawings held every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through August 31 with a chance to win up to $5,000 cash or free slot play. Grand prize mini game follows after each drawing.  

Silverton: Monday Night Football Experience!
Date: Every Monday, beginning September 9
Time: 4:30 p.m. Doors open
Admission Cost: FREE
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Info: Veil Pavilion is headquarters for all things Monday Night Football this season at Silverton Casino Hotel, with a chance to qualify to win two tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl each week. The games will be broadcast on massive screens in high definition and guests can place bets with Cantor Mobile Gaming. $2 Bud Light pints are on special with rotating food trucks throughout the season. Full bar is also available. Play blackjack and interactive sports games between plays or relax in a VIP booth (also available). Win weekly prizes, with free pro picks at 21 or older with valid ID. Monday, September 16 will be held in Mi Casa Grill Cantina.

Primm Valley Casino Resort: Now offering a $9.95 ticket program for all shows at the Star of the Desert Arena. The Star of the Desert Arena concert lineup includes:
August 24 – Los Tigres del Norte
August 31 – Kenny Rogers
September 14 – The Jacksons
October 5 – Lonestar
October 26 – Ramon Ayala
November 2 – The Oak Ridge Boys
December 28 – The O’Jays
The location of the seats will vary based on availability for each event. This offer is open to all guests and will replace the 2-for-1 promotion for Las Vegas residents. Tickets can be purchased at the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office and on Ticketmaster. For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts’ attractions call 1-800-386-7867 or visit

Suncoast: $45,000 Pick & Play Drawing on August 31 at 7:30 p.m. 12 guaranteed cash winners at each drawing. Winners play Multimedia Slot Machines for a chance to win up to $5,000.  Members receive 1 virtual entry for every 50 base slot points earned, and for every hour of rated table play @ $5 (1 additional entry for each additional $5 average bet.)

Wild Wild West Casino:  Pick Your Liquor every Sunday through Thursday in August. Members who earn 1,200 points may choose a pack of cigarettes or a 200ml bottle of liquor. Points are not deducted.  Brands based on availability.  Prize must be claimed on the same day points are earned.

Eastside Cannery: 5th Canniversary Celebration, Wednesday, August 28, FREE cake, champagne & t-shirts given away from noon-8 p.m. while supplies last.

South Point: “We Love You More” promotions are available for Las Vegas locals. Promotions may change monthly but usually offer dining & beverage, entertainment, & hotel discounts for locals (must show Nevada ID). View them here:  (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Rio: For Las Vegas locals: Every Thursday in August, local Total Rewards members receive 1 entry for every 25 tier credits earned from 4-8:55 pm in the Masquerade Casino. Drawings for active slot players (with card) every Thurs. 5-9 pm. One winner at 5 and 5:30 pm receives $100 free play; 6 & 6:30 pm one winner receives $200 free play; 7, 7:30 & 8 pm one winner receives $300 free play; 8:30 pm one winner receives $500 free play; 9 pm one winner receives $1,000 free play. Earn one tier credit 4-8:45 pm to receive one free entry into the drawing, and to activate all earned entries.

Silverton: Rewards Club members can earn 10X points by playing video reels or slots every Sunday & Thursday during August.

South Point: Throughout August, South Point Club members have the opportunity to participate in a “$750,000 Cash Blast” giveaway. For every base point earned on slot or video poker machines from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m., slot players will earn one entry into the daily $10,000 grand prize drawing held at 8:10 p.m. in the Grandview Lounge. If the grand prize winner does not claim their prize within four minutes of the drawing, they will receive a $1,000 consolation prize and a new grand prize winner will be selected. In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, South Point will offer 15 consolation prizes of $1,000 every day. Casino Club players may activate their drawing entries by swiping their Club Card at any participating slot kiosks from 2 to 8 p.m. For more information, the link below will provide the official rules for the drawing.

LVH: “Raid the Vault” promotion offers players a chance to win $10 million by playing IGT’s Megabucks machines as well as winning a wealth of other prizes on the “Legendary Vault” including additional chances to play Megabucks, room and suite stays, show tickets, mystery gifts and much more. The “Legendary Vault” is a huge electronic machine on the casino floor where players swipe their Player’s Club card and then get to choose a series of eight numbers to open the “vault.” After they’ve chosen their numbers, they will see on the screen what prize they have won when the “vault” opens. Everyone who swipes at the “vault” wins a prize. There are several ways to be able to “raid the vault.” Anyone who books a room stay at the LVH through September 30 automatically receives a voucher for one free play on Megabucks at check-in. In addition, anyone who is a member of the LVH Player’s Club gets one chance daily to “raid the vault” by swiping their card and can obtain additional chances with each 50 points earned on their card. The $10 Million Raid the Vault & Legendary Loot Spectacular also has an online component whereby visitors to can win prizes daily including the chance to win a “Party Like a Rock Star Package.” This exciting package rewards the winner with a stay in an LVH suite plus a meet & greet party (where they can invite ten of their friends) with celebrities in one of the LVH’s amazing Sky Villas. A total of 12 such packages will be given away during the course of the promotion. Complete rules for the $10 Million Raid the Vault & Legendary Loot Spectacular can be found at Participants must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

Station Casinos: Players can win up to $7,500 every Friday and Saturday in August with the $1 Million High/Low Game Show. The unique giveaway offers players two chances to win each night. At 8:15 guests play in an exciting game show format where they can “press their luck” for up to $7,500. Later, at the promotion’s “$180,000 Second Chance Drawings” at 10:15, players can win up to $200 in additional cash. Beginning July 29, Boarding Pass members will have the opportunity to swipe their Boarding Pass card for 10 entries every day, leading up to two drawings each on Friday and Saturday nights. Ten guests per property will be awarded cash at both the 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. drawings. Guests may participate at the following nine properties: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. Winners at the 8:15 p.m. drawing have 24 hours to claim their guaranteed $250 cash prize, and those present to win during the drawing will have the chance to press their luck for up to $7,500 in total winnings. Guests that claim their cash prize within three minutes then have the opportunity to play the “High/Low Game Show” giveaway where eight playing cards are laid out, the first card in the series is flipped and from there contestants guess the next cards in the series as higher or lower from the previous card. If guessed correctly, winners can move on to the next cash level if they so choose. Each correct high/low card guess after the initial first card valued at $250 awards more money to the winner: second card $500; third $750; fourth $1,000; fifth $2,000; sixth $3,000; seventh $5,000; and eighth card earns the winner $7,500. A “second chance” drawing will occur every Friday and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. that also guarantees winners $100 each when they claim their prize within 24 hours. Those present and claim their prize within three minutes instantly double their win, receiving $200. Full contest details are available at or at any Rewards Center.

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 El Cortez, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Shell, Chevron, Smith’s or All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 50” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Golden Nugget: $300,000 Great American Cash & Car Giveaway through September 21. Win a new Chevy Corvette, Silverado or Equinox. Over 1,200 cash winners and 3 guaranteed car winners. Earn tickets by playing your favorite slots, table games, keno, poker or wager in the R&S Book and with every hotel stay. Visit the 24Karat Club for more information. Need not be present to win. Weekly Drawings every Wednesday & Saturday at 8 pm. 50 winners – $100 cash. Each winner selected will qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing to be held on Saturday, September 21. Three players will win a brand new Corvette, Silverado or Equinox. Need not be present to win. If present, winners will select prize in order drawn.

Wildfire Rancho: Boarding Pass members can earn 750 base points daily and choose a FREE meal: free breakfast, burger and fries, or 8-piece chicken wings. Points must be redeemed within 24 hours of earning.

Lucky Club, Silver Nugget & Opera House: Senior Rewards runs through Thursday September 26.
•Tuesdays receive 5X points on reel & video reel machines from 9 am -3 pm.
•Wednesdays redeem for merchandise for earning 500 slot and table points.
•Wednesdays FREE $500 Bingo Session at 11 am.
•Thursdays receive “All You Can Eat Spaghetti” for earning 250 slot and table points.
•Must be over 50 years of age to qualify.
•Please see a friendly ambassador for complete details.

Football Promotions

Palms: Pigskin Payoff NFL 2013 Contest. With a prize pool of $300,000, the Pigskin Payoff is now open for early sign-ups, who will receive $10 in free slot play for signing up before September 2 with a purchase of three entries. Players entering three times at just $25 per entry will receive an additional three free entries, for a total of six chances to win and score a portion of the total prize package. Participants can cheer on their favorite teams every week at Tonic, a casual casino bar, SOCIAL the vibrant center bar, HERAEA, the all new American sports restaurant and lounge or at Palms’ newly renovated, state-of-the-art Cantor Race & Sportsbook which has more than 1,200 square feet of LED TV screens and nearly 120 seats with individual flat screen TVs.

Station Casinos: Great Giveaway Football Contest is truly 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 (see details below). A $25 fee per entry 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, a new Chevrolet Camaro or Silverado truck, or as an alternative to a vehicle, a cash prize of up to $20,000. 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 losses. The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win their choice of 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 points at Station Casinos, the Fiestas or Wildfire Gaming properties, or Club Cortez points at El Cortez, for payment or partial payment of entries. As part of Station Casinos “no lose” guarantee, 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 to be eligible for all prizes. Contestants may submit weekly picks for the $2 Million Great Giveaway with their Boarding Pass at any Station Casinos’ sports book location 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 by heading to

LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has announced the return of its annual pro football handicapping contest. The SuperContest is the ultimate pro football handicapping contest in the world’s largest race & sports book, the SuperBook. Contestants can win their share of nearly $1,000,000 by paying a $1,500 entry fee prior to the start of the regular professional football season and then picking five games each week against the point spread throughout the season. The prize structure is based on the number of entrants. Entries are now being accepted at the SuperBook and early bird entries for the contest will end at 4 p.m. on September 2. Final sign-up deadline is 11 a.m. on September 7. The prize pool is structured so that contestants receive 100% of the prize money paid in. Complete rules and details on how to obtain raffle tickets are available in the SuperBook or online at For more information on the SuperContest, visit the SuperBook or log onto

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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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