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Here’s what we found this week…
August Video Podcast – 10 Tips To Stretch Your Slot Machine Bankroll! – Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, gives 10 tips on how slot players can make their playing bankrolls last longer. Topics include: playing slowly, avoiding wide-area progressives, not always making max coin bets, always using your player’s club card, forming a slot team with a friend, plus much more. To watch the podcast, go to http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.
Gold Coast/Orleans/Sam’s Town/Suncoast: 11x slots and 7x video poker points every Sunday in August.
Silverton: Pull tab “Cruisin for Cabo & Cash” August promotion. Every day in August, Silverton Rewards Club members playing slots, video poker, live keno, table games and bingo have the chance to win cash and prizes by earning Cruisin for Cabo game pieces. Players who earn 250 base points will receive one blue Cruisin for Cabo game piece worth up to $1,000 cash, and players that earn 500 base points will receive one orange Cruisin for Cabo game piece worth up to $5,000 cash. Points must be earned during the same day during the promotional period between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. each day. Wednesday and Thursday’s in August are half point earning days. Earn 125 base points to receive one blue Cruisin for Cabo game piece and 250 base points to receive one orange game piece. Besides the top (or lesser) cash prizes, other possible prizes include: cruises for two to Cabo, free slot play, dining offers, bottles of wine and mystery gifts. Winning patrons will have until midnight the following day on which the game pieces were earned to redeem during normal club hours at Silverton Rewards Club.
Excalibur: Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will celebrate Labor Day Weekend with food and drink specials and nightly entertainment from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will kick off the weekend with happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, with $5 appetizers including Pulled Pork Sliders, Smoked Chicken Wings, Texas Nachos, Fried Dill Pickles and Spinach Artichoke Dip. Also during the happy hour, partygoers can cool off from the heat with $4 draft beers including Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager, Coors Light and Shinerbock as well as $5 well drinks and house wine. Starting at 10 p.m., guests can rock out to local Las Vegas entertainment with “Lyve Musyc” performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To end the holiday weekend, sing along to favorite classic rock hits during “Klassic Karaoke” on Sunday and Monday beginning at 9 p.m.
Palazzo: Carnevale Vino Tasting Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in August, from 5 to 6 pm, guests are invited to enjoy a FREE wine tasting in the scenic Waterfall & Atrium Gardens at The Palazzo. The one-hour tasting opportunity will feature wines from Banfi, St. Michelle Wines & Estates, Folio and Joe Bastianich and will be hosted by certified sommeliers.
El Cortez Hotel & Casino: Welcomes friends of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to downtown Las Vegas by extending on-property benefits to show-goers. Individuals who show an official “Friends of the Smith Center” card or Smith Center show tickets and stubs on the same date as a performance can receive a $10 discount on an entrée at The Flame Steakhouse, a FREE cocktail inside The Parlour, and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez. (Ongoing promotion.)
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur: Summer Games Relay – August 9 – August 12. For every 2,000 base slot points earned each day Thursday August 9, Friday August 10 and Saturday August 11, receive $10 cash. Redeem points for cash at least once each day for three days and receive $100 cash bonus on the fourth day Sunday, August 12. No cap on how much cash can be earned. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points. You must swipe your player’s card at a kiosk by 11:59pm each day of the promotion to receive cash vouchers for play on that day. If qualified for the $100 CASH bonus, guest must swipe card at a kiosk by 11:59pm on Sunday August 12 to receive voucher for the bonus cash to be redeemed at the cage within 24 hours of printed date. Base slot points only. Point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.
Eldorado/Joker’s Wild Casinos (Henderson): August Thirsty Tuesdays – Earn 150 points and get a FREE 6 pack of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or 8 pack Aquafina Water. Limit 4 per customer per day.
Rampart Casino: $50,000 Splash into Cash Drawings – every Saturday in August. Drawings at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. every Saturday throughout August. One hundred points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry in the weekly $10,000 drawings. Thirty winners will be chosen every Saturday. Visit the club booth for details.
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 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 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 12/31/12. Just click on the blue “Alamo Discount Coupons” link for details.
FREE National Car Rental Discount Coupons – The 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.
Station Casinos: New table game: Mississippi Stud. It is now available at Palace Station and Red Rock Resort with one table each. Mississippi Stud differs from other poker table games because the player competes against a pay table instead of other players. In Mississippi Stud, players make an ante wager and a dealer gives each one two cards face down, which the players may see. Three community cards are also placed face down. A player then may make fold or make a bet of one to three times the ante. The bet options repeat as the community cards are revealed and wagers are paid according to a pay table. The minimum Mississippi Stud wager is $5.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur: Jackpot T-Shirt Giveaway– August 1-31. Receive one FREE t-shirt with any single hand pay jackpot win (not cumulative). Limit one t-shirt per person, while supplies last. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.
Gold Coast: Summer Cash Spin begins August 1. $120,000 in cash prizes. 6 winners Saturday nights, August 11, 18 & 25 at 8:15 pm. Slot and table players are eligible to earn drawing tickets. Earn 10X entries every Tuesday and Thursday. Win up to $5,000 at each drawing. See complete details at the B Connected club booth.
Eldorado Casino (Henderson): August Monday Mania Customer Appreciation Days – 99c Early Bird Breakfast Special 6 am-7 am. Earn 300 points and get a food voucher good for select menu items plus you keep your points. 11am-3 pm Instant Cash Giveaway; win $20 cash twice per hour. 3 pm-7 pm 5x points.
Ellis Island: Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day on Monday, August 6 with Homemade Root Beer Floats available for only $2.
Cannery: Earn 600 points on Thursdays in August and receive two FREE buffets. No points are deducted.
Golden Gate: Play slots to earn scratch cards to win instant prizes of free slot play and gas gift cards, or win entries into the Grand Prize drawing for a year’s worth of gas. The promotion runs through August 31, or while supplies last, with a final Grand Prize Drawing scheduled for September 1 at 9 p.m. The grand prize winner may choose from $2,500 in free gas cards, $2,500 in free slot play or $2,500 in non-taxable play-till-you-lose promo chips and best of all, you need NOT be present to win!
Stations/Fiestas: Senior Wednesdays return in August for players over age 50 with $30,000 in FREE slot tournaments (first entry free) and half point dining 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at select restaurants.
D Las Vegas: The downtown property is taking the Fitz chips off the floor for good as part of its dramatic transformation from its former identity as Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel. The Fitz chips will remain in play until August 14 when the D stacks them up for the last time. In addition to the traditional Fitz chips, guests will have the opportunity to play with special edition pieces created for Don Barden, St. Patrick’s Day, Fremont Street Experience and the Millennium. The transition from the Fitz Chips is part of the overall changes to the gaming experience taking place at property. Scheduled for completion in fall 2012, the first-floor modern casino will deliver the latest in slots and tables games manned by the D’s playful dancing dealers. The second floor will invite guests to step back in time to enjoy vintage slots and an original Vegas vibe.
Royal Resort: American Casino Guide book purchasers can show their American Casino Guide Discount Card (it comes inside each book) to get a 2-for-1 deal on the purchase of an adult ticket to Squawk! The Trained Bird Show at Royal Resort. The savings are $25.95! Regular Adult Admission is $25.95 plus taxes/fees. To get this offer, just show your American Casino Guide Discount Card at the box office. Show currently plays every Friday – Monday at 3 pm in the showroom. The Royal Resort is located at 99 Convention Center Drive (1 block west of Las Vegas Strip.) Call 702-735-6117 for show reservations. (Ongoing promotion with your 2102 ACG card until further notice.)
Tropicana: Purchase a $25 or more gift card from Town Square Shopping Center and receive 2 FREE tickets to Recycled Percussion. http://www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com/gift-cards.html
Sam’s Town: Win a three night stay at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. One winner each month. Prize includes: 4-days/3-night stay June 1 thru September 27, 2012 ; $50 Dining Credit; 2 Movie Tickets to Century Theater . Enter at: http://www.samstownlv.com/whats-new/promotions/win-three-for-free
LVH: Hot Seat Drawings. Get caught playing slots with your LVH Player’s Club card for chances to win random FREE slot play. Winners are selected between 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on: August 6; August 27; September 3; September 24; November 11 – Veterans Day; November 22 – Thanksgiving Day; December 20; and December 25-Christmas Day.
Silverton Casino Hotel: Offering guests a special rate on hotel rooms during the summer months. For only $35 Sunday through Thursday and $55 on Friday and Saturday, guests can receive this special deal by providing the promo code SUMBB12 when booking a room toll free at 1-800-923-6619 or online at silvertoncasino.com. 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 now through August 30, 2012. Reservations must be made in advance to receive this offer. Limit three rooms per booking. Resort fees not included.
LVH: Shopping Spree Giveaway: Through August 20, you will receive $1 in Spree Bucks for every $1 in comps earned playing slots, so you can “shop ’til you drop.” The more you play, the more Spree Bucks you earn. Spree Bucks will be awarded Tuesday, August 21. Visit the players club for details.
Binion’s Gambling Hall: Hosting its summer pool party series, “Kiss The Sky,” with DJs, dancing, and drink specials high above Las Vegas at the historic property’s 25th floor pool. Admission is FREE, and all guests 21 and over are invited to party under the stars every Friday night starting at 9 p.m. through August 31. “Kiss The Sky” parties will feature a full service bar and drink specials including $3 Miller Lite draft beer, $3 Red Bull and $4.50 Bacardi cocktails. To access the pool deck, guests should take the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse elevators to the 25th floor. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Regal UA Showcase 8 (Movie theater on the Strip near MGM Grand): Summer special: $6.50 Movie Tickets all day Sunday and Tuesday and Fridays and Saturdays after 11 pm.
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.
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.
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.
2012 American Casino Guide: The 2012 American Casino Guide is available for sale. To see a list of the 198 casino coupons that are in the book, go to – http://www.americancasinoguide.com/2012-american-casino-guide-coupon-list.html 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: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/order-now.html
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: http://atlanticcity.americancasinoguide.com/
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