December 11, 2011 Vegas Values Report

December 11, 2011 Vegas Values Report

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American Casino Guide December Contest – Win a A FREE two-night stay and two free buffets at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, or win a buffet for two at the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas! We have five certificates for a FREE buffet for two at the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. To win one of our five prize certificates all you have to do is write a casino review during December 2011. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews will be the winners. As an added bonus, we have one grand prize of a two-night stay and two free buffets at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada for the person who posts the most reviews in December.  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 January in our casino discussion forum. Good luck!

Orleans: 15th Anniversary Celebration – 15 Days of Giveaways, December 11-25
Earn 5,000 base points and receive one $25 Macy’s gift card, receive max of 10 gift cards.
Earn 200 base points in one calendar day and receive one plush Pepsi stuffed animal (max 2 per account per day.) 
FREE cake and champagne 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm near promotions booth on Dec. 18 near the Race & Sports Book.

Gold Coast: 25th Anniversary Celebration Wednesday, December 21. $5,000 Hot Seat Giveaway noon-5 pm. $1,000 in cash prizes every hour to randomly selected slot players playing with their B Connected card inserted into a slot or video poker machine. FREE cake and champagne served 2- 5 pm in the casino.

Cosmopolitan: Luxury Unwrapped 25 Days of Luxury Giveaways now through December 25.  Club members receive one FREE entry daily for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Grand prize is a two-night stay, tickets to the New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Stevie Wonder, & $150 resort credit (drawing Dec. 25; receive one entry for every 50 points earned Dec. 1-25).  Daily prizes include: Aroma Couture massage and skin care products from Sahra Spa & Hammam; dining for 4 at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill; bottle service at The Chandelier; dining at Comme Ca and more.)

Silverton: December Table Games Promotion. Earn one entry per player into the promotion by achieving the following:
One entry for any winning straight up bet on a Roulette game
One entry for a Craps (2,3,12) on the come-out roll
One entry for being dealt any Blackjack on a Blackjack game
One entry for having any three of a kind of better in a Fortune Pai Gow game
One entry for having any pair or better on a three Card Poker game
One entry for having any three of a kind or better in an Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em game
Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, December 14, 21 and 28 at 8 pm. Winners will receive the following: First place wins $1,000 Cash; Second place wins $500 Cash; Third place wins $250 Cash; Fourth and fifth place win $100 Cash; and Sixth through tenth place win $50 Cash

Railroad Pass: December 4 to the Royal Thursdays. One card short of a Royal Flush? Earn 100-coin bonus when you match the selected suit of the day.  See details at: http://railroadpass.com/promotions/

Club Fortune (Henderson)
: 25x points daily in December at various times. See times and schedule posted at: http://www.clubfortunecasino.com/promotions.html#

Venetian/Palazzo: 12 Days of Grazie, December 12-23.  Club members receive 1 scratch card for every 250 points earned (limit of 3 per day).  Chance to win slot reward points, slot credits, free ice skating tickets, mystery gifts, or $1,000 cash instantly.  New members receive 1 FREE scratch card at signup.

Red Rock Resort: Holiday Shop now through December 23. Redeem holiday points for homemade holiday treats and holiday merchandise.  Maximum of three items per day.  Earn and exchange the required number of holiday points in a 24-hour period. Holiday points are earned by playing slots, video poker, table games and race & sports book wagering. All items are “while supplies last.” See the promotions booth for complete details.

Ongoing December 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.

El Cortez: Spreading holiday spirit this year by hosting a gift drive in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas now through Friday, Dec. 16. Donations will be accepted at El Cortez’s casino cage from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the gift drive, and all guests who donate a new, unopened gift valued at $5 or more will receive $10 in free play. Free play can only be redeemed once and will only be given to those who provide a receipt showing a value of greater than $5 when donating their new, unopened gift.

Ellis Island Casino: Holiday Nog is back!  Enjoy this delicious secret family recipe “with a kick!”  Only $29.95 per bottle or $6.00 per glass. Available while supplies last.

Hard Rock: Through January 1, the Hard Rock Store inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino supports The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada by encouraging guests to make donations between now and the end of the year. Suitable items include non-perishable food and cold weather attire.  For each donation made, guests will receive an entry to win prizes such as restaurant or spa packages as well as gifts from Skull Candy, Nixon, Vestal and Briston. A live raffle will take place on Sunday, January 1, 2012 inside The Hard Rock Store (participants do not need to be present to win). 

Gold Coast: December point multiplier days-
—10X reels/5X video poker every Friday.
—11X reels/7X video poker Sunday, December 11 and December 29, 30 and 31.

Silverton: December “Secret Santa” Swipe Promotion: Earn 250 points to be eligible to swipe for prizes daily, December 1-31. Players are allotted a maximum of one swipe per day and they can keep all of their points. Prizes for the “Secret Santa” swipes include: $5,000 Cash; Shell Gas Cardsl; Silverton Logo Sweatshirts; Party Blenders; Mystery Gifts; and Free Slot Play. Gifts can be redeemed at the Silverton Rewards Club during normal club hours by midnight on the day after earning the points.

December Video Podcasts The Five Best Casino Bets with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski – American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviewed syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video where John gives his picks for the five best bets in a casino. Games covered include: blackjack, baccarat, craps and video poker. To watch the podcasts, go to  http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: The Bighorn and Longhorn is running a “Hot Seat” promotion every day in December. Every hour a drawing will be held to randomly a section of the casino and all players playing in that section will be given a FREE spin to win cash, gifts and logo wear. The “Hot Seat” promotion runs from 2 pm-2 am every day in December.

Luxor: With a valid photo ID, Nevadans will receive half-off the total ticket cost for FANTASY shows now through Sunday, Dec. 25. Additionally, Las Vegas locals will receive a complimentary 2012 “Ultimate FANTASY” calendar with their purchase.  FANTASY (www.fantasyluxor.com) performs nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor Hotel and Casino. 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 http://www.Luxor.com or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400.

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

Hard Rock: Monday through Friday in December: Earn one pick from the Holiday Grab Bag for every 250 points earned for a chance to win one Holiday Gift, including Free Slot Play, Dining Credits, Gifts Cards and more.  Maximum of three Holiday Gifts per day.

Sam’s Town: Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Giveaway. B Connected members can swipe their card once each day during December for 20 free entries per day. On January 1, at noon, the drawing will be held for one person to win the truck. Winner must be present.

El Cortez: Throughout December, 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 free gift cards from Walgreens, Smith’s, Wal-Mart, 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.

Fremont Street Experience
: The ultimate street party with nonstop entertainment has been set for Fremont Street Experience’s New Year’s Eve celebration with the 4th Annual TributePalooza.š From 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. the spectacular New Year’s Eve bash will showcase two featured bands, Steel Panther and Rock Sugar, plus great music from 10 incredible and authentic tribute bands performing throughout the evening. TributePalooza will also include a 2011 year-in-review retrospective on the Viva Vision screen, a midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and an epic Fireworks by Grucci produced fireworks show synchronized with virtual fireworks on Viva Vision that is part of the citywide celebration, “America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year 2012.”š Additionally, the celebration will happen all weekend with free concerts by tribute bands on both Friday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 1. On New Year’s Eve, admission to TributePalooza is $30 per person and marks the only time of year when Fremont Street Experience has paid, ticketed admission.š Fremont Street Experience is restricted to persons 21 and over on New Year’s Eve only.š Advance tickets are on sale by calling 702-386-8100 or online at www.vegasexperience.com/newyearseve .š Will call for these tickets will be available at the Golden Nugget — Dec. 29 & 30 at the box office and Dec. 31 at the Carson Tower front desk.š

Stratosphere: Buffet-A-Day through December 21. With 400 base points earned, guests can select brunch or dinner at the buffet. 400 points earned in one day equals one FREE buffet voucher. Vouchers are issued through the kiosk. Limit one buffet a day. See acellPLAY Center for details.

Jerry’s Nugget: Win popular gift cards for this year’s holiday shopping. Jerry’s Nugget is giving away Visa, Target and Wal-Mart gift cards from $10 to $100 as part of the Holiday Magic Gift Card Giveaway. Every Friday and Saturday, players earning 499 base points on slots, video poker and video keno from 4am to 11:55 pm can participate and play the Holiday Magic Game on the same day. All gift card prizes are awarded randomly. The Holiday Magic Gift Card Giveaway runs through December 30.

2012 American Casino Guide: The new edition of the American Casino Guide is now 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 directy 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

Palms: “Play, Earn, and Redeem Holiday Green Backs” now through December 23.  Earn 300 slot points or 2,500 video poker for $1 in Holiday Green Backs that can be redeemed for Gift Cards, free slot play and more.

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.

Venetian: In honor of the holiday season, Blue Man Group is offering Nevada residents one FREE ticket with the purchase of one regularly priced ticket through Jan. 31, 2012. To receive the offer, locals can show their Nevada ID and mention the code “LOC241” at any box office location inside The Venetian or Palazzo. Rules and restrictions apply. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 702.414.9001 or visit blueman.com/vegaslocal for details.

Palms: The American Casino Guide is promoting an ongoing offer to get $40 of slot play for $25. 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 at the Palms Once on that page, click on “Las Vegas, NV” in the orange box in the upper right corner to take you to the offer for the Palms.

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 through December 20. This offer is available for purchase with code “PDisney” by calling 877-632-7000. THE LION KING Las Vegas will play its final show Dec. 30.

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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Las Vegas Casino Football Promotions

Tuscany: Monday Night Football – $1.50 Miller Lite & Foster’s Drafts, $3 Alaskan Amber Drafts, six-pack buckets of Miller Lite for $10, plus half-price appetizers from Tuscany Gardens, as well as the Best Seat in the House contest, which includes front-row-center seating and two FREE drinks for the winner and a guest. There are also quarterly drawings for prizes, and a grand prize at the end of the game.

Sam’s Town: Monday Night Football viewing parties, FREE for B Connected members in Sam’s Town Live. First draft and first hot dog are FREE.

Eastside Cannery: Football-Free-For-All: Participants must earn 100 points Monday through Saturday and print entry ticket at kiosk. Entry ticket is taken to Race & Sports to receive that week’s entry card. 10 out of 10 pays $1,000. 9 out of 10 pays $100. Weekly contest. No end-of-season prize monies will be awarded.

Stratosphere: Football Sundays: Like tailgating in a theater surrounded by nine HUGE screens. FREE admission. The only theater on the Strip with table seating. Live betting stations. Unobstructed views. Free Wifi: bring your laptop. Stadium-style food specials. $5 pitchers of Bud Light. $10 pitchers of Margaritas and Bloody Marys. Cheerleader cocktail servers. Weekly drawings. The theater is located up the escalators across from Roxy’s Diner.

Main Street Station: Every Monday starting September 12, the Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery will offer Monday Night Football parties.
Weekly Prizes during the game:
—1st Quarter: Shirts, Hats & Giveaways
—Halftime: Quarterback Chair for the upcoming week
—3rd Quarter: Wines Giveaway Extravaganza
—4th Quarter: End of Game $100 Cash
—And Many Other Prizes.
Grand Prizes Drawing held on Monday, December 19. Must be present to win.
—Flat Screen HDTV
—DVD Player
—Jim Beam Leather Jacket
—Dinner Certificates
—Bottles of Wine
—Progressive Cash Grand Prize
—And Much More.
One ticket per person will be given each Monday. Receive an additional weekly drawing ticket with each drink purchase (mixed drinks and microbrews). Must be present to win.

Hard Rock: Every Sunday from the opening kickoff to the last whistle, The Lounge inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas invites sports enthusiasts to cheer on their favorite team during Bloodshot Sundays.  Fans cans enjoy all the NFL action from ten 65-inch flat screen TVs and on the comfortable couches and tables throughout the lounge and indulge in game-day food and drinks specials, including $6 Bloody Mary’s, $4 Bud and Bud Light aluminum bottles, $20 Bud and Bud Light buckets (six bottles per bucket) and $20 bottomless beer (includes 17-ounce souvenir cup).  To feed the appetite, guests can order ballpark snacks from The Lounge’s hot dog cart or from the complete menu at Slice of Paradise, featuring pizza, chicken fingers, salads and subs. Friends can also challenge each other at a variety of interactive games, such as Goldentee, beer pong, arcade games, PlayStation, pool, darts and more.

Arizona Charlie’s: Second Chance Football:  September 8 – January 1, 2012.  Every $10 losing parlay card is eligible for one drawing ticket.  Drawings:  6 pm on the last Friday of each month:  September 30, October 28, November 25 and the final drawing on Sunday January 1, 2012.  Prize Structure:  1st Place – $500 Cash, 2nd Place – $300 Cash, 3rd Place – $200 Cash, 4th & 5th Place – $100 Cash.

Orleans: Football games shown casino-wide with $1 beers and $2 hot dogs.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:  Pro Football Headquarters inside the Stratosphere Theater every Sunday at 9 am through the end of playoffs in January, 2012.  Pro Football HQ offers fans big screen action, live blackjack and betting stations, FREE Wifi, exciting prizes and food and drink specials.  Admission is FREE. Hungry fans can order delicious food from Tower Pizzeria & Creamery. Quench your thirst with $5 pitchers of Bud Light, $10 pitchers of Margaritas or Bloody Marys or your favorite cocktail delivered to your table by Cheerleader Cocktail Servers in the only showroom on the Strip to offer table seating.  Pro Football HQ will also hold drawings each Sunday during the regular season, in which 3 entrants will win weekly prizes. 1st place: complimentary 2-night stay at Stratosphere & entry for 4 into an exclusive Big Game Party on February 5, 2012.   2nd place:  complimentary 2-night stay and buffet for 2. 3rd place: complimentary 2 night stay. There will also be seasonal winners drawn from weekly winners. 1st place: $1,000 cash and entry for 4 into our exclusive Big Game Party. 2nd place: $500 cash and entry for 4 into the Big Game Party.  3rd place: $250 cash and entry into for 4 into the Big Game Party. Pro Football HQ is in the Stratosphere Theater, located one level above the casino floor. Go up the escalator across from Roxy’s Diner. Doors open every Sunday at 9 am.

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 www.mygreatgiveaway.com.  End of season results will be announced on January 9, 2012.

Gold Coast: Hosts Monday Night Madness Parties every Monday beginning at 4 pm. Food and drink specials include: $1 Coors light drafts, $1 hot dogs and $1 nachos. Giveaways include $100 every quarter, a mini fridge stocked with beer and best seat in the house that includes a $50 food credit.

 

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