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Sam’s Town: New Year’s Eve day promotion, Tuesday, December 31. From 1 p.m. through 11:15 p.m. on December 31, $1,500 is up for grabs every 15 minutes. If you’re in the lucky hot seat and your player’s card number is selected you’ll win $500 cash!  Two slot players will each win $500 and one table game player will win $500, round the clock. At midnight one hot seat winner will win $5,000 cash! All players using their B Connected card (inserted properly in a machine and actively playing) at the drawing times will be eligible to win, and there is no limit to the number of times you can win.

Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast:
Young at Heart 50+ Senior Tuesdays (replaces all former Young at Heart promotions): Open to anyone 50 and over:
—$2,500 Cash Drawings at 4:30 pm.
—Three Chances to win prizes by playing the Young at Heart Kiosk Game.
—Earn 10 points to Buy One, Get One Free Breakfast or Lunch Buffet.
—Double Stripes points at TGI Friday

December Video Podcasts Two New Videos! American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed two gaming industry executives while at this year’s Global Gaming Expo.  The first is an Interview with Frank Legato, who is the editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. Frank is a nationally recognized expert on slot machines and Steve asks hims about server-based gaming which is the latest technology for use in electronic gaming machines in casinos. Topics covered include: what is server-based gaming?; what is the benefit of it for casinos?; what is the benefit of it for players?; how many casinos currently use it?; and can players trust casinos to use it fairly? The second is an interview with’s chief marketing officer, Greg Brown, for details on his site. Topics covered include how players can use it for FREE to practice playing different types of games, such as Triple Play, Super Times Pay and Quick Quads: how to play in FREE daily video poker contests; how to get a FREE two-week trial of a gold membership; plus much more To watch the podcasts, go to On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Jerry’s Nugget: New Year’s Eve Events: The many offerings for December 31, 2012 include:
o   Cash Bash Giveaway – From 4am to 11:59pm, slot and video poker players earning 199 points can play the Cash Bash Spin & Win Game, available at any MoreClub Kiosk. Guaranteed cash prizes range from $5 to $100.
o   $1,000 Guaranteed Coverall – bingo players have 3 chances to win $1,000 during the coverall games held 7pm, 9pm and 11pm. 
o   New Year’s Party Baskets Giveaway – live table game bettors playing on New Year’s Eve can win a New Year’s Basket filled with an array of wines, premium liquors and party treats. Drawings held at 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm and 11:30pm with 2 winners announced at each hour. Drawing tickets earned through qualified play at the tables on New Year’s Eve.

South Point: Earn 1,500 points on reel machines or 3,500 on video poker machines during the month of January and get a FREE South Point logo jacket—and you keep the earned points. Points may be accumulated over the month. Limited to one jacket per guest while supplies last.

Silverton: Invites guests to enjoy New Year’s Eve with a phenomenal deal and an evening of partying as 2013 rolls in! For $20, guests will receive an all you can drink wristband valid at all casino bars from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The wristband gets you access to the DJ Dance Party beginning at 10 p.m. inside Veil Pavilion. Dance the night away to endless music by various DJs, enjoy a champagne toast at midnight and much more. Join Silverton Casino Hotel and start the New Year on a high note! Also: 7x points on the casino floor (slots only) from 9 pm to midnight. 

Caesars Entertainment Corporation: Continues to take its recruitment strategy “outside the box” with the eighth-annual MBA Poker Championship and Recruitment Weekend, held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 18 through 20, 2013. This one-of a-kind recruitment event is expected to draw more than 600 Master in Business Administration students and recent alumni from top business schools across the country. Tournament buy-in ranges from $85 to $225. For more information or to register, players are invited to visit Caesars Entertainment holds the three-day tournament event each year to fetch astute and savvy candidates for its President’s Associate Program. This two-year apprenticeship provides an exclusive opportunity for candidates to interact with senior executives and participate in strategic business management and analysis at the world’s largest casino-gaming company. Upon successful completion, apprentices may be permanently placed in high-level roles within the company. Four of the 12 president’s associates hired at last year’s MBA Poker event were given full time positions. It is estimated that the top ten players will finish “in the money” with roughly 70 percent of the tournament buy-in awarded as prize money. Remaining proceeds raised by the event will be donated to Keep Memory Alive (KMA), supporting the mission of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Orleans: Hit Me Once Hit Me Twice Blackjack Tournaments in January. Every Saturday at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am – $50 entry fee – 1st Place wins $2,000, 2nd thru 6th place wins $200 each. Every Sunday at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm – $25 entry fee – 1st Place wins $1,000, 2nd thru 6th place wins $100 each. All entry fees are paid back in the prize package.

FREE American Casino Guide App for iPhone and iPad – Just released! This FREE app offers some of the following benefits:
* Find any U.S. casino by name, city, state or zip code
* Get detailed information on each casino: name, address, phone numbers, room rates, buffet prices, games offered, senior discounts and special features.
* Find exclusive discount coupon offers for more than 80 casinos, including FREE: rooms, food, drinks, shows, gambling money, matchplay bonuses, plus much more!
* Uses GPS to show you which casinos near you have special offers in the American Casino Guide, plus other casinos with money-saving offers.
* Uses GPS to show you which casinos are near you within a 50-mile radius
* State-by-state directory of all casinos with both map and list views
* Turn-by-turn directions to any U.S casino
* And much, much more!
For more information, go to –  Or, go to the App store and search “American Casino Guide”

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 January 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 12/31/13. 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 12/31/13. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Bellagio: Has unveiled its annual winter display for the holiday season. It features a 45-foot Shasta Fir decorated with more than 2,500 ornaments and 13,500 white LED lights illuminate it. Rich in nostalgia and tradition, the Conservatory transforms into a magical winter wonderland featuring oversized toy soldiers, a floral holiday card and an ensemble of faux baby penguins frolicking around an ice pond. A playful family trio of topiary polar bears are adorned with “fur” coats made of more than 35,000 hand-applied white carnations as the baby bear floats on a frozen pond. Another first for the display, a gingerbread village will be specially created by Bellagio’s renowned pastry team as motorized trains whirl throughout the meticulously crafted villages. On view through January 5, 2013, the holiday exhibit within the Conservatory is complimentary and open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Venetian: Da Vinci – The Genius is now welcoming children 12 and under with FREE admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Kids and parents, alike, will enjoy pushing, pulling and cranking their way through the exhibition’s 13 themed areas, featuring over 200 pieces. The exhibition also offers older students with a valid school ID a special discounted price of $17. Da Vinci – The Genius’ limited engagement in Las Vegas will conclude on January 27, 2013. The exhibition is open daily to the public from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets prices are as follows: $25 for general admission; $23 for seniors 65 and older; $20 for Nevada residents. Tickets can be purchased at Imagine Exhibitions Gallery, The Venetian box office or online at

2013 American Casino Guide – The book is in stock and for sale on the American Casino Guide web site To see a list of coupons in the 2013 American Casino Guide, go to –

Silver Nugget, Lucky Club, and Opera House: Launched new “My Points” players club.  $1 coin-in = 3 points. 1,000 points = $1.00 cash back, comp, or merchandise. Special (through Dec 30): 750 Points = $1.00 in free slot play. Pit players now also earn actual points for play. New members receive $3- $100 in free slot play upon first carded play automatically.

D Las Vegas: Through Feb 28, 2013, D Las Vegas will be offering $50 free slot play or $50 matchplay to guests who present a Spirit Airlines boarding pass within 24 hours of arrival in Vegas.

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.

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:

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