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Here’s what we found this week…

Rio: In celebration of Fat Tuesday, entertainers from various Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas shows will guest-star in a special Show in the Sky performance at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino as they ride the fantasy floats and pass Mardi Gras beads to the crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 pm. Participating entertainers include:
Chippendales, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
X Burlesque, Flamingo Las Vegas
Divas Las Vegas, Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
Madonna and Elvis of Legends in Concert, Harrah’s Las Vegas
PEEPSHOW dancers, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Guests are encouraged to join in on the fun and ride the floats during the 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 pm performances. Float ride tickets are available for $12.95 per person and may be purchased at the Rio Box Office.

Cannery and Eastside Cannery
: Both the Eastside Cannery as well as the Cannery in North Las Vegas are offering new member sign-ups up to $100 in loss rebates. First day’s losses after signing up are rebated within 7 days (notified by mail) as free slot play with a minimum loss of $10 and a maximum loss of $100. Another cool thing about this promotion is that you can do them both! The clubs are not linked and each club uses their own separate club card.

Harrah’s Las Vegas: Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday celebration in the Carnaval Court on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Guests can receive half price half-yard Hurricane cocktails while kicking back and enjoying entertainment provided by Wonder Boogie and The Crashers.

El Cortez: In honor of President’s Day, El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve FREE slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s cherry pie for all Club Cortez members on Monday, Feb. 20 from noon to 6 pm.  Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

Monte Carlo: Whiskey fans and aficionados can be found at Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  Andre’s has announced its spring dates for its popular Whisk(e)y Wednesdays. In March, the luck o’ the Irish will be evident as Andre’s showcases Jameson Irish Whiskey.  Jameson is a single distillery Irish Whiskey that combines malted barley with unmalted or “green” barley. For May, in celebration of the Kentucky Derby, Bourbons will be featured in a special Mint Julep cocktail created for the evening by Patrick Trundle, beverage director, Andre’s.  Dates: Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, May 2. For an unlimited tasting for two hours, the price per person is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. For reservations or more information call (702) 798-7151.

Excalibur: The new rock ‘n’ roll-inspired restaurant, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer, now offers tourists and locals alike the ideal Happy Hour spot with barbecue smokin’ and drinks pourin’ from 3 pm to 6 pm. The rockin’ restaurant offers a $5 happy hour menu that includes Pulled Pork Sandwiches, original or spicy Smoked Chicken Wings, Green Chile Queso and Chips and original or cheddar-jalapeño Sausage Sandwiches. Guests also can enjoy $3 draft beers including Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager, Coors Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Shinerbock as well as $5 well drinks and house wine.  In addition to the early happy hour, the barbecue joint also offers drink specials for a reverse happy hour from 9 pm to 11 pm.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Invites revelers from across the nation to celebrate the upcoming Spring Break season with the all-inclusive Breakin’ Vegas package, available February 27 through April 20. To coincide with one of the most raucous times of the year, guests may indulge their senses at Hard Rock Hotel, the off-strip property synonymous for party rocking.  With packages starting at $199, guests may indulge in a hotel stay in the property’s Casino or Paradise Tower, open bar wristbands at casino and pool bars as well as access to the pool and Vanity Nightclub.  Guests may enjoy music to their ears as they partake in a variety of sounds across property, such as Pauly D and Felix Da Housecat inside Vanity Nightclub.  The Breakin’ Vegas package:
Hotel room stay for up to four adults
All-you-can-drink wristbands for casino and pool bars, to include domestic beers and well drinks
Complimentary access to pool and Vanity Nightclub
Sunday through Thursday stays start at $199 per night and Friday and Saturday stays start at $259 per night
The Breakin’ Vegas package is valid for guests 21 years of age and older, while supplies last.  Stay dates from March 15 through 17 are excluded.  To book, guests may call 800-343-4346 and mention code HBREAKN.

LVH (formerly Las Vegas Hilton): Celebrate President’s Day with LVH and earn extra points. Play select slots on February 20th and earn 10x points or 5x points on select video poker machines.

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.

Ongoing February 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.

American Casino Guide February Contest – Win a buffet for two at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas! We have five certificates for a FREE buffet for two at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. To win one of our five prize certificates all you have to do is write a casino review during February 2012, beginning Sunday February 5. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews between February 5 and 29 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 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 February in our casino discussion forum. Good luck!

Jerry’s Nugget: On Fridays and Saturdays in February, players earning 299 base points from 4 am to 11:55 pm will be able to play the Lovin’ My MC Points Giveaway. Prizes in the game are all FREE points, randomly, ranging from 4,200 points ($5 cash value) to 60,000 points ($100 cash value). As part of the MoreClub card perks, players can convert their points for cash back.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino: Will host its Fourth Annual Spring Wine & Jazz Fest April 13-15. This three day wine and jazz festival brings together consumers, winemakers and winery owners with poolside receptions, wine tastings, barrel and bottle samplings, cuisine pairings and a live wine auction. The fun-filled signature events will feature more than 250 wines from across the west coast. Regularly priced at $235, guests who book in advance can lock in the discounted ticket price of $199* for all three events. Each event can also be purchased separately for full price the day of the event. The festival kicks off its signature events Friday, April 13, with a poolside champagne and wine reception from 8-10 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with winemakers, owners and fellow wine enthusiasts while listening to smooth jazz at the property’s award-winning pool and shark aquarium, The Tank. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $35. The Grand Tasting starts Saturday, April 14, where enthusiasts can sample over 200 wine selections from 60 of California, Oregon and Washington’s most prestigious wineries. The event will be held in The Grand events center from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and feature library selections, current vintage releases, live jazz and exquisite food from our award winning chefs. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $100. Rounding out the third day of signature events, Sunday, April 15, is the Champagne and Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the property’s event center, The Grand. Guests will enjoy live jazz while exquisite brunch offerings are paired with sparkling wines from Domaine Chandon and Domaine Carneros. Brunch will be followed by a live auction featuring wine lots, large format collector’s bottles and more. Tickets to the brunch and auction can be purchased individually for $100. Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling 1-866-946-5336 or online at

Palms: NEW: Sterling Advantage 50+ Senior Thursdays: Discount movie tickets, discounts on food and beverages, special promotions, gifts and more. See details at Club Palms booth.  Ongoing promotion until further notice. Promotions change monthly.

Coast Casinos (Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Orleans & Gold Coast): $13 Million Presidents’ Day Giveaway Monday, February 20. $13 Million is up for grabs among the 13 Boyd Gaming Resorts. Insert B Connected card in any slot or video poker machine to see if you’re a winner.

February Video Podcast How to Save Money When Planning a Las Vegas Vacation with Jean “Queen of Comps” Scott – Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, interviewed gambling author Jean Scott, who is also known as the “Queen of Comps,” for information on how to save money when planning a Las Vegas vacation. Topics covered include: the best times to travel; how to save money on rooms, food, transportation and shows; plus tips on how to get the most from your gambling bankroll. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

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.

Terrible’s: Earn 10,000 base points from February 1 thru February 29 and redeem them for a Fleece Logo Jacket.

Harrah’s Las Vegas: KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers is offering a unique monthly burger and shake special beginning this month. Each flavorful burger and shake creation, crafted by master chef Kerry Simon, is only available for one month. The burgers are served with fries and priced at $14; shakes are $6, and the burger and shake of the month combo is $18. The line-up starts with the tandoori chicken burger, available for the month of February. The burger is made with tandoori-marinated chicken, julienne cucumber, roasted tomatoes, mango chutney and fresh mint, served on an onion roll. Accompanying the burger is the sweet and spicy mango chili shake, a hand-dipped milkshake made with fresh mango ice cream and delicately spiced with sweet jalapeno syrup. March’s burger is the mushroom Swiss turkey burger made with mixed greens, tomato, roasted Portobello mushroom, Swiss cheese and pesto mayo on a wheat bun. Complementing the burger is a decadent cheesecake milkshake made from hand-spun cheesecake ice cream, served with whipped cream and a mini cheesecake bite. For the month of April, patrons can experience the Italian flavor burger, a tasty creation that consists of a natural beef patty complemented with crispy parmesan cheese, fried mozzarella, fresh basil, pancetta, tomato, mixed greens and balsamic mayo, served on an onion roll. The savory burger is paired with a tiramisu milkshake flavored like the Italian dessert – with tastes of mascarpone and sweetened Marsala wine, garnished with ladyfingers. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily. For reservations or more information please call 702.369.5065 or visit

Western Casino (Downtown LV):  Now closed, but accepting the 2012 American Casino Guide Book $5 Matchplay coupons at either the Las Vegas Club or the Plaza.

Tuscany: February promotions includes: Mystery Free Play Giveaway – every Sunday & Monday, Wingo (FREE Bingo) – every Thursday in February, 10x Points Days – Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 4-of-a-Kind at the Toscana Bar gets you a FREE appetizer.

Palace Station: Comedian Louie Anderson gives back to United States military members with an invitation to attend his show for FREE during the month of February. All active military members with a valid military ID card will receive up to four free tickets to Louie LOL at Palace Station, as well as a voucher for the “Beach Party” appetizer platter at Cabo Mexican Restaurant also at Palace Station. Louie LOL at the Louie Anderson Theater is a family-friendly show where guests can catch the esteemed headliner in his intimate showroom. A two-time Emmy award winner, Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. The comic’s material relates stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father. Anderson constantly introduces new material to keep the comedy timely. Anderson performs Wednesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. FREE tickets voucher for the FREE appetizer platter at Cabo Cantina for the military can be picked up the day of the desired performance at the Palace Station Reward Center by showing a valid military ID as well as a state ID.

Flamingo Las Vegas: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo Las Vegas welcomes all active United States military members with a valid military ID to come see his show for FREE throughout 2012. Military members will each receive one FREE ticket to see “The new Mr. Vegas” in return for the support and dedication they have given the country. Ask at the box office.

Plaza: Singles Night every Thursday from 7 pm to 9:30 at “Swinger’s Club.”  Including Speed Dating, Sexy Trivia and more. Women: FREE. Men: $10. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Cosmopolitan: Through February 25, players can play to win their share of $150,000 worth of Apple Gift Cards (total). Players can play and earn Identity points on slots, video poker or table games and enter daily to win a $500 Apple gift card (receive one entry for every 10 identity points earned), which will be drawn every other hour on the hour. The daily drawings take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and winners must be present to win.  Be sure to return for the grand prize drawing, taking place February 25 at 9 p.m., where entrants will be eligible for their share of $50,000 worth of Apple Gift Cards (this $50,000 worth is inclusive of the total $150,000) but winners need not be present to win. To participate, visit the Identity Membership Desk for complete details.

Gold Coast: FREE $5,000 Video Poker Tournament every Friday. Earn 300 points after 3 a.m. on Friday to play between 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Tournament Alley.

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 – 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:

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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