Here’s what we found for the week of February 27, 2011…

This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the americancasinoguide.com web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.

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March Gambling Podcast How to Get More Casino Comps with gambling author Jean “Queen of Comps” Scott  – A video podcast hosted on Youtube! The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos and during the course of each show he interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

For the March edition Steve interviews gambling author/expert Jean Scott, who is known as “The Queen of Comps,” for details on how to take advantage of the casino comping system. They discuss what comps are, how players earn them, the best way to get room comps, the role of a casino host, plus much more.

To visit the podcast page, go to: www.americancasinoguide.com/podcasts.shtml On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford, Mike Aponte, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Jean Scott, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Giving away a deep red 1974 Corvette Stingray. “Four on the Floor Corvette & Cash Giveaway.”  Earn entries by playing slots, video poker, or table games (1 entry for every 100 points earned on slots and video poker; table players earn stamps for every 30 minutes of rated play with min. $10 bet; receive 1 entry for every six stamps earned. Drawings at 10 am April 4. Cash prizes for second through seventh place.  Need not be present to win. 

Lucky Club Casino: Beginning March 1: $25 in rewards to all new members signing up for the Lucky Club Player’s Club. $15 in FREE Play, $5 Match Bet & $5 Food Credit. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: FREE Slot Play Giveaway: 14 Days to earn unlimited Free Slot Play, from Monday, March 7 to Sunday, March 20.  The first 5,000 points you earn gets you $25 in Free Slot Play. Every 1,000 points after that gets you an additional $5 in Free Slot Play.  All players are invited to participate, and there is NO CAP on how much Free Slot Play you can earn. All points must be earned at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, you get to keep your points and point multipliers are excluded from this promotion. Once you reach your goal, download your Free Slot Play by swiping your ace | PLAY card at any kiosk. Redeem Free Slot Play through March 27. Visit the ace | PLAY Center anytime to check your status.

Tropicana: The Las Vegas Mob Experience will open its doors to the public for previews on March 1, with its formal Grand Opening scheduled for March 29.

Orleans: Friday, March 4 FREE Pepsi promotion. Earn 50 points between 10 am and 6 pm and receive a FREE 6-pack of Pepsi or Diet Pepsi with a cooler.

Club Fortune (Henderson): For St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17, Club Fortune will be offering Guinness specials for $1.75. Also to celebrate the holiday, there will be random hot seat drawings every 10 minutes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Players can win up to $100 in Free Slot Play.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: $1,000 guaranteed cash giveaway every Thursday and Saturday at both properties through the end of March. (See club for drawing times.) Also continuing “Crazy Days” Sunday through Wednesday. All Bigshot members can insert their card every day and win a guaranteed point award up to $500.

M Resort: Happy Hour Guaranteed 24/7 – Starting March 1:
—$5 premium drinks
—$3 domestic and imported bottled beer
—1/3 off all bottles of wineAvailable at: Lobby Bar ● M Bar ● 32 Draft Bar ● Red Cup Bar ● Ravello Lounge Bar ● Bar Veloce ● Marinelli’s Bar ● Terzetto Bar ● Hostile Grape Wine Bar.

Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all….. Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.

Ongoing March Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a 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. Go to  http://forum.americancasinoguide.com/

Tropicana: “Even the Odds” New Member Promotion, through June 30, 2011. New members (not previously a member of any Tropicana Players Club under current or former names) receive reimbursement for 1st day slot loss up to $200 (reimbursed in free slot play: 50% of loss is reimbursed same gaming day; 50% of loss will be available in free slot play starting on the 3rd day of the following calendar month; valid for 1 year).  For example, if your actual loss on your initial visit is between $20-$29, you will receive $10 in free play reimbursement on the same day and $10 in free play available the following month.  $200 maximum reimbursement.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Opened a new Bingo Room. Offers players six daily sessions and features downtown Vegas’ largest jackpot: the $50,000 Super Triple Multi-Win.  There are 13 games in each daily session.  Sessions begin at 11 a.m. and run every two hours, with the last session starting at 9 p.m.  The $50,000 Super Triple Multi-Win is available in the seventh game of each session.

Hard Rock: New sign-ups for Rockstar Players Club – receive your choice of a FREE bottle of red wine or 12-pack of Coca-Cola when you earn 100 points on Rockstar Players Club card. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Flamingo: Ever wonder how a showgirl gets her eyelashes to glimmer or how they can skillfully sashay in high heels? Wonder no more and learn the subtle and sexy art of burlesque at XBU – X Burlesque University. Taught by the talented and beautiful girls featured in the “X” Burlesque show at Flamingo Las Vegas, learn artful showgirl choreography right on stage as well as how to effectively apply showgirl make up. Classes are offered Thursday – Saturday at 3:00 p.m. inside Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas. Upon completion of the 75-minute class in the sexy art of burlesque, XBU students will receive a complimentary make-up kit, professional souvenir photo and official XBU diploma to proudly display. The cost per class is $34.95. “X” Burlesque performs nightly in Bugsy’s Cabaret at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $44.95 General Admission and $55.95 VIP (plus tax and fees). VIP includes preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Flamingo Box Office or by phone at 702-733-3333 or toll-free at 800-221-7299. Guests must be 18 or older with proper ID.

CityCenter
: In celebration of Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rabbit – Crystals at CityCenter debuts a gargantuan golden display of a graceful rabbit. Weighing 1,200 pounds, reaching over 11 feet tall and stretching 12 feet long, this exhibit provides the perfect photo opportunity to ring in the new lunar year. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and it began this year on February 3. According to Chinese tradition, the Year of the Rabbit is a placid year, welcomed and needed after the ferocious Year of the Tiger. The rabbit symbolizes graciousness, good manners, sound counsel, kindness, sensitivity and beauty. Guests will find the golden rabbit on display in the midst of Crystals’ elegant flower carpet. Coated with Pharaoh’s Gold paint, this intricate display was created with high-density foam and a fiberglass finish by the local Las Vegas design firm, Icon Sculpting. Display will be available for public viewing through March 7.

Lucky Club Casino: Every Friday one club member will be randomly selected to receive $500 in FREE slot play via text message. Sign up at club.

Bellagio: Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is now a serene sanctuary with a Chinese New Year display guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui and celebrating the spirit of The Rabbit. Visitors are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year through March 5. The display is FREE to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Keno Kiosk Promotion: Place a $4 minimum bet in Keno on at least a 5 spot to receive a fifth game for FREE.  The FREE game will be a 5 spot game for $1 bet.  Bets may be placed in any order as long as they total $4 in one counter visit. Guest must swipe their ace | PLAY card at the kiosk located near Keno to receive their FREE game voucher, then give their voucher to a Keno employee to receive their 5th game for FREE.

Riviera: Purchase a ticket to see Crazy Girls, Las Vegas’ sexiest topless revue, and receive a Crazy ACE card. After the show redeem the ACE card in the Crazy Girls Passion Pit. The card will act as your first card – an ACE! Join Club Riviera, and receive a Crazy ACE card for joining. Offer is valid weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9 pm. Visit the Crazy Girls Passion Pit at the Riviera Hotel Casino. It features sexy showgirls as well as “Bottoms-up Blackjack” where both dealers’ cards are always showing.  For tickets to Crazy Girls call toll free: 877-892-7469, or go to: rivierahotel.com/entertainment/crazy_girls.asp

Primm Valley Casino Resorts: New Denny’s restaurant inside Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino is now offering a special $3.99 price for the world-famous Original Grand Slam Breakfast in celebration of the new location. The Grand Slam, known as one of America’s favorite breakfast menu items, includes two buttermilk pancakes, two bacon strips, two eggs, and two sausage links. The special price will be available for the first three months of operation (through March, 2011).

Mandalay Bay: Disney’s THE LION KING invites Las Vegas locals to celebrate the holiday season with an unbeatable 2-for-1 deal. This offer is available for performances through March 15, 2011 and includes 50 percent off orchestra and front mezzanine seats. To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or Mandalay Bay Box Office at 702-632-7580 or visit lionking.com. Use code “HOLIDAY” and present a valid Nevada ID at the Box Office.

How To Win on Slots Video – American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, has created a 10-minute video in which he explains how slots work and how to win on them. He also answers nine common questions that slots players have, such as: Do casinos put the “loosest” slots near the entrances?; If I play a machine and it’s been losing for awhile, does that mean it’s due to hit soon?; After I play a machine and leave I see that the next person who sits down wins the jackpot, would I have the won that jack pot if I had stayed at that machine? and more. Click this link to see the Slot machine video , or go to –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wkubf1PrWg

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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