January 2, 2011 Vegas Values Report

Happy New Year! Here’s what we found for the week of January 2, 2011…

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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).

Palms Casino Resort: $50,000 Fast Cash Swipe and Win promotion January 4, 11, 18 & 25, located in the Promotions Center Food Court from 8 am-10 pm.  One prize will be awarded each promotional swipe day to all Club Palms members who earn 25 base points on slots or video poker per promotional day.  Club Palms members may check their daily points earned by swiping their player’s card at the swipe machines located in the Food Court and promotional kiosks located on the casino floor.  Point multipliers and/or manual adjustments will not be valid for swipe redemption.  Points must be earned in the same day in order to be awarded a swipe.  A designated area at the Promotions Center and the promotion stations located on the casino floor will be equipped with a card swipe device, display screen and printer.  After an eligible participant’s card has been properly swiped through the device, the monitors will display a prize and a receipt/voucher will be dispensed. Prizes may include but are not limited to:
· Up to $1,000 cash
· Food offers
· Up to $100 in Free Play
· And much more 

Golden Gate: Wild Card T-Shirt Giveaway. Players receive a limited edition Wild Card t-shirt with 200 base points earned in one day or a $100 buy in at the tables. Promotion Period:  Wednesday, January 5  through Sunday, January 9. Earning Criteria: 200 base points earned in one day or a $100 buy in at the tables.  Earning Period:  24 hours on any day within promotion period. Limit one t-shirt per player while supplies last. Must be a member of Club 1906. 

Orleans: Earn 500 Base Points on your B Connected card beginning at 3:01 am through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, January 5, and receive one FREE Orleans Logo Windbreaker. Print your voucher from any Kiosk and redeem at the B Connected Club.  Earn 500 Base Points on your B Connected card beginning at 3:01 am through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, January 12, and receive one FREE Orleans Logo Jacket. Print your voucher from any Kiosk and redeem at the B Connected Club.

Eastside Cannery: Booze Day: Friday, January 7 from 8 a.m. to midnight. Earn 300 points and receive a choice of Jose Cuervo Tequila or Bacardi Rum. Table games players: Play 3 hours at $10 average bet equivalent or 6 hours of poker play.  Limit two items per customer.  Customer keeps the points.

Rampart Casino: $50,000 Progressive Cash Drawings:  Saturdays in January at 7 p.m. Earn one kiosk entry for the cash drawing per 100 points of slot play or one hour of table play at $10 average bet. $10,000 will be given away every Saturday.  There will be 15 winners week one through week four and 11 winners in the final week.  Players start earning entries on December 26. Double entries earned Monday through Thursday. 

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
: Blackjack Tournaments every Thursday (at 6 pm) and Saturdays (at 4 pm) January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26 and 28. $25 Entry Fee.

Cannery: Table Games:  Fleece Jacket Giveaway: Saturdays and Sundays in January. Play in the pit Saturdays and Sundays in January and receive a FREE fleece jacket.  Must have an average bet of $15 for three hours to qualify.  One fleece jacket per person per day while supplies last.

January Gambling Podcast – TWO Video Podcasts! 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 January edition Steve has two video podcasts that were both taped in Las Vegas at the world’s largest trade show for the gaming industry – Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

In the first video Steve interviews slot expert, Frank Legato. They discuss how slot machines work, how to win on them and whether or not there is such a thing as “hot” and “cold” machines. They also talk about server-based gaming and how it differs from regular slot machines. In the other video Steve takes a look at some of the new WMS slot machines displayed at the show. Included are Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers, the Godfather and Monopoly – Bigger Event.

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, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

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

Ongoing January 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/

South Point: January Swipe, Spin & Win. Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, earn 200 same day points between 3 am and 11pm and spin the wheel for a chance to win: $50 free play, $50 gas card, $25 free play, 2X points, free Breakfast or Lunch buffet, or 1,000 bonus points.

Silverton: “New Year, New You in January ’11.” Discovery Card Club players with a players card and valid ID are eligible to participate in “New Year, New You in January ’11.” Players can earn ticket-less entries by playing their favorite slot, video poker play, live keno and table games. As a bonus, players can earn three times the entries on slots, video poker and table games every Wednesday in January. New Player Signups will be awarded 10 entries for signing up at the Discovery Club. Weekly drawings will be held at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday beginning Jan. 7 and players will be awarded one entry for every 50 base points they earn. Players must check-in to drawings between noon and 6:59 p.m. on each drawing day to activate their entries. Ten lucky winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries at each Friday and Saturday drawing. Each winner will have a chance to choose an envelope from the New Year, New You game board, which contains a total of 50 prizes. Envelopes will be chosen until a winner selects an envelope labeled “Collect,” at which point the game will end and the next drawn winner will select envelopes in the same manner.  Each winner receives all prizes selected during his or her game. Prizes include:
$2011 in cash or $1,500 Free Slot Play
$500 Whole Foods gift card or $500 Free Slot Play
$400 Nutrisystem gift card or $400 Free Slot Play
One-year membership at Las Vegas Athletic Club or $285 Free Slot Play
$200 Sport Chalet gift card or $200 Free Slot Play
$150 Free Slot Play
$100 Free Slot Play
$50 Free Slot Play

Tuscany: Held over through January: Each 1,000 points accumulated with play on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays gets a $10 gift card from a variety of department stores, gas and grocery. Restrictions apply.  See Players Club for complete details.

Gold Coast: “Take it or Trade it” in January. Slot and table players are eligible. Drawings will be held every Saturday at 8:15 pm through January 29. Players earn triple entries every Friday. Keep $800 or trade it for an envelope that could have one of the following: $200, $300, $600, $1,000, $1,500 or $4,000.

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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