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January Video Podcast Gambling and Taxes with Gambling Author Jean Scott American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews noted gambling author, Jean Scott, for her insight on gambling and taxes. Jean is the author of “Tax Help For Gamblers” and Steve asks her for details on what kinds of taxes U.S. gamblers must pay on their winnings, including federal, state and city. Other topics include: what winnings must be reported, how winnings must be reported, the tax differences between “recreational” and “professional” gamblers, when losses can be deducted against winnings, the procedures a casino will follow when you win a taxable jackpot, do you need to show your social security card to claim your jackpot? Plus, much more. To watch the podcasts, go to On that page you can also access more than 80 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Aliante Casino: Earn points for gas cards thru January every Wednesday. 500 points = $5, 1000 points = $10 and 2000 points earns a $20 gas card.

Silverton: “Earn & Win Starbucks & Dining Credit” every Wednesday and Thursday in January. Silverton Rewards Club members who earn 100 points will receive a FREE Tall beverage at Starbucks located inside Silverton Casino. By earning 500 points, guests will receive a $20 Food Credit Coupon good until March 8, 2013. Points must be earned entirely during that day and will not roll over to the following day. Players have until midnight the following day after earning to redeem their prize.

Hard Rock: Every Thursday in January Backstage Pass Members who earn 250 Slot Points or 500 Table Points can redeem for Hard Rock Collectible Items. Backstage Pass Members may earn up to a maximum of four (4) redemptions per product item every Thursday during promotional period. See Backstage Pass Rewards Club for complete details

Fiesta Rancho: In honor of National Skating Month (January), the team at SoBe Ice Arena is encouraging guests of all ages to get on the ice with FREE skate rentals and group lessons for skaters of all ability levels on January 28. Ages 3 and up are encouraged to participate, and games and prizes will be awarded to participants. The FREE group lesson will be held during the regularly scheduled public skate from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and reservations are not necessary.

Palace Station: On Friday, January 25, earn 300 same day points—you keep the points—and receive a FREE logo baseball cap. Hours: 10 am to midnight.

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

El Cortez: For every 5000 points earned in January and February you earn a ticket for the quarterly “CA$H IS KING $25,000 Drawing.”  The drawing will be held Saturday March 16th at 3:00 pm.

Golden Nugget: 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball, Saturday, February 9. Doors open at 8 pm inside Gold Diggers. Don your mask and let the mystery begin at Golden Nugget’s 3rd annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 9th. Dance the night away on the Gold Diggers dance floor and enjoy cocktails with a view on our outdoor balcony overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A night of debauchery is in store and you won’t want to miss a minute. Doors open at 8pm and cover is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Cover charge includes beads, doubloons and mask. Call 866.946.5336 for tickets and more information or visit

FREE American Casino Guide App for iPhone and iPad – Recently 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.

Suncoast: 11x slot points and 7x video poker points every Thursday in January open to all card levels.

Gold Coast: Earn 300 points and receive a Free Gift on the following days:
Sunday • 11am to 7pm—January 13 – Smart Storage Saver
Wednesday • 2pm to 9pm—January 23 – 34 pc Storage Set
Sunday • 11am to 7pm January 27—Chip N Dip Container Set

Cosmopolitan: Now through Jan. 31, Identity Members can enjoy a Wicked Spoon Buffet dining experience when they earn 500 points on select reel slots, video slots, and video poker in one day. Additionally, any member that earns 800 points on select reel slots, video slots and video poker in one day will receive two Wicked Spoon dining vouchers. Players can earn a maximum of two dining experiences per day. No point multipliers are allowed. Complete details are available at the Identity Membership Desk.

Terrible’s: The Bougainvillea Café offers late night specials every night from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Enjoy a short stack of buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup or buttermilk biscuits smothered with country gravy for just 99 cents with an A-play card or $2.99 without. The Deuces Wild includes two pancakes, two eggs your style and two slices of bacon or two sausage links for $2.99 with A-Play Card and $3.99 without. The French Deuces special comes with two slices of French toast, two eggs your style and two slices of bacon or sausage links for $3.99 with A-Play or $5.99 without card. Finally, the Four of a Kind late night special available for $5.99 with A-Play, $6.99 without card, comes with a giant ham steak with two eggs your style, hash browns, and toast. (Ongoing promotions until further notice.)

El Cortez: Throughout January, 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 be eligible to draw between $10-$1000 in freeplay. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 50” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

LVH: Shopping Spree Giveaway. For all play from December 4, 2012 through February 16, 2013, you will receive $1 in Spree Bucks for every $1 in comps earned playing slots. Spree Bucks will be awarded in $25 Gift Cards*, Tuesday, February 19. Participants can opt-in for the Spree Swap! Each $25 gift card earned can be “swapped” out for $50 in free slot play! Double Spree Bucks Days: February 17 & 18. *Limit of 10 gift cards earned per patron. Amounts earned less that $25 will not be available for redemption. Amounts not available for redemption will not carry over into future events/promotions. Gift cards that are not redeemed will be forfeited. Lost or stolen gift cards will not be replaced. Management reserves all rights. See the Player’s Club for official rules.

Venetian/Palazzo: Spin & Win promotion now through January 31. Earn 500 Grazie Points each day to redeem your FREE spin at The Venetian Grazie desk. Spin 3 Grazie logos and win up to $1,000 in Slot Credits. Complete details are available at the club booth.

Stratosphere: Earn 50 base points and receive one FREE ticket to Pole Day at the Las Vegas Speedway on Friday, March 8. Keep your earned points. Maximum of 4 tickets per person per day while supplies last.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: $5 buffets every Wednesday in January at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder. Simply show your ace | PLAY card and receive a lunch or dinner buffet for only $5. Hours for lunch are 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and dinner is 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Also, from January 7 through January 13 for every 2,000 base slot points earned receive a FREE sweatshirt. Simply print a voucher from the kiosk after earning 2,000 points and redeem for your sweatshirt at the ace | PLAY Center. There is a limit five sweatshirts per person, while supplies last. This is a “Points Free Premium” which means you keep your points too. Point multipliers are excluded. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.

Suncoast: Sapphire and Emerald level card holders can collect a 2-for-1 St. Tropez buffet voucher valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner from a kiosk on Mondays and Thursdays throughout January.

Silverton: Play and earn entries for the “$95 K Win Free Slot Play for a Year” promotion running in January. Players will be entered to win FREE slot play for an entire year on Fridays in January. For every 50 points earned players will gain one entry, up to 150 entries max entries each day. Earn double entries on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 15 winners will be called at 8 p.m. at the aquarium each Friday. Guests will have three minutes to claim their prize. Winners are awarded as follows:
· 1st place – $1,000 FREE Slot Play each month for one year
· 2nd place – $500 FREE Slot Play each month for one year
· 3rd place – $250 FREE Slot Play each month for one year
· 4th – 5th place – $500 cash each
· 6th – 10th place – $250 cash each

Orleans: Hit a taxable jackpot in January and collect a logo jacket, or earn 12,000 points over the month in January for a FREE jacket. Maximum of two jackets per person. Gold Coast, Sam’s Town and Suncoast also have the same jacket promotion listed as for The Orleans, and you may earn them at all four casinos

Tuscany: Win pull tabs on Jan. 23. Earn 1,000 base points for a pull tab with a maximum of four per day. Tabs may be a prize or FREE slot play. Some tabs are cash. Tabs must be picked up on the same day they are earned. Earn 10 times points on Mondays and Fridays in January too.

Wynn Las Vegas/Encore: Lucky 8 drawings now through March 31. Play table games or slots with your Red Card to earn points. Redeem points at any Red Card desk for Lucky 8 drawing tickets. Each night eight lucky numbers will be drawn at the Encore Red Card desk at 6 p.m. Match all 8 numbers and win $500,000 in private jet travel. Match 6 numbers to win $5,000 in free slot credit. Match 5 numbers to win $1,000 in free slot credit.

Hard Rock: A rare opportunity for double points on Wednesdays throughout the month of January. Also, on Thursdays, earn 250 slot points or 500 table game points for FREE Hard Rock collectible items. (Some limits may apply.)

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “Instant Slot Bonuses” everyday in January. Natural four-of-a-kinds 5’s thru 10’s win an Instant Slot Bonus. .05¢, .10¢, and .20¢ players win $8.00 Free Play with a 10 coin min bet. .25¢ and .50¢ players win $20.00 Free Play with a 5 coin minimum bet. $1.00 players win $40.00 Free Play and $2.00 players win $80.00 Free Play with a 5 coin minimum bet. Slot and Keno jackpots of $75.00 or more earn a $20.00 Free Play bonus. Suited blackjack in diamonds gets a $5.00 bonus with a $5.00 minimum bet on live blackjack.

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

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.

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.

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 –

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.

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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