January 29, 2012 Vegas Values Report

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Here's what we found this week...

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  http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Gold Coast: Big Game Parties - February 5, 2012. FREE viewing parties in the Arizona and Nevada Ballrooms. Open to the public with the doors opening at 2 pm. Prize drawings including a mini fridge stocked with beer. Also enjoy food and drink specials: $2.00 drafts, $1.50 hot dogs and $3.00 nachos.
Sam’s Town: Valentine’s Day special on Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Supper Club with Wes Winters at Sam’s Town Live! 5:30 to 9 p.m. During an evening of music, dancing and dining, Winters will entertain guests, drawing from a huge musical repertoire and bringing the one-of-a-kind showmanship and musical prowess for which he’s become known.  The floor will be open for dancing. The special Valentine’s buffet includes:
- Shrimp Cocktail and Grilled Shrimp on Ice; Oysters on the Half Shell
- Sliced Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Caprese; Field Greens with Pear, Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Strawberry and Champagne Soup Shooters
- Grilled Balsamic Vegetables; Yukon Gold and Roasted Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
- Chicken Breast Dijonase
- Pecan Encrusted Salmon
- Carved Roast Prime Rib of Beef
- Chocolate Fountain with Fresh Fruit and Treats; Mini Pastries and Petit Fours
- Coffee or Tea
Tickets are available for $55 per person, includes tax and gratuity, through any Coast Casinos box office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.samstownlv.com. 

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.
Orleans: Big Game Football Weekend, February 3-5 (Public)
Friday, February 3 – Ground Hogs Day - Receive free Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Miller when you earn 50 points.
Saturday, February 4 – meet and greet Jim Otto, Willie Brown and Greg Townsend, autograph sessions noon -2 pm.
Sunday, February 5 – Big Game party in the Mardi Gras Ballroom, 6x points on all machines (6 am-6 pm public – no cap) and $5,000 Sunday Cash and Memorabilia Drawings.
F&B specials all weekend - $1.50 hot dogs, $2 Coors Light and Miller Lite

Jerry’s Nugget
: Big Game Weekend: On Friday, February 3rd, Jerry’s Nugget will host a live radio remote on KSHP 1400 AM featuring renowned former head college football coach, Harvey Hyde from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Book.  Sunday, February 5th, betting windows open at 6:30 a.m. with kick off of the Big Game scheduled for 3:20 p.m. Those who come in early for betting can start their morning off with FREE donuts and coffee beginning at 10:00 a.m. All the action will take place in Race and Sports Book, “Big Game Viewing Party,” where party access is FREE with a minimum $20 sports wager on the Big Game. The game will be shown throughout the Sports Book that features five Giant Projection Screens and 20 large LCD TVs. Partygoers can feast on their choice of hand-carved Turkey or Brisket sandwiches prepared on a homemade roll from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sandwiches are $2 each. The Book will also be offering quesadillas for $2 each and Budweiser beverages for $1 each beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing through the end of the game. During the Big Game, the Jerry’s Nugget Sports Book will hold cash drawings after the first, second and third quarters, as well as dozens of prize giveaways, including officially licensed NFL gear such as quality souvenir jackets, hoodies and footballs. The Bud Models will make an appearance during the Big Game Viewing Party in the Race & Sports Book from 2:30 p.m. until Halftime, providing even more free giveaways. Bettors who lost their Jerry’s Nugget Big Game bets can redeem their losing ticket at the pit for a $5 table games match play for FREE.
Tuscany: February promotions includes: Mystery Free Play Giveaway – every Sunday & Monday, Gift Giveaway – February 2 (blanket) & 16 (sweatshirt) (earn 300 base points that day,) 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.
Plaza: $150,000 Super Bingo tournament, Jan. 29 through Jan. 31. Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, whose steakhouse Oscar’s Beef ∙ Booze ∙ Broads opened last month at the Plaza, will be on hand to call the first balls for the last coverall game on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Guest registration for the $150,000 Super Bingo tournament begins on Sunday, Jan. 29, with main events occurring Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31. Players receive complimentary continental breakfast on both event days and can play in seven early bird games starting at 11:30 a.m., with a total payout of $14,000 over the two days. Each Super Bingo session starts at 12:30 p.m. and has 21 non-linked games for a total of 42 games with a $25,000 coverall each day. Players are eligible for a total of $150,000 in payouts between early bird and Super Bingo games. Once the Super Bingo sessions are complete, players can take part in regularly scheduled bingo sessions and win more prizes in the Bonus Bingo drawings. Winners of the $10,000 Bingo Bonus drawings are selected throughout the event and prizes include bingo vouchers, free slot play and entries to other 2012 Super Bingo events. Future Super Bingo events at the Plaza will be held April 22-24, July 6-8, Oct. 11-16 and Dec. 14-16.  The most recent addition to the Plaza’s Super Bingo events for 2012 is the Tournament of Winners which will be held on Dec. 16 during the December Super Bingo event.  Entry into the Tournament of Winners is provided to all Super Bingo game winners throughout 2012 events for a chance to compete for cash awards.  Players also have the chance to get discounted or FREE entry to the December Super Bingo event if they book multiple events in 2012. Visit the Plaza for complete details.

Monte Carlo
: Wednesday, February 1, whiskey fans and aficionados can be found at Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  This event will feature chocolates and whiskies from the around the world.  Chocolates will be provided by Jean-Marie Auboine, Master Chocolatier, who will also be attendance. 9-11 pm. For an unlimited tasting for two hours, the price per person is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Call (702) 798-7151 for more information or reservations.
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 January/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 Coupons - The 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 January Contest - Win a buffet for two at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas! We have five certificates for a FREE buffet for two at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. To win one of our five prize certificates all you have to do is write a casino review during January 2011. At the end of the month the five people who have posted the most casino reviews 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!

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.
Venetian: Blue Man Group gets in on the excitement of the Big Game by offering a $46 ticket in celebration of 46 years of Super Sunday. Blue Man Group’s Super Sunday ticket special is available for the 10 p.m. shows beginning Monday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 6 (dark Sunday, Feb. 5).  Football fanatics looking to take advantage of the exclusive deal must wear logoed merchandise for one of the two teams playing and mention the code “Game46” at any box office location inside The Venetian or Palazzo. Tax and service fees apply. Offer is valid on select seating and cannot be used on previously purchased tickets. Rules and restrictions apply.  To purchase tickets, visit any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Blue Man Group will be moving to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in the fall of 2012.  Visit www.blueman.com/vegas for more information.
Jerry’s Nugget: Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint Offers All You Can Eat Pasta for $7.89. Homemade pasta is one of Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint specialties. Throughout the month of January you can get an all you can eat pasta deal for just $7.89. First select your favorite pasta from Uncle Angelo’s pasta line up which includes; spaghetti, angel hair, rigatoni, fettuccine, penne, bow tie and linguine. Next choose your favorite sauce. The meal includes bread and your choice of soup or salad. The $7.89 All You Can Eat Pasta Special is available at Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint every day in January.

Wynn Las Vegas: Unveiled a new high limit slot salon. Located off the casino floor, the luxury gaming area features a private lounge with a 103” plasma television and custom Wynn Design décor and furnishings as well as an assortment of refreshments for guests. The exclusive gaming area features 65 high limit slot machines, video poker and reel games with betting minimums ranging from $5 to $1,000.
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.
Golden Nugget: Creating the perfect blend of fantasy and mystery with their second annual Mardi Gras themed Masquerade Ball held in Gold Diggers, Saturday, Feb. 18 beginning at 8 pm.  Partygoers are invited to dance the night away to the high energy beats of DJ Big Easy, and are encouraged to dress to impress in their favorite club chic attire, while sipping traditional Hurricanes and other drinks from Gold Diggers’ full service bars. Entertainment will continue throughout the evening with specialty face painters, Mardi Gras style masks and beads. Cover charge is $15 per person, or $25 per couple when purchased in advance. Cover charge at the door will be $20 per person. Advance admission and table service may be purchased by calling 1-866-946-5336.

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.)

Silverton: Silverton Rocks through January 31. Giving away more than $300,000 in cash and prizes during the month to Silverton Rewards Club members. There are two ways players can enter into the chance for a great prize. Guests can earn one entry for 50 points and be entered into the weekly cash drawings with $15,000 awarded every Friday. The drawings will be held at the Aquarium at 8 pm with check-in starting at 6 pm. Players can also earn prize pulls Sunday through Wednesday during the month to win other great prizes. 500 points equals one prize pull. Prizes include:
·         iPods - 100+ Total Nanos, Shuffles, Touches and Classics!
·         iTunes Gift Cards - $60,000+ Total Gift Cards
·         Free Slot Play - $5 Minimum
·         Silverton Concert Tickets
·         Silverton Rocks Long-Sleeve Shirts
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 receive $10 to $1,000 in FREE play. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: Extended through January: The Bighorn and Longhorn will be running a "Hot Seat" promotion every day in January. Every hour a drawing will be held to randomly a section of the casino and all players playing in that section will be given a FREE spin to win cash, gifts and logo wear. The "Hot Seat" promotion runs from 2 pm-2 am every day in January.
Rampart: January’s Munchin’ on Mondays. Earn 350 points, swipe your card at any kiosk and receive $10 food voucher for any outlet. Earn 600 points, swipe your card at any kiosk and receive $15 for any outlet. Earn 1,200 points, swipe your card at any kiosk and receive $25 voucher. Customer keeps the points.

South Point: January $300,000 Swipe, Spin & Win: Every Sunday through 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 lunch buffet, South Point movie tickets, South Point t-shirt or mug or 2,500 bonus points. Must redeem on the day points are earned. You keep the points. One prize awarded per player per day.

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.
MGM Grand: See it now before it closes! The Lion Habitat Exhibit will close permanently on January 31, 2012.
Silverton: Table Games Pick a Prize. Guests get to play their favorite table games to earn tickets for a drawing to win a $1,000 Visa gift card and non-negotiable chips. Drawings will be held January 24 and 31. Players must be present to win.

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 - http://www.americancasinoguide.com/2012-american-casino-guide-coupon-list.html 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: http://www.americancasinoguide.com/order-now.html

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.

Venetian: In honor of the holiday season, Blue Man Group is offering Nevada residents one FREE ticket with the purchase of one regularly priced ticket through Jan. 31, 2012. To receive the offer, locals can show their Nevada ID and mention the code “LOC241” at any box office location inside The Venetian or Palazzo. Rules and restrictions apply. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 702.414.9001 or visit blueman.com/vegaslocal for details.

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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