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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. 9 and 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.

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

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

December Video Podcasts Two New Videos! American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed two gaming industry executives while at this year’s Global Gaming Expo.  The first is an Interview with Frank Legato, who is the editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. Frank is a nationally recognized expert on slot machines and Steve asks hims about server-based gaming which is the latest technology for use in electronic gaming machines in casinos. Topics covered include: what is server-based gaming?; what is the benefit of it for casinos?; what is the benefit of it for players?; how many casinos currently use it?; and can players trust casinos to use it fairly? The second is an interview with’s chief marketing officer, Greg Brown, for details on his site. Topics covered include how players can use it for FREE to practice playing different types of games, such as Triple Play, Super Times Pay and Quick Quads: how to play in FREE daily video poker contests; how to get a FREE two-week trial of a gold membership; plus much more To watch the podcasts, go to On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

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.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation: Continues to take its recruitment strategy “outside the box” with the eighth-annual MBA Poker Championship and Recruitment Weekend, held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 18 through 20, 2013. This one-of a-kind recruitment event is expected to draw more than 600 Master in Business Administration students and recent alumni from top business schools across the country. Tournament buy-in ranges from $85 to $225. For more information or to register, players are invited to visit Caesars Entertainment holds the three-day tournament event each year to fetch astute and savvy candidates for its President’s Associate Program. This two-year apprenticeship provides an exclusive opportunity for candidates to interact with senior executives and participate in strategic business management and analysis at the world’s largest casino-gaming company. Upon successful completion, apprentices may be permanently placed in high-level roles within the company. Four of the 12 president’s associates hired at last year’s MBA Poker event were given full time positions. It is estimated that the top ten players will finish “in the money” with roughly 70 percent of the tournament buy-in awarded as prize money. Remaining proceeds raised by the event will be donated to Keep Memory Alive (KMA), supporting the mission of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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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