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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.

Palms: NEW: Sterling Advantage 50+ Senior Thursdays: Discount movie tickets, discounts on food and beverages, special promotions, gifts and more. See details at Club Palms booth. Ongoing promotion until further notice. Promotions change monthly.

Gold Coast: Winter Wheel of Cash Drawings. Win up to $4,000. Eight winners every Saturday night in January at 8:15 pm.  Slot and table players are eligible. Earn 10X entries every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month. See complete rules post at BConnected Club booth.

Hooters Casino Hotel: Lucky Ladies MegaShare was added to the casino floor blackjack tables. The rules of the game are simple; players wager $1 on the lucky ladies and lucky ladies MegaShare circle on the blackjack table. Whether or not the first two cards equal 20 determines if the player is a winner. Any two cards equaling 20 pays off. The key to MegaShare is for someone in the pit to land on the MegaShare wager. Once this happens, any individual playing their $1 on that spot immediately wins a portion of the jackpot which is split evenly among the people who are betting. Hooters Casino Hotel is one of the first in Las Vegas to add Lucky Ladies to their blackjack tables.

Eastside Cannery: FREE Walmart Wednesdays (Every Wednesday in January). Earn 400 same day base points to receive a $5 Walmart Gift Card. Table Games: Three (3) hours @ $10 average bet equivalent. Poker: Four (4) hours play. Maximum three (3) $5 Walmart Gift Cards per player. Points must be earned separately for each promotion/gift. Customer keeps the points.

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.

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 12/31/12. 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 12/31/12. 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!

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.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: Sourdough Café Serves Its 2 Millionth Breakfast – Monday, January 9, 2012 – 6 am to 11 pm – Enjoy $2 steak or ham & eggs breakfasts for only $2 with ace | PLAY card. 

Jerry’s Nugget: Get a Free $10 Dining Reward Every Friday and Saturday in January. Slot, video poker and video keno players can eat for free just for gaming on Fridays and Saturdays. From 4am to 11:59pm, players earning 299 MoreClub base points qualify for a free $10 Meal Reward. The $10 Meal Reward can be used at any dining outlet inside Jerry’s Nugget Casino which includes Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop, Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint, The Cornucopia Snack Bar, Uncle Angelo’s Bakery and The Main Bar. No points will be deducted. Qualified participants will receive their Dining Day Meal Reward ticket at the MoreClub kiosk the same day.

January Video Podcast The Five Worst Casino Bets with Syndicated Gaming Writer John Grochowski – American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie interviewed syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski for this video where John gives his picks for the five worst bets in a casino. Games covered include: keno, slots, baccarat, craps and the big six wheel. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 60 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

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 10, 17, 24 and 31. Players must be present to win.

Gold Coast: Blackjack Marathon January 8-13 and 15-20. Win great prizes with every completed blackjack marathon card. See the pit for complete details.

Gold Coast: FREE $5,000 Video Poker Tournament every Friday. Earn 300 points after 3 am on Friday to play between 2 pm – 10 pm in Tournament Alley.

Circus Circus: Early dining at the Steakhouse from 4-6 pm nightly offers guests $5 Sterling Vintners Collection Wines by the glass and ½ cocktails. (Excludes Saturdays and holidays.) (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

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 – The retail price of the book is $18.95. However you can buy the book directy from the American Casino Guide web site for only $11.75. To order the 2012 American Casino Guide , go to:

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 for details.

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.

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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