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Here’s what we found this week…

July Video Podcast Casino Comps – How The System Works! Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide, explains how the casino comping system works for table game players. Topics covered include: how to get rated; how the casino rates your play, how to determine how much you can earn in comps; plus much more. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Silverton Casino Hotel: “$90,000 Fiats & Fuel Giveaway.” Dates: Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28. Drawing Time: 7 p.m. Earn chances to win prizes every Saturday during the month of July. Players earn one entry into the drawing for every 50 base points earned with a maximum of 100 entries per guest each day. 10 names will be randomly drawn from the virtual drum using the Total Promo computer drawing system to determine the winner every Saturday at 7 p.m. and the names of the winners are posted at the box office no later than 7:15 p.m. that same day. Prizes include:
First name drawn wins a new Fiat or $10,000
Second name drawn wins $2,500 Cash or Free Slot Play
Third name drawn wins $1,250 Free Slot Play
Fourth name drawn wins $750 Free Slot Play
Fifth name drawn wins $500 Free Slot Play
Sixth through tenth names drawn win $100 Gas Card Each
Caesars Palace: In celebration of Independence Day, Caesars Palace will light up the sky with an impressive FREE fireworks display from the rooftop of the Roman Tower on Saturday, July 7. The celebratory show will kick off at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting, granting hotel guests and passersby the best views on the Las Vegas Strip from the front fountains at Caesars Palace.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “July Instant Slot Bonuses”. Natural four of a kinds 5’s thru 10’s win an Instant Slot Bonus.  .05¢, .10¢, and .20¢ players win $4.00 Free Play with a 10 coin minimum bet. 25¢ and .50¢ players win $10.00 Free Play with a 5 coin minimum bet.  $1.00 players win $20.00 Free Play, and $2.00 players win $40.00 Free Play with a 5 coin minimum bet.  Slot and Keno jackpots of $50.00 or more earn a $10.00 Free Play bonus.  Suited blackjack in diamonds gets a $5.00 bonus with a $5.00 minimum bet on live blackjack.

Gold Coast: “Thursty Thursdays” in July. Receive up to four 8-packs (12oz. bottles) of Pepsi products based on your slot play. Visit B Connected for details.

Hard Rock: Fiat 500 Giveaway Drawing, July 1 – 28.
Receive one (1) virtual drawing ticket for 50 Slot points earned or every 300 Table Points earned.
Guests will receive 2X Virtual Drawing Tickets every Monday during the promotional period.
Drawing will be held Saturday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Backstage Pass Rewards Club.
Winners will have the chance to win 2 Fiat 500’s, Free Slot Play and Chevron Gas Cards.
South Point: 5x slots and video reels and 2x video poker on July 4th.

Orleans: Earn 300 points and receive a FREE gift in July from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. One gift per account. You keep the points.
July 4 – Red, White or Blue Vodka (choice of one)
July 9 – Microwave Popcorn Popper
July 23 – Set of 4 Popcorn Bowls

Sam’s Town: 7x slots and video reels and 5x video poker on July 4th.

Win Free Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. For the week of July 1 to 7 the prize is a dinner for two at the Bighorn Casino (expires 12/30/12) plus two tickets to the Dirty Joke Show at The Rio (no expiration date) and two winners will be chosen. 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 July 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.

Orleans: Through July 4 all B Connected Club members are eligible to participate in The Orleans’ Blackjack Beach Towel Madness table games promotion. For every 18 Blackjacks within a 24-hour period, winners will receive a FREE custom Orleans Beach Towel. Each time the player is dealt a Blackjack, the dealer will validate the player’s card. Once a player has 18 validated Blackjacks within a 24-hour period, the player will present their punch card to a table games supervisor who will verify the 18 Blackjacks and authorize the player is eligible to receive an Orleans’ Beach Towel. There is a limit one towel per B Connected Club account per day.

LVH: Hot Seat Drawings. Get caught playing slots with your LVH Player’s Club card for chances to win random FREE slot play. Winners are selected between 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on: July 4 – Independence Day; August 6; August 27; September 3; September 24; November 11 – Veterans Day; November 22 – Thanksgiving Day; December 20;
and December 25-Christmas Day.

Silverton Casino Hotel: Offering guests a special rate on hotel rooms during the summer months. For only $35 Sunday through Thursday and $55 on Friday and Saturday, guests can receive this special deal by providing the promo code SUMBB12 when booking a room toll free at 1-800-923-6619 or online at This special offer is based upon availability and subject to change. By providing the special promo code, guests can enjoy this rate and all the amenities the Silverton Casino Hotel offers now through August 30, 2012. Reservations must be made in advance to receive this offer. Limit three rooms per booking. Resort fees not included.

Jerry’s Nugget: Earn drawing tickets everyday from July 1 through August 4 for a chance at winning Corona gear and a grand prize pyramid of beer. Receive tickets with a suited blackjack on any blackjack table, a full house or higher on Texas Hold ‘Em, an eleven on the come out roll on the dice table, or a 0 or 00 with a bet straight up on the roulette table.  Drawings are held every Saturday (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4) at 8:30 pm, where two winners will receive a Corona Summer Pack of t-shirts and hats, Corona beer and a $30 Jerry’s Nugget Gift Card. Additional prizes will also be given away, including a Corona beach chair and an outdoor chiminea. The grand prize for the beer pyramid will be given away on August 4. Winners must be present to win.

Erotic Heritage Museum: Art of Nude Male Yoga every Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, taught by Yogi Paul.  Art of Female Nude Yoga every other Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 pm. Taught by Yogi Grace.  Art of Co-ed Nude Yoga the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month, 7:30-8:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. These classes are open to people who are interested in practicing yoga without the restrictions of clothes. Bring a yoga mat, water and a positive, respectful attitude.  This course is taught by female and male instructors and is by donation only (Suggested donation $10-$20). The Museum classes open at 7:00 pm and the doors will be locked shortly after the class starts and no late people will be admitted. Questions? Call the museum at (702) 369-6442, visit the website at: or email:  (Note: Use your American Casino Guide 2-for-1 coupons to visit the museum during regular hours.)

Caesars Palace: In celebration of Independence Day, Caesars Palace will light up the sky with an impressive FREE fireworks display from the rooftop of the Roman Tower on Saturday, July 7. The celebratory show will kick off at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting, granting hotel guests and passersby the best views on the Las Vegas Strip from the front fountains at Caesars Palace.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas: Players have a chance to win up to $500 every day through July 31.  Earn 500 points in one day on selected slots, video poker or table games to play in daily Slot Challenge.  Play up to five times a day for a chance to win up to $100 each time.  Daily earning period begins at 8 p.m. and lasts through 7:59 p.m. the following evening.  Visit the club booth to register.

Mirage: BB King’s Blues Club Las Vegas, where live music blends with Southern flavors, welcomes Lucille’s Dueling Pianos, debuting Thursday, July 5. Enjoy dinner and a show while the piano virtuosos ‘shake, rattle and roll’ over 176 keys and through their vast repertoire of songs, spanning decades of hits. From Billy Joel to Bon Jovi and beyond, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Audience participation is key and guests will never see the same show twice while they enjoy singing along to their favorite tunes. Lucille’s Dueling Pianos perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a cover charge of $5 on Thursdays and $10 on Fridays and Saturdays. 21 and over, please.  BB King’s Blues Club Las Vegas is an intimate supper club style restaurant located in the Mirage Hotel and Casino. With four full-service bars, a large dining area, and television monitors throughout the restaurant, BB King’s offers a perfect blend of live music and Southern flavor in the heart of Vegas action. For more information on upcoming entertainers or to make a reservation, please visit or call 702-242-5464. (Note: When you visit, use your American Casino Guide 2-for-1 drink coupons and also get FREE admission!)

LVH: Shopping Spree Giveaway: Through August 20, you will receive $1 in Spree Bucks for every $1 in comps earned playing slots, so you can “shop ’til you drop.” The more you play, the more Spree Bucks you earn. Spree Bucks will be awarded Tuesday, August 21. Visit the players club for details.

Riviera: New Riviera Rewards members can be reimbursed up to $1,000 on losses of your first day of play.  When you enroll in the club as a new member, or as a non-active member of the club in the past 24 months, you’ll qualify for an immediate 50% loss rebate (in slot play) on your first day of play and the additional 50% will be credited on the 3rd day of the following month, available for your download on your next visit and remains valid for one year. Be sure to read and be informed about the promotion from the players club both prior to playing. Some machines are stickered that they are not eligible for the rebate offer (many of the machines in high limits and multi-line video poker are two examples that are ineligible.) But the promotion is currently available for both slots and video poker in lower denominations and open to visitors as well as Las Vegas locals.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: Hosting its summer pool party series, “Kiss The Sky,” with DJs, dancing, and drink specials high above Las Vegas at the historic property’s 25th floor pool.  Admission is FREE, and all guests 21 and over are invited to party under the stars every Friday night starting at 9 p.m. through August 31. “Kiss The Sky” parties will feature a full service bar and drink specials including $3 Miller Lite draft beer, $3 Red Bull and $4.50 Bacardi cocktails.  To access the pool deck, guests should take the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse elevators to the 25th floor.  Doors open at 9 p.m. 

Regal UA Showcase 8 (Movie theater on the Strip near MGM Grand): Summer special: $6.50 Movie Tickets all day Sunday and Tuesday and Fridays and Saturdays after 11 pm.  

Hooters: Offering a $100 loss reimbursement program for new Owl Rewards sign-ups. 50% rebate the 1st day, 25% 2nd day and 25% 3rd day. Must claim each day by 11:59 pm.  Open to locals and tourists for new members ONLY.  This new offer replaces the previous new player promotion of receiving free play on promotional slot machines.  Therefore, the Hooter’s coupon in the 2012 American Casino Guide is no longer valid. Instead, you will now be given 12 free chicken wings.

Hard Rock: “Pick your Poison” every Wednesday through July.  Earn 250 points and receive a FREE kiosk swipe to pick a shot glass and win a prize including free slot play, dining credits and Hard Rock Casino merchandise.  Earn up to four prizes per day.

Sam’s Town: Earn 5 points after becoming a new member and play the “Money Madness” scratch card game. Every card wins an instant prize. Must provide e-mail address to participate.

Silverton: Progressive Power Slot Tournament every Tuesday from noon – 6 pm. Silverton Rewards Club members receive one FREE entry from noon – 4 p.m. Earn additional entries for every 100 points earned by 5:30 p.m. (Two additional entries maximum). The top 40 players will be qualified for prizes. Finish in 1st place with 30,000+ points and win the Progressive Jackpot. The jackpot increases by $100 each week there is no winner and can go up to $2,500.  Players must place first overall with an individual round score of 30,000+ points and earn 1,000 base points between 6 am and 6:30 pm on a tournament day. The Progressive Power Jackpot resets to $600 after it is won. There are 40 winners each week and over $2,500 in weekly prizes.

LVH: “Cool by the Pool” is back at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.) Guests and non-hotel guests, locals included, are invited to enjoy poolside happy hour and daily entertainment from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials, $2 shrimp cocktails and food specials, and FREE live entertainment. Admission is FREE and there are daily drawings for prizes at 7 p.m. nightly too. “Cool by the Pool” is located on the 3rd Floor Pool Deck and everyone is welcome.

Hard Rock Casino Hotel: Monday through Thursday, earn 250 points  to receive a FREE gift of your choice. Three different gifts are being offered each week and players can earn up to three each day of the promotion. Items include logo wear, umbrellas, blankets, candle sets, kitchen items and more.

Railroad Pass: Video Poker Mondays. Every member gets a FREE 5-minute entry every Monday. The highest score of the day wins $100. Second prize is $50. The third and fourth highest scores each receive $25.

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.

2012 American Casino Guide: The new American Casino Guide is 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 directly 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.

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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