July 22, 2012 Vegas Values Report

July 22, 2012 Vegas Values Report

This information is from Scot Krause, our roving reporter, who supplies us each week with information on the best Las Vegas Promotions. It’s only available here on the americancasinoguide.com web site so be sure to come back each Sunday to find out about the best values in Las Vegas.

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Here’s what we found this week…

Orleans: 10x points on penny slots on Wednesdays and Sundays through July.

Las Vegas Club: Beer bargain: 50-cent Hamm’s Draft Beer at casino bars. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Fashion Show Mall: Every weekend shoppers are entertained with FREE live runway shows featuring the latest fashions and styles from Fashion Show retailers. The shows take place on the runway near Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon and continue on the hour thru the last show at 6 pm. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Golden Gate: Play slots to earn scratch cards to win instant prizes of free slot play and gas gift cards, or win entries into the Grand Prize drawing for a year’s worth of gas.  The promotion runs through August 31, or while supplies last, with a final Grand Prize Drawing scheduled for September 1 at 9 p.m. The grand prize winner may choose from $2500 in free gas cards, $2,500 in free slot play or $2,500 in non-taxable play-till-you-lose promo chips and best of all, you need NOT be present to win!

Luxor: Tacos & Tequila will celebrate National Tequila Day with Milagro Tequila specials all day long on Tuesday, July 24. Tequila lovers can enjoy Milagro Silver and throw back 2-for-1 Top Shelf Margaritas and Blueberry Smash cocktails as well as $5 Milagro Tequila shots. Served on the rocks with a salted rim, T&T’s Signature Top Shelf Margarita is blended with organic agave nectar, Grand Marnier and a house-made margarita mix topped with fresh lime juice. The Blueberry Smash cocktail is a smooth concoction made with fresh lime and mint, muddled with blueberries and topped with spice from ginger beer. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., summer tequila flights will also be available priced at $15. The flights will include three shots of tequila and allow guests to choose from five different tequilas including Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, Don Julio, Avion and Patron. Hard-core fiesta goers will enjoy the “Macho Borracho” special with the option of six carne, carnitas or chicken tacos, six Sol beers and six Jose Cuervo shots, priced at $59.  During all of the tequila mayhem, the restaurant will also offer $5 Jose Cuervo shots from 2 to 6 p.m.

Stations/Fiestas: Senior Wednesdays return in August for players over age 50 with $30,000 in FREE slot tournaments (first entry free) and half point dining 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at select restaurants.

Hard Rock: In observation of “the last summer” on the historical Mayan calendar, The Joint invites Nevada residents to take advantage buy-one get-one tickets to The Last Summer on Earth Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies on Saturday, July 28. The multi-platinum pop rock group will be joined by special guests Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker. To receive the offer, locals can purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com using the code “SUMMER” or present a valid Nevada ID at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office. Tickets are limited. Offer valid from midnight on Wednesday, July 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 27. Rules and restrictions apply. For more information, call 800.745.3000 or visit the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office. For more information on the tour, visit lastsummeronearth.com.

D Las Vegas: The downtown property is taking the Fitz chips off the floor for good as part of its dramatic transformation from its former identity as Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel. The Fitz chips will remain in play until August 14th when the D stacks them up for the last time. In addition to the traditional Fitz chips, guests will have the opportunity to play with special edition pieces created for Don Barden, St. Patrick’s Day, Fremont Street Experience and the Millennium. The transition from the Fitz Chips is part of the overall changes to the gaming experience taking place at property. Scheduled for completion in fall 2012, the first-floor modern casino will deliver the latest in slots and tables games manned by the D’s playful dancing dealers. The second floor will invite guests to step back in time to enjoy vintage slots and an original Vegas vibe.

Royal Resort: American Casino Guide book purchasers can show their American Casino Guide Discount Card (it comes inside each book) to get a 2-for-1 deal on the purchase of an adult ticket to Squawk! The Trained Bird Show at Royal Resort. The savings are $25.95!  Regular Adult Admission is $25.95 plus taxes/fees. To get this offer, just show your American Casino Guide Discount Card at the box office. Show currently plays every Friday – Monday at 3 pm in the showroom. The Royal Resort is located at 99 Convention Center Drive (1 block west of Las Vegas Strip.) Call 702-735-6117 for show reservations. (Ongoing promotion with your 2102 ACG card until further notice.)

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 15 to 21 the prize is a free buffet for two at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, plus two tickets to the Titanic exhibit at Luxor. 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.

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 http://www.americancasinoguide.com/gambling-podcasts On that page you can also access more than 70 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

Bill’s Gambling Hall:  Late night Steak and Eggs Special for $6.99 served from 11 pm to 6 am every day. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Terrible’s Casino: July Play & Eat Sundays. Earn 300 points on Sundays for a FREE breakfast or lunch buffet.  600 points for a FREE dinner or brunch buffet.  Maximum of 2 FREE buffets per person per Sunday.  Buffets are valid for 7 days from date of issuance.  No points are deducted.

Palms: Rare bonus point days: Sundays in July: 10x for slots and reels and 2x for video poker.  No activation is needed.

Gold Coast: Earn 400 same day points at the Gold Coast on Sunday, July 15  and receive a FREE Tripod Flashlight; Wednesday, July 25 and receive a FREE 16 piece container set. Same deal on Sunday, July 29 for a FREE two-piece bakeware set.

Rampart Casino: During July, players can redeem their points for lunch and dinner buffets every Monday through Saturday in July.  Customers are eligible to receive a lunch buffet after earning 250 same day base points.  The dinner buffet is available for players after earning 400 same day base points.  Vouchers are valid for seven days after they are earned, and players can earn a maximum of two vouchers per day. (Note: you must redeem points for this promotion.)

Main Street Station: Happy Hour in the Triple 7 Restaurant Brewery. Monday thru Friday 3 to 6 pm: $2 house wines, well drinks and microbrews and $4.99 appetizers.  (Ongoing until further notice.)

Plaza: 15% off Plaza room rates for Military, Airline Employees and AARP members.  Call 1-800-634-6575 and reference this promotion at time of booking. Guests must present Military ID, Airline ID or AARP ID at time of check-in to receive the discount. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Stations/Fiestas: July Senior Wednesdays (for age 50+) with $30,000 in FREE slot tournaments (first entry free) and half point dining 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at select restaurants.

Primm Valley Resorts: New A-Play club members receive 20X points on first day of sign-up. The limit is 1,000 points ($1,000 coin-in) which means you can earn up to $50 cash back. See the players club for details. (Sign up offer is available at one of 3 Primm Casinos ONLY.) http://www.primmvalleyresorts.com/special-offers#casino_offers

Club Fortune (Henderson): Bargain breakfast during July. Three eggs your way with hash browns, toast, sausage or bacon for a mere $1.49. Served daily this month from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., dine in only.

Tropicana: Purchase a $25 or more gift card from Town Square Shopping Center and receive 2 FREE tickets to Recycled Percussion. http://www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com/gift-cards.html

Rampart Casino: “$50,000 Firework Frenzy” drawings every Saturday throughout July at 7 p.m.  One hundred points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry in the weekly drawings.  This progressive jackpot starts at $10,000 and will increase by $5,000 each week until the jackpot envelope is pulled.  Fifteen winners will be selected during the first three drawings with 11 winners pulled at the final drawing on Saturday, July 28.  Players can earn double entries for the Firework Frenzy drawings every Monday through Thursday.

El Cortez: Throughout July, 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: Play, earn and win gift cards Monday through Friday now through July 16. Earn gift cards from Apple, TJ Maxx, Omaha Steaks, Best Buy, Home Depot and more. Visit Club Palms for details.

Sam’s Town: Win a three night stay at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. One winner each month. Prize includes:  4-days/3-night stay June 1 thru September 27, 2012 ; $50 Dining Credit; 2 Movie Tickets to Century Theater . Enter at: http://www.samstownlv.com/whats-new/promotions/win-three-for-free

Silverton Casino Hotel: “$90,000 Fiats & Fuel Giveaway.” Dates: Saturdays, July 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
 
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.
 
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:  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 silvertoncasino.com. 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 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 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.

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 which debuted 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 www.bbkingclubs.com 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.

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 – 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.

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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