Here’s what we found for the week of July 25, 2010…

Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel: Will celebrate its two-year anniversary during the month of August. The “Canniversary” celebration will officially kick off on Sunday, August 1 with FREE cupcakes and champagne in Marilyn’s Lounge from noon to 5 pm. “Canniversary” events include a performance by Grammy Award-winning Brian McKnight on Saturday, August 21 in the Casablanca Event Center; a special casino player event on Friday, August 27 starring Rich Little and gaming promotions and giveaways throughout the month. 

M Resort: Buffets for life promotion. Beginning Monday, August 2, the resort is giving more than 150 guests the opportunity to win FREE buffets for life, one year or six months as part of its “Biggest Winner Club” promotion. Guests can earn one entry with the purchase of any meal at the resort’s Studio B Buffet. The “Biggest Winner Club” prize includes:
One VIP Studio B Buffet pass (for life, one year or six months) entitling the winner to enjoy a complimentary buffet for two daily.
Priority Line Pass and seating in Studio B for up to four (4) guests.
Custom-designed Studio B VIP t-shirt, hat and M apron.
Two tickets to any Martini Time show, based on availability.
Drawings for the winners will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm at Studio B Buffet. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their “Biggest Winner Club” prize. More than 150 guests will be awarded entry to the “Biggest Winner Club” wining buffets for life, one year or six months.

Rampart: Mystery FREE Play Tuesdays in August. Customers can play to a point qualification to swipe their card at the kiosk for Free Slot Play. Offers:
—Earn 250pts and receive $5, $10 or $15 in FSP
—Earn 500pts and receive $20, $25 or $30 in FSP
—Earn 1,200pts and receive $40, $60 or $100 in FSP
Customer keeps the points.

Ellis Island: Liquor Wednesdays in July and August. Clearing out inventory! Win a great selection of Liquor & Fine Wine. One bottle per winner. Must be playing with Passport Players Club card to participate in random drawings. See the Promotions Booth for full details.

Riviera: NEW! Queen Victoria’s British Pub The pub is open 24 hours a day and hosts live bands, televises all European and British sports schedules, and offers special discounts to Queen Victoria’s Pub members. Attire is casual and the pub offers traditional British breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee and drink specialties daily. Club Riviera Members receive up to a 30% discount by showing their players card.

Silverton: FREE Lucille’s BBQ Sauce everyday in July when you earn 1000 points daily or weekly.  Players can also earn points during the specified week to be eligible for the weekly gifts as well as spend the month of July earning toward a Bradley 4-rack smoker. Gifts can be picked up at the Player’s Club by midnight on the Sunday following the earning period.
Omaha Steaks gift certificates by earning 25,000 points between July 25 and July 31
Bradley 4-rack smoker by earning 100,000 points for all points accumulated from July 1 to July 31.

Plaza/Vegas Club: Crack the CODE. Every Friday and Saturday in August, players will have their chance to Crack the CODE and win $1,000 cash. For every 500 points earned by using their Players Card, they type in any 3-digit combination and if the safe opens they win $1,000 cash.  If not, each player can earn up to $50 in FREE slot play each day, $5 for every 500 points earned – everyone will walk away a winner.  See the Players Club for details.  

Colorado Belle/Edgewater (Laughlin): Cash Mania Giveaway August 1-31.  $250,000 River of Riches Swipe-Play-Win Kiosk promotion throughout the month of August. Every ACCESS Club member is entitled to one FREE swipe per day at each location. Patrons can earn up to five additional swipes for every 1,000 base points earned. Each swipe generates a three part ticket.  One piece is the instant win prize, one piece a collection game piece for secondary prizes and last piece, a drawing ticket for weekly drawings.

Luck, Royals, Good Food and Jackpots to all….. Regards, H. Scot Krause
Author not responsible for omissions, changes and/or errors.

Ongoing July Promotions

Vegas Values Updates: The American Casino Guide web site has a 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. Go to

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon: Bill’s Comp Explosion Giveaway through December 31. 6 chances to win $100 Comp Dollars daily. Your name could be one of the six drawn each day to win $100 comp dollars to use at select locations at eight Las Vegas Harrah’s resorts. See rules at the club booth or visit:

Eastside Cannery: July BBQ Bonanza Table Games Giveaway: Saturdays. Earn drawing entries while playing select table games with drawings every Saturday in July from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Win a BBQ Grill or up to $250 in cash.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: For Pit Players: Win an Apple iPad Wednesday, July 28th at 9 pm. Earn tickets for:
• Unlimited tickets available
• Earn 1 ticket for every hour played
• 1 for every regular BJ
• 5 for every Diamond BJ on Super Fun 21
• 1 ticket for 7 or 11 on a come out roll.
• 3 for extra straight up number on Roulette
Must be PPC member.  See Fun Pit for full details.

Venetian: B & B Ristorante and Carnevino, brought to you by partners Chef Mario Batali and Winemaker Joe Bastianich, are currently offering local’s discounts with Nevada ID. B&B Ristorante is 20% off and Carnevino is 15% off. Both restaurants also have a 20% happy hour discount at the bar top only. B & B Ristorante showcases the duo’s acclaimed blend of exquisite Italian food and casual elegance, while Carnevino features all natural beef of exceptional quality and an international wine menu.

Hard Rock: Hot Seat drawing, July 28 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  Win up to $100 in Rockstar (freeplay) Cash. A random winner will be drawn every hour.

Jerry’s Nugget: Del Mar Handicapping Contest at the Jerry’s Nugget Race Book. Celebrating its fifth year running, the contest allows bettors a chance to win prize money of up to $500 cash and become the top Del Mar Handicapper of the Week.  Betting windows open at 8am. Contestants can participate for $10 every week and can enter up to three times. Every week is a new contest and a fresh new start to win the prize money. Entering is simple: choose five picks from the first eight races on a Saturday Del Mar Card and accumulate points for Win, Place and Show. The highest point earner will receive $400 cash and the second place highest point earner will receive $100 cash. As a bonus, winners will also receive a $30 dining certificate good to any Jerry’s Nugget restaurant once they show their MoreClub card. The contest continues every Saturday through September 4. Guests coming in early morning on race day will be served complimentary donuts and coffee. Track sandwiches, which consist of deli sandwiches made on homemade rolls, will be available at the Race and Sports Book for $2 each. Complete listings of the rules are available at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book.

Mandalay Bay: Shark Reef Aquarium celebrates its 10-year birthday all summer long.  The aquarium is hosting a birthday party on August 21 where guests can enjoy an array of special prices and activities, including $10 adult admission and $5 children admission (children ages four and under are free); 10 percent off Shark Reef Store merchandise; $10 meal deal at Burgers & Dogs; and complimentary birthday cookies, face painting, balloon animals, birthday “fin” crowns and special appearances by “Sharky” the Shark.

Tuscany: 50% off dining in Marilyn’s Café when you pay with your points/comp $ on Mondays and Tuesdays in July.

South Point: July 5-29: $200,000 Swipe, Spin n Win. Earn 200 same day point between 3 and 11 pm and spin the wheel for a chance to win: $50 free play, $50 gas card, $25 free play, 2X points, free breakfast buffet, free lunch buffet, $20 off any restaurant, or 1000 bonus points.

Cannery: FREE Seafood Buffet/FREE Play Thursdays in July. Earn 799 base points the same day on Thursdays and receive one FREE Seafood Buffet and $20 in Free Play.  There is a limit of one seafood buffet and $20 in Free Play per customer per day. Customers keep their points.

Luxor/Excalibur: Vegas show-goers can get tickets to Fantasy, adult revue, and catch an additional show at Luxor or Excalibur all for just $75. This special offer includes one ticket to Fantasy plus one ticket to Criss Angel Believe from Cirque du Soleil, Carrot Top, Menopause the Musical, Thunder From Down Under, Tournament of Kings or Defending the Caveman. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor or Excalibur box offices and are not available for purchase online. Some limitations apply. For more information on the “Fantasy Two for $75 Offer,” visit or call (702) 262-4400.

Plaza/Vegas Club: Slam Chop Giveaway. Play your favorite slots with your player’s card every Tuesday and Thursday in July to earn the super popular Slam Chop.  Earn 500 points to receive your very own Slam Chop.  See the Players Club for more details.  

M Resort: FREE Tank of Gas for non-local slot players. Earn 2,500 same day base points on reel slots or 6,000 on video poker and qualify for a FREE tank of gas. Open to all iMagine Rewards Club Members with an out-of-state ID. Limit two FREE tanks of gas per account per month. See club for details. Management reserves all rights.

Suncoast: 50% off when you pay with your points at SC Prime Steakhouse and Salvatore’s (Italian Restaurant) Fridays thru Sundays in July.

Riviera: FREE Slot Tournaments – July 27 and 29. Tournaments held at 10 am, noon and 2 pm where you can play for as much as $500 in Free Slot Play. Play all three sessions and your first entry is FREE.

July Gambling Podcast – The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos and during the course of each show he interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

For the July podcast Steve has a 10-minute video podcast hosted on You Tube about “How to Win at Video Poker.” In it Steve explains how video poker machines work and how they differ from slot machines. He also explains how you can learn to easily find the best-paying video poker games in any casino and use the proper strategy to achieve the best long-term payback percentages. To see the vdeio on You Tube, go to – Or, to visit the podcast page, go to:

On that page you can also access past interviews with noted gaming authorities, including: Mike Aponte, Max Rubin, Bob Dancer, Stanford Wong, Arnold Snyder, John Grochowski, Henry Tamburin, John Robison, The Wizard of Odds, Bill Burton, Jeffrey Compton, Anthony Curtis and others.

Caesars Palace: The Forum Shops has a special offer for the month of July. Shoppers can bring their receipts to concierge as their entry to win a shopping gift card. The Forum Shops will draw the winning receipt on Monday, Aug. 2 and whatever the temperature will be from Saturday, July 31, that will be the amount of the gift card. The winner does not need to be present to win.

South Point: July Friday Night Happy Hour at all Casino Bars, 4 pm to 10 pm. All drinks $2.

Golden Gate: $100,000 Crack the Code thru July 31. Receive a FREE attempt to crack the code with each 100 points earned in slots or $100 buy-in at the tables. Chance to win up to $100,000 cash with each attempt.

Palms Casino Resort: Offering Club Palms members the chance to participate in the 4-Piece Dish Set Play, Earn & Win promotion Fridays thru Mondays July 2-31.  Each promotional day, players may earn points for gift redemption.  All points earned in same day for promotion period may be redeemed for the featured Palms item.  Maximum redemption is one 4 piece dish set per person per day, Friday-Monday only. Players must earn the appropriate designated amount of base points in slots or base points on video poker in the same day in order to redeem the Palms 4 piece dish set. Players must earn 250 points on slots or reel machines or 1,000 pts on video poker machines per day Friday thru Mondays.

Plaza/Vegas Club: $12,000 Summer Cash Splash. From July 5–31 guests will receive 1 drawing entry for every 100 points earned by using their Players Card.  Three winners will be chosen at 8 pm at the Plaza nightly to win their share of $400 cash.  Need not to be present to win.  See the Players Club for details.

Hacienda: Pepsi Summer Cool down Cash & Gift Giveaway.  Now thru August 28. Customers will receive one 2- liter bottle of soda by playing and qualifying with the following casino games:
Video Poker (excludes penny denomination machines) -Four of a kind in Jacks, Queens, Kings or Aces with no wild card (maximum coin bet).
Penny & Nickel Reel Machines – jackpot of $50 or greater
Quarter Reel Machines – jackpot of $100 or greater
Dollar Reel Machines – jackpot of $160 or greater
Five Dollar Reel Machines – jackpot of $200 or greater
Live Blackjack – One suited Blackjack in hearts with a $5.00 minimum bet
The cash drawing will be held on Saturday August 28. A total of $500 cash will be given away each hour between 4 pm and 7 pm.  A grand prize of $2000 cash will be given away at 8 pm.

Jerry’s Nugget: July: Swipe & Win Giveaway: Everyone is a guaranteed winner for guests who participate in the Swipe & Win Giveaway, held Mondays and Wednesday throughout July. Players earning 25 base points on slots, reels, video poker and video keno from 4 am to 11:55 pm on those days can enter to play the Swipe & Win Giveaway by going to any MoreClub Kiosk. Guests can walk away with free points, point multipliers, up to $20 cash, $5 to $20 meal certificates, $5 to $10 match plays or $10 to $20 in Jerry’s Nugget gift cards.

Rio: Locals Appreciation Offer: 2-for-1 tickets for Penn & Teller plus a FREE Souvenir Program thru August 31. For show reservations call: 702-777-7776 and mention code: PNTRJ.

Orleans: Play “Take it or Trade It” for your shot at $4,000 every Friday and Saturday in July at 6:15 pm and 8:15 pm near the south end of the Race and Sports Book. Earn entries from slots or table games play.  See B Connected Club for complete details.

Binion’s Gambling Hall: $50,000 Catch the Fever Giveaway started July 1 and is open to all new and existing Club Binion’s members. For slots and video poker, players receive a groovy “Catch the Fever” t-shirt with just 50 total points earned.  At 500 total points earned, slots and video poker players receive a disco bag with some “awesome” prizes.  On table games, players earn stamps on their “Catch the Fever” card at the rate of one stamp for every 30 minutes of rated play. With two stamps on the card, players receive the t-shirt and 25 stamps earn the cool disco bag with the prize inside.  All in all, $50,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise will be given away throughout the promotion, ending on August 31. See details at the club booth.

Miscellaneous Offer: Las Vegas locals can take advantage of a 20% discount when dining at all Wolfgang Puck Las Vegas restaurants through September 30, including Spago (Forum Shops-Ceasars Palace), CUT (Palazzo), Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay), Postrio (Grand Canal Shoppes-Venetian), and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at Crystals inside CityCenter. This discount is valid every day for lunch and dinner. Just show your local ID when you order.

Stratosphere: Hosting sizzling “Body and Soul” pool parties at Level 8 Pool. Partiers can dance to the world beat of Rhythmic Soul, a unique three-piece group featuring a DJ accompanied by live percussion and horn. Rhythmic Soul will perform on the pool deck Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. all summer long.  Level 8 Pool guests can cool down during Happy Hour with two-for-one bottle service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and two-for-one cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The pool’s signature drink, Absolut Exposure, an exotic blend of Absolut Berri Açai, lemonade and blue Curaçao served in a 32 oz. pitcher is specially priced at $18. Other poolside amenities include recently upgraded cabanas, a hot tub, and a complete menu of sandwiches, salads and appetizers available from the Cafe/Bar.  Pool guests who love to gamble will enjoy beautiful Bikini Blackjack dealers at three poolside tables from 1 p.m. until close every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests can also challenge each other to a game of volleyball, bags or beer pong.  Located on the eighth floor of the Stratosphere, the Level 8 Pool is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bighorn/Longhorn Casinos: “Cash is King” drawings. On Mondays and Thursdays drawings will be held for: $300 at 7:00 PM, $200 at 8:00 PM. $200 at 9:00 PM and $300 at 10:00 PM. On Saturdays the drawings are: $750 at 7:00 and 10 PM and $500 at 8:00 and 9:00 PM. Draw until winners. Guaranteed prizes. 4 drawings/4 winners each night.

Cannery: Wild Weekdays Kiosk Swipe & Win – Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (6pm – 10pm). Earn 10 base points and receive one Free Swipe. Limited to the first 1,000 swipes per day.  Win a minimum $10 in (Cash or Free Play) up to $1,000 per day.  There is a limit of one swipe per player per day.  Customers keep their points.

Wynn/Encore: Locals ONLY promotion now underway: Win a lifetime comp for two to The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas. Play slots at both Wynn and Encore to earn entries into the drawing for your chance to win. Win this prize for you and a guest to eat at The Buffet once a day for the rest of your life. Drawing for five winners will take place in the Encore Theater rotunda on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. This promotion is for Las Vegas locals ONLY.

Four Queens: Summer promotion through August 1, with $75,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.  The promotion dubbed, “Shake, Rattle & Roll Summer Giveaway,” offers players the chance to earn points that may be redeemed for prizes and drawing tickets.  Prizes are rewarded based on the points earned as follows:
Slots and Video Poker:
400 total points earned = 1st level collectable tin with a prize.
1,000 total points earned = 2nd level collectable tin with a prize.
1,500 total points earned = One drawing ticket into the $10,000 cash drawing to be held on August 1.
Each additional 200 points earned = One additional drawing ticket. Table game players are also eligible to participate.  See complete rules and details posted at the club booth.         

Las Vegas Hilton: Visit Fortuna, the coffee & wine shop located in the main lobby, and sample the flavors of a selection of four boutique wines to please your palate FREE daily from 4 to 9 pm. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Monte Carlo: Lance Burton’s run at the Monte Carlo will come to an end on Sept. 4 so the Monte Carlo is offering tickets to his “Master Magician” show at 2-for-1 prices for the month of May with a valid Nevada I.D. The pre-summer prices offer a good opportunity for people of all ages to catch his show in The Lance Burton Theater. For reservations call (702) 730-7160.

Fitzgeralds: The Great Escape Give-Away-A-Day is underway through September 5. Players and hotel guests have a chance to win a vacation package daily at 10 pm and may choose from Mexico, the Caribbean, or Las Vegas for your destination. Guests can earn drawing tickets by playing slots and table games as well as a variety of other means. Visit Club Fitz for complete rules. New members enrolling in Club Fitz receive one free drawing entry plus a free souvenir shamrock keychain after earning your first 25 points.  

Rampart Casino: Email Campaign: New email addresses received by customers will receive a $10 Free Slot Play offer. Offer will be sent to their email address and brought to the Players Club for redemption. It will be loaded to their account the following Tuesday..

How To Win on Slots Video – American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, has created a 10-minute video in which he explains how slots work and how to win on them. He also answers nine common questions that slots players have, such as: Do casinos put the “loosest” slots near the entrances?; If I play a machine and it’s been losing for awhile, does that mean it’s due to hit soon?; After I play a machine and leave I see that the next person who sits down wins the jackpot, would I have the won that jack pot if I had stayed at that machine? and more. Click this link to see the Slot machine video , or go to –

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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