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Westin Casuarina: SkeeBall “Free Play” Challenge. Every day in August, slot players earning 200 points and table game players who: are dealt a Suited Blackjack in Spades, hit a straight-up 0 or 00 on Roulette, or roll Boxcars (12) at Craps, can take the challenge. Players must be members of the Casuarina Club and can play Skeeball up to 3 times a day. One win per player per day; top score competes. Daily Free Slot Play or Table Game Match Play Prizes for top five scores: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $80, 3rd Place: $60, 4th Place: $40, 5th Place: $20.

Rampart Casino: $75,000 Beach Ball Blast Punch Board – Fridays and Saturdays in August. The Rampart Casino offers the weekly $75,000 Beach Ball Punch Board drawings throughout August every Friday and Saturday with drawings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.  Three winners will be drawn at each hour to win up to $5,000 cash. Players can start earning entries on Saturday, July 27 and will earn double entries Mondays through Thursdays.  One hundred points of slot play or one hour of $10 table play will earn players one entry in the weekly drawings.

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Orleans: $5 Albertsons Gift Card-Thursday August 1st. Earn 300 points and swipe your B connected Card at any kiosk to receive voucher. Present voucher at the B Connected Club to receive the gift card.

Station Casinos: Players can win up to $7,500 every Friday and Saturday in August with the $1 Million High/Low Game Show. The unique giveaway offers players two chances to win each night. At 8:15 guests play in an exciting game show format where they can “press their luck” for up to $7,500. Later, at the promotion’s “$180,000 Second Chance Drawings” at 10:15, players can win up to $200 in additional cash. Beginning July 29, Boarding Pass members will have the opportunity to swipe their Boarding Pass card for 10 entries every day, leading up to two drawings each on Friday and Saturday nights. Ten guests per property will be awarded cash at both the 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. drawings. Guests may participate at the following nine properties: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. Winners at the 8:15 p.m. drawing have 24 hours to claim their guaranteed $250 cash prize, and those present to win during the drawing will have the chance to press their luck for up to $7,500 in total winnings. Guests that claim their cash prize within three minutes then have the opportunity to play the “High/Low Game Show” giveaway where eight playing cards are laid out, the first card in the series is flipped and from there contestants guess the next cards in the series as higher or lower from the previous card. If guessed correctly, winners can move on to the next cash level if they so choose. Each correct high/low card guess after the initial first card valued at $250 awards more money to the winner: second card $500; third $750; fourth $1,000; fifth $2,000; sixth $3,000; seventh $5,000; and eighth card earns the winner $7,500.  A “second chance” drawing will occur every Friday and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. that also guarantees winners $100 each when they claim their prize within 24 hours. Those present and claim their prize within three minutes instantly double their win, receiving $200. Full contest details are available at or at any Rewards Center.

Luxor: Tacos & Tequila: The restaurant has introduced a new late-night menu to continue throughout the summer including:
$6 food items such as guacamole, queso fundido dip, flautas, nachos, cheese or chicken quesadillas, habañero chicken wings and a three-taco combo including shredded beef, shredded chicken and carnitas. The Jabbarita, named and created in honor of the new Jabbawockeez show, priced at $8. $5 domestic beers including Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite
$6 imported beers including Corona, Bohemia, Pacifico and Dos Equis Lager
Jerry’s Nugget: Jerry’s Nugget kicked off the 2013 Del Mar Handicapping Contest and, once again, guarantees $1,000 for the weekly prize payout. Running every Saturday through August 31, Jerry’s Nugget guarantees the prize money to be awarded to the top two contestants while still maintaining the $10 entry fee. As an added bonus, any winning contestant who is a Jerry’s Nugget MoreClub member will also receive a $30 Jerry’s Nugget Gift Card! As another enticing bonus, Jerry’s will once again offer every contestant a “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” coupon. That means anyone who participates in the Jerry’s Nugget Del Mar Handicapping Contest can enter up to three times for only $20 per week. Coupons will be available at the Race Counter every Saturday. Every week is a new contest and a fresh new start to win the $1,000 prize money. Playing is simple: Choose any five selections from the first eight races on the Saturday Del Mar Card and accumulate points for Win, Place and Show. The highest point earner will receive $800 cash and the second place highest point earner will receive $200 cash. Del Mar Contest winners receive an additional $30 Jerry’s Nugget Gift Card just for being a MoreClub member at Jerry’s own player’s club. Jerry’s Nugget Gift Cards are good at all restaurants at Jerry’s Nugget, the Main Bar and the Gift Shop.  Remaining contest days for the Del Mar Handicapping Contest are August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Betting windows open at 7 a.m. Guests arriving early on race day will be served complimentary donuts and coffee. Track sandwiches, which consist of turkey or beef brisket served on homemade rolls, will be available at the Race and Sports Book for $2 each. Drink specials include Bud products for $1 each. Complete listings of the rules are available at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book.

El Cortez: Throughout August, 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 their choice of a free gift card from El Cortez, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Shell, Chevron, Smith’s or All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 50” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Ellis Island: National Root Beer Float Day, Tuesday, August 6. Homemade Root Beer Float only $2. FREE EI Root Beer Float with the purchase of an entrée in the restaurant.  Root Beer Float Drinking/Eating contest! Sign up in person August 1st at the promotions booth.1st Place winner $100 cash, 2nd Place Winner $50 Free Play, and 3rd Place winner $25 in food & drink. See Promo Booth for details.

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LVH: “Raid the Vault” promotion offers players a chance to win $10 million by playing IGT’s Megabucks machines as well as winning a wealth of other prizes on the “Legendary Vault” including additional chances to play Megabucks, room and suite stays, show tickets, mystery gifts and much more.  The “Legendary Vault” is a huge electronic machine on the casino floor where players swipe their Player’s Club card and then get to choose a series of eight numbers to open the “vault.”  After they’ve chosen their numbers, they will see on the screen what prize they have won when the “vault” opens.  Everyone who swipes at the “vault” wins a prize. There are several ways to be able to “raid the vault.”  Anyone who books a room stay at the LVH from July 22 through September 30 automatically receives a voucher for one free play on Megabucks at check-in.  In addition, anyone who is a member of the LVH Player’s Club gets one chance daily to “raid the vault” by swiping their card and can obtain additional chances with each 50 points earned on their card. The $10 Million Raid the Vault & Legendary Loot Spectacular also has an online component whereby visitors to can win prizes daily including the chance to win a “Party Like a Rock Star Package.”  This exciting package rewards the winner with a stay in an LVH suite plus a meet & greet party (where they can invite ten of their friends) with celebrities in one of the LVH’s amazing Sky Villas.  A total of 12 such packages will be given away during the course of the promotion. Complete rules for the $10 Million Raid the Vault & Legendary Loot Spectacular can be found starting July 22 at  Participants must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

Aliante Casino: Birthday promotion: Swipe your player’s card within approximately 10 days of your birthday (before or after) at any kiosk and receive 10,000 FREE slot points. ($10 value.) Points are usually added immediately, but can take up to 24 hours.

olden Nugget: $300,000 Great American Cash & Car Giveaway through September 21, 2013. Win a new Chevy Corvette, Silverado or Equinox. Over 1,200 cash winners and 3 guaranteed car winners. Earn tickets by playing your favorite slots, table games, keno, poker or wager in the R&S Book and with every hotel stay. Visit the 24Karat Club for more information. Need not be present to win. Weekly Drawings every Wednesday & Saturday at 8 pm. 50 winners – $100 cash.  Each winner selected will qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing to be held on Saturday, September 21.  Three players will win a brand new Corvette, Silverado or Equinox.  Need not be present to win. If present, winners will select prize in order drawn.

Silverton Casino Hotel: Annual One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event, Saturday, Aug. 17 to benefit five local animal rescues. Have a fantastic night out (6-9 p.m.) for a good cause at the Annual One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit five animal rescues offering rehabilitation, adoption services and more in Southern Nevada. Party-goers will enjoy complimentary appetizers, entertainment and a wide selection of international wines, featuring luscious varietals and many opportunities to sample new flavors from Southern Wine & Spirits. A silent auction offering unique packages to support all the organizations will be available. Enjoy the bold flavors while supporting a great cause inside Veil Pavilion. Admission Cost: $35 in advance and $45 day of.

Arizona Charlie’s (Both): Lazy Days of Summer Penny Payout takes place August 1-11, 2013 – Receive $5 in free slot play for every 1,000 base slot points you earn playing designated penny slot machines.  No cap on how much free slot play you can earn. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points.  Swipe at any ace | PLAY kiosk after 12:01am on Thursday, August 1 to participate in this promotion.  Points will not accumulate towards this promotion until kiosk swipe is complete. Once promotion is activated, you don’t need to swipe again, $5 free slot play will automatically download to your account each time you earn 1,000 base slot points from August 1-11, 2013 between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Base points only, point multipliers are excluded. Points are not combined and they must be redeemed at the location where they were earned: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information.

Caesars Entertainment: New Total Rewards benefit: Fuel Rewards. View the details here: Ongoing until further notice.

Suncoast: Double Down Blackjack Tournaments every Wednesday. $25 entry fee. 1st round starts at 11:00 am. 2nd round starts at noon. $1,000 minimum in prize payouts. See table games area for complete details. (Ongoing promotion until further notice.)

Fiesta Henderson & Rancho: $10,000 Video Poker Tuesday Tournaments in July, with a total of $2,000 in prizes each Tuesday. Boarding Pass members receive one FREE entry each Tuesday in July. Two additional entries may be earned each Tuesday by playing video poker, video reel, video keno and/or slot machines on Tuesday and earning 200 points between 12: 01 a.m. to 7 p.m. The tournament itself is held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Top 20 scores will be awarded as follows:
1st – $1,000
2nd – $200
3rd – $175
4th – $150
5th – $100
6th-20th – $25 each
Additional details available at the Rewards Center. Valid at Fiesta Henderson only, must be 21 and older and a Boarding Pass member.

Silverton: To celebrate Silverton Casino Hotel’s 16th birthday, the casino has a Win Pull Tab promotion for July.  Reward Club members earning 500 points throughout the day can collect a Pull Tab to win up to $1,000 cash, free slot play, dining credits or even a 2014 Ford Mustang! Points must be earned on each day and will not roll over to the following day. Sunday and Friday are ½ Point Earning Days, and players will receive a Pull Tab for earning 250 points.  One tab per person per day.

Wildfire Rancho: Boarding Pass members can earn 750 base points daily and choose a FREE meal: free breakfast, burger and fries, or 8-piece chicken wings.  Points must be redeemed within 24 hours of earning.

Emerald Island Casino (Henderson): Earn 700 base points between 2 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesdays in July and receive $10 cash back up to a maximum of $20 cash back for 1400 points.

Bighorn and Longhorn Casinos: Featuring “Hot Seats” during July.  From 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, if the section of the casino you are sitting in is selected (randomly every hour) you will get to spin the wheel to win up to $100 in free slot play. Every spin is a winner.  Bigshot Club members also earn 2x points 24/7 every day in July.

Gold Coast: Earn 300 same day points to receive a FREE gift on Wednesday, July 31 – Covered Storage Bowl. Gift giveaway hours are 2-9 pm.

July Video Podcast  All About Ultimate Texas Hold’em with Gambling Expert Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviewed gambling expert, Michael “Wizard of Odds” Shackleford, for details on Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Topics covered include: how the game is played, the various bets you can make, the casino advantage on those bets, and the best strategy for playing the game on a pre-flop basis, as well as advice for making the later bets. To watch the podcast, go to On that page you can also access more than 80 other audio and video podcasts with various gambling experts and personalities.

M Resort: Comp Buffet Promotion: Must earn points the same day the comp buffet is used – prior to 8 pm to qualify. Offer does not include a line pass. Limit one meal per iMagine Rewards member. Offer not valid during holiday periods. Ongoing promotion until further notice. Management reserves all rights to alter or cancel any promotion at any time.
Lunch (Monday – Friday): 300 points on Reel Slots, 850 points on Video Poker
Dinner (Monday – Thursday): 450 points on Reel Slots, 1,300 points on Video Poker
Seafood Dinner Buffet (Friday – Sunday): 700 points on Reel Slots, 2,000 points on Video Poker

Club Fortune: July: “Keep Your Points and Get the Prize.” Earn 30,000 base points and receive a $300 Visa gift card; earn 15,000 base points and receive a $100 Visa gift card; earn 5,000 base points and receive a $25 Visa gift card.  Points earned in the poker room are not eligible for the promotion.

Gold Coast: Gift Day: Earn 300 points between 3 am-8 pm and receive a gift between 2-9 pm on July 31 get a covered storage bowl. Limit 1 gift per account while supplies last.  Substitute gift may be offered in place of listed item.

Plaza Hotel & Casino and the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino:  Launched their new Players Club program, Royal Rewards. The new club is being described as “different from any other downtown casino loyalty program. Royal Rewards will offer new members instant tier matching from any other Las Vegas Players Club and reward all players with the industry’s fastest tier advancement and more free slot play than ever before.” Every new member receives a FREE entry into the Royal Reels $1,000 Daily Slot Tournament, now boasting Downtown’s largest daily tournament prize pool with 10 winners daily. Additional entries can be earned for just 100 points each. New members can enroll, risk-free with a $100 first-day slot loss reimbursement. Royal Rewards is offering downtown’s only loss reimbursement program by paying back up to $100 on first day losses. Visit the Royal Rewards Players Club for complete details.

Lucky Club, Silver Nugget & Opera House: Senior Rewards runs through Thursday September 26, 2013.
•Tuesdays receive 5X points on reel & video reel machines from 9 am -3 pm.
•Wednesdays redeem for merchandise for earning 500 slot and table points.
•Wednesdays FREE $500 Bingo Session at 11 am.
•Thursdays receive “All You Can Eat Spaghetti” for earning 250 slot and table points.
•Must be over 50 years of age to qualify.
•Please see a friendly ambassador for complete details.

Riviera: The property is hosting FREE weekly slot tournaments on Wednesdays where participants will compete for $3,000 in cash and free slot play. Additionally, the casino is now offering 2x points on Tuesdays and Thursdays during July. The free weekly slot tournament will take place on Wednesdays, July 24 and 31 with a first place winner taking home $1,000 in cash. Play anytime from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. for a chance to win the grand prize. Earn 2,500 points and play a second time.

Westin: Slot players can pick up daily drawing entries for every 100 points earned 24/7. Table game players earn entries for Diamond-suited blackjacks, 777 Blackjack hands, Craps rolls of 2 and 12, Straight-up roulette wins on 0 and 00. One winner drawn every day at 8 pm and can choose from a selection of four electronics prizes: Beats Solo HD Headphones, Xbox 360, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones or an iPad Mini. Don’t have to be present to win, but winner who is present gets a $50 cash bonus.

Planet Hollywood: Pleasure Pool at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has a summer-long bikini contest, offering contestants a chance to win more than $5,000 in cash prizes. The sizzling competition is held every Saturday at 3 p.m. Each Saturday through August 24, Pleasure Pool will give away $500 to the first-place winner, a $200 complimentary bar tab to the second-place winner and a $100 complimentary bar tab to the third-place winner of the bikini contests. The contest will culminate on Labor Day weekend when each week’s winners will be invited back to compete in the finale for a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash. All guests and bikini contest participants must be 21 years or older. Entry into the contest is FREE. The Pleasure Pool is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cover charges may apply.

Sam’s Town: Promo for blackjack players. Receive a $5 Albertsons gift card with every suited blackjack, daily from 5 pm – 10 pm. Earn a maximum of 5 Albertsons cards each day.

Silverton Casino Hotel: Offering guests a special rate on hotel rooms during the summer months. For only $37 Sunday through Thursday and $57 on Friday and Saturday, guests can receive this special deal by providing the promo code SIZSU13 when booking a room toll free at 800-722-4608 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 through August 29, 2013. Reservations must be made in advance to receive this offer. Limit three rooms per booking. Resort fees not included.

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