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August Video Podcast All About Card Counting with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin. American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews gambling author and blackjack expert Henry Tamburin to  answer some of the most common questions that players have about card counting in blackjack, Topics covered are: what is card counting?; how does it work?; is it legal?; how does a casino know if you are card counting?; how to learn card counting; and much more. To watch the podcast, go to:

Las Vegas Hilton: Earn 50 theoretical points on slots or table games on Mondays in August and receive a FREE “Swag” gift. Players are limited to one gift per person per earning day. See the player’s club for official rules. Also through August: 10x points are being offered on Tuesdays on most slot machines (5x on select video poker machines.) See the player’s club for official rules.

Jerry’s Nugget: Player Perk Days every Monday and Wednesday in August. All players with a Jerry’s Nugget MoreClub card will receive:
—5x Points on slots, reels, video keno and select video poker games.
—$5 Match Play towards keno or sports betting.
—$20 of Table Game Chips for a cash buy-in of $10.
—$20 Meal Reward to Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint or Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop when earning 299 base points – players keep their points.

South Point: Hot August Nights $900,000 “Cash is King.” Earn drawing tickets through slot play. Drawings will take place every day in August in the Grandview Lounge at approximately 9:20 pm. 1st place is $10,000 and 2nd-10th place each get $1,000. Winners need not be present and have 24 hours to claim their prize. Grand prize doubled to $20,000 if the winner is present at the drawing.

Orleans: FREE Gifts on Sundays in August 11am to 7pm as follows:
8/7  – Ceramic Ice Cream Bowl & Spoon Set
8/14  – Sanders Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping
8/21 – Glass Chip & Dip Set
8/28 – Glass 3 Section Snack Bowl
Earn 300 points and receive a FREE gift.  Swipe your B Connected card at any kiosk to print voucher and present at B Connected Club to receive FREE gift.

American Casino Guide August Contest – Win dinner for two at the Lucky Club in N. Las Vegas, plus two tickets to the X-Burlesque show at the Flamingo – We have five certificates for a FREE dinner for two at the Lucky Club Casino which is a locals casino in North Las Vegas that offers great value to its guests Additionally, each winner will receive two tickets to the X-Burlesque show at the Flamingo. For more details on the the show that CNBC called “the hottest show on the Strip” go to To win one of our five prize packages all you have to do is write a casino review during August 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 see a list of all U.S. casinos in each state, go to 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 September in the discussion forum. Good luck!

Arizona Charlie’s (Both locations): ace|PLAY award/DAYS
o   Insert your ace|PLAY card and play any machine on Monday, August 1 from 3:01am through Friday, August 5 at 2:59 am.
o   For every 5,000 base slot points earned guest receives $25 in Free Slot Play and guest keeps their points.
NO CAP on how many base points may be earned and redeemed for Free Slot Play. Redeem points through August 8. See ace|PLAY Center for complete details.

Hard Rock: The House is Rockin’ FREE Weekly Blackjack Tournaments. Every Tuesday and Saturday through October 8 at noon and 5pm. Winner-Take-All $500 – choice of cash or chips. Winners of each weekly tournament will automatically be entered into the Championship Tournament held October 15.
o   1st Place – $10,000
o   2nd Place – $6,000
o   3rd Place – $4,000
See the Rockstar Players Club for details.

El Cortez: Serving FREE Marie Callendar’s strawberry pies on Saturday, August 6. Club Cortez members can enjoy FREE Marie Callendar’s strawberry pies while they play slots and table games. The complimentary pies will be served from noon to 6 p.m.

Cosmopolitan: Round the World Giveaway through September 3. Weekly and Grand Prize Drawings. Play your favorites slots and earn Identity Points to win your Passport to Discovery. Players receive one entry into Weekly Drawing for every 250 Identity Points during each weekly earning period and one entry into Grand Prize Drawing for every 250 Identity Points earned now through September 3, 5:59 pm. Weekly Drawings take place at Book & Stage every Saturday at 6 pm. Weekly winners receive a $5,000 Prestige Travel gift certificate. Grand Prize Drawing takes place Saturday, September 3, at 6 pm. Grand Prize winner receives $40,000 Prestige Travel gift certificate. Winners must be present to win. Visit the Identity Membership Desk to participate.

Ongoing August 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 12/31/11. 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 12/31/11. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Silverton: Bringing new restaurant specials to guests at Sundance Grill. Satisfy your appetite with the late night specials. This American home cooking style restaurant is now serving late night specials available from midnight to 5 am.  Guests can enjoy biscuits and gravy for 99 cents, all-you-can-eat pancakes for only $4.99 and the Wild Card Special, which includes two farm fresh eggs, two bacon or sausage, hash browns, toast and jelly for $3.99. Sundance Grill is also offering a buy one get one FREE of equal or lesser value special during the month of July for any guest with a Silverton Rewards card who mentions the promotion to the restaurant cashier.

Cosmopolitan: Daily Slot Tournaments through August 21.  Receive one tournament entry once daily by earning 100 Identity Club points between midnight and 8 pm. Players can win up to $50 each round and the top daily scorer earns an entry into the $1M Slot Tournament in October.

Cosmopolitan: Through September 30, Lose $100 in a Day & It’s On Us – Play your favorites slots in their casino, and if you lose $100 in a day, they will reimburse you with $100 in Identity Play. Just bring your card to the Identity Membership Desk after your loss to receive your $100 in Identity Play. Players can receive $100 reimbursement one time only and the slot loss must be greater than or equal to $100 on that calendar date. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Visit the Identity Membership Desk for more info.

New York-New York Hotel and Casino: Now offers a daily happy hour at Coyote Ugly with specials on cocktails, beer and shots. From 6 pm to 9 pm customers can get two-for-one cocktails, $4 draft beers and $5 shots of Patron.

Wynn Las Vegas: The Race and Sports Book at is now accepting wagers on the WSOP $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Poker Main Event Championship to be held November 5 – 7 at the Rio in Las Vegas. Wagers can be placed on each of the final nine players to win the event or on the top two finishers (Quinella).

Tuscany Casino: Offering new members signing up for the slot club a randomly selected amount of free play, from $5 up to $500, plus a good little Fun Book with some nice coupons in it including matchplays, food discounts, FREE gifts and comp deals. (Ongoing until further notice.)

Riviera: The Riviera’s new Bingo Room, the only bingo room on the Strip, opens August 12. There will be six daily sessions. Giving away FREE logo t-shirts with any bingo buy-in, while supplies last. The state-of-the-art bingo room will feature hand-held and fixed-base units. There is easy access off Paradise Road and is just steps away from the parking garage.

Silver Nugget: Through August: Fun & Fantastic Fridays – 4x points, Four 7’s pays a 100 credit bonus, Triple Your Fun Cash Drawings, $3.99 Prime Rib, and 150% Payback Bingo Sessions at 1 pm, 7 pm, & 9 pm. Food and beverage specials served all day.

Flamingo: George Wallace, headliner in the “I Be Thinkin’” show at the Flamingo welcomes college students up to the age of 23 with FREE show tickets through the summer. Students must show proof of valid college I.D.  Additional tickets are available by visiting the Flamingo Box Office, by calling (702) 733-3333 or online at  

Jerry’s Nugget: Race bettors at Jerry’s Nugget Casino are eligible for an added bonus with this year’s Weekly Del Mar Handicapping Contest. The contest awards winners up to $500 cash and a chance at the grand prize: a round trip for two to Del Mar’s closing day with airfare and accommodations included. Contestants can participate in the Jerry’s Nugget Del Mar Handicapping Contest for only $10 every week; and can enter up to three times for only $20 per week with the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Coupon available at the Race Counter. Every week is a new contest and a fresh new start to win the prize money. 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 $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 if they are MoreClub members.  In addition to the cash prizes and dining certificates, contestants and winners will be awarded drawing tickets to a getaway at Del Mar, valued at $1,000. Included in the package: round trip airfare for two to San Diego, admission and two reserved track seats to the closing day race events at Del Mar held Wednesday, September 7, ground transportation from San Diego Airport to Del Mar Hilton, one-night hotel accommodations at the Del Mar Hilton, plus $200 cash. One drawing ticket will be given to contestants who have entered all seven weeks. Additional drawing tickets will be awarded for anyone finishing in first or second place in any of the contests. The winner of the Del Mar trip will be drawn and announced at 6pm on September 3 at the Jerry’s Nugget Race Book. Winner must be present to win. The contest will continue every Saturday through September 3. 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. Complete listings of the rules are available at the Jerry’s Nugget Race and Sports Book.

Las Vegas Hilton: Earn 50 theoretical points on slots or table games on Mondays in August and receive a FREE “Swag” gift. Only one gift per person per earning day. See the player’s club for official rules.

Tropicana: “Taste of the Trop” promotion: Patrons who book a room, buy a show ticket, or sign up for players club can purchase a Taste of the Trop gift card, redeemable at any dining venue; pay $20 for $25 value.  Must be purchased at time of original transaction. (Ongoing promo until further notice.)

Wynn Las Vegas: Lakeside, the popular restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas, award-winning chef David Walzog is offering Oyster Happy Hour. Oyster Happy Hour at Lakeside takes place every day between 5:30 and 7 pm, when guests can head to Lakeside’s bar and lounge area to taste different varieties of the bi-valves for $1.50 each. An expansive selection of wine, beer, sangria and oyster shooters will be poured to accompany the East and West coast oysters and Walzog’s interpretations of classic oyster dishes, such as baked oysters Rockefeller and po’ boy sliders.

Riviera: New players club sign-ups will receive a FREE buffet – just sign up at Club Riviera. Also: Play in the Riviera’s Super Slot Showdown – daily free slot tournaments open to new Club Riviera sign-ups. With 3 sessions at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and the finals at 6pm each day, over $1,000 in free slot play will be awarded daily to the top five winners, with $500 in free play for first place.

Sam’s Town: B Connected members can earn entries to win up to $50,000 in the “CARazy CASH” promotion. Drawings held each Friday and Saturday, with a grand prize drawing for a new car on August 31.

Hard Rock: New happy hour at the Hard Rock Beach Club. Partygoers can satisfy their appetites with specially-priced alcoholic beverages and delectable cuisine.  Drink specials include: buckets and pitchers of beer ($25), sport cups filled with guests’ favorite well drinks and Budweiser products ($14), sake specialty drinks ($5) and half bottles of sake ($50).  Happy hour fare includes: grilled pita and hummus dip ($6), Red and Rock sushi combo, consisting of a California roll and spicy tuna roll ($14) and the Beach Club salad, featuring smoked bacon, toasted pecans, grilled chicken, dijon vinaigrette and a drizzle of honey-mesquite barbeque sauce ($8). Happy hour is available from 6 to 8 p.m.  Monday through Friday at the West Pool Bar and the Palapa and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the RELAX Pool Bar. 

Venetian: Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular will continue to celebrate its fifth anniversary throughout the duration of the summer with a special offer for its fans. For a limited time, guests can enjoy a 2 for $99 ticket offer. This offer can be redeemed by using the code 99PAIR when ordering tickets. The offer is valid through September 4, 2011 and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Phantom performs at The Venetian Resort – Hotel – Casino on Monday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm (dark on Sunday). Tickets are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or online at For groups of 10 or more, please call (702) 785-5394. For more information please visit

Ellis Island: Quadruple The Heat drawings all summer. Drawings held every Monday through August 29. Four cash drawings of the high temperature of the day! Drawings held at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm. Earn unlimited drawing tickets for every 300 base points earned same day.  Must be present to win.  Dollar amount determined by the high temperature of the day as posted at 6pm on for 89109 zip code. Additional details at Promo Booth.

Las Vegas Hilton:  Every Tuesday through August 30, play on select slot machines with your Las Vegas Hilton Player’s Card and you will receive 10X the points and 5X on select video poker machines.  Visit the Player’s Club for more information. Only available on select machines. You must have your player’s card inserted and accepted in the machine during play to earn point multiplier.

Mandalay Bay: The Lion King Las Vegas will perform its final show on December 30, 2011.

Hard Rock: New sign-ups for Rockstar Players Club – Receive a bottle of wine when you earn 250 points on Rockstar Players Club card (Ongoing until further notice.)

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