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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

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Venetian/Palazzo: Player’s Choice 21 is the newest card game that combines poker and blackjack, and The Venetian and The Palazzo are the first in Nevada to exclusively offer this new exciting game. Read more:

Station & Fiesta Casinos: “$2 Million Swipe + Win” serving up to $2 million in cash and prizes this July. The promotion includes two ways to win; it’s Swipe and Win giveaway of cash and prizes and $400,000 in cash drawings every Friday and Saturday night in July.  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. Entries may be earned daily by playing slots, video poker, keno, bingo and table games as well as with select race and sports wagers. Entries earned during the week will be applied to drawings on Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Entries earned at one property do not carry over to the other properties; however guests are welcome to earn entries and become eligible at multiple properties. Every Friday and Saturday, guests may swipe their Boarding Pass card at any Boarding Pass kiosk to win $10,000, free meals, rooms, slot play and more. In addition, $400,000 will be awarded through drawings each Friday and Saturday with 10 guests per property winning up to $500 each. While guests have up to 24 hours to claim prizes, any winner that is present and claims their prize within three minutes of the drawing will be awarded a “Be There Bonus” that doubles the prize. Full contest details are available at any Rewards Center.

Suncoast: $20,000 Manic Monday Slot Tournaments. Monday, July 8, 15 & 22. Win up to $2,500. Tournament Open • 10am-7pm
Earn 1 entry for 500 base points earned on slot or video poker play.
Earn a 2nd entry for an additional 250 base points.
Earn a 3rd entry for an additional 150 base points.
Emerald & Sapphire – Receive 1 FREE entry each tournament day.
All points must be earned between 3:01am-6:30pm on same day of tournament. Tournament will be played on machines located adjacent to the High Limit Room. Last playtime session will be 6:45pm. Maximum 3 earned entries per person. Pick up entry tickets at the kiosks and present ticket to the tournament area. Seating is based on machine availability.  See complete rules at the club booth.

Hooters Hotel Casino: Free Play Frenzy every Friday and Saturday in July from 5 pm to 10 pm. Win $100 in Free Play every 20 minutes. Play your favorite slot machine with your Rewards Club card for your chance to win. Visit the promotions booth for details.

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: July Gift Days: Earn 300 points between 3 am-8 pm and receive a gift between 2-9 pm. July 10: 5-piece pitcher set; July 17: Sharp alarm clock; July 24: 5-piece drink pack; July 31: covered storage bowl.  Limit 1 gift per account per date while supplies last.  Substitute gift may be offered in place of listed item.

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 12/31/13. 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 12/31/13. Just click on the blue”National Car Rental Discount Coupons” link for details.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: Star Spangled Giveaway – July 1-7. Receive a patriotic Stars & Stripes serving set when you earn 777 base slot points during the 7-day promotional period. Limit two per person, while supplies last. Merchandise may be redeemed through Tuesday, July 9. This is a Points Free Premium which means you keep your points. Swipe at any kiosk before 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 7 and receive a voucher to be redeemed at the ace | PLAY Center. Base points only, point multipliers are excluded. Visit the ace | PLAY Center for more information. 

Venetian/Palazzo: Summer Grazie Gifts Extravaganza, June 29-July 7.  Summer Grazie Gifts Points started accumulating April 1, 2013. Earn 2x Summer Grazie Gifts Points and Winter Grazie Gifts Points during the event. Take your pick of premier brands including Swarovski, Sony, Coach, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors. Plus gift cards from participating stores at The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at The Palazzo and Best Buy. The event is being held in the Delfino Ballroom.

Silver Sevens (formerly Terrible’s): Celebrating their new name and renovations, enjoy FREE cake and champagne in the Corona Cantina from 3-7 pm, July 1-3 and FREE Coffee and Pastries from 8 am – 11 am in the Corona Cantina, July 5-7.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur: Hot Seat Table Games Promotion – July 9-20. Four winners are guaranteed to win cash during the 6:15 pm and 8:15 pm Hot Seat on each day of the promotion, plus a Hot Seat Bonus at 10:15 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. One winner from table games and three winners from slots will be selected during each Hot Seat hour. Visit the club booth for details.

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.

Gold Coast: Comedy hotspot Big Al’s Comedy Club – named “Best Bargain Show in Las Vegas” by the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal – has moved from The Orleans to a larger venue at the Gold Coast.  Performances at the new venue will be Wednesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. The lineup for July includes:
– July 10-13 – Mike Marino with Murray Valeriano
– July 17-20 – Rob Sherwood with Jen Murphy
– July 24-27 – Paul Ogata with Yoursie Thomas
(NOTE: Orleans coupons in the 2013 American Casino Guide Book will be accepted at the Gold Coast for the show!)

Westin Casuarina Casino: In honor of Independence Day, players who earn 350 base points on one day, July 1-7, can take home a beautiful Red, White and Blue Jeweled Heart trinket box. One per player.

Orleans: Inventory Blowout. Earn 50 points and get a FREE gift July 6 and 7 from 11 am-7 pm upstairs in Dauphine Room (2nd Floor Conference Center.) After earning your points swipe at kiosk to get your voucher.

Plaza: Summer Pool Parties. Located on the 7th floor from the North tower and the 5th floor from the South tower, the Plaza’s rooftop pool will be hosting “Soak 75” pool parties all summer long. It’s FREE to enter and on Saturdays from 2 to 7 pm and there is a DJ and drink specials. On Friday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m., Cameron Bruce will be performing pool side.

Golden Nugget: $300,000 Great American Cash & Car Giveaway, July 1 – September 21, 2013. Win a new Chevy Corvette, Silverado or Equinox. Over 1,200 cash winners and three 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.  3 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.

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 June and July. The free weekly slot tournament will take place on Wednesdays, June 19 and 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 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.

Riviera: This summer poker players can get FREE rooms! From May 29 through July 14, play 6 hours of live poker per room, to qualify for a $0 poker rate Sunday through Thursday. The reduced Friday and Saturday rate would be only $45 per night. Play can be split between two room occupants and hours can be banked. Rooms are limited under this promotion and there are some blackout dates. Stop by the Riviera Poker Room or e-mail for more details.

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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Win Free Casino Prizes: The American Casino Guide web site has a weekly contest to give away FREE casino prizes. There are different prizes each week and 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 the Palms casino in Las Vegas. 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 American Casino Guide App for iPhone and iPad – Recently released! This FREE app offers some of the following benefits:
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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.

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.

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